Westlight

4.6
860 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Lo bueno, la gran vista al skyline, el impresionante salón y la amplia carta de cocktails
Lo malo es que la cocina cierra a las 10:30 y no había nada para comer ni siquiera maní

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

Excellent service by Christian !!! Enjoyed every moment there! Will definitely recommend.

AH
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the best views in nyc for any bar/restaurant. Drinks are amazing and the menu can work for bites or a full meal. The outside offers incredible views of the city, while the indoors offers a sexy modern mud-century vibe with the city views as a backdrop. I took my girlfriend and she was blown away. Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite part about dining at The Westlight is the view during sunset.

MA
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful view and good cocktails
Service slow
Nice music

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The number of table which has great view is limited.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I love West Light and I alway hang out with my friends and coworkers there, but this time the service was really terrible, screamed at us to wait while she’s handling other customers (white Americans) who came after us. Terrible experience.

k
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow: slow to greet, slow to bring drinks, slow to bring food. However, the waiter was very congenial.

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

Hermoso lugar ! Gran vista.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hostess was very rude

AG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view of Brooklyn! I dis not have food. They have a great selection of drinks. They are a little pricey, but it is the kind of prices you have in a hotel like this.

NB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend this place and will definitely be returning in the near future!!! What a great place!!!

J
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, we also had a very caring waiter. Our table was inside but we still had the view, and you are able to walk around the rooftop as well. We ordered beer and rosé, and the cheesecake was one of the best ones (if not the best one) I have personally tried in NY (have lived here for four years). Dress casually nice!

RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view but very pricey. Perfect for special events

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Drinks with friends on the roof, outdoor patio section. Took forever to get the server to get us drinks, took forever to order for drinks to come, and even longer to get more rounds. The place was NOT packed.
5 stars for ambience and drinks. But service is sub par at best. Great if you don’t drink and just want to enjoy the view.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
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.

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.

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.

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

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

Good experience and Sabrina made it personable

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Great views but pricey!!

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!

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.

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..

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

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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