Outdoor Dining in Midtown West
According to the New York Times, there are about 25,000 restaurants and bars in NYC. And so, it’s no surprise that the city has a reputation as one of the world’s culinary capitals. Chefs and dishes from around the globe abound, offering a plethora of dining possibilities that every New Yorker knows is one of the great things about living here. Another aspect of the city is its resilience; the food scene is adapting to these unpredictable times, with flexibility and safety as a priority. Outdoor dining is here to stay, and by following a few simple precautions — like mask-wearing for staff and patrons (when not eating, of course), and distancing tables — you can enjoy all of the flavors of a night out at some of the best spots in town right near the Midtown luxury apartments at 555TEN.
While the well-appointed kitchens of 555TEN, with their state-of-the-art appliances and elegant design, are an ideal place to create your own meals with ease, why not don a mask, keep your distance, and sample some of the foodie delights to be found in the vicinity of your Hudson Yards luxury rentals?
Here are some top picks for dining al fresco within minutes of 555TEN:
Ponche Taqueria | 420 West 49th Street
There’s nothing quite like biting into an expertly prepared taco. While this signature Mexican dish may seem simple, once you tilt your head slightly and take a bite, you’ll find that it’s anything but. The tortilla, filling, and sauces combine to create a complex flavor that’s hard to describe — but which makes ordering more easy. Ponche Taqueria is one of the best places to indulge in authentic Mexican food in Hell’s Kitchen. This classic melding of street foods and contemporary touches is sure to please, whether you’re nibbling on chips and guacamole, digging into a tasty torta (a Mexican sandwich), or ordering taco after taco. As a bonus, you can BYOB, but there is a nominal corkage fee. Aprovecho!
Westville | 809 Ninth Avenue
It’s easy to see why Westville is a New York staple. Their dishes are ingredient-focused and unfussy — without being boring. See classic comfort food in a new light as you treat yourself to a decadent bowl of smoky mac and cheese or a crispy buttermilk chicken sandwich. Even the healthier options here are elevated. Think: dijon-dabbled Brussels sprouts or a tangy arugula and parmesan salad.
Boqueria | 260 West 40th Street
Are you dreaming of a trip to the capital of Catalonia, where the bounty of the Mediterranean meets an up-all-night dining culture? Boqueria transports your tastebuds to Barcelona’s lively tapas scene — and the outdoor setting helps to create the proper mood. You don’t have to dine as late as the Spanish, but no matter what time you decide to dig in, start your meal with a glass (or pitcher) of sangria. Then, let yourself go as you order small plates of signature tapas, like crispy and spicy patatas bravas, crunchy croquettas, and seafood-filled paella.