26 Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC (UPDATED 2022) – Dana Berez

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

There is nothing like enjoying the nice New York weather on a rooftop with friends. And while there are many rooftop bars in New York City, this list contains the best rooftop restaurants in NYC that serve delicious cuisine, have great views, and are a must check out this season. 

This list is new for the 2021 summer season and will be updated accordingly so you’ll never miss out on dining options. 

If you want more NYC restaurant recommendations, be sure to check out the 30 Best Bottomless Brunch Spots in NYC, and Cute Outdoor Dining Restaurants in NYC for more ideas with your friends. 

Now, let’s get into the list of the best rooftop restaurants in NYC. 

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RH Rooftop Restaurant

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Located on top of the Restoration Hardware furniture gallery in the Meatpacking District is the gorgeous RH Rooftop restaurant. This romantic rooftop restaurant is perfect for lunch & dinner with plates offering American Classic Cusine. 

Dine underneath the stunning chandeliers and take in the view. Seating options are both indoor and outdoor. 

Cuisine: American Classics: See Menu 

Location: 9 9th Avenue, New York NY 10014 (Meatpacking District)

Hours: Monday – Sunday 10AM – 9PM 

 

Sushi Lab

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Located above The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown, Sushi Lab showcases a creative spin on traditional sushi in a gorgeous canopied rooftop setting. 

Sushi Lab features Japanese small bites, along with Nigiri, Sashimi, and Maki Sushi. The star of the show is the omakase experience using the freshest ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience. 

Cuisine: Japanese (See Menu) 

Location: 132 W 47th Street, New York NY 10036

Hours: Monday from 5pm – 10pm, Tuesday – Sunday from 12pm – 10pm

 

Catch Steak

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If you heard of Catch, a seafood restaurant & rooftop in the Meatpacking District, then you have to try Catch Steak. This upbeat restaurant offers 4 dining rooms including a heated outdoor patio and retractable rooftop with private greenhouses. 

Catch Steak combines a classic steakhouse experience with a lighter and brighter style and energetic vibe. The menu features items from the world’s best cuts, along with curated dishes for a more approachable steak house experience.

Cuisine: Steakhouse (see menu) 

Location: 88 9Th Avenue, New York NY 10011

Hours: Mon – Fri: 6 PM – 11 PM Sat & Sun: 5 PM – 11 PM Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

 

Electric Lemon

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Electric Lemon is a new outdoor rooftop restaurant offering incredible views from the 24th floor of the Equinox Hotel. Here you will find a sleek interior dining room, and of course a stunning outdoor terrace for brunch and dinner experiences. 

The menu features the best of seasonal ingredients including fresh Crudo & elevated salads. Warm appetizers like potato flatbread, and mains like Pasture Raised Chicken, Electric Lemon Cheeseburger with avocado, East Coast Halibut, and more. 

Tip: Since you can get a front-row view of the amazing New York sunsets at Hudson Yards, making a reservation for sunset would be beautiful!

Cuisine: Seasonal American- View Menu 

Location: 33 Hudson Yards, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (Hudson Yards) 

Hours: Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5 PM- 10 PM, Friday – Saturday: 5PM – 11PM, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11AM – 3PM 

 

Serra by Birreria

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Serra by Birreria is one of my favorite top rooftop restaurants in NYC to visit because you’ll always find something new. Each season, the decor and menu change to reflect the time and serve what is fresh on the menu. 

This spring season, you’ll step into the blooming countryside greenhouse on the roof featuring fresh ingredients. Artisinal Italian Producers and local U.S. farms, much of the produce is farm-fresh and sourced from the tri-state area. 

Cuisine: Italian: See Menu 

Location: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Flatiron) 

Hours: Monday- Sunday 11:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Read More: Cute Outdoor Dining Restaurants in NYC

 

STK Rooftop 

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STK Rooftop, located on top of STK Downtown in the Meatpacking District offers great views to the Hudson River, the Highline, and New York City views. 

You can enjoy STK Rooftop all year round with the retractable glass enclosure, but during summer expect it to be fully open. STK offers a full menu with steakhouse classics along with modern dishes and signature cocktails.

Cuisine: Steakhouse (See Menu)

Location: 26 Little W 12Th Street, New York NY 10014

Hours: Dinner Everyday 3:30-11PM, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11AM-3PM

 

Sandbar Rooftop

Sandbar Rooftop

You can experience the beach right from Sandbar Rooftop, with its Hamptons beach decor. Open for all seasons in the heart of the Flatiron District, this 23rd-floor rooftop on top of the Hilton Hotel offers great almost 360 views of the city and light bites. 

The decor reflects the laid-back feel of the Hamptons beach with whimsical touches from lifeguard chairs, hanging lounges, and swings made from reclaimed wine barrels. 

Enjoy one of the cocktails from the lengthy menu and pinsa pizza, which is absolutely delish. My favorite is the Bianca with caramelized onions and fresh ricotta. 

Note: Reservations are required to reserve seating. 

Cuisine: Pinsa Pizza & Appetizers- See Menu

Location: 152 W 26th Street, New York NY 10001 23rd Floor (Chelsea)

Hours: Wednesday 3 PM – 11 PM, Thursday to Saturday 3 PM-12 AM

 

Upstairs at The Kimberly

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Located on top of the Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs at the Kimberly rooftop restaurant on the 30th floor offers stunning views of the city and offers a popular brunch and dinner dining experience. 

Upstairs at the Kimberly is an all-year-round temperature-controlled oasis, with a convertible glass roof that can change when the seasons do. Enjoy the panoramic view with classic, savory and sweet menu items. 

Cuisine: American (See Menu)

Location: 145 E 50th Street, New York NY 10022

Hours: Dinner Monday – Sunday 5PM- 11PM, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11AM- 4PM

 

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Get ready for pure pink bliss. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge has transformed into an all-pink rooftop Rose Garden complete with over 10,000 roses, pink rose theme cocktails, and treats. 

Located on top of the Moxy Hotel in Times Square, the Rose Garden experience will be accompanied by a pink food & beverage menu and can’t miss photo moments like a carousel wrapped in a custom rose print, seats converted to layered rose swings, and walls coated in foliage. 

Reservations are recommended.

Cuisine: American (see menu)

Location: 485 7TH Avenue, 17th Floor, New York NY 10018

Hours: Monday – Sunday until 12 AM

 

Hotel Chantelle

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Hotel Chanelle is a Lower East Side rooftop staple serving brunch & dinner in a stylish Parisian outdoor garden. The patio is decorated with lamp post lighting, park benches, and draping floral greeneries. 

The menu features french staples, and well as champagne and creative cocktails. 

Plus the rooftop enclosure is fully retractable, so it’s open rain or shine. 

Cuisine: French (See Menu) 

Location: 92 Ludlow Street, New York NY 10002

Hours: Friday 5PM – 11PM, Satruday 11AM- 4:30PM & 7PM-11PM, Sunday 11AM- 4:30 PM

 

Westlight at The William Vale

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Perched upon the 22nd- floor, Westlight a rooftop bar and top rooftop restaurant features sweeping views of New York City & Williamsburg. Westlight is located on top of the William Vale Hotel, and serves dynamic cocktails with classic ingredients, rare spirits, craft beer, and wine, while the menu of small plates reflects inspiration around global street food. 

Cuisine: Small Plates (See Menu) 

Location: 111 N 12th Street, 22nd Floor, Brooklyn New York 11249

Hours: Monday – Thursday 5PM- 12AM, Friday 5-12PM, Saturday & Sunday 1PM-12AM

 

Refinery Rooftop

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The Refinery Rooftop is an all-year Rooftop bar and restaurant on top of the Refinery Hotel thanks to its glass retractable roof. Here you can find incredible views of Midtown Manhattan, including a front-row view to the Empire State Building. 

The menu offers a range of delicious options from  Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Hanger Steak Flatbread, and the Little Gem Caesar salad with watermelon radish and frico. The signature cocktail list has a focus on natural ingredients and refreshing combinations. 

You can dine for lunch, weekend brunch, or dinner. 

Cuisine: American (See Menu)

Location: 63 W 38th Street, New York NY 10018 (Midtown Manhattan) 

Hours: Monday – Thursday 4:30pm – 10pm, Friday – Sunday   11:30am – 10pm, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday 11:30am – 3:30pm

 

Monarch Rooftop

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Located in the heart of midtown New York, Monarch Rooftop is perched on the 18th-floor penthouse. This rooftop lounge offers specialty cocktails, delicious bites, and great views. 

Menu items range from your favorite snacks like buffalo wings, guacamole & chips, and margarita pizza. 

Menu: Light Bites (See Menu) 

Location: 71 W W 35th Street, New York NY 10001

Hours: Monday – Friday open at 3 PM- Late Night, Saturday  2PM- 4Am, Sunday 2PM-11PM

 

Ampia Rooftop

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Ampia Rooftop is the modern Mediterranean-inspired bi-level venue with classic Italian dishes. The floral decor and city views offer a much-needed escape from the hustle below. 

Guests are instantly transported to an oasis where you can expect an array of cocktails, a delicious menu filled with authentic Italian cuisine, and the Gnocchi here is a MUST order! 

Cuisine: Southern Italian (See Menu)

Location: 100 Broad Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10004 (Downtown Manhattan) 

Hours: Monday – Friday from 4pm – 11pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12pm – 11pm. 

 

Catch Rooftop

Catch Rooftop

Catch Rooftop, nestled on the 21st floor, is a go-to downtown destination in the trendy meatpacking district where you can find panoramic views of the city skyline. The large penthouse space has both indoor and outdoor seating and floor to seating windows. 

The menu features fresh seafood and options from Lobster Mac & Cheese, Spicy Chicken Bao Buns, Truffle Sashimi, and the famous Hit Me Chocolate Cake. The drink menu features Cocktails with fresh seasonal ingredients, a lengthy wine list, and beer options. 

Come for brunch, dinner, or late at night. 

Cuisine: Seafood (See Menu)

Location: 21 9th Avenue, New York NY 10014

Hours: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30- 3:30 PM

Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:30-11:00 PM Tuesday-Friday 6:00PM – 11:30PM Saturday: 5:30-11:30 PM

 

PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown

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Welcome to Sunflower Dreams, the latest summer installation at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown. The whole terrace has transformed into a vibrant dreamland of lush greenery with an ascending series of floral installations made with thousands of sunflowers, plus you can’t miss the famous flower tunnel. 

Check out the whimsical, floral-inspired beverage program featuring sips including Cotton Candy Kisses, with pomegranate bursting boba, grapefruit infused pea flower, prosecco, and cotton candy mimicking NYC’s rooftop sunsets. 

This dreamy sunflower destination is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 5 PM – 12 AM through October 2021.

Cuisine: See Menu

Location: 210 W 55th Street, New York NY 10019

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 5 PM – 12 AM 

 

Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge

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Offering an unforgettable view of the Manhattan Skyline, including a front-row view to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty, Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge is an open-aired rooftop garden on top of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn is a must-stop for summer.

The menu reflects new signature cocktails and seasonal bites including a Tuna Tartare Tower, Sushi Rolls, and my go-to Harriet’s Margarita cocktail. 

Cuisine: See Menu

Location: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn 11201

Hours: Everday 1PM-10PM 

 

The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery 

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Another great rooftop bar with light bites is the Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery. Located on the 21st floor, The Crown offers incredible views of the Manhattan Skyline.

Here you will find a variety of classic & seasonal cocktails and elevated bar fare. Cocktails include GG Manhattan, Stormy Mule, and the Grand Spritz. For dining, you can try globally-inspired small bites including Pan Fried Chicken Dumplings, Tuna Tartare Tacos, and Pork Buns.  

Reservations are encouraged.

Cuisine: Light Bites (See Menu) 

Location: 50 Bowery, New York NY 10013

Hours: Sunday-Friday 4 PM-11 PM Saturday 2 PM-11PM

 

Time Out Market

Reopening May 27, 2021

Time Out Market blends the best of local chefs and eateries and puts them together in 24,000 square feet in the trendy neighborhood of Dumbo Brooklyn

Here you can find 21 eateries, three bars, a demo cooking area, and a rooftop that combines the best food, drinks, and culture that New York has to offer.

On the rooftop, you can find sweeping views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. Sip on a variety of cocktails and enjoy the view. 

Cuisine: Variety (See Vendors) 

Location: 55 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Hours: Reopening May 27th

 

Haven Rooftop

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Get ready for awesome views of Midtown at Haven Rooftop. Located above the Sanctuary Hotel, Haven offers delicious food and craft cocktails perfect for any occasion. The summer sangria is a must for a sunny day. 

You can find happy hour Monday-Friday from 3PM-6PM, and a delicious weekend brunch. 

Favorite dishes include tuna tartare, Buffalo winds, Branzino, and Steak Au Poivre with peppercorn sauce. 

Cuisine: American (See Menu) 

Location: 132 W 47th Street, New York NY 10036

Hours: Monday- Friday 3 PM-11PM Saturday & Sunday 11:30- 11PM

 

Broken Shaker

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If you are into cocktails, then the Broken Shaker is a must for you. This is more of a cocktail bar than a restaurant, but still adding it to this list because the cocktails are that good. 

This rooftop oasis, on top of the Freehand Hotel in the Flatiron districts, offers amazing views of the city and has an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and fresh bites. 

Here you can try unique cocktails with different syrups, infusions, herbs, fresh juices, and exotic ingredients from around the world. 

Cuisine: Light Bites (See Menu) 

Location: 23 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10010

Hours: Thursday- Sunday 4PM-11PM

 

Fornino Pier 6

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Check out the laid-back rooftop with delicious cuisine at Fornino at Pier 6. Here you can find an elevated seasonal spot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park for dinner and summer sunsets.

The wood-fired pizzas are a must-order, along with their salads and sandwiches. For drinks, you can find sangria, wines, and beers. 

Cuisine: Italian (see menu)

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, Bridge Park Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday from 4pm – 9pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12pm – 8pm.

 

Cantina Rooftop

Cantina Rooftop mixes authentic Mexican Cuisine with gorgeous rooftop views. Located in Hells Kitchen, you’ll get amazing views of the city while you try Mexican favorite dishes. Popular choices include a Big Ass Taco, which is a giant taco, the Nachos, and Ceviche. 

Cuisine: Mexican See Menu

Location: 605 W 48th Street, New York, NY 10036 (Hells Kitchen) 

Hours:  Monday 4PM to 11PM, Tuesday -Friday 4PM  to 12AM, Saturday 5PM to 12PM, Sunday 5PM to 10PM

Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11AM to 3:30PM

 

The Rockaway Hotel

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Need another reason to visit Rockaway Beach in New York? The latest hotel, The Rockaway boasts a modern and upscale hotel with a rooftop dining restaurant. 

Located on the sixth floor, the 6,000 square foot indoor & outdoor space has panoramic views of the Manhattan Skyline, Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The menu features snacks, shared plates, and raw bar options, and a full bar with a cocktail menu you’ll have to try! 

Cuisine: American (See Menu)

Location: 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive 11694 Rockaway Park

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm-9PM, Friday & Saturday 12PM-11PM, Sunday 12PM-9PM. Monday and Tuesdays opening June 7. 

 

Gallow Green

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Gallow Green is a year-round rooftop restaurant located on top of the 7th floor of the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. You might forget you’re in NYC with all the lush plants surrounding the restaurant. The greenery offers a charming and relaxing vibe perfect for summer in NYC. Gallow Green is most known for its famous Brunch, but you can still enjoy dinner here as well. 

Cuisine: (See Menu)

Location: 542 W 27TH Street, New York NY 10001

Hours: Temporarily Closed

 

Manhatta

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Manhatta is a gorgeous rooftop restaurant with stunning views overlooking Downtown Manhattan. Perched 60 floors in the sky, Manhatta combines seasonal and soulful food complemented with an intricate wine menu. 

Cuisine: See Menu

Location: 28 Liberty Street, 60th Floor, New York NY 10005

Hours: Temporarily Closed

 

 

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