The Penthouse

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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
Located atop Ravel Hotel, Long Island City’s first luxury boutique hotel, lies The Penthouse - Waterside Dining & Skyline View Restaurant, a fresh new dining experience. Our breathtaking view of the New York City skyline is one of the best, creating an ideal backdrop for a fabulous dinner. The Penthouse is open all year and is climate controlled. We look forward to serving you.

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What 22 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That day was Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, my friends and me got together and hoped to watch the moon while enjoying delicious foods. The purpose of enjoying delicious foods is achieved. But the view here is not the moon direction. However, the Manhattan’s night view is so beautiful, thus we have no regrets.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a great time, delicious food and a breathtaking view. Service was a little bit slow but you’ll enjoy the drinks, view and food!!!

L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, music was great and the views were spectacular!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food beautiful views, AP.

FA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view of the city would have to go again. Nice for bday party.

R
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is gorgeous and the view is amazing !! I enjoyed the food, it was delicious and the drinks were on point!! Great price point. Love love love it!! Will definitely be coming back often!

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

You go there for the view! Food was good, not great and service was poor. Staff does not pay attention to you for how much money your spending.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food wise, I would say that there should be an option for substitution where the client will still pay for that change.
Example for my situation I ordered the roasted chicken and sweet plantains. The issue I was expecting fried sweet plantains and not plantain chips. I wanted to substitute that for the Yukon mashed potatoes of which I was willing to pay the difference. That was the only unfortunate part of the evening.
Overall everything else was great!!

RG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

It has a great view to the city. The hostess wasn’t friendly at all. It took a while for the waitress to come but she was nice and helpful. The food wasn’t bad but it was overpriced and very small portions. The cocktails were weak. Personally, I wouldn’t go back.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks are a little pricey but worth it with the location!.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

You’re paying for the city views. Food and service are just okay. Definitely good to go there for drinks.

MY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my Birthday dinner and I had a Blast! First the ambiance and the view makes me fall in love then the food are delicious. Service is great. It’s a little bit noisy but tolerable. We had a great time and will surely be back.

T
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Appetizer came out with the food. What i ordered made me nausea. They were nice to take my dish back, i reordered another dish which took forever to come out. They should bring back some of there old dishes

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Server made us feel Super Special as we were celebrating our Anniversary.
We were sat immediately even though we arrived well before our reservation time. From beginning to end We were Satisfied with everything.

CH
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and ambiance, however food and drinks are WAY overpriced and the $50 fee to cut a cake is ridiculous.

AG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Great view, that's about it. The security gave me and others trouble about shoes. There was nothing online about dress code. The guy behind me actually called too check the dress code and he still was given trouble. Bartenders were horrible. Took 10 min to take my order and there was hardly anyone at the bar. The host rolled her eyes when we wanted to know the area of our table before we went to it. The food was subpar at best and over priced. The server Daniel was the best part as far as customer service. He was very friendly an attentive. Everyone else seemed to hate being there. They are trying to make this place an upscale kinda joint but it will need allot of work to get to that. I personally think they should make it a chill relaxed place with casual food and drinks. It's not a high end hotel so an upscale restaurant seems out out of place.

DR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Ambiance, a tad pricey, but worth it. Would definitely recommend.

NA
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time when I come here. Just too hot in the summertime

DU
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Grace the hostess was rude and pretty much ruined my partners evening with her poor attitude. We were approved to sit at a couch. We waited for it to be cleaned for ten minutes and another male bus boy staff said it was fine to sit there. We sat down and were told by a third staff only a party of four can sit down. I told her of the approval then we talked again to the hostess who said she did not approve it, even when she did. We told her this was un coordinated and she gave a sarcastic response back. We saw this same conflict over seating to another couple over regular tables. The sushi was good. The entrees were bad quality. Will not be back.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant's view of the NYC was amazing. However, we ordered the Tomahawk steak for 2 which was displayed on this weird elevated metal rack that took over all the space on the table and left no place for a plate or sides. A huge suggestion to the chef is if you're going to serve a steak that's supposed to be comparable to a major high end steakhouse then you definitely don't serve it with FRENCH FRIES! Super disappointing. Also, our fries did not come until well after we finished the steak. Also, the steak was room temperature, not hot at all.

HM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is fantastic. But the food is overpriced. Try to check in Groupon before stepping in. they have a lot of deals

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress was Juliana it was me and my girlfriends first time so we were very indecisive about the menu and Julianna was very patient with us. The food was quick and delicious. Definitely will come back.

The reviews below were submitted before August 1st 2019, when this restaurant changed management.
KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

hostess were rude, plenty of open tables and i got seated in the crappiest one near the corner , Asked to get reseated and hostess put up a fight , made reservations a week prior and was told the tables were for someone else , B.S service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband birthday we went to dinner. The food was Awesome

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the dope experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The drinks were the main thing that wasn’t up to snuff. Took too long and were not mixed well. A cosmo is not that hard to make.

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

On the reservations I was very clear that I wanted a table with a nice view and I wanted dessert with the staff to sing happy birthday.. I didn’t receive any of those thing!!! The birthday was totally ruined. Never going back again

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was terrible. Service staff didn’t understand English or pretended well. Uncertain which one since we live in such a diverse city. If your first and only language is English, you’ll have a difficult time waving down a service person, and ordering additional drinks. There should be a rule, a party of 2 or more, the main dish should never come out one at a time leaving part of the party without a dish for a good amount of time. I walked to the bar to request a monitor since we ordered one fifteen minutes prior, bartender barely understood English and waved me away like a fly then said, “Over there you go order not bar.” I’d suggest skipping a Friday reservation. This made my dining experience half of a star, not a full star. I’ve been to Penthouse 808 on several occasions different day and didn’t have this issue. In the future, I will not attempt to make reservations for a Friday night.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. She was in awe of how beautiful the view was and how professional the staff were. The food came so quickly and was to die for--especially the rock shrimp small appetizer. Since I had told the hostess that it was my girlfriends birthday for dessert they came out with sparklers and a delicious and rich chocolate cake with one scoop of ice cream. Definitely a place to come back to!!

PB
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The DJ was such a rude person and played the dead music may be the worst songs imaginable

ED
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

It was communicated that the temperature was going to be really hot, I feel 808 should have added more cooling fans or closed the area and turn on the AC

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ottimo sushi e vista stupenda, se siete a NY dovete provarlo! Prezzi nella media di Manhattan

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SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a little confusing to get in. It would be great if they had a sign to let guests know that the security guards come down every 20 minutes. We had the seafood boil. My wife is southern and she says it's the best boil she's had in NYC. My wife ordered a vodka mule but it came out really lemon flavored. So, she took it back and they replaced it without lemon and with lime. The waiters took care with asking about our needs. They even upgraded our desert for no charge. It does get fairly loud in there due to the DJ so if you want to eat and talk comfortably it can be a challenge. Good quality food at a reasonable price. Great service.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

food was okay, small portions! Place was nice!

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Crazy loud. Literally have to scream for your dinner date to hear you. Seems they don’t know if they are a dining spot or raging night club. Two very different types of music blasting fro each corner of the “restaurant”. Tried to give us someone else’s drinks. Then again by bringing the wrong food. Then brought out my food before her food. Then tried to not honor a groupon for 30$ off. I used to love this place a year ago. Wow have the mighty have fallen. 100% certain I’ll never go again and warn my friends who used to go to not waste their time. The food was decent. 1/10 rating.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

the food is disgusting and overpriced for the poor quality. the service is unacceptable for such a well rated place this this. I will not recommend this place for service or food, but it has a beautiful view of the city which is the only satisfaction.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down this a gorgeous place to go, the ambience is amazing and the drinks and food is delicious although it’s a bit pricy.. but staff and all besides price wise is great. Deff recommend

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall it was pretty nice, breathtaking view good staff and food was decent I'd definitely recommend this restaurant.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service needs to be improved in this establishment.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

It’s hard to get your servers attention after you’ve been served they don’t pay too much attention to anything but your order

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