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Ophelia, New York, NY

Ophelia

4.4
4.4
756 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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

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

Chef Amrosio nsources 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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Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 980-4796

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antelmo Ambrosio

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    1st Ave & 49th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 756 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    The tables are extremely small. Sofa seating with backs to the interior so you do not see the Manhattan panoramas. They say business casual but people are in shorts and t shirts. The noise level is very high and the food is just okay.

  2. V

    Veee

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views - cocktails - Light bites - service

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Stunning views and space, in a building with a stories history. Went there on a Sat night, so there was a deejay, and it was very loud. Servers were virtually absent. Glad we got a first round of water and orders in, because they didn’t return until they started clearing the table (before we actually had finished some of the food), to start clearing out the place, and close up. So, go for the marvelous space—just don’t expect anything else to be that marvelous.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very touristy spot, with spotty service and pretentious food. I don't mind paying for value, but this was not the experience we hoped for.

  5. LT

    LisagayeT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    This is a prime location with magnificent views. It has a great, energetic vibe and a beautiful interior. I was visiting from out of town and a friend recommended we go here for a meal. Booking was very easy and they were able to seat us right after our arrival. It took a little while before someone came to take our order. While waiting, we noticed our menu was missing the cocktail selections/mixed drinks page so my friend asked the hostess for a new menu book that contained the cocktail listings. The hostess never brought it. When our server arrived at our table, we let her know we had an incomplete menu and she brought us a new one right away. Our server was very nice and attentive. We very much enjoyed the cocktails we ordered as well as the burrata and heirloom tomatoes and the prawn tacos- all were excellent and tasty. We also ordered the sea bass skewers but the sauce on the fish was highly salted and for some reason, the fish taste was a little strong so we had to send it back. Instead, we ordered the cauliflower steak, which was a suitable substitute. As we were leaving, we were by the elevator when the hostess walked up with another patron. The elevator doors opened and the hostess stepped in along with her companion. I then stepped in but my friend was trailing as she was taking a picture of the view. When my friend came up to the elevator door, it started to close and the hostess did nothing to reopen the doors, even as she was standing by the elevator controls. My friend jumped in to make the elevator and the door ended up hitting her, and the hostess did not even apologise, she just kept talking to the person she was with. So, not too happy with the overall experience with the hostess but the restaurant experience was pretty enjoyable.

  6. GF

    GwaynF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The seating arrangement was a bit uncomfortable, however the view from the east side is really good in comparison with the west. The truffle fries are a must try. the food was overall good.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great experience overall

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very expensive. The lobster rolls were really small. But everything else was delicious. Cocktails were awesome but a bit on the sweet side. Servers were very attentive. Very loud. It’s a bar. Not a place for kids.

  9. JC

    JanetC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    View is spectacular on a clear night. Great music, not too loud. Hostess had a bit of an attitude but wait staff was hard working and very pleasant. Food (snacks) were tasty.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1

    It was my birthday, me and my sister went to have a cocktail before dinner. I made reservations weeks ago. We went for the view and we’re sat at a table against the wall opposite of the window. We wanted to sit outside but there was a private event. If that was the case, I would have like to be notified so I could have made other arrangements. We stayed for 15 minutes, had okay drinks and ended up leaving. Extremely disappointed

  11. k

    kushie

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Have visited Ophelia a few times and each time have noticed that the furniture could use some replacing. Some areas of the couches are worn or discolored, taking away from the ambience of the venue.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food and service, lovely atmosphere and beautiful views. can’t wait to go back!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Drinks and views were great, but the service was very poor.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was very good and a neat atmosphere, although they did not have 3 of their primary drinks available even though we got there at 6.

  15. V

    Vlad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's the best kept secret in NYC! It was exactly what we were looking for to celebrate our wedding anniversary - a venue that had a nice ambiance, a scenic view of the city 26 stories above and a grazing food menu that was prepared beautifully & with such great taste. Portioned as bite sizes to enjoy with sips of bubbly in between.

  16. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best table in a little private room. The views were wonderful, staff were incredible and the ambiance was awesome. We will be back!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was my birthday and my guests came late. They were very accommodating and let us stay 3 hours. After that of course we had to leave. We ordered plenty. Food was yummy. View was fantastic. The banana desert was fantastic. Loved it!

  18. BB

    BridgetB

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We showed up on time but they were late to get everyone up causing a crowd in the lobby bc there was an event that was getting out late. When we finally got up, they put our reservation inside with no air flow and no one helped us for 20 minutes so we left. A little run down.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Vista top cocktail molto buoni

  20. KT

    KoTasu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Got a table outside, the view was outstanding. The food was ok, but the view definitely worth the trip.

  21. ST

    ScottT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went back for our wedding anniversary (we had our reception in that space 24 years earlier). Much better food and great memories.

  22. C

    Courtney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We live nearby and come here often. We reserved a 3 top, to show our guest the views, and requested an outdoor table. The host was rude when I reminded her of my request for an outdoor table. Was placed in an awkward corner table, no view, where people constantly hit me from behind. It took 30 minutes for the server to bring 3 martinis. Disappointing experience.

  23. B

    Brian

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff was incredibly helpful from the moment I reached the door.

  24. EG

    EmmaG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A beautiful place to go for a cocktail after work - very pleasant

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Service started very slowly due to a special event. But once we complained they totally took care of us, even buying our first round of delayed drinks. Really impressive recovery and service from that point forward. Great team. I’ll be back.

  26. CS

    CourtneyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Super busy, which makes for really slow service. Staff was totally lovely, just not available. It's pricy for what it is. I had requested a great table with a view for my husband's bday on my res, and we got table facing a brick wall, lol. The whole reason I booked there was for a view. We were undecided if we'd have dinner there, but once we sat we weren't inclined to hang around past a drink.

  27. EB

    EmBee2919

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    For such a beautiful space, our seating area was really disappointing and didn’t match the vibe of the gorgeous bar (party of 4 was shoved in weird side corner).

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful views, great cocktails and friendly attentive staff who made us feel at home

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Place looked really nice but food and drinks were very very subpar.

  30. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The place is beautiful, unfortunately due to the rain we could not take full advantage of the outdoor experience and views. The menu is light, but the fries and lobster rolls we had were good as well as the drinks. I would go back. It's a vibe.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The views were spectacular and the ambience was NYC at its best. Fabulous cocktails. Will be back for sure.

  32. LK

    LaetitiaK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    A pity? No, a disaster. From A to Z. One hour standing, waiting for our table, booked 2 weeks earlier. Unprofessionnal waitresses making you wait 5 to 5 minutes again til your legs burn and finally asking you to stay calm after they told they understood you !!!!! This is a real shame. Then, 1/2 to be able to order for an ordinary Drunk and small pieces of food. DO NOT GO THERE.

  33. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All staff were professional, helpful, and attentive of all guests dining. While the food menu is very specific the dishes offered are done well and the desserts were superb. The drinks were also crafted just as well as the food. It would be more enjoyable to have had a seat facing the windows to look at the view easier but the indoor ambiance is also very nice.

  34. S

    Scientist1962

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great location, wonderful views, spectacular art-deco ambience. Highly recommended.

  35. JP

    JulieP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Food, drinks, ambiance is amazing, a must visit in NYC. Service is mediocre, staff seems annoyed to deal with customers. Can deal with it for these amazing views.

  36. KS

    KellyS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Super crowded crazy loud and the worlds smallest table but delicious food and drink. The manager was extremely accommodating and attentive.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Small place, but good service

  38. L

    Lynn

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super fun place for drinks and heavy, dinner-worthy appetizers. Awesome cocktail menu. Beautiful views and outdoor areas. Gorgeous bar. Great vibe. Loved it.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cheap to be in an amazing rooftop. Cocktails are amazing, service is good, nothing to complain.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and drinks! A must try in the area :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Ophelia is rated 4.4 stars by 756 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Ophelia

3 Mitchell Pl New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Ave & 49th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antelmo Ambrosio

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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