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230 Fifth Ave., 20th fl., New York, NY, 10001
at 27th St.
By classyleah on 4/19/2011
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!
have their Sh8t together
By markstien4578 on 4/18/2011
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.
By metmyboyfriend on 4/15/2011
I remember the day I told my girlfriends I didn't want to go out April 17th 2009. They told me they would be really upset if i didn't come out, so I ended up making it out to 230 Fifth's rooftop. After about 20 minutes or so I asked a handsome gentleman to take a picture of us with the Empire state building in the backround that you feel like you can almost reach out and touch it. And this man is my love of my life husband. We try to frequent the rooftop as often as we can and chat about the first night we met. We were sitting next to a loving couple one evening, and asked them how they met. And believe it or not they said they met on this rooftop as well! what are the chances! Sorry to bore you with my story but in short. This is truly an amazing rooftop with really beautiful views of the manhattan skyline. And a great romantic place to have a drink.
By atlanticcity3333 on 4/13/2011
Came for my birthday this past Saturday. The DJ was amazing! Seems like a new person a cute hottie. We got 2 bottles of vodka at the door for 10 of us. We didn't have to wait longer than 2 minutes. They were very organized. The doorman handed my credit card and ID to a hot hostess who then walked us up to the 20th floor. They had the table waiting. All mixers were included which was cool. The crowd had a lot of energy, great ratio of men to women. I recommend getting bottle service if you want to be treated like a VIP and esp if you're all guys. A+ to the new DJ!
By cathyturner on 4/12/2011
Went last night it was so beautiful out! perfect night for the rooftop. On our way in we saw Chris Rock he is so funny! He was very cool about us taking pictures with him. We found seating right away. Ordered from the specialty cocktail list it came in a timely manner and our waitress was very sweet. The views and atmosphere was truly amazing especially in a busy city like NYC.
By artistfownow on 4/11/2011
Came by this past Saturday, the rooftop was packed with beautiful people from all over the world. We had a really fun time. The heaters were perfect for the 50 deg night and felt like we were in a warm city. They had hundreds of heaters all over the rooftop. Not to mention the Inside area is very cool as well
By asianking67 on 4/8/2011
I first visited 230 Fifth a few months after they opened a few years ago. And thought I had a really wonderful time why not check it out again. It was a nice chilly Saturday evening in March. I was quite impressed that after so many years they have managed to keep it looking new. I chatted up the manager and he explained that they recently redid all the furnature and added many new pieces. Its sad to see places that just let the space go and take it for granted that people will keep visiting. Great job to 230 fifth staff and management that they are actually keeping up. I'm sure they realized that there are many rooftops popping up everywhere and they have to keep check. In conclusion, Same great vibe , quality crowd, and the decor is new and fresh. My boy friend and I had a great time. Recommend checking it out at least once if you haven't already.
great to entertain
By cathyberger34 on 4/7/2011
Great place to entertain guests from out of town. It has a really beautiful view in the penthouse portion and outdoor area. I don't see the pretentious atmosphere some have discussed here. Think its how you view yourself i guess. Staff is always super friendly when it gets packed it can get tricky to get a table but same is true anywhere else in Manhattan. I recommend weeknights for a date or just drinks with friends. They offer brunch on the weekends though no drink specials the food is fantastic
By Nannyleo on 4/3/2011
visited from LA friends told me about the amazing views. Came by Saturday night, crowd was great music was a nice mix. They did not charge a cover or for coat check huge plus. We got a table and danced the night away had a blast at this rooftop!
By worldyourway11243 on 3/31/2011
I have attended hundreds of private events over the years for work, and 230 fifth stands out from the different venues I have been too. Their management are very attentive and their sales team are on top of it. Some of the things that make this place stand out in my mind are the following: 1. They offer a lot more food then most venues. 2. Food portions are substantially larger. 3.Food is fresh and doesn't taste catered but restaurant quality. 4 Their drinks and bar selection have always been top shelf and don't try to sell you additional product for additional costs. 5.Private event staff are not your typical 60 year old lovely men and women you find in hotels. They are young vibrant , attentive and attractive. I have been here for over a dozen events and thought its about time I share my positive experiences at 230 fifth
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