The SoHo Grand’s outdoor restaurant has a menu with a mission: to offer the kinds of food you’d serve in
your backyard, if you had one. Cooks fire up the grill for beef, turkey and veggie burgers with top-shelf condiments like Cayuga blue cheese, pancetta and radicchio. Those who dream of alfresco dinner parties in the Hamptons can try the lobster boil, which includes steamers, mussels and sausages, for $39 a person. Desserts are simple and summery: watermelon, fruit pie and ice-cream cones. Check the weather before you go. Just like at home, there’s no cookout in the rain.