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Spyglass

4.7
4.7
98 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

This midtown all-season rooftop bar on the 22nd floor of Archer Hotel New York — with the Empire State Building as its central focal point — boasts a quintessential New York experience with craft cocktails and savory, shareable bites.

Enamored with nightlife of another era, Spyglass is inspired by “Rear Window” and the curiosity of its lead, Jimmy Stewart. Patrons are voyeurs to the city below, while the terrace’s classic viewfinder aesthetically draws cues from the film’s elegance and style.

Spyglass’ multiple spaces and seasonal outdoor terraces make it an intimate and timeless venue for private events or an evening with friends, glimpsing the action on the streets below.

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2 people

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Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 730-0538

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Events please contact Jackie Galea at jackie.galea@archerhotel.com

  • Private party contact

    nyevents@charliepalmer.com: (212) 302-3838

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Cross street

    38th between 5th and 6th

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    B, D, F, M, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Empire Room

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your experience at Spyglass’ Empire Room, with up-close views of the Empire State Building, signature cocktails and shareable bar bites. Designed with “Rear Window” in mind, its mid-century aura is palpable. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors retract to open the central bar to the 22nd-floor open-air terrace, and two side terraces are perfect for intimate alfresco gatherings.
  • Back Lounge

    Multiple dates available
    Spyglass’ Back Lounge intimate and chic, the space has elegance to spare, plus floor-to-ceiling windows and large TVs with a live feed of the ever-changing Empire State Building. The Back Lounge has an open-air terrace with festoon lighting that extends the possibilities.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

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What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for anniversary drinks and was treated to an insane view of the Empire State Building and complimentary champagne!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fabulous! View is amazing. Food and drinks were perfectly prepared. Service was excellent. Our server even braved the cold to go out on the balcony and take pictures of us. I will definitely be back!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great hosts

  4. V

    Viv122

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For my husband’s birthday I got him tickets to see Harry Potter. We decided on having dinner somewhere close to the theatre. I found Spyglass and thought it would be nice to have a rooftop drink. The restaurant was very accommodating as we needed to move our reservation to half an hour later. When we arrived we had a great table with direct view to the Empire State Building. They greeted us with 2 glasses of champagne on the house! We also ordered ciders and burgers, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed!

  5. TW

    TinaW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Pretty good food but maybe priced a bit high. But being at such a location and having a decent customer service kinda justifies it.

  6. C

    Claudia

    Munich

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I made a reservation for my hubby’s birthday and it was just great! Our table was as wanted: at the window with a fabulous view to the Empire building. As a surprise we got 2 glasses bubbles for the birthday. Make sure that you take pictures on the balcony!

  7. EV

    EVANGELIAG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On Christmas Day I had the most beautiful and unforgettable proposal! The Empire State view was stunning !

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good time

  9. G

    Giacomuzzi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very good for the price ! The Empire State Building is in front of you which make it very special !

  10. CC

    CamilaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great view of the Empire State, excellent service and tasty drinks. A bit expensive but definitely worth it.

  11. SL

    StevenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful views and a great atmosphere in the restaurant! Definitely recommend.

  12. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful service- our waitress was so kind and also offered to take our picture too! Would highly recommend for any special event!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views. Cheap drinks considering the location. Really nice decor. Lovely staff

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning view of the Empire State Building! Loved the appetizers and drinks were unique and very tasty. Service was great!

  15. V

    Veronica2000

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love it!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Had expected so much and it all fell flat. The empire room for which a CC is needed to reserve is cramped and narrow when the glass doors are closed. No tables to sit around to have a conversation. We went on a Friday at 6pm and it was empty and dull. Drinks were decent. I have been to most rooftops in the city. Wanted to try this one out. I’ll pass on this one.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    One of a kind view of Empire State Building. Staff is very friendly.

  18. JM

    JulieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful view and ambiance. Service was great! They served my partner a complimentary chocolate cake for his birthday. Highly recommend the bar,

  19. LL

    LeeLar

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe in this bar with indoor and outdoor seating and views of the Empire State Building.

  20. S

    Serg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Reserved seats for 5. On arrival, they said only seating for 4. Looking arround there where a lot of empty seats. The person who recieved us said that the 5th person could stand next to us…gee thanks! Very expensive, very small place and boaring. This is not the place to go.

  21. TT

    TetsujiT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic view of the Empire State Building from Empire Room and very friendly staff.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great view, food, and service!

  23. GF

    GeorgetownFan

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for drinks and wonderful view of the Empire State Building.

  24. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice view of the Empire State building, good drinks, nice atmosphere

  25. WB

    WillowB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Spectacular view, not crowded. Good drink menu.

  26. BS

    BillS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Spectacular views is what you go for. Food was passable and drinks expensive and small, but expected. Plan ahead for good weather and make a reservation. Not crowded (assuming due to Covid and city not being crowded) but betting that will change as time goes on.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mi mejor aniversario la Atención excelente

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful evening- great wine and food

  29. GJ

    GaryJ

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience with an iconic view of the Empire State Building. All staff were welcoming and gracious. Our server, Priscilla, was simply the BEST!!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, ambiance & food and drink options!

  31. AH

    AshleyH

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    This place was better than your average bar, but not the best. The food was only okay— got the double burger, impossible sliders, & the Mac n cheese bites. Not that tasty but still good to eat. I would personally recommend other rooftop bars more. The pictures aren’t as great because other people are sitting near the balcony and are in the background of your pics.

  32. A

    Anaya

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing view. The moon was full last night. It was perfect

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Too expensive. $600 four people is too much. The view… spectacular! The service great. But food mmm average and the cost it’s mucho. Sorry

  34. TY

    TammyY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing view, Great Service, Friendly & Helpful Staff , Good Snacks, Small Bites & Drinks!

  35. B

    Brian

    Atlanta

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great time and a great experience.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect spot to bring my birthday baby!!! Outstanding time and thr service was beyond amazing!

  37. P

    Partricia0915

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was cloudy still we could have a nice view to see Empire State Building. My friend really likes here, and it’s good to bring friends especially visiting NY. Unfortunately loud music came from a roof top nearby... but it’s ok level in NYC?!

  38. LG

    LGLGLG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time. Overpriced Cheese board but the staff are great.

  39. EM

    EllenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible views, extremely hospitable staff and wonderful experience! I’d highly recommend!

  40. WF

    WayneF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and atmosphere. Nice rooftop bar with good food and drinks. overall, the restaurant is definitely a place I would recommend.

FAQs

Spyglass is rated 4.7 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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.

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2 people

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Spyglass

47 W 38th St The Archer Hotel New York, NY 10018

  • Cross street

    38th between 5th and 6th

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    B, D, F, M, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 730-0538

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Events please contact Jackie Galea at jackie.galea@archerhotel.com

  • Private party contact

    nyevents@charliepalmer.com: (212) 302-3838

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