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The Highlight Room NY, New York, NY

The Highlight Room NY

4.8
4.8
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
The Highlight Room’s real showstopper is the spectacular view of the city through a glass wall that spans the entire width of the room and folds back to allow access to the outdoor terrace. From there, guests can lift a cocktail to the expansive views — north to the Empire State Building, south to the Freedom Tower. The north and south sides of the room are lined with two-toned leather and velvet banquettes positioned to take advantage of the cityscape views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

The bar, set off by wooden arches and antique mirrors, complements the greenery, and elaborate, candelabra-style chandeliers allude to the candles that would illuminate the German garden as evening fell. Layers of premium materials — plaster, brass, velvet upholstery, caramel drapery, terrazzo tiles — add a dose of playful luxury. Although the bar is open to the public, the overall sense is of a swank member’s club, a private Eden commanding the sky above the Lower East Side. Must be 21+.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chinatown
  • Cross street
    Bowery & Broome Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

Offers

  • Golden Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Thu - Fri - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join us for Golden Hour views and vibes at the Moxy Lower East Side rooftop every Tuesday through Saturday from 5PM to 9PM for $5 glasses of rosé, cocktail pitchers, and magnum-sized bottles of wine to share.

    Golden Hour Photo

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Great for scenic views

  • New York City

    Cocktail Bar

  • Manhattan

    Great for scenic views

  • Manhattan

    Cocktail Bar

26 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time experience at the highlight room with two of my friends was excellent! I had a great time and would highly recommend checking out this place! The food and drinks were delicious, and the views are insane!! I could see so many views of NYC buildings high up such as the World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Hudson yards, and even my building, One Manhattan square! The best!

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  2. Vccccc

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful. Gorgeous setting, wonderful waiting staff, delicious food, great music and crowd. Highly recommend

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  3. Victoriav

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my friend had a blast! We will come back♥️ Thank you! Great service, gorgeous place and atmosphere!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We an AMAZING time !!! It was our friends 50th birthday. Right when you step off elevator…you knew you were in a fabulous place ! We went early for 730 appetizers and drinks. It was perfect for our age lol. (It turns into a nightclub after 10 pm.)

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  5. NicoleJ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and friendly servers. Amazing views. Looking forward to going back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience and the vibe was just right, chill and grown ❤️

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  7. DominiqueM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice vibe and the drinks were really good. Would definitely recommend for a calm night out

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  8. Brandon

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    for the culture, this is a perfect pregame spot!!

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  9. DJones

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to come for a post workday, the late night DJ is excellent. I would visit again.

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  10. amhe

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes & music! Drinks were good and unique but staff wasn’t super friendly

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for the rose happy hour deal. They clearly overbooked on reservations because after waiting 15 min after our reservation was supposed to start, they sat us inside and claimed they would move us when a table opened up our there. The host never came back to move us, and other waitresses/staff were hard to find. I had an okay time, but don't think I would go back.

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  12. Esther

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was friendly from start to finish. Mariah our server was so attentive and helpful. Great vibes, good music and great atmosphere. We also loved the personal message HR sent us after dining there.

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  13. Hector

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience with views of the city. Felt the music was a tad loud given the size of the space. I could hardly hear my friends talking.

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  14. GeorgeL

    Hong Kong

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went a bit early (before 10pm) on a Wednesday night with a group - and had advanced reservations. The vibe was perfect and service was at the highest quality. We ordered the Burgundy Pinot magnum size for $220 - which in my view for NYC was very reasonably priced - please keep it there Highlight Room! The place got rocking starting around 11pm when we left - so those looking for a party scene, later is better apparently. It was perfect for us who needed to wake up early the next morning! Look forward to the return trip!

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  15. Nicole

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the most amazing birthday celebration at The Highlight Room! First I will say, the space is absolutely beautiful starting at the entrance. The staff was so accommodating for a large group which is much appreciated. The golden hour deal is also a gem in NYC and the DJ played such a good variety. Can't wait to come back and highly recommend to others!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The staff is so young and snobby - which is the reputation of Tao Group establishments since they’ve gone out of style after 2016. But being rude to patrons to exude some sort of “exclusivity factor” is so lame and unnecessary - you’ll find much better rooftops, with much better people literally anywhere else in the city. Save your time and go somewhere with a personality too.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. AlexandraJ

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and drinks were weak and my friend experienced racism from the bathroom attendant.

    3 people found this helpful

  18. KayR

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to grab a drink with friends! Waitress checked in frequently and the ambiance is amazing. Very pricey but worth it for one cocktail!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buen lugar, los precios no son tan caros y las entradas ricas !!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Angele was the most amazing server! She made the experience so pleasant.

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  21. LiisaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are amazing and stunning, but overpriced drinks were ridiculously poor made. We ordered whiskey sour and got something which was more like juice with canned cherry on top. So nice place, and so little effort for the cocktails.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Shakurah

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it won’t be the last, had such a good time!

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  23. Sharon

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday-had a Grey girls Night out! Got a corner sectional so everybody could sit together. Very fun vibe.

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  24. Birdie

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The views and inside decor were truly amazing. The drinks were excellent, and the music was great.
    The Highlight Room NYResponded on March 17, 2023
    Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, notably the views and drinks. We look forward to you joining us again, soon and often.

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  25. KerenW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    There was a private event (we were not aware or notified) at the bar when we came in so instead of a bar vibe it felt like a corporate networking event. The DJ’s music was on very high volume so we could not have a conversation. The service was extremely slow and cocktails were so bad we had to cancel and eventually left.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Turn us away cause went early and had a 15yr old with us for apps and the view. Would not recommend

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Highlight Room NY is rated 4.8 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for The Highlight Room NY

145 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bowery & Broome Street
  • Neighborhood
    Chinatown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–2:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–4:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View
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