With the nice weather finally setting in, it won't be necessary to use your computer screen to sunbathe during your lunch break. Here are some addresses to eat in the sun. As usual, we're also waiting for yours in the comments!
Certainly, the easiest way to get some sun while eating. Manhattan is full of nice little parks that can welcome you. Grab your sandwich and go sit on one of the tables in Bryant Park (42 and 5th and 6th Ave) or in Washington Square (W. 4 St. & Macdougal St) - after a visit to Eataly for the latter park - for example. A pleasant setting, guaranteed without waiting time, and in the heart of the city. There is also the terrace of Le Pain Quotidien in Central Park (entrance W. 69th St. and Central Park West. open from 7 am to 9 pm). A great value with some 100 outdoor seats.
Developed under Bloomberg, the "pedestrian islands" in the middle of the street also offer pleasant settings for sustenance. There are dozens of them. We particularly like the one on Broadway (35th St and Broadway) with its umbrellas, with Times Square in the background, as well as Gansevoort Plaza (9th Ave and Gansevoort St), at the doors of the Meatpacking District. Sandwich shops and hot dogs are not far away.
If you're looking for a more original place, Café St Barts (325 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022), located in front of St. Bartholomew's Church, is for you. Under the glare of the stained glass windows, soak up the sun while eating American food.
From its terrace, the Hudson River Café (697 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027) offers you the possibility to sunbathe while letting the sea breeze and the river's eddies rock you. Its cocktails are famous and its breathtaking view of New Jersey makes it a perfect place for lunch.
Many restaurants have a terrace in Manhattan. However, Settepani, located in Harlem (196 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026), offers its customers to sit outside and have lunch while enjoying the excitement of the city. The place offers Italian cuisine at affordable prices.
Still, in Harlem, the terrace of Chez Lucienne (Lenox and 125th St) and its neighbor The Red Rooster are not very big but will be enough to have a good time.
If you have the opportunity to visit MoMA, don't hesitate to go to Terrace 5 (11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019). Located inside the famous museum, the restaurant offers sophisticated cuisine and a semi-covered terrace overlooking the building's main courtyard. Like the works presented, the furniture is modern and designed by artists such as Arne Jacobsen or Georg Jensen.
Fast food may not be the stuff of dreams, but when it comes to Shake Shack, it's something else. The New York fast-food chain has several restaurants in Manhattan and two of them offer the possibility to eat outside. The first one, the one in Madison Square Park (Madison Ave & 23rd St) at the foot of the Flatiron Building, and the second one, the one on the Upper East Side (154 East 86th Street between Lex and 3rd Ave). It's less attractive than a restaurant but still better than going inside.
This is original content by Popmoca Purse from NewsBreak’s Creator Program.