“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 tons of 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.
Check ’em out here:
1. Somewhere Nowhere, Chelsea
Grab a stunning glimpse of the Empire State Building at these freshly launched igloos in Chelsea! Situated on the rooftop at the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel, Somewhere Nowhere’s 8 warm igloos are a festive way to spend a night out with friends. Each teardrop igloo seats a maximum of five guests for two hours, and there are even food and drink to order too. Gather some friends, make a reservation, and try out one of their holiday cocktails like the Forbidden Apple or Queen of Hearts!
Learn more about the Somewhere Nowhere igloos here!Reserve your igloo right now!
2. 230 Fifth Rooftop, Midtown
Fully heated and with a panoramic view of Manhattan, each igloo is even fitted with snuggies to keep warm. Be sure to try their boozy hot chocolate when you’re here too. Read more here.
Where: 230 5th Ave, New York
3. Bryant Park, Midtown
Bryant Park actually has multiple different “igloo dining” options! Rent one at their iceless Curling Cafe, or dine in one at the Bryant Park Grill, OR enjoy one right outside the ice rink!
Where: 40th-42nd St. between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas
4. City Winery, Rockefeller Center
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. Chalet de Ning, Midtown
Get ready to arrive in the Swiss Alps, because the new Chalet de Ning at The Peninsula is a gorgeous and warm igloo you need to see to believe! Serving Alpine-inspired delicacies and chic specialty cocktails, this dome will transport you to a Swiss ski lodge in no time. While the chalet is always open to the public, you’re able to rent it if you have more than 8 people for private occasions. Learn more about the Chalet de Ning here!
Where: 700 5th Ave, Floor 23
6. 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
7. Mr. Purple Rooftop, Lower East Side
It’s no surprise why Mr. Purple is one of our favorite winter rooftop bars, and their chalet opening up next week gives us even more of a reason why! It appears from their Instagram that they’ve partnered with drinks brand Veuve Clicquot, so it’s safe to say the holiday cocktails will be delicious this year. Get a closer look at the chalet here.
Where: 180 Orchard St, Floor 15
8. Lucciola, Upper West Side
Indulge in their wine selection while you twirl pasta around your fork!
Where: 621 Amsterdam Ave, New York
9. The VEGOIST @ No5, Long Island City
This vegan restaurant (that still has non-vegan options!) is a great spot to dine outside while staying toasty. Plus, they have great cocktails. They also have a Manhattan location as well!
Where: 35-43 37th St., Long Island City
10. Cafe du Soleil, Upper West Side
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! All igloos are heated and perfect for even the coldest of days!
Where: 2723 Broadway
11. Ten Hope, Williamsburg
Head to Williamsburg to dine in Ten Hope’s light-strung, heated Winter Garden. Enjoy tasty Mediterranean bites and craft cocktails.
Where: 10 Hope St, Brooklyn
12. Route 66 Smokehouse, Wall Street
Sink your teeth into tasty items that take a unique twist on beloved BBQ. Then, when you’re done eating, head upstairs to hangout in their game room.
Where: 46 Stone St