It was a perfect fall afternoon for a rooftop catch up with an old friend visiting from Europe. So perfect that I wished that I had brought my swimsuit. That said, it was not exactly what I expected. It was more like a pool lounge than a swanky rooftop restaurant, but later found out that half of the rooftop was closed for a private event so that could explain it. The food was simple fare but done well and good size portions. She had a burger that came with fries and I had a tasty entree salad with chicken. I expected grilled, though it came fried it was all good. They have an excellent selection of wine, beer and mixed drinks. Nothing to complain about and enjoyed the NYC vistas from an outstanding vantage point. Next time, I will try it at night.
Not good for large parties. Tried to have a party for 9 outside and we had to sit inside. Big disappointment because it was a beautiful evening.
This is a beautiful garden that is PERFECT for summer dining alfresco! The drinks were well made and the menu is an abridged version of Ono- which is always a great place for Japanese food. I cant reiterate enough times how wonderful the garden is though- definitely worth checking out.
Don't waste your time or money at this restaurant. The food was mediocre. There are much better Japanese restaurants out there that are cheaper. This is only a place to "see and be seen" and nothing more. We ordered over 8 items on the menu...none of which was memorable. Spend your hard earned money at some where else.
We had a great time. We ate at Ono and had drinks at Garden of Ono which is right next door. The Prime rib slid off the bone - the best I've ever had. My friends said the lobster was great - melts in your mouth - not chewy at all. Crab cakes were tasty - great flavor along with the salad. They had a notable wine list and cocktails were great. We left there feeling very satisfied. Kudos to the chef!!!!
The decor is very contemporary and trendy - hot spot with nice music
Great vibe and music. Same food as Ono restaurant but more enjoyable to be outside in the summer
Our waitress was sloppy and rude, and could not get our order correct. I have always enjoyed ONO, but the Garden, with its small tables, and horrid service, was one I will not repeat.
Great outdoor ensamble, cool, hip, romantic...The food was good, but expensive and scarce!!!
The place is vere neat and the food is very good, I wish the portions were a little bigger, though. It haa a great atmosphere and is a good place to go with groups and have a little privicy, you can have your private party even if the place is full of people.
The experience started off with a standoffish hostess. She seemed very imperious and did not seem welcoming at all(maybe she was busy?). That should of set off warning signs. She did honor our reservation and did not "prescreen" us as some other reviewers have mentioned. The rolls were forgettable and expensive but the grilled meats (robata grill) were excellent and worth the delay (as the waitress forgot half the order). Regardless, the company was good as were the cool cabanas. Nice, fashionable, hip crowd.
Food was barely edible, extremely poor.
Table under a stairwell was the begining of the end. 5 waiter, no 1. Now they are delivering all the wrong food, and actually taking the plates from other tables for deliery to my table- NOT IN NY- ONO stick to coctails, and parites.
One word describes this place's employees RUDE. I went for a special occasion to have drinks/dinner w/ some friends. It was impossible to order drinks or food because the waitstaff was no where to be seen. When we occasionally flagged down the hostess she was curt and blew us off. The water we asked for when we sat down was brought after we paid our check. The portions were minuscule and the drinks were watered down. We had reservations yet we had to wait to get into the EMPTY bar/restaurant. They even refused my friend who is a major reporter for a major NYC paper. All of us were well dressed and we walked into several Meatpacking hotspots that night without a problem. I will never return to this restaurant.
Food was excellent. loved being outdoors but a little too noisy.
We went at a very dead hour so no idea what the crowd is like when there is one- but it was lovely and very relaxing. I am sure it gets crowded and noisey- but not when we were there. Delightful.