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32 Restaurants for Heated Outdoor Dining in Brooklyn

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With indoor dining currently at limited capacity in NYC, restaurants across the five boroughs, including Brooklyn, still rely on an added mix of outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout to keep operations afloat during the pandemic.

Amid the cold weather, restaurateurs are working creatively to keep their outdoor spaces heated so diners feel comfortable — even in frigid conditions. There are individual dining pods, partially-enclosed structures with heaters and blankets, and more innovative moves as restaurants adapt for the winter months.

Here, Eater has rounded up 32 restaurants and bars with a variety of heated outdoor dining setups, with the type of seating noted under each entry. This list will be updated semi-regularly over the winter months as long as outdoor dining is permitted. over the winter months as long as outdoor dining is permitted.

NYC restaurants are currently limited to indoor dining at 35 percent capacity (with 50 percent capacity starting March 19) and outdoor dining, along with takeout and delivery. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, 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.

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1. Xilonen

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905 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(929) 272-0370
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This newly opened Mexican restaurant from the Oxomoco and Speedy Romeo teams has several tables in its heated and partially enclosed dining set-up. A few unheated outdoor tables are also available on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.

A photo of a two-story building with the restaurant located on the ground level. The restaurant’s title, “Xilonen” is painted into the side of the building in black and white colors. Justin Bazdarich/Xilonen [Official]

2. Kokomo

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65 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(347) 799-1312
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Williamsburg newcomer Kokomo, which landed in town this summer and immediately established itself as the place to go for a fun, laid-back vibe outdoors, has transformed its streetside setup into a heated dining escape. Go for the wood-fired flatbreads topped with braised oxtail, rasta pasta, or sautéed ackee and shrimp, and don’t skip the wide selection of festive cocktails.

3. TailGate Outdoor Sports Bar

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86 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Billed as an outdoor sports bar, Williamsburg newcomer Tailgate has built 20 private “cabanas” out of repurposed shipping containers. Each table is outfitted with a space heater and a widescreen television, while diners can order food truck fare and coolers of beer for their group. Keep an eye on the bar’s Resy and Instagram pages for a list of its events, which include screenings of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Bachelor, and Sunday Night Football.

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4. Bolero

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177 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-6801
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This upscale Vietnamese restaurant, which opened on Bedford Avenue less than a month before the indoor dining shutdown last March, has since reopened with tableside heat lamps and an overhead tarp to keep guests warm throughout winter. Order Bolero’s bún bò Huế chay, a spicy lemongrass mushroom noodle soup, along with its bright pomelo crab salad, which Eater senior critic Robert Sietsema named one of his best dishes of 2020.

A darkened and fenced backyard strung with lights and with two tables of diners.
Bolero’s backyard
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5. Birds of a Feather

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191 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 969-6800
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The streetside outdoor structure at Sichuan favorite Birds of a Feather is ready to shield diners from the worst of winter weather with wall-mounted heaters and soft string lights for a cozy mood. Once under the heat lamps, stay warm with stacks of crab soup buns, winter melon soup with pork riblets and tripe, and a tea-smoked duck plate served with steamed buns.

6. Ainslie

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76 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 725-3400
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Located within a Williamsburg warehouse, Ainslie’s sprawling outdoor dining area features covered and heated seating via streetside tents and a decked-out rooftop bar. The menu at the Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden features plenty of hearty comfort fare including pizzas, pastas, and seafood.

7. Tong

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321 Starr St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 366-0586
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Covered and heated outdoor seating is now available at Tong, a newly opened Bushwick restaurant where kub klaem, Thai small plates, are the main attraction. Not unlike a night of outdoor dining in winter, dishes here are best when paired with a drink “or three,” according to the restaurant’s menu, which offers Thai beer, cocktails, and more than a dozen shareable dishes.

8. Otis

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18 Harrison Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(646) 886-0601
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Bushwick restaurant Otis has constructed a spacious, heated outdoor area open Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Warming, winter-ready menu items include duck leg confit, braised pork shoulder, and a tender lamb shank served with pearl couscous, bok choy, and cranberry agrodolce.

9. Gran Electrica

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5 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 852-2700
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Gran Electrica is serving brunch and dinner in its charming Dumbo backyard, which is covered to protect against rain and snow. While perched under overhead heaters, order a few tacos to share and don’t skip the restaurant’s menu of tequila and mezcal cocktails.

10. Ops

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346 Himrod St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 386-4009
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Ops in Bushwick is now serving its “nearly perfect” Neapolitan pies under a heated and tented outdoor seating area. The restaurant’s popular sourdough pizza can also be ordered for takeout and delivery from its website.

11. Miss Ada

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184 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(917) 909-1023
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Three-year-old Mediterranean favorite Miss Ada has heated outdoor dining available both streetside and in the restaurant’s covered backyard. Once inside the sheltered spaces, enjoy everything from kofta kebab and short rib skewers to half-brick chickens with harissa and za’atar-crusted salmon. Due to pandemic safety protocols, dine-in customers are allotted 90 minutes for dinner and 60 minutes for brunch.

A large, covered wooden dining platform sits on the side of the street. It has multiple tables and chairs set up inside and two large gas heaters set nearby.
Miss Ada’s heated outdoor setup
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12. 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 heaters up and running at a few tables outdoors and under its covered streetside dining structure. Along with the outdoor setup, they’ve also winterized their menu: Diners can enjoy warming dishes like baked oysters with roasted tomato, panko, and garlic alongside a few hot cocktails.

13. Mekelburg's

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293 Grand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 399-2337
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Eight dollar hot cocktails and overhead heaters are now on the menu at Mekelburg’s in Clinton Hill, which is seating customers in its front patio and backyard. In addition to its list of seasonal drinks, keep an eye on the bar’s craft beer menu, which includes local breweries and hard-to-find pours. Afterward, pop over to nearby Guevara’s, from the same team, for a hot chocolate.

14. Peaches HotHouse

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87 S Elliott Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 797-1011
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NYC fried chicken destination Peaches HotHouse has installed single-party glass cabins with individual electric heaters at its Fort Greene location, at Fowler Square. Diners can people-watch from their cabins while downing plates of cornmeal-crusted catfish, crispy shrimp, and the restaurant’s renowned Nashville-style hot chicken.

15. June

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231 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 909-0434
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Neighborhood natural wine bar and restaurant June has installed heaters in its backyard patio for winter-ready dining. Don’t forget to grab a few bottles to take home after your meal from June’s gotta-have-it wine list.

A backyard patio with tables, chairs, and market lights overhead
June’s backyard patio
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16. Black Forest Brooklyn

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181 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-1806
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At Black Forest’s Smith Street location, the restaurant has built a winterized beer garden for customers with heaters installed around each table for maximum comfort. Black Forest also maintains the same heated setup on the sidewalk in front of its Fort Greene location, plus individual heated cabins at Fowler Square, neighboring the cabins at Peaches Hothouse. Grab a sausage basket and a boozy spiced cider from the German-leaning menu to eat under the glow of the heaters.

17. Chez Oskar

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310 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 852-6250
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Longstanding French bistro Chez Oskar in Bed-Stuy has set up covered dining areas with heaters right outside the restaurant. Customers will find a menu of French staples including steak frites with a peppercorn sauce and duck confit and burrata pasta, plus a temperature-sensitive happy hour where cocktail prices drop as it gets colder.

18. LaLou

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581 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 857-9463
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Prospect Heights natural wine bar LaLou has outfitted its backyard with rain protection and overhead heaters. Bundle up and order from the restaurant’s seasonal lunch and dinner menus, which include monkfish and quail. On your way out: Grab a bottle of natural wine from the restaurant’s dining room, which has doubled as a wine shop during the pandemic.

19. Sofreh

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75 St Marks Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(646) 340-0322
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Prospect Heights Persian stunner Sofreh has installed two heated outdoor seating areas to continue serving diners through the winter and spring. The restaurant has an expansive sidewalk area in front of the establishment that is covered and warm thanks to a handful of large propane gas heaters, or diners can choose to grab a seat in the restaurant’s comfy backyard area that is also covered and heated. Don’t miss the braised lamb served with fava beans and crispy onions.

Groups of people sit a small wooden tables outdoors in a covered backyard seating area. Propane gas heaters are set up near the tables, and lights are strung up above seats
Sofreh’s heated backyard
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20. Claro

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284 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 721-3126
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Heat lamps and wood ovens are spread throughout the backyard patio at Claro, the acclaimed Oaxacan restaurant from chef T.J. Steele. The restaurant offers a four-course, $72 tasting menu for dinner that includes lengua tacos, three varieties of mole, and churros with cajeta.

21. Olmsted

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659 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 552-2610
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Acclaimed neighborhood restaurant Olmsted is reinventing its backyard once again for the winter season following a successful turn dishing up barbecue and fried chicken over the summer. Olmsted’s “Cozy Cottage” setup features tented, heated backyard seating with individual warming kits (including blankets and gloves), and a menu of hot cocktails, soups, and churros.

22. Rangoon

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500 Prospect Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(917) 442-0100
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Buzzy Crown Heights newcomer Rangoon paired up with design firm Saw Earth (the same group responsible in part for designing Rangoon’s indoor space) to construct an attention-grabbing, well-ventilated outdoor dining structure. Electric heaters are parked near every table to provide direct heat and keep customers warm while enjoying bowlfuls of chef Myo Moe’s acclaimed Burmese noodle soups, stews, and curries.

23. Negril BK

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256 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 721-3801
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Easygoing Caribbean favorite Negril in Park Slope has a streetside setup outfitted with full-size propane gas heaters plus tabletop heaters to keep dishes — and hands — toasty. Dig into plates of curry chicken, pepper shrimp, braised oxtail, and other savory Caribbean dishes here.

24. The Ryerson

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698 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(347) 406-9703
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Southern-inspired Crown Heights restaurant the Ryerson has outfitted its backyard patio with weather protection and personal heaters. Cozy up with one of the restaurant’s popular sandwiches, like its fried chicken on a biscuit, or opt for its signature burger made with Pat LaFrieda beef.

25. Cafe Rue Dix

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1451 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(929) 234-2543
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French-Senegalese spot Cafe Rue Dix has built a heated and covered outdoor setup for streetside seating. Huddle up inside the structure and feast on cozy winter dishes like warm and spicy mafe — stewed beef doused in a peanut butter sauce and served over rice or couscous — or a handful of beef or veggie fataya served with a side of Cafe Rue Dix’s Senegalese hot sauce.

26. Chavela's

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736 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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This bustling Franklin Avenue Mexican restaurant has installed overhead heaters and table dividers to keep diners warm all season. Don’t skip out on the restaurant’s impressive list of mezcals or warming bowls of tortilla soup.

27. Pasta Louise

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803 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 725-3883
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Market lights and ample space heaters make up the outdoor dining setup at this newly opened Park Slope restaurant. On Wednesday evenings, Pasta Louise opens its patio for heated dinner and movie nights, which include parmesan popcorn and pasta.

28. Sahadi's Industry City

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34 35th Street Bldg 4, Suite 04-1-B12
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 788-7500
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This Industry City offshoot of the James Beard award-winning Middle Eastern grocer is open for takeout and delivery, with heated and tented outdoor seating available in the food hall’s courtyard.

29. Maria's Bistro Mexicano

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886 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 438-1608
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Sunset Park Mexican stalwart Maria’s Bistro Mexicano has installed an impressive streetside outdoor dining cabin wired with a television set and electric heaters to keep diners warm. Aside from the restaurant’s crowd-favorite tacos, diners can also find plates of hearty roast pork and chicken on the menu, plus toasty enchiladas and warming soups.

30. Cebu

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8801 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 492-5095
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Sprawling Bay Ridge bistro Cebu invested in a massive, heated streetside outdoor structure that stretches down Third Avenue. The restaurant, known for offering a reliable spread of comforting fare like burgers, pasta, and pizza, also has sidewalk seating set up with plenty of propane gas heaters to keep diners warm.

A light wooden table with white dishes and napkins set at each chair in the foreground, with a turned-off electric heater set up at one corner of the table. More tables and chairs can be seen in the background. Cebu [Official]

31. Locanda Vini & Olii

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129 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-9202
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In January, the owners of Locanda Vini e Olii upgraded their outdoor seating area, building a row of connected, personal sheds that are open and well-ventilated but protect diners from the elements and other parties. The electric heaters keep the whole operation cozy. Its menu includes warming Italian fare and a tight list of wine and pre-batched negronis.

A table within a wooden and steel shed that’s open on one side.
The shed at Locanda
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32. Haenyeo

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239 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 213-2290
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Chef Jenny Kwak’s trailblazing Korean cooking can now be enjoyed from individual dining pods along Fifth Avenue and Carroll Street, with service that feels special enough for a birthday or anniversary. Haenyeo’s outdoor setup includes enclosed dining pods, where diners are completely shielded from the elements, and heated but open-air sidewalk sheds.

Bouillabaisse and a spread of other dishes at Haenyeo
Bouillabaisse and a spread of other dishes at Haenyeo
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1. Xilonen

905 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A photo of a two-story building with the restaurant located on the ground level. The restaurant’s title, “Xilonen” is painted into the side of the building in black and white colors. Justin Bazdarich/Xilonen [Official]

This newly opened Mexican restaurant from the Oxomoco and Speedy Romeo teams has several tables in its heated and partially enclosed dining set-up. A few unheated outdoor tables are also available on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.

905 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

2. Kokomo

65 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Williamsburg newcomer Kokomo, which landed in town this summer and immediately established itself as the place to go for a fun, laid-back vibe outdoors, has transformed its streetside setup into a heated dining escape. Go for the wood-fired flatbreads topped with braised oxtail, rasta pasta, or sautéed ackee and shrimp, and don’t skip the wide selection of festive cocktails.

65 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

3. TailGate Outdoor Sports Bar

86 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
An outdoor sports bar with overhead rain coverings, heat lamps, a bright green lawn, and picnic tables Tailgate [Official]

Billed as an outdoor sports bar, Williamsburg newcomer Tailgate has built 20 private “cabanas” out of repurposed shipping containers. Each table is outfitted with a space heater and a widescreen television, while diners can order food truck fare and coolers of beer for their group. Keep an eye on the bar’s Resy and Instagram pages for a list of its events, which include screenings of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Bachelor, and Sunday Night Football.

86 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

4. Bolero

177 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A darkened and fenced backyard strung with lights and with two tables of diners.
Bolero’s backyard
Robert Sietsema/Eater

This upscale Vietnamese restaurant, which opened on Bedford Avenue less than a month before the indoor dining shutdown last March, has since reopened with tableside heat lamps and an overhead tarp to keep guests warm throughout winter. Order Bolero’s bún bò Huế chay, a spicy lemongrass mushroom noodle soup, along with its bright pomelo crab salad, which Eater senior critic Robert Sietsema named one of his best dishes of 2020.

177 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

5. Birds of a Feather

191 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The streetside outdoor structure at Sichuan favorite Birds of a Feather is ready to shield diners from the worst of winter weather with wall-mounted heaters and soft string lights for a cozy mood. Once under the heat lamps, stay warm with stacks of crab soup buns, winter melon soup with pork riblets and tripe, and a tea-smoked duck plate served with steamed buns.

191 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

6. Ainslie

76 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Located within a Williamsburg warehouse, Ainslie’s sprawling outdoor dining area features covered and heated seating via streetside tents and a decked-out rooftop bar. The menu at the Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden features plenty of hearty comfort fare including pizzas, pastas, and seafood.

76 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

7. Tong

321 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Covered and heated outdoor seating is now available at Tong, a newly opened Bushwick restaurant where kub klaem, Thai small plates, are the main attraction. Not unlike a night of outdoor dining in winter, dishes here are best when paired with a drink “or three,” according to the restaurant’s menu, which offers Thai beer, cocktails, and more than a dozen shareable dishes.

321 Starr St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

8. Otis

18 Harrison Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Bushwick restaurant Otis has constructed a spacious, heated outdoor area open Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Warming, winter-ready menu items include duck leg confit, braised pork shoulder, and a tender lamb shank served with pearl couscous, bok choy, and cranberry agrodolce.

18 Harrison Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11206

9. Gran Electrica

5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Gran Electrica is serving brunch and dinner in its charming Dumbo backyard, which is covered to protect against rain and snow. While perched under overhead heaters, order a few tacos to share and don’t skip the restaurant’s menu of tequila and mezcal cocktails.

5 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

10. Ops

346 Himrod St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Ops in Bushwick is now serving its “nearly perfect” Neapolitan pies under a heated and tented outdoor seating area. The restaurant’s popular sourdough pizza can also be ordered for takeout and delivery from its website.

346 Himrod St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

11. Miss Ada

184 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
A large, covered wooden dining platform sits on the side of the street. It has multiple tables and chairs set up inside and two large gas heaters set nearby.
Miss Ada’s heated outdoor setup
Miss Ada [Official]

Three-year-old Mediterranean favorite Miss Ada has heated outdoor dining available both streetside and in the restaurant’s covered backyard. Once inside the sheltered spaces, enjoy everything from kofta kebab and short rib skewers to half-brick chickens with harissa and za’atar-crusted salmon. Due to pandemic safety protocols, dine-in customers are allotted 90 minutes for dinner and 60 minutes for brunch.

184 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

12. Grand Army

336 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Boerum Hill cocktail bar and oyster lounge Grand Army has heaters up and running at a few tables outdoors and under its covered streetside dining structure. Along with the outdoor setup, they’ve also winterized their menu: Diners can enjoy warming dishes like baked oysters with roasted tomato, panko, and garlic alongside a few hot cocktails.

336 State St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

13. Mekelburg's

293 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Eight dollar hot cocktails and overhead heaters are now on the menu at Mekelburg’s in Clinton Hill, which is seating customers in its front patio and backyard. In addition to its list of seasonal drinks, keep an eye on the bar’s craft beer menu, which includes local breweries and hard-to-find pours. Afterward, pop over to nearby Guevara’s, from the same team, for a hot chocolate.

293 Grand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

14. Peaches HotHouse

87 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

NYC fried chicken destination Peaches HotHouse has installed single-party glass cabins with individual electric heaters at its Fort Greene location, at Fowler Square. Diners can people-watch from their cabins while downing plates of cornmeal-crusted catfish, crispy shrimp, and the restaurant’s renowned Nashville-style hot chicken.

87 S Elliott Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217

15. June

231 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A backyard patio with tables, chairs, and market lights overhead
June’s backyard patio
Devra Ferst/Eater

Neighborhood natural wine bar and restaurant June has installed heaters in its backyard patio for winter-ready dining. Don’t forget to grab a few bottles to take home after your meal from June’s gotta-have-it wine list.

231 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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16. Black Forest Brooklyn

181 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

At Black Forest’s Smith Street location, the restaurant has built a winterized beer garden for customers with heaters installed around each table for maximum comfort. Black Forest also maintains the same heated setup on the sidewalk in front of its Fort Greene location, plus individual heated cabins at Fowler Square, neighboring the cabins at Peaches Hothouse. Grab a sausage basket and a boozy spiced cider from the German-leaning menu to eat under the glow of the heaters.

181 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

17. Chez Oskar

310 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233

Longstanding French bistro Chez Oskar in Bed-Stuy has set up covered dining areas with heaters right outside the restaurant. Customers will find a menu of French staples including steak frites with a peppercorn sauce and duck confit and burrata pasta, plus a temperature-sensitive happy hour where cocktail prices drop as it gets colder.

310 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11233

18. LaLou

581 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Prospect Heights natural wine bar LaLou has outfitted its backyard with rain protection and overhead heaters. Bundle up and order from the restaurant’s seasonal lunch and dinner menus, which include monkfish and quail. On your way out: Grab a bottle of natural wine from the restaurant’s dining room, which has doubled as a wine shop during the pandemic.

581 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

19. Sofreh

75 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Read Review |
Groups of people sit a small wooden tables outdoors in a covered backyard seating area. Propane gas heaters are set up near the tables, and lights are strung up above seats
Sofreh’s heated backyard
Sofreh [Official]

Prospect Heights Persian stunner Sofreh has installed two heated outdoor seating areas to continue serving diners through the winter and spring. The restaurant has an expansive sidewalk area in front of the establishment that is covered and warm thanks to a handful of large propane gas heaters, or diners can choose to grab a seat in the restaurant’s comfy backyard area that is also covered and heated. Don’t miss the braised lamb served with fava beans and crispy onions.

75 St Marks Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

20. Claro

284 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Read Review |

Heat lamps and wood ovens are spread throughout the backyard patio at Claro, the acclaimed Oaxacan restaurant from chef T.J. Steele. The restaurant offers a four-course, $72 tasting menu for dinner that includes lengua tacos, three varieties of mole, and churros with cajeta.

284 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

21. Olmsted

659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Read Review |

Acclaimed neighborhood restaurant Olmsted is reinventing its backyard once again for the winter season following a successful turn dishing up barbecue and fried chicken over the summer. Olmsted’s “Cozy Cottage” setup features tented, heated backyard seating with individual warming kits (including blankets and gloves), and a menu of hot cocktails, soups, and churros.

659 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

22. Rangoon

500 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Buzzy Crown Heights newcomer Rangoon paired up with design firm Saw Earth (the same group responsible in part for designing Rangoon’s indoor space) to construct an attention-grabbing, well-ventilated outdoor dining structure. Electric heaters are parked near every table to provide direct heat and keep customers warm while enjoying bowlfuls of chef Myo Moe’s acclaimed Burmese noodle soups, stews, and curries.

500 Prospect Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238

23. Negril BK

256 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Easygoing Caribbean favorite Negril in Park Slope has a streetside setup outfitted with full-size propane gas heaters plus tabletop heaters to keep dishes — and hands — toasty. Dig into plates of curry chicken, pepper shrimp, braised oxtail, and other savory Caribbean dishes here.

256 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

24. The Ryerson

698 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216

Southern-inspired Crown Heights restaurant the Ryerson has outfitted its backyard patio with weather protection and personal heaters. Cozy up with one of the restaurant’s popular sandwiches, like its fried chicken on a biscuit, or opt for its signature burger made with Pat LaFrieda beef.

698 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216

25. Cafe Rue Dix

1451 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

French-Senegalese spot Cafe Rue Dix has built a heated and covered outdoor setup for streetside seating. Huddle up inside the structure and feast on cozy winter dishes like warm and spicy mafe — stewed beef doused in a peanut butter sauce and served over rice or couscous — or a handful of beef or veggie fataya served with a side of Cafe Rue Dix’s Senegalese hot sauce.

1451 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

26. Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This bustling Franklin Avenue Mexican restaurant has installed overhead heaters and table dividers to keep diners warm all season. Don’t skip out on the restaurant’s impressive list of mezcals or warming bowls of tortilla soup.

736 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

27. Pasta Louise

803 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Market lights and ample space heaters make up the outdoor dining setup at this newly opened Park Slope restaurant. On Wednesday evenings, Pasta Louise opens its patio for heated dinner and movie nights, which include parmesan popcorn and pasta.

803 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

28. Sahadi's Industry City

34 35th Street Bldg 4, Suite 04-1-B12, Brooklyn, NY 11232

This Industry City offshoot of the James Beard award-winning Middle Eastern grocer is open for takeout and delivery, with heated and tented outdoor seating available in the food hall’s courtyard.

34 35th Street Bldg 4, Suite 04-1-B12
Brooklyn, NY 11232

29. Maria's Bistro Mexicano

886 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Sunset Park Mexican stalwart Maria’s Bistro Mexicano has installed an impressive streetside outdoor dining cabin wired with a television set and electric heaters to keep diners warm. Aside from the restaurant’s crowd-favorite tacos, diners can also find plates of hearty roast pork and chicken on the menu, plus toasty enchiladas and warming soups.

886 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232

30. Cebu

8801 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
A light wooden table with white dishes and napkins set at each chair in the foreground, with a turned-off electric heater set up at one corner of the table. More tables and chairs can be seen in the background. Cebu [Official]

Sprawling Bay Ridge bistro Cebu invested in a massive, heated streetside outdoor structure that stretches down Third Avenue. The restaurant, known for offering a reliable spread of comforting fare like burgers, pasta, and pizza, also has sidewalk seating set up with plenty of propane gas heaters to keep diners warm.

8801 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

31. Locanda Vini & Olii

129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
A table within a wooden and steel shed that’s open on one side.
The shed at Locanda
Locanda Vini e Olii

In January, the owners of Locanda Vini e Olii upgraded their outdoor seating area, building a row of connected, personal sheds that are open and well-ventilated but protect diners from the elements and other parties. The electric heaters keep the whole operation cozy. Its menu includes warming Italian fare and a tight list of wine and pre-batched negronis.

129 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

32. Haenyeo

239 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Bouillabaisse and a spread of other dishes at Haenyeo
Bouillabaisse and a spread of other dishes at Haenyeo
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Chef Jenny Kwak’s trailblazing Korean cooking can now be enjoyed from individual dining pods along Fifth Avenue and Carroll Street, with service that feels special enough for a birthday or anniversary. Haenyeo’s outdoor setup includes enclosed dining pods, where diners are completely shielded from the elements, and heated but open-air sidewalk sheds.

239 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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