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[BACK FORTY][1] (190 Ave. B, nr. 12th St., 212-388-1990) | Chef Peter Hoffman’s original slow food hotspot spawned a Soho...

BACK FORTY (190 Ave. B, nr. 12th St., 212-388-1990) | Chef Peter Hoffman’s original slow food hotspot spawned a Soho spinoff and has a lovely backyard for lingering over a leisurely meal in the East Village.

PARADOU (8 Little W. 12th St., nr. Ninth Ave. 212-463-8345) | This cozy bistro a vins named after the bucolic Provencal village of Le Paradou (“paradise” in the local dialect) has its own mini Garden of Eden.

ROSEMARY'S (18 Greenwich Ave., nr. W. 10th St., 212-647-1818) | Spring is the time of year to eat fresh from the garden, and Rosemary’s wants to serve you Italian food straight from its rooftop farm.

MAISON PREMIERE (298 Bedford Ave., nr. Grand St., Brooklyn, 347-335-0446) | Absinthe and oysters are the draws at this immaculately-executed, old world charmer from La Barricou’s Joshua Boissy—not to mention, a vine-enclosed garden.

POK POK NY (127 Columbia St., at Kane St., Brooklyn, 718-923-9322) | Taking its moniker from Thai slang for “mortar and pestle,” regional dishes are served on street-market-style bright plastic and metal plates—in an equally no-frills garden.