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41 NYC Restaurants With Heated Outdoor Dining Areas

Eater’s guide to staying warm while eating outdoors this fall

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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 tips@eater.com.

For more New York dining recommendations, check out the new hotspots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Hamptons and our guides to brunch, food halls and Michelin-starred restaurants right now.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2015.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chaiwali

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274 Lenox Ave at, W 124th St
New York, NY 10027
(646) 688-5414
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Longtime Harlem Indian restaurant Chaiwali, which reopened late last year after an extensive renovation, is now offering heating in its lush backyard.

2. Archer & Goat

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187 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(917) 261-6602
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Harlem brunch favorite Archer & Goat has heated outdoor seating in its backyard, front patio, and along the sidewalk. The restaurant owners are also working to get electric heaters for their roadside seating.

A plate stuffed with various different foods including orange pieces of fried chicken, red sliced strawberries, and white puffy biscuits Tanay Warerkar/Eater

3. Moonrise Izakaya

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774 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
(646) 541-2506
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Upper West Side Japanese restaurant Moonrise Izakaya has 74 socially distanced seats outside, which increases to 86 on the weekend with the streets being closed for outdoor dining. In addition to heaters for its outdoor setup, the restaurant also provides customers with blankets and is selling sweatshirts for less than $20.

4. Kissaki

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286 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 577-1151
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Restaurateur Garry Kanfer has installed heat lamps above the partially covered, roadside seating available at sushi destination Kissaki’s Upper West Side and Bowery locations.

A look at outdoor roadside seating with heat lamps hanging from the covering
Kissaki on the Upper West Side
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5. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

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29-19 24th Ave
Queens, NY 11102
(718) 274-4925
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Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, one of the city’s oldest — and biggest — outdoor beer gardens, has added heat lamps to its backyard for year-round eating and drinking.

6. Amali

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115 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 339-8363
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UES Mediterranean mainstay Amali has heaters set up for its outdoor dining section along East 60th Street.

7. Nerai

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55 E 54th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-5554
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Midtown Greek seafood destination Nerai has outfitted the umbrellas in its outdoor garden with electric heaters.

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Nerai in Midtown
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47-16 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 440-9484
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Long Island City’s newest Argentinian restaurant opened just a few months before the pandemic, and initially shut down in March following restrictions on dining in. The restaurant has since reopened and is offering heated outdoor seating on its patio.

A white plate held up with a hand that has a large piece of shrimp on it, along with lentils and some fried pieces of calamari R40 [Official]

9. Adda Indian Canteen

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31-31 Thomson Ave
Queens, NY 11101
(718) 433-3888
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At Long Island City’s “unparalleled” Indian hotspot Adda, owner Roni Mazumdar has purchased propane warmers for the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.

Adda lies in Long Island City. Gary He

10. Scarpetta

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88 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 691-0555
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Higher-end Italian restaurant Scarpetta has a semi-enclosed outdoor dining area that’s been recently fitted with heaters as well.

11. Izakaya NoMad

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13 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 213-6258
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Japanese gastropub Izakaya Nomad has installed heat lamps along its covered outdoor dining area on West 26th Street.

The exterior street side seating of a restaurant with two white tents Izakaya Nomad [Official]

12. Hole In The Wall

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37 W 24th St
New York, NY 10010
(646) 726-4277
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Australian cafe Hole in the Wall benefits from the fact that it’s located within the neighborhood’s Hotel Henri. Diners can sit under the hotel’s canopy entrance which also acts as a giant heat lamp for people sitting outside.

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Hole in the Wall’s Flatiron location
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13. The Standard Grill

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The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 645-4100
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High Line-adjacent staple, the Standard Grill has heat lamps set up all along the outdoor dining patio on Washington Street, as well as the plaza in front of the entrance to the Standard hotel. The restaurant is currently hosting a weekly outdoor movie series Sundays through Wednesdays.

14. Maki Kosaka

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55 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011
(917) 261-5538
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Flatiron’s newest sushi restaurant Maki Kosaka has several electric heaters in its outdoor street seating area, and owner Key Kim has also purchased a couple of propane heaters now that the city’s guidelines on heaters have come through.

A server taking an order from customers sitting at tables and chairs set up outside of Maki Kosaka. Maki Kosaka [Official]

15. Pastis

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52 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-4844
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Keith McNally and Stephen Starr’s iconic Meatpacking District bistro is heating its sprawling outdoor seating area along Gansevoort Street.

16. Kyma

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15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 268-5555
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Joe Ragonese, the director of operations at this Greek restaurant, got ahead of the pack and ordered his heaters over the summer. He now has six heaters at this Flatiron establishment and has installed six more at Upper East Side Greek restaurant Elea, where he also holds the same position. Ragonese also has several electric heaters as backup.

17. Rezdôra

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27 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
(646) 692-9090
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Stefano Secchi, a chef who trained at Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Italy, opened Rezdora in May 2019 to near-unanimous acclaim. The restaurant is now offering limited indoor and outdoor seating, the latter warmed by standing heat lamps.

Uovo pasta, cappelletti, tagliolini al ragu sit on elegant blue and white plates at Rezdora Alex Staniloff/Eater NY

18. Nur

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34 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-3420
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Nur, the well-liked Middle Eastern restaurant from chef Meir Adoni and Breads Bakery founder Gadi Peleg, is now offering heated outdoor seating in front of its restaurant

19. Shuko

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47 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-6088
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Luxe omakase spot Shuko is only open for outdoor dining right now and its covered alleyway set up is now heated as well.

Tables and chairs set up in a covered brick alleyway Shuko [Official]

20. Fornino

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849 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-5300
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Longtime Brooklyn pizza destination Fornino, considered one of the original purveyors of the artisanal pizza in NYC, has installed heaters in the backyard garden at its Greenpoint location.

21. Dante NYC

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79-81 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 982-5275
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Hit cocktail bar Dante has installed heaters both at its original Greenwich Village location along with its new West Village outpost. There are 10 outdoor heaters at the latter and seven at the former.

22. Charlie Bird

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5 King St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 235-7133
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Soho’s always-buzzing Charlie Bird reopened for partial-capacity indoor dining on September 30, but the Italian restaurant’s outdoor remains open and heated for dinner service, as well.

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23. Kindred

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342 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003

Kindred in the East Village is offering heated outdoor seating for 40 people, with a host of wine classes, outdoor festivals, and other events planned for the coming weeks. Heated outdoor seating is also available at the restaurant’s sibling wine bar, Ruffian, located one block away and capable of seating 20.

An electric heating lamps shines brightly in a covered outdoor seating area. In the background, market lights, house plants, and another heater are visible among tables and chairs. Kindred

24. Royale

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157 Loisaida Ave
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-6600
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Royale in the East Village is best known for its excellent cheeseburger, a standout not just in the neighborhood but also in all of Manhattan. That burger, along with the rest of the bar’s bites, are now available for consumption in Royale’s heated backyard.

25. Nowon

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507 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009
(646) 692-3867
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East Village Korean-American restaurant Nowon now has heaters setup for outdoor dining along its sidewalk.

A cheese burger placed on a white plate with a pattern along the border. The cheese burger is sandwiched in a sesame bun with a giant sliced pickle on top held together by a toothpick Katie Harman/Nowon

26. GITANO Garden of Love

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76 Varick Street Entrance on, Grand St
New York, NY 10013

Sceney Soho destination Gitano has a staggering 24 electric heaters stationed throughout its lush, partially covered outdoor seating area.

The outdoor space of a restaurant with wooden chairs and tables, and lush green plants Gitano [Official]

27. Le Crocodile

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80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 460-8004
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This well-reviewed French brasserie from Chez Ma Tante duo Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber has installed heat lamps in its outdoor garden terrace, which seats 56.

28. Wayan

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20 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(917) 261-4388
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Part of the outdoor seating area at Wayan, Cédric Vongerichten’s popular Indonesian restaurant in Nolita, is rain protected and equipped with hanging electric heaters. The covered seating area seats 14.

29. Bathhouse

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103 N 10th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(929) 489-2284
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The warmest seat at Bathhouse is probably in one of its bathing pools, which remain open for limited-capacity use during the pandemic, but the Williamsburg restaurant’s heated and covered patio, which seats 10, is a close second.

30. Kimika

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40 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 256-9280
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This Japanese-Italian restaurant from the Wayan team has been slammed since it opened in August, with weekend tables booking two weeks out. For those looking to snag a reservation, consider the restaurant’s slightly easier-to-nab outdoor seating area.

31. Bubby's

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120 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-0666
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Tribeca brunch favorite Bubby’s has equipped its outdoor seating area, located on the corner of Hudson and North Moore Streets, with several standing heaters.

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32. Strangeways Tavern and Wine Garden

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302 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 331-2000
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There’s heaters installed in the covered outdoor garden at chef Ken Addington’s newest venture, called Strangeways. The restaurant’s seasonal menu includes warming dishes like chile chicken soup, monkfish katsu, and spaghetti with clams.

An outdoor dining area with lots of hanging potted plants and white picnic tables for eating Strangeways

33. Ainslie

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76 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 725-3400
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Massive Italian Williamsburg Italian restaurant and beer garden Ainslie has space for 140 people in its heated backyard space. In addition to electric heaters and blowers, owner AJ Bontempo is ready to install propane heaters as soon as the city gives them the all clear.

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Ainslie in Williamsburg
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34. Roberta's

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 417-1118
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Roberta’s, the iconic pizzeria credited in part with putting Brooklyn pizza on the map, is now offering heated outdoor seating in the garden of its Bushwick location.

35. Colonia Verde

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219 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(347) 689-4287
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Colonia Verde in Fort Greene recently upped its selection of prepared foods and home goods, sold through an online store called Casa. Many of those same preparations are also available at the restaurant, which is now offering heated outdoor seating in its backyard.

36. Miss Ada

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184 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(917) 909-1023
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When talking about Miss Ada in Fort Greene, words like “cozy” and “snug” are likely to come up. The restaurant’s now carrying that reputation into the fall and winter seasons with heaters in its outdoor seating area.

A spread of four dishes including a hummus plate laid out over a dark wood table. Miss Ada [Official]

37. Grand Army

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336 State St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 643-1503
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Boerum Hill cocktail bar and oyster lounge Grand Army has added heaters to its outdoor seating area on the corner of State and Hoyt Streets. A selection of hot cocktails are also on deck.

38. June

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231 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 909-0434
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Beloved neighborhood bar June, responsible for one of borough’s best selections of natural wines, is now offering heated outdoor seating. Indoor dining reservations are also available for parties of five to eight.

A backyard patio with tables, chairs, and market lights overhead Devra Ferst/Eater

39. Claro

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284 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 721-3126
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Brooklyn’s acclaimed Oaxacan restaurant Claro is offering heated outdoor seating in its backyard patio.

40. Olmsted

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659 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 552-2610
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Olmsted may have discontinued its popular summer camp-themed menu, but the heavy-hitting Brooklyn restaurant is keeping the warm vibes going with overhead infrared heaters in its front and backyards. The restaurant is also providing diners with blankets.

Olmsted Nick Solares/Eater

41. Bar Marseille

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190 Beach 69th St
Queens, NY 11692
(718) 513-2474
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The relatively new Rockaways restaurant Bar Marseille has heaters installed along its massive terrace, which is currently open for rooftop dining.

An exterior area of a restaurant with a wooden deck and white tables and chairs placed on it Bar Marseille [Official]

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1. Chaiwali

274 Lenox Ave at, W 124th St, New York, NY 10027

Longtime Harlem Indian restaurant Chaiwali, which reopened late last year after an extensive renovation, is now offering heating in its lush backyard.

274 Lenox Ave at, W 124th St
New York, NY 10027

2. Archer & Goat

187 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026
A plate stuffed with various different foods including orange pieces of fried chicken, red sliced strawberries, and white puffy biscuits Tanay Warerkar/Eater

Harlem brunch favorite Archer & Goat has heated outdoor seating in its backyard, front patio, and along the sidewalk. The restaurant owners are also working to get electric heaters for their roadside seating.

187 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10026

3. Moonrise Izakaya

774 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

Upper West Side Japanese restaurant Moonrise Izakaya has 74 socially distanced seats outside, which increases to 86 on the weekend with the streets being closed for outdoor dining. In addition to heaters for its outdoor setup, the restaurant also provides customers with blankets and is selling sweatshirts for less than $20.

774 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025

4. Kissaki

286 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
A look at outdoor roadside seating with heat lamps hanging from the covering
Kissaki on the Upper West Side
Kissaki [Official]

Restaurateur Garry Kanfer has installed heat lamps above the partially covered, roadside seating available at sushi destination Kissaki’s Upper West Side and Bowery locations.

286 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023

5. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave, Queens, NY 11102

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, one of the city’s oldest — and biggest — outdoor beer gardens, has added heat lamps to its backyard for year-round eating and drinking.

29-19 24th Ave
Queens, NY 11102

6. Amali

115 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

UES Mediterranean mainstay Amali has heaters set up for its outdoor dining section along East 60th Street.

115 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

7. Nerai

55 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022
A restaurant’s outdoor setup with fairy lights
Nerai in Midtown
Nerai [Official]

Midtown Greek seafood destination Nerai has outfitted the umbrellas in its outdoor garden with electric heaters.

55 E 54th St
New York, NY 10022

8. R40

47-16 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
A white plate held up with a hand that has a large piece of shrimp on it, along with lentils and some fried pieces of calamari R40 [Official]

Long Island City’s newest Argentinian restaurant opened just a few months before the pandemic, and initially shut down in March following restrictions on dining in. The restaurant has since reopened and is offering heated outdoor seating on its patio.

47-16 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101

9. Adda Indian Canteen

31-31 Thomson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
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Adda lies in Long Island City. Gary He

At Long Island City’s “unparalleled” Indian hotspot Adda, owner Roni Mazumdar has purchased propane warmers for the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.

31-31 Thomson Ave
Queens, NY 11101

10. Scarpetta

88 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

Higher-end Italian restaurant Scarpetta has a semi-enclosed outdoor dining area that’s been recently fitted with heaters as well.

88 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016

11. Izakaya NoMad

13 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010
The exterior street side seating of a restaurant with two white tents Izakaya Nomad [Official]

Japanese gastropub Izakaya Nomad has installed heat lamps along its covered outdoor dining area on West 26th Street.

13 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010

12. Hole In The Wall

37 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010
The exterior of a hotel with a brown awning that has heat lamps on it
Hole in the Wall’s Flatiron location
Hole in the Wall [Official]

Australian cafe Hole in the Wall benefits from the fact that it’s located within the neighborhood’s Hotel Henri. Diners can sit under the hotel’s canopy entrance which also acts as a giant heat lamp for people sitting outside.

37 W 24th St
New York, NY 10010

13. The Standard Grill

The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

High Line-adjacent staple, the Standard Grill has heat lamps set up all along the outdoor dining patio on Washington Street, as well as the plaza in front of the entrance to the Standard hotel. The restaurant is currently hosting a weekly outdoor movie series Sundays through Wednesdays.

The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

14. Maki Kosaka

55 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
A server taking an order from customers sitting at tables and chairs set up outside of Maki Kosaka. Maki Kosaka [Official]

Flatiron’s newest sushi restaurant Maki Kosaka has several electric heaters in its outdoor street seating area, and owner Key Kim has also purchased a couple of propane heaters now that the city’s guidelines on heaters have come through.

55 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011

15. Pastis

52 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Read Review |

Keith McNally and Stephen Starr’s iconic Meatpacking District bistro is heating its sprawling outdoor seating area along Gansevoort Street.

52 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014

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16. Kyma

15 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Joe Ragonese, the director of operations at this Greek restaurant, got ahead of the pack and ordered his heaters over the summer. He now has six heaters at this Flatiron establishment and has installed six more at Upper East Side Greek restaurant Elea, where he also holds the same position. Ragonese also has several electric heaters as backup.

15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

17. Rezdôra

27 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
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Uovo pasta, cappelletti, tagliolini al ragu sit on elegant blue and white plates at Rezdora Alex Staniloff/Eater NY

Stefano Secchi, a chef who trained at Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Italy, opened Rezdora in May 2019 to near-unanimous acclaim. The restaurant is now offering limited indoor and outdoor seating, the latter warmed by standing heat lamps.

27 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

18. Nur

34 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Nur, the well-liked Middle Eastern restaurant from chef Meir Adoni and Breads Bakery founder Gadi Peleg, is now offering heated outdoor seating in front of its restaurant

34 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

19. Shuko

47 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Tables and chairs set up in a covered brick alleyway Shuko [Official]

Luxe omakase spot Shuko is only open for outdoor dining right now and its covered alleyway set up is now heated as well.

47 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003

20. Fornino

849 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Longtime Brooklyn pizza destination Fornino, considered one of the original purveyors of the artisanal pizza in NYC, has installed heaters in the backyard garden at its Greenpoint location.

849 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

21. Dante NYC

79-81 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Hit cocktail bar Dante has installed heaters both at its original Greenwich Village location along with its new West Village outpost. There are 10 outdoor heaters at the latter and seven at the former.

79-81 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012

22. Charlie Bird

5 King St, New York, NY 10012