Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The highest outdoor terrace bar in New York City creates an elevated lounge experience 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center. Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room offers playful bistro fare and curated cocktails in a polished vintage gem framed by awe-inspiring urban views.

Bar SixtyFive is open weeknights from 5:00pm until close and Sundays from 4:00pm until 9:00pm for walk-ins, reservations and private events upon request. The kitchen is open until 11:00pm on weeknights.

Serving guests 21 and over.

Celebrate the view @SixtyFiveNYC
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SC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a view, we had a fabulous evening.

FD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of entire city, great drinks, service outstanding and food was delicious.

DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so beautiful I had to propose to my girlfriend here on the 3/12/19 😊💍💑

Derek Macaloney from Glasgow Scotland

I was planning on proposing on top of the Rock at the Rockefeller but had booked my table early and decided to pop the question while having dinner 😊 and of coarse she said yes! ❤️. I couldn’t resist with the amazing service and food we ordered bar 65 burgers I eat mines and was definitely the best burger I’ve ever tasted my fiancée couldn’t eat hers as she was to emotional with it all 😂, the staff where brilliant with us and gave us complimentary glasses of champagne which was really nice of them 😊 the surroundings inside the restaurant was busy but comfortable and peaceful for nice talks which made me propose 💍😊 once we finished dinner we decided to have some fantastic cocktails from the bar and took in the amazing views looking over New York and then went to the top of the Rock 2 floors above for some more amazing pictures we where only over for 3 nights we went to most of the sights but this place is very special especially at this time of year of December with the Rockefeller Xmas tree & ice rink at the entrance of the building 👌 just simply the best place I’ve been at would highly recommend it to anyone a must visit when in New York.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and view of NYC
Great food

JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Reserved a table on recommendation from a friend who’d visited before. Booked as it was my husbands 50th birthday trip so thought it would be something extra special to do.

Staff were great, and the bar itself very swish, with dimmed lighting so you can see the fantastic views from the top.

However, unless you’re eating there appears to be no reason to book and, unfortunately, all the tables are around the edge of the restaurant so you can’t actually wander around and see the view unless you’re leaning over diners (the outside was obviously closed due to the season)!

It says smart casual but there were a lot of people in jeans, trainers and jumpers so it didn’t feel that special and the drinks prices are ridiculous. The don’t do lager as we know it so if you’re a lager drinker be prepared for an equivalent, less than a pint and at least $10 upwards.

Yes we knew it would be expensive, but if you’ve done Top Of The Rock or Empire State before I would suggest that you’ve seen the views and could save a lot of money by just going to a nice pub!

Needless to say we had one drink and left so have no idea what the food was like. Overall we had a better time at the pub and it just wasn’t our thing....that’s not to say it’s not yours...just if it’s not your usual type of haunt, be prepared.

NL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, very good!! The pasta was great but the view and ambiance was fabulous!!

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Asked for window table. Don’t know why some people got window and we didn’t. Couldn’t see other side of view with all the people standing in the middle. Other than that it was a good experience.

AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I was really looking forward to and evening at Bar 65 to celebrate our 33rd Wedding Anniversary, however due to the weather ,the experience wasn't as magical as it was supposed to be, but we cant do anything about the weather unfortunately!!

We ordered Cocktails , mine was a champagne cocktail which was flat ! We then ordered a sharing board of cheese ,to be told that the honey it normally comes with wasn't available !! After another couple of cocktails ,the cheese board still hadn't arrived , it turned out it was never ordered ,our waiter had forgotten! there was no apology, no offer of a drink on the house for goodwill , Bar 65 isn't cheap and the service we received was extremely poor and for that reason we would not return and I would certainly not recommend this place.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience... highly recommended

The mixed kebab is brilliant

DD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely couple of hours drinking and eating while admiring the views!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Clearly this place has only one trick ... the view. And when the weather conspires to remove that then the place is left exposed and found wanting. No atmosphere, little food choice (in particular the Mains), staff with the personality of a dead fish, horrible lighting and no sense of occasion. Oh and two hundred $’s for the privilege. Go elsewhere.

G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place has an amazing view, especially at sunset! And you are definitely paying for that view. However, the food, while small portions, is quite delicious and the service is fantastic! Very pleasant, attentive servers make sure your glass is never empty and that you have everything you need.

SH
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and spectacular view. Thank you so much to the woman working as the host on Friday 29th November 2020 at 4.45 for making our engagement day so special! X

k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is our anniversary tradition- this year instead of coming after dinner for cocktails came early to enjoy the sunset. Loved it - but thought there would be more appetizer option that were heavier.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful view, spectacular ambiance, and the food was to perfection. Thank you to all staff for being accommodating and making our night special!

A
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our engagement dinner and I couldn’t fault anything, the service was fantastic, food, amazing, and the view is something else. Thank you to all of the staff that made our special night so special.

D
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If they wanted somewhere with a great view, but it was very cold. I had to sit with my jacket on and it was very loud disco music and low lighting made it very difficult to read menu

c
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Der Besuch lohnt alleine wegen des Blickes - vorausgesetzt das Wetter spielt mit.
Leider wurde uns kein keinen Platz Richtung Downtown (Empire State Building) zugewiesen, sondern haben Richtung Uptown geguckt, was natürlich nicht annähernd so spektakulär ist. Aber es ist auch kein Problem zwischendurch aufzustehen und sich den Downtown Blick mal kurz zu gönnen.
Was ich anmerken möchte ist, dass die Klimaanlage ganz schön gezogen hat, was sehr unangenehm war. Also auf alle Fälle was zum drüber ziehen mitnehmen.
Das Publikum war sehr gemischt, von angemessen elegant bis extrem sportlich - meiner Meinung fast unangemessen mit T-Shirt & Sneaker. Der Ort verliert so an Magie! Schön, dass wenigstens das Personal toll gekleidet ist.
Der Service war sehr freundlich und das Essen und die Cocktails völlig okay. Natürlich sehr teuer, aber das ist bei dem Ort nachvollziehbar.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We didn't get a table by the window as asked, even though there were tables free. The cocktail menu was very poor. Service was slow. Overall very disappointing. Won't be returning or recommending.

IN
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Yes, just to say you have been there. Service was ok. Table extremely small and crowded.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Rainbow room. There’s no substitute. Always the vibe. Classic and stylish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my daughter were in New York to celebrate her 30th Birthday. The couple of hours we spent in bar 65 were amazing. The sunset was perfect and the wine crisp and cool. Our waiter was very helpful and moved us to a table near the window. Fantastic night with the most stunning views

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful and the cocktails were just as good! The staff were really friendly and helpful, even helping everyone with pictures! Will 100% return next time im in New York!

RA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

First thing to say views are spectacular! However the food offerings were below par in taste and presentation. Also being asked if we wanted to order a dessert before we were halfway through our main course was off putting. Wine offerings fine but we were given a different vintage to the one on the menu. Not a huge problem for me but was far too young for my husband’s palate

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday magic!

MR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my daughters in law loved this place. Everything was top notch! Will definitely go back!

HH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning views of the NYC skyline. Go at sunset and you won’t be disappointed. Staff were very friendly but not overbearing. They do not rush you to order so you can enjoy a couple of cocktails before dinner. My friend and I had Bar burger. It was delicious. I would definitely recommend. First class experience.

PL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The experience was quite good. But the service wasn't. The waitress treated us very bad until she realised that we were spending a lot of money in comparison with other tables. It is not the behaviour for a professional. I cannot understand it. We are spanish and we were there dressed as smart casual.

DO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bar 65, best view of the city at night! We tell all our friends to make sure to include Bar 65 when in NYC!

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great view. Should have the observation balcony open all year round. Food was awesome. Not a very good beer selection.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great ambiance! An overall amazing experience!

DC
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There is nothing wrong about eating here - the views are spectacular. However, it’s the only place where food arrived before our drinks. Food was ok but everything feels as if you are running against a clock from the moment you arrived.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst table waiter service I have experienced in my life.

PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and you can't beat the view. Prices aren't bad, especially when you consider you're saving the price of a ticket to the Top of the Rock observation deck just above.

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was ok. Wanted to look at views and was told no. For an iconic building and pricey meal views should be more available during winter season

LN
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing absolutely loved it great service and views

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It would be great to be able to study the view before being seated.
You might be able to select seating that provides your preferred view of NYC.
The views are spectacular at night.

GT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful views of the city. Great place to have a cocktail and an appetizer or two.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a short trip to New York, great experience and a better way to spend the money seeing the Rockerfeller

L
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views and food were extraordinarily. I was also impressed with the service. We were at a show. During intermission I realized we would be late for our reservation. I left a message and the young woman who greeted us had received the message and made all the necessary adjustments - I was totally impressed!!!

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