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You Want to Dine at a NYC Restaurant This Week? Here’s How.

Alfresco dining in New York City is back. But you might end up eating in a parking lot.

Chairs for outdoor seating are stored in the indoor dining room of Boucherie restaurant in the West Village of New York.

Chairs for outdoor seating are stored in the indoor dining room of Boucherie restaurant in the West Village of New York.

Photographer: Christopher Occhicone/Bloomberg

Editor’s Note: No city is more important to America’s economy than New York, and none has been hit harder by the coronavirus. “NYC Reopens” examines life in the capital of capitalism as the city takes its first halting steps toward a new normal.

At Peter Luger Steak House in Williamsburg, the broiled dry-aged porterhouse will be served at tables alongside the restaurant, with a more casual picnic area in the parking lot to come. At I Trulli, in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, the cavatelli and tiramisu will be around back, in the garden. The guacamole at Chavela’s in Crown Heights will be at sidewalk tables beside the entrance.