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Heated Outdoor Dining Options for Long Island and New York City

The weather has dropped dramatically and quite frankly, enjoying a nice night out was complicated enough without the freezing temperatures causing us to second guest simple things like eating at a nice restaurant or simply having our food delivered. Luckily, some of New York’s finest restaurants are offering not only indoor options but outdoor heated options for those who want to sit at a quality eatery and have a meal fresh from the kitchen (there IS a difference, trust me). Here are a couple of options in Long Island and New York City to hopefully make that choice a little easier.  

Limani Roslyn

Limani Roslyn is the upscale Greek-Mediterranean dining destination located in Roslyn on Long Island. The idea for the restaurant was conceptualized when the ownership team realized that a truly authentic Mediterranean-Greek menu was not available on Long Island. Limani Specialties spotlight Greek Mezze and whole fish flown in daily from the Mediterranean.  The space boasts two private event spaces. For outdoor dining in the winter, Limani Roslyn’s two expansive outdoor tents provide ample seating with individual heating lamps and seating for up to 70 guests.


Oniro Taverna & Lounge

Oniro Taverna & Lounge, the authentic Greek restaurant that has been a community favorite in Woodbury, brings guests a beautiful menu of re-imagined Greek staples by Executive Chef Peter Spyropoulos (Le Cirque and Bouley), who served as the opening Chef of Limani in Roslyn. The team at Oniro Taverna places hospitality at the forefront while plating inventive and playful dishes to ensnare the senses that will whisk guests away to the Islands of Greece.  The restaurant space is expansive and bathed in white and earth tones for a true Greek Island vibe with multiple different dining spaces which features comfortable whitewashed wooden tables and cushioned wooden chairs with basket lighting fixtures hung from above. An upstairs private event space with a separate bar provides the optimal location for all special events, while a tree-lined outdoor patio with individual heating lamps is available for outdoor dining for up to 48 guests.


Tasca, which resides in the expansive Upper West Side space that was previously occupied by the Greek Tavern, Kefi, has been completely redesigned by a family team of Jay, Norisa, and Justin Espinal. At Tasca, the focus is on the Iberian Peninsula in Spain, and the Caribbean islands of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, a melting pot of Spanish-Caribbean flavors, showcasing how the flavors from the related cultures can work together in new and interesting ways. The restaurant’s beverage program incorporates a spirits list that includes over 100 varieties of premium rums. Additionally, Tasca has the capacity to properly serve over 400 wines, with a current inventory of roughly 180, all of which are temperature controlled. The list is 80% Spanish with others from locales including Napa Valley, Provence, and New Zealand. The sprawling multi-level space provides two more dining rooms downstairs which includes a wine room for special events. For outdoor dining, Tasca has an outdoor seating capacity of 30 and is fitted with heating lamps to keep guests comfortable.


Badshah is the next generation of Indian restaurants, a direct descendant of acclaimed Surya in the West Village. In 2017, Chef/Owner Abishek Sharma opened Badshah with a youthful, artistic flair and energy in Hell’s Kitchen. Named after the Hindi term for “King of the Village,” Badshah features inventive dishes inspired by Indian street food and signature classics updated in creative ways with spices, flavors and dishes representing different regions of India across the menu. For outdoor dining, Badshah has seating capacity for 15 guests along with heating lamps to keep guests comfortable in the New York winter.