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You can eat dinner inside this enchanting greenhouse in NYC

Written by
Jennifer Picht

The secret garden of your dreams is now taking reservations.

Just in time for spring, the Arlo Soho is offering the chance to eat a delicious meal surrounded by an intimate whimsical garden. (In fact, a similar space has also popped-up on Eataly’s rooftop restaurant in Flatiron this year. This is definitely a trend we can get behind.)

The hotel’s courtyard has transformed into “Arlo Blooms,” a lush botanical garden that looks straight out of a fairytale. The space features a bubbling fountain, a Tiny Jungles Greenhouse draped with string lights and plenty of other Instagrammable moments that will fool your followers into thinking you’ve escaped to some enchanted cottage grounds upstate.

Most importantly, you can order some earthy (and kind of healthy!) food and drinks to enjoy while basking in the nature-filled ambiance. Order bites such as the Green Goddess Soup (yogurt, cucumbers, chile oil, housemade granola and herbs), Rainbow Crudite (roasted eggplant dip with assorted colored veggies) and Grilled Spring Vegetable Flatbread (snap peas, radishes, asparagus, ricotta and creme fraiche) for an appropriately produce-forward garden party.

The cocktails continue the greenhouse theme (minus the dirt!) with plenty of herbal ingredients. We’re intrigued by the Potted Plant (Hendrick’s Gin, Dynar, espresso, coffee liquor and rosemary syrup) and the Lavender Honeybee (The Botanist Gin, lavender, honey and lemon juice).  

You can book reservations for the verdant space now or plan on visiting during the Arlo Hotel’s annual SpringFest event in honor of Earth Day (April 20). On that Saturday, the courtyard will host a festival celebrating sustainability with live music, eco-friendly vendors, wellness sessions and more.

Just don't forget to stop and smell the flowers.

Photograph: Courtesy Arlo Soho

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