Aretsky's Patroon

4.9
1163 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York City restaurant, owned by legendary restaurateur Ken Aretsky. Aretsky's Patroon offers superb contemporary American cuisine, warm, polished service and beautiful rooms suitable for a wide range of events. Whether you visit us for drinks and a light bite on our rooftop bar, a power lunch in our festive main dining room, or a discreet business dinner in one of our many private event spaces, we know that you will have a superb experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1163 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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vipKameshN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Tables were socially distanced and the rooftop was well used. Always a great time and dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop patio is so nice to dine at. The food was amazing!! Definitely will go back!

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vipGlenn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides that everything was great, the service was exceptional!

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IndiaB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Di and Ken

What a magical experience for Tallulah - and us - for her 16th! Thanks so much for the special touches - the party hats, flowers, confetti, and chocolate cake! - and for the care and attention your team gave to us on Friday night! We can't wait to come back again soon! X

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MichaelD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan. Never fails to deliver an unparalleled dining experience. Exceptional food and wine and service. Ingredients always seem to be the best possible available. Owner Ken Aretsky is truly a class act and Maitre D Stephane makes the experience unforgettable. We love this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this time of Covid, Aretsky’s has a dining area adjacent to the rooftop , so if the roof top doors are open, there’s great ventilation .
The restaurant is beautiful, the staff is really well trained & the food is delicious!
I’ll continue to dine there even after Covid is over!

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vipnygourmand
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience here. Food is awesome, and the service is great. The cocktails are to die for.

Go here, you will not be disappointed.

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vipJayN
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Excellent food and service and the prettiest warm and welcoming outdoor space. Our guests were super impressed and happy.

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vipStephenH
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop dinning is a gem in the city! It is so much nicer than eating in a parking space with passing trucks.

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vipFrancineH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful. The owner visited everyone’s table to say hello and thank them for dining that night. The wait staff was very attentive and professional. The food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely go back.

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vipLauraB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The food is exquisite. Indoors or out, it feels like a special place, and not at all like you are in New York, yet it’s very New York, all at once. Truly a special place. Go for the cocktails, stay for the witty banter. A true gem in the heart of midtown East.

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PeterO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best outdoor eating space in Manhattan. Roof top, Protected, warm, airy and far from the madding crowds at street level. sophisticated service is top notch.. The food is outstanding and is as high quality as ever. The whole Aretsky front of house team is welcoming and customer oriented.

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vipHappyDiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic choice for Covid-19 eating. Their rooftop is heated and covered...bartender super energetic. Staff very happy to be working and serving. Menu is varied and has a combo of bar type food and elegant entrees- something for everyone. It is not cheap, but since we are ll dining out less, it is well worth paying a bit more for a truly fun dinner out.

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vipmargie
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for eating on the roof or inside socially distant. Food is delicious. Everyone is friendly. Lovely atmosphere.

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vipJayN
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect dining experience. Beautiful space, fabulous food and attentive staff. Could not ask for more.

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Clarkie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid precautions were seamless and the whole experience was delightful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aretskys patroon was immaculate, thoughtful, beautiful, and delicious - like an oasis in midtown. I felt so safe on the roof terrace with heat lamps, distanced seating, temperature check, and even an alcohol wipe with our credit card! Ty so much, will be coming again!

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vipCamafa
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent: the special octopus salad was delicious as was the special mushroom lentil soup. The fish preparations were tantalizing: the salmon & the yellowfin tuna were cooked to perfection, & the accompaniments were excellent. The restaurant is clearly adhering to the coronovirus protocols & we felt very safe & comfortable. And the service, as usual, is 5 star!

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sabrinab
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful. What a treat! Food was over the top and perfectly cooked. We had the appetizers and oysters. My filet was perfect and the halibut so yummy. Not a crumb left on the plates.

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vipjtm1661
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining under the stars with excellent food and service. The family owners always stop by tables to shower attention.

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During the pandemic, Patroon has a limited menu, but the food and service are still excellent. I had the special raw oysters starter, a combination of East & West coast oysters served with a selection of 3 sauces, delicious. I followed those with the filet mignon, which was perfectly cooked to Medium rare and served with a fabulous au poivre sauce. I opted for the house made fries, which were accompanied by a truffle mayonnaise,also delicious. The special dessert was a meringue pavlova stuffed with fresh fruit, and raspberry coulis, not overly sweet and mouthwatering. A memorable meal. The wine list has a large selections by the glass.

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David
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, what a find! Everything was excellent! I will be back!

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vipBillP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan entree option! Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Friendly waiter and hostess. Will be back

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vipCamafa
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop dining was a huge success—everything felt so alive & joyful, making the food even more wonderful. It felt like coming home & having fun in wonderful surroundings. Thank you to the Arretsky family for making all of this possible!

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JamesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of new york's authentic old haunts.

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vipNYCdweller
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection from beginning to end...a rooftop oasis in an insane world. We escaped the madness of 2020 for a night to celebrate a birthday with wonderful food, and spectacular service! We can’t wait to return when the indoor dining has commenced. My only criticism is the tables are slightly small for a dinner, but we made due since everything else was sublime. Thanks AP!

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vipHARRIET
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the hard climb up two flights (I’m old)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for business. Do not buy cigars at the restaurant. The mark up was about three to four times. I spent 400 on lunch for two people so it’s bit that I care about the money for the cigar but it was principal.

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vipMarcellaDerrick
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED everything about dining at Aretsky's Patroon! From walking into the restaurant we were greeted very warmly and friendly by the staff. Then we were escorted upstairs to the FABULOUS rooftop area that had such a great ambiance and vibe. Our waiter was friendly, a veteran of the restaurant for 25 years as most of the wait staff are, knowledgeable, helpful and made our dinner so pleasant as he was very attentive but not too much. The owner stopped by our table and then his wife did later thanking us for dining and it was very sincere. The food was fabulous and served timely and we were not rushed. The cocktails were tasty and creative. Truly a wonderful night out for the 4 of us and we will return! So glad we only live two streets away.

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vipJayN
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on Aretsky’s rooftop was like a mini vacation. The most enjoyable outdoor meal in NYC. Such a beautiful space, and truly a delicious meal. For what they dub as a limited menu, the options are still plenty and varied. The staff was equally as happy to be attending to their patrons as the patrons were to be back! A perfect evening. Can’t wait to return. Welcome back Patroon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, the staff (especially Stefan), and the roof top made for a great experience! Our meals were delicious, as always. And we really enjoyed laughing and talking with the friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!

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vipjtm1661
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining in the time of COVID. The charming owner and excellent staff made our recent visit a memorable one. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! As always, wonderful food, service and ambiance.

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vipCiro
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is the best glad it’s back

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vipCmp6
New England
60 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time in NYC and our first time eating at Aretsky Patroon. It was extremely quite due to the Corona Virus so not many people were eating out. The staff was fantastic and the food amazing. We had the oysters, clams casino(which I had two orders of) and Bib salad to start and all were great. For our main course I had the Lamb Chops and my husband had the Au poivre steak and both were excellent. We would not hesitate to come back again. A+ in our opinion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I don’t live in New York but am there frequently on business. Thus has become my “go to” for business lunches and dinners. Fabulous staff and lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kept secret for fine dining in Manhattan. Understated elegance, fine food and drink and an atmosphere of civility and elegance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleague and I had a great lunch with a client. There was something for everyone’s particular tastes. The owner came by and thanked us for stopping by, which was a nice touch.

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vipDavid
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aretsky’s never fails me. Always great food, perfect service and quiet enough for dinner conversation. Friday nights are particularly nice with live Jazz during dinner.

FAQs

Aretsky's Patroon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 883-7373.

Aretsky's Patroon is rated 4.9 stars by 1163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.