From Italy’s Amalfi Coast to the rural homes of Mexico, these globally inspired restaurants are some of our favorites for outdoor dining in SoHo.
Not only is the Aquagrill a great place for outdoor dining in SoHo, but it also offers sublime, if not the best, seafood in all of Manhattan. Oyster enthusiasts rave about Aquagrill’s extensive and fresh selection, and if oysters aren’t your thing, the Falafel-crusted Salmon does not disappoint. Even better, you can wash down the world-class seafood with a glass from their award winning wine list.
Kittichai aims to embody the design and dress of Thailand, and, of course, the cuisine. Thai cuisine typically balances several of the taste senses, such as sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, into a complex finish. One popular dish at Kittichai is their Crispy Whole Branzino with Galangal Dressing, Green Mango Salad, and Cashews. Perhaps the most appealing option at Kittichai is the Prix Fixe brunch menu, which offers unlimited mimosas and bellinis and several thai-inspired brunch options for $25.
#3 Once Upon a Tart
Don’t let the name fool you. Though a visit to Once Upon a Tart would be remiss without an eponymous tart, this cozy cafe also offers savory soups, sandwiches, and more--perfect for outdoor dining in SoHo. The sweet tarts come in a wide variety of flavors such as Chocolate Pear, Apple Cranberry, and Blueberry Almond. Vegetable tarts include Spinach & Mushroom, Roasted Bell Pepper, and Zucchini Tomato. Fresh food and outdoor dining makes Once Upon a Tart a popular afternoon choice.
#4 La Esquina Corner Deli
La Esquina Corner Deli is well-known for its “hidden” underground restaurant, but if you want to avoid the exclusive gimmick, the outdoor dining area of the cafe is a popular choice for mexican cuisine. Diners can start the meal off with authentic Sopa de Tortilla and Ceviche Acapulco, or just load up on a wide variety of tacos. Even if the 36-seat sidewalk cafe is full, La Esquina Corner Deli is located across the street from Petrosino Square, so you could even get those tacos to go and still enjoy outdoor dining in SoHo.
#5 Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar
If you’re looking for genuine Italian food, wine, and hospitality, then look no further than Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar. Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, Sicily native Chef Victor LaPlaca creates an enticing array of authentic Italian cuisine. In keeping with the coastal inspiration, the menu is seafood heavy, with signature crudos including Tuna with White Balsamic, Compressed Melon and Pine Nuts; Snapper with Cantaloupe, Fuji Apple and Pickled Red Jalapeno; and Hamachi with Salsa Verde and Crispy Shallot. The dazzling indoor ambience of Isola Trattoria & Crudo bar extends to a stunning patio for exclusive outdoor dining in SoHo.