The View Restaurant
The View Restaurant

The View Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theviewnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127048900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Mimosa Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Charlie Hansji
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Large semi-private groups are welcome in The View. Please contact Restaurant Group Sales Department at (212) 704-8890.
  • Private Party Facilities: NYC's only revolving rooftop restaurant and lounge. An unforgettable choice for your semi-private party up to groups of 16-325 guests. The revolving floor insures an ever-changing view of the city, making a 360° turn every hour. Also available for buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Group Sales 8772733250
  • Special Events: For special occasion groups of 2-15 guests, please call Restaurant Reservations at 212-704-8900 or e-mail nymm.restresv@marriott.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th Street and Broadway
  • Public Transit: N,R to 49th Street, 1,2,3,9 to Times Square and A,C,E to 42nd Street.
    Buses: M7, M42, M10
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on a first come first serve basis.
A word from The View Restaurant
Perched atop the hotel, the View Restaurant & Lounge is New York City's only revolving rooftop restaurant. Enjoy a breathtaking 360 view from the heart of the Times Square Theatre District amid an all-encompassing dining experience. The seasonally changing "New American Cuisine" features the best products from artisanal producers including top quality steaks, chops and seafood. Prix-Fixe Dinner, $84.
Please join us for Sunday Mimosa Brunch from 10:00am - 1:30pm, $59 per person, including two mimosas for each adult guest.

Please note: Reservations can only be made for dining in our restaurant; the lounge is first come; first seated. Thank you!

Also contact us directly for details on our all-new Broadway Lounge with panoramic Times Square views, Crossroads American Kitchen & Bar, our elegant Concierge Lounge and our 100,000+ square feet of meeting space.
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The View Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
619 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (515)special occasion (408)romantic (313)fit for foodies (92)great for brunch (92)good for groups (81)hot spot (69)late-night find (67)notable wine list (65)neighborhood gem (48)kid-friendly (39)great for lunch (39)vibrant bar scene (32)great for outdoor dining (29)Show More
  • Ok, but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Although our food was quite tasty, I found the service very disappointing. The staff we had were going through the motions and didn't seem that interested. I bought a reasonably expensive bottle of wine and was annoyed to see it being spilled over the side of my glass when it was being poured carelessly by staff. Regrettably, I should have challenged the 18% gratuity on the bill but didn't. That said, this was the case in many NYC restaurants, too busy looking good to deliver good service. We won't be back to the restaurant or the city.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We made reservations. Arrived and found out we had to wait if we wanted a window table. Ordered steak and returned it. It was so overcooked, it was like chewing shoe leather. They did cook a different type of steak and gave me a free glass of wine. Overall for the price we paid, the food was mediocre. Our waiter David was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was very good. The views and rotating floor was amazing. The price was a bit high for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A memorable experience. Incredible 360 view From the 44th floor in a revolving restaurant of the skyline over New York. Food was amazing, good quality, as much as you wanted, huge choice and the service was perfect. We went for the Sunday Brunch....couldn't fault it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1foodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The first time I ate here I was with a group. I enjoyed the dining experience so much that I have returned twice for Sunday brunch as a single diner. This a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service from Start to finish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Michael our waiter was excellent! He never rushed us and was knowledgeable on the food menu and wine list. The view as always is spectacular and the entire experience is unforgetable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must for tourist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Awesome view of the skyline and of the sunset. In Times Square, near of Broadway theatres. Try the foue gras parfait and the baby octopus !!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • leisurely ambiance, yet elegant
    ciaocasa
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Selections are excellent for any pallet. Highly recommended. Selected as part of our New York City experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Location is perfect to bring that "Special" someone!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The View restaurant in New York is absolutly brilliant. My wife were in NY to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and decided to have a special meal when we there, so we chose the view as it had been recommended to us by friends. The staff there are superb, nothing was too much trouble and when I wanted to surprise my wife with an eternity ring, they obliged by bringing it out on a separate platter during dessert, with some very welcome champange! This is by far the best meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant with service to match it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View is Magical
    Linkstar
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My family and I celebrated my daughter's 45th birthday at The View. After reading some negative reviews, I was a bit sceptical, but our experience there was everything I'd hoped it would be. The staff was attentive and extremely knowledgeable of the menu and although they do no have a kids menu, our server helped them make decisions he felt would appeal to them. They also surprised my daughter (and me!) with a little dessert with a birthday candle. It was lovely to slowly revolve, giving us all the exciting views NYC has to offer. We will definitely go there again for a very special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for the View only.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Well, this restaurant was really what we expected. Chose this restaurant for the view and to have a nice dining experience before the theatre. Mandatory prix fixe menu $84.00 per person. Food was just okay but the view is really what you are there for in this revolving restaurant. Hard to really recommend though as the wait staff have been there for 50 years and could really care less if you're having a unique dining experience. All in all , it was nice but not overly memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was mediocre. The views were spectacular!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    AgostinhoSchnaider
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    In special date, celebrate here, is perfect! Good food, very friendly waiters and perfect environment
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent venue all round
    Mutchie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a fabulous meal with spectacular view and great service. Was my 50th birthday and it was lovely that I got a birthday cake with candle from the waiter. Great venue for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic, friendly — but very pricey
    Upstater
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Save your pennies and head to this restaurant for that special evening. It's a unique environment, with the slowly turning restaurant providing a panoramic view of the city (weather permitting). But an $85 minimum per person? And a minimum $13-14 per glass of wine? Ouch. Our party of three adults and one child ran up about a $500 bill with three meals, five glasses of wine, tax and 20 percent tip (well deserved, though). It was a special occasion for us but, still, if I had known the price in advance I would have gone elsewhere. Our waitress was very kind and helpful, going out of her way for a casually dressed group with a rambunctious child. But the service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring lots of money
    aussiesabroad
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We found the food to be excellent here, but the service was mixed with our dessert order being forgotten by the waitress and blamed on the kitchen for "losing" it, but we are not easily fooled. Also, the promised view of Times Square does not eventuate, although the vista of other buildings is still good. Finally, the meal was crazy expensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful
    dinnerandaview
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Beautiful setting. Delicious food. Best three course meal we ever had. Service couldn't have been better. Perfect night. Such am experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Trap
    HugodoggieVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This a a revolving restaurant with and incredible New York vista. The food is really good but geared to out of towners. Kind of like what you expect to find on the menu in an Atalanta Georga Country Club. The wait staff is super pleasant and nice. The management is a major pain in the a--. I was warned before I was even seated that I would have to get up in 2 hours, that was the allotted seating time. More like a ride at Disney world than a fine restaurant. Also we were tricked into a $10 bottle of water, when we were asked if we wanted sparkling or still water, we said plain water will do. While we were in conversation out came a bottle of designer water, they just slipped it right passed us.Beware.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pcuserVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    PRICES ARE UP, QUALITY DOWN. Foie goie is now pate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Buzzboy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our visit made our anniversary in NYC special especially the friendly but discreet attention of the waiters. We enjoyed the experience very much. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    Trev
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I enjoyed The View immensely. I took my wife to brunch for her birthday and it did not disappoint. The food was perfect, the service was amazing. This has become our favorite celebration restaurant. I recommend this highly to anyone who wants to enjoyed a wonderful variety of taste foods. Sunday brunch is such a delight. Since we go 1-2 times a year we have not only fell in love with the food, atmosphere and scenery, but also the staff. We have been blessed to have Samir and Miz tend to our table. They anticipated our every request. The service is impeccable. I hope to be dinning there again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffet or a la carte?
    Ilovenyc228
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've been to the View twice it's lovely but I wish you could purchase the food a la carte as well. I feel you sould be able to have brunch a little less expensively for people who eat one trip to the buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    debbroadway
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I need to be gluten free and when I mentioned that to the waiter, he asked the chef to come over. She went through the entire brunch menu and explained everything i could have. Then at the end of the meal, the sent me out a wonderful gluten free dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Grumpy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went to Sunday Brunch and the wife and I enjoyed ourselves. Not the very best breakfast buffet we've ever been to, but glad we went. Had to experience eating up high in the air with a good view. Glad we went. Not sure we would make plans to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tourist Spot
    Experienceddiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you are looking for fine dining, The View is not the place for you even though it is a minimum of $150.00 per person. It is a tourist destination and gimmick venue. The food is fair to good. Way over priced. There are limited selections on the forced price fixed menu. Servers are polite, and automatic. It is a place to go to just for the gimmick of a revolving restaurant. The true experienced diner will not be satisfied. Dinner started with cold (literally out of the fridge cold) bread sticks. The plates are pre-prepped, including dinner. The clever use of refrigeration, and "holding units" for the hot food is obvious. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The View
    Viewtastic
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Amazing service and the food was fabulous not too mcuh perfect proportions Sea Bass divine with an extensive wine list and a waiter who knew about wine!! Hendricks G & T to die for. The deserts were amazing too, overall a fabulous experience with 360 degree view of the city of New York a must visit for all!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the name says it The View
    AlS99
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fantastic food fantastic view. don't spend too long in the restroom or your table will have revolved to the other side of the building. 123456789.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Views
    food4thought
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The views are very nice, and the restaurant ambiance is nice as well. The food is average. The appetizers and desserts were great, however the main course was under-whelming. The vegetables were over-cooked, and for a more `decent`restaurant, I would expect more. We were not wowed by the main course in any way. It looked like a mass produced type meal. I would recommend for drinks and appetizers on the lounge side however.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    infinityOO
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Celebrated my 40th birthday at the view. The view is beautiful especially during the sunset. Dinner amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Outstanding restaurant and dinner. We had our first vacatyions celebration in very good hands. Food delicious! Good spot in NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delighful
    sazbox
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have read a lot of negative reviews about this restaurant but cant understand why. The service was excellent, the food was wonderful, the views were spectacular and you cant even feel the room revolving (which some people have left negative reviews about). It was my birthday and we treated ourselves to this restaurant. It was lovely and the food was excellent. We didnt have a window table but we had a very good view anyway. When we had ordered our dessert the waited said that a window table was available if we wanted to finish our meal there which we did. To be honest, you really dont need to have a window table to enjoy the views. It was quite expensive but well worth it. They even gave me a birthday cake !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • laetitia
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A good restaurant but a little bit expensive. They propose a menu with different dishes but it s with only one price.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    At this restaurant you pay for the view. The food is fine but absolutely not worth the pricerange which is Michellin Style. The view though is absolutely amazing and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding evening
    jszab
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food, service and view were spectacular. Would definitely go back again next time we visit New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Most Enjoyable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We made a reservation at The View for dinner before the theater. Our play started uncharacteristically early, at 7 PM. We did not realize that The View only served a three-course fixed price dinner. Worried that we would not be able to eat dinner and arrive at the theater on time, we explained our situation to the server and she miraculously orchestrated the serving of the three courses in a prompt manner, but not hurrying us while doing it. The food was fabulous and we only wished that we had had more time to linger over the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good view, poor food
    2norwegians
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We ate a three course meal, and all the food tasted like something being heated from a jar/ tin, or being prepared at least a day ahead. The view from our table was great, so it was not all bad. Expensive!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for special occassions
    Jashim
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I celebrated my engagement by having dinner with my fiancee here. I loved the view and ambiance. It was super romantic and we loved the dishes. There were a few things that irked me. They state that each sitting is usually 2 hours long. I didn't understand why that was, and then when I got there, I realized...everything took much longer than normal. Most notably, 10 minutes after we were seated we were offered water and then some time after that we were provided a menu. Waiter said he would do something "special" for dessert, when it was just something routine for them; we were given what I felt was standard dessert instead of offered options or the ability to choose our own. Overall great food and great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only expensive & unfriendly!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I would never ever visit this restaurant! The view was perfect but the food wasn't tasty at all... I would have prefered eating at McDonald's! The waiter were unfriendly .. I can't even explain something like this!! And of course: dip was included. I am still angry getting auch poor service for that amount of money!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you
    TheGreatSurprise
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My sisters and I had booked a table at The View, after having been there ourself, as a surprise for our parents 33th. anniversary, and their first time in New York. The feed-back we got from your parents was amazing! The food and wine had been great, the waiter had been sweet and very talkative. But best of all they got a cake with: happy anniversary written on it. This cake was not ordered by my sister and I, so we were VERY happy, that the view did this for our parents!! Thank you very much! :)
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.