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Places to Stay Warm While Dining Outdoors in NYC
December 30, 2021, 7:19.08 pm ET


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Dagon (2454 Broadway, NYC, 212-873-2466,

At Dagon, on 91st Street and Broadway, guests are transported via a Mediterranean oasis. The restaurant offers outside heaters for both sidewalk seating and within the covered cafe, decorated with a plethora of plants and twinkle lights.

Carmine’s (Times Square: 200 West 44th Street, 212-221-3800, Upper West Side: 2450 Broadway, NYC, 212-362-2200,

Family-style Italian restaurant Carmine's offers outdoor seating with overhead heaters at both their iconic Times Square and original Upper West Side location. Enormous family-style servings of their signature dishes like Spaghetti and Meatballs, Penne Alla Vodka, and Lasagna are the perfect hearty fare for cold days.

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The Clam (420 Hudson Street, NYC, 212-242-7420,

A West Village neighborhood favorite, The Clam allows diners to dig into the locale’s market-driven seafood offerings while cozied up indoors or out. Outside, the covered patio and street cafe features radiant under-the-table heating, as well as overhead.

Portale (126 West 18th Street, NYC, 917-781-0255,

Portale in Chelsea keeps their patio and their guests nice and toasty with above-table electric heaters while enjoying a contemporary Italian meal in a relaxed and convivial setting.

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Hütte (1652 Second Avenue, NYC, 646-981-0764,

Hütte’s outdoor tent-covered backyard takes inspiration from an Après ski lodge, serving up hearty Austrian comfort food like Venison Goulash, Cheese Fondue, and mugs of hot gluhwein. Guests are kept toasty with electric heaters overhead.

Karazishi Botan (255 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 347-763-1155,

The ramen diner in Carroll Gardens has a surprisingly spacious backyard patio, tented with heaters overhead. Enjoy ramen, burgers and hearty Japanese small plates along with hot sake at this cozy and comfortable space tucked away from the busy streets.

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Lucciola (621 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC, 347-536-1335,

Fine dining Italian restaurant Lucciola has 12 Alvantor bubble tents, which are heated, waterproof, and wind-resistant. They can comfortably seat up to eight guests for a cozy and comforting meal.

Marathi (200 Church Street, NYC, 212-227-5100,

Tribeca’s new Greek bistro Marathi offers a regional and personal perspective by focusing on homestyle Crete cooking peppered with the technique and creativity of Chef Nicholas. Outdoor dining is offered in their covered and heated cabanas, comfortably seating 6 each.

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The Little Owl (90 Bedford Street, NYC, 212-741-4695,

The Greenwich Village corner gem (for over 15 years) has covered outdoor seating with both overhead and under-the table heaters so diners can relish the restaurant’s Mediterranean-inspired dishes without catching a chill. Seasonal entrees including Veal & Winter Root Stew, Broiled Nova Scotia Halibut, and Crispy Chicken are sure to please.

Marseille (630 Ninth Ave, NYC, 212-333-2323,

Hell's Kitchen favorite French brasserie Marseille, now in its 20th year, offers a warm haven to dine outside. Featuring a 50-seat, heated plexiglass partitioned sidewalk cafe (complete with greenery), they also offer curbside seating under a chic awning with heaters around the perimeter.

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Market Table (54 Carmine Street, NYC, 212-255-2100,

Located on the corner of Carmine and Bedford Streets, Market Table offers an optimal view of village life. The restaurant’s covered outdoor seating provides heaters under the table as well as overhead for maximum comfort while guests enjoy seasonal American fare

The Mary Lane (99 Bank Street, NYC, 212-597-9099,

West Village newcomer, The Mary Lane, features signature seasonal fare in a bright, airy dining room surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. For the colder weather and for those who prefer to eat al fresco, The Mary Lane offers both under-the-table and overhead heaters so guests can stay warm while dining.

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Nice Matin (201 West 79th Street, NYC, 212-873-6423,

Nice Matin is an Upper West Side staple and has been around for 18 years – proving that it’s more than worth the trip. The restaurant’s heaters are up and running, offering necessary warmth within two enclosed street-side cafes outside of the classic French bistro.

The Mermaid Inn (Upper West Side: 570 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-799-7400, Greenwich Village: 89 MacDougal Street, 212-260-0100,

Casual seafood restaurant The Mermaid Inn offers the perfect destination for everything from drinks and light bites, to a full meal of seafood favorites. Their Upper West Side and Greenwich Village locations offer covered outdoor seating featuring electric heaters.

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Socarrat Paella Bar (Midtown: 953 Second Avenue, Chelsea: 259 West 19th Street, Nolita: 284 Mulberry Street, NYC,

All of Socarrat’s locations have new electric heaters so guests can indulge in their tapas, paella and sangria while staying comfy, warm, and safe.

Virgil’s Real BBQ Times Square (2452 Broadway, NYC, 212-921-9494,

Barbecue favorite Virgil's has covered outdoor seating with electric heaters at their Times Square restaurant, offering guests real-deal barbecue including brisket, ribs, and pulled pork along with hearty Southern-style side no matter the temperature.