photography by MAISON PREMIERE
When you think of New York City, you probably envision bustling streets and highrise buildings. And while that is absolutely true, there’s also some hidden greenery...if you know where to look. Imagine dining in an outdoor oasis, right in the heart of it all. Here, the best restaurants with secret garden-esque spaces to take advantage of this spring.
This Williamsburg hot spot draws inspiration from the oyster houses and cocktail dens of Paris and New Orleans. The lush backyard garden is the perfect place to savor a dozen Island Creeks and an absinthe-laced Equestrian Order.
Tucked away behind Palma’s ivy-covered facade and cozy indoor space is an intimate garden. Between the homemade pasta, stucco walls, roses and fresh herbs, you’d swear you’re in Italy.
photography by MILK AND ROSES
Milk and Roses
Across the bridge in Greenpoint is Milk and Roses. Beloved for its Southern Italian-influenced American cuisine, vino selection and spacious garden courtyard, it’s a fairytale for foodies in Brooklyn and beyond.
The rooftop terrace at The McKittrick Hotel—aptly named Gallow Green—serves up brunch, dinner, and sublime cocktails in spectacular setting. It’s sort of like stepping into a storybook, replete with sprawling greenery and blooms.
Famed for its elevated seasonal fare, natural wines, and inventive cocktails, The Pines is a must-visit any time of year—and the patio adds to its appeal in the warmer months.
photography by GNOCCO
Gnocco is a true East Village gem worth noting and visiting—particularly for dinner, when you can dine under the stars. Ok, so you likely won’t catch a glimpse of the Big Dipper, but the garden seating is romantic nonetheless.
In the West Village, where space is at a premium, Bobo surprises and delights with its magical back terrace. Make a reservation for brunch, and enjoy Pain Perdu and a mimosa while the sun beams in filling the space with light.