Elsie Rooftop

4.3
246 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Welcome to Elsie Rooftop

Elsie de Wolfe created the first penthouse in the 20’s. Also known as Lady Mendl, Elsie was an American actress, interior decorator, and author of the influential novel The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, Paris, and London society. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 646 834 2291


Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 246 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Daries9
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for drinks and desert, must say the sunset drink is amazing will go back for more and the hot toddy. Now the desert not too great need more options lava molted cake hard no lava and tirumasu was bland. The ambiance and staff are very sweet and welcoming and this rooftop is beautiful entertainment on a Sunday brunch was awesome burlesque girls.

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Nash
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved every minute of it! Such a beautiful place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ambience was amazing, drinks were great

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vipgillian
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

View was not as expected and drinks were pricey (as expected) - but still enjoyed our time!

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PaolaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had aN awesome time. Enjoyed the drinks and the Bamboleo performance. I would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s isn’t enough Stars

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CLaboriel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sliders were great. I enjoyed the live band performance.

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Daniel
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really perfect spot to catch some sun and or the sunset with close friends with classy refreshing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience5

The waitress accidentally charged a $300 bill onto my friend’s card.

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Stalker
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great views and beautiful decor! Try the Basil Bellini, you won't be disappointed!

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vipTatianaRodionovaDNYLOVERs
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great plans for cocktails. Food is not so good. For 2 people difficult to get a nice table! They give us table outside I really did not like it. is not a good one ! If you want to seat inside in main area must to came with a big company. We spend $300 for 2 people.

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MicahW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was charged $16.00 for guacamole that I didn’t ask for nor wanted. I was told I had to order food when I ordered drinks. I’m very disappointed in the service.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night with friends. Food drinks and their JF Haden’s mango drinks were amazing.

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Yads
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Ambience was great with the live band playing..will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and drinks, great ambiance!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, meal, quality, and ambience. Loved it all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went to Elsie rooftop on a Saturday for their high tea brunch. I bought a pulsd voucher that included 2 pots of spike tea and 2 sampler size food trays. The high tea is held in a partitioned area of the rooftop towards the back and included burlesque dancers who were phenomenal. The venue is beautiful and has a open rooftop area with views of the Empire State Building. The waitress seemed to have a lot of tables but she was sweet. Was there for at least 4 hours even though the booking said there was a time limit on tables. Not a super fan of the spiked tea but the cocktails were good. I would return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The photos of this place on Open Table definitely allured me to book a reservation. Easy to find, location has a decent vibe and sound system. Their food service definitely needs to be re-evaluated as for they had many missing items, and our margaritas tasted literally like some someone poured a bag of salt in them. The server got annoyed, and had an attitude with me when I asked her where the bathroom was. Did I mention it was not even that busy? This is my first review on Open Table, so take it or leave it of course! However, be advised there are much better rooftops out there!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

Drinks were terrible and overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love drinks hit right on the spot

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vipBenV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I normally don't leave bad reviews. The music was very loud for a Saturday mid afternoon. The service was really bad (waitress spilled my drink, brought me tonic water instead of club soda).

If you are looking for a club atmosphere, then maybe this is a good place for you. I was expecting this to be a chill, relaxing lounge with great views of the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was super cute we will definitely be going again it was just a little chilling on the balcony. But the seating area and lights were super cute. Drinks were nice refreshing and strong and we got chips and quac and super tasting

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ElizabethA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The drinks we ordered took really long to get to the table and when they brought it. It was really warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was lacking. Waitress was non-attentive and not friendly. Drinks were expensive but several were sold out or they didn’t have all ingredients. How can you run out of olives for a martini? Food options are very limited and not very creative. What makes this place is definitely the ambiance, but it’s NYC, they need to step it up!

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Tasty
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Elsie for my birthday and the atmosphere was amazing! Great live music and very good drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved it

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vipKC0308
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

was a little disappointed by the lack of variety in the food menu. Also Elsie Rooftop should be a little more descriptive regarding their weekend bamboleio brunch - turns out you cannot be seated near the band unless you purchase tickets

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Wasn’t expecting it to have such a club vibe at night especially during the pandemic. Thought it would be an open rooftop but it was all indoors and they also would cram people into the elevators. Service was ok the staff was kind but I think the place was just too busy so they forgot to come around

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Shruthi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The place is decorated with lots of cute lights and the drinks are fabulous! The service was very slow, there seemed to just be one waitress serving the 100 people seated at the time. The staff was kind enough of take pictures of anyone who wanted them indoors and outdoors. The food is good, just keep in mind it’s appetizer sized and meant to be shared so don’t expect a meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The place is beautiful!

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DeshS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night spot. Will definitely go again

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vipDineandgoodtimes
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

If the brunch is gonna be brunch, then please have way more brunch items for the menu. The food was good however, I was just looking forward to more items common for a brunch menu including scrambled eggs, omelette, etc. The meals were also not too big, and required us (and even some of our neighboring tables) to order more. The bad added a nice vibe, and it’s almost too hard to have a bad time on a rooftop—but food and drinks make all the difference!

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SennaR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The waiter was very rude. Upon ordering food you have to give your credit card and when I was leaving she claimed that she had returned my card, although she had not. It took over 30 minutes to finally contact the manager to get my card returned. The food is overpriced and subpar. One of the worst restaurant experiences in my 20 years of living in New York City.

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NickyH
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited on a Friday evening and luckily had booked a table as it was pretty busy. It had a really cool vibe, some delicious snacks and great service. We were sat outside which was a little too cold so we only stayed for an hour. Would definitely come back when it is a bit warmer.

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AnaL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time. the band was great and the staff was excellent. drinks were great. the band made my experience better.

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vipDashaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for brunch, the Bamboleo brunch is so much fun! Great food, great atmosphere! I wish they had a few more seafood options on their menu but overall everything for great!

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Raw11
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot for a date, nice views + live music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Went for my bday for a few drinks before dinner. Loved the ambiance and vibe, service was great. Pretty pricey but that’s how it typically is in the city. Would return for brunch. Loved the music. They played house and hip hop.

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TracyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These places is fabulous. Food and drinks was on point.👍🏾👍🏾

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

El lugar es un bar en realidad no tiene platillos, solo cosas para botanear el servicio excelente ambiente tranquilo para parejas música buena

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Elsie Rooftop is rated 4.3 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.