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.
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.
Very Posh. Love the atmosphere. It was a very euphoric experience being in an Art Deco roof top.
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.
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.
Hidden gem with the NYC skyline view. Make sure to make reservations beforehand.
Perfection as always.
Beautiful view, gorgeous ambiance, delicious drinks, gourmet small plates. Highly recommend for date night or even girls night.
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.
Fantastic service, great views, ambience and fun music!!
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.)
Fancy, a bit pricey and great view. Not an every day spot to go to but a nice treat every once in a while.
Thank you, hope to see you again!
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.
Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed it!
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.
Thanks for your review, we're delighted to hear that your whole group enjoyed their experience!
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.
Thank you, Sandy. We're thrilled that you had a great experience!
Amazing 30 th. Celebration , elegant and classy !
So glad you enjoyed it, Debra!
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.
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!
Wonderful spot to take in the city. Service was great, drinks delicious and the atmosphere was superb.
We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Cheers!
So glad you enjoyed your experience, Camelia!
Views, cocktails & apps. Worth it
Thank you, Joe. We're so glad you enjoyed it!
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.
Thanks so much for your detailed review, hope you will join us again!
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!
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!
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.
Thanks for your review, Yevhen. Glad to hear you enjoyed our stunning view!
View is amazing and drinks are excellent. Just needed to flag down the server a few times.
Thanks for your review, Diane. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our famous view and we appreciate the feedback regarding service. Cheers!
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
Thank you for your review and feedback, we appreciate it and are sorry that you were disappointed. Have a Happy New Year.
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!
Thank you, we're so glad that you found us and we look forward to hosting you again!
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!
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!
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.
Mona, we appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Have a Happy Holiday.
Glad you enjoyed it, Happy Holidays!
Waited over 30 minutes for our drinks
We're sorry that you were disappointed in the service. We appreciate your feedback and wish you a Happy Holiday.
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!
Thanks for your kind review, we're so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed it! Happy Holidays!
Nicest staff ever!!!
Thank you! Happy Holidays!
Amazing!!! I will recommend to friends and family.
Samantha, thanks so much for your kind review. Hope to see you again!
Ophelia is awesome. Incredible view of the city, great drinks, delicious apps, great customer service. I highly recommend!
Thanks for your review, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Happy Holidays!
Excelente lugar para echar botanita nice y unos cócteles originales, buena música, ambiente grandioso
Thanks Esteban, we're so glad that you enjoyed it!
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.
Greg, thanks for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again!
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 !
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surly service and bad seating made for a lackluster night
We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a 5-star experience. We will look into it, thank you for your feedback.