Elsie Rooftop

3.5
22 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. Elsie Rooftop is open Monday – Saturday at 4 pm Reservations are recommended but not required. If there are no tables available to reserve, we encourage you to stop by and enjoy our communal bar area. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 212.764.1090.

Kitchen hours:

Monday - Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday - Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am


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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Open on Cinco de Mayo - Food and Drinks with Views. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 212.764.1090.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Open on Mother's Day - Food and Drinks with Views. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 212.764.1090.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Open on Father's Day - Food and Drinks with Views. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 212.764.1090.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Mon - Wed 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 4:00PM - 11:45PM

What 22 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

On the app it sat kitchen closes at 12, when we got there at 11:30, for our 11:45 reservation:kitchen had already been closed at 10 PM.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was very poor. There is no hostess or staff to greet and help manage reservations, so people walk-in and sit without a reservation. They had no food either from the menu avaliable Saturday afternoon.

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M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never got to eat at this restaurant. There was a private party that took over the space, the only place available to my dinner partner who was a client was a spot in the back, which was dark and awful. It was so noisy and ruckus we had to leave. The name sake of this awful cube on top of a building in Times Square would not like her name being used for possibly one of the worse restaurants I have been in in a long time.

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DV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

As a VIP, I was shocked how I was treated. I made a reservation for specifically to eat outdoors. The reservation was accepted. My daughter was home from college and it was a perfect spring day in New York City. When we arrived, we checked in downstairs with our reservation. I5 was confirmed that it was outdoor seating. When we reached the rooftop, the manager indicated that the restaurant was closed for private parties, and if we wanted to stay it would be standing room only. After much discussion, he put out in a corner in a back room, which was so inappropriate. I still tipped the waitress the appropriate amount as it was not her fault, but this was a horrible experience. If I could have, I would walked out, but open table’s policy of not being able to cancel a reward reservation, is what prevented me from doing so. Open Table, please cheange that policy. It took me so long to earn this reward, it should be a positive one.

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CB
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Very pretty setting / venue. Staff very friendly & helpful. Drinks very pricey but nice to spend time sitting & sipping & looking out at the skyscrapers.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

When we arrived that welcomed us sat us down and gave us a menu that held both food and drinks. We chose our food and drinks and then the server told us that there was NO FOOD TONIGHT because the chef was not there! They could have told us that when we arrived! Then we got one cocktail and one coca cola before finding another restaurant. Those 2 drinks cost $25!!! Come on!!

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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good for a group of peoples to party

Elsie Rooftop
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

They were decent but could have done better with customer service

Elsie Rooftop
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we will do our best to improve our services!

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1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved it! And highly recommend it

Elsie Rooftop
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for your positive review!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great after work spot. Drinks were amazing. Only one bartender and it was pretty busy but overall good, laid back, chill vibe. Will be going back!

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N
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful, fun rooftop bar in the neighborhood. A nice place to go with the flow.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I had a reservation and I wanted to enjoy drink and smalls bites of food. I was seated, ordered drinks and then after asking to put in my food order i was then told the kitchen was closed due to a party. Unacceptable. I should have been made aware that there would be no food before being seated and ordering drinks. I didn't like how my reservation was handled. The waitress/hostess I will say was very nice, but then we were made aware that she quit because of poor treatment -- definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. This is my second time being here and not having a good experience. Will not be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The seating in the bar area was pretty clustered, tight, and hard to get around. Monday night Jazz singer was so good, will come back just for her.

Elsie Rooftop
Responded on January 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take every review in consideration in order to improve on our services!

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MO
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

NICE, FRIENDLY and a great happening bar/lounge place.....chill for hanging out....surprisingly above average food, but the lighting is too dark for eating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We ended up leaving. Sat for 20 mins without ever being approached by a server, and there were only two other tables seated so there was no excuse. A busser brought us waters but that was it, we weren’t even given menus. The only person in the restaurant who greeted us was the bartender. So if you plan to go, I would recommend sitting at the bar for service. Aesthetic was pleasing, but it wasnt worth it for us. I can’t imagine what it would have been like if it were busy, but for 7pm reservation on a Saturday night, to only have 3 parties in the restaurant says enough about the place.

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LF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The place is beautiful, views outstanding. However service is snotty and a joke. The minute we walked in we were forced to turn our coats into coat check because we were told it was manditaory since yesterday. Seriously rediculous. Then when we went upstairs, plenty of people had there coats. We felt this was just another ploy to nickel and dime the customer. Also the prices are outrageous considering the service is terrble. had to chase ther server for plates and utensils and water. Would I go again? Maybe if they improve the service and hire more help. Food was pretty good. Prices were rediculously inflated.

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l
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was fair in this busy night, food mediocre. Come essentially for the view.

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HC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, drinks and views!!! Definitely will be regulars.

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LT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food does not match the vibe. Expensive for the quality received.

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EW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

The drinks are a bit overpriced at $18. And one of our drinks was served with a long piece of hair in it. We told our server and she replaced the drink. But no manager came to apologize to us nor did they comp us anything. 2 drinks and 1 appetizer cost us $70. We stayed less than an hour.

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SB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place
The cocktails list is inventive and they taste great
The food menu is somehow limited but all we had tasted very good
The staff was very friendly
The clientele was very varied

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