12 Al Fresco Spots for Spring in New York

Booming or blooming? Its spring in New York, and we've curated some local haunts and hidden gems for you to savor in New York.


This Williamsburg spot has something for everyone. Ainslie’s wine bar, beer garden and Italian restaurant offer multiple levels of tables. Explore their rustic rooftop and expansive sidewalk area to enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas, craft beers, and much more. 

Bar Marseille
Enjoy the salty breeze and seaside views at Bar Marseille in the Rockaways. The restaurant and lounge celebrates the eclectic collection of flavors found along the French Riviera with cultural influences of North Africa, Italy, Greece, and Spain. Elegant furniture and greenery adorn the restaurant's patio and rooftop deck while the cuisine and robust wine list concentrates on the Provence appellation. The fare has strong French coastal influences that focus on seafood and the beverage program offers a variety of French aperitifs and digestifs. 


Clinton Hall offers an expansive outdoor dining setup in FiDi and an open air courtyard in Williamsburg at The POD Hotel. With communal tables, an amazing menu of shareable bites, beer on tap and signature games, there’s no shortage of fun in sight.

Clinton Hall

One of the most gorgeous penthouse lounges, Daintree sits atop the Hotel Hendricks in Chelsea and is about to debut its very own Treetop Bar in mid-April. The new al-fresco wine bar in the sky, which overlooks the Empire State Building, will feature a rotating list of natural wines from around the globe. Paired with cocktails and food, what better way to say cheers to the springtime, than with a wine glass in one hand and an oyster in another! 

A quintessential NYC activity is grabbing a slice or in some cases a pie and doing that while being outdoors is even better Fornino, which has been an institution in Brooklyn for almost two decades will open their seasonal summer spot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can also grab one of their wood-fired Neapolitan pies at chef and owner Michael Ayoub's flagship location in Greenpoint or on the rooftop of Time Out Market in DUMBO.

Haven Rooftop
Haven Rooftop, located atop The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown is the perfect location for your Manhattan escape. Enjoy Haven’s signature Cloudtini (Grey Goose Pear, Lychee Purée, St. Germain) paired with a flatbread pizza, lobster roll or filet mignon. Elevate your experience further at Sushi Lab Rooftop, also at The Sanctuary Hotel. Sushi Lab offers creative spin on traditional sushi in the gorgeous canopied rooftop setting and features Japanese small plates, Nigiri, Sashimi and Maki sushi. With elegant, fresh, omakase dinner specials served daily, this outdoor gem is not one you will want to miss.
Haven Rooftop
For the perfect after work hangout spot, or late night cocktail head over to Hidden Lane. Steps away from Gramercy Park, the lounge boasts a bi-level bar and a picturesque garden, illuminated by beautifully lit trees. Intimate and sophisticated, Hidden Lane exudes an old New York Charm, making it a true hidden gem.
Hidden Lane

Life Rooftop 
Life Rooftop is a must-visit NYC spot. Located at the top of Le Meridien New York, Life is an alluring lounge and outdoor terrace that offers guests a perch to take in the city's energy and soaring views of Central Park. With an elegant menu of indulgent dishes like the Glitz and Glamour Deviled Eggs and a cocktail menu programming crafted by renowned mixologist Brian Miller, head of mixology programming at sbe and former Head Bartender for Death & Company, Life is NYC’s 'it' iconic spring/summer location.
Life rooftop

Loulou is a stunning French Bistro and Speakeasy in Chelsea with one of the most stunning outdoor seating options in town. Signature menu items from Executive Chef Jarett Brodie include a Loulou Burger made with grass-fed beef, cheddar and caramelized onions, Duck Leg Confit with apple rosemary puree and gala chutney and Steak Frites. That's in addition to a large selection of gorgeously crafted cocktails. 

Slate Rooftop
The soon to be opened Slate Rooftop will open in Williamsburg atop The POD Hotel later this Spring, taking fun and games to a whole new level.


Somewhere Nowhere 
Not only a nightclub with some of the hottest DJs spinning in town, Somewhere Nowhere will also boast a rooftop pool all summer long. Located on the top of the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel, Somewhere Nowhere takes the NYC social scene to new heights - literally. Experience breathtaking 360 degree views of Manhattan's skyline while you sip on Alice in Wonderland inspired cocktails and explore the cascading greenery of this multi-floor lounge, restaurant and nightclub. Somewhere Nowhere accepts Cryptocurrency via Coinbase as a form of payment and will have NFT drops throughout the year that will come with exclusive access to special events and other unbelievable perks.
Somewhere Nowhere

Ten Hope in Williamsburg is the outdoor dining destination you don’t want to miss. The restaurant offers a vine-laced open-air patio with ample seating and serves up Mediterranean inspired New American dishes daily. Ten Hope also offers Bottomless Brunch on Saturday and Sunday making it the perfect destination to enjoy your day after a long night out.

Ten Hope

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