Eating outdoors in New York City is one of the best ways to see all the city has to offer. Whether you prefer to dine on a rooftop or patio, now is the time to make the most of the last of the warm weather before another New England winter sets in. Here are a few must-visit locations, all conveniently located in Manhattan for easy access from furnished rentals NYC.
Located in Midtown East, Ophelia is a rooftop bar that offers fantastic views of Manhattan from its arc deco panoramic balcony. Find this stunning outdoor dining establishment on the 26th floor of the Beekman Tower. In addition to chic bar snacks, such as truffle fries and Maine lobster spring rolls, check out the selection of cocktails available in this five-star NYC rooftop bar.
Head to Chinatown to sample the Black Dragon Tea at The Crown Manhattan. From the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery you can experience both sweeping skyline views and Szechuan cuisine. Chef Dale Talde prepares delicious snacks for guests to enjoy alongside a wide range of sophisticated cocktails.
If you are lucky enough to find short term rentals in NYC’s SoHo district, you must head to Maman. Best known as the source of the best pastries in the neighborhood, this tiny French bakery also has a quiet backyard where you can either make friends at a communal farm table or grab yourself a two-seater and settle in for a lovely intimate meal. This oasis of calm offers a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of Downtown.
Once you have found your perfect pad among the furnished apartments for rent in New York’s attractive Greenwich Village neighborhood, start your exploration of Lower Manhattan with a visit to Bar Pitti. Make sure you work up an appetite by strolling the sidewalks to reach this simple Italian eatery, as you will want to try all the antipasti on offer. As you twirl your spaghetti, watch out for famous faces in the crowd – several celebrities have been known to hang out at this Greenwich Village outdoor dining favorite.
West Village is a sub-neighborhood of Greenwich Village. As well as being a fantastic place to start your search for furnished apartments in New York, West Village is also the home of fantastic authentic Italian food. You will need to join a waitlist to get a seat at one of the romantic two-seater tables outside Via Carota, but the food is well worth the wait. Head here for pasta, pizza, and people watching.
Boat Basin Cafe
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy views over the Hudson River boat park, where rich New Yorkers store their yachts and sailboats? Sure, the menu at the Boat Basin Cafe in Riverside Park might be simple and standard, but the views are anything but. Head here with friends in high summer to enjoy the riverside breeze over a pitcher of margaritas.
Whether you’re hoping to dine at a rooftop bar with stunning skyline views or people watch from a sidewalk table, short term rentals in NYC can put all the city’s best outdoor dining establishments within easy reach. Head to APT212 to find your perfect base for your stay in one of America’s most exciting cities.