Where to Eat and Drink Outdoors This Spring in NYC

Where to Eat and Drink Outdoors This Spring in NYC

Courtesy Gitano Garden of Love

Now that Spring has decided to grace us with her presence, temperatures are coasting back to the 60s and 70s and NYC is starting to come alive again. Flowers are blooming, the air is crisp with newness as new restaurant menus take advantage of the seasons harvest. So grab your family and friends and make your way to the below hot spots all round the city that are full of lush greenery, killer views, innovative cocktails and of course...beautiful people.

For Cocktails And Bites al Fresco:


Gitano Jungle Room + Gitano Garden of Love (The James Hotel New York-SoHo)


Gitano Garden of Love: Opening early May for its second season, Gitano Garden of Love serves herbaceous, Mexican and Mayan inspired plates and cocktails in a tropical urban paradise with 30-ft. tall palm trees a reflecting pool, meditation labyrinth, urban farm, boutique, coffee shop, and more.

Gitano Jungle Room:

This year-round tropical oasis was inspired by the colonial architecture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a modern take on Mexican and Mayan cuisine and cocktails on the outdoor terraces, located adjacent to the Gitano Jungle Bar, inside the James Hotel - SoHo.


PUBLIC Kitchen (Lower East Side)

The globally-inspired Jean-Georges restaurant in the PUBLIC Hotel will open its outdoor garden terrace for its first season, pulling inspiration from the Tuileries garden in Paris. Enjoy new large format seasonal cocktails and stay tuned for an ice cream cart and BBQ sandwiches grilled on the terrace by Executive Chef Thomas McKenna himself this summer.


Dante (West Village)

The 103 year old Australian-Italian cafe, that was named #9 on the World's 50 Best Bars list, will be serving up their iconic spritzes and delicious bites on their picturesque MacDougal St. patio. Sip on a hand-crafted cocktails created by the esteemed Naren Young.


Añejo (Tribeca and Hell's Kitchen)

Enjoy tacos and margaritas with a side of vitamin D. For tequila enthusiasts, Añejo Tribeca’s resident Tequila Sommelier, Garret Dostal has created a fresh batch of tequila focused specialty cocktails in honor of spring’s arrival.


Paper Daisy (East Village)

Enjoy signature cocktails and Mediterranean inspired cuisine at the East Village’s newest cocktail bar and cafe, Paper Daisy, created by the group behind the area’s best bars (Drexler’s, Boulton & Watt, and Mister Paradise).


Courtesy A.R.T. SoHo

For  Rooftop Views:


Roof at Park South (Flatiron) is a seasonal rooftop cocktail bar and garden oasis above the Park South Hotel.  The roof provides a unique sky-high experience with quintessential summer cocktails paired with a delicious bar menu from James Beard Award Winning Chef Tim Cushman — the perfect complements to unobstructed views of the city skyline.  Expect a new menu and a refreshed look when the roof reopens on May 1st.


Ophelia (Midtown East)

With 360-degree views of the city skyline and the East River, this art-deco styled lounge at the top of the Beekman Tower makes a sophisticated addition to your summer rooftop checklist. Try new seasonal cocktails crafted by Amir Babayoff including the Aegean Paloma with ouzo, grapefruit rose, pink peppercorns, and rosewater.


A.R.T SoHo, NYC (SoHo)

Embrace the warmer weather with sweeping Hudson River views at A.R.T. SoHo (Arlo Roof Top). Kicking off May 1st, A.R.T. SoHo will unveil a new spring/summer menu of creative, art-inspired original cocktails, large format drinks serving 4-8, in addition to frosé and boozy ice-pops to beat the heat.


For a Quick Bite in Midtown:


Proper Food (Midtown)

SF based, chef-driven, health-focused Proper Food recently opened their second NYC location in Midtown featuring seasonally inspired breakfast and lunch options, best enjoyed in their large outdoor seating area for a tranquil lunch amidst the Midtown hustle and bustle.

Courtesy Public Kitchen

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