Rooftop Escapism

Discover our favourite rooftop spots to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

Serra by Birreria

A seasonal rooftop restaurant located on the 14th floor of Eataly in the Flatiron district. Meaning “greenhouse” in Italian, Serra changes with the seasons. Step into the Italian countryside at their new "flowering greenhouse" pop-up on the roof - resplendent with blossoming flowers; a mix between real, preserved, and paper-to create a floral wonderland. The down to earth menu - inspired by the Italian countryside, features rustic spring-infused dishes (served family-style) such as basil pesto-topped gnocchi, broccoli rabe burrata, and the "celebratory" porchetta. Served alongside an extensive Spritz cocktail menu and an all natural wine list. Pictured. 

Gitano Garden of Love

A dramatic pop-up restaurant and mezcal bar set in a 23,000 square feet lush tropical garden in the heart of SoHo with a back drop of the Freedom Tower and downtown NYC skyline. The seasonal pop-up hailing from Tulum - Gitano Garden of Love serves herbaceous, Mexican and Mayan inspired plates and cocktails in a tropical urban paradise with 30-ft. tall palm trees a reflecting pool, meditation labyrinth and urban farm. Dine on contemporary Mexican cuisine with seasonal local ingredients cooked in a wood burning oven and open fire grill. The menu features ceviches and tacos - overseen by Gitano Tulum's executive chef Yvan Lemoine - such as sea urchin ceviche, soft shell crab taco, and tiger milk prawn with coconut glaze ceviche.

Gallow Green

Perched atop The McKittrick Hotel (which is not really a hotel, but formerly the 1990s nightclub Bed) has long played host to Sleep No More, the immersive adaptation of Macbeth, and if you wanted to continue the theatrics, or just have a really great drink is a gorgeous setting, you headed upstairs to rooftop bar Gallow Green. The bewitching outdoor bar boasts gorgeous decor, with vintage train tracks and boxcars, lush greenery, live jazz music and, like the sprawling Sleep No More set that lives below, an ethereal, haunting old-world ambiance. The terrace - named after the Scottish field where accused witches were hanged - and is the setting for Punchdrunk's immersive theatre. Wisteria climbs up trellises, creating green tunnels leading to rustic tables and an antique railcar. Feast on tuna crudo or an artisanal cheese board, and pair it with one of their seasonal cocktails.

Cantor Roof Garden Bar

It’s not a traditional rooftop bar, but the Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a dreamy spot overlooking Central Park. It’s also home to an art installation that changes annually. As one of Manhattan’s most enticing outdoor spot it's the perfect place to take in the majestic and panoramic views of Central Park and the surrounding skyline -  enjoyed with wine, cocktails, and light bites. 

Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds is NYC's only vineyard and the world's only rooftop vineyard. It's located in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard and features a wine bar, picinic area, hammocks and a jaw-dropping view of the Manhattan skyline. Wind-down hammock hours with a glass of wine in hand or take in a game of Cornhole. The rooftop also hosts regular sunrise yoga sessions and evening film nights.

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