As New York enters its second phase of reopening businesses, restaurants are beginning to open their outdoor dining areas for the summer (just like NJ). Orange County is perfect for day trips and offers tons of outdoor drinking and dining experiences. Here are some places to take your family:
Before heading out, please call and confirm that the venue is open and check if they require reservations.
Sit on the riverside terrace or outdoor patio Thursday-Sunday (by reservation only) for this seafood menu. The restaurant is also offering two-course meals to-go and special curbside pickup menus.
Bottoms Up Restaurant and Pub
This family-owned restaurant is offering outdoor seating by reservation only. Call 845-355-2886 to make yours. The restaurant is also offering daily specials in addition to its curbside menu.
Clemson Bros. Brewery
This brewery serves a rotating schedule of 16 speciality craft beers, plus appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and desserts—which are served in the brewery’s 7,500-square-foot outdoor Beer Garden. Curbside pickup and delivery are available from both the Middletown and New Paltz locations.
Copperfields Kildare Pub
Copperfields is known for its Irish staples and draft beers. The pub is also offering curbside pickup, takeout and delivery.
Take a seat on the patio for tapas, burgers, wine and craft beer. Craft 47 also offers a modified menu for curbside pickup and delivery.
Emerald Point Restaurant & Marina
A meal here comes with views of the lake and mountains from Emerald Point’s deck. New specials are shared on Facebook every day. To-go orders can be picked up by car or boat.
The Erie Hotel, Trackside Manor & Tiki Bar
Parties of six to 10 people can sit outdoors and order from daily food and drink specials, which can also be found on its Facebook page. Delivery and takeout options are available, including plastic growlers for beer to-go.
The Inn will be open for outdoor dining form Thursday-Saturday with seating on its patios, porch and lawn. The menu will be updated each week to reflect new and fresh flavors. Seating is by reservation only. Call 846-294-5526.
Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery
This venue’s gorgeous patio is a dreamy place to try wine, cider and spirits with your meal. The tasting room will be open from 11 am-6 pm every day of the week, and curbside pickup is also available for locally-sourced beverages. Café food is also available for curbside pickup and delivery.
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