This was the first summer that Franny’s full menu—from exquisite antipasto to peerless pizza—was served in its leafy garden.
295 Flatbush Ave., nr. Prospect Pl., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-230-0221
Between Jody Williams’s rustic Italian cooking, the Campari cocktails, and the jumbo umbrellas, this sidewalk café is straight out of a Fellini flick.
60 Greenwich Ave., at Perry St.; 212-924-8000
3. Brooklyn Fish Camp
Eat your lobster roll the way God and Nature intended: outdoors, on a buttered Pepperidge Farm hot-dog bun.
162 Fifth Ave., nr. Degraw St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-783-3264
Small and sweet, this backyard has all the personality of chef-owner Iacopo Falai’s distinctive cooking.
68 Clinton St., nr. Rivington St.; 212-253-1960