The twinkly backyard at Wayla. Photo courtesy of Wayla

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The Resy Guide to Cozy Outdoor Dining in New York


The city’s weather has been quite temperamental lately. There are weeks that’ll convince you that sunny autumn days are all we’ll ever have… until the downpours and cold winds hit, making us scatter away. And at the mercy of it all are restaurants. Still, the people behind our favorite establishments have proven their ingenuity once again, serving up remote-controlled heating, twinkly lights, and branded blankets to make outdoor dining not only comfortable, but enjoyable.

Here are our picks for this season’s coziest al fresco setups.