Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

4.2
38 reviews
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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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great hangout!

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GC
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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TP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MP
Philadelphia
178 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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NN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

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.

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TZ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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AK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No one helped us for 30 minutes so we left

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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 😉

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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

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JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Over rated , nothing like photos . Didn't eat the food as wasn't hungry but drinks were stupid prices . Smallest crazy golf I have ever seen . Cutlery and glasses really really dirty . Wanted access to other side for live band was told had to book table with $600 minimum spend !! Would not return . No view outside

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JS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with the place. I loved how it looked like we were going into an exclusive club from the outside entrance. The food was fantastic!

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the pancakes was so amazing the energy was great the music was good. deinfitely coming back here in the summer. I would recommend this place to all my friends !

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LS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing! So beautiful and the food was fantastic! Loved the mini golf!!!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Went to Magic Hour for brunch. Maybe it has more appeal at night, because during the day it was nothing special. The food was decent and priced adequately for the area. However service was TERRIBLE... we were never checked on, not even once. We had to go up to the bar just to request our check. There’s so many other rooftops in the area, I’d pass on coming back here.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. ! We went over the weekend. We had a great time. Our waitress was awesome! It was my birthday so we had the boozy cupcakes and they put a big sparkler in it !!! The cocktails were great. And the cotton candy pancakes were the cutest thing over ever seen!!

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e
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance! Good location close to Penn Station, food great & awesome specialty drinks

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for a brunch/lunch and had a great time on the carousel.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Magic Hour was the perfect place for my birthday! The drinks were a little expensive, but they were all worth it. The food was amazing as well!! Highly recommend and would love to come back again!

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and friendly with one of the best drink menus out there.

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P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The experience was great and the food was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

The didn’t have our reservations saved, they said they would add us to the list and forgot. We decided to wait by the bar, and eventually had to go back and remind them.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Rather disappointed- this is not a brunch environment but I'm sure a fun club. The food was adequate but did not match the price as far as quality and substance.

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great service, would definitely go again.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service and drinks sub par.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service food amazing service all staff was very accommodating

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the staff was very pleasant, the drinks were very strong. It was a really fun atmosphere as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I come here. Never disappointed, food is great and so is the staff

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool place and the food was great!!!

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TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was okay, had to have our seat moved due to large amount of flies. Prices are HIGH and service was not the best. Went for bubble brunch only to be told it would not be happening on the day of our visit- disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Josh was incredible and made the best recommendations! (Party pouch and diplomat for drinks, midtown (?) for food). Overall a great experience!

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NM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and stayed for drinks and photo ops (seriously). There is a lot to look at in this space--from the merry go round seating to the Fore Play mini golf area, you definitely won't be bored. The food and drinks are fun as well. We started with the watermelon salad, which was plenty for two given the entree portions. I had the @Egghead, which comes with a sizeable helping of breakfast potatoes. My husband had the french toast and a side of eggs. I had a mimosa but wanted grapefruit juice instead of the traditional orange. The bartender was happy to accommodate me and my husband tried a 2 different drinks. He liked the Paloma. Overall, we had a great time eating and people watching. As a note, there is a DJ during brunch. We loved that but if you are looking for quiet conversation, this isn't the best option for you.

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OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! The bartenders are great! The food was delicious! Got the avocado toast and the breakfast sandwich. Sounds odd but the breakfast sandwich was delicious!!! Drinks were delicious, DJ was excellent too.

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