Ophelia

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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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C
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great rooftop with expected great views especially the east river. I would suggest a sexier small plate menu. A lot of choices not particularly healthy choices but broader choices could help. Cocktails were awesome.

CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Posh. Love the atmosphere. It was a very euphoric experience being in an Art Deco roof top.

BH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening at Ophelia! The music and ambiance are great. The food and drinks very enjoyable. We spent 4 hours enjoying the view.

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ophelia has remarkable views of the east side of Manhattan. They are known for their signature cocktails which are beautifully presented and delicious, but quite expensive and contain very little alcohol. The space is also very small if you have a reservation. They sit you on a bench with a mini table to place your drinks and food. Though small, it does become a community situation which is fun. The waitress was lovely. The truffle fries, hummus, and beef skewers were amazing. I would definitely go back for the view and an appetizer and one drink before heading somewhere else less expensive.

YA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hidden gem with the NYC skyline view. Make sure to make reservations beforehand.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, gorgeous ambiance, delicious drinks, gourmet small plates. Highly recommend for date night or even girls night.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will always recommend this site! Beautiful decoration, very friendly waiters and manager, impeccable service 100% recommended !! I encourage you to go and discover the menu of the menu of drinks and food, it has a lot of variety and everything is very good.And without forgetting the views that it has on all four sides of the roof, they are beautiful both at dawn and at night.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great views, ambience and fun music!!

K
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Gorgeous views of the City. Very energetic with DJ and club-like feel. (Too noisy for conversation and too small for larger groups but overall a fun experience.)

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fancy, a bit pricey and great view. Not an every day spot to go to but a nice treat every once in a while.

Ophelia
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you, hope to see you again!

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C
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was recommended by a friend that this would be the best views of the city and river in Manhattan. I would have to agree. Was the best place to start our evening off.

Ophelia
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, we had a groups of 7 and had a wonderful table/enclave with just our group. The food menu is limited, with only being bar/appetizers however every dish was tasty. The drinks were amazing! The Esponola was my favorite. The views were perfect as well as the decorations once you get off the elevator.

Ophelia
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thanks for your review, we're delighted to hear that your whole group enjoyed their experience!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gorgeous place. Small but just perfect for an intimate date or a stop off before heading to a restaurant or nite out on the town. Drinks were superb. Appetizers were delicious. Service was good.

Ophelia
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you, Sandy. We're thrilled that you had a great experience!

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 30 th. Celebration , elegant and classy !

Ophelia
Responded on January 31, 2020

So glad you enjoyed it, Debra!

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FG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of my girlfriends and I decided to grab some drinks and food at Ophelia to enjoy the view of LIC and the snow decorations. We were not disappointed; the food was delicious and drinks even the mocktails were pricey but good. We ordered most of the items in the menu since they were appetizers. We had the tacos, beef and chicken sliders, spinach dip, and deviled eggs. No food was left behind.

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Franchesca, thank you very much for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food, cocktails and view. Hope to see you all again soon!

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L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Wonderful spot to take in the city. Service was great, drinks delicious and the atmosphere was superb.

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Cheers!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your experience, Camelia!

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JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Views, cocktails & apps. Worth it

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you, Joe. We're so glad you enjoyed it!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance - beautiful views - inventive cocktails.

Most suited for date night; very romantic, Art Deco decor. Straight out of the 1940s.

They have a little semi private room that probably seats 8-10 people, so perfect for a girls night out.

Drinks are $18-$20. Delicious.

Definitely make a reservation. I was there on a Tuesday night; it was full, not crowded.

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks so much for your detailed review, hope you will join us again!

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AS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

For even a Monday night, you basically couldn’t get a table without a reservation. So as I waited for a final friend to arrive, I made a reservation for 20 minutes out. Seemed ridiculous that I couldn’t be seated as we were and HAD to make a reservation. Once I had a res, the staff was attentive and gave us a great table and a few free items since it was my friend’s birthday. Drinks here are fantastic though! Enjoyed our time once seated. This place is much smaller than it looks on Instagram!

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks for your review, Amelia. We're thrilled to hear you and your friend's enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again!

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YD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Too pricey. Cocktails are very fancy and strong, however, subjectively the taste was average.
The view on Brooklyn NYC was amazing, I believe this is what ppl come there for? We did.

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks for your review, Yevhen. Glad to hear you enjoyed our stunning view!

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

View is amazing and drinks are excellent. Just needed to flag down the server a few times.

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks for your review, Diane. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our famous view and we appreciate the feedback regarding service. Cheers!

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

A very nice view ... attentive wait staff ... Overpriced for mediocre drinks and sub par pub food
Gruyere Fries and Spinach dip were both reheated and stale

Ophelia
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback, we appreciate it and are sorry that you were disappointed. Have a Happy New Year.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When planning our trip to NYC - I wanted to experience New York at night and found Ophelias online. It was more than I hoped for. The ambience was breathtaking! The decor is second to none! We all had a few Flapper cocktails and tried several appetizers - they were all delicious! I highly recommend this lounge and will definitely return on my next trip to the city!

Ophelia
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you, we're so glad that you found us and we look forward to hosting you again!

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B
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was friendly, energetic, and efficient. When I made the OpenTable reservation, I requested a view and some privacy, if possible. We were provided a semi-private room with an adorable couch and a fabulous view. We were all very pleased with the entire experience and will definitely return and recommend to friends!

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks for your review, Barb. We are delighted to hear that your whole party had a great experience. Hope to see you again and Happy Holidays!

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I went to Ophelia because it was listed on Town and Country's Best Christmas Bars in NYC list - the 'snowglobe' effect they lauded wasn't as exciting as it was described, and worse, we had an 8pm reservation and weren't seated til 8:40 at the earliest. They did offer us free cheap wine in exchange for our long wait time, but once we were seated the waitress spilled water all over us because she couldn't navigate through the over crowded seating area. They should take less reservations so people can actually enjoy the experience, but as is the decor wasn't worth the trek or the excessive wait times.

Ophelia
Responded on December 26, 2019

Mona, we appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Have a Happy Holiday.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Holiday cocktails

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it, Happy Holidays!

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VC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waited over 30 minutes for our drinks

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

We're sorry that you were disappointed in the service. We appreciate your feedback and wish you a Happy Holiday.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar, Which is like being in a snow globe, and had awesome service, Despite the place being super busy. Our bartender, Branco, was the best, even making a custom cocktail for my husband. Cocktails were creative, delicious and beautiful!

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks for your kind review, we're so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed it! Happy Holidays!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest staff ever!!!

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you! Happy Holidays!

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing!!! I will recommend to friends and family.

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Samantha, thanks so much for your kind review. Hope to see you again!

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ophelia is awesome. Incredible view of the city, great drinks, delicious apps, great customer service. I highly recommend!

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks for your review, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Happy Holidays!

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EY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excelente lugar para echar botanita nice y unos cócteles originales, buena música, ambiente grandioso

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks Esteban, we're so glad that you enjoyed it!

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GT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are priced astronomically, but for a night out with great views, I guess you can do it once a year. The steak was fabulous but also a little pricey.

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Greg, thanks for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again!

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Disappointing venue not at all like the pictures. Location is not great and the food, drinks and service from the waiters was very poor. The only people who were proving a good service were the staff cleaning up and making sure there was enough seating. The views on one side were really good the other side very poor. Make sure you get there early for a good seat if you want to check this place out yourself .. however I stress you will be disappointed !

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for your review, Ami. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience and we appreciate your feedback. Happy Holidays.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience5

The food was great, drink was delicious, our waitress was attentive. I had reservations and was told we would have to leave because a VIP person was coming. We were kicked out after one drink and a few appetizers. It would have been fine if I didn’t have a reservation. I came from out of town and would never go back.

Ophelia
Responded on December 20, 2019

Debbie, I am terribly sorry to hear about this experience. This is not how we want to make any of our guests feel. Thank you for your review and feedback, it is greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and so was the view. However they hadn’t remembered our booking even though it was confirmed twice. The drinks were very slow, despite a lovely waitress who was clearly at the mercy of the bar tenders.

Ophelia
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for your review, Serena. We're gad to hear that you enjoyed our amazing views and ambiance. We apologize for the slow service and appreciate your feedback.

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LG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were expecting a table as we had made reservations weeks ahead of time. Instead, we were seated on a couch with an extremely small table. With that said, the drinks were divine and the food tasty.

Ophelia
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks for your review, Laura. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and drinks. Apologies for the disappointing seating, we appreciate your feedback and will look into it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Surly service and bad seating made for a lackluster night

Ophelia
Responded on December 9, 2019

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a 5-star experience. We will look into it, thank you for your feedback.

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