Top 5 Rooftop Restaurants in New York City

Are you open to experiencing unique dining? Here are our top five rooftop restaurants you need to add to your bucket list:

Electric Lemon

Specializing in modern American cuisine, Electric Lemon ranks 1. It is located at Hudson Yards; 33 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. The venue is aesthetic; the 24th floor of the five-star Equinox Hotel giving fantastic views over the Hudson River and the NYC skyline.

The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows is complemented with an 8,000 square foot rooftop garden. In addition to that, it is equipped with a monumental Jaume Plensa sculpture, fire pits, water features.

As for the menu,  is divided into ‘Crudo’, ‘From The Farden’, ‘Warm and Soulful’, and mains, like the ‘Dry Aged Duck’ with confit leg, savoy cabbage & pear, or the ‘Contramar Inspired Rainbow Trout’ with poblano, avocado salsa, and warm tortillas.

In fact, the restaurant allows you to make reservations for dinner and brunch. The average cost for a main is around $40.

Electric Lemon is open from Sunday to Thursday 5 pm to10 pm for dinner; Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm and Saturday to Sunday 11 am-3 pm for brunch.

Electric Lemon

Westlight

Addressed at  111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, Westlight is situated at the top of the trendy hotel William Vale.  The 22nd floor venue offers an aesthetic and complete panoramic view over the skyline.

Westlight offers global street food. From Tuna Tartare Puff and Shrimp Cocktail Dumplings, to Spiced Chicken Empanadas and the Westlight Burger. In addition to that, they also have a rage of sweet bites. The man behind Westlight is Chef Andrew Carmellini.

Westlight restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 5 pm to midnight and Saturday to Sunday 1 pm to midnight.

Westlight

Sushi Lab

The Sushi Lab is addressed at  132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. Sushi Lab NYC is the perfect rooftop for a tasty lunch or a romantic dinner.

As you could guess from the name, they serve Japanese cuisine. So Sushi lovers, this might just be your new favorite, and here is why:

Firstly, they have a  15-course omakase menu. In addition to that, you can also select between nigiri, sashimi, maki, and other Japanese delights from the á la carte menu. They also have  Japanese whiskey & beer, creative cocktails, and wine.

As for the interior decorations, greenery and basket lights makes the most of it. The average is around $50. Omakase for example goes from $60 to $120 while rolls go for $18.

The Sushi Lab is open from 12 noon to 3 pm for lunch and 5 pm to 10 pm for dinner.

Sushi Lab

Social Drink and Food

Located at 570 10th Ave. New York, NY 10036, Social Drink and Food is placed on the 4th floor of YOTEL. It is spacious. In fact, it can accommodate almost 400 people. The best part about the restaurant is that it offers great views over Times Square and the surrounding skyscrapers.

Their global-inspired menu adds to the fun. From Chicken Schnitzel, Labanese Burrito, Falafel Sandwich to Laffa Kebab, it is diverse. As for the seating, it got comfortable sofas or community benches.

However, the restaurant is seasonal. It is only available during the warmer season.

Social drink and food is open from Wednesday to Friday from 4 pm to midnight; Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to midnight.

The average price for a main is $18.

Social Drink & Food

Gallow Green

Gallow Green is an aesthetic green oasis set at the top of the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea, NYC. The exact address of Gallow Green – 530 W 27th St, New York, 1000. The restaurant is known for its ‘rooftop garden’ which is surrounded by greenery. At the rooftop, you can catch an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.

As for the menu, Gallow Green has kept it unique and fresh – from sandwiches, salads, pizzas to shrimp cocktails. In addition to that, they have an amazing selection of wine and specialty cocktails.

It is important to note that this restaurant is seasonal. Therefore, it is available during the warmer months. During winter, the restaurant is transformed into The Lodge whereby you can enjoy drinks and food inside a mountainside ski cabin.

Gallow Green is open from Monday to Wednesday from 5 pm to midnight; Thursday to Friday from 5 pm to 1 am; Saturday from 10 am to 1 am and Sunday from 10 am to midnight.

The average price for a main is $22.

Gallow Green

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