Refinery Rooftop

4.6
464 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Reservations encouraged.

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Refinery Rooftop is a rooftop bar in Midtown that actually isn’t the worst. If you work in the area, it’s a good spot for drinks with coworkers.

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SM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. However from the reviews I expected more options. The drinks were also very good.

The environment was great even though the music was so loud it was difficult to talk while eating.

The best part was the waitress. She was awesome! She was attentive and just a great personality.

I would go back but only for drinks and may be appetizers.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s surely a lovely place for a nice chat with friends
The Hawaiian flatbread taste really good!

K
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and venue were fabulous! Will definitely return!

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

Not worth the trip and hype. It's crowded, noisy and touristy. Full for undergrad student types as well. No class whatsoever.

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

Everything was amazing!!!! Great time here!

L
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time there and it was delicious. I had the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. Great view of the Empire State Building and our table was partly inside and partly outside which was perfect on a sunny summer day in NYC

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great view and great food!

P
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very close quarters for seating parties of 2. Was seated 6 inches away from another couple on either side of us. Not an intimate setup at all. Food was good though. Would recommend for larger parties

KJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

incredible setting w/ average food for brunch. Did go back for dinner primarily because of the view and the food was much better. Would certainly recommend this to friends.

UE
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful setting. The prices are far too high for the quality of the food. Our server was very pleasant, however, the food took an inordinate amount of time to be served. I needed to inquire as to its status. It came out a couple of minutes later and, based on the temperature, it was obvious it had been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be picked up. Inexcusable given the pricing at this restaurant. I might give it another chance only because of the aesthetics. Perhaps this was a one time bad experience.

T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The place is s 1970 DISCO!!!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful place for brunch!! On a warm summer day, the rooftop is the perfect blend of outdoor seating with indoor AC! Definitely will come back here soon

MG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall nice experience. The views were really great (Empire State Building looks amazing).
The meatballs on the starters menu is a must try- delicious flavors. The tater tots were also on point, and great for sharing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Limited menu for Saturday dinner, but the Butcher's meatballs were to die for and the tater tots were overflowing. Ambiance is more of a bar than restaurant. Had a great meal and experience; nice view once I got up to go to the outside open area. Btw I saw a comment down below that said the restaurant does not honor Open Table reservations and that's not accurate at least for me. They honored my reservation and sat us down quickly.

BJ
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our drinks and guacamole in a beautiful atmosphere. I would love to sit outside the next time I’m here. Great view of the Empire State Building!!

JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente opción para hacer un Roof top con vista al empire state. Fuimos con dos niños y nos atendieron increíble. Las mini hamburguesas deliciosas!! Hay que ir

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EA
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place for brunch. Food was very good. Service seated us early and was very nice. Pretty limited brunch and regular menu. I have been to both places in the lobby as well. Cute hotel with a bunch of options. Would go back pre matinee for brunch.

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

Relaxed. Service was great

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

k
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Loved the view.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father Daughter night

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere.

BP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Gem around Bryant Park for lunch and cocktails!!

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we showed up, the "bouncer" at the elevator stated that Refinery Rooftop does not participate in the Open Table program. When I showed him the confirmation on my phone, he said "that is not us". Clearly, not going to get anywhere with him, we left. Refinery needs to hire better employees or train them better.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Don't make a reservation for refinery on OpenTable. They don't check it! I was put on a wait list for a table for 2. Finally, I went back to the hostess after waiting at the bar for almost one hour, and she kindly got us table. Really not okay to take reservations if you don't honor them!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and beautiful rooftop!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot and great server

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Too crowded and the kitchen closed at 10. So no food after.

C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation - had a great table and our server was terrific.

JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue!! Must go.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for an informal business lunch. It would have been nice if we could sit outside but unfortunately that is only for 2 people or parties of 5 or more. Overall very good.

r
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

pretty restaurant, good vibe, good meal choices too.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

They said they didn’t take OT reservations so we had no reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to yoyo for accommodating us after an awful reservation experience. I made a reservation and the default should be to be seated in the outdoor area when available (this is a rooftop). We were seated inside (the first to be seated in this area in a long line) despite a lot of outdoor seating available. I immediately made mention to the server seating us who was directed by the hostess and I asked for a change, but was denied. I had a guest in town and would not have chosen this amazing rooftop if we were going to be seated indoors. When our server came (a very sweet young lady) she saw how disappointed I was and took my concern to management. Yoyo (sorry if I have spelled his name wrong) came by, explained the current policy for reservation and seating (which should change) and showed us options for seating. We did not mind the heat and wanted the sunshine and ended up having a great time with pictures a plenty for my friend to have.

I will certainly be back and have made so many recommendations for everyone to come by !

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The biggest negative was the reservation we made on opentable never got recognized by their system. Luckily they fit us in and we had a nice lunch. The vibe of the place was great. The service was very good. The food was not that memorable. We liked the food but go for the ambiance and accept that the food will be more ordinary than amazing

CM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice location with friendly staff.
Limited food menu but food is excellent !

Refinery Rooftop
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hi Christian, Thanks for taking the time to share your review! We're so glad you joined us and hope to see you again sometime soon. Cheers! Kate

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VM
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Many to young drunken teenies! Better controll ofthe ID‘s

AS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and fun place to meet friends. I know it’s NYC, but the drink prices are very expensive ($24!!).
The food was good but small portions and pricey.

D
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, atmosphere and food quality. Will return!

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