Elsie Rooftop

4.2
270 reviews
$50 and over
American
Welcome to Elsie Rooftop

Elsie de Wolfe created the first penthouse in the 20’s. Also known as Lady Mendl, Elsie was an American actress, interior decorator, and author of the influential novel The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, Paris, and London society. For all inquiries, please email us at info@elsierooftop.com, or call us at 646 834 2291


Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kitchen open until 11:30 pm

Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kitchen open until 11:30 pm

Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 11:30 pm

Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Kitchen open until 11:30pm

Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kitchen open until 10:30 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 270 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elsie rooftop was overall amazing. I went for Mother’s Day and the food, music, drinks, and atmosphere were 10/10. I highly recommend and I will absolutely be going back this summer. Can’t wait to try the frosé next time :)

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CarolC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The views were great. The ambiance was cool. But the service was very bad: server just did not care for us, barely stopped by and our last food and drink order never came.

Glad we went; will probably never go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Super nice interior design and bar area, however no view whatsoever- food is limited - our focaccia and hummus were great. Sliders super dry and guac tasteless. Final line- go for a beautiful bar area & don’t expect any rooftop worthy view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Server was awful and unpleasant. Worst customer service dining out

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Weak, overpriced drinks. Overpriced food. The atmosphere inside is gorgeous, but our “rooftop” table didn’t even have a smidge of daylight to be seen. Some of the other tables would have been nice, but I would not consider this a rooftop bar.

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ChiM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Host was very kind, great service. Will definitely recommend others!

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YeyC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Guacamole was great !!! ,beef slider very good too and the flat bred pizza was good too

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Beet
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. There’s just not a lot of seating in the outdoor area. If you’re in a large party, you get seated at a nice long couch with cushions. For small parties, you get to sit on a bench that leaves barely any room for you to sit or a choice of the 2 not so comfortable metal high tops. Rooftop was ok.

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CarmeloC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I would have liked the quality of the food to be better. I believe the beverages could have been better also. The service was fantastic. Overall, not a bad experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible, server continuously rolled her eyes and a manager never arrived.

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YokabelhM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a amazing place❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for your serviced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Boring and not worth it, they sat us in the back room (no rooftop) which felt like a storage room. Plastic martini glasses for $18 cocktails, never asked if we needed more food, or if we liked the drinks. $250 tab for nothing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was really excited to visit this location but I was honestly not impressed by it. The food quality for the price is ridiculously and the drinks were nothing top notch my teenager could have mixed up something better. There is also a minimum limit of $90 tab per table. Would I recommend this place or be going again? No I don’t think so. It’s cute and a like nice vibe and that’s about there is all to it. Disappointed.

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Diz12
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They has clearly well overbooked their reservations because every person in the line for the elevator was clearly agitated and confused why they could not go upstairs to claim their table. We waited in line for 40 minutes past our reservation time before we were allowed upstairs. Once upstairs and seated our waitress told us that we better order everything we wanted at once because we wouldn’t see her again for 30 minutes. Not to mention the majority of their rooftop isn’t even outdoors, it’s completely covered on most sides. Menu is small but food was fine. Overall bad service and the employees didn’t seem to care

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NicoleV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Reservation was at 715. We were told we had to still wait on line in the lobby until 735 because no tables were available. Why take reservations if you’re going to fill the place ? Finally got upstairs to BLARING music and was offered a table directly next to the front door. Sat for another 15 mins without being helped. Finally asked for service and the nicest waitress came over (she’s the only reason I’m giving more then 1 star) took another 20 mins to get our drinks and we were told they were understaffed. Understandable we’ve all been through tough times this year but don’t open your place back up and try and have a certain persona and miss the mark in every single way. Our waitress was a doll and I felt horrible she was running around with her head cut off because there was only three of them for the entire place. My drink also came with something in it that wasn’t listed on the menu. You need to advertise your items correctly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We booked an outdoor table for after work meeting and upon arrival were told that outdoor tables were fully booked and escorted us back to an indoor location. Not cool especially during this time of covid. Received attitude from
Host when I mentioned we had booked outdoor table. Food was overpriced and waited 20 minutes for a waitress. Wil not return

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dmall
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

One of the rooftops that, thankfully, is open during the pandemic, with nice views and ceilings in case it rains. The ambiance is great; however, it is mostly a bar, so the food is not their forte (desserts are delicious though), but the dishes are costly for what they are—very little food for a lot of money. Anyway, you are paying more for the place than for what you are actually consuming.

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loren
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was ok. The server barely checked on us. We had to start flagging other servers down for more water or drinks. The music was extremely loud it was hard to have a conversation. The hummus wasn’t red pepper it was just regular hummus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The vibe was just like any other run of the mill rooftop in Manhattan. I was expecting a much more refined vibe, but the music was blaring and the drinks came in plastic cups. The waitresses (we had 2) and the host were noticeably fake friendly, and the high top were sat at first was unstable and placed under the speaker. We moved to a bench that was no more the a foot wide, the whole experience was uncomfortable. And all this was with a reservation.. Not what I was expecting after seeing this rooftop advertised on idktonight and what is shown on Instagram. It was like a day club which is totally fine but not what is advertised.

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1011RE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Customer Service was Bad. The Food and Beverages are not good as well. The Drinks a water down. Overly priced. I don't mind spending money if the Food and Drinks are worth it. The only nice thing about this rooftop is the rooftop itself. Other than that, it's not worth it. I would not recommend it.

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EmilyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Soooo underwhelming. The food was awful, drinks were ok. Came for a great view and didn’t know you had to have special reservations to sit near a window or outside on the rooftop part.

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Zach
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time and liked the vibe. Our server was great.

AM
AllisonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The cocktails were great and the food was just right.

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Ramon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter in my life. I want to put a diamond ring on her.

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SarahIrene
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a beautiful space to hang out with friends or a date and enjoy both delicious food and great music. The only downside was feeling a bit rushed out the door as courses finished— we wanted to buy more drinks but didn’t feel that welcome so we continued the night elsewhere. However, the small plates were incredible and this is a perfect ambience for weeknight chill or weekend fun.

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Daries9
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for drinks and desert, must say the sunset drink is amazing will go back for more and the hot toddy. Now the desert not too great need more options lava molted cake hard no lava and tirumasu was bland. The ambiance and staff are very sweet and welcoming and this rooftop is beautiful entertainment on a Sunday brunch was awesome burlesque girls.

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Nash
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved every minute of it! Such a beautiful place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ambience was amazing, drinks were great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place is very cool with nice music to dance too and great service but the drinks are average, nothing special.

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vipgillian
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

View was not as expected and drinks were pricey (as expected) - but still enjoyed our time!

PG
PaolaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had aN awesome time. Enjoyed the drinks and the Bamboleo performance. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s isn’t enough Stars

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CLaboriel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sliders were great. I enjoyed the live band performance.

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Daniel
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really perfect spot to catch some sun and or the sunset with close friends with classy refreshing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience5

The waitress accidentally charged a $300 bill onto my friend’s card.

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Stalker
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great views and beautiful decor! Try the Basil Bellini, you won't be disappointed!

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vipTatianaRodionovaDNYLOVERs
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great plans for cocktails. Food is not so good. For 2 people difficult to get a nice table! They give us table outside I really did not like it. is not a good one ! If you want to seat inside in main area must to came with a big company. We spend $300 for 2 people.

MW
MicahW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was charged $16.00 for guacamole that I didn’t ask for nor wanted. I was told I had to order food when I ordered drinks. I’m very disappointed in the service.

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Andrew
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night with friends. Food drinks and their JF Haden’s mango drinks were amazing.

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Yads
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Ambience was great with the live band playing..will be returning!

FAQs

Elsie Rooftop is rated 4.2 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.