Eight on Eighth: 8 Restaurants to Enjoy Outdoor Dining on West 8th This Spring

Eight on Eighth: 8 Restaurants to Enjoy Outdoor Dining on West 8th This Spring

It’s that time of year New Yorkers wait eagerly for, that perfect window between the freeze of winter and the stifling heat of summer. One of the best ways to spend that weather? Enjoying the first-class food and drink of The Village. Here is the Village Alliance’s roundup of eight excellent options for your al fresco dining this spring.

Pictured, Past Seasons of Outdoor Dining at Analogue and Loring Place.


Cozy up in the warm neon glow of Amelie’s streetside patio and enjoy a glass, or two, or three, of thoughtfully selected wines alongside the kitchen’s irresistible dishes—from seasonal specials like ravioli stuffed with comte and cottage cheese to timeless treats like a crisp apple tarte tatin with a scoop of ice cream.


Enjoy some of the best cocktails The Village offers at Analogue, where you can take in the spring breeze along West 8th Street while sipping one of their carefully crafted drinks.

La Panineria

La Panineria has been serving up handcrafted sandwiches for a while now, and they’ve got it down to an art. Customize your own, or go all-in with their burrata sandwich loaded with Organic Italian burrata, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma PDO, organic tomatoes, organic arugula, and extra virgin olive oil. Take it walking down the street, or enjoy their outdoor seating.

Loring Place:

Award-winning chef Dan Kluger brings the hits all year long at Loring Place, where you can take to the sidewalk seating to enjoy local, seasonal American fare. We won’t even suggest a dish—whatever you go for is a winner.


Named one of the 50 best bars in North America, Mace’s intimate space offers guests the chance to take to the bar and see where the magic happens or survey the street while taking in that perfect Village sunset.

Margaux at the Marlton Hotel:

Take the chances out of planning around New York spring and enjoy a meal at the Marlton Hotel’s Margaux, serving dishes with sunny, dynamic flavors influenced by the cultures and cuisines of France and the Mediterranean.

Pictured, the lush spring dining at Olio e Piu in springs past.

Olio e Piu:

Olio e Piu brings lush al fresco dining to The Village with wines, cocktails, fresh pasta, and more served all day long. What will it be, a selection of antipasti or a freshly-dressed caesar with an apple confit? Options abound.


Owned and operated by siblings Chef Tommy Lai and Camie Lai, Rasa’s menu presents an unrivaled opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of authentic Malaysian dishes. Try something entirely new like Sarawak Laksa, a dish of rice noodles cooked in a shrimp-based broth and thickened with coconut milk along with more than 20 different blended spices.