With outdoor dining now a year-round affair, restaurants in NYC, including in Queens, have made a concerted effort to make creative, cozy outdoor dining spaces that can weather the elements, including wind, rain, and snow. While the spring has provided more ideal conditions for eating out, it’s still not warm enough for restaurants to transition out of their covered outdoor spaces.
Here, Eater has rounded up 16 establishments with a variety of heated outdoor dining setups including partially enclosed outdoor areas located streetside and backyards with space heaters, with the type of seating noted in each write up where possible. Eater will continue to update this list semi-regularly over the coming months.
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 guidelinesRead More