8 Restaurant Patios You’ll Want to Hang Out on All Summer
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.
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 larinabk.com
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.; ledistrict.com
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 hudsonclearwater.com
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 anablebasin.com
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; frenchlouienyc.com
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; rockawaybeachsurfclub.com
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 rosesbklyn.com