Winter and summer in New York are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but with the same consequences: it can be brutal to be outside. Thankfully, there's spring sandwiched in between to save us from the frigid cold and sticky heat. And when spring finally descends on the city, there's nothing better than plopping down outdoors, sharing a meal and clicking a few glasses with close friends.
The restaurants on this list were chosen for a few reasons: great outdoor spaces, good food and generally awesome vibes. For example, take newcomer Celestine. Located under the Manhattan Bridge, there are few places better to enjoy the skyline views while sipping orange wine. Or there's old-standby Habana Outpost, a fun, flirty party, complete with frozen margs and Cubano sandwiches.
For a more foreign affair, Win Son is bringing Taiwan to Brooklyn and Claro is channeling the delicious power of Oaxaca – both excellent options for getting some sun while opening your mind (and mouth!) to food culture from around the globe.
Below, we roll through ten of the best restaurants to get your bite on this spring.