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 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.
I love a place with great drinks & even more when I can actually hear the person I’m with. This place is easily one of the most elegant places in the city & the staff make it even better. The best place !
The ambience was great. A nice city vibe with beautiful views. The food and drinks were delicious! Avocado toast is a must!! We sat in a cozy nook in the center where we could see the bar and the city views! A great NYC experience overall!
The server didn’t come to our table, after 15min sitting we decided to stop waiting and we left.
Very nice beautiful place with great view to night city. Food was outstanding!
The views were great, the spinach/artichoke dip was tasty and what I liked especially were the drinks. The Hot Teddy, two thumbs up. Overall great experience. I’d definitely go again.
Gorgeous view. We went at sunset, which was amazing. The food was very good, and the service was friendly.
Cumpleaños, pero no nos agasaja ron dr ninguna forma especial
Well we booked Ophelias thinking they had a dinner menu but they have outstanding drinks but only serve appetizers. The view is magnificent-26th floor overlooking the river or the city- your choice. Tiny tables to eat off of. Server was SO cold- attractive young woman but never gave us her name and barely talked to us. We asked her about dinner and she said they only serve whats on the menu- small appetizers. We ordered the cheese & meat plate but since we only eat cheese they gave us double the cheeses instead. They gave us some flatbread raisin crisps but we ran out so we asked for more. We got more but they even charged us $5.50 for a small basket of extra crisps. Drinks were good.
Nice to go there just to have a drink and appetizer and see the view but not to have dinner. The server needs to take lessons on how to interact with the customers!!!!!
The issue is more with the customer than the establishment. We are over 55 and did not understand this was not a conventional restaurant. The ambiance was modern and catered to younger people and that is the reason for my lower grade. The food/drinks and service were good, but it was not what we expected. The view was incredible and we are happy we went but would not go back but once again that is more of a reflection of us that a problem with the place.
Thanks for your review, Walter. We're glad that you enjoyed the food and drinks, even though it wasn't what you were expecting. We are a cocktail lounge with an upscale menu of small bites. We hope you will reconsider and join us for a drink in the future!
Wonderful view! The place is very small a you have to book in advance. The tables are all closed to the windows. The menu chiose isn poor but the drinks are good even if a little expensive. I don t know about the food because we didn t have dinner there. The music was very nice. I suggest it to have a different evening.
Drinks were very good, and the view was every bit as spectacular as advertised. The seating was a bit narrow, and would benefit from some more comfortable chairs - the spot we had was more like a bench. Small couches, maybe like Raine's Law Room, would go a long way. The music was a good match for the space, though a bit louder than I'd expect given the crowd (small groups chatting), though that may have also been reflective of our particular spot - we were in an alcove with a speaker on the ceiling. Wouldn't mind trying again.
Such a wonderful experience at Ophelia Friday night! Was celebrating my birthday with friends and the service was wonderful. Made a reservation and was seated on time. The food was delicious and the cocktails so good. The manager was consistently checking in on us and brought us a birthday dessert to celebrate. Will definitely be back and have recommended to several friends already!
We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us on your birthday! Hope to see you again soon!
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.
Thanks for your review and feedback, Crez. Hope to see you again!
Very Posh. Love the atmosphere. It was a very euphoric experience being in an Art Deco roof top.
Courtney, thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it!
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.
Thanks for your review, Amy. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon!
Hidden gem with the NYC skyline view. Make sure to make reservations beforehand.
Thank you, we appreciate the kind words!
Perfection as always.
Thank you, so happy to hear that!
Beautiful view, gorgeous ambiance, delicious drinks, gourmet small plates. Highly recommend for date night or even girls night.
Thank you for your review, Tomoko. Hope to see you again!
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.
Thanks for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience!
Fantastic service, great views, ambience and fun music!!
Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed it!
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.)
Katherine, thank you for your review and feedback. Cheers!
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.
Ophelia is rated 4.4 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.
Ophelia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://merchantshospitality.securetree.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.