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Empire Rooftop - Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel, New York, NY

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

4.4
4.4
548 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

The Empire Rooftop is situated on the 12th Floor of The Empire Hotel overlooking Lincoln Center. Complete with East and West Terraces, the lounge has two bars, a working fireplace, and a retractable roof on the West Terrace.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–11:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Private Dining: We are available for Private Events for up to 250 Guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Rooftop Lounge: Ideal for Corporate and Social Events such as Holiday Parties, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and Summer Outings.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 445-8420

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    63rd and Broadway

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Lincoln Center - 1 Train

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 548 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JL

    JeremyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Service was slow given that it was not packed. At one stage it looked they had only one server servicing the entire indoor area.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks ❤️

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    The staff were extremely rude and the drinks were not good at all.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch

  5. a

    anon

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Service was very hard to come by - servers would check on tables around us but not us on their way to/from. Added about 45 minutes to the time we would have been there

  6. i

    inthemiddlemom

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Due to the rain, we were late for our reservation. Empire was accommodating which was greatly appreciated! Service, drinks, and venue were top-notch. I just wish the rain hadn't ruined the view.

  7. g

    gigi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Hostess needs training! We had a 5pm reservation (early!) and she refused to let us sit by the window because they “ were reserved “. We left at 6:30 and only one area by the windows was occupied. She was not gracious about it at all. Why make a reservation?

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Trendy bar with good views of the city. Staff seemed overwhelmed by the crowds and service was neutral. Drinks were okay. We were seated inside. Would go back again if I could request outdoor seating so I could experience the rooftop bar vibe.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I had a great time! Would definitely recommend this place

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time celebrating my friends bday 🎂

  11. JS

    JorgeS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent overall !!!

  12. B

    Barb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Server forgot our order and didn’t care. I get we all have bad days but an apology would have been appreciated

  13. HC

    HelaineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Looking forward to coming back in the summer hopefully when it’s less noisy

  14. N

    Nita

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had a great time celebrating my loved ones birthday. Service was great food was very good.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration was super fun!

  16. SJ

    SJAR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a birthday celebration. Great drinks and yummy food. We had to send our food back as we asked for Avocado on the side because my daughter is allergic to them. No problem, we had 3 servers take everything back and it was all good! Excellent service!

  17. RC

    RodrickC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We had a great experience at the Empire Rooftop. The service was solid. The atmosphere inside & outside was excellent. All of the food that we ordered was very tasty and made to order.

  18. JS

    JennaS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Took my mom here for a night cap after dinner and we sat outside at a table on the rooftop! Service was very slow. At one point we had two different waiters and then it took forever to order, get our drinks, and close the check. I’ve been here before and it’s been much better but we were at the bar in the past. Espresso Martini is delicious!

  19. OP

    OPERAGAL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    30 minutes to order and it was incorrect. Lost first 20 minutes waiting in the lobby because they overbooked and there was no seating.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Our server was amazing, the place is just under staffed.

  21. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    First time back since the Before Times. Seating is mediocre, food is just OK but reasonably priced, worst problem is the EXTRA LOUD music being blasted in the Dining Areas, couldn't hold a conversation with my Honey.

  22. R

    Repc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Can't beat the ambience and the view. The specialty drinks we had were innovative and delicious. The food (we had Crispy Rhode Island Fried Calamari and the Mini Ahi Tuna Poke Tostadas) was simple and very tasty. The staff was very pleasant.

  23. PE

    PaulE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best springtime rooftop lounge with good food and drinks. Hosted a party and once a guest at a party and I love it here.

  24. FG

    FernandoG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great vistas! Casual atmosphere with friendly service.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    Food and service were not good

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this rooftop, the drinks are delicious and so is their dessert.

  27. M

    Monkshe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It was just fine, space felt kinda weird, and was very warm. It was too loud to talk and the bench and chair arrangement was strange. Server took a while to come check in, and we got the fish tacos which were very strange. It was overall alright, but don’t see coming back

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5

    Food sucked. View and staff were great.

  29. MA

    MelindaA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We did not actually eat there. We came into the hotel, were told to wait in the lobby by some guy on headsets for our table that was reserved, but not ready. Went up and were escorted to what would call a cocktail table. That was our table? It was cold, the top was open, to was loud and when we said that we were not going to sit on the floor to eat tapas...we are no longer 30 years old...they said we could share a table in doors. It was loud and crowded and definite nor our kind of place. We left.

  30. AS

    AlyssaS

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Amazing drinks, amazing ambience! So worth it.

  31. NT

    NicolaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were incredible, food was amazing. Will definitely be back and will absolutely recommend!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Waiter never came. Manager had to take our order and forgot about us.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and the drinks are handcrafted with good quality alcohol.

  34. d

    dray

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Way better than when we were there last summer. Recommend the jalapeño margarita and tots

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had drinks and light bites at bar, staff was so amazing and accommodating

  36. TS

    TeaSeeker

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot to meet before Lincoln Center performances - cool atmosphere and great view. Definitely make reservations—they won’t even let you upstairs to the bar without one.

  37. RK

    RachelK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    A coke will cost $5 and no free refills, and they won’t tell you that until you get the bill.

  38. m

    mellybmel

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Terrific cocktails & very good bar small plates. Fabulous outdoor space.

  39. GB

    GideonB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very low-key with great service.

  40. TA

    ThalitaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view! The food was delicious and the energy of the space were awesome. I will definitely go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

FAQs

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 59 times today
Google Map for Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    63rd and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–11:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Lincoln Center - 1 Train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2600

  • Catering

    Private Dining: We are available for Private Events for up to 250 Guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Rooftop Lounge: Ideal for Corporate and Social Events such as Holiday Parties, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and Summer Outings.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 445-8420

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