skylark - Best Rooftop Restaurants in Manhattan

Manhattan is a great place for dining out, and what’s a better way to spend a warm summer evening than enjoying great food with a rooftop view of the city? With so many options available, today we’re going to talk about the diamonds in the rough and look at what others have had to say about some of the restaurants. Here are the best rooftop restaurants in Manhattan.

The Vida Verde

It is located at 248 W 55th St (between Broadway and 8th Ave), Vida Verde focuses on Mexican food. 

Boasting 4.5/5 stars on Yelp, the restaurant offers a variety of tacos (shrimp, fish, and Carnitas), shrimp, or chicken quesadillas (highly rated!), Churros, and pork belly, among many others.

It includes outdoor seating, delivery and takeout options, sit-down dining but no curbside pickup. The atmosphere is described as casual and the 4.5 stars speak volumes about the food and drink quality.

Due to the Corona crisis, it has certain health and safety measures in place. According to numerous Yelp reviewers, social distancing is enforced and the staff is well-equipped.

The NoMad Restaurant

This 4-star Yelp-rated restaurant is located on Broadway between 27th and 28th Street. 

Its cuisine is described as French and New American. Some of the most popular dishes on its menu include Foie gras, duck, scallops, lobster, and white truffles. The star of the show, according to a very delighted reviewer, is the Nomad Chicken. 

You really can’t go wrong at a place awarded a Michelin star and opened by the same team behind Eleven Madison Park, can you?

City Vineyard

Another 4-star according to Yelp, this wine bar offers outdoor seating, delivery, takeout, and sit-down dining. Located at 233rd West Street, it’s well-equipped to handle ceremonies, meetings and conferences, fundraising, or non-profit events, as well as birthday or private parties.

For the more refined diners, the mushroom risotto and the lobster roll are sure to hit the spot, while the City Vineyard burger and the Crispy Chicken Sandwich are fan-favorites of the casual easy-going crowd. 

According to reviewers, the quality of the service remains high even during ‘Rona times while health and safety are held to a high standard. Staff are in masks and gloves, hand sanitizer is provided, social distancing is enforced, and tables are sanitized between customers.

The Skylark

This restaurant is located at 200 W 39th Street on the top floor of a beautiful NYC building, this cocktail bar is a rooftop dining favorite. It’s open Monday through Friday from 4:30 PM up until 12 AM (Mondays and Tuesdays) or 1:30 AM the rest of the week.

It offers a great overlook of Midtown, especially of the Empire State Building, and there’s a lot of places to take pictures as well.

Yelp reviewers have rated it 4/5 stars and some of their favorite food there include the burrata flatbread, the salmon and mashed potatoes, and the apple pie in a jar dessert. The cocktails are described as “smashingly good”. A few of the ones mentioned by reviewers are the Godzilla, the Maple Walnut Old Fashioned, and Fort Knox.

Aretsky’s Patroon

According to the owner, it specializes in New American cuisine with modern twists on classic dishes and cocktails, Aretsky’s Patroon offers limitless options including a la carte reservations, private dining & events, and outdoor availability on the rooftop terrace. It’s open Monday through Friday from 12 PM to 10 PM, closed on the weekend. 

Its most popular dishes include the filet mignon, crab cakes, Foie gras, red snapper, and the Caesar salad, among others.

Reviewers suggest is an after-work drinks retreat and most compliment on the atmosphere it has achieved and the politeness of its staff.

160 East 46th Street, between Lexington Ave and 3rd Ave, Midtown East. 

The best rooftop restaurants in Manhattan provide a great view. It is so good that can easily compare to the front rows of the Broadway theaters!

The weather is still great, you can check the best outdoor restaurants around. And are you up for some pizza?

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