That’s right, it’s time now for the second most exciting two minutes in sports: the Resy Hit List. The sun is shining, finally, so here’s where the focus turns sharply to outside dining. You are where you eat, after all. 5 New, 4 Returning
Because it’s your go-to. Every table comes with a glass of bubbly on Resy and then comes the farro and the blue crab pasta and the chicken and the magic. // SoHo. Book Now at Charlie Bird
2/ROOF AT PARK SOUTH 2
Because it’s a sleeper insomuch as you don’t often get a rooftop with reliable views, reliable food and reliable walk-in prospects. Remember, entry on 27th St. // Park Avenue South Corridor. 212.204.5248.
Because Claudette was built for its outdoor seats, the only sidewalk seating on Lower 5th. And that’s before you factor in the rosé on tap. // Greenwich Village. Book Now at Claudette
4/CAFE CLOVER Debut
Because for a few weeks this might have been a sleeper, but now it’s white hot. Very compelling menu prop here, with their emphasis on virtuous cooking. Beautiful people like to sit outside, too. // West Village. (212) 675-4350.
5/SANT AMBROEUS Debut
Because the West 4th Street people watching is high test and here’s the front row. // West Village. Book Now at Sant Ambroeus
Because here’s where the High Line, the Whitney, and the Torrisi Brothers all meet. It’s all been leading up to this. File under, super primo al fresco. // Meatpacking. (212) 254-3000.
Because, again, you gotta love how the numbers crunch on this one. Justin Smillie, fried hen of the woods mushroom, high gloss paint, crosstown breeze. // Park Avenue South Corridor. Book Now at Upland
8/IVAN RAMEN Debut
Because these crazy mothers have a backyard, which can get upstaged by the kitchen in terms of the storyline. Though, for the next 4-6 months #ramengarden is the headline. // Lower East Side. (646) 678-3859.
9/DOMINIQUE ANSEL KITCHEN Debut
Because breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. The Cronut King’s new West Village storefront does have some sidewalk seats. Because if there’s something else they can do to make you swoon, they’re all over it. // West Village. (212) 242-5111
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