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Castell Rooftop Lounge, New York, NY

Castell Rooftop Lounge

4.2
4.2
625 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Nestled atop AC Hotel New York Times Square, this cozy rooftop bar recaptures the spirit of the classic cocktail lounge, with extra emphasis on martinis. Iconic views enhance the venue's contemporary décor in a sophisticated but comfortable (read: not stuffy) atmosphere. Enjoy the intimacy of a fireplace lounge showcasing abstract art. Gather ‘round the luxe granite bar. Or go out for drinks – literally – on the lush, open-air terrace.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (929) 284-3742
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Elevate your expectations for New York City event venues – with a view! Castell Rooftop Lounge accommodates a variety of gatherings, from large group reservations in the luxe fireplace lounge or outdoor terrace to private social and corporate events.
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

What 625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

625 Reviews
  1. gamecockfan

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited our first night in New York. Beautiful setting, tasty food, and service was excellent. Would definitely come again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Used to come here a lot before covid still nice but needs a little refresh. The rug for example near the fire place is very beat up and needs to be replaced. It almost tripped a blind couple when they were leaving. Drinks were ok bit should push HH until 7pm. Cheers

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable atmosphere and great food. Service was excellent too

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  4. RyanR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a relaxing setting. Food, service…all outstanding

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I came for drinks and a bite to eat. The rooftop is covered which is nice but you can’t see outside which is a bummer. The food was fantastic. We had the best grilled cheese and tomato soup here! Lastly the tres leches cake was delicious. Service was friendly, but they were understaffed the night we went.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 every time! We always come here when we visit, never get sick of it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. We only ordered drinks and it was extremely slow.

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  8. Danny

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic find! A great place to go for happy hour cocktails and light food fare options prior to a broadway play . We had the Veggie Hummus platter and a cheese and meat platter. Great service & ambiance, you will not be disappointed. A bit on the pricier side ($90.00) for two cocktails, food, taxes and great service but well worth it!

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  9. caroline

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Been here for drinks and light food multiple times and is always great! My friend and I stayed here in February and she said she had "the best chicken caesar salad" ever! Staff was super nice and the perfect vibe. Plus good outside heaters!

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  10. Marisa

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here twice and the food and drinks are amazing! Service is lacking, though. The servers are very nice but they really don’t stop by your table very often to see about refills or to clear empty plates. Also the DJ was very loud when we were some of the only people outside at 6pm on a Friday. Maybe work up the volume as it gets more crowded?

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  11. spdinlondon

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    End of service switch to full light was a bit aggressive, considering many folks still had drinks. I think a subtler message during ordering might achieved closing more elegantly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The view is not as amazing as it was advertised. Nice to see the Empire State Building, but only from the bar side, the terrace view was blocked by nearby buildings. Service very slow 🐌

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  13. Cristina

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to grab drinks and dinner with friends. Incredible view, both outdoor and indoor seating, with heat lights. Great customer service

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  14. AmitB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks. Good vibes, decent food and service.

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  15. IvanV

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food so and so…location quite good. Service no comment! I had to ask for the change of 5 dollars

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  16. serafinar

    Milan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything perfect. I’ve suggested it to all of my friend

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation tonight on OpenTable, but when we arrived and greeted the hostess, she was extremely rude, condescending, and short with us (and she cut me off before I could even finish a sentence) and said there was no table service tonight, and that we could only sit at the bar for drinks and small bites - we tried showing our reservation confirmation, but she did not even bother looking at it - she just walked away. We saw other couples at tables being served here, so this was confusing. Then, we watched another couple get seated at a table right after we asked to be seated, which was also very confusing and insulting. We are guests at this hotel and felt disappointed to encounter this rude behavior on our last night in NYC. If we had known our reservation would not be honored, we could have reserved elsewhere. We understand if only small bites/drinks were available, but we could have still been seated and received proper service like the other guests. We were dressed very professionally, while others here were wearing sweat pants, so we know the rudeness was not due to our appearance. We are in our 20s so perhaps the hostess treated us rudely due to our age, but this is unacceptable as we were completely polite and professional with her. However, the bartender was very nice and attentive, and the dessert we ordered was tasty. Overall though, this was a very disappointing experience, and we do not recommend it.

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  18. MelvinG

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Too loud, very expensive, the cheap champagne made a lot of people sick The space is nicely arranged and the view is enjoyable.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have liked to see more Food options - some of them listed on the Menu were also missing (eg Almonds, Fries)

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  20. John

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Did not provide a table for 2! When we got there at 10, they said the tables were full and that it was first come first serve! For nearly 1000$ Canadian for 2 this is unacceptable.

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  21. EricO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice place for a cozy evening, and even to discuss business

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  22. Jalee

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience in the city, was my moms birthday and the staff made her feel like a superstar in my opinion. I loved it.

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  23. Kathleenp

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was awesome! Pricey for small portions but delicious!

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  24. ColinC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar. Food was good and the drinks were nice. Our server knew what he was talking about. Was seated outside and was nice and warm with a heater above us in the middle of December.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely chilled venue, friendly service, great cocktails. We went in December and the outdoor area was open but had screens which blocked any view and the heaters were on soooooo high it was uncomfortabley hot. We moved inside as a result and had a really lovely evening though. Definitely would recommend a visit but not for the view in the winter.

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  26. Nick

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Winter rooftop screens are up so you can’t see anything of the view. Drinks service and the lack of view made it a definite skip!

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  27. Laurie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the Castell Rooftop Lounge and actually visited twice during our 6-day vacation. The atmosphere was intimate, and the decor and surroundings were beautiful. The service was drinks were excellent.

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  28. TomS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lounge had such a beautiful ambience, the fireplace created a lovely effect, along with the dimmed lights. Our server, Nick S. was beyond outstanding and helpful. The food offerings were limited, but delicious!

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  29. Angie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience and view! The beversges were awesome as well!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not sure what anyone could not like. It’s beautiful

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  31. DevalB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This place is just decent. The food is blah, service is ok, and ambiance is also just ok. Everything is just ok.

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  32. TaylorK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were really good. Service was great. We did not have the food but the drinks the atmosphere are well worth the visit!

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  33. MarkF

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Turned up, made to wait out by reception, one of our group went to the toilet to find the place was empty. Came back and pointed it out, so we’re then walked through immediately to a 3 seater metal table for five of us and told we would need to leave in an hour and a half. Literally quite ridiculous. When we asked if we would have to leave in 90 mins if we were spending peroperly the attitude changed and they moved us to more comfortable area for five people. Yet having no one there trying to get a second round of drinks took us literally waving at them to get their attention. The venue is great, the servers were terrible - my suggestion to the owners would be to find out who was on last night and have a proper conversation with them, we would have spent at least $200 per head each and ended up doing that down the road... We left after 20 minutes - it is the only place I have not left a tip ever. The only saving grace was the lovely lady on reception who told us we had left an umbrella as we were leaving - I wish I could have tipped her separately. Could have been so good, unfortunately was so bad.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. DotnacesW

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was okay, I had to send my first drink back it was not good. Our server was not attentive. There were loooooong gaps before he checked in and that was only when we got up to get him or waved him down. The Gen. manager was apologetic that always helps.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were great. Service was awful. They true to charge for a drink we didn’t get

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  36. Katlon

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, great seats, excellent service, awesome drinks. Food was so delicious. A bit pricey but worth it! Will go next time in the city.

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  37. JayCee

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for pre or post theater or any midtown event. Great drinks and service with great views and vibe.

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  38. Collins

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. not loud, perfect for a date night. wonderful customer service. They had run out of sangria and coquitos though so ended up getting a mojito.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The seating is okay. Small round tables. My table was not stable. The drinks were delicious. I had 3 “Weekend in the Hamptons”, and my wife and I just ordered the “Dry-Aged Beef Sliders, Cheddar Cheese, Garlic Aioli, Piparras” . For the price of 20 bucks. They were very small 2 sliders for them to be placed on the “Larger Plates” selection BUT delicious little sliders they were. My wife ordered “Dragon Fruit Frosé” and we both enjoyed it. This place is more of a kickback nice drinking spot. Not huge on food but have a small selection to add onto drinks. Our waiter wasn’t on top of it. But another gentleman that was going around picking up tables and cleaning. He took care of us more than our own waiter. So we tipped him as we saw him our whole night doing a kickass job. He deserved it more than our server who only checked up on us after once after he sat us down. After our first drink. It took him 20 minutes to come back to check on us to see if we wanted food when i was waiting for him to check on us. Overall i would come back if i got a better table and waiter. Thanks

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  40. Carmeny

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service at first was mediocre to say the least, and then at one point the server just stopped showing up to our table after the first round of drinks were ordered.

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FAQs

Castell Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Castell Rooftop Lounge

260 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (929) 284-3742
  • Private party facilities
    Elevate your expectations for New York City event venues – with a view! Castell Rooftop Lounge accommodates a variety of gatherings, from large group reservations in the luxe fireplace lounge or outdoor terrace to private social and corporate events.
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