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Empire Rooftop - Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel, New York, NY

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

4.2
4.2
588 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The Empire Rooftop is situated on the 12th Floor of The Empire Hotel overlooking Lincoln Center. Complete with East and West Terraces, the lounge has two bars, a working fireplace, and a retractable roof on the West Terrace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:30 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–11:45 pm Sun 12:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Private Dining: We are available for Private Events for up to 250 Guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Rooftop Lounge: Ideal for Corporate and Social Events such as Holiday Parties, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and Summer Outings.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 445-8420

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    63rd and Broadway

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Lincoln Center - 1 Train

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 588 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service wasn’t good but drinks and place nice
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I feel like this is an under rated gem of a rooftop!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The venue is quite beautiful and sophisticated but we were disappointed to learn that they have now transitioned to all plastic cups for the outdoor seating areas. Truly ruined the ambience.
  4. r

    roberts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't want to tell everybody to go there,, yes I know I'm being selfish
  5. r

    rosemaryb

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant view even in the rain but overpriced food and uncomfortable seating for a meal.
  6. BS

    BenS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has a nice view, great food, and plenty of seating. Service was spectacular.
  7. KT

    KimT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views. Great drinks and food! Reservation ahead of time can be helpful.
  8. P

    Payton

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    I came here because I am a huge Gossip Girl fan, but the experience was incredible whether or not you are into the show. The view is great, drinks are awesome.
  9. AW

    AustinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on my first dinner date and it was very wonderful night. Me and my significant other loved every min and the food and service was outstanding. Would def come back here again.
  10. Z

    Ziggy

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    They ran out of two different drinks that I ordered. I first ordered an Aperol Spritz. When it came it didn't taste like a Aperol Spritz. The waitress took it back to the bar and then informed me that they ran out and substituted Campari. They should have told me vs me having to taste it and send it back. I also tried to order the Watermelon cooler and they ran out of that as well. The Lincoln Center side of the rooftop was not open when we arrived so we had to sit on the Broadway side. This side is not as pleasant as the Lincoln Center side.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Girl’s night after the movies. Great music, views, drinks, and food. Will come back again.
  12. B

    Brandywd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Server’s attitude was horrible, definitely would not recommend this place.
  13. RM

    RomainM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    the furniture is way too old! it's surprising for a mythical place
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had birthday drinks and apps. Beautiful space and good drinks and food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a nice evening out. Friendly staff!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    10 dollars for half a pint
  17. V

    Vanderbabe

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Solo dining at a rooftop bar, for a quick bite and drink. I was sat in a weird space with no views or ambiance, but the food and my drink were very good. The service was great - friendly staff. Overall, a medium experience, extremely disappointed by the lack of rooftop vibes I expect from an establishment such as this. Reservations were needed to go up, although the space was quite empty at 7pm.
  18. IB

    IrisB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nice location, the drinks were good and the staff was friendly.
  19. CT

    ChloeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Amazing vibes, great service, really good location, and the food was delicious. I would definitely come back here for brunch.
  20. BR

    BrianR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Terrible service, menu is a joke. Come take some selfies, pretend you are in Gossip Girl and then BOUNCE
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Views are spectacular. Music could be a little louder because people conversing makes it hard to hear.
  22. MS

    MaryS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Empire Rooftop is one of our favorite places !! The venue , the menu and most importantly the staff are outstanding !! Elpidio , Anjan and all of the staff at the Empire are friendly , helpful and always make us feel welcome . We will be back soon!! Thank you all !! Mary Sciutto
  23. T

    Topdog

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Out door was so noisy impossible to have conversation. Don’t create groups of over 10 if they can’t respect other patrons.
  24. SA

    SadeA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The ambiance was good. However, we (my husband and I, celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary) waited very long for service. We had to flagged the waiter several times for service. I however, would like to recognize that there was only one waiter taking orders for the entire section of the rooftop were were on. The manager was also apologetic for the service we've received. For that reason, I will come back.
  25. SS

    SagarS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    No service vat all.. waiting waiting and waiting for our order…
  26. TM

    TaniaM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Nice setting, the food and drinks were very good. The service could use some upgrading.
  27. DB

    DebraB

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t comment on the food but what we saw looked amazing! Loved being on the rooftop terrance. Drinks were amazing, service was great. Atmosphere and ambience was fabulous. Loved it. Only down side is you have to book to go up as walk-ins for groups of 5 apparently few and far between.
  28. M

    Maymay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Service was great but the quality of the drinks was really poor. We wanted to sent back both drinks but only sent back one cause the other one was durable. Even the table next to us sent back 2. Overall it was not bad but definitely room for improvement.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Made the reservation for outside and after 20 minutes of being there they moved us inside. Took 30 minutes to get our drinks and when we got them they were bad and had to be remade. Never got the water we asked for several times. I’ve come here plenty of times and never had an issue but tonight was not great.
  30. MR

    MichaelR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Beautiful location and views. Great cocktails. Decent food, but overpriced. The service was poor.
  31. EH

    EileenH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We didn’t eat. Just booked a table to have a drink on the rooftop. We got a table inside so not worth going there if it’s to sit inside…
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Restrooms need updating. Rude staff.
  33. JL

    JamesL

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Drink was watery. Just came to get a drink. No food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Drinks were not great, the view is amazing, the service is very poor wr had to wait to get the check like 30 min cuz we finished our drinks and unfortunately nobody got back to our table to ask if we wanted something else so we had to go look for the waiter and even then it took like 30 min to get him. I was so excited to go but really dissatisfied with the experience
  35. S

    Starr

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I booked this to celebrate my birthday and chose outdoor seating so a few friends and I could enjoy the rooftop. We were given indoor seating and I was told the app should not still be showing the choice for indoor or outdoor seating. I was disappointed since I only chose this for the rooftop to celebrate my birthday. If I knew I was going to be inside I would have chosen to go somewhere else. Drinks were good but very weak. Food was good but not worth the price. Overall it was okay.
  36. KR

    KRISTIED

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing overall experience. Pricing was pretty high, but that’s Manhattan for you. Great rooftop experience.
  37. RH

    RobertH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Reservation made it easy for first time visitor
  38. BP

    BPSchiff

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved the place. Just found it much too noisy when the people from the terrace came inside. Wish there were good music that one could dance to, or live music that's easy listening kind.
  39. s

    sierra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very overpriced cocktails but a nice experience overall
  40. JL

    JeremyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service was slow given that it was not packed. At one stage it looked they had only one server servicing the entire indoor area.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel 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

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    63rd and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:30 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 2:00 pm–11:45 pm Sun 12:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Lincoln Center - 1 Train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2600

  • Catering

    Private Dining: We are available for Private Events for up to 250 Guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Rooftop Lounge: Ideal for Corporate and Social Events such as Holiday Parties, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and Summer Outings.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 445-8420

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