Outdoor dining has become a NYC staple at this point. And with winter on our heels, there’s no shortage of restaurants offering creative cabins, bubbles, glasshouses, igloos, and yurts to dine out!

Circumstances of the past few years have resulted in some of the most interesting dining experiences to date and many of them have returned once again.

And since outdoor dining has become such a popular option throughout the pandemic, restaurants have come up with some of the most elaborate and creative ways for guests to continue to dine warmly through the winter.

1. Bryant Park’s Winter Igloos, Midtown


Bryant Park’s beloved winter igloos and curling cafe have returned for the 2022 season and reservations are now open. Try the winter sport while snuggling up with hot apple cider or hot cocoa in your own igloo!

Where: 42nd Street and, 6th Ave, New York

2. 230 Fifth Rooftop, Flatiron


Fully heated and with a panoramic view of Manhattan, some of the igloos can fits up to 25 standing people at once.

Where: 230 5th Ave, New York

3. Route 66, FiDi


Route 66 Smokehouse has gone above and beyond merely bubble dining, by setting up their very own magical ‘snow globes’ for outdoor dining and turning Stone Street into a picturesque winter scene.

Where: Stone Street, New York

4. Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, Midtown


Enjoy après fondue nights at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar from November 28 through December 30. You’ll be seated in their covered, open-air Galleria that is shared with Le Bernardin.

Where: 151 W 51st St, New York

5. Cibo e Vino, UWS


Mouthwatering Italian pasta dishes on a gorgeous and heated patio, yes please!

Where:2418 Broadway, New York

6. City Vineyard at Pier 26, Tribeca


Skyline views and wine, what more could you want?!?

Where: 233 West St, New York

7. Osteria 57, Greenwich Village


This intimate setup is the perfect date night spot serving up rustic Italian dishes that focus on seafood and plant based options.

Where: 57 W 10th St, New York

8. Industry Kitchen, Seaport District


Here the glasshouses give you the perfect waterfront view!

Where: 70 South Street, At, Maiden Ln, New York

9. City Winery, Rockefeller Center


Returning the Friday after Thanksgiving, enjoy a winter menu in these domes right in the heart of the Rockefeller Center.

Where: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

10. Lucciola, UWS


Indulge in their wine selection while you twirl pasta around your fork!

Where: 621 Amsterdam Ave, New York

11. Watermark Bar, Seaport District


With each glasshouse comes twinkling lights and a beautiful view of the Brooklyn skyline.

Where: 78 South St Pier 15, New York

12. Sveta, West Village


Dine beneath a blossoming garden and try their famous cotton candy cocktails and vodka infused test tubes!

Where: 64 Carmine St, New York

13. Zona de Cuba, The Bronx


Escape to an island paradise with a Cuban and Latin inspired menu.

Where: 558 Grand Concourse, The Bronx

14. The Buttery Bar, Greenpoint


Female-owned, Brooklyn spot, The Buttery Bar is offering the perfect winter dining setup with an outdoor cabin and cozy fireplace. Plus, they have fabulous happy hour deals!

Where: 152 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

15. Suprema Provisions, West Village


Sink your teeth into the Suprema Burger or try any of their delicious small plates.

Where: 305 Bleecker St, New York

16. The Greens at Pier , Seaport District


Though no announcements have been made yet, each year the “ski-inspired” cabins bring customers winter décor, spacious banquette seating, a virtual fireplace, heaters, and floor-to-ceiling views of New York City. We can’t wait for their hopeful return!

Where: 89 South St, New York

17. A Pasta Bar, SoHo


A Pasta Bar (a.k.a Sola Pasta Bar) never fails to bring diners delicious bowls of pasta amongst elegant design. Their outdoor seating is no different!

Where: 330 W Broadway, New York

18. Nowadays, Ridgewood


This funky spot known for their enormous space, draft beers, and late-night DJs has “winterized” their backyard. Warm up inside their heated yurts or snuggle next to their toasty fire pits.

Where: 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Flushing, NY

19. Cafe du Soleil, UWS


What seems to be one of the original trend setters for bubble dining, Cafe du Soleil provides great service with an even greater menu.

Where: 2723 Broadway, New York

20. Honey Badger, Prospect Lefferts Gardens


Eat “wild to table” in your own private, heated cabin.

Where: 67 Fenimore St, Brooklyn

21. Bandits, Greenwich Village


Head over to this retro spot and fill up on inventive cocktails and specialty tater tots. There’s even a dazzling disco ball inside!

Where: 44 Bedford St, New York

22. Quality Eats, UES


These adorably colored booths at their Uptown location are wonderful for outdoor dining!

Where: 1496 2nd Ave, New York

23. Veranda, SoHo


Enjoy the ultimate private dining experience inside one of Verandas gorgeous yurts located on their patio. Stay cozy with lush pillows and blankets and make sure to snap all of the insta-worthy shots from the yurts interior to the stunning cocktails and beautifully presented dishes.

Where: 23 Grand St, New York

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