Last Updated February 2021
As the temperature drops, Rochester restaurants are heating up with creative and unique outdoor dining options that embrace our city's snowy climate.
Please note that outdoor dining structures in orange zones must have two sides up for ventilation per New York State guidelines.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Bitter Honey is offering outdoor dinning in a cozy bubble tent. Reservations are required and can be made here. All surfaces are sanitized and ventilated between guests.
Rochester's First Grain To Glass Distillery Since Prohibition
Outdoor seating is available with fire pits to keep you warm! Online reservations recommended as there is limited outdoor seating available to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Limit of four people per table. Due to limited seating, there is an upfront reservation fee of $25/per person. This fee includes one drink ticket, seasonal merchandise (Hat, T-shirt, etc., or additional drink ticket), and initial gratuity. Reserve a table here.
Locally Sourced Food For A True Farm To Table Dining Experience
Dine under the stars while staying cozy and warm this winter while enjoying twinkling lights and waterfront dining. Farmer's Creekside has two private dining igloos offering a full dinner menu and three lounge igloos for cocktails and appetizers. Reservations are required and can be made here as seatings are limited with two hours between for sanitization.
Local Craft Beer
Heated outdoor patio seating and tented seating is available to enjoy a beer with food from the Irondequoit Beer Company menu.
Authentic Greek Cuisine
Dine along the Genesee River with a quintessential view of Rochester's skyline. Heated igloos are available Tuesday-Sundays with three seatings times per night. Call 585-319-3579 to make your igloo reservation.
Organic, New American-Focused Fare From Wegmans Stores
Heated outdoor patio seating is available under a tented space at Next Door. All tables and seats are placed six feet apart and will be sanitized immediately after use. Please call 585-249-4575 to make a reservation.
Upscale, Casual Dinning With A Neighborhood Feel
Cozy coves are available outside along the sidewalk of the Park Avenue Pub. Call 585-461-4140 to make a reservation.
Rochester's Original Craft Brewery
Outdoor seating along Railroad Street is available with fire pits to keep you warm! Enjoy wood-fired pizza, starters, and shareable plates with Rohrbach's handcrafted ales and lagers. Call 585-546-8020 to reserve a fire pit table.
South Carolina Lowcountry Cuisine & Artisanal Cocktails
Keep cozy in The Revelry's bubble tents and heaters under the pergola! Space is limited, make your reservation here. All surfaces are sanitized and ventilated between guests.
Winter Greenhouses in Rochester, NY
The City of Rochester and Roc Holiday Village announced that Winter Greenhouses have now been set up at 25 city restaurants as part of the City of Rochester's Jumpstarting ROC reopening plan. Greenhouses will be operated by each restaurant for the next few months and offer a creative and unique outdoor dining solution this winter.
Find Winter Greenhouses at the following restaurants:
Updated on February 5, 2021