Brooklynites without backyards can still savor an outdoor barbecue on sultry summer days and feel at home. Here are some of our favorite places to eat outdoors:
The patio of this charming Italian spot is perfect for a brunch or a dinner.
[70 Grand St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–5100].
The French toast is the stuff of a breakfast lover’s dreams.
[222 Franklin St. between Freeman and Green streets in Greenpoint, (718) 389–8102].
The food is the star here, from creatively stuffed ravioli to the best meatballs in the borough.
[457 Court St. between Fourth Place and Luquer Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 402–0033].
This nautical take on the gastropub has a back garden with real fish swimming in the pebbled pond.
[705 Fifth Ave. between 21st and 22nd streets in South Slope, (347) 923–9322].
The casual street-food-in-Thailand feel matches the food.
[127 Columbia St. between Kane and Irving streets in the Columbia Street Waterfront District, (718) 923–9322].
The best evening here involves a simple burger.
[1108 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster roads in Ditmas Park, (718) 287–3101].
This country-themed sports bar features three big-screen TVs and barbecue grills in its open-air patio.
[8703 Fifth Avenue, between 86th and 88th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 833–7180].
This beer garden pours dozens of different brews, and serves artisanal sausages and hot dogs in its leafy backyard space.
[9221 Fifth Avenue, between 92nd and 94th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 333–5282].