We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Local West

$$ - $$$American, ,
1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City, NY 10119
+1 212-629-7070
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
May 11, 2018
“Meh. Fine but not special”
Oct 14, 2018
“Great place to people watch from their rooftop bar”
Open Now
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City, NY 10119
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (63)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Had a business meeting here in the late afternoon. The rooftop bar offered a great place to sit and watch the hustle and bustle around Madison Square Garden and Pennsylvania Station. The service was a bit slow at times.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Food is lousy and staff is rude.... at best. Come before a game just for drinks and don't expect too much.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NatR69
Reviewed August 9, 2018

First off..you HAVE to present a credit card before they even take your order. I have never in all my years of travel known of an establishment to do this. We eventually got the waitresses attention..she was completely unengaging. I asked her 'w hats good'...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bluefox9er
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick drink after touring Madison Square Garden. We got drinks which were fine. Beer selection was good. Just ok all around.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed February 24, 2018

I arrived in the Penn Station neighborhood a couple hours before my train dragging my large suitcase in the rain. I planned to go somewhere else in the area but given the weather I looked for a spot closer to the station. When I entered...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Eheathw
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Was early for the Ranger game last night so I decided to try this place since it is so close to MSG and has an outside area on the roof. We walked up to the outside bar/dining area and it was starting to get full...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank cbaldino1014
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Went here to watch a game before a concert at MSG. The place was dead (maybe 10 or so people downstairs) so we figured it wouldn’t be an issue getting our game on one of the multiple TV’s. We must have nicely asked 5 different...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jen M
Reviewed November 11, 2017

I went to the Knick Game last week and stopped in to Local West for some drinks. The elevated, outdoor bar was a fun place to relax and watch the hustle and bustle on the streets below.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The menu was extremely limited as they only have burgers and no beers on tap upstairs. They also ask to hold your credit card when ordering anything but water. Good view of Madison square gardens but not good for anything else but drinks.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank etreviewseverything
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Wow - I've been to some shocking bars in my life but this one is up there as the very worst ever. Appalling choice of watered down bottled beer at stupid high prices. There are dead pigeons sat just feet away. The staff are miserable...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Ericleking
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 paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
Nearby HotelsSee all 494 hotels in New York City
The New Yorker a Wyndham Hotel
13,500 reviews
.07 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Penn Station
1,684 reviews
.09 miles away
A Hospitality Company, Inc.
5 reviews
.12 miles away
Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown
2,429 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Five Guys
265 reviews
.09 miles away
Famous Famiglia Pizzeria
511 reviews
.07 miles away
Chipotle Mexican Grill
875 reviews
.08 miles away
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
98 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Madison Square Garden
8,447 reviews
.07 miles away
James A. Farley Post Office
95 reviews
.07 miles away
Penn Station
1,443 reviews
.07 miles away
Tir Na Nog
25 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Local West staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City, NY 10119
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-629-7070
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing