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Dining al fresco in New York City

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  1. 5 Ninth Ave – features approachable local New American inspired cuisine in a beautifully restored 1800’s three-story townhouse. Beautiful outdoor garden, first floor bar, second floor dining room and third floor cocktail lounge and private event space.
  2. Alma – Guests flock to the roof deck year-round for brunch and dinner. The roof deck is heated in the winter and open air in the summer and has unrivaled panoramic views of Manhattan.
  3. Barbetta – Traditional French cooking with an emphasis on southwestern dishes. Rustic French Country-Romantic candlelit tables which overlook a shady, rustic garden. During the holiday season, the garden houses a glorious Christmas tree.
  4. Barolo Restaurant – Is the only restaurant in New York City entirely dedicated to introducing the specialties and wines of the Barolo region.
  5. Bryant Park Grill – Its like being in Paris, cozily situated behind the New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning back drop for this New American grill and café. Gascogne Restaurant – Traditional French cooking with an emphasis on southwestern dishes. Rustic French Country-Romantic candlelit tables which overlook a shady, rustic garden.
  6. Hudson River Café – The outdoor seating area consists of a two level patio enclosed by gated garden walls. The atmosphere is trendy, offering a taste of the tropics in the city, the night life is good with frequent live music bands.
  7. Merchants River House – Merchants River House is a casual, family friendly restaurant facing the Hudson River & Statue of Liberty. MRH has 70 seats of indoor dining and 150 seats on two outdoor terraces, the perfect locale for enjoying sunsets over the Hudson.
  8. Mezzogiorno – is the greeting and meeting place for the Downtown art and fashion world and continues to attract a loyal, distinguished and eclectic clientele. In spring, summer and autumn, Mezzogiorno opens its door for “al fresco” dining on the outdoor patio and sidewalk café.
  9. Opia – An expanded terrace overlooking the bustling street where up to eight guests per terrace can dine al fresco, an original hand-blown glass sculpture by Mozer, and a redesigned banquet area with accommodations for up to 400 people. Palace Gate – New York City’s premier outdoor lounge, located just inside the courtyard gates of The Palace’s legendary Villard Mansion, serves up classic cocktails, modern libations and a menu of creative cuisine for a unique fine dining experience in Midtown Manhattan.
  10. Pastis – The restaurant features a communal table, a zinc bar, and an outdoor summer café. Pastis is also available to host your Special Events. Steamer’s Landing – Boasting over two hundred seats including indoor dining and two outdoor terraces, Merchants River House is the perfect locale for enjoying and sharing perfect sunsets over the Hudson River waterfront, along with good food, good drinks and good friends.
  11. Sushi Samba Seven – Open air rooftop area is available. The latin/Japanese cuisine seems to be very well recommended as well as the hip scene.
  12. The Loeb Central Park Boathouse – Located at the northeastern tip of the Lake, stands the Loeb Boathouse that houses the Boathouse Restaurant, a famous icon of Central Park. Overlooking the Lake it is the perfect place to dine on a relaxing afternoon lunch or romantic dinner in the warmer months.
  13. The Park – Open daily with a capacity of 325, covered and heated for the cold season, provides year round dining and a spectacular 4,000 square foot garden, home to Japanese Maple Trees and vines of  Wisteria in a very urban park feel ambiance.
  14. The Water Club – Serves classic American cuisine in a beautiful waterside se3tting against sweeping river view. The sesonal rooftop bar, The Crow’s Nest, seats atop the main dining room and features a moderately priced menu through late September.
  15. Tree bistro – Boasting over two hundred seats including indoor dining and two outdoor terraces, Merchants River House is the perfect locale for enjoying and sharing perfect sunsets over the Hudson River waterfront, along with good food, good drinks and good friends.

In addition to the ever growing number of Restaurants offering sidewalk dining, New York City has the best “Al fresco dining” spots in America ranging from rooftop dining to dining on terraces, patios and gardens. Click the “W” icon for additional information on the location of your choice.

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5 Ninth Ave – features approachable local New American inspired cuisine in a beautifully restored 1800’s three-story townhouse. Beautiful outdoor garden, first floor bar, second floor dining room and third floor cocktail lounge and private event space.
Alma – Guests flock to the roof deck year-round for brunch and dinner. The roof deck is heated in the winter and open air in the summer and has unrivaled panoramic views of Manhattan.
Barbetta – Traditional French cooking with an emphasis on southwestern dishes. Rustic French Country-Romantic candlelit tables which overlook a shady, rustic garden. During the holiday season, the garden houses a glorious Christmas tree.
Barolo Restaurant – Is the only restaurant in New York City entirely dedicated to introducing the specialties and wines of the Barolo region.
Bryant Park Grill – Its like being in Paris, cozily situated behind the New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning back drop for this New American grill and café. Gascogne Restaurant – Traditional French cooking with an emphasis on southwestern dishes. Rustic French Country-Romantic candlelit tables which overlook a shady, rustic garden.
Hudson River Café – The outdoor seating area consists of a two level patio enclosed by gated garden walls. The atmosphere is trendy, offering a taste of the tropics in the city, the night life is good with frequent live music bands.
Merchants River House – Merchants River House is a casual, family friendly restaurant facing the Hudson River & Statue of Liberty. MRH has 70 seats of indoor dining and 150 seats on two outdoor terraces, the perfect locale for enjoying sunsets over the Hudson.
Mezzogiorno – is the greeting and meeting place for the Downtown art and fashion world and continues to attract a loyal, distinguished and eclectic clientele. In spring, summer and autumn, Mezzogiorno opens its door for “al fresco” dining on the outdoor patio and sidewalk café.
Opia – An expanded terrace overlooking the bustling street where up to eight guests per terrace can dine al fresco, an original hand-blown glass sculpture by Mozer, and a redesigned banquet area with accommodations for up to 400 people. Palace Gate – New York City’s premier outdoor lounge, located just inside the courtyard gates of The Palace’s legendary Villard Mansion, serves up classic cocktails, modern libations and a menu of creative cuisine for a unique fine dining experience in Midtown Manhattan.
Pastis – The restaurant features a communal table, a zinc bar, and an outdoor summer café. Pastis is also available to host your Special Events. Steamer’s Landing – Boasting over two hundred seats including indoor dining and two outdoor terraces, Merchants River House is the perfect locale for enjoying and sharing perfect sunsets over the Hudson River waterfront, along with good food, good drinks and good friends.
Sushi Samba Seven – Open air rooftop area is available. The latin/Japanese cuisine seems to be very well recommended as well as the hip scene.
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse – Located at the northeastern tip of the Lake, stands the Loeb Boathouse that houses the Boathouse Restaurant, a famous icon of Central Park. Overlooking the Lake it is the perfect place to dine on a relaxing afternoon lunch or romantic dinner in the warmer months.
The Park – Open daily with a capacity of 325, covered and heated for the cold season, provides year round dining and a spectacular 4,000 square foot garden, home to Japanese Maple Trees and vines of  Wisteria in a very urban park feel ambiance.
The Water Club – Serves classic American cuisine in a beautiful waterside se3tting against sweeping river view. The sesonal rooftop bar, The Crow’s Nest, seats atop the main dining room and features a moderately priced menu through late September.
Tree bistro – Boasting over two hundred seats including indoor dining and two outdoor terraces, Merchants River House is the perfect locale for enjoying and sharing perfect sunsets over the Hudson River waterfront, along with good food, good drinks and good friends.

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