Al Fresco Dining in Union Square

Get Your #USQEats with a Side of Summer Sunshine

Soak in the best of summer with outdoor dining options along (or in!) Union Square Park, and throughout the district. Here’s our top picks for your best Al fresco experience. Plus, find the best specials at these spots at our new #USQDeals page.

The Coffee Shop (29 Union Square West)

On Union Square West enjoy Cuban and American fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Coffee Shop (pictured above). Choose a spot outside along Union Square West or 16th Street.

ABCV / ABC Cocina (38 East 19th Street)

Along 19th Street you’ll find outdoor seating for Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spanish ABC Cocina and vegetarian ABCV. Take a juice and energizing blue bowl to-go to eat outside at ABCV, or spicy cocktails with brunch at ABC Cocina.


Blue Water Grill (31 Union Square West)

Union Square’s seafood staple for more than 20 years, Blue Water Grill, takes outdoor eating to another level with its raw seafood tower. You’ll be transported from 16th Street to the waterfront in just one bite.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar (33 Union Square West)

Yes! There’s even a spot to enjoy your candy outside. Fill your bag with gummies, chocolate and more to enjoy outside Dylan’s Candy Bar on Union Square West, or something more substantial including ice cream, Chillins, or more off the cafe menu.

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The Pavilion (Union Square Park)

For the only place you can dine in Union Square Park, head to The Pavilion. Enjoy lunch, dinner or brunch inspired by the Union Square Greenmarket just steps away. Find the best tropical cocktails, seasonal fare, and summer memories.

Tarallucci E Vino (15 East 18th Street)

Transport yourself to Italy at Italian bistro Tarallucci E Vino for brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour specials. Plus, the Union Square flagship is where they produce the pastries and desserts for all locations: definitely a reason to add extra fresh sweetness to your order.


SideBAR (118 East 15th Street)

Perfect for groups, stop in to SideBAR on Irving Place for classic American fare and drink specials for both happy hour and brunch. Plus, the outdoor seating includes hanging lights and greenery for the perfect Instagram shot.


Headless Horseman (119 East 15th Street)

Just across the street, you may be lucky enough to snag one of Headless Horseman’s outdoor tables. Try their snacks or bar bites to accompany your cocktail. For meal options, they offer four delectable sandwiches and weekend brunch.

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Republic (37 Union Square West)

Enjoy your noodles with a front row view of Union Square West at Republic. Try dishes from across Asia including their stellar Pad Thai, a full section of noodles in broth, rice bowls, salads and more.


Union Square Park

You can dine Al fresco for any meal with our new bistro tables and chairs in Union Square Park, open daily. Find your favorite spot to sit with our guide.