Local Restaurants Offering Cozy and Warm Outdoor Dining Experiences

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.

cozy and warm outdoor dining

Verona’s French and Korean-inspired New American cuisine has cozy and romantic bubbles for a special evening out.

Egan & Sons
Enjoy Irish gastropub favorites and much more on Egan’s heated and spacious outdoor deck.

Cafe MOSO
Enjoy an eclectic fusion of American cuisine at this favorite Montclair South End bistro’s covered and heated outdoor dining area. 

cozy and warm outdoor dining

Faubourg
Montclair’s French brasserie’s patio is a summer favorite, but it’s all set for cozy, winter dining with heated and sparkly lights.

De Novo
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.

cozy and warm outdoor 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.

Le Salbuen
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. 

cozy and warm outdoor dining

Bloomfield Steakhouse
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.

Tinga Taqueria
Enjoy casual Mexican food on the large heated backyard patio at this uptown Montclair eatery.

Cozy and Warm Outdoor Dining

Just Jake’s
A great place to enjoy some beer and good grub in the 3-sided heated tent.

Samba
Enjoy delicious gluten-free Brazilian cuisine in the beautifully decorated front dining area.

SLA Thai
Enjoy the “Simple. Love. Authentic.” Northern Thai food in the cozy Uptown Valley Road alley with plenty of heated lamps.

Cloverleaf Tavern
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.

Montclair Brewery
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.

As more restaurants add outdoor options, we will add. Email us at tips@baristanet.com to be included.

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