Spyglass Rooftop Bar

3.5
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10 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

About

This unique location, with the Empire State Building as its central focal point, boasts a quintessential New York experience, with craft cocktails and shareable bites from celebrated chef Charlie Palmer, located within Archer Hotel New York.

Enamored with nightlife of another era, Spyglass is inspired by "Rear Window" with patrons serving as voyeurs to the city below and aesthetically drawing cues from the beautiful telescope used by the lead Jimmy Stewart in that film and its era of elegance and style.

Spyglass' multiple spaces and seasonal outdoor area make it an intimate and timeless venue for private events or an evening with friends, glimpsing the action on the streets below.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:00am;
Thursday - Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(212) 730-0538
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Palmer
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Cross street
38th between 5th and 6th
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Public transit
B, D, F, M, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.5based on all time ratings
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food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.4
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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale place with great drinks and great ambiance

DE
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a 9:00 p.m. reservation on a Friday night. When we arrived we were told the bar was closed for a private event. Then we were shuffled to a back room with a view of a dark alley. No apologies extended. Needless to say we did not stay and would not recommend anyone bother to reserve a spot here.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Upon arrival we were told the reservation granted access ro the facility, although it was first come first serve. So my reservation did not guarantee a chair. The cocktails were bad. I couldn’t finish my drink because it was warm and poorly mixed. Poor service we kept having to ask for things that they forgot to bring in our order. The view is nice but not worth it.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice view on Empire State Building. Good Location, not toi crowded

C
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

Didn’t eat dinner, drinks and views were great, would recommend for a date.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

too expensive, beer was not cold enough, chips portion too small for 10 dollars and space so reduce, difficult to move or leave jackets out.

RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Smaller than expected , better in summer when you can use the open rooftop.
Great view on Empire State Building.
Nice cocktails and ambiance.
Service very good and friendly.
I liked it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Do not try to book a reservation via open table. They do not take reservations. First come first served. Overall great view of the Empire State Building. Overall small environment holding 20 people if even that many. Drinks and appetizers pricy yet good.

LJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Reservations do not exist. Don’t bother. Very disappointing. Very small space.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great view of the Empire State building. We were there when it was cold, so didn't stay out long but if was warm, would have enjoyed being outside and seeing the view. I wouldn't suggest going for the food, it's really for the ambiance, view, and drinks.

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