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Westlight, Brooklyn, NY

Westlight

4.6
4.6
943 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Westlight, a 22nd-floor rooftop bar with sweeping views of New York City, sits atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. Chef Andrew Carmellini pairs a playful menu of bar snacks with a list of handcrafted classic cocktails, rare spirits, beer and wine. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the bar and interior lounge, with outdoor seating on the wrap-around balcony and 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 307-7100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Carmellini
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Westlight can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Afranna Yameen: (718) 215-2233
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Cross street
    Wythe Avenue & North 12th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Westlight is accessible by the G stop at Nassau Avenue and the L stop at Bedford Avenue. We are located at 111 North 12th Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, closer to Wythe Avenue.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 943 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 all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

943 Reviews
  1. MichaelM

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was on top of the William Vale Hotel which I hadn't realized until we arrived. I went with my son on a Tuesday and rainy night so the atmosphere was somewhat subdued. The rooftop view of the Manhattan skyline was enveloped in fog but must be fantastic on a clear night. We shared three appetizers empanadas, tempura bass buns, and shrimp dumplings. All of these were delicious. Portions size was modest some plenty of room for "big bites." I had the salmon and my son the duck tacos. Both of which were very satisfying and nicely prepared. The drinks were pricey but the bartender made a great gimlet. I intend to bring my wife back for a date night.

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  2. imHJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day celebrations done right! It was exactly the way we wanted.

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  3. JanaH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is unbelievable!!! We got drinks and dessert and it was amazing

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  4. CarlaR

    Mexico City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best waitress I ever had in NYC ! His name was Christian And the service was exceptional. We orders cocktails and the famous french fries, and the were awesome and the view is one of the best in williamsburg!

    2 people found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed everything about Westlight. Thank you for making my birthday dinner amazing!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints. Food is great and fairly priced. Bottle of albariño 56 sounded very pricey. Octopus skewerS were awesome and the fries: best in town

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great along with the drinks a few appetizers we ordered. They even had the super bowl playing in a big screen.

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  9. EileenW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Westlight is a stunning venue with the most insane view of Manhatten. The bar is beautifully designed, it feels comfortable without being pretentious while at the same time luxurious. My husband and I celebrated our elopement with a cocktail and food here and the staff could not have made us feel more special. A highlight of our wedding day!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was 5/10.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dining experience with great food and fantastic views. This restaurant is really not to be missed when you visit NYC

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  12. Shawn

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely slow service. Had to get the server multiple times to come over and help us. I was trying to do a business deal and it was hard with having to get staff all the time.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    TERRIBLE SERVICE! We had two waiters. They were changing shifts as explained by the second waiter when we inquired about our first waiter who disappeared after we placed our order. First waiter took about 20 minutes to simply ask if we wanted anything to drink. Reservation was at 8:30pm. We got sit at 8:25pm and we placed order at 8:56pm. We order everything at the same time since we realized that the waiting to order something else will be long. The place was not even packed. Then first waiter disappeared without any courtesy of informing he was leaving. No one came to our table to ask if we needed anything. But, we noticed someone was taking care of the young girls next to our table named “Jake” (overheard it). Jake was attentive to the two young girls next to us and didn’t even bothered to ask if we needed anything. My date gets Jakes attention and requested him a dessert menu and for our waiter to be called. Jake brings the menu but no one came to take our order. Once again, my date gets Jake’s attention and tells him I want to order something. It had already passed more than 15 minutes and at that point I am not interested in any other drink or dessert. I ask for the check and inform Jake that it’s been more than 15 minutes waiting for someone to take our order of another drink and dessert. Jake apologizes and informs that he is our waiter and they just changed shifts. Mind you, he’s been taking care of the girls next to us for a while now. At this point I just want the check. Jake proceeded to say “Do you want coffee on the house? I don’t want you to leave upset.” I tell him with a smile and nicely to please bring the check. He continues saying the same thing. I no longer respond and my date kindly ask again for the check. Jake continued saying the same thing. Once again my date says “Please, bring us the check!” WOW!!! Drinks were ok. Food was descent. Nice view. But, There are better places in Brooklyn.

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  14. KaitlinF

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in the neighborhood & love coming here for a special night out. Food, drinks, views, decor, all beautiful!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente atención y hermosísimas vista

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  17. nyunder

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation to celebrate an afternoon for a friend's birthday. My friend got there before me and was seated next to the window with the view of Manhattan. I arrived 10 mins afterwards, and Christina at the front was so friendly greeted me quite nicely. She was very friendly and conversational. Since I indicated it was a birthday on the reservation, they immediately brought over 2 flutes of champagne. This was so nice of them. Olivia was our server, and Alexi was the mgr in charge, and he was great. We ordered the octopus, herb fries, shrimp dumplings and the fish buns. My friend loved the food and the flavor was so good. They don't have a huge menu, however their the morsels are quite delicious. We had a small minor mishap, however Alexi the mgr really looked to make sure we were ok and satisfied with the service. Everyone here is courteous and mild tempered. They have mixologists working here to perfect the art of drinking delicious beverages. We ordered the 3 leches for dessert and it was amazing. Overall my friend had a nice birthday luncheon and wants to return when she has more time. The out a candle on the dessert which was a nice touch.

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  18. andreius

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous view, so as the food, prices not so much, but location is the key selling point

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  19. AlexandraS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was awful. They even forgot to check us into our open table reservation! Also the oven was broken so they only had 4 mediocre things on the menu

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  20. SyrMed

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We requested window side tables for our anniversary. The hostess was rude and offered us a center table, even though window side tables were empty. She kept giving us attitude at our second request to switch when we saw another empty window side table. Finally, when the waitress arrived, she accommodated our request to switch. Unlike the hostess, the waiting staff were polite and professional. The food and drinks were excellent!

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  21. Cutechick

    Saskatoon

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views and lovely evening

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited food menu really just stuff to nibble on over cocktails. But the burger was great and cauliflower dip was good. Wish the lights indoor lights were brighter and some outdoor lights. Had a great time overall!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was incredibly friendly and attentive. He made us feel comfortable and looked after. Perfect place to get together with friends on Christmas night.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My boyfriend and I went here for Christmas lunch. The location is beautiful with amazing views of the city. However that was the only thing that was amazing. Our waitress was very rude and was rushing us along after 40 minutes. We both ordered food and drinks, my food came out very late, 15 minutes after my boyfriend’s. While I still had a full cocktail and a whole burger the waitress asked if we wanted the check. (She did this twice) I asked her do you mind if I finished 1st! The restaurant was moderately packed and the couple next to us only had drinks and were there longer than us. It was meant for us to have a peaceful nice lunch together however it was ruined by the rudeness of the waitress. I’m definitely not returning to this establishment.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Call4cs

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best views in NYC. Great staff, friendly and professional!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    birthday these at is perfect and we got the shot for free

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  27. toni

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently slow service. Other that that, awesome!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Wanted to return after we had a happy night there before. Payed 50$ for the Uber and got rejected because my 11 year old son was not allowed to enter after 6pm. This was not mentioned on open table. So at least Bad Performance of both of them, open table and Westlight.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beau Rooftop situé à Brooklyn Un peu sonore Service rapide et efficace Très bons cocktails Superbe vue sur Manhattan Dommage il pleuvait

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  30. Julz

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view and yummy food! Super romantic and great for date night

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  31. Traveler4574

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best view of Manhattan that I’ve ever seen. Great drinks, fun atmosphere, one of our favorite NYC destinations.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Good drinks and food with an amazing view.

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  33. SimoneRae

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to wait a long time for our food, then to find out options not available but the hostess was really great and made accommodations. The food that did arrive was delicious and the drinks 10/10 The entire ambiance is beautiful and I would suggest going on a clear weather day so you can appreciate the entire 360 view of the NYC skyline.

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  34. Pama

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful evening with friends. The view is stunning which was the main reason for visiting, however the service and food/drinks on offer will definitely be back.

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  35. VahanA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot! View is incredible. Overall amazing experience!

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  36. Mary

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous place

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Thank you Westlight! And thank you Damien for your hospitality. Can’t wait to be back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date spot with my partner. Food was amazing, almost had the whole menu.

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  39. GulsahO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was amazing as well as Mantahttan view. Foods were delicious. People were polite and professional. I went there with my guests. They loved like me. We left from West Light happy. So, I hardly recommended this place.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice view on Westlights💕 You may take your ID! And you have to make a reservation!!! There are so many people.

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FAQs

Westlight is rated 4.6 stars by 943 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


Google Map for Westlight

111 N. 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wythe Avenue & North 12th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Westlight is accessible by the G stop at Nassau Avenue and the L stop at Bedford Avenue. We are located at 111 North 12th Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, closer to Wythe Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Carmellini
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 307-7100
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Westlight can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Afranna Yameen: (718) 215-2233
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