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PotatoPuff Jun 5, 2013 06:51 PM

It's that time of year again - which kosher restaurants have outdoor seating in Manhattan?

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    AdinaA Jun 21, 2013 04:50 AM

    The bagel/sandwich/pizza shop at Amsterdam and 79th has outside tables.

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      PotatoPuff Jun 22, 2013 09:55 PM

      Hi Adina, I've never seen outdoor tables there, is this a recent development or have I missed them?

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        AdinaA Jun 23, 2013 04:41 AM

        They have been there ever summer for years. Just a few tables and chairs at a bagel shop. Not table service. I'll look and see if they're still there.

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          AdinaA Jun 24, 2013 09:23 AM

          PotatoPuff is correct. The outdoor tables at 79th are gone.

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      AdinaA Jun 21, 2013 04:47 AM

      Cafe Chagall. Brooklyn. Delighted to discover that the front wall turns out to be French doors that fold open. We effectively sat on the sidewalk, in Park Slope. Lovely.

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        avitrek Jun 6, 2013 01:06 PM

        Bravo downtown has outdoor seating. Unless another pizza place has outdoor seating, that may be your cheapest option in Manhattan.

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          PotatoPuff Jun 6, 2013 01:18 PM

          It doesn't necessarily have to be the cheapest, just not quite Prime Grill level. That being said, I feel like there aren't too many mid-range kosher places in Manhattan...

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            MartyB Jun 7, 2013 07:36 AM

            With crowded streets, traffic noises and high pollution levels it could be that most restaurants feel no need for outdoor seating. Now if the restaurant has a view or is away from the usual hustle and bustle of Manhattan streets then I could see it. Also the window is quite small, too cold in the winter and heat and bugs in the summer leave a rather narrow opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

            Here in the 5 towns Sabra Pizza (may it rest in peace) had at times outdoor seating and I hardly saw much use out of it. Most people ate indoors.

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              DeisCane Jun 24, 2013 02:39 PM

              Plenty crowded, loud and dirty cities have restaurants with outdoor seating. I think this is another area that kosher just falls short because of the "it's all we have" mentality.

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                avitrek Jun 24, 2013 03:06 PM

                There are kosher restaurants in Manhattan with outdoor seating. Especially in areas where the treif places have outdoor seating. I think this is just Marty's anti-Manhattan worldview coming through.

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                AdinaA Jun 24, 2013 03:06 PM

                Manhattan is filled with sidewalk dining, and more areas are permitted every year. Just very few kosher ones.

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            ahuva Jun 5, 2013 07:57 PM

            Prime KO and Prime at the Bentley both have outdoor seating - Prime at the Bentley has the added benefit of an AMAZING view

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              PotatoPuff Jun 6, 2013 10:23 AM

              Good to know, thanks ahuva! I'm particularly hoping to find some places in a lower price range.

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                avitrek Jun 6, 2013 11:17 AM

                Talia's has outdoor seating. But that would require eating at Talia's.

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                  LA Hungry Jun 6, 2013 12:44 PM

                  Wolf and Lamb has outdoor seating.

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                    PotatoPuff Jun 6, 2013 01:17 PM

                    Haha, good point avitrek.

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