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230 Fifth Ave., 20th fl., New York, NY, 10001
at 27th St.
Red Robes, Rooftop, Raspberry Mojito!
By minitram on 6/19/2012
Need I say more than my subject? Yes the robes make us all look like we've entered some "snuggy convention". ITS COOL and quite thoughtful, especially on cold windy nights, and totally necessary if you're wearing a sexy little dress on the rooftop. YES rooftop, the view is to die for. It does get pretty crowded, I've been there on the weekend and at corporate functions during the week. I prefer going during the week when there is no line, but the DJ is really good on the weekend. No dance floor but with enough raspberry mojitos, me and my girls were still strutting our stuff up there :) Overall on the right night, this is the place to go.
By johnberger45 on 6/15/2012
huge place lots of trees and plans and beautiful people
By michaelseltser on 5/31/2012
think this is my absolute new favorite place in the city. The view is awesome. The place is relaxing, and there is no waiting in line. It is awe-inspiring without being pretentious. The drinks are expensive but hey, with a view like that I wouldn't expect anything less for a gorgeous rooftop deck. During the winter they heat the patio, but during the summer this place is just perfect. Great place to host a party for sure.
By NewBlogger on 3/3/2012
We had a great experience visiting 230 5th on our recent trip to NYC. It was a Thursday night and there was no cover and no wait for the elevator or to be seated on the rooftop patio. Although it was cold and windy, almost every seat has a personal heat lamp and they provide complimentary red robes with hoods to help keep you warm. The red robes give the patio a unique atmosphere - like sitting in the middle of a cult ceremony. The view of the empire state building is awesome but you can't see too much else from the roof given the high walls and plants. The patio was full of people - mostly couples and small groups. There didn't seem to be much socializing going on and there is no dance floor. We ordered a couple of drinks and the service wasn't fast but not too slow either. After hanging out on the roof for a bit, we went down to the lounge to warm up. It was pretty empty but the window tables were marked reserved. We settled down at a table in the middle but still had a great view over the city. No waitresses ever stopped by but we already had a drink so we didn't care. I definitely recommend checking this place out for drinks and a great view - at least on a week night!
Location / Doorman
By thenewsbuddy on 2/8/2012
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.
By cubinoosilly on 1/7/2012
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
By ronnieinny56 on 1/5/2012
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.
By jackiechan78 on 1/3/2012
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
New years 2012
By swantexan67 on 1/3/2012
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.
By ginaknowssheishot123 on 12/29/2011
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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