Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel
Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel

Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://penthouse808rooftop.com/
  • Phone: 7182896118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm,

    *Living Social Deals will not be Honored Thru OpenTable - MUST CALL!

    Dress code is strictly enforced on party nights. Sneakers and flip-flops are not permitted. No exceptions.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Seth Levine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Saturday night party. Weekly parties on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the Summer. Join us for the great views, tintilating cocktails and dancing. Dress code is strictly enforced. Sneakers and flip-flops are not permitted. No exceptions. Must be 21 to join us at Penthouse808. Please inquire about what music is played each night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vernon Boulevard
  • Public Transit: From Manhattan take the N, W or 7 trains to Queensboro Plaza, the E, V, R or G trains to Queens Plaza, or the F train to 21st Street/Queens Bridge.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet service available Saturdays. Street parking is also available daily.
A word from Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel
Located atop The Ravel Hotel, Long Island City’s first luxury boutique hotel, lies Penthouse 808 Asian Bistro & Lounge, a fresh new dining experience. Our breathtaking view of the New York City skyline is one of the best creating an ideal backdrop for a fabulous dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
162 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (131)great for outdoor dining (109)romantic (95)special occasion (81)good for groups (59)hot spot (48)late-night find (47)neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (36)vibrant bar scene (30)great for brunch (24)great for lunch (18)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great food, great view, bad service
    Coen
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The view got us to this place and was indeed amazing. But from the start the service was not as warm as you would expect for a loungebar. The staff seemed lazy and bored and did not do any attempt to ease their clients. If you want to go here I would recommed to get here for an evening cocktail with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why ask for a special treat
    here4you
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Why ask if the person making a reservation wants special request if your not going g to follow directions? ? I've gone there twice and the same issue occurred, so why bother requesting or asking specialties if your not going to follow directions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank goodness for the livingsocial
    Serenatee24
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I got a voucher deal and decided to come because of the lovely views and the online reviews I read were pretty good. The view was indeed very pretty and I'm sure on a clear, warm night, even better. It's the food that was not good - mediocre at best. My husband had the scallop ceviche and he said it had no taste other that the spicy sauce they put on it. We didn't want to be rude since we were using a coupon, so we kept it. I had the penthouse salad and it came in a small bowl with cherry tomatoes and 3 pieces of avocado -$15. The drinks were flavored with heavy syrups and were not good, but I drank my sangria anyway. All in all, I will never come back to eat, but maybe to have drinks outside when the summer comes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Dinewithyou
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had a great dinner and had a great time with the live entertainment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular View
    Rocketman
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Cant beat the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the dramatic angle of the Queensborough bridge. Food quality is average but pricey. While the view is fantastic, the location of the hotel is quite scary and shady for a tourist to go into.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Penthouse 808
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Penthouse 808 has a great view of the New York City skyline as well as the bridge. I went the first weekend in October and it was chilly outside, so the majority of the deck is enclosed for the season. It would be the perfect spot to have dinner on a summer night and they have a great viewing area on top of the restaurant with Astroturf, seems like a perfect spot to have drinks and take in the view. The food was great, I just wish there were more menu options.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved it!
    taylorlovesfood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I loved almost everything about this place! the views were amazing, the food was good, i even tried new things and loved it, the drinks werent too strong - and every drink is usually too strong for me - so id love to give it 5 stars. The only thing was my waiter, he seemed to be annoyed by my table. At the end after he processed the bill, it seemed like he threw the book on the table and i'm not sure why. This made me give 4 stars instead of 5. Maybe he was having a bad day, but everything else at Penthouse 808 was great!! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hunnybee
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Loved the decor, open space, view was awesome. Felt like i was in a movie. The sangria was the best I've ever had. The service was so so. Didn't know who the actual waiter was, and we never got checked on. But the live jazz band more than made up for it. Can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Bling
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was very good! Service was not good at all. Was not busy at all when we came on a Thursday night. Waiter came to our table twice, once to ask us what we wanted to eat and second to give us the bill. Never asked for our drinks, so we had water. Was almost to the point of laughing it was so bad. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary
    loveable
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had an amazing time. Dinner was delish and the brownie pecan a must have.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUSHI AND VIEW
    crowded
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Very nice view, good drinks, kind of expensive, the seats are not designed for eat comfy. You can get a backache. The view of the Queensborough Bridge are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant, amazing view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food and service was great. Our waitress was very friendly and knew the menu well. The rib eye steak was amazing! My husband ordered the rib eye and I kept picking at his plate. Meanwhile, I am not a steak fan. Order it medium well. It is a little pricey but it was my husband's birthday and the view made it worth your while. The only thing I was not too happy with was the bar selection. I enjoy having good drinks, besides wine, when I go out to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    kasia
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Highly recommend. I like the food. Great service. I will definitely come back to this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food.service could be better
    jasjuice
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went on a birthday date and my man enjoyed himself. The scene was very romantic the view was amazing as well as the food. Both me and him agreed that the service could have been better. The waiter lacked knowledge of the menu, and seems pretty inattentive and even brought us the the wrong appetizer . over all though I would return to this venue again it was beautiful and had great food. The live music was a plus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    lilduck
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our server was the best I've had in my three years living in NYC. He made great recommendations and was respectful and attentive. The food was great. Try the coconut rice... so delicious. View is unbeatable and the band played while we were there making it just perfect. Also great happy hour and can't wait to come back with guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, but Cold
    ColdDiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It's in a great location for the view, just kinda sketchy walking from any of the nearby subway stations and I wouldn't walk at night. The hotel does provide a free shuttle to the train. It got unseasonably chilly while we were there and they didn't have any outdoor heating. Our food got cold and we got colder. It was very windy and the menus were paper, so they kept blowing away and any trash or dirty napkins also blew away. We got the wings (I know, I know) and homemade bleu cheese sauce were great. The wild salmon was perfectly cooked although I didn't care for the "salad" that came with it. The filet mignon was also spectacular. Overall a go, but maybe when it gets colder and they close it in. The view is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    CU320
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a very nice time, delicious drinks! The blueberry monito was our drink of choice. The luau roll was wonderful. The entire scenic view was breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Evening
    RealQueensFoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Although there was an issue with the valet parking and we were given a dress code that was not properly enforced, I really enjoyed my visit to Penthouse 808. My date and I had an amazing time. I plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables Not for large plates
    EatAndRun2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The ambiance is perfect. Great for night cap and romantic dining with a date. But not too great for groups of 5 or more. The tables are small. GlAsses and bottles fill up crowd the tables even without the main course/entree being served. It's scary you will knock something off the table when you get your drink. Also, The couch is too low for the tables unless you're more than 5'5" in height. My back hurt the whole time. I don't know about the other seat though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Heuy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our anniversary and everything went very well. The staff called to confirm the reservation the night before, and they were ready to seat us right away. I would have give the service 4.5 stars. When we arrived, the host and one hostess although respectful and accommodating, were a bit nonchalant. With that said, there was another hostess there who was very warm. I thought about giving the service five stars, but I believe the first hosts could have been warmer and for that I docked 1/2 a point. Beyond that - no complaints. The food was very good, our waiter was very nice, the view was beautiful and everyone in the restaurant seemed to be enjoying their evening. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I would love to give it 4 stars
    Sunnnyd12
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Went to penthouse 808 on Wednesday for my bestfriends birthday, I requested a table with the view. As we were waiting to be seated at the bar, the hostess approached us to guide us to our table. She lead us to two random tables without views. As I trying to question her, she didn't speak English. So that first off was a big no no. Throught out the night it was amazing. The food is A MAZE ING! calamari salad is to die for! When it was time to go, I asked the waitress for the check. When she handed me the check, she added an extra 50$ of stuff that we didn't even order. I was stunned. Was she trying to pocket that money? Because no one ordered exactly what we had. Anyway.. Kinda expensive, but amazing view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi and spectacular views!!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent spot for delicious sushi, good romantic moments and to enjoy the amazing Manhattan skyline!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bipolar server
    MnAC
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I found a living social deal for Penthouse 808 and thought it was a good idea for my first night in the NY. My wife and I enjoyed the view despite an incoming storm. The server was slightly less than attentive. I asked for an appetizer recommendation after he told us the one we selected was sold out. Without hesitation he pointed to the most expensive item on the list, despite the fact that it was noted on the menu that it was meant for sharing among groups of 3-4 people. When the check arrived I showed him the living social deal and his attitude went from bad to horrible. He scoffed at the coupon and became quite rude thereafter. The food was good but I doubt we would return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out
    City124
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My guest and I had a lovely evening out. The view at this venue was gorgeous and Queens,NY should be proud to have a gem like such a place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome date night!
    MStyle
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was fun! We ordered mashed potatoes with wasabi and 4 orders of Sushi rolls. Mashed potatoes were ok Sushi was really good. I would stay away from Sangria as none of us (4 people) enjoyed it. Service was great and they really know how to treat their customers and accommodate their requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you're going to Penthouse 808 for the view then it's worth it, it has an amazing view of the city and great outdoor seating. However, if you're going there for the food then you can definitely pass on that. For the price they're charging, it's not worth it. I ordered six west coast oysters from the raw bar and you can tell from the way it looks it's not fresh. Sushi was sub-par. The description of the special rolls make it sound really appetizing, but it was just average. Like the "Skyline Roll" that is topped with seared tuna, it was just raw tuna. Maybe I'm meticulous and I pay attention to these kinds of details, but as a customer you want to get what you paid for. The waiter was very attentive and nice, but the hostess was rude.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view
    Bpstar00
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The view was great, music was so mind relaxing! Food was oh oh so good my bell was singing sweet music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service Ever
    Moxie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Beautiful views, terrible service!!!! Even though there were only 6 tables that needed to be waited on and there was a staff of what seemed like 15 people running around, it took our waitress 20 minutes to walk over to ask if we wanted tap water after we complained to the hostess 10 minutes earlier. We received our check and they even had the audacity to include the tip for the waitress who did absolutely nothing but take our order. The only thing this place has going for it is the beautiful views. Besides that, I wouldn't even waste my time going back to this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EZ2LUVTHIS1
    EZ2LUVTHIS1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    overall it was an evening of mix reviews. the place it self was very nice, scenic view, music was not overpowering, service was good. the table for two was very small and the chairs were extremely uncomfortable. food was tasty, however the portions were very small and the desserts were even smaller. THE SPECIAL WAS A RIP OFF. I PAID 40 IN ADVANCE TO GET 80 OFF THE PRICE OF FOOD WHICH INCLUDED MY INITIAL INVESTMENT OF 40. MY BILL CAME OUT TO 113-80=33. IN REALITY I PAID 73 FOR A MEAL THAT WAS NOT WORTH IT
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a good time
    Greater
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The place was within a great location for the view which it highlights. The service was good as the waiters were attentive and the food was great I had the prawns and was not disappointed at all.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb view
    CityGem
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great atmosphere - roof top an a view of New York city. The food was expensive and not that good - but for a special occasion it is worth it. We liked the music - that was not too load, we could talk with out shouting (usually restaurant especially at night tend t be too noisy and music is too load). The hotel and the restaurant will be a favorite spot next time we visit the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whenindoubteatout
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place is a gem. The view is to die for. Service and food were great. I will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice posh spot
    Ms21stOfAug
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Would have liked to seated infront of the rail. But was told that my party of 6 couldnt do to rsvp. (But the spot was empty) But made the dinner 2 weeks prior and was told it was a first come first serve thing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Anca
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food and ambiance were great, our waiter was not great, but I think the other waiters were better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The mood, the food, the ambience just perfect! The duck was delicious! The drink menu is different than most but differently wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Nyfood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I made reservations for my friend and I for her birthday and it was absolutely amazing! The view is literally way better than the picture shown. It is absolutely beautiful. We went a little before sunset which I so recommend so you can sit there and get the view in both lights. The food and the service was also great. The service was nothing over the top but they were all nice and didn't come up to the table every 5 sec and bother you. Our water was always filled up and the food came out relatively fast. We ordered the scallop chiviche, the rooftop roll, and the Asian duck. Everything was so so so so good. I would recommend this place for like a special occasion and try to get a table closer to the wall for the view. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing!!!
    tborges
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had guest coming in from another state that have never been to NY before. At first the area and construction scared me, I thought I had made a bad choice. I picked this place because of the view which simply amazed them but I didn't expect the food and service to be as it as it was. They were highly impressed and wouldn't stop saying how great the place was. Everyone enjoyed both the food and the drinks!! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Susan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great scenic view and attentive staff. The jazz music was nice too! loved the drinks (bloody mary and mimosa) along with the truffle pizza but lobster benedict was a bit overcooked. Other than that, I enjoyed lunch there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place great experience yes!
    romancefor2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ambience was excellent definitely a must do thing if your in the area of the city. Look forward to the expansion that will be added next year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just beautiful
    Ez2fly
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Finding the place is easy its just parking thats a problem. Once you step into this place its just beautiful. The scenery is everything at night and the food and drinks are very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.