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20 of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Summertime is our fav time of year with sunny days, warmer weather, and doing all things outdoors! We have pulled together a list of our top 20 (though there are so many great ones) best rooftop restaurants in NYC!


Nestled perfectly under the Brooklyn Bridge, The River Cafe is one of the best rooftop restaurants in NYC from the delicious food to the ambiance! The River Cafe serves the finest American good made with the freshest ingredients and even is Michelin ranked. You will be sure to see great views and taste exquisite food at The River Cafe!
Brooklyn River Cafe rooftop in nighttime with NYC in background
Juliette, in Williamsburg, has a food menu made up of high quality and fresh ingredients, paired with simplicity and deliciousness! The food is prepared with respect to French traditions and techniques. Enjoy the greenery of the beautiful plant life inside or the rooftop with a bar area!
Williamsburg Juliette restaurant rooftop with plant-covered interior
At Kimoto Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn guests will find an elevated, yet approachable experience. With Asian-inspired beers, food, design, and cocktails, the rooftop garden is the place to go to feel fully zen!
Brooklyn's Kimono rooftop restaurant
Alma Rooftop Bar is open year-round with heaters for the winter and offers a panoramic view of NYC! Enjoy the beautiful view, serene ambiance, and a menu inspired by Mexico!
Alma Rooftop Bar in New York City
Fornino at Pier 6 offers delicious pizza in two locations, Green point, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge Park includes an outdoor, rooftop patio!
Fornino rooftop at New York City's Pier 6


230 Fifth is New York’s largest rooftop garden and penthouse lounge! The menu includes a wide variety of options so eaters everywhere can find something they will enjoy. From a brunch buffet to birthday and event packages, 230 Fifth is the best rooftop restaurants in NYC to enjoy the company of many!
230 Fifth Rooftop Restaurant in New York City | Stroller In The City
This three-floor restaurant holds dining and nightlife! The three floors include the lobby, the rooftop, and the bonbonniere! The lobby is a Parisian style cocktail lounge, the rooftop is a garden where guests can explore a French inspired menu, and the bonbonniere is where guests can dance the night away!
Hotel Chantelle Rooftop Restaurant in New York City
Mr. Purple is located on the Lower East Side and is beautifully designed with an artist-loft ambiance! There are many unique and delicious cocktails to try at Mr. Purple, along with great snack and food items!
Mr. Purple Rooftop Restaurant in New York City Lower East Side with City View
At Catch NYC guests will be sure to find panoramic views of the city skyline! There is a full menu, a la carte options to try, and cocktails to sip on and enjoy the views!
Catch NYC Rooftop Restaurant in New York City Chelsea
The Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar is at the Conrad, offering impressive views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, and the New York Harbor. Enjoy the sunny days with the Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktail bar! The fruity Popice pop includes prosecco or rose on tap, and fruity flavors including Strawberry Lemongrass, Emire Apple, and Blueberry Peach! Flavors of the bar rotate each month with new and fun things to try!
Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar in New York City with city view


The Elsie Rooftop is heavily inspired by American actress, interior decorator, and author Elsie de Wolfe who created the first penthouse in the ’20s. Enjoy the gorgeous decor inspired by Elsie, food, and cocktails!
Elsie Rooftop Rooftop Restaurant in New York City with floral decorations
The Haven Rooftop is located in the Theater District and the heart of Time Square! Enjoy the stunning views accompanied by modern American cuisine, delicious cocktails, and fun music.
Haven Rooftop in New York City with cabin interior and string lights
The Refinery Rooftop welcomes everyone from New York locals to world-traveling! The Refinery Rooftop is a fashionable place to hang out with their retractable glass roof, indoor seating, and outdoor terrace. Open year-round, enjoy the handcrafted cocktails and delicious food from truffle fries to bonbons!

Refinery Rooftop in New York City with window ceiling and full bar14. SERRA by Birreria
SERRA by Birreria is Eataly’s seasonal rooftop bar that changes its theme, constantly offering a fun and fresh atmosphere. SERRA means “greenhouse” in Italian and is gorgeous with all of its fresh spring florals!SERRA rooftop by Birreria in New York City with large pink floral arrangements

The Roof caps the top of Central Park! Designed by Roman and Williams, the aesthetic offers a luxury airliner with beautiful floors, brass detailing, and luxurious sofas. The menu offers great cocktails made with fresh ingredients and small plates to share!
The Roof's rooftop view of the city at night in New York City Central Park


Enjoy the panoramic New York City view with a large indoor and outdoor space to support 350 guests! As one of the best rooftop restaurants in NYC it includes two bars, a fireplace, a retractable roof and is great for events and parties!
The Empire Rooftop in New York City at night with romantic lighting
At the top of the Beekman Tower, the Ophelia Lounge offers a relaxing area to sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy small plates to share with loved ones! Originally serving as a women’s-only, becoming open to all in 1934!

Ophelia Lounge rooftop in New York City with checkered floors and a city view

18. Cantina Rooftop
The Cantina Rooftop includes a delicious Mexican inspired menu, great happy hour, and gorgeous venue! On top of the good food and great cocktails, there is live music to accompany your summer days!

Cantina outdoor rooftop restaurant in New York City with colorful chairs

This 16th-floor Hell’s Kitchen location, surrounded by glass walls, offers Hudson River and city views. Elegant décor and classy cocktails give it a swanky feel, and the outdoor area with reflecting pool, fireplace, and cushioned rattan sofas make for comfortable surroundings in all seasons.
Press Lounge rooftop in Hell's Kitchen New York City with an outdoor pool
Gallow Green is at the Mckittrick Hotel and is a romantic rooftop restaurant with a vintage train station-inspired rooftop bar. Beautifully designed with a lush upstate country garden. Enjoy live music, alfresco brunches, and even theater performances!
Gallow Green Romantic Rooftop Restaurant in New York City

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14 thoughts on “20 of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC”

  1. Blairvillanueva

    Omg these rooftop restaurants are truly noteworthy! I would love to dine here with my friends, maybe a brunch would be excellent.

  2. I had no idea that there were so many rooftop venues to enjoy a meal at. All of these look so lovely!

  3. Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    Rooftop restaurants have such an amazing atmosphere to them. I would really like to try one of these places out!

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  5. Thanks for this post! We’re bringing our 9 and 11 YO daughters to NYC for the first time this summer (from AZ) and I just marked Serra as a definite.

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