REID'S PALACE: Winston Churchill wrote his war memoirs, and George Bernard Shaw learned to tango at this Orient Express property on an island off the West African coast—but all you have to do in summer is kick back and enjoy the Summer Buffet Barbecue. Held every Saturday, the menu includes posh BBQ dishes such as beef skewer in laurel stick with garlic butter Madeira and grilled marinated scallops with sugarcane honey and coriander. €69 per person, including wine and sodas.
The Yard at the Soho Grand.
SOHO GRAND: This one is a pop-up event that ends after tomorrow, so you'll have to get your grill on fast. But it's worth it. As part of The Hunger Pop-Up Restaurant Series, the Soho Grand is hosting an Argentinean Asado in the Yard, served with Sangria and Argentine Malbec. If skirt steak and chimichurris aren't your thing, there's also a grilled trout option on the menu. Reservations required at thehungernyc.com.
KEMPINSKI BEIJING: The hotel's Paulaner Bräuhaus was the first of its kind to be built outside of Germany. And you know how you make a beer hall even better? By firing up the grill, which they do here every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. The menu includes Canadian lobster, Australian ribeye steaks, tender pork ribs and whole mackerel fish. The Paulaner is home-brewed. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOTEL GANSEVOORT: For a Japanese twist on BBQ, head to Tanuki Tavern at the Gansevoort on Sundays. The restaurant is hosting all-you-can-eat barbecues served between 12–7 p.m. until the end of the summer. Beverages include $18 pitchers of Sake-Sangria and $16 pitchers of Sapporo. $34 per person, call 212.660.6766 for reservations.