In broad daylight on a side street or by the light of the silvery moon on a rooftop, dining and drinking alfresco in NYC is an experience not to be missed. ere’s something about summer that brings out the creativity in local chefs and mixologists and drives them to excellence. And consider this: With the skyline spread out before you or even just an intimate piece of it, there’s no denying where you are. So, make the most of the weather, the cuisine and the locale.
1 HGU ROOFTOP BY JOHN DELUCIE
If you were to close your eyes and taste Chef John DeLucie’s cool shrimp ceviche, you would swear that you were dining by the Atlantic Ocean in Montauk on Long Island.
But don’t close them. At this Midtown Manhattan aerie, the Empire State Building is on the horizon.
HGU NEW YORK HOTEL, 34 E. 32ND ST., 212.779.3432, WWW.HGUNYC.COM
2 PIGGYBACK BAR
As a hip destination, Jersey City trends hot, and this Asian gastropub from “Top Chef ” alumna Leah Cohen is one reason why. Here, you can break the heat with a frosty beer, a spicy burger and views of the Lower Manhattan skyline that send chills up and down the spine.
HARBORSIDE, 200 HUDSON ST., JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, 201.345.7775, WWW.PIGGYBACKBAR.COM
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