Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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$30 and under
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American
New York City’s largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar and lounge features an “urban amusement park” concept with an adult sensibility and offers epic Empire State Building skyline views. Highlights include carousel seating, oversize topiary gardens, and Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt featuring life-size animals in flirty poses. The vast, all-season rooftop lounge comprises multiple bars and seating areas, each with a distinct vibe and design sensibility to provide an endless stream of indelible “moments.” A menu of shareable light bites is rooted in the world of the state fair, with modern takes on classics including Maine Lobster Roll, Magic Hour Sliders, and Cracker Jacks. Live DJs and a list of decadent cocktails and large format “curiosities”, interactive cocktails with unique presentations for groups —along with beer, wine, Champagne, and spirits—add to the sense of indulgence and amusement.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

It's a very nice place. No doubts. In the nights it's crowded and very fun. Brunch on Sundays is kinda quiet moderate. Ideal place for a date. The waitresses are great. Could be a little more attentive but overall experience was great. Oh I got the Doctor's Orders ;)

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my pre-birthday brunch. Cute lil rooftop however it’s too cold. Much nicer in the summer months I’m sure. Pretty pricey and still not sure what the admin fee is for.

GA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. Josh was wonderful! It's a fun spot to hang out. The food was delicious and well priced. Will definitely be going by again!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible service experience. Waited 45 mins for brunch and was not even offered water.
Management was lax and on their iPhones playing games versus worrying about the guest experience. Around us were various groups from Out of state excited to partake in what appeared to be a great experience. All complained and management did nothing to remedy the situation. Our waitress took our order, then came back around and asked if we were ready to order. I politely reminded her it already happened but she instead was sassy and Ill mannered. It was a bad way to begin what should have been a wonderful Sunday morning during mine and my partner’s anniversary in Manhattan.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food wasn’t really that good to be honest me and friends got the chicken and waffles with the alcoholic cupcakes and the chicken and waffles wasn’t really that good. The place feels more so for you to go and take a picture for your Instagram either at hr golf course or with your alcoholic Capri sun

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and decor was cute. We ended up at a table that was half in the shade and half in the sun so a few members of the party had to wear sunglasses but otherwise a good brunch get together.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Cotton candy was terrible. Food was very bland. Cool place.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Saturday brunch to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. The @Egghead on the Roof sandwich was excellent and the servings are generous. It’s a fun space, based around an adult carnival theme - emphasis on adult. Great atmosphere with a quintessential NYC view!!

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

If you're young. This is the place to be seen. Not impressed. Very overpriced, very loud. The food was good but not a brunch experience. You couldn't talk over the music and that's the whole fun of brunch. Laughing, talking crap with your girlfriends. It wasn't the cleanest rooftop. The bathroom was cleaner. The service was okay but the server was overwhelmed. The process there isn't good for the servers. The magic really doesn't happen there.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Visited on a hot weekend in August for brunch. The cooling system is absolutely terrible and they had two space fans that did not rectify the heat. I would not go back in the middle of summer it’s too hot to enjoy anything. The waitress was not very attentive especially with refilling water given the fact that my friends and I were dripping in sweat as we waited for our meals. The food was good arrived hot and to taste.

i
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

As guests of the hotel, everyone raves about how great the brunch is here. We decided to make a reservation for Sunday at 11am. Once we got there, they could not find our reservation as their systems don’t always sync with Open Table (then why make it an option?) Once we got in, we were seated in an area with a good “view”. Sun was hot beaming on us with no breeze and our backs to everyone. After 10 min of no service we went to get our own water from the bar. We had two different servers in a matter of 10 minutes and service was BLAH. We quickly ate and left. Will never return. Do better.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Magic hour rooftop bar and lounge was very nice! Me and my friends went for brunch hour and the food was very good. The rooftop is a nice cute place with beautiful decorations and it also has mini golf which was fun! Overall it was very nice and I enjoyed!

BF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time finally going & we honestly had the best time. The food & drinks were pricey, but delicious! Our waiter was very patience(my date was kinda late so I prolonged ordering til she got there). Everyone was super nice & welcoming. The ambiance & the atmosphere were relaxing. Photo-worthy background! I cannot wait to come back.

ND
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food but super expensive and was disappointed when we got there and the picture spots were closed due to events.

GP
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We visited as a group of friends on our last night in New York and we all came away wishing we hadn’t. The staff were rude and unhelpful, the cocktails were weak and badly made and to top it all off we were hassled three times to leave the bar despite the fact we were still waiting for the bar staff to process our payment. The view is underwhelming (most of it is obscured by cheap plastic coverings) and it’s seriously overpriced. New York has so many nice rooftop bars to visit - don’t waste your time and money at this one.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food wasn’t terrible drinks are always great here

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible experience

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IG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience, unprofessional staff and they didn’t honor our reservation after we drove an hour to get there. Very disappointing and we won’t be returning.

R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun place! Good service. Good food!

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Staid there for over an hour, without being served (they didn't even have the decency of offering us a glass of water). Bedises, I was sat at a table and, then, asked to move, because it was already reserved. Worst experience ever!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! Definitely something you can only get in NYC!

NS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was awesome! I will definitely be visiting again during after hours to check out that vibe. Food/Drinks are pricey but everything in NYC is.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. We were there for brunch and both ordered the Avocado Toast. Be aware, the photos online are deceiving. The space is very small and the skyline is only visible from certain areas.

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place. Lots of fun. However, there didn't appear to be much alcohol in the drinks. We're lightweights and nothing affected us.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great hangout!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had to wait a long time to be seated. I had a 2:00pm reservation and my party was not seated until 3:45pm

GC
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab, quirky place. Fun experience. My seat faced Empire State Building. Great vibe, will definitely be recommending it!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Rooftop experience was great especially since we got to sit in the carousel seats. What could use improvement is the service and cleanliness of glassware which was lacking. Our champagne flutes had some leftover food (possibly berries) stuck on them

TP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Food, service, atmosphere were all great.

MP
Philadelphia
202 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although they could not find our reservation they still sat us immediately. Sadly it was raining but we still enjoyed ourselves. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty. The pancake stack is huge and worth it ! The egg sandwich was delicious and the breakfast combos were very good. Would like to go back next time in the city.

NN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at magic hour. Food is so yum, my team and I ordered all the plates available. Our fave was the honey chicken, the quesadillas were good also. The drinks are a bit pricey. We got the pouch and the jalapeño cocktails both good. But the jalapeño could have been a bit stronger considering the $17 price tag. But I’d go again this was my second time here. Did I mention they always have the best Djs. Great music.

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was absolutely awful!! We got the chicken and waffles sharing portion. The waffle was cold and stale, it was so hard. They must have made it days ago and left it out and just threw it on the plate. The chicken was just as bad. It tasted kind of dirty. It was also almost inedible because the outside was so hard. I've never had fried chicken with that kind of outside. So terrible. We hardly ate it because it was inedible so we left there hungry and very disappointed. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place.

TZ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

RJ ensures we had an excellent table. Olga was attentive, service with a smile. The crowd was beautiful, and music was bumping. Another great night at Magic.

AK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good and presented well, but the experience was overshadowed by the fact that the service was slow, the chairs were uncomfortable, the menu was limited, and I paid $25 for a Caesar salad with a small piece of chicken sliced on top.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice view and good food. Upbeat and vibrant ambiance. Good drinks also.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one helped us for 30 minutes so we left

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING, now marked as my second favorite brunch -food place in NYC. A bit pricey but DONT forget where you are and what’s around.... midtown with the view of the Empire State 😉

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

RUDE STAFF, MEDIOCRE FOOD.. you can find a lot better in NYC

JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Kind of expensive but a great experience, loved the pancakes!