Rewind to Valentine’s Day last year, and this weekend’s celebrations will be unrecognizable. Indoor dining is back (again) in New York City but at 25 percent capacity. Countless restaurants have set up outdoor dining structures ranging from yurts and pods to bubbles and makeshift cabins — which are all new to the city’s dining landscape. Takeout and delivery will no doubt be in more demand than ever before. Luckily, chefs across the five boroughs have been working to create menus for all ways of celebrating. Here are some options below.
NYC restaurants are currently operating with limited indoor and outdoor dining, but takeout and delivery is an option for many. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point where possible (check with the individual restaurants for the latest update). 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