Sidewalk Sipping and Supping: What’s New on the West Side


The West Side has lost its share of sidewalk cafs (Matador, Sheridan Square, Tosca, Ostia), but blessed be, it has gained some, too, despite what a frustrated employee at Spunto calls the bureaucracy of New York City restaurants (the owners there are still fighting for sidewalk seats). A recent scouring revealed that not only has Arturo Di Modicas gleaming silver bull returned to Cipriani Downtowns outdoor area (making up for the black one that disappeared from outside of Scuderia), but several brand-new sidewalk spots have opened, as well. Heres a rundown, along with the number of seats.

10 Downing 34
Favela Cubana 30
La Carbonara - 10
Mezzaluna 6
Ritz Asia 16
Scuderia 34
Smiths 8
Sora Lella 20
Steak Frites 38

Of course, well add these to our expansive (and ever expanding) sidewalk-caf map. And tip us off if a new outdoor spot has opened near you.