Elsie Rooftop

3.9
478 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 478 people are saying
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3.7
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4.1
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vipTheCrumb
Denver
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disinterested wait staff makes this bar a “never return” for me. Wine was splashed as the glasses were placed on our table, and no apology or even acknowledgment was offered by our server. We had to walk to the bar on our own to get napkins to clean off the table and the bases of our glasses. Same disinterest shown throughout our stay, so we left without ordering a second round. Views were not as good as any number of other bars nearby, so next time we’ll choose elsewhere to spend our money and our evening.

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JenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our server was wonderful!! But someone kept raising the music volume to the point we could not hear one another speak

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

La señora que nos servía estaba como en otro mundo muy mal servicio. Muy lindo el lugar.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and drinks were good. Our server was very quick and meh. Ambiance was pretty for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was ok. The dj was all over the place the music was just not mixed good, the drinks were overpriced, but the service was nice.

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Georgia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Weak cocktails and they overbook reservations so you don’t actually have a table when you arrive

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MariangelaB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

la atencion estuvo bien lo que no me gusto fue la comida estaba fria y los tragos no me parecieron espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Setting and music was nice but service was relatively poor. We waited over 15 minutes at our table and had to approach a waiter to eventually place an order. Was expecting better service given the prices.

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EliotK
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

When we made the reservation it was for dinner…but because there was a private party taking place they sat us near the bar and we got a menu that was a bar menu…I ended up with a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner and my wife got Nachos…the waitress was distracted and slow.
Pizza was soggy ..
All in all the worst place ever recommended by Open Table . The worst place I had ever been for dinner.

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jane
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Terrible service - server was very patronizing and impatient with us, took our drink orders but walked away without asking about food order; took a long time to get their attention for anything (it was not that busy); no one said anything when we walked out even though server was looking in our direction and host was standing right by the door

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Is unacceptable that I made a reservation and after we get there no table, and wait 30 for a table as the welcome ladies said, nothing happened. Really bad service

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LamaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, me and my friend planned to go there last minute on a weekend. And they did not disappoint!! Everyone was helpful and showing good vibes.

The food was amazing too

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cute and convenient spot

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Matt1982
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Drinks were great! Atmosphere was trendy. Food was bland and overpriced. Service was subpar we told our server that we had a tight timeframe as we were seeing a show. We put our food order w/drinks but took 30min for food to come out (chicken skewers and flatbread).... We had to shove food so fast and paid as soon as our food arrived. No apology for the slow service, just a "thanks for coming". We'll hit up again for cocktails pre-dinner or pre-party.

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vipAmalfriA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The places is wonderful I love it !
The waitress won’t it that friendly. And no even attempt with us we have to call her when we need more service ..
not even a bad person but not friendly at all .
Overall the drinks was so good and the view and the place vibe Amazing .. definitely going back

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Vidya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great rooftop to celebrate my birthday. The group arrived in parts and the second set of people to arrive had a little bit of a hard time downstairs. Had to wait a while for a table but glad to get one in the back section which had much more space. Drinks and ambiance were nice!

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vipGatsby
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Only had drinks - which were overpriced and not good. The service was mediocre at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous location with epic vibes and views!

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Akiko
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

They did not inform us that they had a $500 minimum charge at the time of reservation. We showed up for our reservation and at first was told we just needed to spend 1 bottle of wine for $90 and another hostess told us it was a minimum of $500. This is the first time this happened and I wish we were told beforehand so we didn’t waste our time especially since we were out for the first time in NYC with our friends from out of town.

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TheresaY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere….. great place in the center of the city. Drinks and food were great….

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nos levantamos y nos fuimos. No era lo que esperábamos

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Half of the menu wasn’t available. The staff was rude—overpriced drinks. For a rooftop bar, the “view” was average.

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MatanalaiB
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

As a traveler from Thailand and first time visit to New York, it’s a little disappointing. Our booking did not mention an indoor more outdoor seating but we were escort directly to the indoor seating without any queries.

Food was not fulfilling and taste blend, if you are just here to mingle and be seen, maybe it’s a place with outdoor seating but definitely not for me because we were very hungry and expected more.

LT
LindseyT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a res for 8, got an email saying now 830- arrived at 825 and were Dudley turned away saying they did not have the space for us. As we walked multiple blocks and left another establishment that was excited to serve us, a phone call at least 30 minutes before would have made a big difference. The hostess was overwhelmed, but dismissive which is not a good look either- Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance both inside and outside! Get the grilled cheese and their signature Elsie cocktail.

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SueP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The drinks were good and the truffle grilled cheese was amazing!

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Ramya
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tastefully appointed rooftop bar. Wonderful ambience, good cocktails and quick bites! Would highly recommend this place for group of people or couples!

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AmeliaB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything is top BUT the drinks... they are poorly prepared with a lot of sugar and little to zero alcohol in them. I was disappointed with that but the service and energy are great.

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Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Feels chic and exclusive. Drinks, tapas, and service were all good.

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

Loved Elsie! They really take care of regulars and newcomers alike. The manager, Jackie, came to our table a couple of times throughout the night to check on us and was just really awesome and attentive, as was our waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks with the girls on such a loving evening in NYC. Fun atmosphere and yummy cocktails with good noms. We're coming back!

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Yamkan
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

They didn’t have fries even though it’s on their menu. We ordered a Bianca pizza which was pretty bleh. Their food options need some revamping.

CL
vipCityLinda
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, beautiful views, delish cocktails!

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micaelam
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation choosing a nice table and you gave me the ugliest one, my mom is visiting from Argentina and I was ashamed of took her to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation at 7:30PM for my thirtieth birthday. They kicked me out at 9PM for a private event that the did not tell me about earlier. The spoons were dirty and they were rude to my friends me I.

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vipCatherineB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Snacks apps and drinks ~ great space

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Gitzi
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lindo sitio aunque la vista no es tan espectacular

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LivG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had an awful experience here. I booked a reservation to take my friend and the rest of our group here for her birthday and when we arrived at our scheduled reservation time, 10pm, we were told the restaurant had closed at 9:30 and it appears our reservation was changed only two hours before while we were in a show.

Luckily the security guy was very nice and gave us a recommendation for another place in the area to go but I was very disappointed in our experience and don't plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and manager! Very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!

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vipCindy
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was good the service was good but we were disappointed with the ambience for being a rooftop bar

FAQs

Elsie Rooftop is rated 3.9 stars by 478 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.