The window of opportunity is limited, but when warmer weather arrives, it means New Yorkers get an urge to be outside, anywhere, at all times even if that only means eating a fast-casual lunch on a tiny patch of grass in a Midtown courtyard. But other moments call for a proper sit-down meal complete with sunset or waterfront views. Luckily, outdoor dining has never been more accessible in the five boroughs since last year. From Korean to modern American, and seafood to steak and sides, the following restaurants offer captivating views of the city’s skyscrapers, parks, and waterfronts — the views you’ll only find in New York City.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2018.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More