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Castell Rooftop Lounge, New York, NY

Castell Rooftop Lounge

4.3
4.3
371 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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Booked 105 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'

Menu

Tastes

  • Toasted Almonds with Smoked Spanish Paprika

    • Chili and Citrus Marinated Olives

      • Serrano Ham, Chorizo, Aged Manchego & Idiazabal Cheese Quince Paste, Olive Oil Toasts

        • Vegetable Crudité with White Almond "Hummus"

          • Mediterranean Shrimp Cocktail, Cocktail Sauce

            • French Fries, Garlic Aioli

              Toasts

              • Serrano Ham, Tomato, Parmesan Cheese

                • Smoked Salmon, Yogurt, Red Onion, Celery

                  • Avocado, Feta, Basil & Seed Spice

                    Salads

                    • Endive, Valdeon, Walnuts, Croutons, Orange Dressing

                      • Little Gem Lettuce, Apples, Mahon Cheese, Citrus Vinagrette

                        • Watercress Salad, Grapefruit, Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts, Mint

                          Plates

                          • Ahi Tuna Tartar, Avocado, Mango, Soy-Sesame Dressing, Toasted Country Bread

                            • Grilled Chicken Skewer, Red Onion, Avocado, Arugula

                              • Dry Aged Beef Sliders, Blue Cheese, Caramelized Onions

                                Sweets

                                • Vanilla Gelato, Espresso, Biscotti

                                  • Macarons

                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                    What 371 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
                                    • 4.1Service
                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                    • 3.9Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. MM

                                      MMuller

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      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.

                                    2. FG

                                      FernandoG

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Awesome place, View and cocktails, nice personal

                                    3. d

                                      doug

                                      Phoenix

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                      overall3food3service5ambience2

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

                                    4. m

                                      mmo1

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One of the best rooftops I've been to and the best martinis!

                                    5. BJ

                                      BorisJ

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall5food3service4ambience4

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

                                    6. 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!

                                    7. 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

                                    8. 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

                                    9. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Los Angeles

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                      overall3food5service5ambience4

                                      Booked outdoor seating and then was sat inside but otherwise good

                                    10. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Philadelphia

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      This place is awful. It is extremely loud with bad music and it is quite a tourist trap. The views are not even that great, plus something about it feels trashy. We waited for our table at the bar, then moved to a table with our drinks. This was not communicated within the staff and a server never came over. We left without eating. Horrible place. Would never go again and would never recommend it to anyone.

                                    11. A

                                      Abigail

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall2food2service1ambience3

                                      I came here before a matinee performance at 12:00pm. We were seated right away and given water then waited for a while for a server to take our order. We were the only table and the only patrons at this point. We ordered everything at once. Our appetizer came out fairly promptly. It took a while for the food to come out. By this time there were maybe four tables total. I ordered a salad which could have been good except that it was so overdressed that it weighed down the lettuce making the lettuce seem wilted. My boyfriend had a flatbread that was very disappointing. It had cheese and bacon as well as cubed lardons. It wasn’t cooked long enough so the bread was soft and not at all crisp, nor was the bacon. The service was really poor. We ordered a drink and a cup of ice midway through our meal which took forever to come. The drink came but our server completely forgot about the ice. I would understand if the place was packed but we were one of four tables. While it is nice to be on a rooftop, I would skip this place. It’s overpriced for the poor service and mediocre food.

                                    12. WL

                                      WeLoveAsheville

                                      E. Tennessee

                                      4 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                      We waited 10 minutes before being spoken to let alone ordering drinks. We waited another 20 minutes for our drinks. We ordered a glass of bubbly and a cocktail. Our server was on the screen more than he was with his customer. We tabbed out after one.

                                    13. M

                                      Mimi

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food and drinks were great! Could install more heaters. Inside was too loud but outside was fine.

                                    14. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Cool spot. Would definitely go back.

                                    15. d

                                      dcapts

                                      New York Area

                                      53 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      53 reviews

                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                      Too pricey. Not worth the money. $7 for tiny roasted almonds buried under a heap of smoked paprika, wherein you only taste the granular paprika and not the almonds does not define tasty to me. Tons of much better restaurants and lounges one can go to in Manhattan instead.

                                    16. P

                                      Pete

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Although it was a rooftop. I was disappointed that it was not in the sun. It was on the shady side of the building. When I asked the wait staff they explained it never gets sunny. It was cold but at least they had heated lamps. Service was ok. Although I did not have food and just went for drinks. One of my beers was flat from the tap. I would probably not go back. The one thing I liked it was quiet for a first date.

                                    17. VM

                                      VincentM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our server was really nice . The space is gorgeous, feels like we were dining in someone’s living room

                                    18. Y

                                      Yanska

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Had a drink with a friend on the rooftop at night and it was wonderful. Heat lamps, blankets and some delicious sangria helped us unwind and get to know each other better. I loved it!

                                    19. M

                                      Mhumby123

                                      Washington DC

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      A beautiful experience even for a New Yorker

                                    20. JC

                                      JeffreyC

                                      Las Vegas

                                      24 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      24 reviews

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall3food5service1ambience5

                                      This was our second time at Castell. The drinks are great! The food was good! The ambiance… awesome! The service… unacceptable! Our table was completely ignored for the entire time we were there. Our server gave us the impression that we were wasting his time. We had to ask for our cheque THREE separate times before we actually got it. Too bad really. My advice… go somewhere else! At this price point, there are plenty of other places to go in NYC with the same sort of vibe.

                                    21. MC

                                      MitraC

                                      Richmond

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                      overall3food2service2ambience3

                                      It's not really possible to eat there, it's more for a happy hour. The view is good but not outstanding. The tables are small and the staff is fairly friendly but not that much...

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dallas

                                      9 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on April 14, 2022

                                      overall2food3service1ambience4

                                      The hostess was rude, we had reservations at 9p and got their around 8p so I asked if we could be seated early. The hostess made it sound like the place was busy so I waited 5 minutes and she sat us down with almost 3/4 of the place being empty. Them she made it clear that we had 90 minutes at the table and could be asked to leave. I wouldn’t have minded that if she sad that to all the guests that she seated but I didn’t hear with the ones around us. Needless to say that not only was I a guess of the hotel but ended up with a $300 bill which was really nothing for me and this is the attitude I got prior to my evening. Stay away they are rude and unprofessional.

                                    23. SG

                                      SandraG

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 12, 2022

                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                      The ambient was nice. The music was appropriate. The waitresses were attentive enough..

                                    24. f

                                      foodie555

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great experience for a team happy hour! Had great seating outside, great service! Would go back again in a heartbeat

                                    25. DM

                                      DanielM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The overall experience was incredible. I’d recommend Castell Rooftop Lounge to all of my friends and family.

                                    26. SZ

                                      SamanthaZ

                                      San Francisco

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Classy spot with great views, service and happy hour. Perfect place to meet up with friends and catch up!

                                    27. B

                                      Bere

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is a beautiful rooftop, the service was incredible and even when we couldn’t be outside because for the weather (rainy day) we had a blast! Actually we could be able to take pictures outside! This place has a beautiful view

                                    28. D

                                      julieD

                                      Philadelphia

                                      6 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                      overall3food2service3ambience5

                                      The views here are amazing, and the drinks are good too, but…the food was not that great and felt like it was missing something with all of the dishes we tried.

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      It was an amazing night! So memorable and our server was perfect! Loved him!!!

                                    30. A

                                      Asdfghj

                                      London

                                      5 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Lovely bar with great views and ambiance, especially for late evening.

                                    31. DH

                                      DavidH

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great atmosphere, staff, food and drinks - particularly great staff! Nice oasis in the middle of Times Square. We’ll be back!

                                    32. MC

                                      MatthewCV

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 14, 2022

                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                      Not the best place for an intimate experience. Music was loud and service just took too long.

                                    33. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Philadelphia

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                      overall3food5service3ambience5

                                      Food was amazing and so were the views, though the service was not the best and was very passive. The price per food value was extreme, barely receive any food for the price

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                      The server was extremely rude

                                    35. D

                                      Denvergirl

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Chicken swekers and ice cream were so awesome. Service was great!

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 14, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Both love it! It’s a small place that makes you feel more privacy

                                    37. PF

                                      PavelFynch

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      Trendy yet comfortable rooftop bar with nice views of midtown. The servers were polite and accommodating and the food and drinks were very good. The noise level was energetic.

                                    38. AK

                                      AimeeK

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      went before a show - wanted something away from times square - it was cold and snowing, but the balcony was still open to go out if we wanted. cocktails were amazing - staff was exceptional! what a gem 21st floor up!! we will be back!

                                    39. SC

                                      StuartC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent evening. Lovely food. Amazing staff. Thank you.

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Just took advantage of a beautiful Saturday in the city the food was amazing Dj soni was great with the mixes , the drinks were on point it’s a little pricey on the drinks if you don’t mind it won’t bother you . Great atmosphere can’t say enough well be back for spring !

                                    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 371 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                    Booked 105 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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