Westlight

4.5
651 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am
Friday 2pm-2am
Saturday 12pm-2am
Sunday 12pm-12am
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Phone number
(718) 307-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Carmellini
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wythe Avenue & North 12th Street
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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, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

On Thanksgiving, Westlight will be open 2pm to 11pm and will serve our normal menu of small bites & cocktails.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Westlight will be open 2pm to 11pm and will serve our normal menu of small bites & cocktails.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Westlight will be open 2pm to 11pm and will serve our normal menu of small bites & cocktails.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 651 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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3.9
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Didnt eat so went middle of road there.. gorgeous room and lowkey.. would avoid weekends but delicious on a Monday

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JR
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite date night location ever, view and ambiance can’t be beaten. 10/10 for food too.
Spoil you on a Birthday also x

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Muy caro para tan poca comida. El lugar es agradable.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Incredible view.
Food portions way too small for the price and quality not there. Awful service.
Would recommend 100% to have drinks but not to have lunch / dinner.

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EW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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PR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaizing place, with a incredible view, good food and good decoration.

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LP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wad an spectacular birthday lunch!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience except that we needed to leave the table after 1 hour that was the only issue the was was amazing

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IM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The menu consisted of smaller plates. The Baby Back Ribs were better than I anticipated. The coconut cashed we a great addition. I did feel a bit rushed by the waittress to pay and get moving. But the view! What can I say?

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed the ambiance but there could definitely be more of a food selection.
Service was fast after ordering.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with magnificient view on Manhattan

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, amazing view, and I loved how we didn't have shout to have a conversation. Food portion could be a bit more generous.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the most beautiful spaces in the city.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best panoramic view of NYC I've ever seen, and I'm a native New Yorker.

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g
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

good for sunset, best manhattan view ,
nice people

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First off, I am a local and come to ALL the William Vale establishments; Du’s, Mister Dips, Leuca and Westlight, with my family and friends on a frequent basis.

We had friends visiting out of town and wanted to take them out to Westlight for drinks. I made reservations for 7pm, Saturday, online. We received email confirmation and even got a confirmation phone call. They explained to me that there would be a Halloween party that evening but we would still be able to go up for drinks standing room only. I even double checked prior that afternoon with another call and they said no problem.

When we arrived that night, the girl downstairs said the bar was closed for a private event and we couldn’t go up and offered no other information. Incredibly disappointed with the lack of hospitality and poor communication on the venue’s end.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall!

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1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great food, great drink, great service and great view, on its way to be a staple of nyc

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CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My son was coming to the area to perform and the event organizer chose the William Vale for him. It is an amazing hotel and the Westlight rooftop bar was as great as we hoped it would be. We were hungry, so we ended up trying several appetizers and we loved them all. Especially the burger, the Bass Buns and the potato skins.

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I
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in a great environment, magnificent view and excellent customer service.

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BP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Drinks here seem to take forever to come out, even when not busy.
Wine choice was limited as they were out of many. You should tell what you have and don’t have before hand.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view, atmosphere and decor are unparalleled. It's a designed experience to instantly feel special and worldly. Cocktails were masterful.

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CR
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything! Food, views, cocktails, ambience, and vibe!

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AJ
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Brilliant views of NYC, great cocktails, the tasting menu was good. A wonderful experience and a must do if your visiting from overseas or if it’s a special occasion. Very romantic environment.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing views and very cozy at night. Had great food. Great romantic place even though it is in a hotel

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect :)

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience. So impressive scenic view, spectacular and charming.
It’s fantastic at sunset time, and later on.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Stunning view and great ambiance for a pre birthday party drink.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Not a fan of the tres leches but Apple pie was great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

We arrived 16 minutes late but they still have our table. Me and my friends had a great night 😀!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place to take a date.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Great views. Nice drinks. Food was ok for what it was albeit expensive for small plates. Service was horrific. Rude and obnoxious staff ruined our first wedding anniversary. Questioned the tip we gave and argued with us in a disgusting manner. Spoilt our anniversary. No apology or attempt to rectify. Won’t be returning for that reason. For such a special place it needs serious training in customer service

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VS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Great rooftop place! The Korean bbq octopus was AMAZING. A little small for the price but you’d expect it in a place like this. Basically paying higher prices for the wonderful view. The service was terrible though.. we had a server who we couldn’t find for the majority of the night. Our waters weren’t filled up. And then at the end when we asked someone for our check there was a second bottle of red wine on it, which we didn’t order. It took over 20 mins just to close our tab. If the servers switch shifts they should tell us or another server should come around and explain they’re our new server. He didn’t seem to really care which he should have because for a $250 check he’s making $50. I would never tip under 20% but the service was really bad ..

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I am sorry to say I live in NJ and drove all the way to Brooklyn to not have good service . The drinks are small and over priced . My whole family ate and my food never came out . Very upset with the whole deal

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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D
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for BROOKLYNITES and others. Excellent vibes and scenery

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IR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love going to Westlight! The views are absolutely breathtaking of Manhattan day and night!

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great views and cocktails! Very nice service. Already planning on going back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We waited about 30 minutes for a table, though we made a reservation in advance. Hostess was very apologetic for wait. The service was intermittent once seated, so we left after one drink.

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