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Bookmarks, New York, NY

Bookmarks

4.6
4.6
31 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Evocative of an elegant penthouse, Bookmarks Rooftop Garden Lounge and Terrace is conveniently located steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library in the heart of Midtown East. Sip on literary inspired cocktails and enjoy city views from our wrap around terrace, or, snuggle by our fireplace in our cozy Writer’s Den room.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (917) 364-8552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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What 31 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Christopher

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I have been there twice. First time outside and it was super nice. Second time inside where the atmosphere was underwhelming mostly due to the music which was much too loud and when asked several times to turn is down a couple notches the management would not listen. If I ever go again, it would only be for the outdoor terrace.
  2. CL

    CarolynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet spot for a meetup with friends or even a nice date night. Will definitely recommend. Service was exceptional - waitress was very attentive and made sure we were taken cared of great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Little difficult to locate but loved the ambiance and the Cuban sandwich was amazing!!
  4. FG

    FoodieGirl

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this lounge - perfect for small groups or date night. Inspired cocktails and the best popcorn!
  5. CS

    CarmenS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good place to enjoy views of Midtown. Old building vey beautiful
  6. LC

    LoriC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful rooftop location. Excellent for a date, small groups or medium sized parties. Drinks, service and ambience were fantastic. Great fir locals or tourists (we had both there and everyone loved it.)
  7. SM

    SydM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails are very good, but a little pricey. Bookmarks has a fantastic ambience. We were especially thrilled that it was not loud 😊
  8. FG

    FoodieGirl

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great drinks and staff. *love* Try their truffle popcorn!!!!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    very flexible when we were running late for our reservation. A lovely experience on a quiet rooftop, but know it can get packed!
  10. OT

    OrlandoTraveler

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The cocktails variety was good but were not made well, could have been better...
  11. T

    Tiffany

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a quick after work drink. Nice outside ambiance
  12. l

    lorenzag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Maria Mercedes was a great host and helped us accomodate everything!
  13. MM

    MsMagaly

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday girl cocktails
  14. AM

    AMT1

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Super accommodating staff. Great atmosphere.
  15. JJ

    JJBrooklyn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place to actually be able to have a conversation. Friendly staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Beautiful view with very mid level drinks/food
  17. MJ

    MichaelJM

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are anywhere near Bryant Park and don’t stop at this rooftop spot, at any point in the year, you should question your life decisions! Amazing spot with even better service.
  18. JP

    JoannaP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service in a quiet and private area. Great drinks and food was delicious. Had the cheese board, shrimp cocktail and mushroom flatbread.
  19. TM

    TiffanyM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a moms, friend and local community representative get together. We had a lovely time in the enclosed outdoors space and then at the fireplace. A perfect place for old friends and colleagues to catch up. Great pick for the late 30s early 40s crowd with New Yorkers with kids or serious professionals. And the cost was just right.
  20. DR

    DRFoodie

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cute place with comfy lounge seats for a quick drink
  21. MJ

    MichaelJM

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a unknown rooftop with amazing ambiance/food/drinks and even better people, Bookmarks is your spot. The cocktails are top notch (and if literature is your thing the names are a treat) and the popcorn is can’t miss!
  22. r

    rafaelp

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic place to have a conversation! Great value! Excellent service!
  23. FG

    FoodieGirl

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO good. The drinks were inspired and fun; ambience was great. They were very safe - checked vaccine status and the staff was fully masked. Everything was pristine. The truffle popcorn is out of this world. Very, very fun intimate spot in NYC for a unique cocktail experience.
  24. FG

    FoodieGirl

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    I normally love Bookmarks and the host there is so wonderful - he always makes sure everyone is happy. This last time I went, the waitress was very inattentive and forgot two of our orders even though we reminded her a few times. We ultimately had to go ask for some of the items at the bar. The bartender was terrific; the ambience is great and the cocktails were amazing. I think it was just an off night for that one server and will still return but it was a little disconcerting since normally the service there is excellent.
  25. V

    Vima

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food4service1ambience5
    Great drinks and vibe. Waitress was very rude even though it wasn’t busy when we arrived.
  26. GH

    GabrielaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Horrible service, had to beg the waitress to take our order, overpriced charcuterie board that i could have made better at home, and drinks were made to look fancy but tasted terrible
  27. IH

    IHZZ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of my all time favorite places to hangout. Indoor and outdoor rooftop. I love that it's not full of college students or intense party goers. More refined, relaxed place to talk - an adult crowd! Noise level can be quiet to moderate. Fantastic cocktails! The only negative is the limited menu.
  28. CB

    CaitB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very small menu and no hot drinks (i.e. don't ask for an Irish Coffee or Spiced Wine) but the views are great and it's really quaint. Loved sitting outside in this cozy nook for a glass of wine!
  29. AV

    AVJJ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance to talk over good drinks and bites. Its lovely.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for a quiet place to meet a friend for a drink after work. And this place was perfect! We had excellent wine, and delicious nibbles. The service was good and exactly the right amount of attention.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Loved the drinks and the appetizers, it's a nice quaint place for preferably small gathering, their view is lovely. Will definitely go back for the clock, which were strong and delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bookmarks is rated 4.6 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Bookmarks does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Bookmarks

299 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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