Looking for the best heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn? We’ve got you covered! This comprehensive (and ever-growing) list is your guide to outdoor dining in Brooklyn for any season, but especially this winter since indoor dining is just, well, not available.
We’ve included local recommendations of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn setups all across the borough! This list was community-sourced and we are always looking for more recommendations, so if we missed your favorite heated outdoor dining spot let us know in the comments and we will check it out and include it!
And last but not least, please support your favorite local restaurants! They need it! Happy dining!
Note: Many of these restaurants and outdoor dining in Brooklyn options require a reservation in advance and if they do not, we recommend trying to get one so you don’t end up having to wait! Some of these outdoor dining options have less seating so it could be harder to get a table without one.
Also, be sure to check out our survival guide to outdoor dining in NYC this winter to help you stay extra comfortable and stylin’ while you dine outdoors this season. Also, check out our guide to the best things to do in NYC in winter for more ideas!
Best Outdoor Dining in Brooklyn WITH HEAT!
Located in South Brooklyn and looking for some great heated outdoor dining options? Check out these great spots in Bay Ridge.
Cebu Bar & Bistro
8801 3rd Ave (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
A popular late-night spot in Bay Ridge since 2001 serving up their signature dishes like their Tomahawk Steak, Butcher Burger, late-night bites, and brunch! Enjoy their heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn setup including a heated gazebo and patio!
Gourmet Kitchen Wine Bar
6819 3rd Ave (Closed Mondays)
This Bay Ridge eatery serves up organic Brazilian and American fare paired with their extensive wine list. Enjoy a meal comfortably seated at their heated outdoor patio and backyard.
8002 5th Ave
Another great option for some of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Bay Ridge is this Turkish restaurant with more locations in Times Square and Bensonhurst in addition to this one who also serves up 100% certified Halal options. Come and grab some fast food to go, or enjoy your meal at their heated outdoor dining area.
9221 5th Ave
Another great option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Bay Ridge is the Lock Yard who is known for their craft beer, great cocktails, and an array of American comfort food on their menu. Their heated outdoor patio also has TVs so this is a great spot to catch a game with a bite to eat or a great drink!
Bed-Stuy & Clinton Hill
For the sake of this guide, we are combining both the Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill outdoor dining in Brooklyn options with heat due to their proximity to one another!
502 Franklin Ave (opens at 4 pm daily)
A fun spot with outdoor heaters for a beer or wine in Bed-Stuy! This is more of a drinking spot vs. a place to grab a hot meal, but if you’re a beer lover like us you’ll appreciate their extensive craft beer selection!
348 Franklin Ave (Closed Mondays)
This Clinton Hill cocktail bar serves up New Orleans-inspired cocktails alongside a list of beers which makes it a great place to sit back and relax while enjoying a drink under one of their heated lamps. There is no kitchen, but don’t worry they have figured out a creative solution to the state of New York’s mandated food sale with alcoholic beverages, you can get a cup of noodles with hot water so you can warm up from the inside out here!
Pillar Cuban Eatery
397 Greene Ave
This Bed-Stuy spot serves up Cuban-style sandwiches and dishes alongside draft brews and wine at their heated outdoor sidewalk seating.
449 Nostrand Ave (Closed Mondays – Wednesdays)
This Bed-Stuy bistro offers a daily menu with an uncommon mix of German and Turkish inspired cuisine. Reservations are recommended to enjoy one of their heated sidewalk tables.
I personally hate this nickname, but for the simplicity of this guide to heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn, it makes sense to lump the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens together with this strange sounding nickname for the neighborhood!
Court Street Tavern
449 Court St
One of the most charming and aesthetically pleasing options for the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn with heaters in Carroll Gardens is Court Street Tavern located at the former location of one of the borough’s oldest bars! Serving up American fare and a killer brunch menu at their outdoor tables with heat lamps to keep you cozy on the coldest of days.
In the winter, they also have one of the many ice rinks in Brooklyn as well as outdoor tvs making it a perfect stop for the whole family.
Black Forest Brooklyn on Smith
181 Smith St
Don’t let the exterior of Black Forest Brooklyn on Smith fool you, it doesn’t appear at first glance that this would be an option for the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn, but it is! Behind the building is their heated outdoor patio making it a cozy spot to enjoy your German brews and comfort food!
215 Union St
This Cobble Hill eatery serves up Alsatian cuisine along with a great selection of wine and beer for pairing on the evenings on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Enjoy their heated outdoor tiny houses with medical-grade filtration using HEPA filters for safety and great airflow while protecting you from the harsh winter elements!
Each of their tiny houses are for individual reservations/tables and are vented out in between guests.
442 Court St
One of our personal favorite heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn options in Carroll Gardens is Abilene Bar who offers up not only hot cocktails but heated sidewalk seating to enjoy their Southern comfort food and people watching along Court Street comfortably.
394 Court St
This Carroll Gardens eatery serves up homemade mouth-watering Italian cuisine including their delicious pasta dishes with homemade fresh noodles. They have a great outdoor dining in Brooklyn set up under a wooden structure with heaters and recommend you to BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) for extra comfort!
Someday Bar NYC
364 Atlantic Ave
This Boerum Hill spot is known for its killer craft beer and cocktail selection and New American cuisine offerings. Enjoy your savory bites and drink of choice under the heated lamps in their outdoor dining section.
The HiHi Room
138 Smith St
Offering up a spacious heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn patio, the HiHi Room is where to go for your drink of choice whether that be a cocktail, wine, or beer paired along with their mix of eclectic comfort foods from curry to Cincinnati-style spaghetti with chili on top!
Their patio offers heating so you can dine in comfort from the same duo who brought us the legendary Court Street Grocers.
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One of the most beautiful neighborhoods to explore with few outdoor dining options in Brooklyn, but worth checking out still! After you dine, be sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Brooklyn Heights.
214 Hicks St
Considered one of the best pizzas in New York City, Dellarocco’s offers heated outdoor seating for guests who are here to try their signature thin-crust, brick-oven pizza here in Brooklyn Heights.
84 Montague St
Another popular hangout and dining spot here in Brooklyn Heights and a great option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn is Heights Cafe which serves up delicious American-fare and is the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Henry Street Ale House
62 Henry St
Another excellent option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in BK Heights is Henry Street Ale House who serves up a menu of comfort food and pub grub alongside a nice selection of micro-brews. Their covered sidewalk dining offers heat and are open-air so you get nice airflow while you eat.
Bevacco and The Binc
60 Henry Street
This Italian bistro in Brooklyn Heights offers heated outdoor dining alongside their menu of seasonal Italian fare and drink selection including craft cocktails. Their heated dining is limited, so be sure to call ahead.
Bushwick is another neighborhood teeming with great dining options as well as casual places to grab a drink. We recommend checking out the colorful murals of the Bushwick Collective and our guide to all the best things to do in Bushwick while you’re in the neighborhood.
220 Wyckoff Ave
This lively cocktail bar offers a cozy heated outdoor patio making it a popular spot in the colder months! Pair your cocktail with their pub grub or fun brunch menu.
41 Wilson Ave
Check out this fun bar that has a nice, covered outdoor seating section for their signature on-tap cocktails, beers, and wine! Literally, everything here is on draft, don’t miss their happy hour specials either at their cocktail laboratory and fun space here in Bushwick.
9 Jefferson St
This Mexican cantina in Bushwick a heated outdoor patio so you can enjoy your tequila or mezcal cocktail alongside their menu full of fresh Mexican cuisine snug as a bug.
6 Suydam St
Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, small bites, raw bar, and full menu at this popular Bushwick spot while staying cozy and warm in their heated outdoor tent dining area on their rooftop as well as their front outdoor heated patio section.
346 Himrod St
This Bushwick pizzeria serves up wood-fired pizzas with their signature sourdough crust alongside a menu of crafted cocktails and wine list. Enjoy their heated outdoor dining set up which are available for both reservation and walk-in guests!a
262 Irving Ave
This popular Vietnamese pho spot has two locations, one here in Bushwick and one in Williamsburg. Not only can you get Vietnamese pho using only the freshest ingredients, but you can find delicious Bahn Mi sandwiches and an array of other Vietnamese dishes.
1045 Flushing Ave
This former food truck serving Southeast Asian cuisine featuring flavors from Thailand and Vietnam by Top Chef Finalist Lisa Fernandes offers a great heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn option here in Bushwick! They offer a heated outdoor area, hot beverages, and even hand warmers to guests!
Not only can you find delicious dishes and happy hour specials, but you can pair your meal with a crafted cocktail.
This restaurant also has given back to the community in many ways during the pandemic. Sweet Chili has been giving meals to people in need and supplying everything from toilet paper to bleach and gloves to anyone who needs it or asks plus offered meals to protesters this year on top of committing to equality and actively supporting the LGBTQ community.
Put your money where your mouth is, literally, and support businesses that are as awesome as this.
Union Pizza Works
423 Troutman St (Closed Mondays)
This delicious wood-fire pizza spot in Bushwick offers heated outdoor dining on their patio! Try one of their incredible wood-fire pies alongside one of their crafted cocktails while staying cozy!
667 Franklin Ave
A great option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Crown Heights can be found at the heated, cozy, outdoor patio at St Ends on Franklin Avenue. This popular bar offers an inviting atmosphere with great cocktails, wine, beer, and a selection of bites to pair with one of their crafted cocktails!
This is more of a drinking spot vs. dining, but there are a few food options here!
781 Franklin Ave
I personally love the heated outdoor dining set up at this Crown Heights pizzeria. Their sidewalk seating has individual closed off tables with an open door for a constant flow of fresh air all while being heated from above.
This spot is definitely taking safety seriously and we appreciate that, not to mention their wood-fired pizzas are heavenly.
Downtown Brooklyn & Fort Greene
A fabulous central location for some of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn. I am lumping Fort Greene in this section since they are so close and just a few minutes walking from one another.
While you’re in the area be sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Fort Greene!
Black Forest Brooklyn
733 Fulton St
Just like their Smith St location, Black Forest Brooklyn offers some of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn with heat! Their Fort Greene location has heated sidewalk seating as well a covered cabins on Fowler Square to protect patrons from the wind and cold!
Their winter village has 10 heated glasshouses for private parties, so no sharing your cabins with anyone outside of your household group. In between uses the cabins are aired out and sanitized to prepare for the next guests!
For this style of outdoor dining, we recommend only dining with people from your own household or within your own social bubbles.
Be sure to order one of their tasty German brews on draft along with their traditional German fare, if you’re in love with biergartens, be sure to check out our guide to German Beer Gardens in Brooklyn!
25 Lafayette St
One of my favorite spots in the city for some Yucatan inspired tacos are any of the Tacombi locations, I frequent the Downtown Brooklyn/Fort Greene location and adore their outdoor dining setup. They have a stylish, custom-built long glass dome-shaped building that has one side completely open for fresh air flow.
There are dividers between tables as well as heat!
336 State St
Another fabulous option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn is at Grand Army, this spot offers sophisticated cocktails along with a menu of craft brews to choose from! Pair your drink with their raw-bar menu items like fresh oysters and enjoy their heated outdoor dining area to stay warm and cozy.
166 Dekalb Ave
Known for their drinks, epic weekend brunch menu, and late-night scene, Walter’s is another great option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Fort Greene. They have two covered, heated outdoor patios offering cozy dining even on the coldest of days!
DSK Brooklyn – Die Stammkneipe
710 Fulton St
One of our favorites and best outdoor dining in Brooklyn any season is this German beer garden in Fort Greene! Serving up draft German brews and traditional German cuisine, you feel like you’re actually in Germany when you’re here! They have a great outdoor dining setup with heat lamps perfect to keep you warm on even the chilliest of days.
One of the most popular areas for hanging out and dining is easily the majestic waterfront views from DUMBO of the NYC city skyline and both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. We recommend checking out our guide to the best restaurants with a view in DUMBO as well as best things to do in DUMBO as well!
55 Water Street
When it comes to views and heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn it doesn’t get much better than Cecconi’s in DUMBO where you can find socially distanced outdoor tables with personal heaters along with a menu featuring wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and other Italian dishes along with craft cockails, and waterfront views of the city and both Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.
81 Washington Street
Another great outdoor dining in Brooklyn option is Westville’s location in DUMBO where you can find a menu chocked full of traditional American fare and eats made from fresh ingredients all while staying cozy under the heat lamps in their covered outdoor dining.
111 Front St (Closed Sundays & Mondays)
This popular Italian trattoria serves up incredible fresh pasta dishes and killer cocktails! Enjoy one of the mouthwatering dishes under a heater in their covered, open-air outdoor seating!
Note, this outdoor dining in Brooklyn option is cash only!
Flatbush & Victorian Flatbush
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1022 Cortelyou Road
Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Ditmas Park in Victorian Flatbush, Lea’s Italian kitchen and market have some of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn with heat featuring outdoor tables with heat lamps as well as some individual glasshouses for single parties to enjoy.
The private dining houses also are equipped with Bluetooth speakers so you can play your own music if you’d like! The houses are aired out and sanitized between parties to ensure health and safety!
1205 Cortelyou Road (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
This organic and biodynamic wine bar offers great covered, open-air heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn here in Ditmas Park. Their menu features delicious shareable plates of cheese as well as healthy fare from sandwiches to salads to pair with your glass or bottle of wine.
The Ox Tavern
1301 Newkirk Ave
This gastropub in Ditmas Park/Victorian Flatbush offers heated outdoor dining in a sectioned off tent alongside a menu full of bar eats like burgers and a full cocktail list.
The Rusty Nail
1701 Foster Ave
Another awesome spot for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn is The Rusty Nail on Foster Avenue where you can find a menu full of craft brews, cocktails, wine, and bar bites! Stay comfortable even on the coldest of days in their heated outdoor tent with open airflow on the sides.
Sycamore Bar & Flowershop
1118 Cortelyou Rd
This fun florist shop and bar combination offers a heated outdoor tent in their ‘winter garden,’ while offering a full bar and farm to table comfort food!
Gowanus has some heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn options that are worth exploring! Be sure to check out our guide for the best things to do in Gowanus while you’re here!
256 4th Avenue
Enjoy the colorful and gorgeous heated outdoor patio here at Gowanus Gardens, a great choice for outdoor dining in Brooklyn right by Union St Station. Their colorful rainbow garden patio offers heated seating and fun cocktails, bites, and is a great brunch spot!
636 Degraw St (Closed Mondays)
This outdoor oasis is a fan favorite all year round and even in the colder months as they have a HUGE spacious outdoor patio/garden with heat as well as a covered solarium! This is one of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn spots if you’re wanting entertainment too, besides serving up craft cocktails and tacos, ParkLife also does free outdoor movie nights on Wednesdays & Sundays!
Grab a blanket, order some tacos and a drink, and watch a show under the heat!
Wild East Brewing Co.
623 Sackett Ave
If you’re a fan of breweries then this is the spot for you! Wild East Brewing Co. is the newest addition to the many incredible breweries in the borough as well as a great place for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn with great craft beers on draft!
Their set up has an outdoor heated area with big picnic tables spaced out 6ft apart along with side panels for wind protection and cover overhead to keep you dry from rain or snow! Pair your brew with small snacks like chips or pizza from Union Street Pizza by the slice or whole pie!
457 3rd Ave (Open Friday – Sunday)
This Tropical cocktail bar and Hawaiian eatery in Gowanus offers a great option for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in their covered cabana with open airflow. Because of the tropical theme and the heaters, you may be able to even trick yourself into believing that breeze you feel is a tropical one.
473 3rd Ave
One of our favorite coal oven pizza spots in Brooklyn also has locations at Industry City & Brooklyn Heights offers a great setup for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn. This Gowanus location has a big heated outdoor tented section that’s completely open facing the restaurant for constant airflow as well as individual tables with their own heatlamps.
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Greenpoint is another neighborhood in Brooklyn that does not disappoint when it comes to great drinking spots and heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn options. We recommend following our guide to the best things to do in Greenpoint to add on to your dining date!
El Born NYC
651 Manhattan Ave
This Spanish eatery in Greenpoint is one of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn options in the area offering a heated and covered patio with good airflow for their guests. They are known for their Barcelona-style tapas paired with their selection of wines and cocktails.
592 Manhattan Ave
There’s no better place to try Polish food or pierogies than in Greenpoint! Enjoy some savory pierogies along with traditional Polish food at this Greenpoint outpost in their heated backyard patio. This heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn option is for walk-ins and are not currently taking reservations!
615 Manhattan Ave
This trendy hang out spot is known for its impressive and elevated craft brew selection along with some great bites to pair at this Scandinavian inspired spot. You can enjoy their bites and brews at their heated outdoor seating area with open air flow.
Keg & Lantern Brewing Company
97 Nassau Ave
Another great brewery and sports bar with a covered heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn setup complete with TVs perfect for watching the next game or just coming for some pub grub and great beers on draft.
One of our personal favorite neighborhoods for dining in general, maybe we are biased as this is our neighborhood, Park Slope offers some of the best heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn with TONS of options on 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue plus some of the intersecting streets.
For more ideas for how to spend in this neighborhood also see our guides to the best Park Slope cafes, things to do in Park Slope, and bars in Park Slope to check out as well as a guide to 5th Avenue in Park Slope.
559 5th Ave
If you’re craving some Caribbean cuisine along with a bright and beautiful atmosphere with great music then head on over to Stella’s Caribbean in Park Slope for their heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn. Whether you come for brunch, lunch, or dinner their mouthwatering and flavorful dishes are the perfect way to warm up from the inside out.
Baciccia Pizza e Cucina
426A 7th Ave
This Roman-style pizzeria and Italian kitchen offers heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn on their patio garden daily in the evenings making for a perfect cozy, romantic date spot and some seriously delicious eats.
256 5th Ave (Closed Mondays)
One of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn setups on Park Slope’s buzzing 5th Avenue is this Carribean spot that’s a fan favorite by locals in the neighborhood. Their menu serves up innovative and modern twists on Carribean cusine. Their outdoor dining offers large tables under a covered and open-air structure with heat lamps.
Bar Goto Niban
474 Bergen St (Closed Mondays)
Enjoy the open air, covered heated outdoor dining at this cozy and contemporary izakaya serving up great cocktails and a Japanese inspired menu full of delicious bar food.
803 8th Ave
Pasta Louise is a pasta lover’s paradise that has taken Park Slope by storm with their delicious homemade pasta dishes by Allison Arevalo, who sold oodles of noodles of homemade pasta from her stoop during the pandemic. Her restaurant, Pasta Louise is named after her grandmother and you can enjoy this neighborhood favorite spot well into the winter with their heated outdoor dining set up.
Plus they sell pasta making kits if you want to attempt making your own at home!
79 5th Ave
Miriam brings the flavors of Tel Aviv, Israel to Park Slope for some of the most unbelievably delicious Mediterranean cuisine experiences we’ve had in the city. Whether you’re coming for their famed brunch or any meal, you will not be disappointed. Our favorite is the shakshuka, but everything is top-notch.
Their outdoor dining is really comfortable too, their outdoor setup features individual, open-air tables with heaters so your table can dine comfortably with constant fresh airflow.
Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats
1657 8th Ave
One of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn options for classic Italian cuisine here in Park Slope is Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats. The owners are a real Italian Brooklyn family and you can taste it in their dishes. Dine in comfort with their covered outdoor sidewalk heated setup.
148 5th Ave
Wild Park Slope offers heated outdoor dining with a menu featuring gluten-free Italian dishes from pizza to pasta as well as desserts and even a raw bar and insanely delicious salads.
1123 8th Ave
Elegant cocktails, beautiful wines, great pizza, and cozy heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn. Does it get any better than that?
239 5th Ave
Korean cuisine and seafood, one of my personal favorites as my husband and I spent a few years in Seoul and covered, heated, individual outdoor dining tables makes this a perfect spot for outdoor dining in Brooklyn. We recommend keeping your door open for constant airflow here!
Brooklyn Burgers & Beer
259 5th Ave (Closed Mondays)
What beats a juicy burger and craft brew on a cold day? This classic burger and American restaurant serves up all the hits and has great outdoor dining including sidewalk tables with heat lamps and a covered open-air tent with heaters to keep you nice a toasty while you dine.
434 7th Ave
Amazing cocktails, contemporary Mexican cuisine, and heated outdoor dining, what more can you ask for to help you combat the winter blues? Perfect for weekend brunch or dinner any night, reservations are suggested at this popular Park Slope eatery.
Zatar Cafe & Bistro
1201 8th Ave
One of two locations with the other being in Bushwick, Zatar Cafe offers fresh dishes on their Middle Eastern and Mediterranean menu and offers outdoor covered heated dining. Perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern
56 5th Ave
This Park Slope gastro pub offers great outdoor dining in Brooklyn with heat and is a great spot to grab a drink and a bite to eat on their sidewalk covered heated seating or their backyard covered heated patio.
709 5th Ave
Modern Mexican cuisine and a full drink menu is what you can expect from this delicious Park Slope eatery that also has outdoor dining with heat at their private patio and sidewalk tables. They recommend making a reservation even though they aren’t required.
47 5th Ave (Closed Mondays)
A popular spot to catch a game, this tavern is a great place to grab a beer and enjoy their craft brews on draft. That Bar currently offers heated outdoor dining and their setup even has colorful art covering it making it one of the more aesthetically pleasing outdoor dining in Brooklyn spots!
247 5th Ave
A favorite neighborhood watering hole serving the Park Slope area now has heated outdoor seating as well as being a spot where you can catch your favorite sporting event, even outdoors! They have some great pub grub to pair with your drink, so come, hang out, and enjoy this casual and cozy setting.
339A 2nd St
This American Steakhouse in Park Slope has a tented heated outdoor setup for diners and is a popular spot for brunch on the weekends and dinner daily with some serious comfort dishes that will warm you up even on the chilliest of days. Don’t miss trivia nights on Wednesday nights either!
563 5th Ave
Another great heated outdoor spot in Brooklyn option on the buzzing 5th Avenue of Park Slope is Good Judy, a gay bar for queers and allies with a backyard and sidewalk seating area with great cocktails!
1302 8th Ave
Another great heated outdoor dining option in Park Slope located on 8th Ave is Provini who offers Roman-style Italian cuisine in their heated outdoor patio. They also have blankets so guests can get extra cozy while they dine as well as pantry items so you can take fresh pasta noodles and dishes at home to make in your kitchen.
If you want to snag a seat in their heated patio call to make a reservation after 3 pm.
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While Prospect Heights might be on the smaller side when it comes to neighborhood size, they still are packed full of great dining options as well as places to grab a drink. Check out all the best things to do in Prospect Heights for before or after your meal!
552 Vanderbilt Ave (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Michelin Bib Award winning Modern Mexican cuisine featuring tacos, pintxos, quesadillas, and margaritas to pair with. Enjoy their heated outdoor patio and amazing meals by Chef Akhtar Nawab at this neighborhood favorite spot.
581 Vanderbilt Ave
This wine bar offers organic and biodynamic wine offerings along with cocktails and a menu of food items to pair with. Enjoy their featured small-production wine list at their cozy heated outdoor covered backyard.
556 Vanderbilt Ave
BierWax is one of the coolest spots to grab a drink in Brooklyn, this vinyl record store and craft beer bar makes for a unique hangout. You won’t find a full meal here, just a snack to go along with your beer from their finely curated tap-list. They have two outdoor dining areas and only the patio offers heated seating. To snag a seat at this cool spot you’ll need to reserve a table in advance.
605 Carlton Ave (Closed Wednesdays)
James is another great spot for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Prospect Heights, dine at their heated outdoor greenhouse patio or grab some of their provisions from their grocery pantry for your own kitchen.
75 St Marks Place (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Another great option for covered and heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Prospect Heights is this spot serving up fresh Persian cuisine with flavors from Iran featured in all of their dishes.
Ogliastro Pizza Bar
784 Washington Ave
Ogliastro Pizza Bar offers heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn on their cozy heated outdoor patio daily in the evenings. Their menu includes Sicilian-inspired antipasta and of course, pizza alongside their cocktail and wine list.
Red Hook has a great food scene from seafood and waterfront restaurants as well as great eateries up and down Van Brunt Street, while you’re here explore all the best things to do in Red Hook.
Red Hook Tavern
329 Van Brunt St (Closed Mondays)
Red Hook Tavern offers a menu of modern American fare alongside an extensive eclectic wine list. Enjoy a beefy burger and cozy up at their outdoor dining set up with individual heaters. Check out a few recommendations around NYC by blogger Andrea Strong.
274 36th St
One of the best set ups for outdoor dining in Brooklyn is easily found at Industry City. This former warehouse and industrial complex is now a lifestyle and creative hub where you can not only find tons of dining options with plenty of outdoor seating under heat lamps, but shops, artist studios, and murals.
Almost all of the dining and drinking options here are where you pay at the counter and can seat wherever you can find seating in any of their courtyards which have open-air tents with heaters, chairs around fire pits, and other tables that have heat lamps so you can dine comfortably.
Check out all the different options in Japan Village, Hometown BBQ’s second outpost in Brooklyn, Sahadi’s, and their food court that has just about every type of global cuisine from Thai food to Doner Kebabs.
La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant
4503 5th Ave
Enjoy an incredible meal in Sunset Park at one of the borough’s most popular Mexican restaurants in their covered heated outdoor dining setup with open airflow.
This section is loaded, and because there are so many dining options including some of the best outdoor dining in Brooklyn options here, we recommend also exploring our guides including the best things to do in Williamsburg and the best rooftop bars in Williamsburg for more ideas of what to do in the area!
293 Grand Ave
Enjoy each mouthwatering option on Mekelburg’s menu paired with a craft brew. My favorite is the Porchetta sandwich or the fried chicken and waffles. This is where you can get some serious comfort food and also some great pantry items to take home to your own kitchen from their specialty food shop.
Their heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn setup is on the sidewalk with a roof making dining comfortable even on the chilliest of days.
131 Berry St
Gran Torino in Williamsburg is an amazing option for outdoor dining in Brooklyn just about every season because of their spacious outdoor patio and seating area that is now fully equipped to keep you warm and cozy on the coldest of winter days with heat!
Tables have their own umbrellas and there is a covered area that offers more protection for the harsh winter elements. Enjoy their cozy outdoor setting with their healthy and delicious menu items for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
347 Graham Ave (Closed Mondays)
Enjoy a comfortable heated outdoor dining setup with fresh air flow on Concord Hill’s sidewalk here in Williamsburg while enjoying any of the savory dishes off their New American Seafood menu that’s a popular spot for brunch paired with one of their great cocktails.
264 Grand St
This fun corner tavern and local watering hole here in Williamsburg has a great heated outdoor set up that offers fresh airflow so you can drink any of their signature tropical cocktails and eat their homemade tamales and empanadas comfortably even on a chilly day!
286 Graham Ave
Enjoy this fireplace-equipped patio and heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn spot here in Williamsburg. Tuffet Bar offers craft drinks alongside delicious options of meat and cheese plates to pair with your drink of choice. Seriously one of the best cozy date night spots in the city!
155 S 4th St (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Enjoy the heated outdoor seating here along with any of their Latin-Asian inspired cocktails, sake, beer, or wine options paired with snackable vegetarian tamales.
10 Hope St (Closed Mondays)
This casual Mediterranean and New American restaurant offers tons of heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn in Williamsburg alongside their seasonal menu from Executive Chef Travis McGinty in their beautiful heated winter garden. It’s easy to stay warm here under the heat lamps! Don’t forget to try one of their amazing cocktails too, or two, or three.
Have & Meyer
103 Havemeyer St
This Italian wine bar in Williamsburg offers a magical illuminated outdoor heated dining area to enjoy any of their natural wines by the glass paired with their menu items like fresh pasta dishes and meat and cheese pairings.
The Four Horsemen
295 Grand St (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
This Williamsburg wine bar started by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is a neighborhood favorite featuring small-batch natural wines alongside small plates and craft cocktails. They have outdoor tables with a covered roof with heaters to keep you nice and cozy, this also happens to be a great date spot!
70 Grand St
Aurora wins for atmosphere with their pretty heated outdoor garden and heated enclosed street dining area with great ventilation for constant airflow and partitions between tables. Enjoy your drink of choice paired with their Tuscan-inspired fare.
Silver Light Tavern
689 Lorimer St
This popular Williamsburg tavern offers an evening menu full of cocktails and American fare and has a cozy, open air, covered street dining section with heat! If you plan on brunching on the weekends, you will want to secure a reservation in advance, otherwise this heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn option is first come first serve for a spot close to the heat!
525 Grand St
This Mediterranean favorite in Williamsburg offers a beautiful heated outdoor set up for tables on the street with one side completely open for constant, fresh airflow and one side completely covered to protect guests from the street and outdoor elements with individual heat lamps for each table.
76 Ainslie St
This Italian fare and wood-fire pizza favorite spot has an incredible set up for heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn, and what I think is one of the prettiest restaurant spaces in the city. They offer covered, heated outdoor seating in front of their restaurant on the sidewalk with open airflow as well as a garden rooftop that has comfortable heated tables perfect for enjoying their bottomless brunch, lunch, or dinner menus.
This South Williamsburg spot under the Williamsburg Bridge is a great heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn option with a menu focusing on locally sourced sustainable food from Upstate New York on their seasonal menu.
You will be sitting outside under a heat lamp, but if you’re able to peek inside through a window or when you use the restroom, be sure to note the nearly century-old Pullman dining car inside making it one of the most unique Brooklyn diners!
Windsor Terrace is a small but mighty neighborhood when it comes to food options, there are a few great outdoor dining options with heat here and because of its location sandwiched between Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, there are a few pretty walks to enjoy before or after, see our guide to Windsor Terrace for more ideas.
231 Prospect Park West
Located in a former newsstand, Krupa Grocery is a local favorite spot for their morning grab & go breakfast and coffee and dinner menu featuring seasonal American fare. They have heated outdoor dining for dinner by reservation only, so be sure to plan in advance!
Krupa Grocery also has their famous Wednesday Fried Chicken and Sunday Supper that require pre ordering, and Prospect Park picnic boxes available too!
Love the flavors you’re tasting? Shop their condiments at their market to take them home and use them in your kitchen!
601 Greenwood Ave
Cena in Windsor Terrace is a Mexican taqueria that offers modern Mexican fare and comfortable heated outdoor seating along with beer, wine, and spirits!
2826 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Hamilton’s Restaurant & Bar in Windsor Terrace offers not only a heated patio but also covered, open-air, heated outdoor seating so you can dine and stay cozy while enjoying their menu full of comfort food along side your drink of choice!
1235 Prospect Ave
This French Bistro in Windsor Terrace offers covered heated outdoor seating so you can enjoy your brunch, pizza, and French eats comfortably in this casual setup.
This heated outdoor dining in Brooklyn location is CASH ONLY & AMEX. There is a ATM on site!
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