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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its OK for a wine bar, staff aren't very happy, snacks are small but fine to go with the wine or beer.

Thank Rodney J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooftop bars seem to have become a "thing" in NYC and the Empire has a nice once. The service was top-notch with a lively and fun crowd. It does not have the dramatic views of some places (it's on the 12th floor) but it was...More

Thank TheBFCE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great rooftop bar. Cocktails are on the pricey side but the beers are priced as to the normal rate for a NY bar. Best place to sit is outside as it has amazing views. Very comfortable sofas.

Thank CBalcombe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice bar on the 12th floor, staff very good, access from the hotel entrance, music OK, it seems expensive for a beer at $8 to $9 dollars and wine $13 dollars but this seems to be the going rate in this area of New...More

1  Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this hotel every year. It is directly across the street from the Ballet at Lincoln Center (I specifically go for the Ballet). Love this historic hotel. Front desk and doormen are extremely helpful and friendly. Even housekeeping smiles and says hello when...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this newly renovated lounge was very cool looking however the smell was almost like a cleaning product. perhaps we were there too early but the smell was a turnoff

Thank ezk2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on saturday night and it was snowing in nyc. The view of the city was amazing, the atmosphere is really good with loud and relevant music. The food was good. I would recommend the cucumber crush for a drink. It is a gin lovers...More

Thank Mrfinnjaradd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few hours in the bar on a nice winters day. The wait staff were nothing special, that was a bit disappointing. The food was okay but still nothing much. We stayed at the Empire for two weeks and only went to this...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

over priced drinks, dirty roof top, my glass was dirty, rude staff, elevator smelled like a babies diaper.

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view uptown from this bar is incredible!! Enjoying delicious drinks and appetizers while gazing down at Lincoln Center was the perfect way to end a busy day!

Thank Pamela W
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
Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
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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