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Refinery Rooftop

63 W 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-3818
+1 646-664-0372
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (4 reviews)
“lobster roll” (4 reviews)
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All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
63 W 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-3818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent rooftop bar with great views of NYC. Because it is so good it gets very busy. Expect to queue on popular days.

Thank fossie125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fabulous eggs benny with huge roasted potatoes, lovely arugula salad...fab views only thing was the waitresses white uniform dresses are all stained ..badly..off putting

Thank lacemoon
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation online for lunch about 2 weeks in advance for a party of 6 on a Saturday and had no problems reserving the couches outside. Everyone in the party loved the place and enjoyed their food. Great unique cocktails as well! The view...More

Thank ldauer1415
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The food was very good and the staff was friendly and we had a great view of the Empire State Building from the bar.

Thank Lejomi
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A friend had recommended before our trip. Great place, but not big...fighting for space. Very expensive. I had a Manhattan cocktail and hubby had a pint. $27. Great view of Empire lit up.

Thank Liseanne1968
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great rooftop bar. The view is beautiful. A fancy place. They serve great old fashioned. It's an amazing spot to hang out on a Friday night with friends enjoying a good drink. I hope to come back there one day.

Thank Julia I
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for pre concert drinks and reserved a table - the drinks were good and we got a few different dishes to share. The calamari was done in a different sauce and was very pleasant, the hummus was delicious, the fish tacos were ok,...More

Thank Bullies65
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had gotten there after dinner and a show, it was late. The place was very busy, but so fun. Even the elevator attendant was great. Didn't get to appreciate being outside because of the time we were, but had a great time.

Thank susansA6697GJ
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I have been trying to figure out what I did wrong whilst at this establishment but reading the other reviews it all makes sense: it is elitist and if the staff take a dislike to you for whatever reason, you have no chance of enjoying...More

4  Thank liammckinnon
InGoodCompanyHG, Owner at Refinery Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Liammckinnon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Refinery Rooftop. I first would like to apologize that you were ignored at the host stand and were not properly explained our reservation process. We do have specific minimums and wait...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

The restaurant was recommended by the front desk of my hotel (le Soleil). It was walking distance and they received us without having a reservation. The place was beautiful, super cool, the music excellent and the food delicious.

Thank hipichik2016
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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11 September 2017|
Response from Dogra11 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure !!
9 July 2017|
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Response from Guzel16 | Reviewed this property |
Just for a drink no,but if you want table ,it's better to reserve it gets packed .
Betsy C
6 November 2015|
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Response from Cynthia D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely! it's closed in during the Winter. It's open all year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$90
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 03:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 W 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-3818
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-664-0372
  • E-mail
With a year-round rooftop lounge and breathtaking Empire State views, the Refinery Rooftop offers world travelers - and city dwellers alike - a quintessential New York experience. The Refinery Rooftop is open seven days a week, year-round.
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