Welcome to May, New Yorkers!
We've finally hit a month where we can legitimately expect some beautiful springtime weather.
So get outside and enjoy the sunshine before it gets too hot and humid to breathe, let alone move, in NYC.
Hit these incredible restaurants with outdoor seating for a breath of fresh air.
These are the restaurants to try this May:
Cookshop (156 10th Avenue)
Heading out to the High Line? Take a load off and have a meal outside at Cookshop. We recommend hitting both Cookshop and the High Line for brunch. After you take in the scenery, try the "'Dutch Baby' skillet-baked pancake" with cinnamon, apple, pear, and walnut compote.
Then try the huevos rancheros with baked eggs, black beans, ranchero sauce, Monterey jack cheese, lime creme fraiche, crispy tortillas, and pickled jalapenos, and wash it down with a chilled Irish coffee.
Lock Yard (9222 5th Avenue - Brooklyn)
Looking for a casual outdoor restaurant? Get to Lock Yard for a day of cold beer and great food, as they specialize in craft beers and artisanal sausage. The outdoor area is absolutely beautiful, with tons of twinkle lights and greenery.
Try the "Bridgeview" hotdog. It's wrapped in bacon before being deep fried and smothered in red onion sauce. Just make sure to get a basket of cheese waffle fries to share (or not, we won't judge).
Il Bambino (34-08 31st Street - Queens)
Want a cute lunch date spot? Il Bambino has a cute little casual outdoor spot to romance the day away. Il Bambino is making panini the way it was meant to be made: with local produce, freshly baked breads, and excellent artisanal meats.
Try the speck panini with dirty chips, scallion, and aioli on fontina bread. If speck isn't your thing, try the Italian meatloaf panini with onion jam, tomato pesto, Lawless' spicy mayo, and provolone cheese.
Barbone (186 Avenue B)
Want to have a delicious outdoor dinner in Manhattan? Look no further than Barbone, a quaint Italian restaurant with a beautiful outdoor patio with ample amount of space, so much so you might forget you're dining in the middle of NYC.
For an appetizer, try the Prosciutto di Parma "Black Label" with orange fig jam and toast. Then try the pappardelle with braised short rib ragu or the veal and buffalo ricotta meatballs with red peppers.
La Tarte Flambee (various locations)
The garden and flowers in the romantic patio of La Tarte Flambee make the perfect setting for a romantic date. Their tarte flambee is almost a combination of a pizza dough and a crepe. Whether you're having it savory or sweet, it's a meal you absolutely must try this month.
Try the "Biquette" with bacon, onions, goat cheese, and honey. Then, try the "banana split" for dessert, complete with bananas, homemade chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream on a sweet creme fraiche base and cinnamon.
Bistro SK (273 City Island Avenue - The Bronx)
Want a great meal outdoors in the Bronx? Hit up Bistro SK. It's got a beautiful outdoor area that perfectly complements its French cuisine. It's an excellent spot for a romantic, charming date night within City Island.
Start off typical French hor d'oeurves and order the "Escargots Persilles" or snails baked in a garlic and parsley butter, or the "Crevettes sautess au Coulis de poivrons," or sauteed shrimp with red pepper coulis.
Patsy's Pizzeria (450 Dean Street - Brooklyn)
Just because you're interested in dining outdoors does not mean you're going to have to pay top dollar for both ambiance and good food. Just head to Patsy's in Brooklyn for excellent pizza, good service, and a beautiful outdoor patio.
Try their "alla vodka" pizza made with creamy vodka sauce and mozzarella. If you're in the mood for some protein, the "capricciosa" is deliciously packed with prosciutto, portobello mushrooms, black olives, and mozzarella.
Check out the Insanely Delicious Lineup of Food Vendors at Gov Ball 2016.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]