Brooklyn’s backyards: The best restaurants with outdoor seating and eating

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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].

Frankies 457

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].

Sea Witch

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].

Pok Pok

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 Farm on Adderley

The best evening here involves a simple burger.

[1108 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster roads in Ditmas Park, (718) 287–3101].

Lonestar Bar and Grill

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].

The Lockyard

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].

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Homey from Crooklyn says:
Don't forget Bedouin Tent on Atlantic Ave
May 27, 2014, 8:59 am
Paul Pelkonen from Sunset Park says:
Cafe Zona Sur on 4th Ave bet 44th and 43rd.
May 27, 2014, 10:54 am
JW from Kensington says:
Hollow Nickel on Atlantic Avenue (between 3rd and Nevins) has great bar food and a HUGE backyard with a wood deck , shade and lots of actually comfortable seats. Plus there's a happy hour every day, not just M-F. Worth a visit for the outdoor space!
May 27, 2014, 3:39 pm
Pat says:
Don't go to Aurora unless you love screaming brats. The bougie moms that have taken over the area meet up with their spawn in tow, and linger over a two hour lunches daily.
May 27, 2014, 3:58 pm

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