NYC garden restaurants: Dining in a secret oasis

If you can’t stand the heat, head to the garden, because relaxing in the summer shade with a cool drink in your hand can’t be beat.

From sidewalks to flower-filled rooftops, there’s a place to dine and swill wine right around your corner in New York City.

But there are also some hidden gems out there, spots you might not know have hidden or tucked-away outdoor spaces. You’ll want to eat there most, because everyone loves a secret.

Here are some of our favorites.