As the weather has gotten colder, the outdoor set-ups in NYC have gotten that much more creative.
“Igloo dining” used to be only available in a few NYC locations (like 230 Fifth’s rooftop and City Winery’s pop-up in Rockefeller Center), but now there are 10+ places across the city where you can curl up in a cozy dining bubble or igloo!
Whether you want to have your own space separate from other diners, or just want a fun new background for the ‘gram, these restaurants are perfect choices.
And though many of these seem enclosed, most restaurants have strict COVID-19 safety policies including sanitizing and airing out the pop-up structures in between guests (you can inquire with each if you have concerns).
Check ’em out here:
Fully heated and with a panoramic view of Manhattan, each igloo even has their own TV perfect for a movie night! Reverse one here.
Where: 230 5th Ave, New York
The Cauldron has gone above and beyond merely bubble dining, by setting up their very own magical ‘snow globes’ for outdoor dining. Enjoy bubbling “potion” shots and more at this enchanting experience. Make reservations right here!
Where: Stone Street, New York
3. Bryant Park, Midtown
Where: 40th-42nd St. between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas
Brought back to the Rockefeller Center, enjoy a winter menu in these domes right in the heart of the city’s winter festivities!
Where: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
5. City Vineyard, Tribeca
Skyline views and wine, what more could you want?!? That’s what you’ll find at City Winery’s sister restaurant, City Vineyard, on the gorgeous Tribeca waterfront.
Where: 233 West St, New York
6. Zona de Cuba, The Bronx
Escape to an island paradise with a Cuban and Latin inspired menu.
Where: 558 Grand Concourse, The Bronx
7. Lucciola, Upper West Side
Indulge in their wine selection while you twirl pasta around your fork!
Where: 621 Amsterdam Ave, New York
7. Suprema Provisions, Greenwich Village
Sink your teeth into the Suprema Burger or try any of their delicious small plates.
Where: 305 Bleecker St, New York
Enjoy French classics plus Mediterranean-influenced fare, like white boudin, frog legs, rabbit, and fish stews that will have you feeling like you’ve been whisked off to Europe. Plus, don’t sleep on their weekend brunch!
Where: 2723 Broadway, New York
9. Hane Sushi, StuyTown
Munch on fusion Japanese food, and of course, lots of sushi, plus 2-for-1 drink deals at this east side spot.
Where: 346 1st Avenue
10. No5, Long Island City
This vegan restaurant (that still has non-vegan options!) has dining bubbles perfect for a group of two!
Where: 35-43 37th St., Long Island City
featured image source: Angelito Jusay / Courtesy Bryant Park