FOOD + DRINK: Outdoor Dining Below Canal Street - Tribeca (7.5.17)
Summer is finally here (took long enough…) and in full swing below Canal Street. And, if there’s anything better than eating and drinking outdoors, we over here at Life Below Canal wouldn’t know. However, it’s not always easy to find outdoor space that serves full, proper meals or just apps and snacks. So, in honor of maximizing our time outside, we are kicking off a neighborhood series sharing our favorite spots to grab a bite and/or a drink outdoors.
Check out our rundown of the best outdoor dining below Canal Street, the Tribeca edition.
City Vineyard (233 West St)
This long awaited sister restaurant of City Winery opened last summer much to the excitement of those who like to sit out on the hudson and drink (so, all of us?)
Smith & Mills (71 North Moore St)
An old carriage house made out of repurposed wood, it’s easy to miss and largely a “hole in the wall” type feel. Their big open doors in the summer (essentially making the entire place indoor/outdoor) make this a great spot for great cocktails, intimate conversation and food if you’re hungry.
Distilled (211 West Broadway)
This “New American Public House” features indoor and outdoor seasonal seating, a full dining menu, a slew of beers, and great bar popcorn. It’s a great place when you need an indoor Happy Hour spot for a group.
Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs (135 W Broadway)
While Tiny’s is a great restaurant (we love pairing the kale salad with their french fries), the actual bar upstairs offers strong cocktails but limited seating, so get there early!
Estancia 460 (460 Greenwich Street)
A small but adorable outdoor patio on Greenwich Street allows you to enjoy their happy hour specials (which we highly recommend) with $4 beer and $6 wine you can’t go wrong.
Terra (222 West Broadway)
One of our favorite wine bars has some nice outdoor seating where you can enjoy either just a glass and appetizers or a full meal on a relatively quiet part of West Broadway (always a plus)
Anejo (301 Church St)
One of our go to Mexican spots has outdoor seating where you can enjoy a margarita or two (or three, we won’t judge) as well as their ‘giant’ chips and guacamole.
Locanda Verde (377 Greenwich St)
For an upscale outdoor dining experience, Locanda Verde is a great bet. With a nice wine menu and a variety of solid italian food options Locanda offers breakfast lunch and dinner outdoors.
Landmarc (179 West Broadway)
Always a great bet for French and Italian options the menu is diverse and they are also very accommodating for families with kids even offering a kids menu which feels a bit rare in slightly more upscale restaurants.
Sarabeth’s (339 Greenwich St)
A brunch staple in Tribeca Sarabeth’s offers breakfast lunch and dinner outdoors as well as solid happy hour food and drink specials. They’re extremely stroller/family/dog friendly and accommodating outside also which is always a plus in our book.
Mr. Chow (121 Hudson St)
To see and be seen/scene, Mr. Chow is the place. White table clothes and fancy (white jacket) waitstaff abound, so if you’re looking for very upscale dining outdoors on Hudson Street, this is your place.
Zutto (77 Hudson St)
For Ramen and other Japanese fare Zutto is a good bet. Although the outdoor area is small, it’s a good option for a casual meal
Edwards (136 West Broadway)
Another good option on the West Broadway strip, they feature an eclectic menu (that feels very Mexican during brunch on the weekends but at other times American and even french…) there is something for everyone at this low key restaurant.
The Odeon (145 West Broadway)
Largely part of the history of Tribeca restaurants, The Odeon serves French-American fare in a busy, bistro atmosphere. A nice stretch of tables outdoors makes this a popular place for warm weather dining.
Walkers (16 North Moore St)
A neighborhood American bar-food joint, Walker’s is a go to for low key food and a brunch special that includes a cocktail. The outdoor area is small, but the friendly waitstaff and no-frills food are worth a visit inside or out.