Elsie Rooftop

3.8
424 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 11:00 pm

Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 11:00 pm

Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Kitchen open until 11:00 pm

Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Kitchen open until 11:00pm

Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 10:00 pm

Closed Monday
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 424 people are saying
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3.6
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4.1
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3.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Sliders are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesca was amazing throughout the whole experience. Took our orders as soon as we sat down and never sat with an empty glass throughout our night. I 10/10 recommend elsie rooftop!

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PriyankaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

service and ambiance was great! only a limited amount of food options which weren’t soo great for the price.

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AnnaO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I would not go back to this spot. The service was really poor. The staff have no class. For the price you pay you deserve more. We had to change our spot because it was not convenient. We ordered food and part our food dis not come out. We asked about it and were told they ran out but never told us. We tried ordering more food in that case and were told the kitchen was closed already.

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AlexP
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Drinks a bit overpriced. Service was lacking. Still a cute place to bring friends!

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JenN
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food is average but very expensive. Drinks are New York City price but not that great. Cocktails are very watery.

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GenesisN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

It was good, but the server rushed us to leave, not sure why, but one of us didn’t get to finished their drink. Food came out really fast but we were told that it was the last call to order things cause they were closing and we left at 9:30 and people were coming up for their reservation, we were lied to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and the manager, Jackie!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambiance at Elsie Rooftop is awesome. A bit loud, but what else can you expect from a rooftop in NYC. The service was incredibly sluggish. Numerous times we had to request the status of certain items through multiple wait staff and even then we didn't receive any sort of communication back other than "let me check on that for you". For example, it should not take 20 minutes to get 2 glasses of tap water. Overall, 3/5. Definitely a good vibe, and would revisit albeit at an earlier time in the day, but a lot left to be desired. There are much better rooftop options in NYC that have much better value

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

When we arrived with our reservation they were overbooked , we didn’t have a table

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The place is nice, very attentive hostess but the food wasn’t so good. Wife ordered chicken skewers and pieces of the chicken were raw.

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bellas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

was good but expensive. would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My roommate and I were visiting from out of town and saw this place on Yelp. Jacky and Leo made our experience AMAZING. Leo made top notch drinks and Jacky was VERY accommodating and welcoming. The view at sunset was stunning. The food and drinks we ordered were all delicious. I will be sending all my friends to this rooftop, no questions asked!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, but the atmosphere is the real reason to come here.

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WILLYM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides i get there sooking wet, i choose a no good day with the storm.🙄I have a nice time, food its graet i try mini slider, tasty , awsome view from 25th Fl. I like it a alot. The espace and the seats really confortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and drinks!

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Jackson
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Out with some friends for drink

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Luv2dine
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff doesn’t wear masks, drinks were just okay, and although the AC felt nice, I was hoping for a true outdoor rooftop as a Covid precaution and on this night all the windows were closed to keep the cold air in. The DJ was great and staff were nice.

Won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall - it was good. The food was mediocre, but we were there for the experience and the cocktails. My drinks were all very good.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar server NIECA is the best. She made the experience on that empty rooftop bar a paradise, and i will always come back to that bar for more drinks made by her :)

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riccardof
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Same vibes at 230 rooftop, very touristy. Cocktail aren’t great

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Shreya
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was amazing! Thank you for being a lovely host, Jackie! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I would absolutely give it 5 stars but the service was bad. Real bad. Food, drinks, vibe was awesome but service was horrible.

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Apurplepotato
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We went to Elsie for a friend's birthday and were initially given a table indoors. We requested to be seated outdoors if possible. We were accommodated at a table outdoors with the disclaimer that we would have to move at 8 pm because of a private event and that we could have our indoor table at that point if it was still unoccupied. 10 minutes later, another staff member came over to warn us again that we had to move at 8. By 7:25 pm, we got our food and drinks. At 7:40 pm we are already being asked to move indoors, and when we said that we were initially told to move at 8, they gave us an extra 5 minutes and booted us out at 7:45. The staff was very preoccupied with the private event and didn't bother to take the time to seat us indoors stating that all the tables were taken when the indoor table we were initially given was still empty. Really poor service, extremely noisy and loud, overall a poor experience! Won't be back.

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vipKaliH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was decent. Drinks were good but a little generic for the price. I can’t complain too much for mid-Manhattan in terms of pricing, but I also don’t think this place will make it too long. There just was not anything unique about the venue. You can find better NYC experiences… even in midtown.

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DeneshiaB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie was an amazing and the life of the party. She definitely made it a great night for two flight attendants visiting

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give 0 stars I would. We sat for an hour and never saw a waiter. Only received water. Had to ask the hostess when we would be served and still no one. Waitress finally showed as we were leaving and walked away when we said we were not eating there anymore. Did not apologize. Just said “ok” and left. Would never eat here or recommend.

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Kirsten
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

The view is great and the decor, ambiance, and vibe are upscale and mature. Not too "scene-y" and not overly loud, but still fun (I was concerned it would be cheesy and tourist trap-y due to being right by TSQ). The drinks are overpriced and just ok, but the food was surprisingly better than expected and reasonably priced. The tab for 6 of us was way less than anticipated. The only issue we had was the server - she was rude (more than one person in our party noticed) and we weren't causing any trouble - we were just there to drink and eat and enjoy ourselves (weren't being rowdy, weren't taking thousands of photos, were being kind and respectful). But she really seemed bothered to just be there. Put a small dampener on the night, but I'd consider that a fluke and would otherwise would recommend.

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Nanou
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

An enclosed rooftop ?
The music was so loud I could not hear myself !!!
What food are we talking about ? No menus and a QR sticker on the table ?
Then I was asked to leave my credit card to run a tab ???
We each had one drink and left so I did not loose 50 dollars !

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Lori
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

The ambience, food and drinks were wonderful! The service was poor, but overall good experience.

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Shima
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. I wish they had more finger food options on the menu that include seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good service , but limited food options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The outdoor space on the roof is tiny, the music inside was blasting so loud at 7pm you could barely hear yourself think. Then decor of the room is outdated and the servicr while ok... Doesn't make up for the overpriced drinks. Try and walk in at Moxy hotel instead

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time at Elsie Rooftop. The hostess Jackie was unbelievable. She made us feel very comfortable and checked on us often. The level of service was great! We had a great birthday celebration thanks for the outstanding staff at Elsie! Thank you!

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SanjaJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and stylish, great food and excellent service !

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UrsulaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Is good , food , good , drinks soooo goooddddddddd

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was very rude, drinks and food was decent.

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AngelaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Had a VIP friend in town. Was embarrassed by the way they treated us, gave us the worst table when I made a reservation in advance for an outdoor table! The food was awful. The chips with our guacamole were stale. I asked the server for new Chips and she said “that’s just the way they are here / they’re in a a bag and new chips will be stale as well”. I said - “are you joking?” We then tried the margarita flatbread and it was served cold. The Frosé was decent, but I will NEVER recommend this place to anyone!! I was expecting a classy rooftop and it was a joke’

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Dria
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Organizations seemed poor.
The food options are very limited.
The sever forgot to write our order down and and had to go back to take it after about 10 mins of us waiting for it. Very disappointed, this rooftop experience was so not what I saw on Instagram posts.

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Elsie Rooftop is rated 3.8 stars by 424 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.