2021: Queens voted The Clinton Restaurant Best Outdoor Atmosphere!

The Clinton Restaurant
9-17 Clintonville St, Whitestone
(718) 746-4800 – theclintonrestaurant.com

Now more than ever, a great outdoor atmosphere is just what foodies need to have the quintessential dining experience. The Clinton Restaurant in Whitestone has been serving up good old Italian hospitality to its customers for over a century. During the day, The Clinton’s outdoor patio gives off a casual, yet comfortable feel. At night, its patio transforms into an elegant dining space with twinkling lights that illuminate the restaurant’s charm. Its outside setting is perfect for splitting a pizza pie or devouring a plate of stuffed pasta shells. Locals do not have to travel very far to get a taste of the best outdoor experience in the borough!

2020: Queens Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill Best Outdoor Atmosphere!

Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill
4-40 44th Dr, Long Island City
(646) 327-1058 – anablebasin.com

Anable Basin Sailing Bar and Grill truly has one of the best views in the borough. Located right on the East River in Long Island City, the outdoor restaurant features a breathtaking view of the midtown Manhattan skyline and Roosevelt Island. Their small but diverse menu features a variety of grilled foods from the Balkans, Brazil, Poland and Germany. Anable Basin also serves local beers, specialty cocktails and wines from around the world. Customers love how cool and casual the venue is, from the cute picnic tables to the laid back, friendly staff and appreciate how the restaurant rarely gets too crowded due to the amount of tables available. 

2019: Queens Voted The Clinton Restaurant Best Outdoor Atmosphere!

The Clinton Restaurant
917 Clintonville St., Whitestone
718-746-4800 – theclintonrestaurant.com

Dine al fresco or enjoy a drink under the stars as The Clinton Restaurant. The building that is now called The Clinton Restaurant was constructed in 1901, making it one of the oldest commercial sites in Whitestone. It housed a speakeasy during Prohibition and later became a restaurant. The Babich family has owned the restaurant since 1939. They are now in their third generation serving the community their delicious homemade Italian food. The Clinton Restaurant has extensive indoor seating, a bar and a patio with umbrella-shaded tables and a variety of plants. Customers come back for the large helpings of Italian favorites and the friendly staff. Come in to The Clinton for the best Italian food in Whitestone with the best atmosphere.

2018: Queens Voted Bourbon Street Best Outdoor Atmosphere!

Bourbon Street

40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY, 11361. 718-224-2200.

Speaking of its rooftop bar, it’s no coincidence that Bayside’s own Bourbon Street also takes the cake for best outdoor atmosphere in the borough. Enjoy a cocktail (or even a sit-down meal) on the New Orleans-themed watering hole’s fancy schmancy rooftop bar!

2017: Queens Voted Bourbon Street Best Outdoor Atmosphere!

Bourbon Street

40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY, 11361. 718-224-2200.

Speaking of its rooftop bar, it’s no coincidence that Bayside’s own Bourbon Street also takes the cake for best outdoor atmosphere in the borough. Enjoy a cocktail (or even a sit-down meal) on the New Orleans-themed watering hole’s fancy schmancy rooftop bar.