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Bookmarks, New York, NY

Bookmarks

4.3
4.3
51 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Evocative of an elegant penthouse, Bookmarks Rooftop Garden Lounge and Terrace is conveniently located steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library in the heart of Midtown East. Sip on literary inspired cocktails, enjoy light bites and city views from our wrap around terrace, or, snuggle by our fireplace in our cozy Writer’s Den room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 204-5498
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Romantic

  • Manhattan

    Romantic

51 Reviews
  1. MonaA

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was a bit slow. Lighting needs to be changed, it hurts your eyes when you are seated by the wall in the annex area. people are placed in a strange seating manner. Food could be more tasty. The flatbread was not cooked properly. Keep this place going!

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  2. Kristi

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Open table. Get your maps together!!!! The right address but the wrong directions by about 40 blocks

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a 4pm rez, no one was there, no staff at all!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was staying at the Library Hotel and went up to the Bookmarks lounge as I checked in late. I decided to get the cheese board and the truffle popcorn. The popcorn was a great accompaniment to the cheese board. I loved how the lounge had small nooks for people to sit in and just get cozy. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and staff. Definitely a go to the next time I am in town.
    BookmarksResponded on January 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience at Bookmarks Lounge! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cheese board, truffle popcorn, and our cozy atmosphere. It's wonderful that our staff contributed to making your stay memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in town. Safe travels!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very relaxing place in the city where there are no large crowds and loud noises to overstimulate me. We were treated like valuable people by our waiter and waitress as we lounged, enjoyed good drinks, food, and conversation with our date. There was an exclusive feel to the service, and we were not rushed out. The ambiance was dazzling, sophisticated, and homey. I look forward to returning.
    BookmarksResponded on December 7, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Bookmarks Lounge. We're thrilled to hear that you found our place to be a relaxing oasis in the city. We're particularly pleased that our staff enhanced your overall experience by treating you as valuable guests. Providing excellent service is our top priority, and we're delighted to learn that their attentiveness contributed to a positive dining atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bookmarks Lounge. Our team is dedicated to maintaining the high standards that made your visit enjoyable, and we can't wait to provide you with another memorable experience.

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  6. LeslyeS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very convenient location near Grand Central Station. it felt like we were in a living room with comfortable couches snd chairs. Good (/although limited selection) appetizers & snacks. Bathroom is up a flight of stairs.
    BookmarksResponded on December 7, 2023
    Thank you for visiting Bookmarks Lounge and for your four-star rating. We're delighted you found our ambiance comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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  7. Elise

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute rooftop bar space with cozy seating options inside - truffle popcorn was a hit and the drinks were well balanced! You will be seated next to other people outside, so if you’re coming with a large group, try and reserve space inside in case all the benches/small tables are taken outside.
    BookmarksResponded on September 6, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your positive experience at Bookmarks Lounge! We're delighted to hear that you found our rooftop bar space cute and enjoyed the cozy seating options inside. It's great to know that the truffle popcorn was a hit and that our drinks met your expectations with their balanced flavors. Your tip about reserving space inside for larger groups is much appreciated and will be helpful for future visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing another enjoyable visit in the future. Cheers!

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  8. Ally

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint and bookish time on the roof! It was perfect for date night.
    BookmarksResponded on August 25, 2023
    Thank you for visiting Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a a beautiful city rooftop experience, but very low key and calm. My friend and I are huge book readers, and this Library Hotel and lounge were perfect for reading, and talking for hours!
    BookmarksResponded on August 22, 2023
    We're glad you enjoyed your time at Bookmarks Lounge! Our rooftop's serene atmosphere is perfect for relaxation and conversation. Your appreciation for the calm setting means a lot. Thank you for choosing us as your destination!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server sat us at a table with 2 other parties while we awkwardly stare right at each other because the set up was like a U shape. They did not even ask us if we were ok joining other parties in that case we would have opted for the inside tables for more privacy and space. Either change to smaller nooks for more privacy or not try to squeeze more people in to sink the overall experience.

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  11. FoodieGirl

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great summer cocktails and excellent service. The popcorn is a must!

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MAM19

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great place to relax and drink. The food and drinks were good.

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  13. FoodieGirl

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service here is always excellent - such pleasant, helpful, courteous staff. The cocktails are fun and inspired. The flatbread can be prepared vegan for a healthy and delicious veggie-packed option. A marvelous neighborhood rooftop bar.

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  14. Kathy

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, and delicious drinks and food. It was a perfect respite from a rainy weekend visit to the city. Would definitely return!

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  15. FoodieGirl

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truffle popcorn is so good and for all my plant-based foodies, the flatbread can be done deliciously sans cheese! As always, the drinks were marvelous.

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  16. DianeE

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect for a short time and interesting cocktail. Happy hour was busy. Nice view.

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  17. ripbro523

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Add this to your list of roof bars in Manhattan. Location near Grand Central making rendezvous convenient. Less outdoor space than many other places, but more intimate, with a festive atmosphere. Menu is limited to starters only, should be greatly expanded.

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  18. JohnO

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, delicious drinks with friendly service!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there in a Saturday night but grossly disappointed at the service and menu options. This opens up on OpenTable as in restaurants, but it is not. It is a bar with a few appetizers. Also, the directions given by OpenTable were completely wrong (by like 17 blocks in NYC).

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  20. SanC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu is lacking. Not many choices even though it's just apps. Good drinks.

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  21. Christopher

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been there twice. First time outside and it was super nice. Second time inside where the atmosphere was underwhelming mostly due to the music which was much too loud and when asked several times to turn is down a couple notches the management would not listen. If I ever go again, it would only be for the outdoor terrace.

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  22. CarolynL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice quiet spot for a meetup with friends or even a nice date night. Will definitely recommend. Service was exceptional - waitress was very attentive and made sure we were taken cared of great!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Little difficult to locate but loved the ambiance and the Cuban sandwich was amazing!!

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  24. FoodieGirl

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this lounge - perfect for small groups or date night. Inspired cocktails and the best popcorn!

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  25. CarmenS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good place to enjoy views of Midtown. Old building vey beautiful

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  26. LoriC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful rooftop location. Excellent for a date, small groups or medium sized parties. Drinks, service and ambience were fantastic. Great fir locals or tourists (we had both there and everyone loved it.)

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  27. SydM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails are very good, but a little pricey. Bookmarks has a fantastic ambience. We were especially thrilled that it was not loud 😊

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  28. FoodieGirl

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great drinks and staff. *love* Try their truffle popcorn!!!!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very flexible when we were running late for our reservation. A lovely experience on a quiet rooftop, but know it can get packed!

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  30. OrlandoTraveler

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The cocktails variety was good but were not made well, could have been better...

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  31. Tiffany

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a quick after work drink. Nice outside ambiance

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  32. lorenzag

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Maria Mercedes was a great host and helped us accomodate everything!

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  33. MsMagaly

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday girl cocktails

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  34. AMT1

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super accommodating staff. Great atmosphere.

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  35. JJBrooklyn

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to actually be able to have a conversation. Friendly staff.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful view with very mid level drinks/food

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  37. MichaelJM

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are anywhere near Bryant Park and don’t stop at this rooftop spot, at any point in the year, you should question your life decisions! Amazing spot with even better service.

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  38. JoannaP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly service in a quiet and private area. Great drinks and food was delicious. Had the cheese board, shrimp cocktail and mushroom flatbread.

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  39. TiffanyM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a moms, friend and local community representative get together. We had a lovely time in the enclosed outdoors space and then at the fireplace. A perfect place for old friends and colleagues to catch up. Great pick for the late 30s early 40s crowd with New Yorkers with kids or serious professionals. And the cost was just right.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. DRFoodie

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place with comfy lounge seats for a quick drink

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bookmarks is rated 4.3 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Bookmarks does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bookmarks

299 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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