Picture yourself sitting on an outdoor patio, sipping on a glass of made-in-New-York wine with your significant other. Sounds like a Saturday well spent, right? Make it a reality this autumn in Kingston, New York. Roughly two hours from New York City, the charming Ulster County town is home to some stunning places to dine outside. From Hudson waterfront dining to a romantic meal on an elevated balcony, here are the 10 Kingston outdoor patios you’ll want to hang out on all fall.
Pair one of Keegan Ales’ stouts with nachos (homemade tortilla chips, pickled jalapeños) at this brewpub, which offers beer flights, casual eats and tours of the brewery. There’s no waiter service, so order at the bar or the food counter, grab a table outside and hang all day with your pals.
20 Saint James St., Kingston; 845.331.2739 or keeganales.com
Get ready for lots of charming Instagram shots at this Kingston Italian restaurant. Snap a few grams of the eatery itself, once an opera house, before diving into the brunch Nutella Belgian Waffle special.
11 Broadway, Kingston; 845.339.6800 or savonas.com
Sometimes you just want a big, juicy burger with all the fixings and a beer. The Anchor has you covered. This laid-back bar dishes up comfort food to pair with the 20 American craft beers they have on tap. Plus, you can bring your four-legged bestie for dining and drinking on the outdoor patio.
744 Broadway, Kingston; 845.853.8124 or theanchorkingston.com
What’s not to like about an old-school Italian place with lots of gluten-free options that has a cool (read: shady) patio in the back? Bring a pal to split the dish. The portion sizes are huge.
812 Ulster Ave., Kingston; 845.339.7400 or christinasrestaurant.net
THE HOFFMAN HOUSE
Dinner alfresco doesn’t get more romantic than the Hoffman House. The Uptown Kingston restaurant’s covered patio overlooks a whimsical garden. Biting into scallops wrapped in bacon while watching the sunset with your significant other? Yes, please.
94 N. Front St., Kingston; 845.338.2626 or hoffmanhousetavern.com
Gaze out at the Hudson River while sipping a glass of rosé and slurping Blue Point oysters at this waterfront eatery. Mariner’s Harbor’s classic seafood dishes are meant to be enjoyed outdoors.
1 Broadway, Kingston; 845.340.8051 or marinersharbor.com
SHIP TO SHORE
Ship to Shore is the upscale neighborhood joint on the waterfront that you wish existed 5 minutes from your house. The atmosphere is low-key, the staff courteous and the prices a steal. Watch the action on the Kingston Roundout from the outdoor patio and then take the trolley car to a park along the Hudson River.
15 W. Strand St., Kingston; 845.334.8887 or shiptoshorehudsonvalley.com
This Kingston joint is known for its elevated patio. It’s a fantastic place to settle in for a night of cocktails and burgers (both carnivore and vegetarian options are available).
47 N. Front St., Kingston; 845.339.2333 or boitsons.com
OLE SAVANNAH’S SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR
BBQ is always a good idea. But BBQ outside by the water is even better. Just make sure to save room for dessert: pecan pie, flourless chocolate cake, key lime cake, 4 kinds of ice cream…. OK, maybe order dessert first.
100 Rondout Landing, Kingston or 845.331.4283 or olesavannah.com
ARMADILLO BAR & GRILL
This funky laid-back grill has some of the best margaritas in the Hudson Valley. Sipping one on the patio while munching on guacamole and chips? Saturday well spent.
97 Abeel St., Kingston; 845.339.1550 or armadillos.net