New York City's Top Rooftop Restaurants

New York City has long been dubbed the concrete jungle, its tall skyscrapers and flashy lights around every corner. Though in high pockets of these streets, there are rooftop gardens that the urban habitants can escape to, all while enjoying the view below them.

This is the largest outdoor rooftop garden in New York, offering an indoor penthouse and an outdoor roof-deck. Enormous yellow umbrellas are available over the tables in the summer, and in the colder months, heated lamps and plastic domes cover the tables and offer partial warmth. 230 Fifth offers classic American food and their specialty cocktails uses in season fruits and vegetables.

Located at 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Located above Pod 39 Hotel, stare out between the terra-cotta columns and this rooftop’s view line covers the south to lower Manhattan skyline. Strings of light cover the expansive space above the rooftop and patches of greenery line the brick walls, giving off a feeling of an Italian garden. Tapas and cocktails are their specialty.

Located at 145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

Just south of Hell’s Kitchen is Gallow Green, a lusciously memorizing space atop Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel. The greenery is lined with twinkling lights and the herbs they grow are used in dishes from the meals. Gallow Green offers an abundance of seafood in their appetizers and mains and flavourful pizza, such as their Kale and Anchovy pizza.

Located at 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Refinery Rooftop is located atop Refinery Hotel which used to be an industry factory. The restaurant is divided in by brick arches, where one side is an indoor, wood roof while the other has glass walls and a glass sunroof that can open or close, depending on the occasion. The rooftop also has a lounge, completely under open skies and stringed lights that stretch across. Refinery Rooftop offers brunch, lunch and dinner, and a selection of their signature cocktails.

Located at 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

 Refinery Rooftop, Oleg 

Refinery Rooftop, Oleg 

Atop the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel is Rock & Reilly’s, an Irish rock gastro pub offering American favorites and rock inspired cocktails such as Free Falling or When Doves Cry. The restaurant has a retractable roof on its 10,000 square foot space and a simply, but elegant, outdoor terrace.

Located at 218 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001