The Penthouse

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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
Located atop Ravel Hotel, Long Island City’s first luxury boutique hotel, lies The Penthouse - Waterside Dining & Skyline View Restaurant, a fresh new dining experience. Our breathtaking view of the New York City skyline is one of the best, creating an ideal backdrop for a fabulous dinner. The Penthouse is open all year and is climate controlled. We look forward to serving you.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 40 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.8
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4.5
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Only complain is that it was too cold.

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for my birthday and enjoyed. It was Halloween night so the place was decorated nicely. The food was great but a little bit pricey. Not too many items on the menu. The service was a little slow but we really enjoyed the ambiance and would definitaley go back!

AB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Dinner at the Penthouse was a great one. The view was beautiful, the staff was friendly and the food was delicious. I would definitely invite my friends to have an experience and I would visit again.

FW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place! Sexy! If a place can be such a thing. The decor was chill. The food was excellent! Mmmmmm was reverberated with every dish. And the prices are sensible! You can hear each other speak but still enjoy the music. We had girl's night there but I'm definitely going back on a date! Thank you for a great evening experience Penthouse 808!

IF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great.. Our server was awesome and nothing beats the atmosphere

CM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bonitas vistas,camareros amables y sushi fantastico

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CS
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

You can't beat this place for the view. But that's where it ends - food was just average. We ordered fillet Mignon and hot stir Fry. Very expensive and not enough staff.

RV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had amazing experience It was my birthday and I couldn’t of picked a better place service was amazing the people are wonderful the ambience was amazing love the view was spectacular the 59th St. bridge was lit up and I’m happy I made this my birthday destinations

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Service was horrible. It took about 20 mins after seating to get water or even a menu. Far too loud to even have a conversation.

NB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Awesome location, amazing view, great food and nice ambiance. Dress code makes it an amazing setting and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Great for birthdays.

KD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great along with great service. Amazing views!

F
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

While the venue itself looked great and there was a nice ambiance. The food was mediocre for the price and the absolute worst part was that there is a dress code that was not mentioned at all on here. Luckily I just so happened to have pants in my car otherwise we would’ve made the 45 min trip for nothing.

s
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful scenery, great service, delicious food. the penthouse was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to a friend.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view!! Interesting and delicious food!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Place has an awesome view it wasn’t too packed. My waitress Rebecca was great everyone else that kept delivering our entrees were good but getting them to clear some space for us was hard. But overall a good experience for my girlfriends birthday 🎂

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Deliciosa la comida, el sitio muy bonito, la atención pesima

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A notre arrivée au restaurant, nous avons attendu 45 MN pour enfin nous prendre commande... Nous avons commandé notre repas, le vin et avant tout l'apero...15mn après l'apero et le verre de vin est arrivé en même temps suivi de l'assiette de Mme mais pas moi pourtant le même plat. Au bout de 5mn j'ai appelé le serveur qui m'avait oublié... Résultat Mme a fini son assiette alors la mienne arrivée. Je continue ? Ouiii pour le dessert ils nous ont servi dune autre table et ne correspondait pas à notre demande... Bref en quelque mots ! Service 0/20 repas 10/20 cadre du lieu 18/20 c'est d'ailleurs cela qui nous a fais venir à ce restaurant. Conclusion le trajet en taxi +100€ aller retour et le restaurant également. Cela vaut t'il ce prix pour apprecier la vue sur Manhattan ?

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was my birthday dinner and by far the worst NYC service to date. The service was incredibly slow. The host forgot we were there and had to check back 20min later for our table. The sever only came around every 20-30 minutes. Not exaggerating. We just started ordering drinks directly from the bar. Every time any of us looked, we could never find a server. On top of everything, the sever never apologized or even acknowledged how slow and neglitful she was. Will 100% not recommend this place to anyone.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That day was Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, my friends and me got together and hoped to watch the moon while enjoying delicious foods. The purpose of enjoying delicious foods is achieved. But the view here is not the moon direction. However, the Manhattan’s night view is so beautiful, thus we have no regrets.

MJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We had a great time, delicious food and a breathtaking view. Service was a little bit slow but you’ll enjoy the drinks, view and food!!!

L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, music was great and the views were spectacular!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food beautiful views, AP.

FA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing view of the city would have to go again. Nice for bday party.

R
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is gorgeous and the view is amazing !! I enjoyed the food, it was delicious and the drinks were on point!! Great price point. Love love love it!! Will definitely be coming back often!

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

You go there for the view! Food was good, not great and service was poor. Staff does not pay attention to you for how much money your spending.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food wise, I would say that there should be an option for substitution where the client will still pay for that change.
Example for my situation I ordered the roasted chicken and sweet plantains. The issue I was expecting fried sweet plantains and not plantain chips. I wanted to substitute that for the Yukon mashed potatoes of which I was willing to pay the difference. That was the only unfortunate part of the evening.
Overall everything else was great!!

RG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

It has a great view to the city. The hostess wasn’t friendly at all. It took a while for the waitress to come but she was nice and helpful. The food wasn’t bad but it was overpriced and very small portions. The cocktails were weak. Personally, I wouldn’t go back.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks are a little pricey but worth it with the location!.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

You’re paying for the city views. Food and service are just okay. Definitely good to go there for drinks.

MY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my Birthday dinner and I had a Blast! First the ambiance and the view makes me fall in love then the food are delicious. Service is great. It’s a little bit noisy but tolerable. We had a great time and will surely be back.

T
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Appetizer came out with the food. What i ordered made me nausea. They were nice to take my dish back, i reordered another dish which took forever to come out. They should bring back some of there old dishes

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Server made us feel Super Special as we were celebrating our Anniversary.
We were sat immediately even though we arrived well before our reservation time. From beginning to end We were Satisfied with everything.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance, however food and drinks are WAY overpriced and the $50 fee to cut a cake is ridiculous.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Great view, that's about it. The security gave me and others trouble about shoes. There was nothing online about dress code. The guy behind me actually called too check the dress code and he still was given trouble. Bartenders were horrible. Took 10 min to take my order and there was hardly anyone at the bar. The host rolled her eyes when we wanted to know the area of our table before we went to it. The food was subpar at best and over priced. The server Daniel was the best part as far as customer service. He was very friendly an attentive. Everyone else seemed to hate being there. They are trying to make this place an upscale kinda joint but it will need allot of work to get to that. I personally think they should make it a chill relaxed place with casual food and drinks. It's not a high end hotel so an upscale restaurant seems out out of place.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Ambiance, a tad pricey, but worth it. Would definitely recommend.

NA
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time when I come here. Just too hot in the summertime

DU
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Grace the hostess was rude and pretty much ruined my partners evening with her poor attitude. We were approved to sit at a couch. We waited for it to be cleaned for ten minutes and another male bus boy staff said it was fine to sit there. We sat down and were told by a third staff only a party of four can sit down. I told her of the approval then we talked again to the hostess who said she did not approve it, even when she did. We told her this was un coordinated and she gave a sarcastic response back. We saw this same conflict over seating to another couple over regular tables. The sushi was good. The entrees were bad quality. Will not be back.

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant's view of the NYC was amazing. However, we ordered the Tomahawk steak for 2 which was displayed on this weird elevated metal rack that took over all the space on the table and left no place for a plate or sides. A huge suggestion to the chef is if you're going to serve a steak that's supposed to be comparable to a major high end steakhouse then you definitely don't serve it with FRENCH FRIES! Super disappointing. Also, our fries did not come until well after we finished the steak. Also, the steak was room temperature, not hot at all.

HM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance is fantastic. But the food is overpriced. Try to check in Groupon before stepping in. they have a lot of deals

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was Juliana it was me and my girlfriends first time so we were very indecisive about the menu and Julianna was very patient with us. The food was quick and delicious. Definitely will come back.