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Westlight, Brooklyn, NY

Westlight

4.6
4.6
943 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Westlight, a 22nd-floor rooftop bar with sweeping views of New York City, sits atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. Chef Andrew Carmellini pairs a playful menu of bar snacks with a list of handcrafted classic cocktails, rare spirits, beer and wine. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the bar and interior lounge, with outdoor seating on the wrap-around balcony and 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 307-7100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Westlight can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Afranna Yameen: (718) 215-2233

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Wythe Avenue & North 12th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Westlight is accessible by the G stop at Nassau Avenue and the L stop at Bedford Avenue. We are located at 111 North 12th Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, closer to Wythe Avenue.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 943 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Restaurant was on top of the William Vale Hotel which I hadn't realized until we arrived. I went with my son on a Tuesday and rainy night so the atmosphere was somewhat subdued. The rooftop view of the Manhattan skyline was enveloped in fog but must be fantastic on a clear night. We shared three appetizers empanadas, tempura bass buns, and shrimp dumplings. All of these were delicious. Portions size was modest some plenty of room for "big bites." I had the salmon and my son the duck tacos. Both of which were very satisfying and nicely prepared. The drinks were pricey but the bartender made a great gimlet. I intend to bring my wife back for a date night.
  2. HJ

    imHJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day celebrations done right! It was exactly the way we wanted.
  3. JH

    JanaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The view is unbelievable!!! We got drinks and dessert and it was amazing
  4. CR

    CarlaR

    Mexico City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best waitress I ever had in NYC ! His name was Christian And the service was exceptional. We orders cocktails and the famous french fries, and the were awesome and the view is one of the best in williamsburg!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed everything about Westlight. Thank you for making my birthday dinner amazing!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Anniversary
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Food is great and fairly priced. Bottle of albariño 56 sounded very pricey. Octopus skewerS were awesome and the fries: best in town
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great along with the drinks a few appetizers we ordered. They even had the super bowl playing in a big screen.
  9. EW

    EileenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Westlight is a stunning venue with the most insane view of Manhatten. The bar is beautifully designed, it feels comfortable without being pretentious while at the same time luxurious. My husband and I celebrated our elopement with a cocktail and food here and the staff could not have made us feel more special. A highlight of our wedding day!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The food was 5/10.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dining experience with great food and fantastic views. This restaurant is really not to be missed when you visit NYC
  12. S

    Shawn

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Extremely slow service. Had to get the server multiple times to come over and help us. I was trying to do a business deal and it was hard with having to get staff all the time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    TERRIBLE SERVICE! We had two waiters. They were changing shifts as explained by the second waiter when we inquired about our first waiter who disappeared after we placed our order. First waiter took about 20 minutes to simply ask if we wanted anything to drink. Reservation was at 8:30pm. We got sit at 8:25pm and we placed order at 8:56pm. We order everything at the same time since we realized that the waiting to order something else will be long. The place was not even packed. Then first waiter disappeared without any courtesy of informing he was leaving. No one came to our table to ask if we needed anything. But, we noticed someone was taking care of the young girls next to our table named “Jake” (overheard it). Jake was attentive to the two young girls next to us and didn’t even bothered to ask if we needed anything. My date gets Jakes attention and requested him a dessert menu and for our waiter to be called. Jake brings the menu but no one came to take our order. Once again, my date gets Jake’s attention and tells him I want to order something. It had already passed more than 15 minutes and at that point I am not interested in any other drink or dessert. I ask for the check and inform Jake that it’s been more than 15 minutes waiting for someone to take our order of another drink and dessert. Jake apologizes and informs that he is our waiter and they just changed shifts. Mind you, he’s been taking care of the girls next to us for a while now. At this point I just want the check. Jake proceeded to say “Do you want coffee on the house? I don’t want you to leave upset.” I tell him with a smile and nicely to please bring the check. He continues saying the same thing. I no longer respond and my date kindly ask again for the check. Jake continued saying the same thing. Once again my date says “Please, bring us the check!” WOW!!! Drinks were ok. Food was descent. Nice view. But, There are better places in Brooklyn.
  14. KF

    KaitlinF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We live in the neighborhood & love coming here for a special night out. Food, drinks, views, decor, all beautiful!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Great cocktails
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente atención y hermosísimas vista
  17. n

    nyunder

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Made a reservation to celebrate an afternoon for a friend's birthday. My friend got there before me and was seated next to the window with the view of Manhattan. I arrived 10 mins afterwards, and Christina at the front was so friendly greeted me quite nicely. She was very friendly and conversational. Since I indicated it was a birthday on the reservation, they immediately brought over 2 flutes of champagne. This was so nice of them. Olivia was our server, and Alexi was the mgr in charge, and he was great. We ordered the octopus, herb fries, shrimp dumplings and the fish buns. My friend loved the food and the flavor was so good. They don't have a huge menu, however their the morsels are quite delicious. We had a small minor mishap, however Alexi the mgr really looked to make sure we were ok and satisfied with the service. Everyone here is courteous and mild tempered. They have mixologists working here to perfect the art of drinking delicious beverages. We ordered the 3 leches for dessert and it was amazing. Overall my friend had a nice birthday luncheon and wants to return when she has more time. The out a candle on the dessert which was a nice touch.
  18. a

    andreius

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view, so as the food, prices not so much, but location is the key selling point
  19. AS

    AlexandraS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was awful. They even forgot to check us into our open table reservation! Also the oven was broken so they only had 4 mediocre things on the menu
  20. SM

    SyrMed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    We requested window side tables for our anniversary. The hostess was rude and offered us a center table, even though window side tables were empty. She kept giving us attitude at our second request to switch when we saw another empty window side table. Finally, when the waitress arrived, she accommodated our request to switch. Unlike the hostess, the waiting staff were polite and professional. The food and drinks were excellent!
  21. C

    Cutechick

    Saskatoon

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views and lovely evening
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Limited food menu really just stuff to nibble on over cocktails. But the burger was great and cauliflower dip was good. Wish the lights indoor lights were brighter and some outdoor lights. Had a great time overall!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was incredibly friendly and attentive. He made us feel comfortable and looked after. Perfect place to get together with friends on Christmas night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    My boyfriend and I went here for Christmas lunch. The location is beautiful with amazing views of the city. However that was the only thing that was amazing. Our waitress was very rude and was rushing us along after 40 minutes. We both ordered food and drinks, my food came out very late, 15 minutes after my boyfriend’s. While I still had a full cocktail and a whole burger the waitress asked if we wanted the check. (She did this twice) I asked her do you mind if I finished 1st! The restaurant was moderately packed and the couple next to us only had drinks and were there longer than us. It was meant for us to have a peaceful nice lunch together however it was ruined by the rudeness of the waitress. I’m definitely not returning to this establishment.
  25. C

    Call4cs

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best views in NYC. Great staff, friendly and professional!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    birthday these at is perfect and we got the shot for free
  27. t

    toni

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Consistently slow service. Other that that, awesome!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beau Rooftop situé à Brooklyn Un peu sonore Service rapide et efficace Très bons cocktails Superbe vue sur Manhattan Dommage il pleuvait
  29. J

    Julz

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view and yummy food! Super romantic and great for date night
  30. T

    Traveler4574

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best view of Manhattan that I’ve ever seen. Great drinks, fun atmosphere, one of our favorite NYC destinations.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Good drinks and food with an amazing view.
  32. SR

    SimoneRae

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We had to wait a long time for our food, then to find out options not available but the hostess was really great and made accommodations. The food that did arrive was delicious and the drinks 10/10 The entire ambiance is beautiful and I would suggest going on a clear weather day so you can appreciate the entire 360 view of the NYC skyline.
  33. P

    Pama

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful evening with friends. The view is stunning which was the main reason for visiting, however the service and food/drinks on offer will definitely be back.
  34. VA

    VahanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot! View is incredible. Overall amazing experience!
  35. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Thank you Westlight! And thank you Damien for your hospitality. Can’t wait to be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date spot with my partner. Food was amazing, almost had the whole menu.
  38. GO

    GulsahO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was amazing as well as Mantahttan view. Foods were delicious. People were polite and professional. I went there with my guests. They loved like me. We left from West Light happy. So, I hardly recommended this place.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice view on Westlights💕 You may take your ID! And you have to make a reservation!!! There are so many people.
  40. JD

    JosephD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Best view in New York City!

FAQs

Westlight is rated 4.6 stars by 943 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


Google Map for Westlight

111 N. 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wythe Avenue & North 12th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Westlight is accessible by the G stop at Nassau Avenue and the L stop at Bedford Avenue. We are located at 111 North 12th Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, closer to Wythe Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 307-7100

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Westlight can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Afranna Yameen: (718) 215-2233

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