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“Fabulous atmosphere alongside the best view!”
Review of Refinery Rooftop

Refinery Rooftop
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Ranked #289 of 13,638 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$90
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous atmosphere alongside the best view!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Came here at the end of May based on reviews I had seen and it didn't disappoint! It had a really relaxed atmosphere with great music and great cocktails! And the view of the Empire State Building was the icing on the cake, loved it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank worldlytreasures
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New York City, New York
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A hidden newish rooftop bar with bars with free live music every day - here it is!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I finally went to an event at Refinery Rooftop. It has both a terrace and a glass-roof bar so under any weather you can relax yourself. The view is not that great - just buildings due to the location. But drinks are descent and food is good - I mean GOOD. :)

There is a large restaurant and a separate bar where they play a live music (it was jazz when I was there). Very nice. A hidden more modern kind of hotel unlike Waldolf Astoria or too expensive like W-hotels.

I heard the owner will open up another new hotel 5 blocks down from there. It means they are doing very well in this competitive NYC. A good sign!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank PhiaPhia
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“best view of the Empire STATE Building in the world”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

if you love the hip and happening the fun and excitement of what is great about NEW and fun - plus the most amazing view and great drinks - service and fun....join the beautiful people on the roof

Visited May 2014
Thank tinacatling
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Singapore, Singapore
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not too chic that it hurts for non-urbane types”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Loved the twinkling lights of Chrysler and overall vibe of the establishment. Trendy urbanites and middle-aged out of towners and boho young ones all thrown into the mix. Lovely set-up with indoor toasty areas and outdoor balmy breezes. I like.

Visited May 2014
Thank Adeleine
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Perth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great for Cocktails”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Lovely rooftop cocktail bar - sadly raining so outside terrace closed - be warned no smoking even outside ! Bill substantial but worth the visit - especially when Ally McCoist arrived with his new bride straight from his secret wedding ! We visited in the late afternoon and lovely view of the sun going down reflecting off the Empire State Building - one to remember

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ScottishLWL
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