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.
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
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
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