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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in New York City

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Westville - Williamsburg restaurant
5 (22)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 5, 2024
Excellent food and service. The carrot soup was incredible and the marinated chicken was delicious. A restaurant I will certainly return!!!!
A photo of Shiso restaurant
4.8 (31)
$50 and over
French / Japanese
East Village
About the restaurant
French Japanese Tasting menu based restaurant starting at $100. With Omakase available at the bar.
Top review
Dined on Jan 17, 2024
Omg just sooo tasty! Inspirational deliciousness.
A photo of Moko restaurant
4.7 (406)
$31 to $50
East Village
About the restaurant
Discover an intimate Omakase gem in NYC, where every dish is a work of art. Watch our chefs craft each course with precision and passion, using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Join us for an evening of culinary delight and see why we're one of NYC's best-kept secrets. Book your reservation now for an unforgettable journey through Japanese cuisine. Featured on Forbes
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 8, 2024
What an amazing experience! A commitment to service, can’t thank you enough for taking us so late last night. We did truly appreciated your craft. We’ll be back soon!
A photo of Route 66 Bar & Grill restaurant
4.6 (36)
$30 and under
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
Located near theater district and Lincoln Center, on 9th Ave. between 55th and 56th St., we offer breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and full bar with bar menu.
Top review
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
We had a fantastic meal on the patio at Route 66...It was a beautiful evening with incredible weather for the middle of April and as always the food, drinks and prices were exceptional especially since it was Happy Hour which is one of the best Happy Hour menus in all of Hell's Kitchen. Also, the service at Route 66 is literally second to none. They have the most friendly, attentive and amazing servers in the city. Angela was our server and she is AWESOME!!! We're already looking forward to going back for our next meal there.
A photo of SET L.E.S. restaurant
4.5 (93)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Lower East Side
About the restaurant
At SET L.E.S. we bring "hip" and "flavor" together in our energetic restaurant/bar located in the heart of Lower East Side, New York City. Nearing almost a decade, the restaurant has grown into a neighborhood gem, most known for, the Asian-inspired menu and palatable crafted cocktails. While the restaurant is popular for it's lunch and dinner, weekend brunch has become the most quintessential experience. With customer-favorite's like the "Chicken and buttermilk waffles" and the "Steak and eggs skillet" cooked to perfection. The ambiance also makes for a great place to celebrate your birthday, with a special complimentary item with parties over 6.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
No complaints. Service, server and ambiance was perfect. Will definitely visit again
A photo of A to Z on the fifth Rooftop restaurant
4.3 (80)
$31 to $50
Midtown East
About the restaurant
A to Z rooftop is a new rooftop located 16 East 39th Street on the 22 floor of boutique Hyatt hotel with a 360-degree view of skyscrapers of Manhattan, fantastic view of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the north side is a 93-story One Vanderbilt. Rooftop is designed by Paul Vega co-founder of VLDG design who is known for his design and collaborations with W Hotels. Rooftop offer a high- energy dining experience that artfully combines the superior quality of steak filet mignon ,fresh pasta , fish Branzino ,Dover Sole ,Chilean Sea Bass, upscale cocktails and elevated Happy Hour, along with an in-house DJ and chic decor. A to Z s menu features reimagined classic American and Italian cuisine on the highest quality of meat ,fish and fresh pasta.

Private igloos can be reserved for 2 to 10 guests with no minimum spending required. For walk-in guests, there is also no minimum requirement. You can find more information about our igloos on our website

Top review
Dined on Mar 26, 2024
Great service and tasty food. Loved sitting outside in the igloo with the beautiful Empire State Building views.
A photo of BONSAII Tapas & Wine Bar restaurant
4.3 (21)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Inspired by the Japanese Bonsai Tree which is a miniature tree cultivated to resemble nature in a modest space and nurtured with artistic interaction, Bonsaii Tapas & Wine Bar is the ultimate representation of its namesake.
Our cuisine is inspired in International tapas, where everybody will feel welcomed and find something of their taste, putting spin on classic dishes and bringing creative new ones. Our "Secret Garden" is the perfect hidden gem in Midtown East for finding calm in the stress and noise from the city , located walking distance to Central Park and Bloomingdale's and in between some of the most popular avenues (Lexington Ave and Park Ave).

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Never a bad meal. Always great works of art. Love this place. Worth going for sure.
A photo of Tivoli Trattoria restaurant
4.3 (6)
$30 and under
West Village
About the restaurant
From the same team that brought you Baby Brasa, this West Village charmer has the same upbeat vibes and energy that you’ve come to know and expect, only now you can feast on delectable pizzas and pastas while you’re at it.
Top review
Dined on Feb 19, 2024
Best value for good Italian food in the West Village. Best kept secret I suppose but sometimes you need a reservation. Staff is cordial, welcoming and down right sweet
A photo of KPOT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot restaurant
4.3 (4)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
KPOT is leading a cultural dining revolution! KPOT is a unique, hands-on, all-you-can-eat experience that merges traditional Asian hot pot with Korean BBQ flavors. It's hot pot and Korean BBQ modernized with a full bar and nightlife atmosphere *Last seating is an hour before closing*

Enjoy a 2 hour AYCE experience with us for only $20.99 or have dinner with us for only $31.99!

Established in 2018, since opening our first location in 2018, KPOT has become a crowd favorite for traditional Korean barbeque and hot pot. We are consistently highly recognized for excellent food, ambiance, and service.

Top review
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Great place offering a unique dining experience. Arrived there early with a party of six, two children and four adults. Our first visit, we cooked our own food, the kids really enjoyed the experience. Thank it was a memorable family outing.
A photo of Dos Caminos – Meatpacking restaurant
4.1 (1792)
$31 to $50
Meatpacking District
About the restaurant
Dos Caminos brings the vibrant spirit of Mexico City to New York City. Serving authentic and upscale Mexican cuisine, including fresh guac, killer margaritas, and South of the Border staples like Asada Tacos and fresh ceviche. The tequila and margarita menu is one of the most robust of its kind. “Dos” has single-handedly redefined Mexican for Americans.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
The service was excellent! They were so kind to our large party.
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