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Bookmarks, New York, NY

Bookmarks

4.5
4.5
22 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 and enjoy city views from our wrap around terrace, or, snuggle by our fireplace in our cozy Writer’s Den room.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (917) 364-8552

  • 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

Menu

Small Plates

  • Veggie Flatbread$15.00

    Figs, Gorgonzola Cheese, Baby Arugula, Pickled Red Onion

    • Empanadas$13.00

      Spinach, Onion, Manchego, Chimichurri Sauce

      • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$18.00

        • Beef Carpaccio$18.00

          Baby Arugula, Mushrooms, Parmesan, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze, Crostini

          • Cheese Board$18.00

            Brie, Parmesan, Cheddar, Manchego, Cornichons, Sliced Baguette, Honey Truffle Oil

            Specialty Cocktails

            $15

            • Rooftop Frosé

              A frozen blend of Rosé Wine, fresh watermelon, watermelon puree, and Vodka

              • The Pulitzer

                Gin, St. Germain, Fernet Branca, agave nectar

                • Tequila Mockingbird

                  Tequila, agave nectar, fresh lime juice, minced ginger

                  • Bookmarks' Hemingway

                    Bacardi 8 Year rum, lime juice, muddled mint, Champagne

                    • Gone with the Gin

                      Butterfly tea infused-gin, ginger liqueur, Chartreuse, fresh lemon

                      • Dante's Inferno

                        Mezcal, blood orange liqueur, fresh lime, Aperol

                        • Catcher In the Rye

                          Sagamore rye, angostura bitter and lavender bitters, aged in our own barrel

                          Still Wines

                          • Pinot Grigio, Barone Fini, Italy

                            • Glass$14.00
                            • Bottle$50.00
                          • Riesling, Dr Konstantin Frank, NY

                            • Glass$14.00
                            • Bottle$50.00
                          • Sauvignon Blanc, Arona

                            • Glass$15.00
                            • Bottle$55.00
                          • Chardonnay, Skyside, California

                            • Glass$15.00
                            • Bottle$55.00
                          • Rosé, Whispering Angel

                            • Glass$15.00
                            • Bottle$60.00
                          • Pinot Noir, Bekon, California

                            • Glass$14.00
                            • Bottle$50.00
                          • Malbec, Dona Paula, Argentina

                            • Glass$14.00
                            • Bottle$50.00
                          • Cabernet, Matthew Joseph

                            • Glass$16.00
                            • Bottle$60.00
                          • Tempranillo, Vaza, Spain

                            • Glass$14.00
                            • Bottle$50.00

                          Sparkling Wines

                          • Moet & Chandon, Brut Imperial

                            • Glass$24.00
                            • Bottle$120.00
                          • Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label, Brut

                            • Glass$25.00
                            • Bottle$125.00
                          • Marquis de la Tour, Brut, France

                            • Glass$12.00
                            • Bottle$60.00
                          • Col Vetoraz, Prosecco, Italy

                            • Glass$14.00
                            • Bottle$65.00
                          • Dom Perignon, France

                            • Bottle$35.00

                          Beer

                          • Bell's Two Hearted$7.00

                            • Ballast Point Grapefruit IPA$7.00

                              • Bell's Oberon$7.00

                                • Abita Light$7.00

                                  • Duvel$12.00

                                    • Stella Artois$7.00

                                      The Bookmarks Punch

                                      • The Bookmarks Punch$16.00

                                        Bacardi 8 Year Rum, Rockey's Liqueur, Combier Banana, Pineapple Juice, Peychaud's Bitters, topped with Sparkling Wine

                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                        What 22 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                        4.5
                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.2Food
                                        • 4.3Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 4Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. OT

                                          OrlandoTraveler

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                          overall3food4service4ambience3

                                          The cocktails variety was good but were not made well, could have been better...

                                        2. T

                                          Tiffany

                                          New York Area

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place for a quick after work drink. Nice outside ambiance

                                        3. l

                                          lorenzag

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing! Maria Mercedes was a great host and helped us accomodate everything!

                                        4. MM

                                          MsMagaly

                                          New York Area

                                          16 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          16 reviews

                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Birthday girl cocktails

                                        5. AM

                                          AMT1

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Super accommodating staff. Great atmosphere.

                                        6. JJ

                                          JJBrooklyn

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          Great place to actually be able to have a conversation. Friendly staff.

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          San Francisco

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                                          Beautiful view with very mid level drinks/food

                                        8. MJ

                                          MichaelJM

                                          New York Area

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        9. JP

                                          JoannaP

                                          Chicago

                                          12 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very friendly service in a quiet and private area. Great drinks and food was delicious. Had the cheese board, shrimp cocktail and mushroom flatbread.

                                        10. TM

                                          TiffanyM

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        11. DR

                                          DRFoodie

                                          New York Area

                                          35 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          35 reviews

                                          Dined on March 4, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Cute place with comfy lounge seats for a quick drink

                                        12. MJ

                                          MichaelJM

                                          New York Area

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on February 26, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          If you are looking for a unknown rooftop with amazing ambiance/food/drinks and even better people, Bookmarks is your spot. The cocktails are top notch (and if literature is your thing the names are a treat) and the popcorn is can’t miss!

                                        13. r

                                          rafaelp

                                          New York Area

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 17, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic place to have a conversation! Great value! Excellent service!

                                        14. FG

                                          FoodieGirl

                                          New York Area

                                          51 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          51 reviews

                                          Dined on January 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          SO good. The drinks were inspired and fun; ambience was great. They were very safe - checked vaccine status and the staff was fully masked. Everything was pristine. The truffle popcorn is out of this world. Very, very fun intimate spot in NYC for a unique cocktail experience.

                                        15. FG

                                          FoodieGirl

                                          New York Area

                                          51 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          51 reviews

                                          Dined on December 12, 2021

                                          overall4food4service2ambience5

                                          I normally love Bookmarks and the host there is so wonderful - he always makes sure everyone is happy. This last time I went, the waitress was very inattentive and forgot two of our orders even though we reminded her a few times. We ultimately had to go ask for some of the items at the bar. The bartender was terrific; the ambience is great and the cocktails were amazing. I think it was just an off night for that one server and will still return but it was a little disconcerting since normally the service there is excellent.

                                        16. V

                                          Vima

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 5, 2021

                                          overall5food4service1ambience5

                                          Great drinks and vibe. Waitress was very rude even though it wasn’t busy when we arrived.

                                        17. GH

                                          GabrielaH

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                          overall2food1service1ambience2

                                          Horrible service, had to beg the waitress to take our order, overpriced charcuterie board that i could have made better at home, and drinks were made to look fancy but tasted terrible

                                        18. IH

                                          IHZZ

                                          New York Area

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          One of my all time favorite places to hangout. Indoor and outdoor rooftop. I love that it's not full of college students or intense party goers. More refined, relaxed place to talk - an adult crowd! Noise level can be quiet to moderate. Fantastic cocktails! The only negative is the limited menu.

                                        19. CB

                                          CaitB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 10, 2021

                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                          Very small menu and no hot drinks (i.e. don't ask for an Irish Coffee or Spiced Wine) but the views are great and it's really quaint. Loved sitting outside in this cozy nook for a glass of wine!

                                        20. AV

                                          AVJJ

                                          New York Area

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on October 9, 2021

                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                          Great ambiance to talk over good drinks and bites. Its lovely.

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on September 27, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I was looking for a quiet place to meet a friend for a drink after work. And this place was perfect! We had excellent wine, and delicious nibbles. The service was good and exactly the right amount of attention.

                                        22. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on September 13, 2021

                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                          Loved the drinks and the appetizers, it's a nice quaint place for preferably small gathering, their view is lovely. Will definitely go back for the clock, which were strong and delicious.

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                          • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                          • Staff temperature check required

                                        FAQs

                                        Bookmarks is rated 4.5 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Booked 9 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

                                        • 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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