Westlight

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Westlight, a 22nd-floor rooftop bar with sweeping views of New York City, sits atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. Chef Andrew Carmellini pairs a playful menu of bar snacks with a list of handcrafted classic cocktails, rare spirits, beer and wine. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the bar and interior lounge, with outdoor seating on the wrap-around balcony and 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.
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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A must go place if you are in New York. The views over Manhattan are breath taking. Excellent front of house service, although the table waiters were a little more "New York-ish" in their manners. But nothing can take away the views, so be sure to book a table...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best rooftop of wburg

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CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. My friend ordered a drink and 20 mins later they came by to tell him they were out of that drink. So in place if that drink which was a cocktail, the server brought him a glass of rose and a warm pint of beer. Both were leftover or found on a table somewhere. It was so strange. He should have just offered to bring my friend a different cocktail of his choice. We also ordered the potatoes sliders that were 22 dollars. There was barely a whole potato in this dish. It was so small. You could not call this an appetizer. We had a dinner reservation after but we were late for it because it took over 20 mins to get our credit cards back after paying. We were asking multiple times for our cards and finally our server told us a different server was handling it so she did not take any responsibility. In total we were served by three different people. View is amazing but not worth the bad service and over priced food.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

This is one of the best views of Manhattan. The service however was quite poor. We had to wait a long time for menus, and had to request to order our food and drink and the staff took a very long time to come back to serve us.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sensacional lugar para ver el atardecer cayendo sobre NYC, Con musica en vivo y buenos tragos. No hemos pedido comida pero el servicio, el lugar y los tragos valieron la pena!

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a
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hosts are irresponsible to track tables for reservations .

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing!!!!! I enjoyed my drink but I don’t remember it’s name. It was $18. My date and I were able to have a cozy conversation while taking on the view. I love how they let you pick your own table. They have the standard table and chairs but they also have comfy sofas as seating options. I didn’t get to try any food as the kitchen was closed but I will be returning.

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Stunning views and surprisingly tasty food. Poor and rude service though.

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T
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Most of the tapas are good but they are extremely small like micro mini tapas. Amazing views and good service. We went on a Sunday, last call was at midnight which was disappointing as it was a holiday weekend.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a good experience. The ambience was great, the food was good, the drinks were good. Noise level wasn't deafening. I liked how the bartenders were quick to take orders.

A bit crowded but it was a weekend.

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CL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was great, views were amazing. Drinks were unique and tasty

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VA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to wait to get the table, but the staff went above and beyond to make sure that they made up for it by giving us great service and lots of apps on the house :)

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KK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view makes it all! But everyone at the restaurant is very friendly and accommodating as well. Small bites and drinks that are on the pricier side. The ambiance and the vibe are well worth it though!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

When I booked 2 months ago I requested a window seat for a good view as it was our first wedding anniversary, we had previously been for our wedding night meal. However on arrival we were rushed into a seat at the side of the restaurant. Nothing was mentioned about our anniversary or given a good seat. Food was so so, rather expensive for what it was.

Waited for part of our food order and had to chase it up. Once we finished our meal we took our drinks outside to enjoy the view finally which is definitely worth a visit.

If you attend for the incredible view just get drinks.

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a perfect spot to be when dining and looking at the sunset and the Manhattan skyline. The service was just right and the menu so tasty

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Westlight was like an above Earthly experience. The air, view, the open panoramas were an out of this world...literally...experience.
The food was great, wine was perfect.
The hostesses Geneva and Naomi deserve special mention and thanks . On Sunday night of the Memorial Day weekend, Geneva and Naomi handled hundreds and hundreds of excited guests and handled everyone with calm, respect and efficiency. Their smiling and gracious skill created a patient and happy waiting and seating environment.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Traveled to NY for my birthday and made reservations 3 weeks in advance. Showed up and they didn’t have what I requested. Then said I would have to wait quite awhile if I wanted to sit outside I would have to wait awhile. It was so loud in there. I felt like I was at a club, definitely not a place for a romantic bday dinner. So I left and found a rooftop bar a few blocks down and was 100% satisfied with that. Like I said, terrible service. Wouldn’t recommend.

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YR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside, there's beautiful views and wonderful ambiance. Enjoy!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Bought my girlfriend for a birthday dinner. The food was out of this world for such a tiny portion, the servers could have been a little more attentive since our orders came backwards food first then drinks when we ordered drinks first then food. Overall 8/10 just cause of the service received other than that great spot.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The music was a little loud but amazing. Food was good, drinks were great and best view of New York there is.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Truly a magical setting to dine with friends, loved ones or business colleagues. Our experience included all three!

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PT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view of the city and Hudson! Excellent drinks and aps.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Beautiful view, and ambiance.
Service was not on point, some dishes I ordered never came and had to be cancelled after I waited over 1.5 hours. When I received the bill, the “cancelled” dishes were charged although server assured me they wouldn’t. Had to get that fixed as well.
Food was good not great, small portions for price. In all fairness it could be the specific dishes I ordered.

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

When we got there they could not find our reservation and the host was kinda confused...I showed them your email with the confirmation number and they still could not find it and finally we were seated with the help of an another,possibly more senior host.
Since I was never credited for our dining ,could you please take care of that issue?
Thanks,

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IG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views
Fantastic service with waiting staff who wanted us to enjoy our visit and who were prepared for us to go and enjoy the views away from our table
We will definitely be back when we are in NY next

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great bar and views. Live jazz was fantastic. Service was bad.

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FV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

You can't beat the view. Drinks and food are both good. They have music now which is really nice though almost too loud to speak comfortably with your party.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

This is my second time at this place. Love the view but they need to work on upgrading their furniture. I wasn’t impressed by the food, a nice place like this should have a better menu and good quality food. The service however is outstanding.

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J
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views. Book a table to avoid the very long lines

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waiter disappeared in the middle of service, and he only brought half our order. It took us about 15 minutes to flag down an alternate server who told us our guy had been transferred downstairs, news to us! We then asked where the other half of our order was and the alternate server said there was an issue with the Mexican street corn and we should order something else instead on the house. They also sent us complimentary champagne which was nice, but quite honestly we would have appreciated, and never received, an explanation as to why our server just left like that with no heads up! He did return at the very end to drop the check, but that was an hour and a half later Lol!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Easter brunch

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r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place with a great view of NYC, very good cocktails and food. It is a great place to take friends visiting the city. They will be impressed.

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G
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

El lugar es increible, voy regularmente.
Esta vez la comida no fue muy buena!
No se que habra sido, no se si habran cambiado al chef
Igual es un must y voy a seguir yendo porque las vistas son
Inigualables

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AJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the amazing view. The food was delicious and the drinks excellent

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Très bonne adresse ! Bar à l'ambiance très sympa et qui offre une vue magnifique sur tout New York !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Muy recomendable. Vistas espectaculares. Comimos sólo entradas que resultaron muy buenas y tragos, también buenos pero caros. Vale la pena visitar si andan por la zona.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view. Finger foods only, not fantastic but decent. Drinks are pricey but good. Servers are too stuck up. Need better attention from SOME of the female servers. The view beats it all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

indifferent and rude waiters
too late and missing service
as if we were punishment

we went to have fun but we left hungry and got angry at this place
Awful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance. Delicious food and friendly staff. We’ll be back.

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FK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

I would MAYBE recommend Westlight for a friend, depending on what the friend would be after. Not for great food or service, but the ambience and views which are great.

Burger was really average, I've had much better. There was no friendly reception and I had to wait a lot for menu, and to pay. I had actually to call for a waiter.

Not impressive and no reason to make me feel like going back. I went there only because I was staying at the William Vale and was too tired to walk to find something else.

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