It's hard to believe that the official start of spring is a mere month away. It's still way too cold to sit alfresco, but you can gear up for the warmer weather and time spent outdoors again at these five eateries with great views.
This rooftop restaurant at Eataly is perfect for soaking up the sun and lounging thanks to its convivial and cozy vibe. You’ll stay warm in the enclosed beer hall-like space as you swig back brews and nosh on hearty cuts of charcuterie. 200 Fifth Ave., 212-937-8910
Guests at A Voce jockey for seats with sweeping views of Central Park all year round—after all, the tables along the windows provide a bird’s-eye view of an iconic New York landmark. If you’re not too distracted by what’s outside, the beautifully plated Italian fare is not to be missed. 10 Columbus Circle, 212-823-2523
Tom Colicchio’s elegant restaurant is tucked away on a seemingly random street in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. But once you’re inside, you’ll enjoy serene views of the East River as you indulge in chef Sisha Ortuzar's cooking. 450 E. 29th St., 212-729-9790
The Ides sits atop the hip, boutique 70-room Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg with a panoramic view of Midtown Manhattan. This bar feels like it’s perched much higher than it really is, which is ideal for sipping on drinks while admiring the city from a different angle. 80 Wythe Ave., 718-460-8004
The River Café, located under the shadows of the Brooklyn Bridge, remains a favorite spot for special occasions because of its unmatched views of the city’s skyline, Statue of Liberty, and waterfront location. It's not only the awe-inspiring panoramas that draw patrons to this cozy eatery—the menu full of classic New American dishes keeps them coming back, too. 1 Water St., 718-522-5200