8 Places to Eat on Long Island With Heated Outdoor Dining

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Restaurant owners have relied on outdoor dining this year as they faced limited capacity restrictions inside their eateries. With the cold weather creeping in, many are worried about how business will be impacted. 

But there is a solution: heated outdoor seating. So get ready to dine al fresco this winter, and check out these restaurants with heated patios and outdoor fire pits.

2 Spring
Chow down on 2 Spring’s fresh fish, farm meat and locally sourced produce while you cozy up under the string lights illuminating their heated patio. Executive Chef Jesse Schenker serves up creative, modern American dishes you’ll want to try. 2 Spring St., Oyster Bay, 2springstreet.com.

Prime 1024
This upscale Italian steakhouse has a heated, cabana-style outdoor dining area that’s dressed up with as much care as its indoor counterpart. The restaurant has a full range of Italian cuisine from a raw bar to housemade pasta and pizza to several steak and chop cuts. 1024 Northern Blvd., Roslyn, prime1024.com.

Enjoy Mexican bites by the fire at Lucharitos. The whole family can fit at one of their long, wooden picnic tables, and their fire pits warm up this fun, family-friendly outdoor space. 177 Main St., Center Moriches, lucharitos.com.

EGP Land & Sea
Now this outdoor dining arrangement is an experience in itself. EGP’s winter igloos provide an intimate setting for friends and family to gather by a fire and enjoy the restaurant’s American-style eats — from lobster mac ‘n’ cheese to their loaded “cure-all” burger. 2 Pettit Pl., Island Park, egplandandsea.com.

This Italian joint has greatly expanded its outdoor seating and just added a covered, heated patio and tent. Amici offers Italian favorites, as well as seasonal specials, such as soft bavarian pretzels, fall apple salad and butternut squash ravioli. 304 Route 25A, Mount Sinai, amicirestaurant.org.

Verona Ristorante
Classic Italian cuisine awaits at Verona. And though the weather is getting quite chilly, they won’t leave you out in the cold. In order to maintain social distancing through the winter, they constructed two new, heated outdoor dining areas to make you feel right at home. 1255 Melville Rd., Farmingdale, veronafarmingdale.com.

Bistro 44
Find comfort in a hearty soup and sandwich for lunch or one of Executive Chef Jose Morales’ meat or fish dishes for dinner. Either way, the food will fill you, and the patio heaters will warm you until you forget you were ever cold to begin with. 44 Main St., Northport, bistro44.net.

Indulge in Nantuckets’ seafood, signature cocktails and homemade desserts under the warmth of the restaurant’s heated outdoor tent. Reservations are recommended for their lunch, dinner and weekend brunch seatings. 9 Traders Cove, Port Jefferson, nantucketsportjefferson.com.

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