NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends
Maison Premiere is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

1. Maison Premiere

9.2
298 Bedford Ave (btwn S 1st & Grand St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Williamsburg · 447 tips and reviews

Brian M.Brian Moore: Service, even when crowded: absolutely flawless. Excellent absinthe cocktails, great oyster selection (and recommendations by the staff), and a gorgeous backyard. Go. Go now.

Ample Hills Creamery is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

2. Ample Hills Creamery

305 Nevins St (at Union St), Brooklyn, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · Gowanus · 184 tips and reviews

Meg L.Meg Lewis: Grab a seat in an adirondack chair on the roof and enjoy your ice cream. Highly recommend the honey flavor!

Bobo is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

3. Bobo

8.5
181 W 10th St (at 7th Ave S), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 143 tips and reviews

Valentin G.Valentin Guerin: If you don't know the place you might just stay at the bar downstairs, huge mistake! Enjoy a dinner upstairs or in the garden, with live piano and great cocktails.

Fornino is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

4. Fornino

8.7
Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · Brooklyn Heights · 81 tips and reviews

Nicky P.Nicky Petroni: Great view of the Manhattan skyline and really good pizza

Bia is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

5. Bia

8.2
67 S 6th St (btwn Berry St & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · Williamsburg · 64 tips and reviews

Kev S.Kev Skinny: Food is pretty good. Rooftop is whatsup though. When it's warmer I suggest some drinks and apps on the roof.

Brooklyn Crab is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

6. Brooklyn Crab

8.6
24 Reed St (btwn Van Brunt & Conover St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Red Hook · 271 tips and reviews

On the GridOn the Grid: Welcome to a huge, expansive, multi-floor… basically theme park for adults and kids. Get involved in the snow crabs while playing some corn hole, air hockey, mini-golf, have at it. Yes this is real. Read more.

Gallow Green is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

7. Gallow Green

8.6
542 W 27th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY
Lounge · Chelsea · 233 tips and reviews

Ira B.Ira B: Really good roof top to come to and hang out with a small crew or an amazing date. Not too fancy or too romantic but the green space really brings this place to life not to mention the great drinks.

Frankies 457 Spuntino is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

8. Frankies 457 Spuntino

9.2
457 Court St (btwn 4th Pl & Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
Italian Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 237 tips and reviews

Emily W.Emily Wilson: A perfect spot for a date. When the weather is warm, there is a lovely garden that you can eat in out back. Don't know which wine to order? Try a carafe of the house red.

Marlow & Sons is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

9. Marlow & Sons

9.0
81 Broadway (btwn Berry & Wythe St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 254 tips and reviews

Joey X.Joey X: Spend a Sunday afternoon at one of the outdoor tables eating oysters and drinking wine.

L'Albero dei gelati is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

10. L'Albero dei gelati

9.1
341 5th Ave (at 5th St), Brooklyn, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · Central Slope · 102 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Surrounded by high walls on two sides, L'Albero Dei Gelati's secluded back garden is quiet and peaceful and sports a cunning garden table along with standard umbrella cafe tables.

Barboncino is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

11. Barboncino

9.2
781 Franklin Ave (btwn St Johns & Lincoln Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · Crown Heights · 227 tips and reviews

SheenaSheena: Yummy breakfast pizzas (who knew?) and outdoor seating in the back. A lot bigger than it seems at first glance

Olea is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

12. Olea

9.2
171 Lafayette Ave (at Adelphi St), Brooklyn, NY
Tapas Restaurant · Fort Greene · 236 tips and reviews

Bob W.Bob Wassermann: Amazing sandwiches, they are served with patatas bravas, which sets the sandwich apart from other sandwich places. Get a seat outside on a sunny day to enjoy the neighborhood

Saraghina is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

13. Saraghina

9.2
435 Halsey St (at Lewis Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 208 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Saraghina's secluded backyard outdoor seating area will allow you to enjoy the weather while also being in a private area — best of both worlds.

Chilo's is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

14. Chilo's

8.8
323 Franklin Ave (at Clifton Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Taco Restaurant · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 90 tips and reviews

Kamaria M.Kamaria Mion: Amazing tacos and a really good selection of meats - including duck & pork belly. Great in the summer when you can go outside

Vinegar Hill House is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

15. Vinegar Hill House

9.0
72 Hudson Ave (at Water St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Vinegar Hill · 263 tips and reviews

Nick L.Nick Losi: Especially fun to take visitors on a walk from Dumbo through Vinegar Hill before. They get confused walking through industrial blocks only to stumble on such a cozy gem.

Uva is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

16. Uva

8.5
1486 2nd Ave (btwn 77th & 78th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 238 tips and reviews

Connie C.Connie Chiu: Cheese assortments and bruschetta with ricotta and honey. Cute outdoor seating too.

Taverna Kyclades is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

17. Taverna Kyclades

8.9
33-07 Ditmars Blvd (btwn 33rd & 34th St), Astoria, NY
Greek Restaurant · 284 tips and reviews
Tabaré is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

18. Tabaré

9.0
221 S 1st St (btw Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY
South American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 110 tips and reviews

Dana D.Dana D: The churrasco alone is worth the visit. Add in half-price wines for happy hour and grab a seat in the small backyard garden and you're in for a wonderful treat.

The Strand Smokehouse is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

19. The Strand Smokehouse

25-27 Broadway (at Crescent St), Astoria, NY
BBQ Joint · Astoria · 194 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The sprawling 6,000-square-foot hall—decked out with reclaimed lumber, long picnic tables and dangling turquoise lights—doubles as a beer garden, drawing a boisterous, Southern-comfort lovin' crowd. Read more.

Pier A Harbor House is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

20. Pier A Harbor House

22 Battery Pl (at Little West St), New York, NY
Gastropub · Battery Park City · 168 tips and reviews

Indulgent EatsIndulgent Eats: This sprawling beer hall & patio is perfect for a summer afternoon - post up with fresh seafood towers and sliders and stay long enough to catch the sunset over the Statue of Liberty.

North River Lobster Company is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

21. North River Lobster Company

7.5
Pier 81, W 41st St and 12th Avenue, New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 74 tips and reviews

Ben M.Ben Mackey: The free cruise is a short ride up the river past Intrepid and back. Short but still a novelty and good views from the top deck. Bring sunscreen!

Grand Banks is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

22. Grand Banks

9.0
Pier 25 (at N Moore St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Tribeca, New York, NY · 144 tips and reviews

Josephine S.Josephine Son: Finally made it here at end of summer. Lovely spot, especially to watch the sunset. Get some cocktails and oysters of course and just enjoy being on a boat in the middle of the madness of NYC!

The Honorable William Wall is one of NYC Summer Guide: Plans to Impress Your Friends.

23. The Honorable William Wall

9.1
NY Harbor (near Ellis Island), New York, NJ
Boat or Ferry · 20 tips and reviews

Todd S.Todd Simmons: A bar, floating in NY harbor with a view of *everything*! Any questions?