Long Island restaurants with outdoor igloos, greenhouses and more private dining options

They’re not produced from snow, nor ice, however igloos are making for a enjoyable winter’s night time expertise on Long Island.

Restaurants have pitched these domed buildings produced from heavy clear plastic of their outdoor areas, full with comfy furnishings, heat blankets and a warmth supply that retains the area toasty as patrons nurse winter cocktails or gentle bites. Some have even expanded to bigger greenhouses, or are opting to serve in rustic tented yurts.

Here’s the place to have a singular private dining expertise this winter:

Konoba (46 Gerard St., Huntington): Daniel Pedisich brings a style of Croatia to downtown Huntington, alongside with private dining experiences inside a handful of greenhouses arrange beneath a string of lights and ornaments in entrance of his restaurant. Inside the festive buildings, clients management their very own music through a Bluetooth speaker and can keep heat with a small heater. Fits as much as six folks. Reservations are advisable. No charge. More data: 631-824-7712, konobahuntington.com

Betterman Distilling (161 River Ave., Patchogue): Gamer cave, jungle journey, winter wonderland, basement dangle or women’ night time — what’s your model? Betterman affords 5 themed (and heated) igloos arrange on its patio, all of which come outfitted with board video games, a Bluetooth speaker, comfortable seating cut up between chairs, couches and bean luggage and a cocktail particular to every igloo. Small plates can be found to nosh on, too. Fitting six folks comfortably, igloos have an $80 rental charge on Fridays and Saturdays; $50 on Thursdays and Sundays. Each time slot is ready up for 2 hours, though clients are in a position to double e book at an extra value. More data: 631-708-7405, thebettermandistillingco.com

Rhum (13 E. Main St., Patchogue): New rooftop “cottages” add to the allure of this tri-level Island-inspired eatery and rum bar. The heated buildings, arrange on the embellished rooftop below string lights, can be found each day for 2 hours at time. For $100, 4 diners get entry to the construction and a spherical of drinks. Each further visitor is $25; six-person most. Order from the total meals menu and an unique rooftop cottage cocktail record. More data: 631-569-5944, rhumpatchogue.com

Mirabelle Tavern: (150 Main St., Stony Brook): Mirabelle is providing three igloos this 12 months dubbed the “Guy Gloo,” the “Noir” and the “Chalet,” all of which can be found for dining Wednesday by Sunday. Each igloo has cushioned picket chairs, a espresso desk, outsized pillows, shag décor and loads of lighting. The restaurant’s full menu is on the market and the igloo is sanitized after each reservation. Igloos seat six folks. $150 for 2 hours ($200 on holidays). Includes a bottle of Prosecco with a meals buy. More data: 631-751-0555, lessings.com

ITA Kitchen (45 W. Main St., Bay Shore): This Italian restaurant has turned its aspect and again patios into outdoor dining wonderlands that includes six greenhouses — three small and three massive. The identical dining expertise friends would get inside is introduced exterior, with among the greenhouses surrounding the restaurant’s fake willow tree. The greenhouses are heated, and characteristic loads of gentle. Order from the restaurant’s full meals and drink menu or go for preset “greenhouse packages” beginning at $55 per particular person. Reservations are for two-hour slots. Small homes match as much as six folks and massive as much as 10. Minimum spend of $200 Friday by Sunday. More data: 631-267-5916, itakitchenbayshore.com

Finley’s Of Greene Street (43 Green St., Huntington): Located within the southwest nook in one among Long Island’s busiest villages for meals, drinks and socializing, this spot with a sunny patio options igloos alongside its iron fence. The restaurant’s full menu is obtainable inside the igloos, that are heated and embrace vacation lighting. Igloos seat as much as seven folks for a two-hour max session. $150 minimal on Friday and Saturday nights, plus 20% gratuity each day. More data: 631-351-3440, finleyshuntington.com

Coach Meeting House: (160 Mill River Rd., Oyster Bay): Located behind this cozy tavern discovered alongside a quiet, residential avenue, there’s a courtyard wearing vacation lights with 5 heated igloos, every with its personal hearth pit, permitting friends the choice to lounge inside or out. Each igloo has a sofa, chairs and Roku-equipped TV for additional leisure. Once in an igloo, friends can use a scannable QR code menu to permit for contactless ordering through their telephones, and the customized menu consists of a number of of the spot’s well-liked dishes. Spiked slushies and sizzling drinks can be found too. A two-hour $40 bottomless brunch is obtainable on weekends, now with a DJ, which incorporates self-serve mimosas and bellinis. Ambient, acoustic music is deliberate for Friday and Saturday nights. Each igloo and firepit will get disinfected between makes use of. Igloos seat six to 10 folks. There’s no cost to make use of an igloo right here, however reservations are for at least two hours (with an choice to e book back-to-back reservations for an extended keep in the identical igloo). Reservations are made solely by opentable.com, and there may be an total $200 minimal spend required. More data: 516-588-9288; coachgrillandtavernoysterbay.com

Smuggler Jack’s (157 Forest Ave., Massapequa): Nestled inside a residential neighborhood, Smuggler Jack’s options 5 igloos sitting on insulated platforms with views of the adjoining Schmidt Canal, which can be found to order starting at midday each day. Each igloo has a devoted server and a 15-minute window is noticed between makes use of for sanitizing functions. Sunday brunch and joyful hour menus out there. Igloos have fireplaces and are embellished for the vacations with rugs, lights and music. Igloos seat six to eight folks and are reservable for as much as two hours. A deposit is required for reservations; weekdays no charge earlier than 4 p.m., $75 after 4 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays $125; and Sundays $100. More data: 516-798-6000, smugglerjacks.com

The Oar (264 West Ave., Patchogue): Located alongside the Patchogue River, the deck area right here is wrapped in open skies and water views — it’s sun-soaked within the day, and below darkish, starry skies at night time. The six heated igloos — every that includes electrical fireplaces and a comfortable lounge setting — make these views a lot simpler to get pleasure from when the infamous winter winds blow by. Each is sanitized between makes use of. A particular seasonal menu is obtainable; friends are requested to carry their very own blankets. Igloos seat two to 6 folks and value $75 for 2 hours Tuesday by Thursday; $150 for Friday by Sunday. The rental charge consists of the primary spherical of drinks. More data: 631-654-8266, theoar.com

Maxwell’s (501 Main St., Islip): Faux-fur blankets and outsized pillows line the furnishings whereas string lights and vacation décor line the dome in every igloo at Maxwell’s. All are disinfected with a fogging machine between makes use of. Reservations are required. Igloos seat eight folks. $150 for 2 hours; consists of the primary spherical of drinks with buy of meals. More data: 631-210-0011, lessings.com

Danfords (25 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson): With a superb view of Port Jefferson Harbor, watch the ferries are available in or folks wandering Harborfront Park from the igloos on the again deck. Reservations could be made for lunch or dinner for as much as two hours; two bottles of Champagne are included. Each is finished up with décor, a “fireplace-styled heater” and a Bluetooth speaker that may be paired with your telephone so you possibly can select the music. Igloos seat six folks and are cleaned and sanitized throughout 30-minute durations between reserved instances. $150 for two-hour leases, plus a $100 minimal meals and beverage buy. More data: 631-928-5200, ext. 170, danfords.com

Harbor Mist (105 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor): American and Continental favorites can now be had in one among three igloos at this waterside eatery overlooking the Cold Spring Harbor. Set up alongside a stretch of woods within the restaurant’s car parking zone, every comes with a desk and chairs, plus lighting and warmth. It shares the lot with tented seating and conventional al fresco dining, too. The restaurant caps every reservation at two hours. Igloos seat as much as eight friends with a $200 minimal spend. Book a reservation on opentable.com. More data: 631-659-3888, harbormistrestaurant.com

Brew Cheese (40 Woodbine Ave., Northport): Just a brief stroll across the nook from Brew Cheese in an alley approach close to Sand City Brewing Co., the eatery has 4 yurts. Customers verify in on the restaurant the place they’re anticipated to go away a bank card, and then are walked by workers to the yurts. A picket picnic desk with fake fur-lined seats sits on an space rug contained in the round tent, which additionally options greenery, lighting and a transportable radiator. Customers order by calling the restaurant. Once the order is prepared, a server brings it over. Reservations — 1 hour and quarter-hour every — are inspired; no charges; seats as much as six comfortably. More data: 631-239-1927, brew-cheese.com

Compiled by Ian Stark and Joann Vaglica


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