Westlight

4.6
844 reviews
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$30 and under
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Westlight, a 22nd-floor rooftop bar with sweeping views of New York City, sits atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. Chef Andrew Carmellini pairs a playful menu of bar snacks with a list of handcrafted classic cocktails, rare spirits, beer and wine. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the bar and interior lounge, with outdoor seating on the wrap-around balcony and 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Amazing views, but HORRIBLE horrible service. Don't come here expecting to be treated well, it is more of a spot to see the view but no one that works there really seems to want to be there.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not great. I guess we did not spend enough money to get more attentive service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The view was great, but service was terrible. Incredibly rude hostess and half of the waitstaff acted like they were doing you a favor by being there. The other half were working incredibly hard, but with only a few actual waiters it took forever to get anything and we ended up getting charged twice for things because we had to ask for them so many times.

Would not recommend and would not go back. Find another rooftop bar.

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Excelente vistas. Merece la pena ir.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

ok so i loved the westlight, i have been going there since it opened. the bathrooms are repeatedly disgusting , toilets are clogged , no toilet paper and there is no soap to wash your hands. someone was smoking weed on the outside area. they have also added alotttttt of tables outside which is ok . makes inside less crowded

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good experience and Sabrina made it personable

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VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice view, nice place. The faster elevator ever!!!!

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T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Gorgeous view but staff were not the friendliest. Furnitures are old and worn down. Would recommend to friends just because of the view.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View is amazing. Food and drinks are great. Furniture a bit outdated.

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OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view of Manhattan, excellent service, would definitely recommend this place

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SO
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great views but pricey!!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Stunning rooftop with breathtaking views of our beautiful skyline!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was pretty good. It’s small plates so don’t expect much. Drinks are pretty expensive. The atmosphere of Westlight is what most people come for.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow, but it was swamped, so no big deal. $20 for a burger?! Luckily it’s a great burger, but damn..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time at Westlight, our server Ishmael was wonderful and the view from our table made the amazing food/drinks taste even better.

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JF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails & food along with Phenomenal views make for a Fantastic Evening!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was a joy! The fries are amazing and their chicken empanadas are exquisite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great afternoon location and good atmosphere - and would certainly go back

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N
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Westlight. A must every time I visit New York and Brooklyn.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A must go place if you are in New York. The views over Manhattan are breath taking. Excellent front of house service, although the table waiters were a little more "New York-ish" in their manners. But nothing can take away the views, so be sure to book a table...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best rooftop of wburg

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CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. My friend ordered a drink and 20 mins later they came by to tell him they were out of that drink. So in place if that drink which was a cocktail, the server brought him a glass of rose and a warm pint of beer. Both were leftover or found on a table somewhere. It was so strange. He should have just offered to bring my friend a different cocktail of his choice. We also ordered the potatoes sliders that were 22 dollars. There was barely a whole potato in this dish. It was so small. You could not call this an appetizer. We had a dinner reservation after but we were late for it because it took over 20 mins to get our credit cards back after paying. We were asking multiple times for our cards and finally our server told us a different server was handling it so she did not take any responsibility. In total we were served by three different people. View is amazing but not worth the bad service and over priced food.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

This is one of the best views of Manhattan. The service however was quite poor. We had to wait a long time for menus, and had to request to order our food and drink and the staff took a very long time to come back to serve us.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sensacional lugar para ver el atardecer cayendo sobre NYC, Con musica en vivo y buenos tragos. No hemos pedido comida pero el servicio, el lugar y los tragos valieron la pena!

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a
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hosts are irresponsible to track tables for reservations .

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing!!!!! I enjoyed my drink but I don’t remember it’s name. It was $18. My date and I were able to have a cozy conversation while taking on the view. I love how they let you pick your own table. They have the standard table and chairs but they also have comfy sofas as seating options. I didn’t get to try any food as the kitchen was closed but I will be returning.

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Stunning views and surprisingly tasty food. Poor and rude service though.

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T
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Most of the tapas are good but they are extremely small like micro mini tapas. Amazing views and good service. We went on a Sunday, last call was at midnight which was disappointing as it was a holiday weekend.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a good experience. The ambience was great, the food was good, the drinks were good. Noise level wasn't deafening. I liked how the bartenders were quick to take orders.

A bit crowded but it was a weekend.

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CL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was great, views were amazing. Drinks were unique and tasty

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VA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to wait to get the table, but the staff went above and beyond to make sure that they made up for it by giving us great service and lots of apps on the house :)

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KK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view makes it all! But everyone at the restaurant is very friendly and accommodating as well. Small bites and drinks that are on the pricier side. The ambiance and the vibe are well worth it though!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

When I booked 2 months ago I requested a window seat for a good view as it was our first wedding anniversary, we had previously been for our wedding night meal. However on arrival we were rushed into a seat at the side of the restaurant. Nothing was mentioned about our anniversary or given a good seat. Food was so so, rather expensive for what it was.

Waited for part of our food order and had to chase it up. Once we finished our meal we took our drinks outside to enjoy the view finally which is definitely worth a visit.

If you attend for the incredible view just get drinks.

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a perfect spot to be when dining and looking at the sunset and the Manhattan skyline. The service was just right and the menu so tasty

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Westlight was like an above Earthly experience. The air, view, the open panoramas were an out of this world...literally...experience.
The food was great, wine was perfect.
The hostesses Geneva and Naomi deserve special mention and thanks . On Sunday night of the Memorial Day weekend, Geneva and Naomi handled hundreds and hundreds of excited guests and handled everyone with calm, respect and efficiency. Their smiling and gracious skill created a patient and happy waiting and seating environment.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Traveled to NY for my birthday and made reservations 3 weeks in advance. Showed up and they didn’t have what I requested. Then said I would have to wait quite awhile if I wanted to sit outside I would have to wait awhile. It was so loud in there. I felt like I was at a club, definitely not a place for a romantic bday dinner. So I left and found a rooftop bar a few blocks down and was 100% satisfied with that. Like I said, terrible service. Wouldn’t recommend.

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YR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside, there's beautiful views and wonderful ambiance. Enjoy!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Bought my girlfriend for a birthday dinner. The food was out of this world for such a tiny portion, the servers could have been a little more attentive since our orders came backwards food first then drinks when we ordered drinks first then food. Overall 8/10 just cause of the service received other than that great spot.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The music was a little loud but amazing. Food was good, drinks were great and best view of New York there is.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Truly a magical setting to dine with friends, loved ones or business colleagues. Our experience included all three!

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