Westlight

4.6
701 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

On Valentine's Day, Westlight will serve a special five-course tasting menu for $125 per guest. A caviar course may be added for a $95 supplement and a beverage pairing is available for $50 per guest. A la carte dining will not be available. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy on this day.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We come quite often... I like the view, the vibe, the cocktails and the finger food is good. But this time was disappointing. It was not that crowded but it took a while to get sat, and quite a while to get our drinks. We had to ask almost 10 times for extra pita bread... which came 45 min later!

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JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a small birthday night with a friend and everything was perfect! Wish they had a bigger menu for bites but the current one works for us ;)

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service is on par with the price for cocktails. The view on a clear day is amazing. Can get pricey. Has enough “bites” on the menu to fill you up. Will definitely return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful beautiful beautiful. The view is outstanding. The place is gorgeous. Not a place to get food. Only fancy cocktails

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N
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Came for the view, which was great. The waiter however was a bit rude and forgot part of our order. Overall still a good experience due to the view, but it could have been a lot better.

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SJ
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location , service a little slow - really uncomfortable seating - wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time there if comfort was needed.

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M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, glad we tried it! Food and cocktails were excellent, views of the city spectacular!

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FW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of six who met at Westlight for pre-dinner cocktails and tapas. The staff was friendly and attentive and the cocktails and tapas were enjoyable. The view of the Manhattan skyline is second to none. When in Williamsburg, a visit to the Westlight is a must....

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Terrific view and food. Stylish and sophisticated décor. Exceptional staff!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Very beautiful scenery and atmosphere made me so happier than seeing the night view from Top of the Rock!

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must add Westlight to your to do list! What an amazing way to spend a night with friends and family, enjoying delicious food and drinks overlooking an amazing view on New York

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n
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

The service was terrible , she forgot the order all the time

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Williamsburg rooftopbar with splendid ambiance, good wines and fine bites. Be sure to reserve a table at a time when the sun sets, enjoy the view (Manhattan skyline and other people like you).

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Wonderful view !

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IN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a view! I would recommend going here for anything - food, drinks or just a coffee! Great service and ambiance. Just breath taking.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we made reservations, I don’t think we fully knew how great a view we had. We had the best spot in the house and it was beautiful. The food was perfectly portioned, although the portions come with a high price. The servers were always accommodating and the experience was fully worth it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

The place is good. However, the hostess could be nicer.

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M
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent experience. From the moment you step inside you are wowed by the amazing view, cozy seating, and delicious comfort food. Mathew, the manager, was incredibly professional and made sure every detail was perfect. Highly recommend reservations, and your sunglasses!

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Williamsburg gem. No one else has a view like Westlight. Overlooks all of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Great food and drinks, and amazing staff, all make for the best spot in town.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Posto che vale solo per la vista che si gode di Ny

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was not worth the price. Somehow after I tried an overly priced "bite" I tried the fries and they were amazing. Then I noticed almost everyone else was eating fries as well. The best value and tasting thing on the menu.
Drinks were good. Except when the bartender forgot that Kahlua good in a white Russian. Damien fixed that up for me quick though.
The View is amazing. And the service from Damien was stellar.
Go for the view. Ask for Damien.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Went into this experience with high hopes given the good Yelp and OpenTable reviews; however, our group (of three) experience was meh/blah. Food was mediocre. The burger was too greasy in our opinion, the duck tacos were bland, the spicy chicken empanadas were good, and the ceviche didn’t have enough acidity (maybe just a different style) and it was too sweet.

I think our review would have been much better but the service was unfortunately abysmal.

The view was incredible and check in service was kind but can’t say the same for the table service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Amazing view & atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

it was great sunset time with cocktail and bites.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not really a brunch spot but amazing views, good food and drinks.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Even I had a reservation the table was not ready. My fiends and I waited for almost 30 minutes and no one offered us a drink or even an apology.

The waiter came to the table only 3 times in 3 hours we spent there.

Bad service!

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

This is a great place that unfortunately turning into the usual “tourist trap” routine. View is great and food is good (thats why people come here) but the table service is just mediocre to say the least. Maybe our waiter was new (she actually disappeared and no one would come to our table - had to call a different waiter to bring us a check), but if you pay $$ for the drink and snacks (very tasty ones, thought), you would expect a MUCH better service. Disappointing.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Most amazing views of the city I've seen! Good food, great service...

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London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best view of Manhattan!! Super easy to get a reservation too

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it! delicious drinks and great views

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AO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very impressed with our experience here. Amazing food and cocktails with breathtaking views of NYC. Went late night on Saturday for a night out. We have been raving about it ever since - we will be back :)

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AR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible view on Manhattan !! I recommand Westlight

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CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We chose Westlight to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. As expected, the ambiance and view were impressive and stunning. I would say I expected a bit more service and maybe an incentive of a special celebration (free round of drinks or dessert) since it was our anniversary, because I noticed many tables receiving celebration cocktails and desserts and I wondered why nothing was done for us. With that being said, our drinks (Old Fashions) were good and fast bar service. The food was standard (the shrimp cocktail dumplings were the best dish and we tasted almost the entire menu). In regards to feedback for management, I think the $2 charge for additional sour dough bread for the cauliflower puree was in bad taste and unnecessary as our overall tab at the end of the night was quite large for only two people. A little tlc and a kind gesture go a long way. I would probably visit again but not for a special occasion.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was great.Beautiful view.Great drinks. Recomended for drinks and appetizers.

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BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great apps, great views, great staff. My husband and I love taking out of town guests here as well as just the two of us. Reservations definitely recommended.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from East Tennessee for the weekend. My sister suggested Westlight! She and her husband had visited for their anniversary in October. Her suggestion was a success! We had a great time! Food was fabulous! Service was great! Very friendly atmosphere! The view was absolutely amazing! We will come visit again next time we are in town! :-)

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CB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westlight was a great restaurant/bar I found by chance and making a reservation allowed me to skip the line on a Friday night. Beyond the delicious tapas and drinks, it offered a beautiful rooftop view of the NYC skyline.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magníficas vistas y ambiente. Por el precio de los cocktails y cerveza sale mejor que ir al Top of the Rock o al Empire. Repetiremos sin duda

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great views not bad food.
I will be back

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SO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbeatable views and very nice views. Do not go to the area without paying a visit.

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