The cold weather is not stopping restaurants from offering an outdoor dining experience. Now, you can eat your food from a secluded table engulfed in igloos, greenhouses, and cabins. You can still enjoy luxury dining in a safe and fun way for these winter months. As the weather warms in New Jersey, it’s still good to keep a level of seclusion for safety when you are dining. To help you navigate through these times, we have compiled a list of the best places for outside dining NJ has to offer.
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten works not only to create an authentic European beer garden experience, but also to help guests eat in a safe way. Located on the building rooftop, you can look out on Wesley Lake and the beautiful Asbury Park beach. While enjoying German cuisine and a nice glass of beer in this outdoor bar, experience some of the best outside dining in NJ.
You can now enjoy the variety of ManaFirkin’s draft choices in a Firkin igloo. You will be safely separated from others in the Manahawkin patio and only a short distance away from the bay.
Fig and Lily serves contemporary Eastern Mediterranean dishes with ingredients sourced in New Jersey. And now, the food is available through warm igloos lit up in a radiant courtyard.
Ani Ramen House is now serving your ramen in toasty greenhouse pods in their multiple locations of Jersey City, Maplewood, Summit, and Cranford. They are still dedicated to following through with the mission to provide a comfortable and relaxed eating experience.
Bloomfield Steak and Seafood House is family owned and operated, reflected in their family style dining atmosphere– and the winter weather isn’t stopping them. Heated bubbles are now available by reservation, where you can dine on seafood, steak, and more in a tent city enclosed by a fence.
Palisades Park is known for many things; its proximity to the water, its line of steep hills, its history. It’s also a great spot for outside dining, as seen at The Blossom, where Korean fusion meets both appealing and secluded outside dining.
Asbury Ale House is more than just a place to drink beer and eat delicious food. Their cocktails are carefully created to provide a completely new experience for the guests. And, to make the dining even more special, the outdoor seating space is completely cozy in bubbles lit by fairy lights.
Chef Ryan DePersio embraces all of NJ’s finest cuisine in his American selection for Kitchen Step’s menu. Their greenhouses provide a warm and comfortable dining experience; and, as they say, you can bring a jacket– but you won’t need it.
Northern Soul Kitchen is the epitome of neighborhood dining and New Jersey nightlife. Each “Soul Shack,” the restaurant’s greenhouses for secluded outside dining, are all equipped with infrared heating, LED lights and Bluetooth speakers. The units are double sanitized after every use and are circulated with air to give the environment some fresh air.
What doesn’t Martell’s Waters Edge have to offer? You can relax inside of an igloo that’s right on the bayfront. You can indulge in premier al fresco dining while part of the nightlife that the Jersey shore is known for. This waterfront restaurant is perfect for enjoying open air safely, with the best outside dining NJ has.
When lounging at Red Rock Tap + Grill, you are ensured a safe time with social distancing and private bubble seating. This rustic, contemporary restaurant is the perfect place for both family dining and a night on the town.
Undici is not just home to a creative food selection designed to provide the atmosphere of a Tuscan farmhouse. Their igloo patio seating adorned with lively lights and horticulture displays Undici’s commitment to a lovely outside dining adventure.
Even in a pandemic, Yankee Doodle Tap Room continues to serve 19 craft beers, among a selection of fine wines and cuisine. Their igloo-filled patio overlooking Palmer Square is still perfect for people watching in a gorgeous area.
Apulia is one of the best Italian restaurants in New Jersey, with dishes including wood fired pizza and a variety of amazing pasta. Now, they will keep you heated in its aesthetically pleasing outdoor space.
Looking for somewhere to celebrate Irish culture? Josie Kelly’s Public House takes Irish cuisine a step further, embracing not only the stereotypical meat, potatoes, and beer. The pub displays a modern take on Irish dining while still maintaining traditional roots. Their Winter Garden holds a SunBubble village, each with its own heater.
This American cuisine restaurant and bar is right in the middle of the city, but still offers comfortable outside dining. Each igloo is sanitized and heated. Yet, if this is not enough to keep you warm, they will provide you with your very own Iron Monkey fleece (each of which is washed after every use).
If you want for a waterfront view of the New York City skyline, look no further. This scenic rooftop bar has everything you need, from locally-sourced menu items, delicious cocktails, a breathtaking view– and, of course, heated igloos.
No matter where you end up dining, these restaurants all show the best outside dining NJ has to offer.
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