NYC's Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining


Whether you prefer the sun or shade, dining al fresco is the best way to enjoy summertime in New York City. This season, cool down on the patio with refreshing margaritas at La Fonda del Sol in midtown or build your own epic ice cream sundaes beneath the iconic Prometheus fountain at the Summer Garden & Bar at Rockefeller Center. Patina Restaurant Group has a diverse selection of outdoor bars and restaurants with great views perfect for your summer vibe.

Frozen rosé drink served at Rock Center Café in NYC
ROCK CENTER CAFÉ

20 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020

With over 7,200 square feet, our gorgeous outdoor Summer Garden & Bar makes for a rare oasis in the middle of Rockefeller Center.

Seared tuna with a glass of white wine served outdoors at The Sea Grill in NYC
THE SEA GRILL

19 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

Indulge in the finest seafood NYC has to offer while overlooking the famed Prometheus statue from our stunning outdoor patio.

Al fresco dining at Lincoln Ristorante in NYC
LINCOLN RISTORANTE

Lincoln Center, 142 West 65th St, NY, 10023

Experience Chef Shea Gallante’s modern interpretation of Italian cuisine while dining on our peaceful outdoor terrazza.

Oysters served outdoors in NYC
NICK + STEF'S STEAKHOUSE

9 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

Offering steakhouse classics with dazzling views of the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden from our outdoor patio.

Patio dining at Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria in midtown New York City
NAPLES 45

200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166

Our outdoor patio is the perfect dining destination to enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) and a signature wood-fired pizza.

View of table and wine rack inside La Fonda del Sol at the MetLife Building in midtown NYC
LA FONDA DEL SOL

200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166

Located in the landmark MetLife Building, La Fonda del Sol offers vibrant Spanish tapas and Latin American cuisine on our lively patio.

Dining area inside Cafe Centro at MetLife Building in midtown New York City
CAFÉ CENTRO

200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166

Known as the best-kept secret in Midtown, we offer elegant al fresco dining, serving French cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.

Dining area inside State grill and bar at the Empire State Building in New York City
THE BEER BAR

200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166

Burgers, beers, wings and cocktails! The Beer Bar offers a legendary happy hour scene on our bi-level outdoor bar and patio.