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Six Spectacular NYC Rooftops to Visit This Spring

The Sentry

Rooftop season is officially here and with quick vaccine roll out the time has finally come to enjoy warmer weather. Here are six rooftops we recommend:

Ampia Rooftop

Ampia Rooftop Courtesy of Travis Keyes
Ampia Rooftop Courtesy of Travis Keyes

Is a modern Mediterranean inspired bi-level venue with classic Italian dishes, providing a much needed escape from the chaotic city below. With gorgeous floral decor draped across this expansive FiDi rooftop and a stunning art mural by OGMillie, guests are instantly transported to an oasis where you can expect an extensive array of cocktails and a delicious menu filled with authentic Italian cuisine. Guests have the option to dine in greenhouses in the sky, individual colorful villages or in open air. This expansive rooftop is open Monday – Friday from 4pm – 11pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12pm – 11pm. 

Fornino

Fornino
Fornino

Has their seasonal rooftop and restaurant open at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park for diners to take in summer sunsets with wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches and drinks of all kinds. The rooftop is open weather permitting Wednesday – Thursday from 4pm – 9pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12pm – 8pm.

Haven Rooftop

Haven Rooftop
Haven Rooftop

Above the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown is a perennial favorite. Haven offers delicious food including sliders, tuna tartare, and Buffalo wings, Branzino and Steak Au Poivre with peppercorn sauce. Pair that with a Cloudtini or summer sangria for a truly elevated experience. Haven is open Monday – Friday beginning at 3pm, with Happy Hour from 3pm – 6pm and on weekends beginning at 11:30am for weekend bottomless brunch.

Sushi Lab Rooftop

Sushi Lab Rooftop
Sushi Lab Rooftop

At The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown offers guests a creative spin on traditional sushi from Executive Chef Frankie Chen in a gorgeous leaf-filled, canopied rooftop setting. The restaurant features Japanese small plates, along with creative Nigiri, Sashimi and Maki sushi. Of course the star of the show is their omakase experience, utilizing only the freshest ingredients. Sushi Lab Rooftop is open seven days a week, Monday from 5pm – 10pm and Tuesday – Sunday from 12pm – 10pm.

Ainslie

Ainslie Heated Rooftop
Ainslie Heated Rooftop

In Williamsburg has a rooftop escape for up to 25 guests to enjoy in addition to their biergarten and sidewalk seating. Ainslie’s Executive Chef John DeLucie and lead pizzaiolo Erasmo ‘Mino’ Lassandro offer a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free-range chicken, NY Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon and Wood Fired Rosemary Wings.  The restaurant, wine bar and beer garden also has an extensive alcoholic beverage menu. They also have an All You Can Drink Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm. Ainslie is open Monday – Thursday from 5pm – 11pm, Friday 4pm – 11pm, and Saturday – Sunday 11am – 11pm. 


The Sentry

The Sentry
The Sentry

Is the rooftop you’ll need a connection to get into, atop the iconic American Copper Buildings (626 1st Ave.). This amenity driven private social club made for those who move, make, create and shake things up a bit is accepting applications this year. The private rooftop will be opened in May for the summer season and originally opened in 2019and even hosted poolside musical performances by Fat Joe and Naughty by Nature.

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