During the summer season, New Yorkers crave to be outside as much as possible. Here are three superb spots for you to be near the water while you dine – please enjoy.
The New Jersey coastline known as “The Jersey Shore” is having a renaissance period, especially with recently redeveloped, Asbury Park. With a myriad of new developments ranging from hotels to townhomes, to restaurants, the city of 1.6 square miles has taken full advantage of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. One culinary standout amid this revival scene in the Jersey Central Coast enclave is Porta. Situated just one block away from the beach boardwalk, Porta is proud of its Neapolitan pizzas but venture out and try some one of the fresh salads that the tidy menu offers. Cozy décor inside complements the food to make Porta a great spot for lunch or dinner.
Part of American Bistro Merchants River House which sits at the western side of a revitalized downtown Manhattan is The Terrace – an outdoor patio space tailored to be the perfect nook for cocktails and small bites. The menu is simple, but the execution is first-class. Order a refreshing Aperol Spritz while you take in the mighty Hudson River and the burgeoning Jersey skyline.
Quietly tucked in the micro neighborhood of the Columbia Street Waterfront District in Brooklyn is Mexican restaurant, Alma. Once inside you’ll have the option of dining in one of three levels in this Latin-American eatery, however, our choice is the covered roof deck which presents a triumphant view of downtown Manhattan. Alma is known to craft perfect artisanal pint-sized margaritas so that you can sample a few with your meal. To accompany your tequila cocktail, we strongly encourage sampling the guacamole as it is perhaps one of the best in New York City – fresh, zesty, and rich in flavor.