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

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

4.4
4.4
879 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 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–12:00 am Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–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: (212) 265-2600
  • 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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Experiences

  • Gossip Girl Experience

    $50.00 per person

    May 11 - Jul 28, 2024
    Indulge in the glitz and glamour of Manhattan's elite with our exclusive Gossip Girl Experience. Join us for a day filled with enticing treats, chic cocktails, and photo-worthy moments. • 1 Gossip Girl Cocktail (or Mocktail) to start the gossip flowing • Decadent Tea Sandwiches fit for Upper East Siders • Blair’s Favorite Macarons, because even Queen B indulges • Fun Selfie Photo Opportunity in front of the iconic Hotel Empire Sign to capture your moment in the spotlight Available on Select Saturdays and Sundays. Seating begins at 11 am and continue until 3 pm. Please call 212-265-2600 for Reservations. XOXO, Gossip Girl
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What 879 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Cocktail Bar

  • Manhattan

    Cocktail Bar

879 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was celebrating my birthday and felt like I was more of an inconvenience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing I loved it. It reminded me very much of the tv show so nostalgic

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  3. CharmaineB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Staff was friendly and attentive. Loved the mocktails

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  4. Smartypants

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice views, adequate cocktails, but food is mediocre. Lobster tacos were not very good and expensive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks and ambience were A++. A fabulous evening all around celebrating a graduate, and the beautiful sunset on the rooftop was the icing on the cake!
    Empire Rooftop @ Empire HotelResponded on June 5, 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review of The Empire Rooftop! We are delighted to hear that you had an A++ experience with our food, drinks, and ambiance. It’s especially heartwarming to know that we could be a part of your celebration for such a special occasion. Watching the beautiful sunset from our rooftop truly adds a magical touch to any evening, and we’re glad it served as the perfect "icing on the cake" for your celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back for more fabulous evenings and memorable moments.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was so polite and nice. They let us get a drink and sit outside even thought they were closing it down.
    Empire Rooftop @ Empire HotelResponded on June 5, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Empire Rooftop. We're thrilled to hear that you found our service to be polite and accommodating. Ensuring our guests feel welcomed and cared for is always our top priority, so it's wonderful to know that our team exceeded your expectations. We believe in creating memorable experiences for our guests, and we're glad that we could accommodate your request to enjoy a drink and the ambiance of our rooftop, even as we were closing down for the evening. Your satisfaction means the world to us, and we appreciate you choosing to spend your time with us. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for more exceptional service and enjoyable moments at The Empire Rooftop.

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  7. MatthiasS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nicht wie erwartet … ganz in der Nähe ist der Hotelpool für Hotelgäste mit entsprechendem Geräuschpegel… man sitzt auf Kunstgras und alle Drinks werden in Plastikgläsern serviert. Die Aussicht ist ok, allerdings ist die Brüstung so hoch, dass man für einen guten Blick aufstehen muss. Der Service war sehr nett, das Essen ist gut. Ich würde nicht noch mal hingehen.
    Empire Rooftop @ Empire HotelResponded on June 5, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your honest feedback and are sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. We understand that the proximity to the hotel pool and the associated noise level may have impacted your enjoyment of the ambiance. While we're glad to hear that you found our service to be very nice and enjoyed the food, we regret that these factors contributed to your decision not to return. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will take it into consideration as we strive to improve our offerings and provide a better experience for all our guests. If you ever decide to give us another chance, we would welcome the opportunity to make it right for you.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Old, the view is naja... the drinks habe no power.
    Empire Rooftop @ Empire HotelResponded on June 5, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent visit to The Empire Rooftop. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We understand that the age of our establishment may have contributed to your perception, and we apologize if the view did not meet your standards. Additionally, we regret that our drinks did not provide the level of potency you were hoping for. Your feedback is important to us, and we will take it into consideration as we continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of our service and offerings. If you decide to give us another opportunity in the future, we would love the chance to provide you with a more enjoyable experience.

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  9. NJUnited

    New York City

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very relaxing spot for pre or post Lincoln Center events, much more so than other restaurants in the area. Food options are perfect for sharing and delicious and both the indoor and outdoor areas are bright and relaxing. Service is attentive and efficient
    Empire Rooftop @ Empire HotelResponded on June 5, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience at The Empire Rooftop. We're delighted to hear that you found our venue to be a serene spot, especially for pre or post Lincoln Center events. Your appreciation for our food options, crafted for sharing and flavor, warms our hearts. We strive to provide a diverse menu to satisfy our guests' palates. Creating a bright and relaxing ambiance is a top priority for us, whether indoors or outdoors. It's fantastic to hear that our spaces provided the perfect setting for you to unwind. Our team is dedicated to delivering attentive and efficient service, ensuring every visit is memorable. Thank you for your kind words, and we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you back for more enjoyable moments at The Empire Rooftop.

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  10. CarolC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance and wait staff but a little slow in the food. And drinks are too expensive.
    Empire Rooftop @ Empire HotelResponded on June 5, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to The Empire Rooftop. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and found our wait staff to be pleasant. We apologize for any delays you experienced with the food service. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we will address this issue with our team to ensure a more efficient dining experience in the future. Regarding the pricing of our drinks, we understand your concern. We strive to offer a range of options to accommodate different preferences and budgets, and we appreciate your feedback on this matter. Your comments are valuable to us as we continuously strive to improve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you with an even better experience.

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FAQs

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 879 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 26 times today
Experiences are available.
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 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (212) 265-2600
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