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230 Fifth Ave., 20th fl., New York, NY, 10001
at 27th St.
Great for small parties & table service
By CynicalSunshine5 on 2/27/2009
Let me preface this by saying I would NEVER come here if I didn't reserve a table. The management lets way too many kids in on the weekend making it packed to the point where I've seen the fire department come and make them empty the place out. HOWEVER, if you're planning a small gathering with friends, bottle service is worth it. You get the service you pay for and the view is amazing. It's nice to be able to sit outside in the summer and enjoy your drinks with the city glowing all around you. I've done this with larger parties and it doesn't work as well, so try to keep it around 6 people. I've also heard from my boss that it's great for after work drinks in the summer.
Great view, cool rooftop bar
By sdw25 on 2/18/2009
A lot of people wrote poor reviews of this place, so I was a little hesitant before going, but I loved this place. However, I should add that we went on a Sunday night around 10:30 or 11:00, so there was no line to get in. The reason why we picked this place was for the rooftop bar - which was really awesome - and the hot beverages they serve, which is something different from your usual bar. The views from this bar are incredible! I thought the red robes they offer on the rooftop when it's cold were a cool idea (fortunately they were very warm, since the heat lamps don't give off much heat at all). The downside is that the bartenders are snooty and the service was poor - we had to wait forever until someone finally came back to inform the bartender that they were out of apple cider. I ordered the rasberry cider instead, which was too sweet, but the drinks are unique. I would definitely go back again - if anything, the view is well worth it!
Love this bar!
By klg23 on 11/8/2008
A lot of people have written poor reviews of 230 Fifth and honestly I don't understand why... This place has amazing views, and a great crowd and if you come early enough waiting to get in is not a problem--plus there's no cover! It's true the drinks are expensive, but I've never had a problem with them being watered down. If you're looking for a hip, well dressed crowd, and a bar with ambiance then I would definitely recommend this place! It is probably my favorite bar in all of NYC!
DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR -- they are RACIST
By Nilsa_Lugo on 10/29/2008
I have never, ever been so turned off by a bar in my life. I was invited to the bar to celebrate my friends birthday. My friend was there waiting and purchased a 3 bottle service (over $900). We arrived, and the bouncers asked us were we on a guest list. I explained, we are there for a party. He said, unless we purchased a bottle service, we could NOT get in. I explained my friend upstairs had purchased bottles. His next excuse was it was TOO CROWDED so we had to wait. We waited patiently, and noticed the bouncer allowing in others (white crowds), all latinos, blacks and other races were being pushed aside to wait. NONE of the people they let in were asked the questions we were asked (guest list, bottle service) and NONE were told it was too crowded. I am going to call the better business bureau and report this place, I have video to prove what took place that night. The bouncers should all be FIRED for racism. I let the bouncers know I would NOT spend a dime of my well earned money there.. they did NOT deserve our business!!!
By yamile1104 on 10/26/2008
I understand its the happening place right now, however that does not give anyone the right to treat people so disrespectful. I will never set foot in that place ever again and if anyone else whats to have a good time I don't recomend that place. The Jerk at the door should be fired if you want to keep in business.
Nice view poor service
By sl1ckest on 9/18/2008
Can't deny it, it is a cool space and terrace with an extraordinary view of the Empire State. So go have a drink there when you have visitors from out of town. I was there on Saturday and the waitress was rude and tackier than the plush tiger at the entrance. Better staff and one gay night during the summer would make this place rock and people wouldnt mind paying for their pricy drinks. It has potential. Great service would give it a 10, so the 5 points I give it is for the space and the view.
Worst Experience Ever
By designernyc on 8/31/2008
I have lived in NYC for 11 years and never have I been treated so poorly. I went here with two of my gfs. We are well dressed, good looking NYC girls. They said there was a slim chance we were getting in b/c we weren't getting bottle service, yet the white girls behind us got in with no problem even though they weren't getting bottle service. Hmm, is it b/c I am Indian and the two friends I was with were Indian and Chinese? When I called the bouncer out it, he actually said "It's not necessarily b/c you're not white." NOT NECESSARILY?? So there's the possibility? Awesome. This place should not exist.
dont bother wasting ur time
By adri27 on 8/26/2008
I went to 230 Fifth ave this past saturday and the service me and my friends received was horrible to say the least. The drinks are overpriced to begin with but I get it, you are paying for the view. At 11 oclock, my friends were online waiting to get in & after an hour waiting, they were told to buy 2 bottles or get off the line. We had just bought a bottle upstairs waiting fpr these group of friends so we got the manager to tellhim that. At first he said he would let them in if they bought 1 bottle...once they were in, he told them they had to buy 2 and they couldn't even get their own table..they had to squish into ours... THe manager, Steve, is an a***ole. He was disrespectful and rude. . Then in the middle of the night while we were dancing, the waiter cleans our table and takes our bottles away while they were still half full....the service sucked...the food and drinks are overpriced...the only nice thing was the view. I would never step foot in that place again....
By Maya_nYc on 8/11/2008
I went there for the first time this Saturday, and I got to say I was impressed. I love the design ... I love the whole view. The leopard in the lobby was cool lol ... The music and the atmosphere was great. It might be just a tab pricey but for a place like that its worth it. Defiantly a place to check out!
not know,maybe later!
By ralvanez on 8/7/2008
love the place,service was good,price good. to bad I had to waith to long to get in...
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