Yes, New Year’s Eve was different with large parties off the table, indoor dining verboten and an outdoor curfew of 10 p.m. But that doesn’t mean welcoming in 2021 and toasting to its arrival has to be quiet. With temperatures predicted to climb to the mid 40s, and little else going on, taking advantage of outdoor dining is an option for every meal for the first day of the new year. Whether you want to launch the year with a brunch of omelets, devour pizza in the late afternoon, or settle in to an evening seafood feast, there is a restaurant with an inviting heated enclosure ready to welcome you. Below are some options to kick off the new year.
NYC restaurants are currently limited to 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.Read More