Skies are clear, sandals are on, and puffy down jackets are stuffed away for good! (or at least a few months…) It’s about time NYC! Now we can rejoice and celebrate the good weather by dining outdoors. And fortunately, dining outdoors doesn’t always have to be accompanied by pedestrians and honking cars in the city. Instead, read on to find out where you can find a unique outdoor garden to enjoy your meal in an urban oasis.


This Chelsea eatery is a perfect after work spot for modern Spanish tapas in a rustic, yet modern setting. It also offers charming outdoor garden dining in NYC with a retractable roof and fireplace, making this an outdoor destination that can be utilized year round.

Salinas, 136 9th Avenue, New York

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Edi & the Wolf Garden Dining in NYC

Deep in Alphabet City lies a greenhouse-inspired patio at Edi & the Wolf. With a collection of herbs, flowers and vegetation hanging overhead, you’ll immediately feel its homey and outdoorsy ambience. Find simple dishes like a roasted beet salad with yogurt and pumpkin-seed praline, to more complex entrees like tamarind barbecued baby back ribs with bacon slaw. 102 Ave C

La Lanterna Caffe

The ambience of this cozy, romantic, Italian café on MacDougal Street will whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take you straight to paradise. And when it gets too warm to actually sit outside this summer, La Lanterna Cafee’s enclosed garden seating is the perfect place to cool down with your special someone for a romantic evening. With delicious pizzas, pastas, and desserts that won’t hurt your wallet, you really can’t go wrong here. 129 MacDougal St



Hudson Clearwater Garden Dining in NYC

Tucked away in the West Village, Hudson Clearwater is a great escape for a romantic, yet casual experience for either brunch, or dinner. With consistently good food, drinks, and service, as well as a lovely outdoor garden area out back, make sure this place is on your to-do list this summer. Oh and rumor has, Beyonce and Jay Z have been spotted here.. 447 Hudson Street

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Café Mogador

Known for it’s trendy brunch, this Mediterranean hot spot in Williamsburg has a backyard garden that would be perfect for your next weekend outing. Cooking up some of the most authentic Moroccan and Middle Eastern specialties, Café Mogador will waken up your taste buds to a whole new side of the world. Keep in mind, lines on the weekend will be long, but we all know that the best places are worth the wait. 133 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211


La Tarte Flambee

If you’re looking for a fun happy hour, some good and unique food, plus a lovely outdoor seating area, look no further for Garden Dining in NYC. Their garden in the back is a well kept secret, but it’s time for everyone to know about it. Known for the Flambee, these large rectangular shaped pizza-like treats are perfect for sharing. Customers describe it as “If a pizza and a crepe had a baby, it would be a tarte flambee!” What are you waiting for? 153 East 33rd Street, Between Lex and 3rd Ave


Though it’s been around for some time, a good restaurant like Crispo never really gets old especially one that provides garden dining in NYC. The food is consistently good, with an impressive variety of vegetarian friendly options, and a beautiful outdoor garden perfect for a relaxing and delicious after work or weekend dinner. 240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011



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