Are you tired of the Winter weather? We are too!
And are you feeling the need to bust out and dine al fresco, but worried that it’s not quite warm enough yet? Yeah, we feel you.
Indulge in our list of: NYC’s Top 5 Outdoor Gardens EVEN in Winter
Enjoy the warmth and traditional Italian cuisine Palma offers while being surrounded by fresh flowers, herbs and candlelight. Palma is the perfect place to unwind and relax on a cool night. Pro Tip
: Sit in the enclosed garden which offers guests warm blankets on backs of each chair. They think of everything here!
DETAILS: 28 Cornelia St. / Greenwich Village / 212-691-2223
Everyone loves the feeling a “home” gives you. With Home Restaurant’s quaint atmosphere you will have that same feeling. The bonus here: Their backyard patio has super-charged heat-lamps to keep you cozy all winter long. Warm up your outside by sitting right under the fire and warm up your insides by ordering a bottle of wine and unwinding in their backyard garden.
DETAILS: 20 Cornelia St. / Greenwich Village / 212-243-9579
If you sit in Emporio’s industrial-chic sky-lit back room with a glass of Italian wine, a wood-fired pizza or homemade pasta you couldn’t possibly stay mad at Old Man Winter. With the rustic yet warm setting Emporio offers, this could be just the place to settle in for a late night dinner – their kitchen stays open until Midnight!
DETAILS: 231 Mott St. / Nolita / 212-966-1234
Looking for a place to relax inside, but with the feeling of being outside? The Chester’s Biergarten, including an enclosed wooden porch full of picnic tables and heat lamps, could leave you sipping on cocktails or German beer for hours on end. The Chester will keep you warm and blissful with their American style sharable dishes and lively space to relax in while offering views of the enlivening Meatpacking District.
DETAILS: 18 9th Ave. / Meatpacking District / 646-253-2284
Secret Tip: At the back end of this pleasant little restaurant on Bleecker St, there lies an enclosed back patio perfect for an intimate evening. Drop into Baker and Co. for their happy hour filled with olives, cheeses and fabulously priced drinks, which should cheer you up any Jack Frost. If you are just too toasty to leave, stay for dinner to savor some of their creative Italian recipes.
DETAILS: 259 Bleecker St. / Greenwich Village / 212-255-1234