Warm weather is luring everyone to head outdoors. When the feeling hits, check out Hobnob’s recos for where to sit outdoors in NYC now: The Roof at the Made Hotel, Entwine, and City Vineyard.
Here are a trio of spots which can take you from day to night, basking in the warm weather. Each offers something different in the way of outdoor seating.
The Roof at the Made Hotel
I already covered this hotel’s fantastic restaurant Ferris in a previous post, but as soon as it got a little warmer out, the rooftop beckoned. A stunning, architecturally-fine lounge sits on the 18th floor with areas to sit inside and out. Plant yourself against the space’s edge and enjoy panoramic views, especially of the Empire State Building, which looms only a few blocks away. Titled “Good Behavior“(though you don’t have to heed that message) the bar specializes in Tiki-inspired cocktails and craft beers. We had nothing but smiles on our faces spending the evening here.
Good Behavior at the Made Hotel, 44 west 29th St (betw Broadway/Sixth Ave) 18th floor. Closed Sundays.
We ate at this restaurant back in March, so the backyard was not yet open, but the food and drink here were great and fun to share. I’m planning to head back to this cozy and laid back spot and sit in their back garden, which is lovely because it is hidden from the street. It’s a totally charming little spot with friendly service.
Entwine, 765 Washington St (betw Bethune/W 12th St)
Downtown in Tribeca, and right on the water, is a space that make you feel as if you’ve left the city altogether. The oversized main dining room has windows all around which looks out onto the river and surrounding wine garden. Grab a seat outside if weather permits, or head up to the rooftop for a cocktail. (That spot seemed really jumping by the time we left.)
Dinner here was fab, we all ordered the salmon, which was cooked to perfection and served with a healthy side of veggies. Great place to watch the sunset, it really streams into the space beautifully. And sip on some nice wine. Also, the restaurant donates all the oyster shells back into the Hudson to help with the ecosystem. How nice!
City Vineyard, 233 West St (betw Hubert/N Moore Sts, right on the Hudson River) Open through the warmer months