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Red Hat Bistro Irvington

Red Hat Bistro on the River, One Bridge Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, Greenburgh, New York 10533. +1 914 591 5888. On the waterfront 20 miles North of Manhattan. On the Metro-North Hudson Line. Mon to Fri 12 noon-3 pm. Mon to Thurs 5pm-9.30 pm. Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm. Sun 12 noon-8pm. email . MAP

River Cafe Brooklyn Picture Menus

The River Cafe Brooklyn

The River Cafe, 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. +1 718 522 5200. Absolutely THE BEST view of Manhattan. MAP

Bateau New York Cruise, Docked in Manhattan at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, on West 23rd Street, NY 10011. +1 866 817 3463 Experience creative plated dining prepared fresh on board daily on this magnificent all-glass vessel. The most up-close views of New York separated only by glass windows and water.


45th Street Rising

NYC The View Picture Area Guide overlooking

The View

The View Revolving Restaurant, 47th floor, New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (bet. 45th & 46th Sts), Manhattan, NYC. +1 212 704 8900. Enjoy the breathtaking 360 view from the heart of the Times Square area overlooking the lights of Broadway from the Broadway Lounge. Excellent. MAP

NYC Mad 46 Dining Pcture Overlooking

Mad 46

Mad 46, 19th floor, The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at East 46th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10017. +1 212 885 6095. +1 646 495 9511. Near Bryant Park. MAP

The Rooftop at Patroon, 160 East 46th St, nr. Third Ave, New York. +1 212 883 7373. MAP

Rooftop Garden Bar and Lounge, Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th St, New York. +1 212 315 9400. ph MAP

Delegates' Dining Room, United Nations, 1 United Nations Plz, First Ave (East 44th St.) New York, NY 10017. +1 212 963 7625 Discontinued until April.

Hilton XV1, 16th floor, 251 West 48th St (Between 8th Avenue & Broadway), New York 10036. +1 212 956 1300. If the rooftop is overrun you can take a break in the downstairs lounge, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and full bar. With outdoor and covered seating areas, High bar offers views of the sun setting over the Hudson River. Very strict door policy. Was Highbar. MAP

Landmarc, Time Warner Center 10 Columbus Cir., Third Floor New York, NY 10019 212-823-6123

Press Lounge, 16th floor, Ink48 Hotel, 653 Eleventh Ave (48th St), New York. +1 212 757 2224 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan and Jersey City. Sun to Wed 5.30pm-12 midnight. Thurs to Sat 5.30pm-2am. MAP

The Sea Grill (Rockefeller Center), 19 West 49th Street,  New York, NY 10020. +1 212 332 7610

Top of the Tower, 26th floor, Beekman Tower Hotel, 3 Mitchell Place (49th Street and First Avenue), Manhattan, NY 10017. +1 212 980 4796. +1 212 355 7300. In east Midtown at the top of this art deco hotel. Top floor is bar area with windows on one side looking onto Midtown and on the other side overlooking the east river. A great view. Rooftop bar. Excellent views. MAP

Upstairs, 30th floor, Kimberly Hotel, 145 East 50th Street, between 3rd and Lexington Ave, New York 10022. +1 212 755 0400. Daily 5pm till 1am. Retractable glass ceilings and walls and heated floors keep the bar open year round. 360-degree view of midtown Manhattan. email . MAP

Cafe S.F.A., (Saks), 8th floor, 611 Fifth Ave (bet. 49th & 50th Sts), Manhattan, New York. +1 212 940 4080. Saks Fifth Avenue. MAP

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, 641 West 51st St, at Twelfth Ave, New York. +1 212 247 2460. MAP

Terrace, Cafe Nicole, 7th floor, Novotel, 226 West 52nd Street, New York 10019. +1 212 315 0100 Fantastic city views. Bar. Great view of Times Square. Mon to Sun 6.30am-10.30am. Mon to Sun 12 noon-11pm. Nearest Public Transport: 50 St (1, 2). 7 Av (B, D, E). 50 St (A, C, E). MAP

Rooftops at Sutton Place, 1015 Second Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets, New York. +1 212 207 3777. Long rooftop patio bar.

Salon de Ning, Peninsula Hotel, 700 Fifth Avenue (55th Street), New York, NY 10019. +1 212 956 2888. The view is what makes it as you have a drink, cosmopolitan or beer, at the rooftop bar. +1 212 903 3097 email . MAP

Ava Lounge, Dream Hotel, 210 West 55th Street, New York. +1 212 956 7020. Panoramic views of Times Square, Columbus Circle and sunsets over the Hudson River. MAP

BG Restaurant, 7th floor, Bergdorf Goodmann, 754 5th Avenue (bet. 57th & 58th Sts), New York. +1 212 872 8977. Central Park views. MAP

Sky Terrace, 15th floor, Hudson Hotel, 356 West 58th Street, New York 10019. +1 212 554 6000 / +1 212 554 6317. This super chill rooftop bar is a mini urban oasis. From an air conditioned game room to a hammock with a view of the river the Hudson. Hotel guests. facebook . MAP

Robert Restaurant, Floor 9, Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle (59th Street), Midtown, NY. +1 212 299 7730. Lunch 11.30am till 3.30pm. Small Plates 3.30pm till 5.30pm. Dinner 5.30pm till 12 midnight. Excellent views. email . MAP

Asiate, 35th floor, Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle (60th St. at B'way), Midtown West, New York. +1 212 805 8881. Not the top floor but pretty high! Features floor-to-ceiling views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. enquiries . facebook . MAP

Bentley Rooftop Restaurant, 500 East 62nd St, New York 10065. At York Ave. +1 212 644 6000. Magnificent 360 degree views of New York City. ($$$) Bar and Dinner. Closed Sun. facebook . twitter . MAP

The Pool Deck, Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd St, nr Broadway, New York. +1 221 265 7400. Overlook Central Park. MAP

Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar and Lounge, 12th floor, Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd St (between Broadway & W Central Park), New York 10023. +1 212 265 7400. Magnificent views of Lincoln Center. MAP

NYC Central Park Dining View   Central Boathouse NYC Dining View

Central Park Boathouse

The Central Park Boathouse, East 72nd St. & Park Drive North, New York 10021. +1 212 517 2233. Mon thru Fri: Lunch 12 noon till 4pm. Dinner (April to Nov) 5.30pm till 9.30pm (last seating or reservation). Sat and Sun: Brunch 9.30am-4pm. Dinner (April-Nov) 6pm-9.30pm. World famous. email . MAP

NYC Boat Basin Dining Views

Boat Basin Cafe

The Boat Basin Cafe, End 79th St, New York. +1 212 496 5542. An open air patio that overlooks the Marina and the Hudson River with breathtaking views of the sunsets over New Jersey. Reopens March. MAP

Roof Garden Cafe, 5th floor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave (81st Street), New York. +1 212 535 7710. Reservations recommended: +1 212 570 3975. View of Central Park. Entrance by the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries. Roof Garden Cafe. Seasonal. Closed Mondays. MAP

Heights Bar and Grill, 2867 Broadway, between 111th and 112th Streets, New York. +1 212 866 7035. Near Columbia University. Rooftop. Third floor rooftop deck with a retractable roof. MAP

New Leaf Cafe

New Leaf Cafe

New Leaf Cafe, 1 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York City, NY 10040. In northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, just a short walk from The Cloisters museum & gardens. MAP

Fives, The Peninsula, New York, 700 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10019 212-903-3918

42nd St falling.

Restaurant Above, 25th floor, Hilton Hotel, 234 West 42nd Street (7th & 8th Ave), Manhattan, New York. +1 212 642 2626. Offers bird's-eye views of the city. Pinnacle Bar is at 21st floor lobby. MAP

DohYO and Terrace at FOUR, 570 Tenth Ave, (West 42nd St.) Yotel. +1 646 449 7790 MAP

New York Central, Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd St. New York, NY 10017 +1 646-213-6865 MAP

Bookmarks Rooftop Garden Lounge, 14th floor, Library Hotel, 299 Madison Ave, at 41st Street, New York 10017. +1 212 983 4500. +1 212 204 5498. The lounge is open to the public Mon to Sat from 4pm till 12 Midnight, but can also be booked for private evening corporate, social receptions as well as wine tastings. On a rooftop garden that accommodates smoking (and is covered in winter). MAP

The Sky Room

The Sky Room

The Sky Room, 33rd and 34th floor decks, 330 West 40th Street, Manhattan, New York 10018. +1 212 967 9494. Boasts 360 degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from the city's highest rooftop lounge. The bi-level ultra lounge offers five distinct spaces: the Times Square Lounge, the Cube balcony, the Private Salon, the North terrace with its retractable roof, and the South Terrace with its private cabanas. Mon to Wed 4pm-2am. Thurs to Sun 4pm-4am. +1 212 380 1195. email . MAP

NYC Top Strand Dining Review     NYC Top Strand Dining Picture

Top of The Strand Rooftop

Top of The Strand Bar, The Strand Hotel, 33 West 37th St, nr. Sixth Ave, New York. +1 212 448 1024. Clever use of a retractable glass roof to keep guests comfortable. Retractable roof panels also slide open to let the breeze in. Views of the Empire State Building four blocks away. No food currently available. Mon to Thurs 5pm till 12 midnight. Fri to Sun 5pm till 2am. email . MAP

Rare View, Affinia Shelburne, 303 Lexington Avenue, at 37th St, Murray Hill, New York. +1 212 481 1999 ext. 9. The relaxed Rare View rooftop bar offers views of the Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline from this rooftop garden. MAP

Greenhouse 36, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York-Times Square South, 341 West 36th St, New York, NY 10018. +1 212 542 8990 NYC views from the rooftop Sky Lounge. MAP

Metro Rooftop Bar, 14th floor, Hotel Metro, 45 West 35th St, near 6th Avenue, New York. +1 212 279 3535. Roof deck. You can't beat the stellar Empire State Building view. Weather permitting. Closed Weekends. email . MAP

Local West, 1 Penn Plaza at Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street, New York. +1 212 629 7070. Across the street from Madison Square Garden. email . MAP

14th floor, La Quinta Inn, 17 West 32nd Street, New York. +1 212 290 2460. It's in Koreatown. The Empire State Building dwarfs you as you sit at the tables, under the outdoor lights. Open Sun to Wed 5.30pm till 12 Midnight. Thurs and Fri 5.30pm till 1am. Sat 5.30pm till 3am. MAP

The Crow's Nest, 500 East 30th St (at FDR Drive), New York. +1 212 683 3333. Perched atop the Water Club restaurant, the Crow's Nest has an absolute great view of the East River. MAP

Red Sky, 3rd floor, 47 East 29th Street (betw. Park and Madison Aves), New York. +1 212 447 1820. Third floor roof deck. MAP

NYC Riverpark Dining Area


Riverpark Restaurant, 1st floor, Alexandria Center, 450 East 29th Street (between 1st Avenue and the East River), New York 10016. Reservations: +1 212 729 9790. Overlooking the East River at Kips Bay. Mon to Thurs 12 noon till 10pm. Fri 12 noon till 11pm. Sat 5.30pm till 11pm. Sun 5.30pm till 10pm. email . MAP

Tonic East, 411 Third Avenue, at East 29th Street, New York. +1 212 683 7090. +1 7398 0436. 11am till 4am. MAP

Rare View Chelsea, Fashion26, 152 West 26th St, nr. Seventh Ave, New York. +1 212 807 7273. Cocktails. Overlooking the lights of Broadway and the Empire State Building. Daily 5pm-1am. email . MAP

The Frying Pan, Pier 66, at 26th St and the West Side Highway, New York, NY 10001. In the Hudson River Park, three blocks north of Chelsea Piers. Seasonal Bar and Grill. May to Oct. email . MAP

Bateau New York Cruise, Docked in Manhattan at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, on West 23rd Street, NY 10011. +1 866 817 3463 Experience creative plated dining prepared fresh on board daily on this magnificent all-glass vessel.

230 Fifth, 20th floor, 230 Fifth Avenue, Flatiron District, New York. +1 212 725 4300. This rooftop lounge is known for two things: its very strict door policy and the fact that it is the largest rooftop bar in New York City. The owner has installed a massive array of outdoor heaters. Spectacular city views and palm trees. Straight-on look at the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, as well as the golden domed New York Life Building and purple crowned Met Life Building. Look up the Hudson River and see the Statue of Liberty. Open from 4pm until 4am. MAP

The Private Roof Club and Garden, Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue (East 21st St), NYC. +1 212 920 3300. MAP

Penthouse, The Park, 118 Tenth Avenue, between West 17th and West 18th Sts, New York. +1 212 352 3313. Rooftop penthouse with hot tub. MAP

Cabanas Roof Bar, Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Avenue, between West 16th and West 17th Streets, New York. +1 212 835 5537. MAP

NYC Dream Dining Eat Guide

PH-D Rooftop

PH-D Rooftop, 12th floor, Dream Hotel, 355 West 16th St (8th and 9th Ave), New York. +1 212 247 2000. Meatpacking District. Opening July 5. MAP

NYC Plunge Dining Guide


Plunge Rooftop Bar, 15th floor, Gansevoort Hotel, 18 Ninth Avenue (West 13th Street), New York. +1 877 426 7386 / +1 212 206 6700. The Gansevoort, in the Meatpacking District is a celebrated rooftop bar. There is a 45-foot long outdoor heated pool with underwater light and music show, and the Bar gives 360-degree views over lower Manhattan and west across the Hudson River to New Jersey. The expansive events Loft boasts soaring 20-foot ceilings, richly landscaped roof garden and lounge area with breathtaking 360 degree city views of dramatic skyscraper spires and sunsets over the Hudson River. Heated so year round. MAP

Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street at University Place, New York. +1 212 979 6677. Downtown rooftop only a few steps from Union Square. MAP

Le Bain, 848 Washington St (12th and 13th Sts), New York. +1 212 645 4646. A/C/E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave. MAP

STK Rooftop, 26 Little West 12th St, (4th Floor of STK) New York, NY 10014. +1 646 624 2400 facebook . MAP

Shushi Samba 7, 87 Seventh Avenue S, at Barrow Street, New York. +1 212 691 7885. Not to be confused with the other Sushi Samba's in New York City, Sushi Samba 7 is the one with the rooftop. Year round. MAP

A60 at Thompson Hotel, 60 Thompson St, between Spring and Broome Streets, Soho, New York. +1 212 219 2000. View to kill for from the rooftop bar. Has a restaurant, a second-floor bar and the rooftop lounge. Hotel guests and members only. MAP

Bar d'Eau, 7th floor deck, Trump SoHo, 246 Spring St, nr. Varick St, New York. +1 212 842 5500. +1 877 828 7080. Bar d'Eau's views aren't as spectacular as some. Private cabanas do provide for a tête-à-tête. Basic bar snacks. Daily, 4pm – 12 midnight. Seasonal. email . MAP

Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street (between Hudson & Greenwich Street), New York, NY 10013. +1 212 625 2600. Penthouse which features panoramic views of the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, Soho and downtown Tribeca. MAP

Rooftop at Hotel on Rivington, 107 Rivington St, between Essex St and Ludlow St, NYC 10002. +1 212 475 2600. View Brooklyn and the East River. MAP

Above Allen, 190 Allen Street, New York 10002. +1 212 460 5300. Seven stories above New York's pulsing Lower East Side. The rooftop of the Thompson LES. An exclusive urban rooftop for hotel guests and members only. MAP

Harbour Lights, 3rd floor, Pier 17, 89 South St (Fulton St), New York, NY 10038. +1 212 227 2800. +1 212 972 1001. Tall ships and seafood, while admiring the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River. Dine indoors or out on the deck. MAP

Living Room Bar and Terrace, 5th floor, W New York, 123 Washington St, nr. Carlisle St., New York. +1 646 826 8600. +1 646 826 8646. Overlooks Ground Zero, the Hudson and Jersey City. Retro feel. Light meals from BLT Bar & Grill. Mon to Wed 4pm-12 midnight. Thurs to Sat 4pm-2am. Sun 6pm till 12 midnight. MAP

Bateau New York Cruise, Docked in Manhattan at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, on West 23rd Street, NY 10011.. +1 866 817 3463 Experience creative plated dining prepared fresh on board daily on this magnificent all-glass vessel.


The Rooftop, Hotel Le Bleu, 370 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215. +1 718 625 1500. Take in a sweeping vista of New York from the rooftop restaurant that includes the marvellous Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty. +1 718 625 2177. A full menu from the downstairs restaurant (of the same owners). Sun to Thurs 4pm-12 midnight. Fri & Sat 4pm-1am. MAP

Alma Brooklyn NY Dining Area


Alma, 2nd floor, 187 Columbia St, (Degraw St), Manhattan, New York. +1 718 643 5400. Terrific views of the harbor and skyline from this Brooklyn rooftop terrace restaurant and bar. MAP

Rooftop Terrace at the Juliette, 135 N. 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. +1 718 388 9222. Juliette's is a cute French place in Williamsburg with a nice rooftop bar open in the summer.

The River Cafe, 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. +1 718 522 5200. THE best view of Manhattan. MAP

Giando On the Water

Giando On the Water

Giando On the Water, 412 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. +1 718 387 7000. Enjoys breathtaking, panoramic views of the city and three world-famous bridges. MAP

Staten Island

Angelina's Ristorante, 399 Ellis Street, Staten Island, NY 10307. +1 718 227 7100. Waterfront panoramic views on the third floor. MAP


Penthouse 808 NY Dining Guide

Penthouse 808

Penthouse 808, Ravel Hotel Rooftop, 808 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101. +1 718 289 6101. Rooftop is now enclosed and heated. facebook . email . MAP

Vetro rooftop Bar Queens View

Vetro Rooftop

Vetro Rooftop, 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, Queens, New York 11414. +1 718 843 8387 Also an outdoor waterfront dining area and Vetro's marina is available to you as well. email . MAP

Long Island

Water's Edge, 401 44th Drive, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101. +1 718 482 0033. Great viewsbeside the East River. MAP

Z Rooftop Lounge, NYC Hotel, 11-01 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. +1 877 256 5556 Enjoy uninterrupted views of the most famous skyline in the world.

Jacks on the Rocks Rooftop Pool & Deck, 9th floor, Allegria Hotel, 80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY. +1 516 889 1300 Offers sweeping, unobstructed views of the ocean, surf and sand, plus the sunset , from the outdoor terrace. MAP

Mint Indian Rooftop, 1 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530. +1 212 644 8888 Next to the Roosevelt Field Mall. MAP

Wave Lounge, 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Sensational views of Port Jefferson Harbor. email . MAP

The Dockside Cafe. Perched on the water's edge in West Babylon, Long Island, NY.

The Oar Steak and Seafood

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill, 264 West Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772. +1 631 654 8266 Pleasant dockside location.


42, Ritz Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, New York 10601. +1 914 467 5500 Closing . MAP


Templeton NY Dining Guides

Templeton Landing

Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202. +1 716 852 7337. Tues to Thurs 11am–9pm. Fri & Sat 11am–10pm. Located right on the Erie Marina Basin, on the Buffalo Waterfront, right off Interstate 190 and just minutes from Downtown Buffalo. Lake Erie. Closed Sun and Mon.

Dug's Dive, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd, Ste 2, Buffalo, NY 14203.

The Boatyard Grill, 525 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY 14850. +1 607 256 2628 Finger Lakes Waterfront Restaurant and Bar right on the waters edge. Mon to Thurs cocktails from 4pm. Dinner from 5pm. Fri, Sat and Sun from 11.30am. Sunday Brunch from 11.30am-2pm. p email


Pier 45, 1000 N River St, Rochester, NY 14612. +1 585 865 4500 Lake view.

New Jersey

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant, 7800 B River Road, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047. +1 20 1861 7767 Panoramic NYC view. MAP

3 Forty Grill, 340 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030. +1 201 217 3406 Waterfront restaurant with views of the Manhattan skyline. MAP

Chart House, Lincoln Harbor, Pier D-T, Weehawken, NJ 07086. +1 201 348 6628 Mon to Thurs 4.30pm-10pm. Fri 4.30pm-11pm. Sat 11am-4pm. Sun 11am-10pm.

Chart House, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Brigantine Blvd & Huron Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 +1 609 340 5030 Sun 4pm-10pm. Mon 4pm-10pm. Thurs 4pm-10pm. Fri & Sat 4pm-11pm. Closed Tues & Wed. MAP

Jack Baker's Wharfside, 101 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742. +1 732 892 9100 Sun to Thurs 11.30am-9.30pm. Fri & Sat 11.30am-10pm. Sun: 11.30am-9pm. Point Pleasant Beach, NJ sits directly over the water with a sweeping view of Gull's Island. The fishing boats glide in after a day's catch with a flock of seagulls in their wake. The seasonal outdoor deck affords the sounds and sights of the great outdoors ph.

9th Avenue Pier, Point Pleasant Beach, Belmar, NJ 07719. This place just opened this summer. It's located in the Belmar Marina on Hwy 35 and 9th Ave in Belmar.  It's essentially a long patio that extends into the marina with awesome 180 waterfront  views. It's all about the view, drinks and live music. This place gets packed on weekends especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Cape May Harbor, Lobster House, New Jersey. +1 609 884 8296 Offers fine waterside dining along Fishermans Wharf.

Walpack Inn, ( Rte. 615 Rte 206 N.) Wallpack Center, +1 973 948 3890 New Jersey.

View Restaurant, Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 2 Augusta St, new Jersey.

Quintessential NYC Dining Review

Quintessential NYC

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Metrazur, 404 Grand Central Terminal, New York City, NY 10017. + 212 687 4600 In Grand Central Station. Stop by for dinner and get a breathtaking view of Grand Central's skyline and, on a clear night, the star-filled sky.

Local, 224 West 47th St, New York City, NY 10036.

One c.p.s., 1 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10000. +1 212 583 1111

Bubby's, 120 Hudson Street,  New York, NY 10013, +1 212 219 0666