What Insiders Are Saying
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.
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.
It’s surely a lovely place for a nice chat with friends
The Hawaiian flatbread taste really good!
The food and venue were fabulous! Will definitely return!
Not worth the trip and hype. It's crowded, noisy and touristy. Full for undergrad student types as well. No class whatsoever.
Everything was amazing!!!! Great time here!
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
Great view and great food!
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
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.
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.
The place is s 1970 DISCO!!!!
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
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.
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.
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!!
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
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.
Relaxed. Service was great
Great food and service
Food and service were great. Loved the view.
Father Daughter night
Great food and nice atmosphere.
Great Gem around Bryant Park for lunch and cocktails!!
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.
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!
Great brunch and beautiful rooftop!
Perfect spot and great server
Too crowded and the kitchen closed at 10. So no food after.
We made a reservation - had a great table and our server was terrific.
Beautiful venue!! Must go.
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.
pretty restaurant, good vibe, good meal choices too.
They said they didn’t take OT reservations so we had no reservation.
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 !
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
Very nice location with friendly staff.
Limited food menu but food is excellent !
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
Many to young drunken teenies! Better controll ofthe ID‘s
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.
Fantastic service, atmosphere and food quality. Will return!