Ophelia

4.4
339 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 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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4.2
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GossipGirlXOXO
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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kathym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday

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HenriqueM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The server didn’t come to our table, after 15min sitting we decided to stop waiting and we left.

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BotaT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice beautiful place with great view to night city. Food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAJUts
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view. We went at sunset, which was amazing. The food was very good, and the service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños, pero no nos agasaja ron dr ninguna forma especial

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vipDB21
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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!!!!!

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vipWalterW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

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!

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ZeudiS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

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.

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Eric
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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ktneo12
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us on your birthday! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipCrez
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review and feedback, Crez. Hope to see you again!

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Courtney, thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it!

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BarbaraH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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AmyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, Amy. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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

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

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, we appreciate the kind words!

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

Perfection as always.

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, so happy to hear that!

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TomokoB
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.

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your review, Tomoko. Hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 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.

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed it!

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Katherine
Grand Rapids
5 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.)

Ophelia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Katherine, thank you for your review and feedback. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
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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Cflash
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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OpenTable Diner
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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Sandygaga10
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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DebraD
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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FranchescaG
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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vipLittlelivey
New England
10 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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CameliaM
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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vipJoeS
San Francisco
8 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 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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AmeliaS
New York Area
16 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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YevhenD
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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vipDianeB
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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ShaSha
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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipBarb
Philadelphia
16 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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MonaD
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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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.