Formerly home to the iconic Gamekeeper’s patio, once named one of the country’s best, JoJo's Backyard is accented by a cream and ivory color palette, pops of green foliage and wicker light fixtures (an ambiance completely curated by owner Rick Doody’s wife, Wendy Berry of W Design Interiors).
“It feels like you're in Naples, Florida,” says director of operations Patrick Granzier.
The menu — which consists of lighter, summer-inspired sea- food fare and a rainbow of fruity cocktails and mocktails such as the Pineapple Smash ($14) or Blackberry Virgin Mojito ($7) — also lets you escape to a tropical paradise. Watch your grub cook just feet away from where you’re sitting on an open-flame Argentine-inspired grill cooks up everything from juicy kabob platters ($23), barbeque spare ribs ($35) or, if you’re feeling more simple, some pineapple or corn on the husk straight off the grill. jojosbar.com/backyard