Refinery Rooftop

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.7
Ambience
4.2
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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The squash soup was excellent. The meatballs were ok. Perhaps they needed more breadcrumbs.

MC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely recommend the place. The waiter was super nice and attentive, the boss also came round to make sure everyone was ok. Delicious food and drinks (cocktails) but the best is the room in itself : bricks, wood ceiling, fireplace and gorgeous view on the Empire State Building. We loved it !

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food, location and ambience was great! The service left a lot to be desired.

AN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Must say I haven't been this disappointed dining in a long time. Came here for a birthday brunch because of all the good reviews but man was I wrong. The whole process from start to finish was just plain bad. The food was probably the worst part. Many of us got the egg sandwich, which none of us ate since it was just so bad: soggy bacon, no structure, eggs all over and one potato basically cut in three and called a side of potatoes. Also the bloody Mary and drinks were just as bad. If you want coffee, just know its only offered in black coffee and if you want something else you can go downstairs and get it yourself. We didn't say anything but when the manager came around to ask how everything was we couldn't hide it. They made it right which was very appreciated, however we wont be back and think this is such a tourist trap for the name and they know they can get away with poor quality food/service and people will still come. We walked by a group of ladies who had just gotten their food near the restrooms and they all had the.same.look. we had when we got our food. Disappointing. If you end up eating here stick to the bare basics which were great - the tater tots.

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, the ambiance and view is great, and the service is excellent.

P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were guests at the hotel, so we had lunch and drinks at the Rooftop twice in 24hrs! Lunch at the Rooftop on a sunny, crisp Fall day is hard to beat. Food was good, service was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to have a business lunch.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Service was super slow, but food and ambience were a 10 as always.

s
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We had reservations here late last night, 9:30 pm, for after an event (we were also guests at the hotel) and were running a bit late getting there. We arrived back to the hotel at 9:53 and went to the rooftop. The male hostess sat us (he wasn’t welcoming, just the mentality of I’m at a job). We waited about 5 minutes for the waitress and ordered drinks. Once getting those we ordered our food. A group of three was sat next to us when it was only a two person table, hence crowding my wife on the one side. We were handed off to another waiter and then wanted to order a bit more to snack. He informed us the kitchen closed at 10:00. We were to say the least a bit put out and that we should’ve been told that to us upon arrival and the first waitress. The waiter apologized, but basically we were done with the poor experience and left. Poor customer service, poor communication, poor experience. There are plenty of other spots to choose from to go to.

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made reservations via OpenTable to have lunch here before a concert that day. Unfortunately, we were 30 minutes late due to traffic. :( However, the friendly staff were very accommodating and were able to get us a table right next to the patio with an incredible view of the Empire State Building! We sat outside on a beautiful day and had a lovely lunch. Service was excellent and attentive to all of our needs. The manager came by a few times to check in on us and ever took our picture! We were there on a Sunday, so the menu was limited, but the choices were perfect for the occasion, and our food was delicious. We really enjoyed our time there and would definitely recommend and go back!

VS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great way to close out a whirlwind trip to NYC. Brunch at the Refinery Rooftop was yummy, with a spectacular view and great breakfast cocktails!

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

What a hidden jewel in the center of NYC! It is wonderful to be able to enjoy fresh air while the weather is fine; in addition, it is close to Penn Station, so it is a convenient place to schedule meeting with those who take the train to town...

J
Hamburg Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Guter Service, nett.
Essen sehr schlecht. Angefangen von den Zutaten über die Zubereitung... Selbst , wenn man es als „Bar Food“ großzügig bezeichnen sollte, einfach schlecht.
Mülleimer stehen sichtbar im Bar/Essensbereich.

Rooftop ist eine Terrasse von der man die Wände der umstehenden Häuser anguckt. Die obersten 7 Etagen des Empire State Building sieht man, das kann man aber auch vom Strassen Cafe auf 6 oder 7 Avenue.

Ich kann das Refinery Rooftop nicht empfehlen.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!!! Wonderful service and the view was incredible

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food and service was amazing! My new favorite lunch spot!

T
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

rosh hashanah

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The experience was great

K
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot! Menu should include more keto/ atkins friendly options

CH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my special 60th Birthday lunch. Food, service & view was amazing!! The hummus was delicious!! My spinach salad & my husband’s burger was outstanding! The S’mores shot was a perfect ending to a wonderful lunch. We sat outside on the patio & the view of the Empire State Building was a bonus!!

BA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Loved the terrace and the view. Cocktails are a little small, too much ice for the drink.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great brunch!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Had a hugely disappointing experience at refinery rooftop, had booked to have lunch on the roof top, when we arrived we were seated indoors, asking to be sat outside and told this wasn’t possible, despite this we witnessed two other parties be sat outside, one without a reservation, particularly disappointing as we had made our reservation in advance. The service we received whilst eating our lunch, not what we expected meals placed in front of us incorrectly and the table cleared before we had a chance to finish. We were also crowded by people waiting for there tables felt like we were eating our meal in a waiting room. Overall a very poor experience.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We told them it was our birthday and they brought us out complimentary sparklers and dessert shooters. Was truly so special and memorable!

P
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MA
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent Sunday brunch on/at the Rooftop! The menu offerings were unique and tasty. The views are spectacular. Can't wait to go back!

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always great!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place with a great outdoor patio! We had a brunch there on Sunday and was the perfect end to our weekend.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food1Service4Ambience5

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

CM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much fun

a
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 25 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

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 19 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice place and unforgettale view

RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience5

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 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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