Igloos Are The Cool New Dining Trend Around Bergen County, NJ

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A year ago, we would never have dreamed that igloo dining would be a thing. As restaurants boost their creativity, these COVID-safe outdoor dining solutions are popping up all over NJ. Heated igloos and personal tents make social distancing a breeze, so you can dine out without the worry. Plus, they make for a super “cool” insta-worthy atmosphere and memorable experience as you kick off the new year.


Casual Habana This Cuban spot serves up brunch, lunch and dinner, with plenty of heated igloos in their igloo village available for reservations. Tapas items on the menu, like empanadas and ceviche, are perfect for sharing with your small group. Be sure to try one of their bar specials, like the Otoño Martini to warm you up from the inside.

200 Main St., New Milford, reservations required for a 2-hour seating up to eight people



Donatella Ristorante When you’re craving authentic Italian or seafood in an elegant -- and safe -- atmosphere, Donatella is your go-to. Several heated igloos are set up around the property, for safe and warm enjoyment of their fresh-cooked pasta dishes and more.

12 Tappan Rd., Harrington Park, reservations required  



It’s Greek to Me For traditional Greek eats in a socially-distanced space, check out one of It’s Greek to Me’s four private outdoor greenhouses. With one table in each greenhouse that can seat up to four people, it’s easy to enjoy your spanakopita safely. 

21 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, seats up to four people



The Blossom One of the first restaurants to introduce us to the world of igloo dining, The Blossom remains committed to quality and safety. The Korean fusion menu includes Udon and desserts from Matcha ice cream to shaved snow, so your palate will be pleased while you safely dine in outdoor style.

320 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, seats up to five people




DeNovo Located on the water with a view as beautiful as the food it serves, DeNovo is ready to serve you and up to 12 others in their heated private igloo overlooking NYC. Enjoy their homemade pasta, flatbreads (think: mushroom & truffle) and specialty cocktails (frosé anyone?)

1257 River Rd., Edgewater, reservations required, igloo serves 8-12 people



Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Find this fun atmosphere with delish dishes right outside of Bergen County. Traditional Mediterranean plates plus an easy kids menu make this the perfect spot for bringing the whole family for a night -- or day -- away from home. Each oversized igloo has plenty of space and plenty of heat to stay comfortable even on the coldest days.

118 U.S. Highway 46, Fairfield, igloos fit up to 10, eight and four people, reservations required



Stone and Rail This craft beer gastropub embraces private dining with their outdoor personal heated tents, with one table per tent. Brunch, burgers and an extensive beer list are on the menu plus plenty of cocktails to keep you toasty.

175 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, reservations required for private tents, serve up to eight people



Ramen Azuma Need a heavy dose of comfort food? Check out Ramen Azuma’s extensive menu of authentic Japanese homemade ramen, or try one of their hot or cold bubble tea flavors. Bring your bowl outside under one of their igloos to enjoy safely eating (and drinking) out.

39 South Van Brunt St., Englewood

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