Outdoor dining set-ups have considerably leveled-up over the last year of the pandemic, from cordoned-off sidewalk stools to full-blown outdoor dining rooms. But for the few months of warm New York weather known as rooftop season, some of the best outdoor seats to be found are atop breweries, bars, and restaurants. Below, Eater maps 19 shaded, sky-high spots in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2017.
A number of NYC restaurants are offering outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery service. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
For more New York dining recommendations, check out the new hotspots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and our guide to brunch spots, food halls, and Michelin-starred restaurants offering outdoor dining.Read More