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Reservations


Now accepting reservations for outdoor dining through Resy! Click the tab in the menu to check out availability.

Walk-in's always welcome!

We ask that you kindly honor the time of your reservation — we have a 15 minute grace period for your arrival, but due to the size of our sidewalk cafe and social distancing guidelines, we are unable to accommodate any increases in party size or change in reservation time. We allocate about one hour and 30 minutes for most reservations, and do not reserve tables for just drinks.

We have a 24 hour cancelation policy and no-show fee of $35 per person. WE DO NOT CHARGE CANCELATION FEES IN THE CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, so feel free to cancel on your own through Resy if the weather is discouraging you. This will not trigger an automatic charge. 

Please note we have gone digital! All questions and inquiries can be sent to hello@happycookingnyc.com You can also reply to your Resy confirmation text to reach the restaurant directly. 

Hours of Operation

Lunch  (Tues-Fri)  11:30AM-3:30PM

Brunch  (Sat & Sun)  10AM-3:30PM

Oyster Happy Hour (Mon) 4:30PM-5:30PM, (Tues-Fri) 3:30PM-5:30PM

Dinner  (Mon-Sun) 5PM-10PM


SAFETY

For details on the safety measures we are taking and ask that you take as well while dining with us, please click here.

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HCH Outdoor Dining Pro Tips


We're New Yorkers. And that means we're resilient, adaptable and will do whatever it takes to enjoy our favorite bottle of wine and a raw bar tower in any weather! But let's face it, it's cold outside. Here's what Happy Cooking recommends to make the most of the outdoor dining Winter season:

ALL the Heattech

We're not sponsored by Uniqlo, but ask our General Manager, Ed Torres, and he'll tell you that heattech attire (leggings, shirts, socks, you name it) will save your social life this Winter. 

Layers. Lots of Layers 

Our heaters are powerful but you'll still need to bundle up if you're sitting for a meal. The most important layer is your beer (or wine, or whisky) coat. Erin Palisin, Director of Operations, claims if you're from the Midwest you should know what that means. 

Hot Beverages 

We've got em'. Just ask! Our Head Bartender, Amy Kovalchick, believes a hot toddy a day keeps the winter blues away!

Or if red wine is your stay warm beverage of choice, Aaron Thorp (resident wine guru) has plenty of options for every budget, mood and meal on the list!

Winter Dishes 

Our menus are seasonal so you'll find your favorite JG classics (don't worry, there's always raw bar AND Lobster Spaghetti Monday is back) with plenty of warm dishes for the season. Gabriel Stulman believes every great seafood joint needs Fried Chicken on the menu, so we've got that too! Trust him on this one...

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WEATHER, HEATERS, ETC.


Please be aware of the weather on the day of your visit! It's sweater weather season, so please come dressed in warm clothes. Most of our outdoor tables are protected by partially enclosed vestibules, but we're keeping it safe with the air still flowing. There are heaters spaced throughout the vestibule but are not positioned over every single table. 

It's cozy and the heaters heat, but don't forget to bundle up and order one of our hot cocktails to keep you comfy!