Summer is finally here, and that means the air conditioning is cranking in restaurants across the borough. Wouldn’t it be nice to go somewhere in Queens for dinner without having to worry about bringing a sweater with you so you don’t freeze in the central air?
Skip the chilly air conditioning and breathe in some fresh air while grabbing a bite to eat. Here are a few places in Queens where you can enjoy some outdoor dining.
One Station Plaza, 213-10 41st Ave., Bayside
Whether you’re looking for a cool place to hang with friends or want a delicious outdoor meal before hopping on the LIRR, One Station Plaza in Bayside is a great option. With menu items such as fried avocado chips and barbecue short rib sliders plus a full bar, One Station Plaza takes traditional pub food to the next level.
Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood
Outdoor dining and games for the family? Nowadays is the place to be this summer. On top of having a delicious food and drink menu, they have a bocce ball set, chess, checkers and backgammon sets with the playing boards painted directly onto the picnic tables and a ping-pong table for customers to use.
Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Blvd. S., Middle Village
With great food and a cozy indoor and outdoor dining atmosphere, Villa Erasmo is a great option to grab a nice meal this summer. Their welcoming staff and delicious food will have you coming back for more, no matter what time of year it is.
Jack’s Fire Department, 39-46 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside
Sometimes you just want char-grilled wings and loaded fries. At Jack’s Fire Department, patrons can enjoy their cozy outdoor space while enjoying classic bar food menu and brews.
The Astorian, 28-30 31st St., Astoria
With craft beers, cocktails, and an adventurous menu for carnivores and vegetarians alike, The Astorian is a great place for outdoor dining this summer. Their outdoor dining space comes with a retractable roof, so if the weather takes an unexpected turn there’s no need to worry.
A+ Roof Bar, 39-16 College Point Blvd., Flushing
Drinks on the roof, anyone? A+ Roof Bar sits on top of The Parc Hotel and offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline while you sip on your favorite summer cocktails.
Il Falco, 21-50 44th Dr., Long Island City
Step away from the hustle and bustle of city life at Il Falco’s patio. With their delicious cuisine and Tuscan aesthetic, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported right to Italy.
Tu Casa Restaurant, 119-35 Metropolitan Ave., Kew Gardens
Looking for delicious Peruvian food while enjoying the summer weather? Tu Casa’s Kew Gardens location allows customers to enjoy outdoor seating while munching on Peruvian favorites such as chalet fritas and carne guisada.
The Alcove, 41-11 49th St., Sunnyside
Delicious food, a full bar and outdoor seating — what more could you ask for? The Alcove is the ideal place to hang with friends and family while enjoying incredible bar food in a comfortable environment.
Bocaito Cafe & Wine Bar, 81-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights
What could be better than enjoying great food and wine outside? Whether you’re coming for brunch, dinner or happy hour, Bocaito Cafe & Wine Bar offers a comfortable outdoor dining experience complete with giant umbrellas for shade.