Life Rooftop Atop Le Meridien NYC is a perfect new hangout spot not just for delicious, instagram friendly cocktails but also for alluring views of Central Park. We happened to visit during sunset and it was a perfect time to take in the beauty of an almost Summer season ahead of us. We enjoyed cocktails and an array of culinary delights from Executive Chef Anastacia Song’s.
New York native Anastacia Song has worked in the hospitality industry for the better part of her adult life. She began her career bartending before learning from Chef Harold Moore at Commerce. Few years later she went on to become Executive Chef for LDV Hospitality’s American Cut in 2018 where over the next two years, she found her two true loves: leadership and a great steak.
In 2021, Chef Song was hired by Disruptive Restaurant Group led by visionary Sam Nazarian. She leads the kitchen at Kumi at Le Meridien where she harmonized modern Japanese and Korean American cuisines all in one unforgettable ballad to both cultures.
Now she’ll bring new small plate creations to Life Rooftop NYC. Snacks include marinated olives with fresh herbs, garlic, chili and an orange peel, a hummus plate, and a charcuterie board with Chef’s selection of assorted cured meats and cheeses along with fig jam and honeycomb. The menu also includes pub pretzels, pastry pups with everything bagel spice, beef sliders, shoestring fries, Cajun spice wings and vegetable spring rolls with plum sauce.
Life Rooftop ‘s extensive bar menu features craft cocktails cultivated by their skilled bartenders in addition to a selection of beers and wines as well as bottle service with various options available. Craft cocktails include the Rita Hayworth with Pineapple & Sage Infused Tequila, Honey, Yellow Chartreuse, a Spicy Paloma with Jalapeño Infused Tequila, Grapefruit and Lime, the Seersucker made with Rum, Fresh Strawberry, Lemon and Cinnamon, and the Tropical Nymph with Vodka, Blue Curacao, Pineapple, Mango and Orgeat. Beers include an option of lagers, Allagash white, Merman, Seaquench Ale, Truly seltzers and No. 139 Dry Rosé cider. Prosecco, champagne, pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, rosé, pinot noir, malbec and cabernet sauvignon are also on the menu to be able to toast the season with.
Life Rooftop NYC was designed to be the ultimate escape above it all, where you can relax, unwind and enjoy your day outdoors rain or shine.
Find out more here or check out some mocktail recipes