With winter in full swing, Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants have gotten creative to ensure that residents have only the best (and warmest) when it comes to dining outside. In the coming months, diners will find incredible outdoor dining options from personal igloos and greenhouses, to stunning decorations and heat lamps. There are so many options to choose from, so we’ve curated a list of our favorite outdoor winter dining setups to enjoy this season.
Antique Bar + Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue
Dubbed “Best Restaurant in Hoboken” in our 2021 Best of Hoboken + Jersey City contest, Antique is a true staple. Aside from a complete menu that doesn’t disappoint and we mean full menu – the restaurant has a charming heated parklet stationed in the front with plenty of space for large groups.
Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Avenue
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A Hoboken staple, Anthony David’s is bringing the heat (both in decor and temperature). The outdoor dining setup at AD’s was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and we’re excited to see what’s planned for the coming months. Along with the vibe, patrons will find several heaters and warm cocktails to get through January and beyond.
Apulia | 1319 Washington Street
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This small uptown Italian restaurant is hiding an impressive tented dining area in the back complete with a bunch of heaters to beat the cold. Diners can enjoy dishes ranging from pasta, pizza, and seafood in this covered backyard oasis. And remember – it’s BYOB.
Barbes | 1300 Park Avenue
French Moroccan cuisine is on the menu at this uptown hidden gem – and so is outdoor dining. With several warm cocktail options, blankets for purchase, and heat lamps in the parklet, Barbes has a special, accommodating feel that locals should definitely experience. And don’t forget to order the Instagram-able hot chocolate bomb!
Bin 14 | 1314 Washington Street
Not only does this Washington Street wine bar have a large, covered parklet, but Bin 14 is also able to continuously use its covered space behind the restaurant in its backyard garden. There’s a large parklet in front of the wine bar.
lI Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street
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Along with the authentic, Italian family recipes, patrons can now dine inside one of the restaurant’s “bubbles” to escape the cold. These igloo-like structures each have heaters and are disinfected between each party. Head over to enjoy brunch, dinner, or dessert this winter.
Napoli’s | 1118 Washington Street
While the holidays may be over, this go-to Italian spot decided to make the most of the outdoor seating and create a festive holiday atmosphere. The decor will soon be coming down, but patrons can expect a great atmosphere at both the downtown and uptown locations – along with plenty of heat lamps.
Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar | 700 1st Street
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Northern Soul’s take on winter outdoor dining is the “Soul Shacks” outdoor space, and we’re loving the concept. Each “shack” or greenhouse has its own infrared heating, LED lights, and Bluetooth speakers. They’re all double sanitized with disinfectant and high-intensity ultraviolet lights. This outdoor dining experience is a must-try during these winter months.
Pilsener Haus Biergarten | 1422 Grand Street
Patrons can enjoy + beers and cocktails, great bar food, huge TVs, live music, and ample space at this neighborhood favorite. Not only is there an attached outdoor dining section but there are additional parklets that wrap around the two sides of the Biergarten.
Saku | 936 Park Avenue
Gorgeous (and tasty) sushi and IG-worthy cocktails aren’t the only things patrons can enjoy at Saku. In addition to its staple cherry blossom tree mural inside, the outdoor dining setup is worth the visit this winter as well.
Bistro La Source | 85 Morris Street
Frankie | 264 Grove Street
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This Australian bar and restaurant boasts natural wines and house cocktails, as well as some warm flatbreads, plus some vegan/vegetarian eats. Patrons find an outdoor dining enclosure – with the roof half-open and half-closed. This allows for plenty of fresh air, and room for heaters in the inviting outdoor seating space.
Franklin Social | 292 Barrow Street
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Though Franklin Social’s epic holiday pop-up Miracle on Mercer has come to an end, the outdoor dining at Franklin Social is going strong. There’s an added-on outdoor patio-style section and an additional parklet on the sidewalk. With warm seasonal cocktails and heaters around the perimeter of the restaurant – this spot knows how to host a great dinner experience.
Hamilton Inn | 708 Jersey Avenue
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Winter’s got nothing on CAMP Hamilton. Along with heat lamps, Hamilton Inn has set up little cabins for diners to eat and drink in, along with an RV stationed to give it a real camping atmosphere. A creative approach to outdoor dining this season, CAMP Hamilton is a can’t-miss.
Kitchen Step | 500 Jersey Avenue
The greenhouses at Kitchen Step are definitely a winter bucket list item. This Jersey City spot has six fully-heated, private greenhouses for the cold months ahead that are spacious, charming, and extra-Instagrammable! Choose from several cutting-edge cocktails that will keep you warm and pair perfectly with any of the dishes on the menu. Along with the cozy atmosphere, stellar drinks, savory food, and chic greenhouses, it is sure to be a special evening at Kitchen Step.
Latham House | 299 Marin Boulevard
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The accents inside Latham House evoke a type of modern American hunting lodge-feel, and the outdoor setup has the same aesthetic with a wood overhead, wood tables, and metal farmhouse chairs. The perimeter is lined with earth-toned plants, creating a subtle escape from the bustling city.
Lobster Garage | 199 Washington Street
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