Rooftop at Hotel LBI

4.3
175 reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Welcome to the 2021 Season on The Rooftop at Hotel LBI. Here are some details for this season.
*When booking your reservation, please keep in mind we are weather permitted!
*We do not offer food on our Rooftop but we are happy to serve you beer, wine and seasonal cocktails.
*Reservations are encouraged by booking on OpenTable.com or by calling after 3:00pm at 609-991-8001.
*Please keep in mind our phone lines are often busy during dinner service.
*Check-in will be located at our Salt Kitchen host stand on our first floor. Once on The Rooftop, you will be escorted to your table by a host.
Watch the sunset on our top deck and relax in one of our cozy outdoor lounges. The Rooftop features handcrafted cocktails and breathtaking bay views.
What 175 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

They don’t serve any food! Drinks only. It’s a beautiful location - great breeze and water views. Our server was amazing, too. But it’s really stupid that they don’t serve food. I’ve been to several hotels with rooftop bars and all of them serve food. The waitstaff just brings it up from the kitchen. The LBI Hotel is missing an opportunity! We had one drink and left, heading down to Daddy O’s rooftop bar instead to grab some dinner. Would love to come back if they add a dinner menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Every step of the way. Thank you for an amazing meal!

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vipDMW705
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Gerard and Joey were personable and professional. The food was fantastic

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AshleeB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wish they had food! But a great place to grab a drink and watch the sunset!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for happy hour drinks for a birthday, nice quiet ambiance with delicious drinks. On the pricey side but it’s not the type of place you’ll spend hours at. Great before dinner drink spot on a nice evening!

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JohnC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Waitress and hostess were friendly and very accommodating.

The plastic cups for the drinks are cheesy and scream of decreased class.

Even inexpensive glasses would improve the experience dramatically.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

My experience was very good , beautiful views , the staff was friendly and helpful, was disappointed that there was no snack options such as shrimp cocktail or healthy options

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viprobert
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to have a drink watching the sunset. The one drawback is that they offer no food even though they have a large restaurant downstairs. Such a bad business model

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Hana
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The rooftop is a nice place to go for photos, and that is about it. I went with a group of my friends who were all 21, and I am pretty sure we got taken advantage of and scammed. I am a bartender...and these drinks had little to no alcohol in them at all. If I am spending $14 on a cocktail, I should at least be able to taste the alcohol in it. Very disappointed with the value of the establishment.

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PatrickN
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience4

Have eaten there a few times. Food is always excellent

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vipMattK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Can’t believe they stopped serving food on the roof. I had food there just a few weeks ago!

I understand that there may be a worker shortage this summer and it may be logistically harder to serve food up there, but I didn’t see (if there was one) any mention when I made the reservation that it was drinks only. Afterwards I did see no food mentioned in others reviews, but didn’t think to check that since I ate there not too long ago.

Finding another place to eat after 7:00 on a Friday night on LBI is not easy!

Awesome space though, and we got to see the Stanley Cup!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had dinner reservations however upon arrival we were informed that the rooftop did not serve food. Huh?? Why would they accept dinner reservations? We were Informed they stopped serving dinner rooftop recently but apparently forgot to notify those with reservations. We went down to SALT (also in hotel) to which we were told we could sit at the bar, despite an empty restaurant (all tables were reserved for RESERVATIONS!!! But didn’t we also have a reservation??). We were extremely disappointed in the manager’s ability to accommodate us despite their mistake. We were also underwhelmed by the food. We will not return.

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Yankeegryl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience1

It’s unfortunate but this space was so dull. Our waitress was nice, but there was no music, no food, just very overpriced drinks. You were allowed to go buy bagged snacks from the store downstairs, but it really wasn’t what we were looking for. They need to have speakers & music piped in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food1Service2Ambience5

Ok but waiting for service (20 min) before being waited in. All else was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

This is listed as “dining” and yet there is NO food whatsoever!!! Open Table should not allow this as a listing for dining. Total bait and switch. We did not realize this until after we ordered drinks and there were no other options for dinner reservations on Saturday night on the island. They did eventually find room for us at the hotel restaurant, but overall very unhappy with our experience there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made dinner reservations but we were not told until we got there that dinner is no longer being offered on the rooftop.

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Allie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Made reservation - even though it was actually first come first serve. Reserved signs out but everyone sat where they wanted no organization. No fault to the waitress - under staffed. Could be great. So will still recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

I understand there was a shortage of servers but I feel that the reservation shouldn’t have been accepted if they weren’t able to accommodate.

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vipterrym
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service3Ambience5

No food served on rooftop. Kind of a bummer but fine. Great atmosphere and fun to have a cocktail. A bit pricey but fine. Drinks were good. Service was great.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

The experience was very nice but why ask about the Food when none is served?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

You don’t serve food anymore. You should update Open Table and have your staff notify guest who walking in with children

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vipPaulaK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The Rooftop was an interesting experience. When you "arrive" you need to look around to find a hostess. There are 2 elevators to this floor and she is at one of them. No directions at the other one to let you know where to go. Then, we were not seated. Just told to "go find a table". Most had empty cups or water on them. We had to ask a busy server to clear a table and to wipe it down so we could sit. I had made this reservation 3 weeks ago and was told there was a limited snack menu of about 6 items. No problem, we just want a little something to munch on with our cocktail. HAHA, they decided to stop serving snacks. Hey guys, I get short staffing but how about some pretzels?? The drinks were pretty watered down. No straws available as they had run out. I guess I was expecting a little more "class" for the Hotel LBI. One positive is that the overworked waitress was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Made reservations at rooftop. Arrived to be seated.Waited for waitress only to be told that they are not serving food anymore due to staffing. We should have been notified when we arrived by hostess that food was not being served. We were there 6/25 and had food
We went to living room which was beautiful
The poor bartender was tending bar and waiting tables along with the other bartenders. They were running around like crazy. Felt really bad for them
Meanwhile girls upstairs were only walking around delivering drinks. Not managed very well at all
Beautiful place

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Teafortwo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Get there early to seat a large group. Even with reservations seating is first come first serve. Great takeout food available from Salt as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Very disappointed that no food is offered any longer on the Rooftop!

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vipDB106
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Too loud.
No salmon at 7:00 reservation
Waitress forgot about one of our meals
Just meh…

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30th birthday party was a success!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great night out with family hanging at the rooftop bar watching the 4th of July Fireworks. Grace our waitress, was friendly and helpful. Fun place to hang!

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SarahT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our time at Hotel LBI. The view on the rooftop is beautiful. We did not know that food would not be served on the roof, as they ended the service a few weeks ago. The drinks were between $10-$15, they were good however the presentation of the drinks was very poor for the amount of money they cost ($14 cocktail came out in a plastic cup, drink looked like a vodka soda).

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vipJonny709
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!

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vipBrendaGH20
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Miss the live music.

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Jalbe1
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

As of Monday they are not serving food on the rooftop - so that was unfortunate as that was the reason for making a reservation. That sucks for servers as well as they lose out on bigger tips. The view was nice and ther server was sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls’ night out!

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Dani
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is great, they didn’t have any food on the menu that would be good for sharing with a group which was disappointing.

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AmyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere

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vipjeffrey
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

You go to the rooftop for the view and the drinks . The food is a hard pass, nothing appealing to eat. However, great place for after dinner or pre-dinner

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MomOnTheGo
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The drinks are a little pricey here and the food has a limited menu but both were very good and worth it. . The views and the atmosphere are great at any time of day. We always like coming here;)

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vipJHSP
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good for drinks and can't beat the views, but they need to improve and expand the menu. Only 6 things and not varied.

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PamelaZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The appearance and location of the venue was very nice, but they need to improve their menu. They only offer 6 food choices, 3 of which are tacos. We tried 2 of these, the meat fillings had a good flavor but the shells were dry and fell apart and there was barely any of the toppings that were in the description. The lobster rolls were also dry and mostly consisted of lettuce. The chips were good, but the parmigiana aioli tasted more like lemon aioli. Overall not a great value for the cost.

FAQs

Rooftop at Hotel LBI is rated 4.3 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.