Refinery Rooftop

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$30 and under
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Refinery Rooftop is the crowning jewel of Refinery Hotel named Americas #1 Rooftop Bar & Hotel Bar for 3 consecutive years by USA Today. With awe-inspiring views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan Skyline, Refinery Rooftop is one of NoMads most dynamic spaces. By day, the fashion set come for chef Jeff Haskell’s full lunch menu—ordering Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Hanger Steak Flatbread and the Little Gem Caesar Salad. At night, a lively crowd gathers for our signature cocktail list—developed by In Good Company Hospitality mixologists with a focus on natural ingredients paired in refreshing combinations. The industrial chic design features re-purposed water tower wood, vaulted brick walls and archways, terra cotta tiles, fairy lights, and a retractable glass roof atrium as well as a water fountain and fireplace. Refinery Rooftop is an all-season venue open 7 days a week serving lunch, brunch, evening small bites and open for late night cocktails.
Reservations encouraged.
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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space -friendly professional service - delicious food - and what a gorgeous day we were there just made it all perfect. What a wonderful gem.

BP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service is wonderful! I had great lunch with a client and celebrated my birthday!

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a beautiful day and had a lovely lunch. Service was great. When my companion had a complaint about her drink they scooped it up and asked what else he could bring her, no hesitation. The choices were perfect and our food was delicious. The manager was friendly and attentive, as well. We really enjoyed our time there.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we made a reservation. Felt like VIPs walking pass the ropes to our own lounge space. Most roof tops are elbow to elbow with no room to move, but we had an entire private area to ourselves to relax and enjoy. The drinks were refreshing, service was attentive and food was delicious. So glad we booked ahead of time, wouldn’t have had it any other way to enjoy a rooftop in NYC.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, fantastic service and very quick food service. Great atmosphere, will definitely come agin 😬

A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always great!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Great food, awesome views, impeccable service! We will definitely be back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

The kitchen close at 10pm and it’s not written anywhere i was surprised.

CM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous day for brunch on a great rooftop! Our host/maitre d’ was very accommodative helping finding us a table not in direct sun. So lovely to have a trendy spot without overly snooty help. Our server was also exceptional. Food was great. I look forward to going back in the winter because with the high ceilings and decor this place is a winner.

c
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun

a
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the best atmosphere and views! Inside can be a bit loud but if the weather is right get outside and it is magical!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good and the location is verte nice.
However the service was not so good considerino that mi plate was dirty and, since it was ma birthday, the dessert with the candel arrived when we were still eating the entrance.......

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice place and unforgettale view

RP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

The drinks were not worth it, they had no taste but the environment and vibes were nice!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very sweet and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful experience and service was top notch!

SM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. However from the reviews I expected more options. The drinks were also very good.

The environment was great even though the music was so loud it was difficult to talk while eating.

The best part was the waitress. She was awesome! She was attentive and just a great personality.

I would go back but only for drinks and may be appetizers.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s surely a lovely place for a nice chat with friends
The Hawaiian flatbread taste really good!

K
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and venue were fabulous! Will definitely return!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Not worth the trip and hype. It's crowded, noisy and touristy. Full for undergrad student types as well. No class whatsoever.

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

Everything was amazing!!!! Great time here!

L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time there and it was delicious. I had the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. Great view of the Empire State Building and our table was partly inside and partly outside which was perfect on a sunny summer day in NYC

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great view and great food!

P
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very close quarters for seating parties of 2. Was seated 6 inches away from another couple on either side of us. Not an intimate setup at all. Food was good though. Would recommend for larger parties

KJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

incredible setting w/ average food for brunch. Did go back for dinner primarily because of the view and the food was much better. Would certainly recommend this to friends.

UE
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful setting. The prices are far too high for the quality of the food. Our server was very pleasant, however, the food took an inordinate amount of time to be served. I needed to inquire as to its status. It came out a couple of minutes later and, based on the temperature, it was obvious it had been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be picked up. Inexcusable given the pricing at this restaurant. I might give it another chance only because of the aesthetics. Perhaps this was a one time bad experience.

T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The place is s 1970 DISCO!!!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful place for brunch!! On a warm summer day, the rooftop is the perfect blend of outdoor seating with indoor AC! Definitely will come back here soon

MG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall nice experience. The views were really great (Empire State Building looks amazing).
The meatballs on the starters menu is a must try- delicious flavors. The tater tots were also on point, and great for sharing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Limited menu for Saturday dinner, but the Butcher's meatballs were to die for and the tater tots were overflowing. Ambiance is more of a bar than restaurant. Had a great meal and experience; nice view once I got up to go to the outside open area. Btw I saw a comment down below that said the restaurant does not honor Open Table reservations and that's not accurate at least for me. They honored my reservation and sat us down quickly.

BJ
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our drinks and guacamole in a beautiful atmosphere. I would love to sit outside the next time I’m here. Great view of the Empire State Building!!

JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente opción para hacer un Roof top con vista al empire state. Fuimos con dos niños y nos atendieron increíble. Las mini hamburguesas deliciosas!! Hay que ir

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EA
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place for brunch. Food was very good. Service seated us early and was very nice. Pretty limited brunch and regular menu. I have been to both places in the lobby as well. Cute hotel with a bunch of options. Would go back pre matinee for brunch.

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

Relaxed. Service was great

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

Great food and service

k
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Loved the view.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father Daughter night

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere.

BP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Gem around Bryant Park for lunch and cocktails!!

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we showed up, the "bouncer" at the elevator stated that Refinery Rooftop does not participate in the Open Table program. When I showed him the confirmation on my phone, he said "that is not us". Clearly, not going to get anywhere with him, we left. Refinery needs to hire better employees or train them better.

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