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

4.5
4.5
672 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
The Empire Rooftop is located on the top floor of the iconic Empire Hotel and overlooks the Lincoln Center complex. With over 8000 square feet of interior and exterior space, The Empire Rooftop has a seasonal open-air East Terrace, a West Terrace with a retractable roof cover, an Interior Main Lounge, and a seasonal Sun Deck. Enjoy our Signature Empire Sunset Cocktail, a light bite from our appetizer menu, and take a photo in front of the iconic neon sign to complete your experience.

Guests of all ages (accompanied by a Parent) are welcome on the roof until 8PM, when those under 21 must vacate.

Visit our website at www.theempirerooftop.com for more information.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • 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

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What 672 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Cocktail Bar

  • Manhattan

    Cocktail Bar

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Tasty food. Wonderful service. A little bit pricy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was ok for the price.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating a Birthday. All of the staff were so helpful, kind and made our experience extra special! Food, service and the ambience were so great!
  4. B

    Buddhagem

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and drinks are outstanding. The rooftop offers spectacular views. Sunsets are gorgeous here. The Smoky Old Fashioned is fantastic. We really love this place.
  5. PH

    PeterH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    all small plates but not too small and what we had were excellent very interesting cocktail
  6. B

    Barbara

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Wonderful view of city lights. Great ambiance, lovely service, delicious small plates and drinks. We have wanted to go for some time now and it certainly did not disappoint!!
  7. T

    Tealoe

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not a friendly place. The hostess was not welcoming.
  8. R

    Rutym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single person was very nice, very good food and drink 😁😁
  9. JD

    JazmareeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar & atmosphere. We were out celebrating my engagement and our waitress was fantastic. Drinks were delicious and the service was fast.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Will definitely become a regular date spot!
  11. MB

    MonicaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. Prices were a bit high compared to surrounding restaurants/ lounges (I am a local not a tourist) but the view, service and ambiance made up for it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    great view, great tacos and flatbread, service quick and friendly. TVs showing sports seemed out of place and did little for the ambiance.
  13. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We didn't eat, just had cocktails, so I can't speak to the food, but the drinks were delicious and generous, and the service was lovely. I especially appreciated that the room was not so loud that you couldn't hear the person across the table from you. We had a great time, and will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful treat to experience the Empire Rooftop! The food and drinks were delicious, service impeccable, ambiance beautiful, and company incomparable.
  15. FN

    FloridaninNY

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, music, and service! Perfect spot to catch up with girlfriends over some tasty snacks and drinks.
  16. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful relaxing atmosphere, friendly classy staff
  17. AP

    AmyP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We made a reservation for the outside and was sat inside and was told the outside is "not guaranteed". So be careful. We ended up leaving as we wanted an outside bar to hang out in
  18. NY

    NYCExpReview

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Overall what brings down the rating for Empire Rooftop @ Empire hotel is the low level of service across all interactions with staff. From the security at the hotel elevator to the greeter to the servers, was met consistently with zero level of basic service: welcome, friendly, attentive. Security at base of elevator was rude, unwelcoming, short tempered Wait staff seemed disinterested, unfriendly, and not attentive - didn't even mention a wait person shift in the middle of our visit. Original purpose of visit was to get a photo in front of the Hotel Empire sign - a coo mentioned on your website and social - and staff refused to support us. Overall poor service and treatment when we were enthusiastic.
  19. IN

    IreneNY

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A perfect, last-minute pre opera venue with delicious food and tasty drinks. Service was prompt and attentive. Would definitely do again for proximity to Lincoln Center and casual food choices.
  20. JP

    JoanneP

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience overall. Great drinks and great view.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top 👍 #gossipgirlmoment
  22. JH

    JenniH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I made a reservation and they sat us in an awkward table in a side room that was large and mostly empty despite there being tables available in the main area. They also sat us directly facing the only other group in the large space which was really awkward.
  23. ES

    EnnisS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    My second visit (the first was this summer, and it was great), this time to celebrate a friend's birthday. Our drinks had been served, and we were settled. So it disconcerting to be told by a headset wearing guy that we had to move (as were the patrons next to us). The excuse was that a large party had made a reservation and they needed the table. WE'D made a reservation--you'd think with 2 reservations it might've been better planned. Never in all my New York years, have I been asked to move to accommodate other dinner guests. It felt brusque. Thereafter, though the servers were cordial, I and my guest couldn't shake a sense that we were being rushed to wrap our evening. We were patient with the staff--we moved--but something about the way we were handled felt off. For the money, not the best ambience to celebrate my friend's birthday. By the way, headset guy offered to buy us a round for our patience--of course we never saw him again after we were moved.
  24. GD

    GaryD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice spot for light meal and drinks pre Lincoln Center event. Very attentive and friendly service staff. Flatbreads were great, calamari not so much. Only issue I had was it was a really nice night and would have lived to be seated outside, but these were "reserved"...yet there were many free tables when we arrived as when we left. Would have thought our card held reservation for a table and showing up would count for something.
  25. p

    pauls

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor lanai. lovely cocktails and fun little bites. would go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was allone, and they have reserve the worse table in the bar.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Aperitif und Snacks mit Freunden, bevor wir ins Nachtleben gestartet sind. Schöne Location, tolle Dachterrasse (Sommer!!!). Recht teuer, aber gute Drinks und leckeres Essen.
  28. MR

    MatthewR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    It was great and then out of nowhere a DJ set up and started blasting music. Didn’t really fit the theme of a sit down and drink type place
  29. M

    Martha

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great location for a cocktail and appetizers before a performance at Lincoln Center. Server introduced himself but other people provided service-- pleasant but no follow up to request for water. Could be a little more attentive without becoming obtrusive.
  30. A

    Andrea

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great view, delicious food and drinks! it was easy to book.
  31. CM

    ChantaleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, friendly staff, delicious food!!! Definitely recommend this place!!
  32. CW

    CurtisW

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    It was fine. Not great, but not bad. It needs to decide if it’s a club, or a bar, or a garden restaurant.
  33. JM

    JMAC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    The food was very mediocre. There is no view when one is seated. Seems silly for a rooftop restaurant. Won't be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambient, perfect for a get together with friends or businesses.
  35. G

    Great

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty nice, great service, unbeatable views of the city
  36. a

    amys

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Drinks before a Lincoln Center performance. You cannot ask for a better locale or view for that purpose. First time there since before covid and it’s a little worn but drinks and food were good (but pricey) and the service was great. Our server knew our curtain time and made sure everything we ordered would come in time for us to enjoy properly. Would still go back before the next performance attended.
  37. MB

    MonaB

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I am so disappointed in my recent visit. The bar area/lounge looks very ugly and dilapidated. The furnishings are old and look it. And the food, was such a waste of money. We both ordered eggs Benedict. I doubt there was one piece of ham used for BOTH orders. Medallions of white bread no bigger than the size of a small egg. Disappointed doesn’t describe it. With all of the choices in the area, you guys must do better.
  38. GR

    GregRay

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not a good location for brunch. Very limited brunch menu (4 items). Bar menu also available, but really doesn't have brunch items on it. Only one waitress on duty for the entire bar. She did her best, but needed more help. We ordered two brunch entrees: one arrived in five minutes but the other took 20 minutes. Avocado toast was bland and tasteless -- a bit of avocado spread on toast with shredded lettuce piled on top. Flatbread with fried egg was better, but the egg was undercooked. Oh, and the drinks -- somehow the bar couldn't make a Bellini. It is supposed to have peach puree - mine came out with what tasted like thin, day-old orange juice. Maybe they gave me a bad mimosa? In any event, avoid this place for brunch.
  39. n

    nochainsplease

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good small plates , nice atmosphere and pleasant service. The music made conversation a challenge.
  40. M

    Myche

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was great and it’s right across from Lincoln center so the location is perfect for pre-opera bites but the elevator to the rooftop took forever so I would def build in time for that!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 672 OpenTable diners.

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 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, Tue 2:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, 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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