With COVID-19 cases increasing (Damn you Omicron) and temperatures dropping, many locals are looking for safer in-person dining options this winter. Luckily, there are quite a few restaurants that are creating cozy & warm dining experiences.
Egan & Sons
Enjoy Irish gastropub favorites and much more on Egan’s heated and spacious outdoor deck.
Enjoy an eclectic fusion of American cuisine at this favorite Montclair South End bistro’s covered and heated outdoor dining area.
Montclair’s French brasserie’s patio is a summer favorite, but it’s all set for cozy, winter dining with heated and sparkly lights.
The favorite uptown European pub, which also has great cocktails, has heaters on it’s covered patio.
Fresco Da Franco
The Italian-American restaurant has ample outdoor seating in front of its Church Street restaurant with heated lamps plus, a couple of heated igloos for cozy, private dining.
MC Hotel’s Alto Rooftop
Enjoy a glass of wine, a handcrafted cocktail, and some light bites with a view of Montclair the NYC skyline.
The cozy cafe has a few cozy outdoor tables with heat lamps to enjoy its organic and local farm-to-table meat and vegan dishes al fresco.
The patio has an outdoor fire pit to warm up by while waiting for a table or enjoying a drink and heated bubbles for private dining.
Enjoy casual Mexican food on the large heated backyard patio at this uptown Montclair eatery.
A great place to enjoy some beer and good grub in the 3-sided heated tent.
Enjoy delicious gluten-free Brazilian cuisine in the beautifully decorated front dining area.
Enjoy the “Simple. Love. Authentic.” Northern Thai food in the cozy Uptown Valley Road alley with plenty of heated lamps.
The Caldwell pub, known for great burgers, has a large, heated outdoor patio with a festive Keg Tree.
Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza
While its outdoor patio is closed this winter, Ruthie’s is the only lock restaurant requiring vaccination to dine inside.
Enjoy some locally brewed after-dinner beers in the outdoor patio fitted with heated lamps and a firepit.
Of course, a great way to support any local restaurant is to order take-out any time of the year.