Aretsky's Patroon

4.9
1240 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1240 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The waiter was kind and attentive the ambiance was PERFECT! Very classy service and delicious food, 10/10 would recommend!

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MarkF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fine meal and very attentive staff. Great evening.

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Scdzs
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect!

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PattiH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found you through the writings of author, Stuart Wood, and no idea what to expect. We were entertained and cared for the entire evening. Stefan made us feel like we were his favorite customers. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection and the service was outstanding. Dinner on the rooftop with Stefan as our waiter made this "a night to remember".

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Restaurants located in NYC. Never a disappointment!! Food always excellent and service top notch.

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viplbcarra
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than the 1 Michelin Star restaurant we visited the following day. Food and service were excellent! It's pricey so be prepared. And we will be back next time we are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Was very nice.

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PauloG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A haven of good food and discreet and efficient service, as always.

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vipmirthaa
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In my opinion the restaurant has one of the best roof terraces in NYC. Our server Liz was very attentive and accommodating. The food is well prepare, the portions are generous.
The 1st floor bar is cozy with a great selection of alcohol. The barmaid was very friendly.

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vipVanessaL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and lovely drinks. We truly enjoyed our pre-show date in this beautiful and modern restaurant. The lobster with hearts of palm “pasta”, baby greens salad and asparagus were all cooked perfectly. I had a rose champagne that was perfect, the wine list was great overall and my husbands vodka soda was perfectly balanced. We shared the lemon curd tart fir dessert which was very yummy. The prices are fair for the midtown East location and quality of food.

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vipjohnc
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The rooftop bar/restaurant was HOT AS HADES. Drinks and dinner at 6pm. Very pretty, I admit, but they need to find a better way to make the experience tolerable from a temperature perspective. To add to that, something happened with our order and it took forever to get our food. There are tons of great rooftop restaurants in NYC, and I will be going to those in the future.

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vipclrgms
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our date night. First we sat at a table outside, sort of roof top but we had to move inside due to rain. We sat at the bar and it was nicer actually. The food was amazing. Loved the poached lobster with pasta. My husband had the grilled sirloin 35-day aged steak. He said it was very good. We had cocktails but they were not very good. The bartender recommended a great pinot noir. For dessert, we had the beignets, excellent! Overall, we had a good experience.

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vipAudgPint
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal for my husbands 30th birthday. The staff was so kind and welcoming - not always the case for a restaurant of that caliber. We felt welcomed and not out of place. Our meal was fantastic - not something we can do on a whim but will definitely return for a celebration. The octopus was fantastically cooked and our steaks were perfection.

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MaryAnn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience. Good food and the service was very good. We had Manhattans to drink. They were just OK - only thing to improve on! Overall great! We had a very nice time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Haneen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From making and then helping us change our reservation, to adjusting the AC above our table, to menu suggestions, and just generally being in a great mood, the staff was excellent from beginning to end. The food was near perfect--though expensive--but we would absolutely recommend for a romantic dinner or upscale meeting.

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vipLovetoeatout
Miami
121 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan, our waiter, is extremely personable and professional. Both the owner and his son go to each table and introduce themselves. The food is excellent and a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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vipDinerJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop bar and seating are primo. Staff happy to have people back.

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vipFloridaguy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipHungryHippo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midweek visit to Aretsky's was a perfect pick my up - the service was excellent, led by our waiter Tony, but from the greeting at the door to the goodbye everyone was attentive and friendly. We tried the soup of the day, scallops, 35 day aged rib-eye for two and the beignets and every single dish was delicious, with an appropriate amount of time between the courses to digest, which is always good!
Decor is beautiful and the lights out on the patio lent a nice touch to a summer evening along with jazz-ish classics. The upstairs space is all wood with a high ceiling though so one noisy diner definitely filled the air.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful venue. Enjoyed our time very much.

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JoeF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary

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ZanderZoles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ experience. Fine dining at its best. Post Covid it is hard to find good service, this place nailed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, polite, kind, prompt. The food was excellent as always. Mr. Aretsky was present, greeting patrons. We had such a lovely time. We asked about extra postcards and found them waiting for us at the front desk as we headed out the door. Aretsky’s has lost not one ounce of its classic charm even in the midst of the turmoil around us.

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vipJenn
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an amazing dinner on the rooftop of this beautiful restaurant. Our server, Liz, was attentive, kind and very knowledgeable. The octopus and tuna appetizers were delicious, as was the fairytale cocktail. The steak with roasted garlic and beignets were fantastic. Thanks so much for an unforgettable dinner and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy and delicious. Beautiful rooftop area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was great I appreciated the service

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vipFloridaguy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place where they take great care in getting the service and food correct. We will go back many times.

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vipPapapat
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lamb chops were tough. Waiter forgot my side dish and brought it late into my meal.
My wife’s branzino was excellent as were the cocktails.
Setting on the rooftop was exquisite.

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vipTonyZony
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our high level VIP dinner. Victoria, the private dining manager provided us with a fantastic and unique experience. Liz our server was quick witted and firm, with our party of 6 men (otherwise our dinner would have been 6 hours long!). Service was excellent, and what u expect from a fine dining experience. Chilled melon soup was excellent, refreshing with a hint of spice... maybe cayenne. Halibut was good. Oils have used more of the sauce. Highly recommended for impressing clients.

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vipWalterM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan made everything perfect and the food was incredible. The rooftop dinning is the combination of a small intimate restaurant that meets the City. I will return to this restaurant every time I return to New York.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful and delicious. The owner was pleasant and the staff was outstanding. Was pleased to find out the owner lives upstate in the same county as me!

Definitely making this a regular visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper! Great Experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was disappointed in the food. The lobster with palm hearts was over spiced and the lobster rather undistinguished. My hamburger was a bit overdone from medium and a bit too charred so that the burnt flavor came through to overpower the flavor of the meat. I liked the fries and the brussels spouts however. The service was very attentive but not intrusive. Portions are generous.

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Giselaboia0409
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service and ambience. Delicious food. Every detail is taken care of.
Great place! What a restaurant is supposed to be. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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 1240 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.