The summer season calls for enjoying the nice weather and eating delicious food, and what better way to do so than a lovely outdoor dining experience? Keep reading to discover five quality outdoor dining options in the NYC metro area (in no particular order).

1. Park Avenue Tavern

With a spectacular, expansive view of Park Avenue from your table, Park Avenue Tavern provides an experience that’s dripping with New York City elegance. Paired with their delicious, American dishes and Roaring-20s style, Park Avenue Tavern makes for a great outdoor brunch or dinner.

2. The Musket Room

This Michelin-starred spot is a must-try. Enjoy their delectable tasting menu (with vegan options) or a la carte menu inside a lovely courtyard filled with greenery and soft lighting. Don’t miss this one if you’re looking for a homey, yet sophisticated outdoor dining experience.

3. Grand Banks

Outdoor dining at Grand Banks is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Aboard the historic wooden schooner named Sherman Zwicker, you can enjoy an equally unmatched oyster bar. They were inspired by the “oyster barges” that lined Manhattan’s waterfront in the 18th and 19th centuries. At Grand Banks, enjoy sustainably harvested oysters and unforgettable waterfront views.

4. Hudson Anchor

With views of the Hudson River, cozy up on Hudson Anchor’s relaxing rooftop deck. Hudson Anchor features a nautical-themed interior, creative cocktails, and a seafood-centric menu at the intersection between classic and contemporary. Guests here can enjoy a casual, fun, and delicious outdoor meal overlooking the water. To make it even better, they feature live music on Thursdays.

5. Millburn Standard

Just like their name suggests, Millburn Standard prides themselves on going back to the basics and perfecting the classics. Enjoy a flawless meal, cocktail, and/or beer out in the fresh air. During some seasons they have full street seating for a fun block party feel.

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