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Ascent Lounge New York

4.7
4.7
223 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Located on the 4th floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, Ascent Lounge offers an incomparable cocktail lounge experience. Presenting stunning views of iconic New York destinations, Central Park and Columbus Circle, Ascent Lounge presents exceptional product and service in a sophisticated, inviting atmosphere. This Premium Cocktail Lounge and Multi-Faceted NYC Event Venue is designed to provide a variety of elegant experiences, from early evening cocktail hours and late night VIP Reservations to Private NYC Corporate Events and Social Celebrations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 823-9770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate in the company of New York’s elite as you take in the ever desirable view of Central Park and the New York Skyline at Ascent Lounge. From our live DJ’s energizing music and elegant atmosphere to the attentive and inviting service staff, ideal setting for your special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (888) 918-2379

What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Cocktail Bar

  • Manhattan

    Cocktail Bar

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  1. EP

    EdwinP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and a very attentive and professional staff.
  2. DS

    DiegoS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing place to have a drinks and food.
  3. DC

    DamienC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice for a post-dinner drink. Can be loud depending on your tolerance for that. Great vibe and ambiance.
  4. JL

    JeffL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, good pours, superb food, upscale ambience, great crowd. Perfect for any occasion from business drinks to first date to couples date night to out with friends.
  5. Y

    Yisroel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chill vibe, with a nice view overlooking Central Park. Great staff, super nice and helpfull
  6. CJ

    CynthiaJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Great place for drinks, music, and snacks. Don’t go if it’s for the food. The food wasn’t good at all.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Great vibe at this bar. Didn’t get a seat with a view but the interior was still nice
  8. JP

    JaPrudJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Our third time there. This time we felt rush due to the different large parties going on.
  9. MJ

    MrJones

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I didn't get a chance 2 taste the food but drinks were superb, a Lil pricey but what the hell
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love Ascent Lounge - I am and will continue to be a repeat customer! 😁
  11. AP

    AnnP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to relax and have drinks.. The ambience pretty awesome! A beautiful view overlooking Central Park.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was fabulous! A beautiful view of the city. Delicious drinks. Friendly and professional service. One of the highlights of our time in NYC.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night we had an amazing time celebrating my Aunt's birthday Our server was (Maria) great personality very attentive- a huge Asset who always goes above and beyond for me and guests. My favorite lounge with amazing views, good music Food and cocktails Awesome staff⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I will be back soon.
  14. A

    Angel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very beautiful place with amazing drinks. Wish it was a spot where more people would dance at (maybe I just went on the wrong day), but I would definitely go again.
  15. AD

    AndreaD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place for a drink after work or in our case drinks and a bite to eat before Jazz at Lincoln Center which is right there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, service was awesome, friendly and food was fantastic! View was priceless.
  17. r

    raidersix2002

    New York Area

    169 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience2
    It's a club . . Don't go for food or good service. We had a range of ok lite bites . . . Service was painfully slow and chaotic . . . Signature drinks were good
  18. G

    Giugiu

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great views and ambiance, very good food and cocktails, we absolutely loved it. Really nice personnel too, we got a great table, this is a pearl and we will definitely come back!
  19. LD

    LordDudley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktails and nice talk with bartender Armando
  20. B

    Bravo

    New York Area

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from our lovely waitress snd everyone who serviced our table. All were knowledgeable and upbeat. It’s a beautiful space to chill and have nice cocktails and small plates.
  21. B

    Bebe

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and view. Drinks were gorgeous, tasty and fun!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Waiter was wonderfully kind and friendly. The host with the blonde curly hair and thick accent was very rude and not helpful. As a woman of color, I felt disrespected and unwelcome. She was targeting my race and even made fun of my names multiple times.
  23. AS

    AliS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - tacos were next level (foodreview_nyc) on Instagram
  24. TG

    TheGeatGatsby

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    The music was too loud. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. My throat is sore from shouting. The manager needs to decide if this is a quiet cocktail bar or a night club/lounge, it can’t be both. Right now it’s neither. The drinks are great but the food is mediocre. Our hostess and server were both excellent.
  25. S

    Stephannne91

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this spot, always have a great time. Great service and all. Cocktails are great. Would recommend!
  26. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went early in the night - zero attitudes and a warm welcome; great small bites; perfect view; and sure a bit pricey cocktails but they went down easy and were very good. This is a return spot!
  27. G

    Goldiek4

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my crew, all out-of-towners, models and actresses who were here for the auto show, to Ascent, for the vibe, the cocktails and the view. It did not disappoint. Traveling from all over the US, (LA, Miami, Texas, and Michigan), and Germany, they wanted a place to ring in our last night in NYC together. Being a native New Yorker myself, and having frequented Ascent Lounge before, I knew this was the perfect spot for that scene. The drinks and food were on point, the service was attentive and lovely, and everyone had a blast. Thanks so much!
  28. LD

    LeoDC

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ascent is a beautiful space to enjoy music and drinks with friends. This isn’t a bar, this a lounge with above average drink prices to identify it as a destination location with a level of expected sophistication. Feel free to dress up. Settle in and enjoy a tasty craft concoction, and sample a menu of tasty bites that includes wagyu sliders, brussel sprouts, and Asian-influenced chicken skewers. The views of Columbus Circle, and the night sky, are memorable.
  29. MC

    MelissaC

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great date night out in the city!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Rude hostess. Had the unique ability to make me feel unwelcome. Upon sitting down at table, was so disturbed, decided to leave. Overall terrible experience and will never revisit. Management needs to invest more time in training and hiring skilled employees. (Note: in order to provide this commentary, I had to rate the food…which I gave the benefit of doubt with a 4 star rating)
  31. ES

    ElizabethS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The artisan craft cocktails were really something special and the the view cannot be beat! The Ascent Lounge is really wonderful for a special occasion drink and a bite to eat before a Carnegie or Lincoln Center concert.
  32. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had a really good experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was perfect! It wasn’t too busy, but it’s a nice and classy place! The drink menu was so creative and it’s presentation was stunning! Ordered the crispy chicken sliders, and they are the best I have ever had! Great value for the experience! I will definitely be going back soon!
  34. SD

    SunitaD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and bites. Would definitely go back for drinks.
  35. DS

    DonnaS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One goes for the view. Its a favorite spot for a drink and small bites.
  36. AJ

    AnnetteJ

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Super view; great drinks; fun atmosphere! We didn’t order any food, and wished the music were just a little lower so our group could have talked more easily
  37. R

    Riley

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Only had drinks
  38. r

    raidersix2002

    New York Area

    169 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Very confused hostesses had trouble seating us despite a reservation and arriving when the venue was half full.. food is bar snacks only - essentially a night club = not sure way it is on open table.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    This is a full club environment just FYI if you think it’s a cocktail bar, lounge-y vibe
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place! Great drinks, great vibe. The service level was outstanding. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Ascent Lounge New York is rated 4.7 stars by 223 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 14 times today
Google Map for Ascent Lounge New York

10 Columbus Cir, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (212) 823-9770

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate in the company of New York’s elite as you take in the ever desirable view of Central Park and the New York Skyline at Ascent Lounge. From our live DJ’s energizing music and elegant atmosphere to the attentive and inviting service staff, ideal setting for your special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (888) 918-2379

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