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The Best Winter Outdoor Dining Restaurants in New Jersey

Winter Outdoor Dining Restaurants in New Jersey

Your Guide To New Jersey's Best Winter Outdoor Dining Restaurants

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many New Jersey restaurants have gotten creative and implemented new outdoor structures that will extend their seasonal winter outdoor dining.

Eating outdoors or "dining al fresco" is one of the nicest pleasures a restaurant diner can experience.

Restaurant owners with an outdoor patio or the availability of co-located grounds are in a unique position to take advantage of options to extend outdoor dining during the colder months.

In 2020, research from the National Restaurant Association found half of all full-service restaurants (49%), say they will take actions to adapt to winter outdoor dining, including adding tents, igloos, and three sided enclosures in combination with a variety of outdoor propane and electric heating systems, outdoor furniture, and outdoor fireplaces.

Never have restaurants embarked in such a quick time frame to adapt to either an immediate threat to their business or trend.

What we are experiencing as we face the upcoming 2020/2021 winter season is a rush to adapt to the current need to expand winter outdoor dining.

Listed below, are some of the most successful New jersey restaurants that have expanded their winter outdoor dining season.

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten Winter Outdoor Dining
The Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
Asbury Park, NJ
The Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten is modeled after the biergartens that are popular throughout the Austria and Hungarian regions of Europe. This huge two-story festive venue is set in an old, renovated warehouse that includes an outdoor roof top biergarten. Outdoor dining is open year-round weather permitting, for full-service dining only. Dining will be available in the private, heated igloos for parties of 4-8 people.
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The Deauville Inn
The Deauville Inn
Strathmere, NJ
Located on the bay side of Corson's Inlet with scenic waterfront and sunset views, the Deauville Inn is casual yet upscale restaurant with 1920s and '30s nostalgia. The outdoor patio with an overhead canopy, and tented walls overlooks the bay. It includes a new 40-foot-long bar where customers will be seated for drinks and meals.  A recently installed over head heating system will extend "outdoor style" dining year-round, weather permitting.
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ig and Lily Garden
Fig and Lily Garden
Morristown, NJ
This popular restaurant is a safe Covid-19 dining spot for both indoor and outdoor year-round dining. The restaurant features a terraced, secluded, spacious garden patio and in response to the global has extended its outdoor dining season through the winter with the addition of private, propane heated, plastic igloos for groups of up to eight diners. All igloos are sanitized after each guest.
Their year-round outdoor dining setup is as much a draw as their wonderful menu.
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Il-Nido restaurant, Marlboro, NJ
Marlboro, NJ
Il Nido is a destination dining experience complete with high end food and stunning ambiance. It's in a romantic, cozy, rustic Italian farmhouse setting, Il Nido has their own version of a winter outdoor enclosures to offer private cozy, well ventilated, three-sided earth tone tents, with ground level propane heaters. Their private tents can accommodate small groups of 4-8 diners.
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Congress Hall winter wonderland Cape May
Congress Hall
Cape May, NJ
Once known as "The Summer White House," Congress Hall is a year-round seaside resort, a popular destination for vacationers. During the winter months, beginning with the weekend after Thanksgiving until January 2nd, as part of their "Winter Wonderland" Holiday spectacular, there is outdoor dining on the Grand Lawn in twelve heated snow-white igloos, providing private parties of up to eight with intimate, socially-distant, under the glow of our 30-foot Christmas Tree.