Outdoor Dining In NYC

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Outdoors summer terrace cafe with served table and waiter

Now that outdoor dining is the norm for NYC restaurants, we have rounded up a few of our favorite spots if you are looking for suggestions! Whether you live in a Glenwood building uptown or downtown, we have found great spots where you can relax and enjoy a nice meal. Keep reading to learn more!


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Antonucci Cafe

Antonucci Café is a small, neighborhood Italian restaurant that is phenomenal. If you are looking for an authentic, comforting Italian meal, look no further! From the lasagna to branzino everything is delicious! Make sure to call and make a reservation ahead of time. It is located at 170 E 81st St. 


Orsay is a Parisian style eatery that is incredibly charming, with a great menu! Orsay’s brunch menu is a favorite featuring eggs benedict, croque monsieur, omelets and, tuna tar tar just to name a few! It is located at 1057 Lexington Ave, which is walking distance from many UES Glenwood buildings.

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Avra Madison

This Greek restaurant has a large, beautiful outdoor seating area they created that is great for a nice dinner! Located at 14 E 60th Street, it is located a nice walking distance from many Glenwood Upper East side buildings. With its upbeat ambiance, you will surely have a great night dining out!

Take A Walk on 2nd Avenue

If you walk up 2nd Avenue from 77th to 78th Street, it is all outdoor dining! Uva has tables going from the middle of the block, followed by Doc Watson’s, The Mighty Quinn, Lusardi’s and Quality Eats!


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Via Carota

Via Carota, located in the West Village at 51 Grove Street, is a great Italian restaurant with an equally impressive wine list! Via Carota is a popular downtown spot, so if you are looking for a restaurant with a good vibe, this one’s for you!

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Lola Taverna

Lola Taverna, located at 210 6th Ave, is a great Greek restaurant in Soho. The lamb chops and chicken gyro bao buns are a personal favorite! 

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Dante, originally opened in 1915, just opened its new location in the West Village at 79-81 Macdougal St. Whether you are looking for roasted cauliflower, a burger, or skirt steak- Dante has numerous tasty options and great drinks!

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