You left out an important one, East of Eighth, on 23rd St. Reasonable prices, delightful outdoor garden.
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Dine alfresco in gardens, on decks and on rooftops.
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Up on the roof of Cobble Hill's upscale regional-Mexican restaurant, you'll find an inviting patio and gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline. (187 Columbia St at DeGraw St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-643-5400, almarestaurant.com)
With a leafy garden this pretty, the regional Italian dishes and serious wine list don't have to be so good (but they are). 398 West Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (212-226-1102, nybarolo.com)
Clemente's Maryland Crab House
Enjoy Clemente's $32.95 all-you-can-eat blue-crab special (opt for a simple dusting of Old Bay rather than the garlic-and-oil treatment) on a deck overlooking Sheepshead Bay. Venice Marina, 3939 Emmons Ave at Knapp St, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn (718-646-7373, clementescrabhouse.com)
The Farm on Adderley
This lush, rustic space tucked away in Ditmas Park is a fitting setting for chef Tom Kearney's seasonal, ingredient-driven American food. 1108 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (718-287-3101, thefarmonadderley.com)
Hudson River Caf
The cuisine is so-so, but the dramatic, urban outdoor space is not. Settle in for a drink, a simple snack and a spectacular view of the arched underpass of Riverside Drive. 697 W 133rd St at Riverside Dr (212-491-9111, hudsonrivercafe.com)
Few restaurants can boast a city park as their outdoor space, and even fewer can boast of a better burger. The view of the Empire State Building is a welcome distraction from the queue. Madison Square Park, 23rd St at Madison Ave (212-889-6600, shakeshack.com)
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