OUTDOOR DINING

In this creative city, dining restrictions inspire unique eating experiences. Some favorite family-friendly destinations; see what else is open to NYC  for more adventures plus over-the-top dessert destinations.

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Manhattan: Midtown/Uptown

Food at Chelsea Market

Chelsea

Choose from doughnuts, tacos, hand-pulled noodles, lobster rolls, gelato and many more delicious options at this indoor market housed in a former factory. Covered outdoor tables available along 15th and 16th Streets.

Shopping options include books, chocolate and fun Chinese merchandise & snacks at Pearl River Mart.

Look for art installations among twinkling lights and cool decor at this always happening historic market.

The narrow walkways can get very crowded, so best to visit earlier in the day and/or on weekdays. Hours vary by vendor.

Bathrooms available on both floors, but the line can be quite long.

See our guide to Chelsea/Meatpacking.

Cozy Igloos

Midtown-40s

Enjoy festive food and drinks in personal heated igloos, just steps from the iconic ice skating, surrounded by midtown skyscrapers. Family Packages ($215/up to 4 guests, $430/up to 8 guests) include a carafe of hot chocolate or salted caramel hot apple cider, chicken fingers or hot dogs or Bavarian pretzel, crispy French Fries with dipping sauces.

Adult Packages with wine beer & charcuterie board also available ($240-$460). Additional food and beverage can be ordered a la carte. Children under 2 years old do not count toward the food and drink package, but as an individual, they count toward the capacity of the igloo (maximum number is 8).

See our guide to Winter Village.

Manhattan: Downtown

Le District

Downtown

Mangez on freshly made croissants, crepes, frites and more delicious treats in a French shopping district within happening Brookfield Place. Take your treat to the terrace for a view of the French-in-origin Lady Liberty.

Ladurée Soho

Soho

Escape to Ladurée’s pastel Parisian wonderland, where the only stress is choosing among the 25+ colorful flavors, from salted caramel to strawberry marshmallow – plus chocolate covered macarons, fancy French ice cream, macaron ice cream sandwiches, sorbets and more sweet treats.

Get your treats to go or dine on casual yet sophisticated French fare including salads, sandwiches and croissants in h ornate dining room or magical garden.

Other, smaller locations without seating include 864 Madison Ave (at East 71st Street) and carts in Hudson Yards and Columbus Circle.

Monday- Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday-Friday 10am – 11pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am – 11pm

The Greens

Seaport

Enjoy stunning views on a rooftop overlooking the East River. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Menu includes cheeseburgers, churros, shrimp rolls, salads and more.

See our guide to Seaport.

Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

Downtown

Eat thin-crust square pies (plus classic round pies, salads, pastas and more) on indoor and outdoor seating overlooking historic, cobbled Stone Street at this casual yet classy pizzeria.

Winter Garden at The Standard East Village

East Village

Hunker down in private alpine yurts, or outside (with heaters) among the twinkling evergreens. The cozy menu includes raclette burgers, fresh oysters, orange blossom waffles, spiked hot cider, gooey fondue, freshly baked beignets and more.

Sat-Sun brunch: 11 am – 1:30 pm (no minimum)
Dinner: 4 – 7:30 pm ($100 pp minimum)

Brooklyn/Queens

Industry City Food Hall

Brooklyn

From Korean comfort food to an avocado-focused cafe, Industry City hosts a huge range of Brooklyn-based purveyors. BBQ, pizza, bao buns, French pastries, artisanal ice cream, tacos, Mediterranean mezzes – whatever you’re craving you’ll probably find it here. Most of the vendors or in a central Food Hall but other shops can be found…

Time Out Market New York

Brooklyn

Sample some of the best NYC food: fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ and more amazing eateries—all cherry-picked by Time Out New York. 21,000 delicious…

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