Welcome Summer with AL FRESCO Dining Around NYC

We continue our "Welcome Summer" series with more ideas for your outdoor dining pleasure. There's nothing better than winding down, al fresco style, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city along with wonderful food and drink.

Kurry Qulture (Astoria) This trendy, modern Indian restaurant is delighting Queens area residents and many more. Kurry Qulture has a beautiful back garden with elegant stone table tops and trees strung with decorative lights that sets the mood for unwinding and savoring their delicious fare on pleasant, warm summer nights. They serve dinner days a week, cocktails, and weekend brunch. Visit: http://kurryqulture.com/.

Gotham West Market (Hell's Kitchen) Gotham Market at The Ashland (Brooklyn) Gotham West Market and Gotham Market at The Ashland have thrown the windows open and set up outdoor seating areas, perfect for those who want to get a little sun while they fill up on tasty food and refreshing drinks. At either of these locations you can sample a diverse range of perfect-for-summer cuisines by The Crabby Shack, Indie Fresh, The Mason Jar and more. Have a four-legged friend? No problem, dogs can also sit outside at the markets so they won't ever have to leave your side. For Gotham West Market, visit: http://gothamwestmarket.com/. For Gotham Market at The Ashland, visit: http://www.gothammarketashland.com/.

The Norm at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn) The Norm's terrace overlooking the museum's sculpture garden serves an all-day menu of fare and weekend brunch by Chef Saul Bolton. Inspired by Brooklyn's diverse ethnic heritage, Chef Bolton uses ingredients from his on site kitchen garden and those from Katchkie Farm, owned by Great Performances, the premiere catering company that that operates The Norm. Visit: http://www.thenormbkm.com/.

Ethyl's Alcohol and Food (Upper East Side) This hotspot that is taking the Upper East Side by surprise with their vibrant 1970's retro setting. You can enjoy their outdoor seating area while you sip on a craft cocktail or indulge in one of their delicious menu items. And now, they have revamped their menu with delicious offerings that include a Mexican spin on their Fi-Dolla Burger, the Cinco Dolla Burger and a house specialty, French Onion Mac & Cheese. Visit: http://www.ethylsnyc.com/.

The Roof at Park South (NoMad) Atop Park South Hotel, enjoy sweeping views of the Chrysler Building while you sip on their season's special frozen cocktail, Miami Vice. The Roof at Park South atop Park South Hotel is known for its sweeping views of the Chrysler Building and this season's frozen cocktail, the Miami Vice. Visitors can also go from the roof down to the library lounge on the first floor, relax in cozy chairs and browse through rare, limited edition books from the legendary Manhattan bookstore, Kitchen Arts + Letters. Visit: https://roofatparksouth.com/.

Bagatelle (Meatpacking District) This contemporary French Mediterranean restaurant founded in 2008 by hospitality entrepreneurs Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba has lovely outdoor seating. With locations in New York, Miami Beach, St. Tropez, St. Barth, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, the brand takes its authentic French dining experience worldwide. Visit: http://www.bagatellenyc.com/.

Monarch Rooftop (Herald Square) Everybody's favorite rooftop lounge has just introduced a new summer menu with a refreshing cocktails and food choices that seasonal items that are sure to please. Retreat and relax as you take in a spectacular view of the Empire State Building. Visit: http://addisongroupnyc.com/venues/monarch/.

Blue Water Grill (Union Square) In the heart of Union Square, Blue Water Grill offers a modern American seafood menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Chris Meenan, that focuses on innovative, market fresh dishes. Blue Water Grill supports local vendors from the Union Square Greenmarket as well as seafood purveyors who are dedicated to sustainable practices. The iconic seafood restaurant boasts delicious dishes, cocktails, an expansive wine list and an outdoor dining area perfect for summer. Visit: http://www.bluewatergrillnyc.com/.

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