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Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

June 20, 2015, 12:23 p.m.

Staring at the NYC skyline and eating are two of the best pleasures accessible to New Yorkers; just the thought of it sounds like a delicious dream. Eating alfresco in NYC is a one-way ticket to bliss for Gothamites who are looking for a unique rooftop restaurant experience in New York. Ready for an outdoor restaurant experience in New York? Here are some of the best:

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Salvation Taco aka Pod39

Once you’ve sat on a rooftop and eaten April Bloomfield’s tacos, which includes roasted cauliflower with curried cream and farro or braised short rib with pickles, you can pretty much die happy. For the full shebang, order from the to-go menu on the first floor, where the main dining room is, and then shoot up to the terrace on the 17th floor. The deck is cozy with ample warm red brick and a fancy awning overlooking the bar. Heaven.

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Gallow Green Rooftop

The dream-like, rooftop bar and restaurant south of Hell’s Kitchen sits upon a warehouse that runs as the McKittrick Hotel for the theater performance Sleep No More. In the late afternoon, the height affords you a magnificent view of luminous West Side structures and the cloud-filled horizon. The location is undoubtedly romantic!

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Alma Restaurant

The three-story Alma on Columbia Street’s restaurant row serves extravagant regional Mexican cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Although the bar on the ground floor and the mid-level dining room are lovely, people request seating on the rooftop patio for stimulating views of the Manhattan skyline. The menu arrays from old Mexican food favorites to refined dishes like red snapper with orange sauce and huachinango a la naranja which is as vivacious and light as the scenery.

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Juliette Williamsburg

Bearing all the trademarks of the Nouveau Bistro like the tiny tables, rust-dappled mirrors, ridiculously good-looking diners, and a noise level that surpasses a racket, the Juliette is a pleasant city surprise. The wine list is jam-packed with steals, and the kitchen enjoys pulling off some pretty cool tricks, too. The moment you enter, head straight to Juliette's pretty rooftop deck for a satisfying and enjoyable time.

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Riverpark

Sisha Ortuzar has partnered with Top Chef Tom Colicchio to open this new American restaurant. Ortuzar is in the kitchen, directing dishes such as fluke crudo and pickled green strawberries, pork chops and hazelnut romesco, or some of the other phenomenal dishes like bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and cornbread stuffing. The best seating is by the floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer views of the East River.

Best Rooftop Restaurants in NYC

Hotel Chantelle

Hotel Chantelle is named after a French World War II safe house. Hotel Chantelle is a restaurant, lounge and event space located in the lower East Side. 

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