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230 Fifth

230 Fifth Ave., 20th fl., New York, NY, 10001
at 27th St.
212-725-4300

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8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

79% would go back.

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Location / Doorman

By thenewsbuddy on 2/8/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Everyone keeps mentioning the views and that's 100% correct they are amazing. I think this place is cool for many reasons as well. The location is great middle of everything right on 5th ave. No matter how big of a rush they get the elevators seems to be able to handle the heavy flow and waited 5 minutes at most anytime i have been here. It has a very laid back feel to the place where you feel almost as if you are in your back patio. The door guy with the long hair has been there since the place opened and can't be nicer. Just always in a good mood and very welcoming.

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171 out of 330 people found this review helpful.

passion Fruit

By cubinoosilly on 1/7/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Came to the Rooftop Garden for an early dinner with an old friend. Gorgeous setting, warm sun, beautiful view. This is what NYC is about for me! We stayed for a while after our meal just chatting and enjoying the vibe. Great place to come with your sweetie! My order: Vegetarian Kari "curry" Puff: Crispy pastry stuffed with curried vegetables - fantastic, but couldn't finish! French fries: Nice and crispy, could barely finish! Pineapple Coconut Martini: yum! His order: Calamari: Large portion - good! Passion Fruit Martini: Strong!!! A bit pricey (I was being treated-yay!), but the portions are plentiful! Enjoy the view! Menu

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158 out of 300 people found this review helpful.

Impressive

By ronnieinny56 on 1/5/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love to take out-of-towners here. It's a nice place to have a celebration too. Its a very large space. And very good for larger groups. 230 fifth is a New York experience without the touristy feeling even though it does attract many visitors. I have never been here on a weekend night I can only imagine how busy it would be. If I was younger I would def come on a busy night. The food really depends on the dish, I love the Short Rib Beef Rendang. and the Calamari It is absolutely delicious. You can even have an enjoyable brunch here. And their menu is huge and simple. The view is incredible. and could really make a good night/weekend. This place is what Manhattan does best - wowing to no end. It is worth a visit, undoubtedly, even if the drinks are a little pricier than your average dive bar. In short, if your looking for something different and want to wow your friends bring them here.

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144 out of 275 people found this review helpful.

ROOFTOP DRINKING

By jackiechan78 on 1/3/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Let's get the downsides out of the way first: - the Red robes everyone wears make the place look like a Snuggy Convention - the cocktail list is pretty meh but those minor inconveniences are dwarfed by the fact that : " WOW ! I'm in NY on a ROOFTOP BAR DRINKING A MANHATTAN AND I'M LOOKING THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING RIGHT IN THE EYE!" Well, not quite the eye, maybe the navel, but still, a fabulous experience, and the more manhattans we had the more we enjoyed it. An expensive night out - but a very good one

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66 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

New years 2012

By swantexan67 on 1/3/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I purchased the option 1 tickets open bar and food. We were not sure if we should have dinner before we arrived because we figured place would be packed and not enough food. To out surprise they were very organized at the door. There was no wait time even at the coat check. We handed the gent the tickets , checked in out coats. And took the elevator to the top floor. There was more than enough food for everyone and it was very busy. They had tables set up with food that was always refilled the minute it looked light. In addtion to the staff passing food around. The food was very fresh and hot until about 1am. The tickets were well worth the money for an open bar, food, dancing and true NY experience. I would recomend this venue for the food and experience anytime. We had a wonderful new year eve.

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67 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

rainy night

By ginaknowssheishot123 on 12/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Came up to 230 Fifth with the recommendation from a guy at the hotel since the bar at Hotel Gansevoort was closed. Nondescript building front, and looks like you're just entering a large apartment until the front desk guy comes over to take a looksy at your ID and tells you to proceed straight on to the elevators. Wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it is what it is. Up the elevator we go and we enter in a dark lit room with a bar in the back. We go upstairs and then through a hall that was lined with single restrooms- and then that led us to the rooftop. Gigantic umbrellas lined the sides that could fit maybe 20-30 people under each. The night I went it was raining so the crowd was sparse and everyone was sitting in the dry areas. The cocktails were pricy but tasty and strong. It would be great to come on a dry night but from what I saw on that rainy evening, I liked Food tasted fresh and service was friendly even in the rain

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51 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

rainy night

By ginaknowssheishot123 on 12/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Came up to 230 Fifth with the recommendation from a guy at the hotel since the bar at Hotel Gansevoort was closed. Nondescript building front, and looks like you're just entering a large apartment until the front desk guy comes over to take a looksy at your ID and tells you to proceed straight on to the elevators. Wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it is what it is. Up the elevator we go and we enter in a dark lit room with a bar in the back. We go upstairs and then through a hall that was lined with single restrooms- and then that led us to the rooftop. Gigantic umbrellas lined the sides that could fit maybe 20-30 people under each. The night I went it was raining so the crowd was sparse and everyone was sitting in the dry areas. The cocktails were pricy but tasty and strong. It would be great to come on a dry night but from what I saw on that rainy evening, I liked Food tasted fresh and service was friendly even in the rain

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58 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Holiday Decorations are beautiful

By cheffbooty on 12/28/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I must say i was very impressed with the way they decorated this Bar. They have two huge trees, great lighting all over the rooftop. PINK ELEPHANT HELLO . Yes they have a PINK elephant on the rooftop lol drinks are great, service a bit relaxed but friendly. Food , fries, burger, calamari , chicken strips all tasted really fresh and came out fast. The view is the draw the people watching is very entertaining. The decor of the inside blah outside is where its at. if you have never been you are def missing a NY experience. If you like it come back but 100% if your visiting or live in the city a must to see atleast once.

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59 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

heaters and hot drinks

By fishingjosh123 on 12/28/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Love the way they decorated the place for the holidays. Lights everywhere, more heaters on the rooftop to keep anyone warm on a cold evening. These lovely red robes are you kidding me! robes are amazing / snuggies. So romantic to make out with the view in the background. Boy friend loved it! and ofcourse a must show off to all NY visitors in town. They will be very impressed with the place.

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53 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

amazing place

By fishingjosh123 on 12/28/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

ROOFTOP BAR, beautiful view of the empire state building & Chrysler, & NO COVER CHARGE? what more could you ask for they've got a downstairs lounge area with HUGE WINDOWS & views in addition to the rooftop which is only HALF covered by a patio. if its too cold out, they loan you red robes!!! my only gripe about this bar is theres NO DANCE FLOOR for the great songs the dj was dropping?! people just dance in the walkways between tables & at their tables (so i guess it drives you to get table service, but we didnt) THE CROWD? i'd say is on the older side a wonderful place to bring out-of-town guests!!

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