NYC’s Best Rooftops This Season

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Don't let the cold stop you from enjoying the coolest rooftop spots in NYC, from a bespoke dining event in FiDi to a penthouse with cozy igloos.
The Pink Winter Lodge in Times Square
The Moxy Time Square Hotel decks the halls hot pink as it transforms its Magic Hour rooftop into a gorgeous après-ski–themed escape.
Photo by Justin Levy/Courtesy of Moxy Hotel Time Square
Edge in Hudson Yards
Edge lights up the night with its dazzling Skyline Steps and puts a peppermint twist on the classic hot chocolate.
Winterly in Williamsburg
Winterly is coming... The Hoxton's rooftop restaurant is giving off major winter wonderland vibes, especially its seasonal hot cocktail menu. The Hox Toddy—made with chamomile honey and allspice dram—will warm you right up!
Photo courtesy of the Hoxton, Williamsburg/Facebook
Bookmarks Lounge in Midtown
If your idea of the perfect winter day is snuggling up with a good book, you should keep this literary rooftop in mind for those rare nights out. Take in breathtaking city views while imbibing warmed winter sangria with mulled spices or other writer-inspired cocktails.
Photo courtesy of Bookmark Lounge
Resident in the Financial District
When it comes to special culinary experiences, Resident believes the right environment and ambience can be just as important as an enticing menu. Check out its upcoming alfresco dinners at the Broad Exchange Building's 2,838-square-foot penthouse balcony.
nyc rooftops Photo courtesy of Resident
Mr. Purple on the Lower East Side
Hotel Indigo's rooftop bar and restaurant won't let a little cold get in your way of having a good (and socially distanced!) time. Rent out the fully enclosed and transparent Chalet, complete with champagne, cozy blankets, and a gorgeous ski lounge aesthetic.
Serra D’Autunno by Birreria in Flatiron
Eataly takes "sweet escapes" to an even sweeter level with its autumn-themed rooftop restaurant. The harvest-inspired look features warm beehive decor and a rustic menu with honey as its focal culinary point.
nyc rooftops Photo courtesy of Eataly
Dearing Irving on Hudson in Midtown West
If you've missed Dear Irving's panoramic views and Balto old-fashioneds, we can tell you that the wait is officially over. The Aliz Hotel's trendy rooftop spot reopened in late September with its Tried & True cocktails and quite a few new safety measures to keep you safe up there on the 40th floor.
Photo courtesy of Dear Irving on Hudson via Yelp
RH Rooftop Restaurant in the Meatpacking District
How do you make a 90,000-square-foot design gallery even more impressive? You add a chic indoor-outdoor restaurant on the roof, where diners can indulge in artisanal wines and upscale dishes, surrounded by lavish chandeliers and lush greenery.
nyc rooftops Photo by Dylan M./Yelp
Refinery Rooftop in Midtown
There's a lot to love about Refinery Hotel's chic rooftop space. First, a retractable glass roof and outdoor terrace mean you can visit year-round. Second, chef Jeff Haskell's lunch menu is irrefutably a crowd-pleaser. And third, the fall cocktail menu—if you're not treating yourself to a Festivus Mule, are you really in the holiday spirit?
Photo courtesy of Refinery Rooftop
Top of the Box in Greenpoint
Put this one at the top of your list. Unparalleled views of the city (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and LIC!), margarita pitchers, and glass doors that will keep the party going rain or shine make for a one-of-a-kind date night.
Chikarashi Isso on the Bowery
This Japanese restaurant offers a new take on the NYC rooftop experience. This season you can reserve an outdoor 13-course yakitori omakase meal at the chef's counter—inside a heated cabin!
Photo courtesy of Chikarashi ISSO/Facebook
The Greens at Pier 17
Pier 17's new open-air rooftop space may have saved summer 2020 with its quaint mini lawn areas and socially distanced games, but there's much more to celebrate this winter. Now you can enjoy cozy dining cabins, seasonal menus, and custom-curated drinks by NYC's iconic café Dante.
Photo courtesy of Pier 17/Facebook
230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge in NoMad
Raise a glass of hot whiskey cider or mug of pumpkin pie hot chocolate inside one of 230 Fifth Rooftop's cozy igloos, heated to keep you cozy all season long.
nyc rooftops Photo courtesy of 230 Fifth Rooftop
The Penthouse in Long Island City
Waterside dining doesn't get better than at the Ravel Hotel's skyline lounge, where we highly recommend the social style (and distanced) prix fixe dinner from chef Seth Levine.

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