Shuko in the East Village has three outdoor tables available where you can hang out with some spicy trout rolls and toro sashimi. You can eat outside between Wednesday and Saturday from 4pm to 9pm, or order takeout by calling 718-486-0200. Looking to expand your search outside of New York City? Do not move furniture: It’s properly spaced for a reason! 567 Hudson St.; 212-989-3956, WhiteHorseTavern1880.com. The setup: The historic Greenwich Village tavern, which was taken over by restaurateur Eytan Sugarman last year, has one of the biggest outdoor patios in the city, with about 40 seats. And, unfortunately for your wallet and the fish in the ocean, that cold tuna yearning only intensifies the longer you wait. The lovely terrace of this beloved Upper West Side institution is now open for dinner and weekend... Souvlaki GR.

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Outside tables allow you to dine under the warm glow of its iconic neon sign. “We’re creating a relaxed hangout and making it worthwhile for people to come by,” co-owner Julie Kim says. Soho Restaurants with outdoor seating.

The Rockwell booths on 114th Street are the hottest seats. Some of our favorite NYC eateries are offering socially distanced, al fresco options. While you’re catching some rays, take your pick from their newly expanded summer cocktail menu. For those looking to imbibe outside, their restaurant, wine bar and beer garden boast an extensive drinks list. Head down to this West Soho gem for Chef Ned Baldwin’s simple and delicious market driven food and the best Manhattan in town.

Find wine pairings for your holiday dinner with GAYOT's picks for the Best Thanksgiving Wines. Lobster frites and a chilled bottle of Bandol Rosé on the terrace will help you forget about this year’s cancelled European holiday. Sorry—looks like you screwed up that email address. 4. Excellent information will arrive in your inbox soon. Tip: The earlier the better to avoid dinner crowds — try 4 to 5 p.m., and try to score a table on the farthest patio for optimal skyline views. And germ-covered menus are a thing of the past: “We’ve set up table tents with QR codes so that customers can scan those to look at the menu, and pay, on their phones,” says co-owner Michael Wetherbee. Dine in the Mediteranian restaurant’s expansive garden patio that is complete with over 50 seats. They offer a huge variety of rolls and a la carte pieces like Japanese mackerel and octopus, and their sushi and sashimi sets are all less than $35 - unless you get a $150 party platter, which is a very much option. A jungle of strategically placed plants creates barriers in the rear of the restaurant. They’re also running some lunch specials, as well as Happy Hour when beers and sake are $3. This story has been shared 207,158 times. Catch Steak and Catch NYC have joined forces for the time being to offer a special menu that features signature dishes from both restaurants. The scene: The bohemian oasis is a favorite for artistic locals who value fare that’s “global…sustainable, organic and locally made” as owner Brianna Gureje puts it. Situated above The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown is Haven Rooftop.

From splurge situations to casual neighborhood standbys, here are 22 places where you can eat excellent sushi under an umbrella outdoors. 1115 Richmond Terrace; 718-273-7777, BlueRestaurantNYC.com. You could always escort your sushi set to a shady spot in Prospect Park. The scene: Think of Bar Camillo as the “aperitivo hour” spot — referring to the Italian tradition of pre-dinner cocktails and small plates. The lovely terrace of this beloved Upper West Side institution is now open for dinner and weekend brunch service. Their menu highlights include wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free range chicken, New York strip steak, Atlantic salmon and wood fired rosemary wings.

The menu: The cuisine is “Southern-accented,” and while the honey chicken and pickles biscuit sandwich ($17) is delish, the pickled green tomatoes ($5) and catfish tacos ($21) are bright summer options.

300 W. 114th St.; 212-864-7777, MelbasRestaurant.com. Sushi Katsuei is another one of those best-in-the-city sushi experiences, only their $70-ish omakase is slightly less expensive than those of the higher-end sushi spots. The menu: Sugarman upgraded the pub grub with fresher ingredients and more innovative twists.

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An East Village institution specializing in Roman-style cooking and Italy’s best wines, Il Posto Accanto has tables available outside for local fans as well as those in-the-know uptowners who make regular pilgrimages. From a glamping site to a rooftop covered in umbrellas, these are the most eye-catching al fresco dining spots in … Tip: Make a reservation on OpenTable; slots are available between 4 and 9 p.m. every night. Clinton Hall is known for its eclectic spin on traditional beer hall classics with offerings such as their signature double smashed burger, buffalo cauliflower, crispy chicken wings and giant pretzels. Long pants will leave you feeling overdressed. Their burger with fries ($15), house-made roast beef sandwich ($17) and fried chicken sandwich ($16) are all favorites. Courtesy of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Shoot for a table near the curb, which has trees for added privacy. Top Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Other Cities. The menu includes his addictive fennel salad and cacio e pepe as well as award-winning desserts. The setup: Devotees of the Mediterranean spot will notice an even bigger outdoor area than usual, says general manager Alex Taylor, with tables extending farther down the street, all with awnings for shade. Parties of four, five and six can fit comfortably on mismatched chairs for a drink and a bite. This charming Nolita restaurant is Cedric Vongerichten’s ode to the food of Indonesia.

Please meet the newest outdoor sushi option on this guide, Maki Kosaka - a casual offshoot of a fancy omakase spot called Kosaka on West 13th Street.

Opening August 19 is omakase restaurant Kintsugi.

The menu: Melba’s bread and butter is chicken and waffles ($18.95) — hearty soul food. Australian eatery Hole in the Wall is offering outdoor dining at three locations: Murray Hill (445 E 35th St), Financial District (15 Cliff Street) and Hotel Henri (37 W. 24th Street).