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“The most fun and best view!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 230 Fifth

230 Fifth
230 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
212 725 4300
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Ranked #1,718 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American, Asian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“The most fun and best view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

One of my favourite discoveries of New York is the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, recommended to us by our friend. This place was amazing! It’s free to get in and then you go up to the top floor where there is this magical rooftop bar with the most breathtaking view of New York city, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. At night when it gets chilly they supply you with the warmest red robes so you can be cozy while enjoying the skyline view and their tasty cocktails and food.

We were so thrilled that our friend decided to join us girls on this night out in NYC, we had so much fun and took about a zillion pictures before going one floor down to the penthouse lounge and proceeded to dance the night away with tequilas to match! Best night hands down! If I am ever in NY again I will for sure be going back to this place!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Cool rooftop bar, amazing view, cocktails not so good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We arrived at about 6.30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening and headed straight for the rooftop bar which was surprisingly empty. You can sit where you like and the place has a really cool vibe. Even though the whole patio is heated, you have the option of wearing a red robe (provided free of charge) for extra warmth!

The view is great and especially spectacular at night, the Empire State Building is so close you can almost touch it!

The service is quite slow, we were seated for over 10 mins before someone came to take our drinks order and then waited another 15 mins for our drinks to arrive. I ordered a raspberry mojito ($15) which was average and my boyfriend ordered a hot apple cider ($12) which was nice and warming in the cold!

We had planned to eat and spend the evening at the bar but decided to leave on finishing our drinks.

A rooftop bar in New York is really unique and I'm pleased we visited for the experience and view, my cocktail was disappointing though and for the price I expected better service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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“Best view in the city!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Great location! Excellent drinks!! Best view around! Excellent place for a drink with a view or a special evening out!

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“Great experience with terrific vieuw!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We went to this place on a friday evening, it was totally not that crowded as we have read.

We had drinks and dinner inside because it was very cold. When we left we have visited the garden rooftop bar (where everyone gets a bath coat) where you can take awesome pictures!!

Dinner, drinks, staff were very nice! I recommend this place to everyone!!

Price was ok; $ 18 for a sea bass dish that was very yummie!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“FOOLED”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

First and foremost, WARNING! if you plan to go on a group DON'T call them for reservations nor go in at the same time... or else you will HAVE to get a table and force to spend $2000 only for FIVE bottles! SO, if you plan to go with a group, just go four by four or couples and don't be obvious you're together. We just tried to have fun and that's what happened to us.... We were forced to get a table and spend that much excluding gratuity!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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