Restaurant owners are improvising to find ways to seat people outside during the Phase 2 reopening in New York. On the Upper West Side, some are even grappling with scaffolding that makes outdoor seating even trickier.
So we take our hats off to those doing their best. Like at Patsy’s on 74th off of Columbus, where large plants block the outdoor seating from the street and give it an almost-tropical feel. Thanks to Gwen for the photo.
And Sapphire, the delicious Indian restaurant at 2014 Broadway Between 68th and 69th, where owner Satish has set up white tablecloth dining outside.
Cafe Luxembourg at 200 West 70th Street has also attempted to recreate that restaurant’s usual atmosphere right outside.
And neighborhood favorite Gennaro restaurant at 665 Amsterdam (between 92nd-93rd) has added four small, distanced tables for dining just outside their doors. “Here’s hoping for good weather days ahead for Gennaro and all the outside dining places the Upper West Side keeps sprouting,” the owner tells us.
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