The Ultimate Luxury: Private Outdoor Dining in NYC

As the temperature rises this spring, the demand for al fresco dining experiences has skyrocketed in New York City.

However, crowded and busy outdoor dining venues can spoil the experience. To cater to buyers interested in the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle, developers have introduced private outdoor dining spaces to the terraces and decks of their buildings’ top penthouses and mega apartments.

Private outdoor dining spaces offer the ultimate privacy, allowing residents to enjoy a meal in the sun with a nice view. It’s not just about dining; these outdoor spaces are also perfect for enjoying music, working from home or just lounging around.

With outdoor lounges equipped with long dining tables, grills and comfortable seating areas, penthouse residents can enjoy the rich al fresco lifestyle within the comfort of their own homes.

Let’s take a look at some of the top properties in New York City that have gone the extra mile in offering an exclusive outdoor dining experience:

200 East 59th Street — Penthouse 32

This spacious three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath full-floor residence is listed for $17.990 million. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows highlight the inside/out living, emphasizing the connection between the great room and the outdoor terrace.

The Ultimate Luxury: Private Outdoor Dining in NYC

The commodious home dedicates an additional 1,186 square feet to the outdoor terrace, which is long enough to hold a table of six. The terrace showcases picturesque views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, creating a city lounge-like ambience within the home.

180 East 88th Street — Penthouse

Listed with an asking price of $29 million, the penthouse at 180 East 88th Street is the tallest residence north of 72nd Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The Ultimate Luxury: Private Outdoor Dining in NYC
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The triplex home spans 5,508 square feet and features an expansive private rooftop terrace with a gas fireplace, dining area and stunning views of Central Park. The penthouse also includes panoramic views in all directions, two living room spaces, a large dining area, an eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms plus a den, four full and two half baths, and a gorgeous sculptural spiral staircase leading to the upper-floor bedrooms and third-level roof terrace.

This penthouse crowns 180 East 88th Street, the striking Carnegie Hill Tower developed and designed by Joe McMillan’s DDG.

Front & York — Residence PH20D

As an added bonus, the development is currently offering a $10,000 landscaping credit for buyers who purchase homes with private outdoor space this spring, allowing future residents to create their own outdoor oasis. On the market for $4.595 million, Residence PH20D at Front & York is a light-filled three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home offering a gracious layout and immense floor-to-ceiling divided light windows that frame expansive views of the Brooklyn skyline.

The Ultimate Luxury: Private Outdoor Dining in NYC
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The home features elegant and refined interiors graced with chevron-patterned white oak flooring, a custom chef’s kitchen complete with Gaggenau appliances and an en suite primary bath that boasts stunning views of the East River.

The home also offers an exclusive 301-square-foot private terrace with a gas grill, perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Residents of this home have access to the largest amenity collection in NYC, spanning 150,000 square feet and featuring a private park and Life Time DUMBO, the acclaimed wellness and athletic destination.


Private outdoor dining spaces offer an alluring alternative to visiting crowded restaurants, allowing residents to enjoy the ultimate al fresco dining experience in the privacy of their own homes.

With stunning views and luxurious amenities, these penthouses and luxury apartments showcase the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle that New York City has to offer.

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