Outdoor Dining Summer 2011 Style

When did it become summer? Sometime over the weekend apparently, and now I'm getting the questions about where to go for outdoor drinking and dining. I prefer the term "Alfresco" because it sounds European and nothing says European like eating outside while enjoying a glass of your favorite alcoholic bev. See below for a list of places to try. Cheers to summer in the city!

Riverpark (just opened)

Bar Basque

Frying Pan


The Trilby

The Yard (just opened)



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Hudson Beach Cafe

Boat Basin

Fette Sau (Williamsburg)

Sky Terrace

Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Beer Gardens:


Spritzenhaus (Williamsburg – holler)

Bohemian Hall (Astoria)

Loreley (LES and Williamsburg)

La Birreria (located in Eataly, opening soon)



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