Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel

4.7
307 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.

21 and Over

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 307 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Very nice evening

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NataliaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service and food was terrible, I would never come back

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vipMaryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family , friends and I celebrated Easter Sunday together this past week at the Empire Rooftop . We sat outdoors at a large table with an amazing view and all of the staff welcomed us and made us feel special The food / drinks and customer service were outstanding as always !
We had a wonderful experience and will be back again soon !

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Jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and views, and great service too. Everything was well spaced out and safe, great place to go!

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YvanH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fries are very nice! Cocktails are good, specially the martini!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Empire rooftop had a great view, vibe and service. Highly recommend and will most definitely be back soon :)

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

We went for drinks and it’s the best atmosphere! Would totally go again!

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vipariaaah
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The vibe was great as was the food. A little slow on service but that’s ok still had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Servers were attentive and the outdoor setup was very nice.

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Floriana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun and energetic! I love to come here and bring guests.

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Jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have birthday cocktails, safe and pleasant service and relaxed atmosphere, thanks!

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RicardoM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was pleasant. They need to expand the brunch menu quite a bit more but generally we had a good time

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StephenK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful venue, great social distance, gave us our own tent and let us stay till close!! Great scene. I loved it!

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iriiri
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and ambiance. Good bites and cocktails! Not giving full stars since they did not read the note about a specific request for my 37th birthday, and did not cater to this. Otherwise, would recommend.

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Megan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great and the place is beautiful. The drinks and most food is great too. The pizza was terrible. They put too much olive oil on it. I barely ate it.

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NataliaR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s amazing!!! You are going to feel in gossip girl, the view is wooow, the drinks good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love u emp kiss emoji

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vipMaryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Empire Hotel Rooftop is the best !!
The staff are warm and welcoming and the service is excellent !! Great food! Great atmosphere !! Always a fun crowd!! We are regular customers and have shared many wonderful evenings there with family and friends !!

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nomswithnunu
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambience- perfect for a date night. Took my friend here for her birthday and it was so lovely- service was fast and friendly, and the drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best evening here at Empire. The loaded tots were amazing along with the other appetizers! The service was great and it wasn’t too crowded inside. I felt very safe. even when my friend dropped a glass and glass shattered everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. I celebrated my 30th birthday and the venue was beyond my expectations. The place is amazing and the cocktails were great. But I must say that what made my experience unforgettable were the servers. Servers were extremely kind and helpful. They helped me to keep all my guests happy. Totally recommended.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience! I went with my boyfriend for his birthday and we really enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe!

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Kwill
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good time , great service. I would recommend this place to friends

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FrancesP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Would definitely recommend, iconic...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great, food and drinks was great. Would absolutely recommend and will definitely go back.

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aris
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent, food was tasty and location was amazing

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RachelJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun place and the drinks and food were both super good. Perfect for a fun night out!

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Ericstucky
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing ! Great service and food and drinks !

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BridgetB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took two friends to celebrate a birthday (during quarantine) at the Rooftop - staff was so helpful and temperature-checked our entire group before entering. The layout was so spaced out that no one felt at-risk and we were able to have a really enjoyable time. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!

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RosesheskaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and adorable rooftop ; the food BLEW MY MIND. Try out the chicken wings and the mac and cheese.

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RyanA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Empire rooftop has great vibes for couples or even groups of friends. The atmosphere, seating and lighting is perfect for a night in the city of drinking and having a good time. Definitely would come back to this lounge. The service was very very good. Very respectful, professional employees that are willing to accommodate the consumer at any cost.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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KaylaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing, food was amazing, and the service was awesome! Perfect NYC rooftop experience. The view is amazing!

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so warm and inviting even with the pending restaurant closures. The cocktails were excellent and it was overall a good vibe.

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DavidH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor space for Iconic city views. Delicious drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out with friends for my birthday!

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jillS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please put heaters for the outdoor dining because it was cold at night!!
We want to eat there through the pandemic and it will be too cold
Otherwise drinks food and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service, beautiful rooftop with amazing views! Overall had an excellent time with incredible drinks!

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Empire Rooftop @ Empire Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 307 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.

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