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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The View Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
619 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (493)special occasion (412)romantic (315)fit for foodies (80)great for brunch (79)good for groups (73)notable wine list (69)hot spot (68)late-night find (63)neighborhood gem (40)kid-friendly (37)vibrant bar scene (36)great for lunch (34)great for outdoor dining (24)Show More
  • Excellent Food and Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Each course was delicious with fantastic presentation. Loved the combination of certain ingredients, ie Lemon Grass with the Crab Cake, Sliver of Cucumber with the Cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View of the city
    SDW12
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Waitress was very attentive. The food was delicious and the drink specials were great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best so far
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of the best place in NYC.If you want to please a woman and make her feel special go there but let her find out about the revolving style.The food is excellent not expensive as I as I was expecting.Overall i give this place 8/10
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dissapointed with the Chicken and the beef. No flavor at all. I ordered well done ant it was a bit burnt. Also, Some rosemary would have made a difference. The view is nice but still overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were really satisfied about this restaurant and everything related. View is nice, service was perfect, good food and price reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food here is lovely. However we were asked at the end of our meal would we like to add a tip to the bill which we said yes. We then proceeded to wait 30 minutes and even had to re ask for the change. Although it was a small amount I did not appreciate watching the table in front of us get their change and the waitress question out loud were we waiting for change? She then continued to ignore us and we had to ask another waiter for it. Overall this did ruin our whole experience which is a pity as upto then I would have said it was an enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Glitter
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Lovely meal as always. Service a little slow. But still enjoyed it. Great salad starter. Super view.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    From arriving we felt looked after and welcomed, even though we had to go down to the bar to wait for our table. Cocktails were great, well organised and staff very friendly, fun and informative. Our window table was ready and we were given champagne on the house for our two friends birthdays - a real treat. The food was excellent, including the veggie option. Carnivores said it was the best lamb/beef for ages and I can vouch for the cheesecake with strawberry and cucumber - wonderful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic view
    Timpenny
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went at night for the revolving restaurant and loved the food and views Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    Debbielee02
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A really lovely brunch, food delicious (especially the pancakes made to order). Staff very friendly and helpful, had a great window view of New York that constantly changed :-) I would defiantly recommend the experience especially for a celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor View
    Poorview
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Considering the name of this restaraunt "The View", it was very disappointing to find the view was really quite poor. It is blocked by the outside structure and really not worth it unless you like looking at sides of the bigger buildings that surround it. The food was ok but nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went here for Sunday brunch on a holiday to New York - it was one of the best parts of the week! Amazing views and the food was excellent, staff were very friendly, quite pricey but worth it for the revolving view novelty. Will definitely return here next time we're in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden in the Heart of Times Square
    elishemay
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place is outstanding. And the best part: neither New Yorkers nor tourists know it exists, even though it's in the heart of Times Square with a revolving panoramic view of the whole city. The buffet was fantastic, and totally worth the splurge: omelette bar, chef making customized fresh pancakes, dessert bar with 20+ desserts and chocolate fountain, salmon, chicken, freshly cut steak with a variety of sauces, a pasta dish, 10+ types of salads, a European bar (with a wide assortment of cheeses, meats and jams), fresh veggies to make your own salad or to add to any of the other dishes.... Needless to say, it was phenomenal. And the coffee was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View is for the view not the food
    Flgatr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The view at the View is spectacular but the food and the service are lacking. The service was slow at first but once the food service began it was like a rush to bring out the set menu items to allow the wait staff to go home. My filet was tasteless. The waiter announced that he had added the set 18% to the tab even though the menu had that requirement for parties of 6 or more. We had 4. A real disappointment for a 45th anniversary dinner. Go to the Top of the Rock for the view and dine at Carmine's.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a brilliant evening with my sister while on holiday in New York. This restaurant was amazing, brilliant food, brilliant service and fabulous views over New York. I would definately go back next time I visit New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The View ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service was great. Not much of a view! The restaurant is over looking the roof of the hotel. We were basically looking at people in the other buildings working in there offices. Overall still a great place to dine but no view
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous! Excelent! Fantastic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excelent service, place and food ! Gorgeous ! Ideal place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very very very very expensive ! While the food wasn't as good as the bill was so expensive ! Foie gras ? Never eated such a "paté"... It's abnormal to have only one menu. We should be able to choose our diner, with or not starter or desert. As we call it in France "un piège à touristes" (a tourist's trap)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    DKfinest
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my fiancée to The View for her birthday and it was such an amazing experience. The staff was very nice and professional. We had a reservation and we had to wait just about five minutes to be seated. But we did have a window seat and that 360 degrees view was well worth it. The food was absolutely delicious and our server was very pleasant. I highly recommend the crab cake for appetizer and the lamb was also really good. I'd definitely dine at The View again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad table
    Carlo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    a three person table for a couple against a wait of 30 minutes: what is your reservation if I have to wait anyway? we were forced to talk out loud in a romantic dinner for the distance between people
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced view
    pitatiok
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The spot is good to invite your relatives visiting from other countries - to impress them with a Manhattan view and prices. As for food, there is nothing to mention, although it's good, the quality of an average good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MarcyB21
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The view at this restaurant was amazing. My son and I shared a steak and my mom ordered the salmon-which was delicious! As you enjoy your food the outer rim is slowly moving around and you eventually see all the buildings that surround this restaurant. It's kid friendly as well but they do not have a kids menu. The staff worked with us on that-very much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday w/niece
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. It was my niece's 17th birthday and we had dinner then a show. Our service was great and very helpful. However, when I first arrived it was 5:25 and my reservations were for 5:30 and no one was at the desk and workers walked by us like we were not even there, or even acknowledged us, I felt this was rude. Once we sat down the food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Portions to small!
    Roxy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was great, but definitely too expensive for these little portions. We left the restaurant hungry. The service was very friendly at first. Until we refused to give a tip of 20%, which he has added to our check amd changed it to 10%. From that moment on, the waiter got really rude. We often go to high quality restaurants, but we never experienced a behaving like this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AniaR
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Overpriced, mediocre food, glass of wine costs $17, cocktail $19 Ok view especially during sunset but nothing special, definaty not worth the money
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good
    didi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    To expansive for the quality of the food, but the view on NY was breath takinng!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Buffet
    crsnycVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My family loves The View for special occasions, particularly the Sunday brunch buffet. (It's also a great late-night spot if you're looking for drinks and a fabulous dessert bar.) The brunch offers extensive choices--the usual breakfast dishes like eggs, french toast, bacon, unusually good sausages; made-to-order omelets; a nice array of salads, breads, and muffins; bagels and lox; cheeses and cold cuts; a carving station; and a lavish display of desserts--plus two mimosas for each adult and of course coffee. We especially like it for the atmosphere: a revolving view of Manhattan, big comfortable round tables; quiet enough for conversation. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyed the variety of food and complimentary mimosas. The buffet was always full, so there was no waiting or empty selections. More relaxing atmosphere then I expected. Took young teens with me and they enjoyed the experience of the rotating restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent brunch spot
    NumNum62VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We'd traveled 500 miles to spend 4 days in NYC for an anniversary celebration and selected The View as our final stop before heading back to the airport. We thought it would be a good recap to see the skyline one final time. We were not disappointed. The view was lovely and ever changing. The buffet was terrific, divided into three sections -- entrees, salads and side dishes, and sweets. That kept the lines very manageable and made it easier to see the options. The salmon with passionfruit sauce was particularly tasty, as were the eggs Florentine. The lobster and crab shooters made a fun presentation in addition to being delicious. Service was top-notch as well. All in all, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't waste your money
    TNick
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Both food and service was terrible. So sad we choose to have a our anniversary dinner here. We left so disappointed. Only positive was a great view. I would skip the fancy, butter drenched prix fixed menu and stay in the lounge if you want the view. But get there before 8pm or u will be charged $8 pp just for being there by the hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant a great view
    FrenchyAtNYC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I highly recommend this one if you love fine and gastrostronomic plate. The view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing views
    Chimera
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I did not know this place existed, but the views are spectacular! The food was alright, but the scenery more than makes up for it. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aptly Named
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The view of the city is tremendous. There are higher but the leisurely panorama was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its all about the view
    overrated
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Don't expect your steak to be as your ordered it, your lobster to be cooked properly or for it to only cost the advertised price. It is just a hook to get you in. The view is from half way up, so if you are lucky and don't blink, you might see the Empire State bldg, and you can catch the top of the Chrysler bldg, but don't set your expectations too high. You will be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO COMPLAINTS!
    Lovefood2muchVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One word: AMAZING! We made a reservation for 9:30pm and though we arrived a few mins. late, we didn't wait long to be seated. The hostess was very accommodating when we asked to be seated by the windows, and I'm so glad we did. The views are BEAUTIFUL! And yes, the restaurant does rotate, you can kind of feel it too. It was a great experience! As for the food, the restaurant did not disappoint. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and everything was delicious. We also had a bottle of wine which had us VERY happy by the end of our night. I really recommend this spot for special occasions, or even if you want to treat yourself one day. Good food, good drinks, great service and even better views!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoy the view while enjoying food
    frequentav8r
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Amazing view. Great service! Decent food, amazing dessert! Best cheesecake I've had.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and great food!!!
    fabioishikawa
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place, great view and excellent food! Recommend the dessert.. it's espetacular!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View
    JacquieJVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We took advantage of restaurant week and dined at The View on our 16th anniversary. I made a note in my open table reservation n requested a window table. The matre d acknowledged our reservation when we arrived and sat us at a window table as requested. The meal was delicious and the portions were good. Our waiter was very attentive even tho it was a very busy night. I highly recommend this location especially if you're celebrating something special!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not worth for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The steak was good however the chicken breast was awful, too dry. I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Dinner
    AHCF
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice view. The quality of the food is fair, room for improvement in the presentation of the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.