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Elsie Rooftop, New York, NY

Elsie Rooftop

3.9
3.9
568 Reviews
$50 and over
American

Welcome to Elsie Rooftop

Elsie de Wolfe created the first penthouse in the 20’s. Also known as Lady Mendl, Elsie was an American actress, interior decorator, and author of the influential novel The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, Paris, and London society. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 646 834 2291


Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 9:30 pm

Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 9:30 pm

Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kitchen open until 9:00 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Booked 25 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 834-2291

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Snell

  • Catering

    For private events and seated dinners please contact us directly at events@elsierooftop.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Elsie Rooftop can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 389-9859

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    39th Street / Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    At the heart of Time Square, with connecting trains M,D,F,N,Q,R, 1,2 and 3.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 568 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. MD

    MartinD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Poor drinks - too sweet. They didn't have the ingredients for the first drink that I ordered.

  2. A

    Audp54

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    We made a Rez for brunch @2 was supposed to have live music ! Music didn’t start till 4 just when we had to leave was very disappointed came for the live music brunch that never happened

  3. SN

    ShanidaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    This is not a proper restaurant. It’s more a bar with bar food. Staff were bordering on rude despite us being the only ones there. Cannot recommend despite good location.

  4. R

    Rrrb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Place was nicely setup and easy to find. Service was very rushed though. We had a reservation for 10, and barely got there, ordered the food and drinks and were told that kitchen was closing and they were calling for last call at 1030. Surprising though as they were still accepting reservations for 11 pm. Server didn’t provide any recommendations on drinks, and the bus boys cleared out plates without asking us if we were finished. We felt rushed and decided to leave after just one drink each (which weren’t the greatest I must add). Was our first rooftop experience in NYC and we think it could have been better.

  5. LS

    LaurieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The music was way too loud to enjoy anything. We wanted to sit on the roof top and they weren’t seating certain areas despot it not being busy and it wasn’t raining for the first time in days. Not our favorite sport. The music alone on a Sunday night was way too noisy and energetic. Would have liked a quiet option.

  6. CC

    CCnyc

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We had a gilt city voucher for brunch, unfortunately they couldn’t fulfill the complete purchase of the voucher because there were several private parties reserved - but we still opted to stay. Most of The scenic seating was reserved, we were seated in front of an exit door, which the staff used to crossover to the other dining area. Our server didn’t have much of a personality and seemed preoccupied, actually most of the staff was stoic. The red sangria was good, but I wouldn’t say delicious; included was also a tapas platter - the food could have been served hotter, the grilled cheese wedges were tasty, the pizza bites tasted like the frozen store bought and were cold, sliders were fair and mini vegetable rolls were tasty and crunchy but fair. Disappointing…

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Loved it the Moroccan belly dancers were good ! Plan to be back soon

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It’s was a good time at Elsie .

  9. N

    Nyorker

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Terrible service. No one is friendly there. Including the host downstairs is very rude. Booked it a week before but the seat we got was the worst.

  10. BW

    BekahW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    The food was outstanding, and was delicious to the last drop. The service, however, was very poor and we were left alone for more than 30 minutes and our waitress left. Then they couldn't find my tab and it took more than 15 minutes to find.

  11. E

    Eddy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Was disappointed with our visit. The service was bad, drinks were watered down as they were served late ... might have been some problem but was not communicated and would have appreciated if they had made fresh drinks and not served us drinks that were kept for 20 minutes.

  12. CS

    CatherineS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Not a good experience. Wait staff was stoned and customers rude and obnoxious. Very seedy.

  13. DS

    DanielS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great vibes

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible place if a private party has most of it reserved. We were seated outside and the server charged us for casamigos tequila and we were given well. I don’t mind but when asking she lied to my face and stated “we only have patron, casamigos, and 1942. We don’t serve any well or anything else.” And charged me for the $21 ea shots when they were clearly cheap tequila. Walked into the [Full] bar after confronting her and the bar tender said they have well and plenty of others. Not worth the time or stuck up attitude from these servers. Pictures make it look better than expectation. Go to Skylark instead

  15. CA

    CaseyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elsie was a great spot for a quicker, but nicer, small dinner/drinks before a show! The aesthetic is gorgeous and it made me feel very fancy.

  16. EM

    EnricoM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Cocktails no speacial at all, but the atmosphere is nice

  17. YM

    YanelaM

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was slow.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience from the front door. Eric was a great host!

  19. JA

    JuliseA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The foo was pretty bland and the service was not all that great. The seating is nice and there was live music so that was good.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Not recommend to go there

  21. G

    Guest

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Would not come back. Very meh place and would only recommend if you are coming with a large group. First, the hostess could not find our reservation despite us saying and spelling the name repeatedly. When she showed us her computer screen, it was the second name on the list. To be fair, we were 20 minutes late which I do take responsibility for. Second, they seated our party and then 20 minutes later said there was a private party coming so moved us to another table. The drinks were $19 per cocktail and were pretty bad. The penicillin tasted like melted ice water and I don't think there was alcohol or anything else in it like honey or lemon. There weren't really any "rooftop" views despite it being a rooftop bar. The music was decent though and again probably good for a large group trying to go to a lounge. However, there are much better places to go to in NYC for small groups looking for a chill rooftop vibe.

  22. SF

    SashaF

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Food is mediocre. Dessert was nice. Music was nice.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    No food and rude server. Nice place.

  24. N

    Noneya

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Do not book a reservation here. Booked a Rez for 2 @ 7pm. Arrived @ 7:05. They had pushed my Rez back 90 minutes without telling me or my guest!!! Bad business.

  25. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant didn’t hold the reservation. They turned me away in the lobby and told everyone else on line that the reservation was no longer valid and try later. Extremely unprofessional.

  26. AR

    AlejandraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    loved spending my bday here!! Great view, ambience, cocktails…

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went there on a Saturday evening to celebrate one of our friends bachelorette. We had a great time. Our service was excellent. The drinks were very strong and the food very tasty. We had the white pizza, the guacamole and the pita and hummus. Everything was fresh and very tasty. We had a table reservation for 8 and we celebrated and danced until past midnight. The dj was great as well. Super fun and I’d go back any time. Not crowded to the point where you cannot dance.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We went to Elsie for my friend’s birthday celebration and we felt that the staff while friendly, were all spread thin across tables and we had to wait more than the normal / average amount of time to get things like plates, a nice drink because ours were dirty with lipstick prints, etc.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    the receptionist was null so as the food service. long wait just to have a flat bread margarita. it's not worth of my value of money🥲

  30. KF

    KarenF

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Nice atmosphere and pretty views of the city.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Nice enough place but underwhelmed by the cocktails. Service could definitely improve.

  32. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very obvious that every team member is in a collaborative effort to make the guest experience exceptional! Love this place so much! Brian

  33. J

    Jonathan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Food was great Main rooftop area was closed due to private event and no live music as advertised (was there from 2 to 3:30pm)

  34. C

    Cocktail

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Overly pricey for cocktails. The ambiance isn't spectacular considering its a "rooftop." It's all indoors and one tiny area that is outdoor. DJ was good.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Terrible host service, reservation wasn’t honored

  36. K

    Kenny

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    The service was good, disappointed that the kitchen was closed. A lively place

  37. RS

    RajulS

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I forget my phone and trying to contact them continuously but nobody answering properly and didn’t responded well I have to file complaint against the service and Phone

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibes and drinks! Our waiter was also the best!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Had an okay experience got seated outside where they didn’t have any heaters and had a waiter that basically didn’t care abt us. So 3.5/5 would’ve been better if we had better service. Food and drinks were a 4.5/5 recommend the burgers.

  40. ML

    MacyL

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Arrived to a lovely greeting but then didn’t get served for 40 minutes even though it wasn’t even busy. Very disappointing and ended up just leaving

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Elsie Rooftop is rated 3.9 stars by 568 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Elsie Rooftop

1412 Broadway New York, NY 10018

Additional information

  • Cross street

    39th Street / Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    At the heart of Time Square, with connecting trains M,D,F,N,Q,R, 1,2 and 3.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Snell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 834-2291

  • Catering

    For private events and seated dinners please contact us directly at events@elsierooftop.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Elsie Rooftop can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 389-9859

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