Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel
21 and Over
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Horrible service. We were seated outside. About 20 minutes after getting our drinks, we were told by our waiter that the manager needed us to move to accommodate a bigger party, even though we had a reservation
Delicious Pork Belly Bao and Sliders!
Don’t miss the mushroom on flat bread drizzled with truffle oil!
Loved the setting and the service was outstanding
Service was terrible, had to ask for a server after 20 minutes
Never got my drink.
We wanted a place to hang out and enjoy bar food and drinks for 2 hours before a performance at Lincoln Center. I was encouraged by the strict enforcement of vaccine mandates. The hostess was welcoming and cordial. We explained that we wanted to relax a good while and enjoy food and drink and were most welcome to do so. The cocktails are spectacular (especially the Empire Sunrise) and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2-hour stay.
Amazing!!! You guys hooked it up with the best birthday spot ever!!! Absolutely coming back thanks fam
The view is great (especially if you like towers and Lincoln Center), the small bites are delicious, but on this night the service was very slow (there was a private event in a portion of the Rooftop, so I don't know if some staff were relegated to work there exclusively).
Even as a native New Yorker, I was unaware of this hidden gem! Wonderful setting; tasty food, drinks served by a friendly staff…I’d go back.
Amazing great outside area - delicious food and drinks.
Excellent service. Drinks were well crafted and delicious. Apps were tasty. Nice views. Cool vibe and patrons. Will def go back.
grerat rooftop dining near lincoln center. small plates and drinks were nice before the curtain went up
Had a reservation, got there at 11:50, doorman says last call is at midnight and refuses to allow entry. Literal business hours listed on their website say:
MON - WED 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
THU & FRI 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SAT 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
SUN 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
We showed up on a Thursday night.
It was not even packed and the service took a long time, however, the view, music, and general vibe was amazing
would have liked to be on the top level but outside main level was very pleasant
It was a cool, beautiful, relatively quiet rooftop with delicious drinks
It was a good time. Very chill in the afternoon. Highly recommend.
Gorgeous views, paired with delicious food and drinks. Originally we were seated outside but was too hot and the hostess accommodated us with a table inside with just as amazing views. We will definitely be back for the next time we attend the ballet, which is right across the street.
Jose our server was amazing but everyone in our party felt very sick after we all got home and my husband said he will never go back I’m so sad!
Realt nice ambiance for drinks and good conversation.
Beautiful view, very busy so get your orders in with staff as you can.
Awesome rooftop in a hidden location that you would not expect. Great views, music, appetizers & cocktails. Very relaxing.
It should be a good idea to fix the two letters that are fused from the main empire sign. It is an important selling Point and advertised on people’s social media for not to be in good condition.
But overall it was good. We went on a Monday, so it was not that busy but I liked the drinks and food.
May be my expections were high given the location and name of the place but I was shocked to see how poorly run it is. I went there for my girlfriend’s birthday and I asked a candle with a cake to come after our meal on my reservation page, they didn’t see it, I asked them if they could arrange it when I got there in person, they didn’t seem happy about my request but they agreed. But then after our meal nothing came. Waited and waited and finally went up to the girl controlling the reservation and asked here if she was able to arrange my request. She basically said we forgot and to my surprise had the audacity to ask the me “do you still want it?” I was shocked. I was expecting at least a “I’m so sorry let me check” but that was a slap on my face.
Long story short the service is bad. At least when I was there. And for a place like that, not acceptable.
The food is delicious and healthy. The waitress are really kind. We love the view, music and place. Perfect Birthday
Visit from out of state guests/birthdays was very good. It felt good to be outdoors, staff was attentive and friendly, food was very good and the drinks were actually perfect and festive. Easy to get to for us.
Food was great; however, the service was just okay. They must assign more professional & friendly staff for guests.
As always , the Empire Rooftop was terrific!! Friendly , welcoming staff : great ambience and excellent cocktails and appetizers ! We are regulars and always have a great time!!
Have been many times and will continue to come back. One of the best rooftops in NYC!
They already were asking vaccine cards which sucks and the server was not very attentive but the food and drinks were good and standard for nyc spots. It’s a very cute spot. Some of the lights were out in the sign lol but no biggie
Very relaxing place with a beautiful view! Perfect for after work drinks with colleagues or friends!
Loved this rooftop. Beautiful views of the city and a really great atmosphere. Not too loud and the food was great and the drinks were too!
Such a great patio all around!
We always have a great time at the Empire Rooftop Bar !
Elpidio and his staff are the best !
Beautiful rooftop setting with very attentive and friendly employees. Appetizers and drinks delicious
The perfect birthday evening! Views were awesome, service was 5 star, food & cocktails were incredible.
Amazing cocktails and terrific service. Fun vibe. Good music. My only complaint is the plastic straws - wish they would nix these for an environmentally-friendly substitute or skim 'em altogether. We requested our cocktails sans straws and they were delightful.
There was a very long hair in my food, so we had to send it back. GROSS! Also, the women’s bathroom was disgusting. It’s a shame I would have given this place higher ratings but I can’t because of those issues.
Lovely staff, friendly and jot rushed. Quiet enough to talk. Private enough to feel safe with Covid. Accommodating when we asked to be seated outside when the reservation was for inside.
Perfect for a fun night out. The weather was perfect and we sat on the rooftop. Fun drinks and yummy apps. Enjoy.
Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.
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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.