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Refinery Rooftop, New York, NY
Refinery Rooftop, New York, NY
Refinery Rooftop, New York, NY
Refinery Rooftop, New York, NY
Refinery Rooftop, New York, NY

Refinery Rooftop

4.6
4.6
629 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Refinery Rooftop is the crowning jewel of Refinery Hotel named Americas #1 Rooftop Bar & Hotel Bar for 3 consecutive years by USA Today. With awe-inspiring views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan Skyline, Refinery Rooftop is one of NoMads most dynamic spaces. By day, the fashion set come for chef Jeff Haskell’s full lunch menu—ordering Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Hanger Steak Flatbread and the Little Gem Caesar Salad. At night, a lively crowd gathers for our signature cocktail list—developed by In Good Company Hospitality mixologists with a focus on natural ingredients paired in refreshing combinations. The industrial chic design features re-purposed water tower wood, vaulted brick walls and archways, terra cotta tiles, fairy lights, and a retractable glass roof atrium as well as a water fountain and fireplace. Refinery Rooftop is an all-season venue open 7 days a week serving lunch, brunch, evening small bites and open for late night cocktails.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:15 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 664-0372
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Planning an Office Meeting? Birthday Party? Anniversary? Baby Shower? Team lunch? Let Events & Co cater your next event! Choose from one of our pre-designed catering menus or let us customize the perfect package for your special occasion. Our catering combines the comfort of a home-cooked meal with the luxury of fine dining to treat you and your guests to an unforgettable meal without all of the grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and stressing. With our flexible packages, we can accommodate allergies, dietary restrictions, and parties of all sizes. Food is prepared in Midtown Manhattan and delivered hot and fresh to your event. Please visit us at: https://eventsand.co/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Host your next Special Event at the #1 rooftop in New York City. IGC Hospitality the needs of our guests first. Whether you are planning a birthday for a group of friends or a Gala event for 400, the Refinery Rooftop is the perfect space for your event. For more information please visit us at: https://eventsand.co/venues/refinery-rooftop/
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    6th Avenue
  • Parking details
    We recommend the SpotHero app for the best pricing for local parking garages.
  • Public transit
    Subway - 7, D, F, N, Q, R, W
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 629 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 recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Hot spot

629 Reviews
  1. BrandonA

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere on a beautiful sunny spring day for lunch.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun birthday celebration on the rooftop. Food and drinks were great. And thank you for the birthday cake. My son enjoyed it. Photo ops made it even more special.

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  3. JohnM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with a great vibe. Food and service were great.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on March 26, 2024
    We appreciate the kind words, John! Cheers, Stephen

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  4. sharonw

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very loud. So loud you couldn’t even hear the music - just a faint thumping in the background. Impossible to have a conversation. Don’t get the chicken panini. The flatbread was good as well as the salads. The spicy margaritas are very good.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on March 26, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your feedback about the noise but we're glad to hear you enjoyed the flatbread, salads, and spicy margaritas. We hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Cheers, Stephen

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  5. Locals

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is all about the view. Just try not to sit right next to the door to the balcony as there is a lot of traffic filing past all night.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thanks for your fantastic 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback about seating and will take it into consideration to ensure a more enjoyable experience for our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived to the hostess desk to only be denied entry, because they didn’t “see my reservation”. Apparently if you make a same day reservation on open table , Refinery Rooftop won’t recognize it until the next day. Don’t offer reservations if you can’t serve us .
    Refinery RooftopResponded on March 14, 2024
    We're truly sorry for the inconvenience at the hostess desk. This is not the seamless experience we aim to provide. We'll address this to ensure our reservation system is more responsive and accommodating. Please reach out to us at info@jrg.ca so we can make this right. Your satisfaction is important, and we hope for another chance to welcome you. - JRG

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Great atmosphere. Go outside to corner of patio for amazing view of Empire Stare Building.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you for your 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the fresh and delicious food, as well as the great atmosphere. We hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Stephen

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  8. JaneR

    New York City

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute rooftop spot with great views of the Empire State Building. The food was delicious! We had 4 brunch selections: eggs in purgatory, eggs Benedict, chicken club, avocado toast and two apps: calamari and crab cake, both scrumptious. We decided to try the large format Bloody Mary since there were 4 of us and the menu said it would serve 6….what a waste of money! We each basically had 1 fill of a pint glass which came full of ice with limes wedges & olive. What was left in the pitcher would not have filled a 4oz glass!! Soooo we ended up paying $18.75 per drink…a far cry from the single serving for $15 Buyer beware!!!! DONT GET THE LARGE DRINK OPTION
    Refinery RooftopResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with us. We're glad you enjoyed the cute rooftop spot and the delicious food with great views. We apologize for the disappointment with the large format Bloody Mary and appreciate your feedback. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide a better experience in the future. Sincerely, Stephen

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  9. NicoleG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! I’m glad we booked a table even for a 4pm reservation.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for your 5-star review, Nicole! We're delighted to hear that you always have a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Stephen

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place, huge portions, great service and even better vibe.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on February 16, 2024
    We appreciate your review! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Stephen

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tot va anar millor del pensat, per posar un però…. Llum molt baixa, però lloc 10, menjar 10, vistes 10
    Refinery RooftopResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for your 5-star review and for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that everything exceeded your expectations, from the food to the views. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Stephen

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  12. Tvisp

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful sever. She was so kind and attentive! Beautiful atmosphere and food was great. We had a wonderful time.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted that our server provided excellent service and that you enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere and great food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Cheers, Stephen

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  13. Tgregg13

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun rooftop spot last minute. A lot of fun with a great vibe
    Refinery RooftopResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thanks for vibing with us and having a good time. Can't wait to catch you again for more fun on the rooftop! Cheers, Stephen

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice for midtown. Old world charm and cozy. I look forward to booking a room for a staycation experience.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! Cheers, Stephen

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot in the city, taking the lift and walking to see the lighted Empire State Building, nice bar, great food and accommodating staff.
    Refinery RooftopResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thanks so much! Cheers, Stephen

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our servers were superb. We went for lunch and again late night . The views are unbelievable and the holiday special frozen drink with rumchata was our favorite

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  17. PJohns

    Naples

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful rooftop patio with cool vibe. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and prompt. Really enjoyed our lunch here. Will go back on our next NYC trip!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food but the view is not what it used to be. The terrace is closed and very few tables actually enjoy the view

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked on open table but I think refinery has their own reservation system that this was not fully in there system. I got emails and txt as if my reservation had been overlooked. When I was there we were told we had a time limit on the table Which made the experience feel stressful as we were reminded of this during our time at refinery

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  20. CaliforniaKitty

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in NYC for a long weekend. We booked this restaurant 2 weeks in advance. We loved the experience there. The appetizers were delicious and the drinks were fun! We were seated on the couches outside and it was a really gorgeous day outside. We had the view of the Empire State Building behind us. Our service was really good as well. I would highly recommend this place for a date, after work, night out with the guys/girls.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was meh. The food (that arrived on time) was great, however some didn’t come out in time or correct (restaurant took care of it). Cool spot otherwise.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With a limited lunch menu and fresh ingredients, Rooftop serves nice food. Outstanding, however, are the staff and ambiance of this stunning penthouse eatery. It’s also an excellent stop for a cocktail or wine after a busy day in the city. We’ll definitely be back to see the culinary progress.

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  23. eveasian88

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    average food; below average service; not much of a view

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great. Everything else was up to par. Solid lunch.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were okay, but the restaurant should accept Apple Pay. Didn’t have cash or physical credit card, so I had to go back to my office to get a credit card, leaving my lunch companion at the table. Ambiance on patio was very nice.

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  26. James

    Birmingham

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I come to NYC for my birthday every year. I always cow here to celebrate. It’s a must visit if you’re in the city.

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  27. DeeH

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Refinery did not disappoint. They have a beautiful covered rooftop for the winter. Nice and cozy!

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  28. JennyYM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite meal in NYC. Combo of good, reasonably priced food, great ambiance, and friendly and efficient service. Will definitely be back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delightful in every way. The space is very NY with a cool vibe. The staff is so approachable and kind. The man who seated us was particularly lovely. The view of the Empire State Building makes the experience even that much more enjoyable. Drinks and food were good too! We’ll definitely be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome ambiance, lovely view, and good music. They also have a very chic Christmas decor which is perfect for pics. The drinks were average but the ambiance made up for it. For lunch, we tried the veggie sliders and the butter squash flatbread. Both items items pretty good. I would definitely return to try other menu items.

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  31. RDLNYNY

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Not as nice as the venue.

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  32. SafetyMan

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hosted a former colleague and other family members from Australia for lunch. Right from stepping off the elevator it felt like this was going to a very good experience...and it was. We were greeted with a warm welcome and reception was most accommodating to a last minute addition to our party. The menu is varied for a broad range of tastes, and the service was professional, helpful and friendly. Our server, Mackenzie was incredible. Most of the party was visiting the USA/NYC for the first time. There are differences, and Mackenzie was patient and most interested in making certain everyone was well served and happy.

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  33. JamesD

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great rooftop spot with nice decor. Service got very slow at the end of our meal.

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  34. LuLu

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and great service!

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  35. barb

    New York City

    117 reviews

    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views, innovative drinks and aps!

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  36. Jacqueline

    Veracruz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Una linda experiencia en Nueva York, comer con la vista al Empire State es fabuloso!

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  37. WorkMom91

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice for lunch with friends. The rooftop setting is truly lovely.

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  38. JosephD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitstaff at the Refinery Rooftop is always cordial and attentive, and the food is terrific—the lobster roll one of the best in the city, and the fried calamari comes with a bit of jalapeño that gives it a bright and unexpected punch. And the view of the Empire State Building is always impressive.

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  39. jackiesantafe

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views of the Empire State Building! Great food, the Lobster Roll was delicious as was the Kale Salad. I have come here for a casual dinner and drinks and also for lunch, and both times were wonderful.

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  40. OndrejK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, not great, understaffed, waiters working very hard, but forgetting stuff, a bit disorganized. Great place on the roof, nice location. For us this was late bday celebration, they brought us a piece of cake after we asked for the check which was a bit awkward.

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FAQs

Refinery Rooftop is rated 4.6 stars by 629 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 5 times today
Google Map for Refinery Rooftop

63 W 38TH ST, New York, NY 10018

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:15 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We recommend the SpotHero app for the best pricing for local parking garages.
  • Public transit
    Subway - 7, D, F, N, Q, R, W
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 664-0372
  • Catering
    Planning an Office Meeting? Birthday Party? Anniversary? Baby Shower? Team lunch? Let Events & Co cater your next event! Choose from one of our pre-designed catering menus or let us customize the perfect package for your special occasion. Our catering combines the comfort of a home-cooked meal with the luxury of fine dining to treat you and your guests to an unforgettable meal without all of the grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and stressing. With our flexible packages, we can accommodate allergies, dietary restrictions, and parties of all sizes. Food is prepared in Midtown Manhattan and delivered hot and fresh to your event. Please visit us at: https://eventsand.co/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Host your next Special Event at the #1 rooftop in New York City. IGC Hospitality the needs of our guests first. Whether you are planning a birthday for a group of friends or a Gala event for 400, the Refinery Rooftop is the perfect space for your event. For more information please visit us at: https://eventsand.co/venues/refinery-rooftop/
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