Dinner in an igloo? Yes, please. Those Instagram-worthy bubbles (they first started popping up last winter to extend outdoor dining) are here to stay and for a good reason—eating under the moonlight in your own cozy space while flakes start to fall is pure magic. And while some are outfitted with the works (think speakers, twinkling lights, and pillows), all have one thing in common—a transporting, memorable experience. Scroll down for 8 restaurants where you can dine in an igloo this winter.
Featured Photo Credit: Congress Hall
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Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
Situated on the 9,000 square foot outdoor rooftop, you’ll dine under glittering lights with beach views in these igloos, available by reservation only (for 5-8 people and $300 food and drink minimum).
527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Fig & Lily Garden
Long before COVID happened, Fig & Lily served Mediterranean specialties in clear globes on their charming garden patio. A fixture at the restaurant from November to May, make sure to book in advance since this is a popular spot that fills up fast.
2 Cattano Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
The winter igloos are back on the lawn of Congress Hall, with stunning views of their towering lit-up tree and lights in Cape May. They are available from Thursdays through Sundays and close for the season on December 26th. Each igloo can accommodate up to 8 people and features an elevated prix fixe menu.
200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
ManaFirkin Brewing Company
Spend the evening sipping on local brews surrounded by beautiful holiday decor in a see-through globe. There is a $50 rental fee, a minimum requirement of 8 people per structure, and a minimum bar tab depending on the day of the week. Check out their website for specifics.
450 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Check out the pretty scene at the VIntner Wonderland, then get ready to pop the bubbly at one of the Champagne Bubble Igloos. These festive and fun bubbles are perfect after a glide around the ice rink when you’re ready to sit back and relax with a glass of wine and delicious food. Each igloo can hold up to 6 people for a two-hour reservation.
72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
Check out the gastropub menu at this spot, where the transparent igloos are surrounded by lights and offer a great view of downtown Princeton. They are available for lunch or dinner reservations and the prime spot to relax after seeing Santa on the Square.
Ten Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
Enjoy a magical evening with those you love most in one of Calandra’s beautiful igloos. They are available from Monday through Thursday with no dining minimum and Friday through Sunday with a dining minimum depending on the size of your party—check their Facebook page for updates.
118 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004
With an Asian fusion menu and a curved leather banquette that seats 6, the igloos at The Blossom are a welcoming option in winter. The igloos are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and to book, they require an 18% service charge and a minimum of 6 guests.
320 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, NJ 07650