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The Empire Hotel Rooftop

) #2,580 of 9,344 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ American,
44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-956-3313
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  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I live in Manhattan, and this is one of our favorite places to enjoy a cocktail OUTSIDE!!! The location, in the heart of Lincoln Center, cannot be beat, for both convenience and views! The bar is furbished with chic and modern finishes...More

Thank Eliza R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this Lincoln Center area rooftop bar and restaurant. Very nice outdoor and indoor seating. Wonderful "appetizer" menu especially the ribs and tune poke. expensive like alll places in NYC. nice views of the Lincoln center area and park in front of...More

Thank hoteikeeper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to New York in Jan. 2017 Very cold ( -6 c and snowy 8" ). Great hotel to stay at as it is close to Central Park and Columbus square. Rooftop was closed but you can look out from the lounge and have a...More

Thank J F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place with good view. A little bit loud but a lot of drinks and good prices. Nice location.

Thank 1anna2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed hanging out on the roof of the Empire on our last visit to NYC. The views are spectacular and it's great spot to meet up with friends and have a drink.

Thank Kristin U
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A tiny roof top terrace, not that great with the smallest pool i have ever seen, gave this a big miss.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It is very dark and ok rooftop. If I was not staying at the hotel I will not come here. The martinis were good and the duck tacos were delicious! Service is good too and the decoration ok, needs to be updated though. There was...More

Thank nabeab
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We arrived at the rooftop during a (late-night) shift change. As a result, they were slow to take our order--and the order got mixed up between the outgoing and incoming staff. By the time our drinks arrived, our food was no longer hot. They did...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

You can't get to the rooftop bar if you are in the hotel. You must go to the ground floor and exit to the vestibule and use that elevator. Then there is the question of whether the rooftop bar is truly on the rooftop or...More

Thank KathyRichmond2015
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great for having a drink and meeting people. In warmer weather the outside part of the bar is great. Wonderful views.

Thank R&DAshland
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-956-3313
  • This restaurant is at Empire Hotel
Opened year round and located on the 12th floor of the Empire Hotel, the Empire Hotel Rooftop offers magnificent views of Lincoln Center and the bustling city below. The 8,000 square foot bar and lounge boasts a selection of signature cocktails, savory small plates and entertainment all week long—from weekend dance parties helmed by celebrity DJs to live jazz on Mondays.
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