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“Nice Restaurant, poor buffet !”

The View Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #819 of 13,822 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $38 - $84
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Region of Murcia, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice Restaurant, poor buffet !”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Visited here on an evening with my husband after hearing about the revolving restaurant and views. Waited in queue on 3rd floor for about half an hour so not too bad then up to 48th for restaurant. The restaurant itself is lovely and we had a lovely table at the window. However, then took ages to order drinks as was quite busy.The buffet itself was surprisingly limited with only three main courses including turkey meatballs, ribs and a vegetarian option. The food was tasty if limited. I would recommend this place but only to have a drink and see the views, as the food is poor value for money. Please also be aware there is an $8 cover charge after 8.00pm regardless of what time you sat down however, the plus to this is the restaurant really quietened down on the night we went at this time. Overall a good way to see New York and a good experience however the buffet is poor.

  • Visited November 2013
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“An experience”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is truly a unique experience. You get to enjoy your food as the restaurant makes its way slowly round in a 360 circle to give you a wonderful view of New York city.

The food was great although I only had the pasta which wasn't that adventurous of me. I would love to go back and try something different.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Stunning,the perfect way to see manhatten”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The anticipation as you ride the lift...the walk to your table...then wow ...the service...the food ...and off course ...the view...an unbelievable experience..expensive but worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Very disappointing”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

The food was appalling! Awful, really. You could say that for this high price you could expect more, but we would not pay for it at all. Even for a cheap dinner this would be really bad. If you are looking for a great view, do not go here. It is ok, but that's it.

  • Visited November 2013
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Mansfield, Texas
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“Outstanding views of NY and great food”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

The View is a rotating restaurant located atop the Marriott in New York. As you eat the view keeps changing until it completes its rotation every hour.

This is an expensive restaurant. The price is $79.00 for dinner and that includes your appetizer, entree and dessert. Add your drinks and you're easily over $100.00. The food here is great, but it's the view that you come for.

I had the chicken dish, and it was very good and cooked just about perfectly.

If you go, bring your checkbook and your camera.

  • Visited November 2013
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