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Castell Rooftop Lounge, New York, NY

Castell Rooftop Lounge

4.3
4.3
403 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 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, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Rooftop Brunch with a View!

    Multiple dates available
    Start your weekend off right with our Castell Bellinis, Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and delicious light bites, available every Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 pm. Brunch it UP inside with views of the Empire State Building or take it outside on our lush outdoor terrace. At 2 pm, our DJ hits the rooftop playing everything from Rock, Old School Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and R&B.

Offers

  • DJ Hits the Rooftop!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Sat - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Moods | Music | Moves with DJ SONI withanEYE at CASTELL ROOFTOP LOUNGE on the 21st floor of the AC Hotel New York Times Square! Gather 'round the fireplace and enjoy music from DJ SONI withanEYE -- playing everything from Rock, Old School Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and R&B -- every weekend from 2-5pm! An experience that will energize your soul. Castell speaks directly to New York City’s past, and nothing says classic NYC more than our iconic cocktails. Come UP and enjoy an elevated experience at Castell Rooftop Lounge in a new atmosphere with crafted cocktails, beer, wine, shareable plates, and iconic views of the Empire State Building.
  • Happy Hour with a View!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Fri - 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Available from 4-6pm, Monday - Friday THE CLASSICS 12 THE ACGT - Bombay Sapphire East Gin, AC Small Batch Tonic, Club Soda OLD FASHIONED - Evan Williams Bottled In Bond Bourbon, Sugar, Angostura & Orange Bitters MARGARITA - El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Lime Juice, Agave PEAR HARD SELTZER - Belvedere Organics Pear Vodka, Spiced Pear, Lemon, Ginger WINE 10 Altos Malbec, Argentina 2019 Vidigal Vinho Verde, Portugal 2019 DRAFT BEERS 6 KOLSH, Captain Lawrence IPA, Ithaca 'Flower Power'

What 403 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
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. SR

    SeanR

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Castell! An amazing rooftop setting with great views of the city!
  2. LD

    LisaD

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Not as advertised. No view of Empire state building. Menu limited
  3. M

    Murphy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Menu was pricey but meh. Drink had to be returned to be fixed. I doubt that I would return. Ambience was sub-par.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good summer vibes. Great staff, very welcoming. Diverse clientele, making it an inclusive spot. Good looking cocktails and sharing plates.
  5. h

    hannahc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fernando was my waiter and he was extremely understanding of my allergies. I went to Castell for a Self Care day and really enjoyed my brunch on the terrace with a view! I would recommend this place!
  6. KZ

    KhalidZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The ambiance was great the food was average and the value was fair
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Website promoted a reggaeton brunch with a DJ at 2pm. We arrived and there was no DJ and the playlist was terrible. I was informed they were under new management, well I guess they forgot to update the website. Food could be better for the price. The crispy potatoes were soggy, and the empanadas were still covered in flour.
  8. j

    julias

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice staff , very accommodating, nice atmosphere as well
  9. HC

    HC12

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Terrible service.
  10. DC

    DavidC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience5
    50 th birthday hostess at the door was really nice , was disappointed that you can’t get a meal there just sliders /hummus!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice. Waitress was attentive and ambiance was comfortable.
  12. RS

    RyanS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Decent but overpriced drinks with very slow service. Waited 45 minutes to get a drink order in, another 30 to get the drinks, and had to ask 6 times for the check waiting another 45 minutes.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Avocado toast was horrible. Service was not good. Tried to squeeze our party of 7 into a small table next to a group of 6 people. Had to ask to be moved to another table so that we wouldn’t be sitting on the people next to us. Wait staff was not attentive to us but were very attentive to other guests. Long waits for wait staff to return to take order and pay bill. Staff was very snobby. Wouldn’t recommend.
  14. M

    Miko

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it… great for date night … our waitress Natalie was awesome
  15. P

    Peter

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The place has a good vibe, service is good, the food is not outstanding but but looks like it's the case for most other rooftop bars as well.
  16. SP

    SallyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful spot. NEED a reservation to be outside.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Attendants promptly looked for our requested outdoor seating. Drinks service staff were excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The ambiance and food was pretty good. The cocktails were quite strong and effective. The prices are worth the experience.
  19. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good good and drinks. Good service. Overall good experience!
  20. J

    Jade9966

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    They were very accommodating of our group. They answered every request with a yes and a smile.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I booked a table for 2 to grab some celebratory drinks for my birthday. Unfortunately there was a ton of traffic so I called and modified my reservation. Once I arrived exactly 15 minutes from the reservation (still within the grace period), the hosts were helping another group. Once they finished with the previous group, they informed me that they cancelled my reservation because of the 15 minute grace period when in fact I made it within the period, but had to wait because of another group. One of the hosts, a woman whose name I didn’t catch, in particular was very rude and kept repeating that they cancelled my reservation instead of trying to find a solution. The other host, a man whose name I also didn’t catch was super helpful and was able to grab us a table. Once we were seated, we realized it wasn’t that crowded so it soured our evening that one of the hosts gave us a hard time, but I want to acknowledge the other host who went above and beyond. The food and drinks were okay, the views were decent, but I’m doubtful that I would visit again.
  22. AI

    AISH

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We reserved our table 4 days in advance. However we were given indoor seating on uncomfortable bar chairs. Slow service, no silverware, no napkins were given until we asked twice. Tables were empty in outdoor seating area however we were not given any even after asking thrice. The manager told us we just had hour and a half to finish drinks and dinner which is too less for a group of 4 people. Disappointing experience..
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyable
  24. L

    Lera

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I would go back to this place for the service alone. Wilson was an amazing server (though he told me he’s usually behind the bar). He helped make my experience at Castell Rooftop a memorable one with his kind and thoughtful conversation. Do yourself a favor and grab a seat at the bar next time you go so Wilson can make you one of his famous mixed drinks.
  25. TP

    TomP

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience I’ve ever had in a bar / restaurant. We were completely ignored for 20 minutes after sitting down. Finally managed to get someone’s attention and order some drinks after 20 minutes, I asked if food was still being served to which the answer was yes. 5 minutes later we overhear the same waitress telling another table that no food was being served, so I got her attention again, at which point she says food is now not being served as there is a problem with their system, thanks for letting me know. At that point, 30 minutes in with no drinks or food, we left and found a much nicer bar down the street
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Brunch menu was delicious! Try the crostini with ricotta and fig.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance and great drinks. The tapas were solid! Would recommend!
  28. N

    Nellyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ✨Had the best time. Definitely a hidden gem in the city! The manager is the sweetest so is all the workers I can’t wait to go back 👏🏾✨
  29. CN

    CNCN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and location
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing- food, service, and atmosphere
  31. JC

    JeannieC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Felt strange to not have luck of tables when the place was empty. But we made due. Happy hour specials were good.
  32. TW

    TimW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Lovely setting w/ nice outdoor seating ( the indoor seating is very crowded ) but very rude host / front desk staff and generally poor customer service. Guests are rushed off the tables at the 90-min mark with no grace or care. Just an overall barely adequate nyc rooftop dining/drinking experience
  33. MM

    MMuller

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was raining lightly, nevertheless they seated us outside. The table was completely wet, was never wiped off. I had a reservation for 3, but it took waiters 20 minutes to get us a third chair. Service was slow and waiter kept reminding us that our reservation was limited to 1h30min (although by the time the 1h30min was reached, the place was much less crowded and they did not in fact need our table). Pizza arrived cold. Overall, a terrible experience! Won't be coming here again.
  34. FG

    FernandoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, View and cocktails, nice personal
  35. d

    doug

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Felt like I was at an electro-pop nightclub. Expected a more sophisticated adult experience.
  36. m

    mmo1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best rooftops I've been to and the best martinis!
  37. BJ

    BorisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Very nice place, especially after sunset. Good location also!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such a wonderful time at this beautiful rooftop bar/ restaurant! The food came out some tasty and fresh. A place with a team of superstars that go above and beyond the call for a great time! I can not wait to return to this beautiful space!
  39. SM

    StMc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Pouring rain, so not fair to review. Stuck inside - and were seated in the lobby, which was awful. Very overpriced when you don't get to have an actual rooftop experience
  40. R

    Rose

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Place was packed but service was excellent! Beautiful views

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Castell Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Castell Rooftop Lounge

260 W 40th St New York, NY 10018

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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