The warm weather has finally arrived! Screw what the weather reports are saying for Sunday and Monday’s snowstorm! No matter what, warm weather is here to stay and so are the options to dine “Al Fresco” which translates to “in the open air”. In other words… outside! We have found some super awesome places where this is not only an option but also encouraged! Here are some of our top picks for chillin outside with some tasty treats with your friends and fam.
Cantina Rooftop (605 West 48th Street)
Located in Hell¹s Kitchen, Cantina Rooftop is the perfect Mexican escape in Midtown Manhattan. It is an indoor/outdoor year-round dining destination with a retractable rooftop that allows guests to dine and mingle rain or shine. This rooftop is steps away from the Hudson River and features banquettes, communal and individual tables, surrounded by lush greenery that makes you feel like you’re not in NYC anymore. Cantina offers a modern Mexican dinner menu that pair perfectly with expertly crafted cocktails and creative Margaritas with a twist.
Zeppelin Hall Biergarten & Barbecue (88 Liberty View Drive) New Jersey City
Zeppelin Hall is perfect for escaping New York City altogether and is conveniently located at the Jersey Avenue light rail stop. The largest biergarten in the Metropolitan area, Zeppelin Hall was named Buzzfeed¹s Most Popular Bar in Jersey in 2015. They are well known for their expansive outdoor garden and ultra-relaxed atmosphere making this destination perfect for the ultimate al fresco experience. Guests can check out the new BBQ menu with selections including BBQ Brisket, St. Louis style ribs and slow smoked pulled pork, and sample Zeppelin Hall’s impressive selection of 100-plus beers.
For more information on Zeppelin Hall check out: http://www.zeppelinhall.com/
Treadwell Park (82nd & 1st Ave)
Treadwell Park is a new dynamic beer hall located in the Upper East Side bringing their guests an experience like no other with games (Pinball and Ping-Pong), grub and creative cocktail creations. Treadwell Park has a unique industrial rustic design and for dining and of course, drinking al fresco offers an intimate 75-foot balcony. Come sample their selection of 20 different craft beers and ciders that rotate on a weekly basis. For grub they have everything from in-house smoked beef brisket to grass-fed burgers and Korean Kimchi pancakes, and definitely don’t go home without trying the Beer Floats with funky fun ice cream flavors like blue cheese.
For more information, visit www.treadwellpark.com.
Haven Rooftop (132 W. 47th Street)
Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel is located a few steps from Times Square. Haven is a rooftop cocktail lounge and restaurant that offers a getaway from the hectic streets below. Guests are greeted by stunning city views and lavish greenery complemented by cedar word furnishings. Haven offers a French-American Menu, created by Chef Madison Belem. Enjoy the warm weather with a refreshing glass of Sanctuary Sangria or specialty libation, as you take in the outdoors. With the great outdoor sensations and gorgeous views it is easy to understand why Haven Rooftop must be added to your outdoor dining bucket list.