Best unexpected outdoor dining (2008)

Taam Tov

Old-timer Taam Tov loped across the street this year into roomier digs, and the diamond district Uzbek now offers—gasp!—an outdoor dining area. It's really just a narrow balcony, but it is outdoors, and if you peer intently through the chinks in the barricade, you can look down on the bustling street while you eat your bargain charcoal-grilled kebabs, contemplate the refreshing salads and Israeli bread dips, and slide the greasy-but-wonderful samsa pastries down your pie hole. If I were you, I'd skip the new sushi bar, though—it's really not part of the Uzbek canon.

Location Details

41 W. 47th St.
New York NY 10036
212-768-8001