With indoor space at a premium, New Yorkers love spending time outdoors at rooftops and gardens—and the winter is no exception.The editors at Zagat have rounded up a list of the 8 best rooftops and gardens for winter in New York City.
From quaint covered gardens in the West Village to glass-enclosed rooftops in Midtown, restaurants and bars around the city have converted their outdoor spaces into cozy winter havens.
So what if it's not technically on a rooftop? This new bar in the Time Warner centre offers great views over the treetops of Central Park, so it feels like you're up high.
Nibble on some Mediterranean-inspired small plates while looking out at the bustling scene below.
This is the second year that Celsius has popped up at Bryant Park during the holiday season. Grab a seat on the second floor bar, order a hot beverage, and watch the ice skaters and shoppers below.
Located on the top floor of a Herald Square office building, Gaonnuri has great views of the Manhattan skyline. Enjoy those views while dining on high-end Korean fare and a strong martini.
Located atop Midtown's Sanctuary Hotel, HAVEN is converting its rooftop bar into an enclosed chalet-style ski lodge.
They'll serve seasonal drinks like a Bailey's peppermint hot cocoa and will even have fake snow covering the rooftop's green spaces.
The Hudson hotel also converted its rooftop bar into a space that evokes a cozy ski lodge. The space is decorated with sheepskin throws and both ceramic and real taxidermy, and there's even a hot chocolate bar.
Located atop the Ink 48 Hotel in Midtown, Press has great views has great views of the cityscape. Enjoy the views from either the outdoor terrace (which is definitely more popular in summer) or the glass-enclosed bar.
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