As spring and summer approaches, outdoor dining is the best way to eat in New York City. With the continued global pandemic, a new dining experience has emerged.

Outdoor villages are set-ups that were originally made for the city’s brutal winters. However, tourists and residents are excited to experience the outdoor pods as the warmer months roll in.

Resy and American Express have teamed up to sponsor the outdoor villages. You’ll want to move fast when making a reservation, since they are already popular spots. However, if you have a platinum card from American Express, you’ll get exclusive peak time access.

If you want to check out the pods, here’s a list of some of our favorite restaurants utlizing them.



Charlie Bird




Additional eateries

  •       Adda
  •       Altro Paradiso
  •       Anton’s
  •       ATLA
  •       Atoboy
  •       Balthazar (reservations going live later in March)
  •       Charlie Bird
  •       Cote*
  •       Da Toscano
  •       Dante
  •       Diner
  •       Don Angie
  •       The Dutch*
  •       Franks Wine Bar
  •       Jing Fong*
  •       JoJo
  •       King
  •       Llama Inn
  •       Loring Place
  •       Lure Fishbar*
  •       Nom Wah Tea Parlor
  •       Olmsted
  •       Porchlight (reservations going live later in March)
  •       Raoul’s (reservations going live later in March)
  •       Red Hook Tavern
  •       Shuka
  •       The Smile
  •       Sona (reservations going live later in March)
  •       Sylvia’s (reservations going live later in March)
  •       Via Carota
  •       Vinateria

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