Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

4.7
332 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 332 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FSANEIL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting experience. Last time I was here, place used to be a club. Nice to be here in a lounge setting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great service. Beautiful surrounding. Wish they had more of a dance/lounge atmosphere.

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Yoav
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place, but the service, food, drinks and view all fell short of my expectations

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner with my boyfriend during his birthday weekend. I would definitely return. The fries and Asian wings were absolutely perfect!

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ClareH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. It was my second time here and both times were so fun! I went on a Sunday night so it wasn't very full but it was still lively. The service was great, the fries were a good late-night snack, and I highly, highly recommend the Shanghai margarita. I will def go back!

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AnushkaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great veiws. In short Just come

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TERRENJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved visiting the empire rooftop lounge! We went on a Thursday and the vibe was nice and it was very clean. The staff is very accommodating and they give great service.

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vipBrandonJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Intimate seating for a date. Good value on the drinks

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vipDavidW
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with a beautiful view. Great drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and view! Yummy food and drinks.

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DominiqueJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to catch up with friends with good eats and ambiance. Could be a weekly regular spot.

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BRCcccc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful views! The food is overpriced for what it is and the service is subpar.

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VenusR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!! The ambiance is great 👍🏼
They followed Covid protocol very seriously.
All the shared plates were plenty. We ordered the Calamari, Charred Mahi Tacos, Pork belly bao , loved the Flatbread Margarita 💖👌 all were delicious and fair priced 👌
I will definitely recommend this place.
I can’t wait to go back!!

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EmilyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view accompanied by great food, service and drinks!

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DavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, drinks generous, attentive service. Food just ok.

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Amazin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Our drinks were perfect! The ambience was very relaxing and the view was beautiful.

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vipmbpatch
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and drinks. Had a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wasn’t impressed with the food/drinks and the service is horrible. There’s plenty of other rooftops with the same price range

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Very nice evening

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NataliaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service and food was terrible, I would never come back

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vipMaryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family , friends and I celebrated Easter Sunday together this past week at the Empire Rooftop . We sat outdoors at a large table with an amazing view and all of the staff welcomed us and made us feel special The food / drinks and customer service were outstanding as always !
We had a wonderful experience and will be back again soon !

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Jojo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and views, and great service too. Everything was well spaced out and safe, great place to go!

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YvanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fries are very nice! Cocktails are good, specially the martini!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Empire rooftop had a great view, vibe and service. Highly recommend and will most definitely be back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for drinks and it’s the best atmosphere! Would totally go again!

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vipariaaah
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The vibe was great as was the food. A little slow on service but that’s ok still had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Servers were attentive and the outdoor setup was very nice.

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Floriana
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun and energetic! I love to come here and bring guests.

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Jojo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have birthday cocktails, safe and pleasant service and relaxed atmosphere, thanks!

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RicardoM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was pleasant. They need to expand the brunch menu quite a bit more but generally we had a good time

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StephenK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful venue, great social distance, gave us our own tent and let us stay till close!! Great scene. I loved it!

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iriiri
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and ambiance. Good bites and cocktails! Not giving full stars since they did not read the note about a specific request for my 37th birthday, and did not cater to this. Otherwise, would recommend.

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Megan
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great and the place is beautiful. The drinks and most food is great too. The pizza was terrible. They put too much olive oil on it. I barely ate it.

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NataliaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s amazing!!! You are going to feel in gossip girl, the view is wooow, the drinks good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love u emp kiss emoji

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vipMaryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Empire Hotel Rooftop is the best !!
The staff are warm and welcoming and the service is excellent !! Great food! Great atmosphere !! Always a fun crowd!! We are regular customers and have shared many wonderful evenings there with family and friends !!

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nomswithnunu
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambience- perfect for a date night. Took my friend here for her birthday and it was so lovely- service was fast and friendly, and the drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best evening here at Empire. The loaded tots were amazing along with the other appetizers! The service was great and it wasn’t too crowded inside. I felt very safe. even when my friend dropped a glass and glass shattered everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. I celebrated my 30th birthday and the venue was beyond my expectations. The place is amazing and the cocktails were great. But I must say that what made my experience unforgettable were the servers. Servers were extremely kind and helpful. They helped me to keep all my guests happy. Totally recommended.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience! I went with my boyfriend for his birthday and we really enjoyed!

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Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-empire-rooftop-new-york/.

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.

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