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The Empire Hotel Rooftop

44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-956-3313
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“sliders” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“lincoln center” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I popped in for a pre-dinner drink. It was Monday evening before Thanksgiving, and we were surprised there were only a handful of people there. Both the small plates and drink menu were fun. We especially enjoyed the views of Lincoln Center....More

Thank Samantha E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a reservation for NYE. They cancelled on me, no explanation, no apology! Really unprofessional!

Thank P7944ZQelizabethm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Empire Hotel has a winner! They opened a rooftop bar on the 12th floor. Great drinks, atmosphere...and at this time of year, a woderful view up Broadway with all the Christmas lights. Go...enjoy.

Thank DavidSarasota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the Empire Hotel rooftop bar and the view was amazing from the table. It’s a lovely place to catch up with friends in a lovely atmosphere with a sleek interior. Would definitely recommend, we will be returning again.

Thank Travels164
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I book this place I had read the reviews and thought it was a restaurant. Well, it is not! It’s a bar with a very limited menu of appetizers, not that good and extremely expensive. I chose it because it is across the street...More

1  Thank Stefiaba
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Good place to go if you're around, relaxing atmosphere. Cocktails are around 20$, beer 8$, wines from 14$/glass. We took Lamb burgers they're small but tasty

Thank Anton M
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Always make a point of stopping by the Empire. It's such a beautiful hotel. It is traditional old style New York very lavish. It does have its modern parts but decor wise it's just amazing. Roof top lounge is relaxed with the busy city below...More

Thank Ellis M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Go to PJ Clarke's for the raw bar and happy hour, then ride the elevator up to the rooftop of the Empire Hotel for a fabulous view and classic cocktails!

Thank dangstadt23
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went in the afternoon on our way uptown. It was a much needed break and we had a couple of drinks along with some snacks. We had the Mac& Cheese bars, fries, sliders and one more dish - the food came quickly and was...More

Thank Fuzzyhunden
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I stopped in for happy hour at the end of the afternoon (I was a guest at the hotel). I found a place to sit and ordered a Corona. She asked for a credit card -- I said I was paying cash and she was...More

Thank RAKlein
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
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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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