The only problem with all of the new outdoor dining in NYC is the crowds, but some restaurants have mastered that off-the-beaten-path dining experience.
And one of those is Blume NYC, a hidden patio “weingarten” on the Upper East Side. It’s underneath Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar, the sandwich shop of the German meat company Schaller & Weber right next door, which has been a part of the neighborhood since 1937.
You’ll have to pass the sidewalk seating at the sausage bar, and instead head downstairs to enjoy a pastel pink garden oasis in total seclusion.
With socially distanced outdoor dining for 20, Blume pairs Schaller & Weber’s finest offerings with a curated selection of Austria’s best wines.
This includes cheese boards, house-made charcuterie boards, gazpacho, and pâté, plus a variety of light summery wines (rosé to match the decor, perhaps?).
Or, they also offer frozen rosé and prosecco cocktails! It’s currently first come, first serve for seating.
Another to check is this Brooklyn restaurant that has the most beautiful hidden garden for outdoor dining.
featured image source: Instagram / @blumenyc