Ophelia

4.2
209 reviews
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Cocktail Lounge atop the historic Beekman Tower offering 360 views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Ophelia offers a crafted a two-part menu featuring reinventions of classic cocktails and signature cocktails inspired by the natural elements and the glory of the lounge during its heyday in the 1920s and 30s.

Chef Putnam sources ingredients from local and international artisans, farmers and fishmongers to create an elevated and refined culinary voyage. Small dishes include Maine Lobster Spring Rolls; Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with dried cherries; Classic Caviar Service, Prime Beef Tenderloin, and Truffle Fries.
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AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, great food and interesting and innovative cocktails.
Highly recommended albeit at a high price point.

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SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Very annoying manager (the really tall black guy). He would say we didn't reserve the space even though we did and refused to clear out the area when other people started to randomly sit on our designated space.

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SE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I liked the ambiance at the bar inside. Cocktails were good, staff were helpful and professional. However, the sitting in the greenhouse terrace was not comfortable, it was too tight and I think the view is overrated.
On a final note, it took me 5 minutes to understand how the faucet in the bathroom works! :-)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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SO
Cancun
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Excellent service and great vibes. Coming back with more friends

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Would recommend for the view but the service was terrible and the food overpriced and lack lustre.

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails! This was an amazing bar with great views

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

Great service from the staff

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I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Great drinks. Mediocre ambiance. Horrible service. Had to ask our waitress three times to turn the AC on. She seemed annoyed. Not sure why our request to turn on the AC in June in an enclosed lounge where people consume alcohol was such an unreasonable request that she has to ask her manager for permission. It was my second time there and the service is consistently unpleasant.

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IK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great upscale place to get a delicious cocktail and enjoy some beautiful views of the East River! Definitely make reservations ahead of time especially if it’s a date. I had La Española cocktail and thought it was great. I was here on a Monday night so it was a pretty chill vibe.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The only reason to go to Ophelia is for the view and a good drink. The renovation eliminated a period decor that was once wonderful and replaced it with a generic modern decor and uncomfortable seating -- four of us crowding around a minuscule table, 2 of us sitting on uncomfortable backless stools. The bar food was very good.

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LJ
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and attentive staff. Everything ordered was delivered promptly. Had a large group beside us which did not interfere with our evening. A really lovely place to go to see a different view of New York. Have visited New York several times and would return.

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I wanted a view of the East River but that place was already taken. The drinks were very expensive ($28 for a martini, are you kidding? Apparently not...

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

all perfect. but if you have wines on the menu. and on a rooftop of nyc, the wine can not be served in small glasses and at room temperature. a little detail. The rest impeccable.

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H
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It does have a nice view. However, when I made a reservation I did not realize that would only get me a tree stump to sit on cramped on top of each other. One time is enough. I don't need to return.

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended the concierge at Lexington Hotel add this to their suggested places to go for nice cocktail, tapas, and great waterfront views. They thanked me and said they’d hear wonderful things about it!

I ordered 2 of the French onion sliders...YUM!!!!😋👍🏽

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible bad service
Bad drinks
Bad food

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A great place, great service, and nice view. I would prefer if the bar would be bigger

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and vibe of this lounge is great. My partner and I really enjoyed the drink selection and appetizers available. The cocktails were tasty and the truffle potato wedges and chicken blt sliders were cooked to perfection and were some of the best lounge food we have had in quite some time. I would recommend trying this place out when in NYC.

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JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

great view, but slow service. Maybe it was just an off night.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Services was pretty non existent here. The food was good. The drinks were alright. The view was chill but in general not a place I'd be in a hurry to return

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KD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot, quiet and discreet with the BEST view!

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the view at Ophelia’s. Great for romantic pre- dinner drinks. Or after work
drinks and apps although a bit pricy. Wish they had a happy hour. Such a beautiful venue with great weekend DJ.
Delicious drinks and great Bartenders.
But It’s all about that view!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately they were closing and did not serve us when we arrived for our reservation at 11:30 despite offering availability until 1am.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Kicked us out of terrace area as we were in the middle of dinner, told us group had just reserved the area and we HAD to move inside. Terrible, can not recommend.

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I
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Great view. Good food. But aweful service. We had 5 different waitresses. Nobody was following up on us!!! Not amiable hostess

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LU
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally talented and creative mixologist/bar manager. Awesome views of the city! Drinks start at around $14.00-17.00. recommend reservations.

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JR
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. From the moment Vicente guides you up from the lobby, you feel welcomed to a place you didn't even know you were missing. Views are simply incredible.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Poor service, average location slightly cramped
I came here many years ago and it was amazing and authentic now it’s just the same as everywhere else

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K
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Overall Drinks were great. Service was a little lackluster and there was food on the floor when we arrived at our table.
Views are wonderful and a fun place to see a nice view of Manhattan. I would recommend going when it is dark out.

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N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place for an after work drink. Nice view on Queens especially at sunset.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambience

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LC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The view is spectacular. I would not call it a restaurant. They have high priced interesting snack food. The bar area is impressive. The seating area needs apolthering and a good clean up down to the candle holders that are grimy.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and scienic view. Prosecco and beer were too warm. Service not so nice.

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TS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to Ophelia several times but was severely disappointed with my last visit on Friday, 12 April. I entertained 4 friends but was told that there was a 2 hour limit for each group, a limitation that is not advertised during reservations or on the website. I have NEVER faced such a situation in Manhattan. When I asked if another group of friends could join me after the first had left, I was treated peremptorily instead of as a valued client who had just paid for food and drinks for 5 people (including myself). So
I decamped in anger to The Baccarat where I was treated with great politeness and warmth. Bottom line, your staff really need to learn how to discern among clients instead of acting mechanically/robotically and repeating 'the rules'. You lost a client on Friday night.

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SA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Suite desappointing . Excepté the view which is superb , the service is kind but extremely slow , the food decent but not outstanding , garlic in every single dish . Not up to my expectations

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BE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views and excellent cocktails and a wonderful waitress.

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M
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It's a timeless place. If nothing else, go there for the view.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was poor and slow. The staff clothes are dirty.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

pricey but the food is delicious, service was fairly good, and on a wednesday night it was very chill- even the roof area.

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