After months of anticipation, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in October that New York City’s popular outdoor dining program would be made permanent. It sounded like a dream, and then it got cold.
Thankfully, more and more restaurants are heating their outdoor seating areas using a combination of standing and overhead heaters. Some, like Moonrise Izakaya on the Upper West Side, sell branded sweatshirts, while others, including Olmsted in Prospect Heights, have blankets available upon request. Now that city officials have permitted the use of propane and gas-fueled heaters, the list of restaurants offering heated outdoor seating will only continue to grow.
Reduced-capacity indoor dining has also returned to the city in time for winter, but outdoor dining remains an attractive alternative for those still wary of eating inside. Below, find our list of restaurants offering heated outdoor seating right now. If there’s a restaurant that we missed in your neighborhood, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2015.Read More