Unique Winter Outdoor Dining in Hoboken + Jersey City

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With winter in full swing, Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants have really stepped up their creative game to ensure that residents have only the best {and warmest} when it comes to dining outside. In the coming months, you’ll find incredible outdoor dining options from personal igloos and greenhouse, 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.

Hoboken

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Avenue}

Anthony David’s

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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 they have planned for the coming months. Along with the vibe, patrons will find a bunch of heaters and warm cocktails to get you through January and beyond.

Apulia {1319 Washington Street}

Apulia

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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}

Barbes

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!

Read More: A List of BYOB Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street}

bin 14

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. Make a reservation for brunch, dinner, or dessert. Plus their new Hot Apple Cider Margarita is sure to help anyone stay warm this season.

lI Tavolo di Palmisano {700 Clinton Street}

lI Tavolo di Palmisano

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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 2021. 

Napoli’s {1118 Washington Street}

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While the holidays may be over, this go-to Italian spot decided to make the most of the outdoor seating and created a festive holiday atmosphere. The decor will soon be coming down, but patrons can expect a great atmosphere at both the downtown and uptown location – along with plenty of heat lamps.

Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar {700 1st Street}

Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar

Northern Soul recently introduced their all-new “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.

Jersey City

Ani Ramen House {218 Newark Avenue}

Ani Ramen House

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Ani Ramen House is now home to pods that will provide patrons with the curated winter escape. Fully heated and completely private, warm up with some ramen and definitely put this on your list of spots to try this season. 

Bistro La Source {85 Morris Street, Jersey City}

Bubbles, warm cocktails, and delicious food all at Bistro La Source. This Paulus Hook gem is open seven days a week and provides the ultimate cozy setup for dining this winter – as the igloos are heated.

Frankie {264 Grove Street}

Frankie

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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 half the roof open and half-closed. This allows for plenty of fresh air, and room for heaters in the unique and fun outdoor seating space.

See More: A Guide to Seasonal Cocktails in Hoboken + Jersey City

Franklin Social {292 Barrow Street}

Franklin Social

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As Franklin Social’s epic holiday pop-up, Miracle on Mercer comes to an end – the outdoor dining at Franklin Social is going strong. 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}

Hamilton Inn

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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}

Kitchen Step

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 newly-installed greenhouses,  – you’re sure to have a special evening at Kitchen Step.

Latham House {299 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City}

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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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Get your seafood fix in one of Lobster Garage’s dining globes. The Lobster Garage is Light Horse Tavern’s recent venture that opened up in the summer of 2020, and the lobster rolls are a must-try. Also new to the menu – breakfast! Starting every day at 8AM.

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Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods