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

Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://penthouse808rooftop.com
  • Phone: (718) 289-6118
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm,

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    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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and ambiance were great, our waiter was not great, but I think the other waiters were better."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "me and my friends went for an impromptu dinner and it turned out to be a fantastic night of dinner and dancing!!! The restaurant converts into a lounge/nightclub after 9pm... playing low key music till about 1030ish so dinner isn't me yelling across the table... between the food and hospitality afforded to us by the promoters we will be coming back every Sunday..."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Came here to eat with my boyfriend for my birthday. Food was great - my bf says the porterhouse he ordered was one of the best steaks he'd ever eaten. I ordered the salmon - very tasty. After dinner, we danced while a few friends came to join us. We were all very impressed at how nice the place was. Very trendy little hotspot. Can get crowded once the lounge opens up, but still fun nonetheless. Would love to come back when it's lunchtime or early evening when it's a little less noisy, but overall, it was still fantastic. It is a bit pricey (like Manhattan prices), so if you don't plan on spending money, don't come here. All in all, I had a great time...would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great place, great food, excellent service from our waiter. He actually said we made his night as well lol. Overall an experience like no other that left us in aww of the views. I would defently recommend this for anyone and even if it's a one time experience it's worth it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It was our first experience at Penthouse808. The service was exceptional and their selections rather unique. Their cocktails are not that strong and rather pricey. We had their duck and sushi rolls.....presentation was beautiful but mainly...the food phenomenal. Highly recommended this spot. The view was spectacular, better during evening hours."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Good romantic restaurant if you live in the LIC area. The views of Manhattan are excellent! Great sushi selection. Good attentive service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Magnificent view over Manhattan, impeccable service and excellent food. I honestly booked here because of the famous view, didn't have high expectations on the food, but turned out to be the best sushi I ever had (totally recommend Rooftop Rolls, explosion of tastes in your mouth). It's by far the loveliest dinning experience I had in NYC. A free WiFi connection would have made it perfect :)"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Wonderful view of the Manhattan skyline, made better by the sunset. Service was poor; waited forever for a server, items ordered never brought to the table, waited forever for drinks, coffee served lukewarm at best, etc."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "VERY NICE VIEW OF THE BRIDGE,SERVICE WAS VERY NICE AND WAS CONCERNED ABOUT MY MEAL AND PRESENTATION ALSO. LOBSTER W/MASH VERY GOOD."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this place even though service wasn't that great.. I waited 30 mins b4 anyone came to take out order.. But food wS great & view was spectacular! Ask for table by glass wall overlooking the queensboro bridge.."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We will not be back. In short food - mediocre and overpriced, staff for the most part, incredibly slow and inattentive and more concerned their hair is in place and the hotel is in a pretty desolate location with homeless people camping out across the street. It took us over half an hour to be seated even though we were the first to arrive for the dinner crowd. The hostess then gave us a bit of an attitude because we asked to sit at one of the 15 available tables on the side of the skyline view rather than the parking lot view table she wanted to give us. An hour to place our entree order. Do yourself a favor and pass on this place. There are much better rooftop places in Manhattan."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "i had brunch with a few girlfriends on Sunday and the food was great, we shared 4 entrees, it was the perfect bite, the service was actually very good and a great view of the city, the live jazz band added some ambiance. i would definitely go back at night for dinner and dancing"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was my first time at Penthouse 808. I saw the Sunday brunch ad in the LIC Courier and suggested it to my brother and girlfriend who were visiting from Florida. We were very impressed with the atmosphere, food, service, music, and of course, the beautiful view. I will definitely go back again and recommend Penthouse 808 to my friends."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The view was beautiful. The food was delish. But... I wouldn't go back. We waited over an hour for a table - even tho' we had a reservation. The staff seemed confused and frantic. The poor server had an ear piece in and it looked like someone was screaming into her ear all night. The vibe of the place, extremely loud music and scantily clad women serving you, distracted from the lovely view of Manhattan. It all just seemed out of place."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This could be a great spot, as it is in a location with a great view, but unfortunately it is totally mismanaged. From the hostess to the waiters and the cooks, everyone seemed overwhelmed. They did not handle the crowds well, the waiting times were outrageous (15 minutes after seating for a waiter to show up, 1 hour waiting for the food, 20 minutes waiting to get the check), the food nothing special. Considering the exorbitant prices one would expect higher quality of food as well of service."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Read previous reviews about the long wait time, got there 10 minutes before my reservation time and didn't get seated until an hour later. So that sucked, but our waiter Jeff, more than made up for that delay, by paying attention to our every need, making sure that once we got seated that we were attended to and he generally made the rest of the evening worth it. The views were spectacular, especially at sunset from the roof.... the stairs are worth the climb."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Wouldn't recommend the food, but a cool spot for drinks."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the view is great, even on a cloudy day."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The hostess is very rude. She did not even greet me or have any care that I was standing in front of her. The manager was very friendly came around to make sure everything was okay. The server was nice, but it took a very long time for him to come to the table and the food took very long to come out as well."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had picked the perfect time & perfect summer night, 7pm & 80 degrees. Weather was good & the sun set over the city skyline as we dined. Wait staff was attentive when present & gave great recommendations but server seemed just a bit too busy to be on top of everything & a few minor needs went unnoticed. Live music was a plus on a Wednesday night. Recommended dishes, Ribeye & Duck were cooked to perfection. Blueberry Mojito was said to be very good by my date & I had the unfiltered Sake. Spicy Tuna app was excellent as well. A bit on the pricey side, but you do get a quality product in all."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I haven't been to this place in over a year and was pleasantly surprised to find that on Wednesday night they had a jazz quartet and the rooftop had been renovated. The view was amazing, the atmosphere also very nice however the waitress service had nothing to be desired! My waitress was very inattentive to us and we often had to find someone else to call her over. The saving grace was the manager Benny who I spoke to and he made sure that we were happy with our experience! If not for him I would never return despite it being a beautiful rooftop. They also have a happy hour with $5 mojitos or sangria and the white sangria was delish! For my meal I had some appetizers, rock shrimp, coconut sticky rice and spicy tuna roll, all were good!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "So we have been here before and liked it a lot. We had a reservation at 8pm and requested a table on the bridge side. We expected to wait a little while as a result. Then due to lack of communication between servers and the hostess, our table was given away. We didn't get seated till 8:50pm, completely defeating the point of having reservations, and our first food didn't come out till 9:45pm. We got full quickly so we ate like 1/4 of our actual entrees. When we asked to have them wrapped up, they dropped the food. The manager offered to give us an entirely new striped bass, which was great but they never replaced our lost swordfish. When I am throwing down like $40 per entree, I'd expect both to be replaced."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "When I 1st walked in I thought it was very nice. I had an 8pm reservation and wasn't seated till 9. We went to the bar and had 2 patron drinks which were watered down. When we finally were seated we ordered out food. The waiter repeated the order back. They brought the food he ordered duck which was warm and I ordered salmon and they brought me out chicken. They took the chicken and duck back. They returned with the salmon and duck. The duck was still warm and the salmon was raw. I would never go here again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Just know that the service here is awful, absolutely horrible. We really waited for about 20mins. to get water and our orders taken, and it was because I flagged a server down. The drinks were all watered down, we didn't get to order food and I'm glad because my bf saw people sending back their plates. Had a Living Social deal and despite informing the staff several times, my bf's card was charged. Overall, VERY disorganized and incompetent staff. The only reason I give 2 and not 1 star is because the manager apologized and came to speak to us before we left. Its really sad because the place has potential with the views and the set up. However, I highly doubt I will ever step foot in there again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food and view at Penthouse 808 are amazing some of the best sushi I have ever had. Great people watching as well. However, I would agree with a yelper who said service was poor to very slow. My roommate and I waited a good while before we were able to place an order, we placed our drink order and waited and waited and waited. Yes it is a busy place it did seem to me that they were understaffed. There seemed to be a low ratio of waiters to customers. We finally got our drinks and had a long wait to order our food. The staff is friendly but overwhelmed. If you go just be aware don't be in a hurry and do enjoy some amazing food."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We went to Penthouse 808 for brunch this past Sunday and were not impressed. The jazz band played for 10min then took a 30min break, but that's not a big deal. The issue was that we got our appetizers and entrees at the sametime so when we asked to take the entree until we finish our meal, they did but 15min later brought the food back and it was cold. We thought the scene would be a bit more dressy, there was a girl in her sports bra and jeans which was a bit surprising. So overall I was not thrilled with this establishment & probably won't be back for a while."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We loved our food at the Ravel. The sushi looked amazing but I had the duck and it was delicious. We watched the sun set over Manhattan but our table was not near the edge as I had hoped so I had to walk to the edge to take photos. We stayed in the Ravel Hotel so it was very convenient to go upstairs. It was much noisier than we expected. It was full! We could barely hold a conversation. Good for a party group but not for a romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Music was too loud could not hear each other talk during diner, this restaurant is more like a bar scene, food too expensive, drink too expensive. Crowd is very young. Not my type of restaurant. Food was just ok, and not worth the money."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went out to celebrate an anniversary, we had a lovely table on the edge of the dining area. Service was courteous and quick. They were very good about knowing what was gluten free, as I have an allergy and ask a lot of questions. We had two sushi rolls, a main dish, and one side, which was plenty of food. Drinks were sweet, but nice, and felt appropriate for the warm weather. Atmosphere on a Sunday was pleasant, the place was full by the time we finished, and it was getting a bit loud with the DJ, but our early dinner was just right."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Nice view. Long wait on weekends. Food choices not good. Food taste ok😔"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The outside doesn't look like much but when you step further into the block...it's really nice. Surprised me actually."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Awful service, pricey but you pay for the view I suppose. Polite management, tasty small portioned dishes."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This restaurant was amazing. Service was great and food was delish. My and my boyfriend order the penthouse roll special sushi dish the rock shrimp tempura and 2 drinks I forgot the names. But those were really good too. Really beautiful view and nice next to the bridge."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "From great views and food to drinks . This location is an awesome hot spot in queens. Friendly staff and good music. Will keep me coming back for more."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As much as I love this spot, the ambiance, the food and the live entertainment - our waiter this last time was horrible. I had to ask for drinks twice and he never checked on us to see how we were doing. I didn't even bother call him after a while I just sat there and enjoyed the scenery and threw out perfectly good waffles that would've been better if I could get a bit of syrup on the side. Sad experience for my sisters birthday but we've been before and would go back. We just would request a different waiter."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The view of nyc and the bridge was absolutely amazing. The food was awesome. The ombiance was very good. Had a fantastic time celebrating my wedding anniversary. Would do it again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The place is petty noisy. The food taste like regular Chinese food take out but charging expensive price. Only recommend for the view."
    Dined on 7/18/2014