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The Empire Hotel Rooftop

) #2,930 of 9,272 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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Very comfortable venue for small and larger gatherings. Enjoy drinks inside or out in the open air. Hotel guests should beware that this amenity is often reserved. We stayed 5 nights and got to enjoy the Rooftop once. Wheelchair access inside but steps to go...More

1  Thank Keith W
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Considering we booked this hotel accidentally (was meant to be staying at the Hyatt) it did not disappoint. Decor is interesting - safari chic I'd call it. Impressive foyer where gossip girl is filmed. Rooms are quite small however to be expected in New York....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We had drinks and dessert at the Empire Hotel rooftop after going to the opera at Lincoln Square. The drinks were wonderful as was the service. We would go there again as we had a lovely evening. If interested enclosed are views from this lovely...More

2  Thank 228kathleenad
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a joke. You get a room on the 11h floor. You climb up the stairs to the roof top and see a sign that says to go back to the lobby to get access. What a joke.

Thank 787sallyb
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
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View
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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