Best outdoor restaurants

Dine alfresco in gardens, on decks and on rooftops.



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  • Alma

  • Barolo

  • Clemente's

  • The Farm at Adderley

  • Gnocco

  • Hudson River Cafe

  • Le Jardin Bistro

  • Shake Shack


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,

Back Forty
At this East Village seasonal-eats tavern, settle into garden seating for solid gastropub fare and exemplary veggies. 190 Ave B between 11th and 12th Sts (212-388-1990,

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,

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,

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,

Gnocco Cucina & Tradizione
A peaceful haven blossoms in the East Village. 337 E 10th St between Aves A and B (212-677-1913,

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,

Shake Shack
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,

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You left out an important one, East of Eighth, on 23rd St. Reasonable prices, delightful outdoor garden.