NYC Restaurants offering outdoor seating

June 22, 2020, 5:49.45 pm ET  

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North Miznon (161 W 72nd St, NYC (929) 388-4999)

Enjoy dining al fresco on North Miznon's charming outdoor patio beginning Thursday, June 25. There are six (6) tables only; reservations can be made on Resy. The menu will be the same as delivery/take-out, with the addition of four (4) weekly rotating dine-in specials. Modified Hours: Thurs - Sat, 4-8:30PM


Shuko (47 E 12th St, NYC (212) 228-6088)

Shuko will be open with dedicated outdoor seating beginning Tuesday, June 23. There will be 3 tables of 2; walk-ins only. The menu will be the same as delivery/take-out, with additional dine-in specials. Closed July 3 & 4. Modified Hours: Tues - Sat, 3-8PM

Goosefeather (49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown (914) 829-5454)

Outdoor dining at Goosefeather will begin on Saturday, June 20. Reservations are required and can be made via Resy or by calling 914-829-5454. The menu can be viewed here and the full dining and health guidelines can be viewed here. For now, it will be outdoor only and weather permitting. However, dependent on the Mid-Hudson Region Phasing Schedule, indoor dining will also open soon. Each table can be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours. Closed June 22-23. Modified Hours: Mon - Sat, 4-9PM / Sun, 4-8PM

UPDATE: Goosefeather is also now offering indoor dining.

Loulou (176 8th Avenue, NYC (212) 337-9577) 

Will have 15 tables available for dining al fresco. Menu items from Executive Chef Jarett Brodie include the Loulou Burger made with grass-fed beef, clothbound cheddar and caramelized onions, Duck Leg Confit with apple rosemary puree and gala chutney, and Steak Frites featuring a 7oz skirt steak and béarnaise. That's in addition to craft cocktails, wine and beer.

Nerai (55 E. 54th Street, NYC (212) 759-5554) 

Will have 8 coveted seats outdoors for lunch and dinner beginning at 11:30am and an expansive new courtyard opening on Monday, June 29th.  Indulge in dishes from Executive Chef Moshe Grundman like Shrimp Mikrolimano with tiger shrimp in a tomato ragu, Lavraki, Short Rib Yiouvetsi and Seafood Orzotto with octopus, shrimp and mussels. Additionally, wine, beer and other beverages will be served. 

Tuesday, June 23rd 

Fornino (Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park  (718) 422-1107)

Will have rooftop seating for 100 available to take in the sunshine and chef and owner Michael Ayoub's wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches and alcoholic beverages. Fornino will have 24 seats in their backyard at their Greenpoint location (849 Manhattan Avenue).  Reservations can be made through Yelp Reservations.

Ainslie (76 Ainslie St, Williamsburg (347) 725-3400) 

Opening a new rooftop with 26 seats in addition to 36 seats on the sidewalk and 50 seats in their garden. Ainslie's Executive Chef John DeLucie and lead pizzaiolo Erasmo ‘Mino’ Lassandro offer a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free range chicken, NY Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon and Wood Fired Rosemary Wings.  The restaurant, wine bar and beer garden also has an extensive alcoholic beverage menu. 

Nowon (507 E 6th St, NYC (646) 692-3867)

Sidewalk seating at Nowon will begin on Tuesday, June 23. Reservations are preferred and can be made via Resy or on the website; walk-ins are also welcome. The menu can be viewed here (guests will be able to scan a QR code to view menus on-site); please note, Nowon is also now serving alcohol. Tables are set 6 feet apart, and servers must wear masks and gloves. Bathroom use is allowed for guests, but they are required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands before entering the restaurant. Each table can be reserved for a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Modified Hours: Please check the website for updates

Wednesday, June 24th

The Ten Hope Outdoor Garden (10 Hope Street, Williamsburg (347) 916-0951) 

Will open for the first time just in time to celebrate phase two. The 2,500 square-foot vine-laced open-air patio has ample socially distanced seating in a green environment with fresh air, fresh food and with an entry direct from the street. Summertime day and night dishes from Executive Chef Travis McGinty include Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche, Burrata Salad, Chicken Under a Brick with spicy green ramp, shallot, fava bean, baby corn, butternut squash ribbons and ramp ends and Shakshuka Flatbread with baked coddled eggs, shakshuka sauce, feta and herbs for brunch.  There will also be rotating frozen cocktails, a spiked spritz menu, in addition to hard seltzer, beer and wine by the glass and bottle. The Ten Hope Outdoor Garden will be open on Tuesdays - Fridays from 5pm - 11pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm - 11pm. 

Thursday, June 28th

Hole in the Wall (626 1st Ave, NYC (646) 755-8151) and (15 Cliff Street, NYC (212) 602-9991) 

Will be open to outdoor diners Thursday - Sunday from 9am to 8pm. Signature dishes from Executive Chef Brent Hudson includes Fried Polenta & Shrooms, a Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chili Scramble with avocado, sambal emulsion, micro herbs and parmesan on sourdough and Breaky Roll with applewood smoked bacon, chorizo pate, folded eggs, chimichurri and mayo on a milk bun with tots on the side. Sip on a Jalapeno Bloody Mary, a Blood Orange Negroni with gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and blood orange, an Aperol Spritz or a Mimosa.  Hole in the Wall's Murray Hill location will have 15 tables and FiDi will have 10.

Wednesday, July 1st

Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th St, NYC (212) 466-9000) 

Will be ready for diners to escape to beginning on Wednesday, July 1st. Haven offers delicious food and craft cocktails. Favorites include sliders, tuna tartare, and Buffalo wings, Branzino and Steak Au Poivre with peppercorn sauce. Pair that with a Cloudtini or summer sangria for a truly elevated experience. 



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