New York City’s Prettiest Outdoor Patios

Dining (and drinking) al fresco during the warmer months is something New Yorkers look forward to all year, and there’s certainly no shortage of adorable places to do so. If you’re visiting NYC and are looking for a café or restaurant where you can enjoy brunch, lunch, or drinks in an outdoor setting, here are five of the best places to visit.  

SERRA by Birreria at Eataly
200 5th Ave.; eataly.com

SERRA’s rooftop restaurant is part of Eataly’s Flatiron location. Every few months it gets a seasonal makeover, and the décor is always stunning. It’s the perfect place for happy hour drinks and bites, or enjoying a sit-down dinner; especially if you’re looking to be outside during the summer months. At SERRA, you get a city view and feel without having to deal with all of the hustle and bustle below. 

Maman SoHo
239 Centre St.; mamannyc.com/maman-soho

Maman is an adorable café and bakery with locations all over the city, but the Maman SoHo has a cute little outdoor patio where you can enjoy coffee and lunch. Known for their French and American baked goods, Maman has become famous for their chocolate chip cookies (dark chocolate chips with crunchy walnuts, macadamias, and almonds). The patio has a rustic charm with wood details, flowers, and string lights, making it extremely photogenic.

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Café Colette
79 Berry St.; cafe-colette.com

Café Colette is nestled in the heart of trendy Williamsburg. The interior is stunning as well, but their small outdoor patio area is ideal for relaxing while people watching. It’s a cozy spot where you can enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a creative cocktail while witnessing the buzz of one of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods. 

Seamore’s Nolita
390 Broome St.; seamores.com/location/nolita

Serving up all sorts of seafood and fun drinks, Seamore’s Nolita location is a popular spot to dine al fresco. Crispy fish tacos are a classic favourite, and their drink menu features signature cocktails like the Berry’d Treasure Margarita, made with strawberries. The black and white striped umbrellas are a cute touch and offer some sanctuary from the sun on those hot, sticky NYC days. This is a great spot for enjoying lunch or drinks with friends. 

Ladurée SoHo
398 W Broadway; laduree.fr

If you’re looking for a pretty patio where you can eat delicious pastries and macarons while you sip on champagne, enjoy a fancier brunch spread, or just grab coffee with a friend, Ladurée SoHo is the place. The outdoor garden area is incredibly picturesque with tons of greenery, string lights, and flowers. It looks and feels a bit like a French fairy tale!