Outdoor Dining in Westchester During Phase Two and Beyond

Photo by Ken Gabrielsen

Old-favorite al fresco restaurants join first-timers to begin the long process of reopening Westchester’s restaurant industry.

Beginning Tuesday, June 9, Westchester County can officially begin reopening its restaurants for sit-down service — but only outdoors for now. It was only last summer that we brought you our outdoor dining guide, but after the last few months it feels like it’s been an eternity. So much has changed and so many towns and local eateries are coming up with creative solutions to reopen that we felt a brand new roundup was in order.

Click here for a rundown on what precautions all restaurants and diners have to take to maintain public health while dining out, and for our expanding list of where you can finally induge, scroll down.


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3 Westerly

3 Westerly Road, Ossining
This nautical-chic restaurant is opening its patio overlooking the Hudson River to 30 tables.
Reservations: No reservations. First come, first served.
Considerations: Only one entrance and one exit (will be clearly marked.) 90-minute dining limit on all tables to make time for proper cleaning and sanitization between guests. Hand sanitizer stations available.




1 Kent Pl, Armonk
From the comfort of Amore’s terrazzo, guests can look out on a grapevine-strewn pergola, leafy tomato plants, and a rushing stream — all while maintaining social distancing and dining on authentic Italian dishes.
Reservations: Reservations are required for al ‘fresco dining.


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Apropos at The Abbey Inn

900 Fort Hill Road, Peekskill
Peekskill’s newest fine dining establishment is high on the hill, utilizing the Abbey’s Grand Terrace event space along with banquet tables and easily-sanitized seating to serve guests, along with outdoor bar service all week long.
Reservations: Highly suggested; walk-ins accepted as available
Considerations: Food will be served in take-out containers to minimize exposure and for ease of leftovers.


Barley on the Hudson

665 Commerce St, Thornwood
This incredible spacious desk from the owners of The Barley House has 14 beers on tap, giant pretzels, four TV’s, and views of the Tarrytown Marina.
Considerations: Contact-free menus, single-use utensils, and hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and throughout the seating area.


The Barn at Bedford Post Inn

954 Old Post Rd, Bedford
As you’d expect from a Relais & Châteaux property, the stone patio at Bedford Post Inn is picture-perfect, with lush landscaping, blooming wisteria, an outdoor wood-fired grill and oven, and a cushy fireplace nook for chilly summer nights.
Reservations: Highly encouraged. You can make a reservation here.
Considerations: 45 seats; max 4 per table

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1 Willet Ave, Port Chester
Port Chester’s favorite taco shack is back open as of Saturday, June 13, serving guests on its Byram River-facing patio.
Reservations: No; first-come, first-served


Café Hudson

1 Van Der Donck St, Yonkers
Café Hudson is opening up its spacious patio for burgers, sandwiches, specialty cocktails, and more, served with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.
Reservations: No; first come, first served.


Chat 19

19 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont
This little sidewalk-seating enclave is perfect for drinking an ice-cold martini in the cool shade.
Reservations: No; first-come; first-served.


Colony Grill

35 Abendroth Ave, Port Chester
Kick back and relax on Colony Grill’s large patio for the perfect pairing of homemade pizza and a river view.
Reservations: No reservations. First come, first served.



Croton Tapsmith

129 Grand St, Croton-On-Hudson
The closed on Tuesdays, the Tapsmith will reopen starting Wednesday for street-side outdoor serving.

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1 Van Der Donck St, Yonkers

Flaunting comfort food with views of the Hudson River and Yonkers pier, Dolphin is open with sidewalk seating that accommodates parties of up to 8 people.
Reservations: No; first-come first served
Considerations: 9 tables with 34 seats; mask required



271 Main St, New Rochelle
On the oasis-like back patio at Dubrovnik, you’d be forgiven for wondering if you’ve somehow left New Rochelle and ended up in Croatia, where the chef is grilling whole fish over the wood-burning fire and the tomatoes in your salad are from the tangle of plants in the organic garden next to your table.
Reservations: Recommended (by phone) but walk-ins welcome
Considerations: 5 tables on terrace, 7 in garden; contactless menus using QR codes




18 Broadway, Valhalla
Italian classics and family-friendly pizza nights are now possible at Esposito’s open rooftop restaurant.
Reservations: Offered, but not required.


Fattroot Asian Kitchen

11 Wheeler Avenue, Pleasantville
Satisfy your Asian streetfood cravings while never running out of sriracha at Fattroot’s sidewalk-adjacent outdoor dining space.
Reservations: Required for dinner; first-come, first served for lunch hours; book by phone
Considerations: limited menu available


Fin & Brew/River Outpost Brewing Co.

5 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill
Craft beer brews, patio dining, and Hudson River views add up to a perfect summer afternoon at these fine-dining options.
Reservations: Highly recommended. Make a reservation here.
Considerations: Two-hour time limit per table.


freebird kitchen & bar

161 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
With views of Mamaroneck Ave and a spacious rooftop, guests at freebird kitchen & bar can relax, kick back, and enjoy Southern specialties while maintaining a safe distance from others.
Reservations: Required; book by phone
Considerations: freebird kitchen & bar asks that customers be respectful of other guests and keep meals from 45 minutes to an hour due to limited seating.


Gigante Restaurant & Bar

660 White Plains Rd, Eastchester
Acclaimed Chef Samuel Kim serves up Italian-influenced, American cuisine from the comfort of Gigante’s poolside patio.
Reservations: Required; make one here


49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown
Paying homage to Hong Kong, enjoy critically acclaimed Chef Dale’s noodles, Cantonese barbecue, and dumplings with The King Mansion, the former home of Washington Irving, the famed author who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as a historical backdrop during your meal.
Reservations: Required; make one online or by phone
Considerations: Arrive early to allow time to undergo a screening process and to check-in; table time limited to two hours (starting at your reservation time); maximum of 6 guests per party; reservations are weather permitting

The Grille at The Somers Pointe

1000 West Hill Dr N, Somers
Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, barbecue and seafood with a view of the Somers National Golf Club from the Grille’s charming stone patio.
Reservations: Encouraged.


Half Moon

1 High St, Dobbs Ferry
It doesn’t get much more summery than a glass of rosé on the riverfront terrace at this Dobbs Ferry institution. Guests can relax on one of two beautiful patios, both equipped with their own bar.
Reservations: No; first-come, first served
Considerations: Each patio has 10-12 tables; change in hours on website; one table on each patio that will seat 10; designated entrances and exits


Hudson Farmer & the Fish

11 River St, Sleepy Hollow
The blue-stone patio butts right up against the RiverWalk, with views of the Hudson River and the Mario Cuomo Bridge as the backdrop for ultra-fresh seafood and produce.
Reservations: Reservations by phone and walk-ins accepted
Considerations: Table time limited to one hour fifteen minutes due to limited tables/spacing restrictions.


IL FORNO Italian Kitchen 

343 US-202, Somers
Enjoy Italian classics on this Somer restaurant’s beautiful outdoor patio surrounded by luscious green plants and umbrellas at each table for shade.
Reservations: Required; book by phone


KEE Oyster House

126-128 E Post Rd, White Plains
White Plains’ esteemed oyster house and seafood spot sports sidewalk-adjacent dining space with iron tables and chairs and plenty of umbrellas for shade.
Reservations: No



La Lanterna

23 Gray Oaks Ave, Yonkers
Ever seen a canopy of bistro lights from the Saw Mill and wondered, What’s over there? The answer is La Lanterna. But don’t let the parkway-adjacent location deter you, the wine garden is quite charming with tall, light-filled trees and cozy iron tables.
Reservations: First-come, first served
Considerations: 100 seats on patio; max 10 per table


La Vista Ristorante Italiano

355 Smith Ridge Rd, South Salem
Homey vegetable gardens and lush landscaping separate the 50-person patio from the road at La Vista. Outside seating comes with the same old-school pomp as inside, including tableside presentations, a roving dessert cart, and generous pours of homemade grappas.
Reservations: Recommended


Le Fontane

137 Somerstown Turnpike, Katonah
This peaceful garden patio has been rearranged to fit about 20 socially distanced tables. Most tables will seat 2, and others may seat 4 to 6.
Reservations: Reservations required (but won’t turn away walk-ins if a table is available.) Reservations can be made over the phone or online here.
Considerations: If guests don’t bring their own mask, Le Fontane will provide one, in addition to several hand sanitizing stations.


Le Jardin du Roi

95 King St, Chappaqua
The name may be French, but the house-smoked barbecue is among the most popular (and delicious) offerings at this North County staple. Also quite appealing is the 75-seat brick patio surrounded by vines, perennial gardens, and a big, shady maple tree.
Reservations: No
Considerations: About 26 seats in the day; 40 seats at night



698 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley
Escape to L’inizio’s “secret garden” to feast on authentic Italian food while surrounded by greenery and ambient lighting.
Reservations: Encouraged.
Considerations: Hand sanitizers are available on every table. The restaurant is sanitizing menus between every use.

Maggie Spillane’s

571 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon
This rooftop garden in Fleetwood is a popular warm-weather haunt with two full bars and more than a dozen flat-screen TVs for relaxing with a few beers (or strawberry daiquiri) and an order of wings.
Reservations: Strongly encouraged, few walk-in tables will be available. $50 deposit to make a reservation. Online table availability viewing system coming soon. For now, reservations can be made either by telephone or online here.
Considerations: Tables will be limited four people for now, and guests will be asked to stay no longer than 90 minutes due to limited seating.

Maria New Rochelle

11 Huguenot St, New Rochelle
This modern Italian eatery with an American twist is open for outdoor dining near downtown New Rochelle and offers sidewalk seating lined with planters and umbrellas.
Reservations: First-come, first-served; reservations will be able in the following weeks.
Considerations: 20 seats available for dining.



Located 15 miles from its original location in  East Harlem, Patsy’s in New Rochelle feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, serving coal-fired pizza to its ample outdoor seating areas where diners can watch boats go by in the New Rochelle marina.
Reservations: No; first-come, first served
Considerations: Ample outdoor seating; 90-minute dining limit; hour change (11 a.m. – 10 p.m. every night)


Peekskill Brewery

47 South Water St, Peekskill
Relax at spread-out picnic tables and enjoy outdoor beer service at Peekskill Brewery’s  “Party Lot.” (You can even bring your pooch to this dog-friendly space!)
Reservations: No
Considerations: No wait service, order and take-out before finding a picnic table to sit down at. No more than one person per group on line at once to place orders; maintain 6-feet between patrons on line.


Peter Pratt’s Inn

673 Croton Heights Rd, Yorktown Heights
Known for its farm-to-table food, Peter Pratt’s Inn is giving fresh food a new home in its Outdoor Dining Menu, featuring tasty dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, Vietnamese pork-shrimp spring rolls, and crustless key lime pies.
Reservations: Place a reservation by telephone.


Pizza and Brew

851 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
Pizza and Brew is open for al ‘fresco dining, seating around 60 people on their spacious patio.
Reservations: First-come, first-served.


Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish

100 Titicus Rd, North Salem
On either the remodeled front porch of this 1775 farmhouse or in the shade of a tent on the pastoral lawn, customers can enjoy healthy farm to table cuisine and beautiful views.
Reservations: Reservations required, as well as a $50 deposit per person. Book a reservation here.
Considerations: Wear a mask when you enter or get up from your table. Sanitizing stations will be available and one-way traffic to restrooms enforced.



The Rare Bit

23 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry
The Dobbs Ferry gastropub will reopen starting this week with 15 seats available for drinks, and next week with 55 seats outdoors — including 6 tables for 2, 4 tables for 6, and 2 tables for 8. Expanded hours for brunch Friday through Sunday are expected soon.
Reservations: Open table


Red Hat on the River

1 Bridge St, Irvington-on-Hudson
A favorite summer haunt, dining on the patio promises spectacular views, plus a menu of light, shareable plates, such as pan-fried crab cake and Spanish “paella” risotto.
Reservations: No
Considerations: Menu is currently take-out and guests can have a patio picnic at physically distanced tables at their will


788 Commerce St, Thornwood
With over 26 seats available, this cozy trattoria is now open for outdoor brunch and dinner service on their patio, including their fan-favorite cacio e pepe.
Reservations: No
Considerations: No sitting fee; tables for up to 4 guests;


127 West Main Street, Tarrytown
Enjoy some farm-to-table favorites and impressive cocktails at this Tarrytown joint with an outdoor patio that boasts views of the Cuomo bridge along with some of the best people watching in town.
Reservations: No; first-come first served
Considerations: Mask required on the patio until seated; patio capacity unchanged; no sitting fee; 3 people at a time in restrooms


Rooster’s Brews and Wings

1 Baker Street, Mohegan Lake
Mohegan’s down-home chicken joint is back with its full menu, along with plenty of food and drink specials to celebrate the partial reopening. Take your orders to-go or enjoy them on the house’s new outdoor tables.


Rye Roadhouse

12 High St, Rye
Rye’s bayou original has just expanded its outdoor space to include 10 tables split between the front and rear of the restaurant.
Reservations: Suggested

Scalini Osteria

65 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville
Looking to impress a date? Nab a spot in the storybook courtyard, where 10 intimate tables nestled between climbing ivy, live plants, and the sounds of birds chirping (yes, really) set the stage for one seriously romantic dinner.
Reservations: Recommended; lunch walk-ins welcome if seats remain available
Considerations: Two-hour seating limit



2136 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont
Sherwood’s is still offering take out only, but making tables in their garden open for use. If there is a table available, customers are welcome to grab a drink and bring their dinner outside.


83 E Main St, Elmsford
For those craving Mediterranean dishes, Elmsford’s Shiraz is open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining!
Reservations: Yes; call or book online
Considerations: 50 seats available; outdoor seating in the front of the restaurant as well as the back; mask required


179 Rectory St, Port Chester
Port Chester’s Sonora is back, offering limited outdoor seating on its deck.
Reservations: No; first-come, first seated
Considerations: Max 4 per table; customers are asked to respect 90 minute sitting limit.



Southern Table

39 Marble Avenue Pleasantville
Pleasantville’s southern staple is reopening its patio to customers to customers this week.
Reservations: None for the first week or so; expected later.



238 Saw Mill River Rd, Millwood
Spaccarelli’s is opening its patio for al fresco dining, serving Italian classics at a safe distance.
Reservations: First-come, first-served.
Considerations: Offering one-time use menus


Sunset Cove

238 Green St, Tarrytown
For those who are looking for Hudson River views with their dinner, Sunset Cove offers two options: Guests can sit at outdoor tables located in front of the dining room for a more traditional restaurant and waitstaff experience; or order via take-out service and seat themselves at other available tables on the patio.
Reservations: Book a reservation here.
Considerations: Limited menu, and waitstaff are no longer serving alcoholic beverages. However, guests may order drinks at the bar and bring them directly to their tables themselves. Sunset Cove is using text paging to allow guests to wait outside of restaurant and know when their table is ready.


Taco Dive Bar

55 Hudson Ave, Peekskill
There’s sidewalk seating for 20, but the mural-covered courtyard (where you can also order from Buns-N-Bourbon and Hudson Creamery) is where it’s at for chilling with friends over tacos and margaritas — all with views of Riverfront Green Park and passing trains.
Reservations: No
Considerations: Menu is currently take-out and guests can use the outdoor seating at will



401 Main St, Armonk
A beautiful outdoor patio, warm lobster rolls, Montauk Brewing Company beers on tap, and live music on Saturday nights bring summer vibes to Armonk Square.
Reservations: No
Considerations: Outdoor space opens Friday, June 12. 90-minute dining limit on all tables to make time for proper cleaning and sanitization between guests.


Traditions 118

11 Old Tomahawk St, Granite Springs
Whether it’s dining under the shade of a spacious tent, laughing with family on the patio, or playing a friendly game of bocce, Traditions 118 has many ways to enjoy their redesigned outdoor space.
Reservations: Call to make a reservation.


Tredici North

578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase
Creekside dining provides a lovely ambiance at Purchase’s upscale Italian eatery.
Reservations: Required.


Tequila Sunrise

145 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont
Enjoy a sizzling fajita and frozen margarita in the newly expanded sidewalk/street café at Tequila Sunrise.
Reservations: Yes; call to place a reservation. Walk-ins also welcome.


Via Forno Wood Fired Pizza

2 Garth Rd, Scarsdale
Between its side patio and front sidewalk seating, Via Forno is comfortably seating around 60 guests while maintaining social distancing regulations. More customers will be able to enjoy their wood-fired pizza and wine soon with the expansion of a rear patio soon to be in construction.
Reservations: Reservations are highly recommended, but not required; call to place a reservation.


Village Social

251 East Main St, Mount Kisco
The sea of open umbrellas at Village Social’s popular, East Main Street patio, signals it is open for business, serving crisp cocktails and Tuscan kale salad.
Reservations: First-come, first-served for lunch. Call ahead for dinner.


Villaggio Italiano

389 N Central Ave, Hartsdale
From made to order Italian and delicious pizza, to a classic American burger, Villagio’s Restaurant and Café is serving the works on their open patio.
Reservations: Accepting reservations; open seating, space permitting
Considerations: Paper table covers changed after each diner




Walter’s Hot Dogs

937 Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck
186 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Walter’s, a Westchester landmark that’s been serving it’s critically acclaimed hotdogs since 1919 has made outdoor seating available once again at both its locations.
Reservations: No


The Winery at Saint George

1715 E Main St, Mohegan Lake
Enjoy dinner and wine on Saint George Restaurant’s spacious outdoor patio, now with 12 socially distanced open tables.
Reservations: Reservations recommended. Book a reservation here.


Wood & Fire

59 Marble Ave, Pleasantville
118 Brook St, Scarsdale
Patios at both of the Italian-Southern hybrid’s locations will be reopening this week for sit-down service.
Reservations: Not for the first week or so; expected later on.


Wooden Spoon

6 Division St, New Rochelle
Wooden Spoon will be opening its lovely backyard patio for lunch and dinner, serving up to 32 guests in the outdoor space at once.
Reservations: First-come, first-served.
Considerations: The newly renovated patio space is still shaping up, so reservations won’t really begin until on or about Friday, June 12.


X20 Xaviars on Hudson

71 Water Grant St, Yonkers
There’s riverside patio seating, where up to 40 guests can enjoy everything from sushi to butternut squash bisque while soaking in views of the Palisades and George Washington Bridge.
Reservations: Required. Book a reservation here, or by telephone.

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