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For all the time we spend looking forward to leisurely, sun-dappled outdoor meals, there’s a frustratingly small window between “still too chilly” and “good Lord get me some air conditioning.” So when one of those elusive perfect days comes along, you’d better be ready.

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LaRina Pasificio & Vino

Our appetite for pasta knows no season. But if we can feast on cacio e pepe with rainbow cauliflower in a lovely garden like this one, all the better. 

387 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn; 718-852-0001


As far as we’re concerned, it’s not happy hour unless there are oysters, frosé and Hudson River views. (And maybe a cheese plate or two.) 

Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St.;

Hudson Clearwater

This West Village gem has the whole secret-garden vibe down pat. Plus, this garden happens to have duck hash and avocado toast.

447 Hudson St.; 212-989-3255 or

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Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill

If you didn’t know there was a big, sprawling waterfront perch in Long Island City with some of the best skyline views anywhere, now you know.

4-40 44th Dr., Queens; 646-207-1333 or

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Sometimes, life works out: One of our favorite veggie-focused restaurants also happens to be one of our favorite patios. Which means we don’t have to choose between dining outside and rotisserie-crisped beets.

25 Cooper Sq.; 212-228-3344 or

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French Louie

Brunch is good. Brunch on a charming, spacious patio with an Everything Mary (that would be an everything-bagel-spiced Bloody Mary) is better. 

320 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn;

Rockaway Beach Surf Club

NYC beaches may not officially open until May 27, but fish-taco-and-watermelon-margarita season is already under way (which, we’ll be honest, is at least half the reason we go to Rockaway anyway).

302 Beach 87th St., Queens;

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What’s not to like about an ivy-covered backyard that serves smoked-chicken tater "tachos" and a really good burger? Even better, it's hosting a lowcountry boil on Memorial Day. Bring on the crawfish (and free-flowing rosé).

295 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn; 718-230-0427 or

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