Castell Rooftop Lounge

4.5
302 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.

In accordance with the NYC mandate, and for the safety and well-being of our team members and guests, proof of vaccination will be required for dine in service, effective Monday, August 30, 2021. Please bring proof of vaccination with at least one dose (CDC card, NY Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or official vaccine record) and a valid photo ID. If you are unable to provide proof of your vaccination status you are welcome to place an order to go.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
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What 302 people are saying
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LizM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for post-show cocktails, ambience and service were great

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AmyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Drinks were a little pricey but food was reasonable. Great atmosphere and view. Would go again.

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There’s a lot of positives, but service was lacking the night we were there.

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JeffreyC
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful rooftop patio with nice view of the skyline. Reasonable “happy hour” menu. Excellent place for drinks before a dinner or a show!

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DavidC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice looking, modern lounge with great views. Food is mostly tapas, and what we had was good.

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AliS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Checkout (foodreview_nyc) on Instagram………………….!!!!!!

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AlaneB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, cool vibe. Pricey drinks.Would recommend.

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vipJenniferS
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trey is the best! Wonderful roof top bar and vibe

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BrianP
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Roof top view on the 21st floor of midtown NYC Great food the beer sliders and salmon frat bread are very good.

Service was great, they cover as a team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really cold outside

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance with great views and drinks! Highly recommend!

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vipHuskerFrog
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and atmosphere were A+ and so was our server. The food was really, really good and it was fun to have bites of a variety of dishes. We ate here before a Broadway show. Be sure to make a reservation!

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JenniferB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (the flatbreads are amazing!), a great vibe and incredible views. You cannot go wrong with Castell’s!

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Imari
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Restaurant is cute and cozy. Our server did not want to be at work that night because he barely said two words and we had to keep flagging him down.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time! Great spot. Beautiful view and they followed all of the protocols during Covid. The food and drinks were delicious too!

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vipErinF
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Good location. Drinks were pretty good. The food was terrible. When we arrived the hostess made a point to let us know we had 1.5 hours and then we would have to leave. The timeline was not a problem as it was before a concert but it was odd to state that… really if we were continuing to spend money on drinks etc you’d kick us out? Would not go back based on that comment and the bad food.

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Openmindedfoodiecritic
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This rooftop is beautiful but very, very expensive. These small dishes are not worth the price you pay. I would have expected at least a bit more food for these prices. The drinks are good. It is best to split the money with a friend but other than that love the comfy and comfortable atmosphere.

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AnelC
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

No disappointed. The view was amazing, even on a rainy smoggy night. Staff was super helpful and nice. Food was really good, we had the prosciutto with cheese platter, empanadas, chicken skewers, meat bites and a salad. The cocktails good as-well but the sangria, that was delicious. Definitely be back when visiting NY

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Etoile
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a casual dinner for 4, and the flatbreads and small plate options were perfect. The drinks were all amazing, and the Hot Toddy was definitely needed once the sun went down and it started to get chilly. The two in the party who weren't drinking loved the non-alcoholic cocktail, and I hope they keep these on the menu and consider adding more! Also perfect walking distance if you're going to see a Broadway show afterward.

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CAROLINA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great place to have some cocktails between Manhattan skyscrapers!

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Marta
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It's a lovely place, pretty swank, with great views (even from inside), excellent cocktails and some yummy dishes, tho the bread in the flatbread was basically a glorified pita, and was cold to boot (ideal flatbread, especially for that price: it should be like pizza dough, not pita; the outer layer of the bread should be crispy and warm, regardless of the toppings.) The servers and hosts are very nice and polite, etc. - I just think they were a bit absent and a bit slow, and I had to come get the server after noticing her being away for a while. The back corner where we were was not ideally set up for 6 people to really talk to each other well unless we placed extra chairs there to form more of a circle. Also, there are no heat lamps in that area, so it got kinda chilly after sitting there past an hour's time, even tho it wasn't that cold outside. (Surely there's a way to put one or two, if you're going to seat people there?)

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice break away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The entire staff is an absolute pleasure to deal with - everyone was friendly and demonstrated a positive disposition. This was my second visit and I got to explore more delicious food and drinks. An overall great experience and fantastic views!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My Birthday celebration with Friends.

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AriannaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely in love! Would come back
Great ambiance

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SueP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we totally enjoyed ourselves. The dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives was the best I have ever had!

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jmol
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Beautiful views. Fireplace indoor is sooo cozy if it's cold outside. No cancellation fees. Reservation policy is very flexible, it's okay if entire party is not there or if moderate change in party size. Drinks and food are delicious, a bit expensive but that is expected. Staff are incredibly kind and hospitable, they even called me to ask if I wanted an earlier reservation time because they wanted us to have more time before they closed. Recommend 110%!!!!!!!

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vipTonyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Drinks were incredible. Food was fine. Beautiful atmosphere.

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Awesome
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was slow, but the manager came out to apologize and discounted our check.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful and tranquil environment with great drinks abs excellent city views

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a clutch spot for after dinner drinks. With a perfect night's cape over the city, drinks were delicious and creative and the staff was pleasant and offered great recommendations. With lots of rooftop bars to choose from I am so glad we ended up at Castells!!

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vipDavidDR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd visit to Castell. It's a cool spot. The space is beautiful. The staff is friendly. The craft cocktails are interesting (note: not cheap, but very good.)

The menu is more light bites, not elaborate variety - but all tasty and well-prepared. It's nice to have a sophisticated place like this in mid-town. It's not overly crazy like a club scene. Just a very comfortable place to gather with friends or coworkers. We had the sofa area in front of the fire place inside, and it was very nice. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Staff was very attentive. Best Manhattan I’ve ever had.

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LuciaR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice
The meat and cheese option was great and wonderful wine by the glass

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

This was the most rude waitress I’ve ever had. Don’t know what her problem was but she was rude from the very start to me and my girlfriends for no reason.

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AbdurR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was fantastic and was very accommodating. The vibe was perfect and great views.

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JenniferB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The rooftop is a great place to grab a drink and quick meal and escape from the fast paced streets below. The squash flatbread and potatoes were AMAZING. The empinadas were not. The service was slow but we nenjoyed ourselves nonetheless!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as well as the ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I’ve been to Castell before for drinks and love the ambiance. It gives off an upscale vibe. The drinks are great, the service is great, you don’t feel like the tables are on top of each other. Love the flow from inside to outside. My one qualm is the food. The portions are way too small. I know they are supposed to be snacks but the hummus came in one of those cups for ketchup. Great for drinks but definitely will be eating before next time.

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Sophyntastic
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food, ambience, and music is awesome. Service was good, but had to ask for water which is a pet-peeve for me personally - the PM shift did better replenishing water. Also, the outdoor cushion seating area was a bit dirty, and could see stains and crumbs through the seams - perhaps from the previous reservation. We ordered several plates, but due to the small table - we had to put plates on the chair - I recommend servers asking if we want all the orders placed or if we want them as soon as there's table clearance. Appetizers & Entrees should not come at the same time (unless requested). Overall the space was awesome, would definitely come back.

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MitchellB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

So fun! Really enjoyed the mocktails and cocktails, and the food was fun!

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Castell Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 302 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.