Castell Rooftop Lounge

4.5
111 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 111 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.6
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4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kristyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for a business meeting and my group had a little trouble deciding whether to be outside or inside and we ended up switching in between. Throughout all of my indecisiveness, the staff here was amazingly helpful from the group party contact to the host and manager. Food was great, ambiance way better than expected and a 5 star staff that made our comfort level a #1 priority. Beautiful space. Thank you!

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vipChloe
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, venue, and cocktails! Outdoor space is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and amazing service!

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Sara
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

10/31 Halloween

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Small plates were amazing flavors. Cocktails My Caddy 22 was so good paired with black salt that was exquisite. Ty Irina was excellent with her service catering to us while busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, drinks and foods were all excellent

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KemerlinR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the welcoming environment, food was out of this world... and service was attentive. Safety was never a concern

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EliotS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Definitely a professional atmosphere but that didn't stop us from partying. The view was great. Drinks were strong and the food was fantastic! The staff gave us champagne for a birthday in the group and were really nice.

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Jema
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers were delicious and the drinks were great. Temp is taken at the door which is reassuring.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as expected but expected more options on menue since it was a birthday dinner first time for both of us . Gonna visit again please please more options on menue

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Toocool1957
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A secret indoor and outdoor lounge on top of AC Hotel that has excellent ambiance with some nice backgound music mix. Nicely done small plates. Bar is nice but a bit limited but likely a result of COVID-19 they probably have not been ordering much liquor recently. The other issue was that the service was slow. Once again, I believe that this is a result of the short staff due to COVID-19. I could tell they were a bit overwhelmed. Still definitely recommended. The two couch areas with the fireplace are wonderful if you have a big group. Definitely have to make reservations though because it is not a huge place. I can tell that when the weather is nicer it can get packed really quickly.

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Summer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Service was great but table was not and view was not nearly what I expected. Not worth it.

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kellyl
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am still thinking about the sliders with bleu cheese and carmelized onions. Really nice atmosphere and great food and service.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Decent food and drinks. Great view/rooftop. With better music and a more focused waitstaff, could be great.

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JohannaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Castell atmosphere atmosphere and its view. We will be back soon.

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JhonF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, great cocktails, great vibe. Overall awesome experience.

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very accommodating and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I love the place, the view is awesome!! the music is great too, the only thing i don’t really like that much was the service, no napkins, no water, the drinks and food took long time.. beautiful place but need a better service

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Rose
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place in a gorgeous hotel. The service was wonderful and the food I thought was tiny was filling and delicious. I hope they add more food options to their menu and more non alcoholic drinks. Definitely will come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were the first to arrive, and they seated us at one of the most and uncomfortable tables and chairs in the entire rooftop restaurant. There wasn’t any social distancing protocols, as they packed different parties heavily and it got so bad, that I had to ask people from other parties to give me and my guest space. Me and my guest tried to quickly eat and drink to leave as soon as possible. I wouldn’t recommend this place.

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KiaraR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The ambiance was exactly what I was looking for ! Perfect for small group happy hours

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deboral
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but limited menu. They didn’t have a dinner menu so after leaving I had to find someplace to get dinner. The menu was called little bites so only appetizers. They should put that on their website. The froze drink was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Drink are great. Food did not seem fresh. I ordered the cheese platter, it seemed as though it was sitting out for a while and there were only 4 parties present. I’v been here twice, my only complaint is the service.

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JorgeR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We did have a great time at the rooftop, the service was really good and the views really nice.

The only thing we weren’t expecting was actually this kind of hip hop music to be played a lot, other than that we had a great time

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craigA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view...... party of 3.... 2 bottles of champagne.... kived the evening with the FIREPLACE....

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Host had good energy. Bartender makes excellent drinks with a heavy hand. Wilson made great recommendations. 5 starts all around.

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CarlosG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to go for a drink with a friend or as a date

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice rooftop bar with great cocktails. The food bites were also good.

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ShareeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and great atmosphere . Good place for cocktails and social gathering with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location was very nice. Just wish we weren’t rushed and were made aware of closing time being so close to our reservation. Was there to celebrate a friend’s birthday (mentioned in the reservation) but no one acknowledged the notes. The ambiance and host were nice though. I’d visit again for a quick drink if I’m ever in the area again.

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Wilson. Great views, drinks were fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

They cut a lot off the menu in light of COVID, but what remained is “whatever”. Drinks are delicious as always. Damn Corona 🙄

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to take the time to thank Kayden and Erin for the hospitality and kind service they gave me. Both were SUPER helpful and supportive during the planning of the event, and well as during the day of the celebration. You guys are the best!
The food was so delicious, the place is gorgeous and the hospitality is amazing!!

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SiobhanF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful private table and space that was perfect to spend my birthday with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Fun! Need better food on menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Love the vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s Covid-19 time so let’s all be wise and honest about our reviews. With a that being said, it was such a beautiful place for a city rooftop.

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Michael
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Drink selection was very limited, not all the drinks were available

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vipColofoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A midtown oasis with creative drinks and foods. So much better than street-level dining!

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ashleyg
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, really great service and the staff were very attentive

FAQs

Castell Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.