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The Empire Hotel Rooftop

€€ - €€€American,
44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-956-3313
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“sliders” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“lincoln center” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar
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44 W 63rd St, btwn Columbus & Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Nice views. That’s about it. Furniture is worn out. Layout is awkward and not intuitive when you get off elevators. Bar setup is difficult to get what you need.

Thank DTR68
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Flatbread is delicious, and the lounge is actually romantic. Probably a great place for a first date, though I was there with family. Beautiful view of Lincoln Center. Great for a late night snack, which is exactly why we went!!

Thank Sinemsinem6
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Late afternoon drinks at this sun drenched roof top bar (with plenty of shade for non-sun lovers, as well as an inside bar) offered a spectacular setting for a meeting with friends before attending a wedding nearby. Service was excellent, staff very attentive.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very loud and lively with music blaring. Food was great. Korean wings were spicy the way I like it. The lamb sliders were tasty

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I had a great time with my wife on the rooftop, had a chance to take good pictures of the city, enjoy nice food and drinks, and good atmosphere and music.

Thank John Neil G
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Right across the street from Lincoln Center, we chose this bar to kill some time and people watch. 12th Floor location means a birds eye view of upper Broadway and Lincoln Center. We tried the signature cocktails which were good. Interesting choices for light eats....More

Thank BigEandKenna
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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