Westlight

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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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New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came on a sunday afternoon. The views are spectacular, the bites are deliciois and the service is attentive. Cant wait to come bsck.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The place is absolutely wonderful, as the food ! The service is nice but a little bit too pushy. I mean the waiters do not wait at all to take the empty plates or the empty glass so we have the feeling they want us to leave quickly. Which is not nice when you spend more than $130 with 3 drinks and few tapas.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s great place we have great time

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Definitely a cool space, but it’s jammed with tourists and the drinks take a while to come out. The view is spectacular, though!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Holiday weekend

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Busy Sunday afternoon. View was amazing but service was slow. Definitely worth checking it and having a drink.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is outstanding! The food is excellent and I love that they change up the menu offerings. The cocktails with a connection to BK history are also a very cool feature of the current menu. We had a perfect night here!

CR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The tapas were great but the drinks were terrible. The cocktails tasted extremely tart with an over abundance of juice and a lot of liquor. Not balanced at all. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and they did nothing to make it special which was disappointing. Only highlight of the evening were the views of the city.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go with friends, and such an amazing view! Friendly and accommodating staff - I mentioned we were there for my friend's birthday, and they sang and brought out complimentary glasses of champagne for the table. Will definitely come back.

J
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 3ambience 5

Amazing place and view for a nice afternoon to even see the sunset. But pleaseeeee dont go there hungry because there is no food only small bite.
I ended downstairs in their family restaurant Leuca to have fired wood pizza

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice view. Drinks mixed, but service solid

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view and great drinks.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crowded but service was excellent

NA
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this amazing rooftop experience. People and atmosphere was definitely outstanding!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Lo bueno, la gran vista al skyline, el impresionante salón y la amplia carta de cocktails
Lo malo es que la cocina cierra a las 10:30 y no había nada para comer ni siquiera maní

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Christian !!! Enjoyed every moment there! Will definitely recommend.

AH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the best views in nyc for any bar/restaurant. Drinks are amazing and the menu can work for bites or a full meal. The outside offers incredible views of the city, while the indoors offers a sexy modern mud-century vibe with the city views as a backdrop. I took my girlfriend and she was blown away. Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite part about dining at The Westlight is the view during sunset.

MA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful view and good cocktails
Service slow
Nice music

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The number of table which has great view is limited.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I love West Light and I alway hang out with my friends and coworkers there, but this time the service was really terrible, screamed at us to wait while she’s handling other customers (white Americans) who came after us. Terrible experience.

k
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow: slow to greet, slow to bring drinks, slow to bring food. However, the waiter was very congenial.

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

Hermoso lugar ! Gran vista.

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S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hostess was very rude

AG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view of Brooklyn! I dis not have food. They have a great selection of drinks. They are a little pricey, but it is the kind of prices you have in a hotel like this.

NB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend this place and will definitely be returning in the near future!!! What a great place!!!

J
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, we also had a very caring waiter. Our table was inside but we still had the view, and you are able to walk around the rooftop as well. We ordered beer and rosé, and the cheesecake was one of the best ones (if not the best one) I have personally tried in NY (have lived here for four years). Dress casually nice!

RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view but very pricey. Perfect for special events

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Drinks with friends on the roof, outdoor patio section. Took forever to get the server to get us drinks, took forever to order for drinks to come, and even longer to get more rounds. The place was NOT packed.
5 stars for ambience and drinks. But service is sub par at best. Great if you don’t drink and just want to enjoy the view.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Amazing views, but HORRIBLE horrible service. Don't come here expecting to be treated well, it is more of a spot to see the view but no one that works there really seems to want to be there.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not great. I guess we did not spend enough money to get more attentive service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The view was great, but service was terrible. Incredibly rude hostess and half of the waitstaff acted like they were doing you a favor by being there. The other half were working incredibly hard, but with only a few actual waiters it took forever to get anything and we ended up getting charged twice for things because we had to ask for them so many times.

Would not recommend and would not go back. Find another rooftop bar.

JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Excelente vistas. Merece la pena ir.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

ok so i loved the westlight, i have been going there since it opened. the bathrooms are repeatedly disgusting , toilets are clogged , no toilet paper and there is no soap to wash your hands. someone was smoking weed on the outside area. they have also added alotttttt of tables outside which is ok . makes inside less crowded

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good experience and Sabrina made it personable

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice view, nice place. The faster elevator ever!!!!

T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Gorgeous view but staff were not the friendliest. Furnitures are old and worn down. Would recommend to friends just because of the view.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View is amazing. Food and drinks are great. Furniture a bit outdated.

OT
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view of Manhattan, excellent service, would definitely recommend this place

SO
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great views but pricey!!

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