La Piscine

3.7
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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La Piscine is located on the rooftop of Hotel Americano serving Coastal Mexican cuisine with sweeping views of New York City.

Please contact the restaurant directly for reservation inquiries of 10 or more.

We do not book reservations for the pool it is first come first on the weekends only. A day pass can be purchased at the front desk for $40 a person on the weekdays only.

In the event that it rains we will have to move your reservation to our ground floor restaurant The Americano, as we are not an enclosed rooftop.


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3.7based on all time ratings
3.3
food
3.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.0
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great views!..Great romantic setting!...but the menu can be expanded.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the environment. However, the menu items on open table are not up to date. They have a very limited menu. If you’re going here for drinks I would recommend, with a date or with friends. If you’re going here for food, stay far away.

KD
KunalD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great view, mediocre food, overpriced. Not much else to add.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Drinks were bad and there was nobody in the restaurant

AK
AKerke
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was really disappointed in this restaurant. The atmosphere is ok. Nothing every rooftop in Manhattan doesn't have. The city sky scape really does all the work. I came with a group of six to celebrate my friend getting married. I wanted to order some apps for the table but my waiter told me none were good for sharing, even if ordering multiples. Everything was single serving. This was especially frustrating with a group because we just wanted some guac and chips and some ceviches for the table to start. Something to share with a few drinks. We ended up getting 4 guacs for the table since we felt silly ordering one per person. Servings were so incredibly small both for apps and dinner. Drinks were overpriced and mediocre. My friend had a cracked glass and her drink was spilling out on the table. You thought for $18 a margarita that they would have taken it off the bill. The waiter repeatedly told me he didn't have any hot sauce. I had to ask another waiter and then he said, "of course! we have two different house hot sauces". Which makes me think our waiter didn't care to know or to ask his kitchen. I also asked our waiter if we could do something special for the bride. Maybe a special shot? Or app? He told me they didn't do that there. There are so many better rooftop bars that are more fun, have better drinks/food and killer atmospheres in the city. Stay away from mediocracy.

KT
vipKarlaT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was great and the view was amazing. Food was not that great.

RP
vipRickP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been coming here since they opened. It's my go to for outdoor dining in the neighborhood, but also great when enclosed in the winter. Limited menu, just enough variety - the ribeye was one of the best I've ever had. Great service, watermelon marguerita tops.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered the steak and a pair of Mexican beers and it did not disappoint. I recommend ordering the steak medium rare. My only disappointment was in the tortillas. It came with only 3 to share and had to pay $3 for 3 more. I understand paying for sides such as guacamole, etc but tortillas? That was a very tacky thing to charge for in an otherwise very nice and classy place.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went here for the eclipse viewing. Thoroughly enjoyed my time even though it was jam packed. The large crowd phased out after the eclipse which totally changed the ambiance. Great for drinks, the food was okay but the scenic view made up for it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Skip it. Tacos were bland and unimaginative. Corn salad was oily and flavorless. Cocktails were ok but overall a pretty lame and disappointing experience.

K
Kara3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Not the best experience I've had for rooftop bars. The service was slow and not very friendly. The food/ drinks were overpriced for its quality and although I made a reservation, there was confusion about where to sit us. The only good thing was the view.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The guacamole upstairs came out of a jar and was 14 dollars in a little wood bowl. Charge me more but not something out of a packet. That isn't even food. I felt like they ran out and use this in emergencies

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Too loud, uncomfortable seating and the food was really mediocre

J
vipJann
New York Area
395 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Go for drinks & the view . Go elsewhere to eat.

L
vipLeslienb
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Although the service was good because they kept coming and asking if everything was ok, they brought alll the food out at the same time and the terrace was freezing, so our food got cold. Then someone from the staff dropped salsa verde on the floor which splattered all over my husband's jeans and didn't bother to pick it up, clean or apologize. Lastly, there was a private party by the pool (which I can understand brings in more money), but the music was too loud (in addition to bad - but really loud to the point that it didn't sound good). We weren't aloud to smoke by the pool, or the restaurant of course (which again, I understand), but meanwhile the private party attendees were smoking weed. Terrible and expensive evening.

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The Worst! Awful food--how does a Mexican restaurant ruin refried beans and guacamole? The menu is ridiculously limited--no rice at a Mexican restaurant? Or hot sauce???? Terrible service--none of the servers could answer the most basic of questions without having to go ask the kitchen. And so overpriced!!! One of the worst dining experiences we've ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive drinks, but worth it. Great city views!

B
Biftek
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome views, not pretentious and food has gotten better. Great spot for summer drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food took forever. At least 40 min for entree. No manager to resolve.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The entire restaurant had been reserved for a private event, but they accepted my reservation nonetheless. When I arrived, I was directed to the rooftop bar, which had a limited menu seemingly unrelated to the restaurant menu.

I had the half chicken entree. It was well cooked, but had little to no seasoning beyond the grill marks. It was served on a flat block of wood alongside a grilled corn and tomato salad. As soon as I cut into the chicken, the juices started running off the wood onto the table. What a mess.

The server told me they had just opened the day before, so maybe things will improve, but my visit was a disappointment, to say the least.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall2food4service2ambience4

On arrival we were told the restaurant was closed for a private event even though we booked a whole week in advance

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FriendlyGhost
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got to the Hotel where La Piscine is located - we were told that the restaurant was closed even though we had a reservation. We were however allowed to go up. Upon arriving a very bad smell met us. Heat lamps had been turned on full power and the climate was close to a tropical forest. The waitor who met us was dressed in a wool coat(!) It all seemed so uninviting that we cancelled our reservation and went somewhere else to dine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food , great atmosphere and view , the staff members was attentive and happy , hostess Yanna was very polite and gave us great table. So far the Best Rooftop in NYC !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Well exceeded expectations. Cool but not pretentious...

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vipovernycnonsense
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Horrible service. Second time going there. Never again. A shame-- the space is actually great. Full of potential but staff is inattentive and aloof. Go for a drink and the view. Don't expect too much.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place had a great view of the empire state building and great vibe.

The service was very good as well.

m
vipmimaguy
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The views and the food are spectacular! The octopus.... Amazing

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vipOssinger
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A great summertime spot for drinks, bites and views. The food is sometimes good, other times just Ok. Still highly recommendable.

C
vipChuck
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had dined several times at the restaurant on the first floor of the Hotel Americano and been very pleased with the food and the service. We were excited about trying the one on the rooftop. Alas, it did not live up to our expectations. When we emerged from the elevator, we were met by a wall of sound: very, very loud disco-type music and people shouting to be heard over it. We were seated at a table at the edge, so the view was terrific, but not far enough away that the sound was diminished. It was at a level that made conversation impossible.
A long time passed before we were offered water or drinks. Still more time before menus were brought, and another long delay before our order was taken. The food, when it arrived, was good but not great. And another very long delay ensued before we were able to pay our bill and escape.
Maybe it was an off-night, but we'll be reluctant to give it a second try.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Cool summer spot in manahattan..

RP
vipRickP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's not a scene, it's not a view of all of midtown. If you're looking for a new place to be cool and be scene, no one is interested. It just has the feel of a chill neighborhood resto that keeps the menu simple and small, serves quality food from a tiny kitchen, good cocktails without being overly "mixologized". Not a place to bring a gaggle of friends looking to get hammered at dinner, the place is too small for drunk "woohoo's" and other patrons would probable revolt. It's not pretentious at all, just a cool mix of people enjoying the evening rooftop breeze and decent views, honest well-prepared food that is not overly ambitious but sufficiently interesting you could go weekly easily. Don't tell anyone else.

BS
BeaSocial
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2016
Overall1food3service2ambience5

The view was amazing, but I was deeply disappointed by my cocktail. I had asked the waitress if the bartender knew how to make a French 75 before ordering and she did confirm. However, the drink was not made correctly. I sent it back and asked if I can just have wine. She came back with another cocktail and said that he remade it correctly, however it still was not right. I just wanted a glass of wine at that point. Since I didn't want the bartender to keep trying and making me drinks that taste bad. At that point, I did not feel comfortable to send back the drink, so I ended up having a drink that was not made correctly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience2

they were out of Rose wine on a Summer Saturday, which is pretty sad for a NYC hot spot

MB
MarinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambiance was very nice, as well as the view. Younger crowd and noise level was just right so that you could talk to the person in front of you without yelling. Disappointed however that the glasses that our drinks were served in were plastic. Ordered a margarita and it was served in a small glass.

j
jhny123
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible dining experience. Don't waste your time.

RE
vipREHreviews
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on Sunday late afternoon for our reservation. Downstairs they were vacuuming the furniture (strange) and upstairs they were clearing everything for a private party. We were told it was closed and then when we said that we had a reservation we were offered to sit in a corner while the staff moved things around and set up for the party. I've no problem with private parties....they should have told us by email, or not let us reserve in they first place. Trying to be too cool for their own good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and friendly service, not to mention the views.

C
vipCexiesq
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ambiance was nice...

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience4

When we walked in, we were immediately wowed by the ambience and beautiful view. The waiter was quick and nice. The drinks were creative and tasty, though not particularly strong. The food was terrible. Absolutely terrible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The views here are pretty great . The first thing noticed was the slightly off-putting smell. Mop water maybe? Delicious ginger margarita but at $17, not worth more than one. Good menu for sharing. Olives were delicious. Croquettes also tasty. Even on the roof on a blustery night, space was plenty warm.

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