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“Enjoyed a special night”

The View Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #774 of 14,122 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $38 - $84
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The view is great. We had a large group celebrating a special birthday. Cocktails were good. Food was good. This is the kind of restaurant I would visit only for a special event -the cost is pretty high $$$. Enjoyed my visit but probably would not go back.

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Thank wfuvlinda0
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Was worried by the hit and miss reviews on TA but went ahead anyhow. Pleased we did! We were seated at a window which was great. The menu was wide enough to cater for our tastes...we had gnocchi with lobster to start, fillet mignon for main and I had New York cheesecake with strawberries for dessert.

We chose the wine flight and allowed the sommelier to make the choices. He did a great job particularly with the ice wine for the dessert course - simply scrummy.

The fixed price menu is $75 each so, with the wine, two aperitifs and a coffee it came to $320 for two. A lot of money, but without any question, worth it for us as we enjoyed lovely food and wine, served by attentive staff in a spectacular setting. For that special occasion, it lived up to our expectations

Thank Flhrcitwotone
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Lets face it you book this restaurant for the 360 degree revolving glass walled centre of times sq view over the city not for the food.We booked dinner before night fall to get the full vista in both daylight then the night skyscape & it is worth it.To deal with the food it was very good but not amazing,the amazing part was as night fell an electric storm started & forks of lightning zigzagged across the night sky hitting the lightning conductors of all the tall buildings wow .I cant promise you the same experience but the view is still worth a visit

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

For a special occasion, you need to go to The View, especially in the evening. You get a 360 view of NYC, which is spectacular.
Try to get a seat by the window.
The food and service is also top shelf.
It can be pricey so bring some extra cash - but again, its for a special occasion - who cares!!.
Enjoy!!

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stopped over for the view and the fact that it revolves. The view was awesome, as always, but the rest is seriously below par. Did not want to eat as buffets are just not our thing. 1 martini and a bottle of water, including 16$ cover charge (8$ pp) and the auto added 20% gratuity = Total $55. A ripoff and they won't see me ever again.

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Thank RicotheGreat
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