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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"

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78% would go back.

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love this place

By donna2585 on 5/3/2011

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

Love this place. + no cover + free coat check + huge roof deck with stunning views + plush red SNUGGIES available on said roof deck for chilly nights (have another drink and ignore your inner hypochondriac) + strong drinks + surprisingly not snobby - $12-15 drinks... I guess that's expected - DJs are good, but not great

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45 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

great view

By michael4532 on 4/29/2011

  • 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. If price is not an option, and/or you got yourself someone to pick up the bill, 230 Fifth is a New York experience without the touristy part. I have never been here on a weekend night or at "hot" times, but I can only imagine - the daytime/weeknight cranked up - I know better :) The food really depends on the dish, I love the Short Rib Beef Rendang. It is absolutely delicious. You can even have an enjoyable brunch here. The view is stupendous 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 for one overpriced drink.

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46 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

sunday evening

By hipsterkate on 4/27/2011

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

Sunday evening. Beautiful weather - 80 degrees. Rooftop lounge with oh-so spectacular views of Manhattan. Casual yet classy. All this just makes me super happy! I didn't go on a Saturday night, so we easily found a table. The service was good and the atmosphere relaxing. I noticed some people in shorts and some in party wear and I liked the mixture. I can totally see myself in this place again for a chilled out conversation with friends, while sipping some wine. I was told that on weekends they do enforce their dress code. No hats, shorts, t shirts, baggy jeans etc. But very casual on a Sunday! Cons: Expensive drinks

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45 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

up up and up!

By mikethesituation on 4/26/2011

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

The 230 Fifth Garden is probably one of the best outdoor bars in the city. It is one the largest outdoor bars you can actually walk around, watch people and pick who you want to mingle with. During the warm climate months is always filled with professional and college types. Selection of beers is pretty small 3 to be exact.But full bar selection. Atmosphere is comfortable and casual and being on 5th and 27th your close to more bars to wander around to. Great place for groups and conversation

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43 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

Phenomenal view

By lancethesaint on 4/26/2011

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

Phenomenal views of the city!!! Honestly one of the best I have seen. I came here after a very nice dinner at Eataly. It's a very nice bar which is located on 5th Ave. It's right near the subway, and well worth it. You have 2 choices to drink at. The bar/lounge inside ,and outside . You can only enjoy the view outside, so I suggest you go up there.They offer heaters and robes on colder nights. They recently got their palm trees in again this past weekend! There are a bunch of chairs, benches and tables where you can lounge at while sipping your cocktails. You have an awesome awesome view of all the major buildings in NY, This is a great place to unwind from a long day at the office. We stayed for about an hour or so just soaking up the views, talking and taking photos. Drinks here are a bit steep, but it evens out once you take a look out onto the deck. It's very worth it. (Meaning.... PREGAME!) There is a dress code so no hats, That was a killer for me...

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42 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

trendy

By zerotosixty on 4/23/2011

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

This is a great place to visit during the evening/night. You'll be in love with the great views of the city this venue has to offer! The particular night I visited, we didn't have to pay a cover and the drinks were priced accordingly...The quality of everything was impressive as well. Do be aware that there is an enforced dress code at the entrance. While its definitely not white shirt and tie affair, its more of a trendy, semi formal place. This place was nice for meeting people too...There wasn't music being blasted in all directions so you're able to actually have conversations with people! I really loved my time visiting this venue! I would also like to note that I came here during the summer...the whole atmosphere is probably much different during the winter...

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45 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

nice crowd mix of people

By taxtherich on 4/21/2011

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

Probably my favorite rooftop bar in NYC. Awesome views of the Empire and Chrysler . I like the crowd here - for some reason, a lot of foreigners come here, out of towners, etc. with a mix of some local folks. I've always met or spoken to some interesting people here. No cover, which is a plus. Plenty of tables and seating. Drinks are decently priced. And their finger food such as the fries and calamari taste fresh. Actually prefer week nights here, it's less packed and little more chilled out. They do enforce the dress code here. So if you look sloppy don't bother and ID is required even if you think you look older than 21 years old. Overall cool place.

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41 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

nice bar

By chattymargret on 4/20/2011

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

its a very cool spot to show off to friends and family who are visiting nyc. On the weekends its a big pick up joint, with lots of hot men and women. The nice thing about this place is you can come early on a fri or sat and its busy with a nice vibe and leave before it gets to crazy. For a guy him is 40's I dont find many places i can go to 7 or 8 pm on a saturday night thats not a restaurant so this is a good choice. drinks are 9-12 dollars but typical for any NY venue thats not a dive bar. The view is relaxing and good for taken pictures with visitors.

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39 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

fun place

By classyleah on 4/19/2011

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

This place is nice if you are looking for a fun night out. It is not difficult to get in at all if you are dressed up. The drinks were super expensive (like all trendy places in the city) but the service was fast and and our waitress was very friendly. My friend and I sat at a nice table on the deck and the views were incredible. The music was okay, mostly 80's which isn't what I would listen to normally but it's fine at a bar. The waitress informed us that they do have a dj on Friday and Saturday nights. The only bad thing was that later on (towards 3am) the crowd started getting sketchier/uglier, so I would recommend leaving around then. Overall a fun night!

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35 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

have their Sh8t together

By markstien4578 on 4/18/2011

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

We had a reservation for 12 people this past Saturday night. It was my girlfriends 28th birthday. We didn't have to wait even a second. The doorman was very pleasant and welcomed us to the lounge. They had a hostess waiting at the door to walk us up to our table. We checked our coats and it was free that's a nice touch. (we obviously tipped) When we got to the top floor there was a host waiting there as well , Walked us right to the table with a beautiful view of the city. We felt like VI P's and the DJ was really great. Wish they had some sort of cake they could have sold us but hey, its my fault for not looking into that before we got there. In short they had everything ready for this special evening. No Hassle getting in (the girls and guys were dressed up that's for sure) and had our table and bottles ready. DJ rocked all night good mix and nice vibe. Will def come back for my birthday.

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