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“Revolving Restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The View Restaurant & Lounge

The View Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #781 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $38 - $84
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 45th Street and Broadway
Transit: N,R to 49th Street, 1,2,3,9 to Times Square and A,C,E to 42nd Street. Buses: M7, M42, M10
Description: Perched atop the hotel, the View Restaurant & Lounge is New York City's only revolving rooftop restaurant. Enjoy a breathtaking 360 view from the heart of the Times Square Theatre District amid an all-encompassing dining experience. The seasonally changing "New American Cuisine" features the best products from artisanal producers including top quality steaks, chops and seafood. Prix-Fixe Dinner. Please join us for Sunday Mimosa Brunch from 10:00am - 1:30pm, $59 per person, including two mimosas for each adult guest. Please note: Reservations can only be made for dining in our restaurant; the lounge is first come; first seated. Thank you! Also contact us directly for details on our all-new Broadway Lounge with panoramic Times Square views, Crossroads American Kitchen & Bar, our elegant Concierge Lounge and our 100,000+ square feet of meeting space.
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Revolving Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

There are better revolving restaurants around the world, but given that it is the only one in New York, worth a visit. The food was good but not really worth the money given that the view is not spectacular, spoiled by the four corners being enclosed.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had the best Sunday brunch here before heading to the airport. The fact that the restaurant is revolving and offers great views would be enough of a reason to check this place out but the food spread was OFF THE CHARTS! They had everything you could ask for and then some. Way to many options to try everything. The mimosas were delicious too. I can't imagine having brunch anywhere else in Time Square on a Sunday.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Troon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went for cocktails at the top and it was amazing... We were on our honeymoon and the staff were great, really nice woman took off the $8 each charge for after 8pm... nice woman.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“A Great Sunday Bruch with Outstanding service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

I took my daughter to brunch at the View last weekend and had a wonderful time. Samir who was our server was AMAZING, he found out my daughter had a birthday and sung to her, he spent time pointing out of all the buildings to her and answering her questions about the city. The View from the restaurant was really unique and because the restaurant spins it was constantly changing. The food at the buffet was good and consisted of your typical brunch hot and cold food with a very big dessert selection. Overall a very good experience and would go back.

Visited August 2013
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“Nothing to get too excited about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

In one word the view at The View Restaurant is average. The idea of a rotating restaurant is great. But when you have so many neighboring buildings blocking your view the idea just falls flat. We've been to two other rotating restaurants, the Space Needle and the Stratosphere. Both have this one beat hands down. But we went for drinks and the service was good and the view from the window side seats was ok. So I guess it's just not worth the effort or expense to get in here.

  • Visited August 2013
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