Restaurant dining outdoors is one of the greatest pleasures a New York summer has to offer. In fact, the city has long since surpassed Paris in the breadth and excellence of its alfresco dining opportunities. But alas, too many of the outside tables are located on sidewalks, seeming more land grabs by space-strapped restaurateurs than serious seating: Tiny, graceless two-tops stand jammed together, mere feet from fume-spewing traffic, groaning garbage trucks, and pedestrians weaving so close to your table that they might reach over and grab one of... More >>>