Spring is almost here — and New York City is now reopening. While restaurants now have 35% capacity of indoor seating, a lot of them still offer warm outdoor dining options. Your favorite restaurants want to serve you in whatever way you feel comfortable! New York weather can be a little harsh and unpredictable so don't forget to carry an extra jacket or style it up with a bold scarf for windy days. With strong heaters at restaurants on 8th Street, 6th Avenue, St. Marks Place, and University Place; get cozy under heat lamps at night and keep booking those outdoor tables.
To comply with the COVID-19 guidelines, several of them require reservations for outdoor dining. Check out our list of open businesses and call them before you head out. But don't let your excitement get in the way, make sure you wear your masks as often as possible and practice being a good customer during the pandemic. If you are unsure, don't hold the tables, eat quick, and pack your food. Extend support to small businesses and tip generously.
Here are a few things to consider to make your experience as safe as possible for your fellow diners, the staff and yourself.
If you are sick, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been exposed to someone with the virus, STAY HOME.
Research the restaurant's COVID-19 safety protocols before heading out. Makes sure the tables are properly spaced six feet apart and that staff members are wearing face coverings.
To comply with capacity limits, most restaurants now require reservations for indoor and outdoor dining. Be sure to book ahead.
Wear a face covering when not seated at your table. Be sure to put on your mask when restaurant staff approach your table.
Wash your hands upon entering and exiting the restaurant to avoid touching your face.
Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others in hallways, entryways, waiting areas or anywhere you may come into contact with people outside of your dining party.
Try not to stay too long. With restaurants operating at limited capacity, there are only so many tables available for patrons. Be courteous and don't linger at your table longer than necessary.
- 8th Street Winecellar
- Amelie Wine Bar
- LaoMa Spicy
- Aunt Jake's
- Culture: An American Yogurt Company
- Eva's Kitchen
- Loring Place
- Pane Pasta
- Village Taverna
- El Cantinero Mexican Restaurant
- The Grey Dog Cafe
- Japonica Restaurant
- Madman Espresso
- Amorino Gelato Artigianale