Sidewalk seating at L'Artusi in New York.
Photo courtesy of L’Artusi

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The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in New York

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Though snow has not yet made its mark on the city, it is that time of year where we collectively ponder and wonder at how (in the world!) we ever dined outdoors in a New York City winter. (Remember those outdoor dining only days?) Well, let’s not forget: We did it thanks to the ingenuity of restaurants, who turned sidewalks and back gardens into cozy enclaves, branded blankets and heat lamps ablaze.

So in case you were wondering: yes, it is still possible to dine quite comfortably alfresco, and you absolutely should, as some setups have only enhanced the wonderland out of winter. From Manhattan to Brooklyn and Queens, here is our ultimate guide to winter-proof patios. Right this way.