Only a few minutes away from the world-famous Manhattan, Long Island City in New York is a must-visit destination for a perfect getaway. Besides its white-sand beaches, the place is also one of the top 10 wine regions. It also welcomes its travelers with top-rated restaurants featuring fresh local produce and varied seafood, as well as rooftop views of the Manhattan skyline. You can also explore premier golf courses and historic lighthouses within the area — not to mention all the nearby attractions in New York City. Scroll down for the top 10 rooftop restaurants in Long Island City, New York.
1. The Penthouse LIC
When it comes to skyline dining, The Penthouse LIC rocks it. This waterside rooftop restaurant in Long Island is on the top of The Ravel Hotel and has a 9,500-square-foot (882-square-meter) of space with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and Queensboro Bridge. Here, you can try Asian dishes mixed with South American flavors from the dinner prepared by the chef Seth Levine, which includes popular dishes such as spicy double-fried Korean chicken, thinly sliced filet mignon mixed with soy or crispy potatoes. To accompany the meal and the skyline view, you may order cocktails, wine or sake.
The Penthouse LIC
Address: 8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101
Website: The Penthouse LIC
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11:30pm (closed on Mon - Thu, Sun) (Restaurant hours); Fri: 6pm - 1:30am; Sat: 11pm - 3am (closed from Mon - Thu, Sun) (Extended Lounge/Bar)
2. Shipwreck Tavern
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Captain Barrett Bay — famed oceanographer and shipwreck explorer — opened the doors of The Shipwreck Tavern to the public in 1965. Located next door to Bayville Adventure Park, this place is full of hidden treasures from the sea, such as shrimps, lobsters, mussels, crabs, and oysters. There is also a veggie option on the menu with meals such as vegetarian chipotle corn burger topped with salsa and chipotle mayo. There’s also a kid-friendly menu. So, families are more than welcome! When you visit this restaurant, you will feel like being on a ship. There’s an outdoor deck and shipwreck bar with beautiful views of Long Island Sound. The indoor has a unique design with wooden furnishings, a vast collection from sunken vessels under the sea, and aquariums of sharks, eels, and other exotic fishes.
Address: 10 Bayville Ave, Bayville, NY 11709
Website: Shipwreck Tavern
Opening hours: Fri: 6pm - 11pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm; Sun: 2pm - 11pm (closed from Mon - Thu)
3. Caribbean Soul Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
While visiting Long Island or hanging around the city, have a taste of some Caribbean delicacies with seafood dishes, spicy plates, and colorful drinks. All of this is part of an a la carte menu in this one-of-a-kind Caribbean Soul Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge. On the first floor, a chic dining room will welcome you. It’s the ideal place for date nights, birthday parties, or family gatherings. On the second floor, a penthouse-style lounge awaits you with a rooftop area, orange cushions, and brick walls.
Caribbean Soul Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge
Address: 234-04 Merrick Blvd, Rosedale, NY 11422
Opening hours: Mon, Thu: 5pm - 2am; Wed: 5pm - 12am; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 4am; Sat: 2pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 12am
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4. MP Taverna
MP Taverna is just a few steps away from the Metro North Railroad and the Hudson River. The restaurant brings a modern interpretation of Greek cuisine through the hands of the chef Michael Psilakis. There’s so much to order on this restaurant, starting from its appetizers down to its authentic paella and lamb shank. There are also grilled options and signature items on the menu. The dining room still preserves its original beams, and there is a bar with rustic brass chandeliers and a 13-foot (4-meter) ceiling. The rooftop area has a simple view, making it a perfect spot for your relaxation time.
Address: 1 Bridge St, Irvington, NY 10533
Website: MP Taverna
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
5. Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge
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American comfort food with an Asian touch in a zen garden. That’s the definition of what awaits you at Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge. Did you know? The word “kimoto” refers to a careful brewing method used in Japan and also means “who lives beneath the trees”. It’s not by chance the contemporary dining is accompanied by Japanese craft beers, whiskey, and cocktails in an indoor rock garden with Ming Aralias, Jade, Ginseng Ficus Bonsai, and so much green around. This rooftop restaurant also offers breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Barclays Center, and the Hudson River to host your nightlife.
Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge
Address: 216 Duffield St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 3pm - 12am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 12am (closed on Mon)
6. Rooftop 32 at Kasey's Kitchen & Cocktails
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For over 15 years, Rooftop 32 at Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails has been a staple in Long Island. Everybody knows it by the motto, “at Kasey’s, you’re only a stranger once!” The motto entices you to feel at home with the restaurant. Whether for a quick bite, a party or a casual dining experience, you make the most out of your time here. The American-cuisine menu has some specials like Kasey’s signature mac-and-cheese burger with crispy bacon or the watermelon chipotle wings. You can enjoy one or the other while relaxing at Rooftop 32, which has a concept of vacation dining.
Rooftop 32 at Kasey's Kitchen & Cocktails
Address: 23 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 4pm - 3:30am; Thu - Fri: 4pm - 3am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3am (closed on Mon)
7. Fifth Rooftop Bar
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While enjoying your time in Long Island, you can always find good treasures nearby such as 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar. They call themselves the largest outdoor rooftop garden in NYC. Located in the busy and world-famous 5th Avenue, this place is complete with amazing views of the city with large umbrellas to protect the diners during the sunny or rainy days. From appetizers and entrées to vegetarian and meat options, the food will delight all kinds of personal tastes. Whether you are a picky eater or the adventurous type, you should stop by this hotspot rooftop restaurant that is so close to many attractions worth visiting.
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar
Address: 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Website: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 2pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2am
With a modern vibe, a versatile menu, and expertise in Indo-Asian cuisine, Mint is one of the most popular rooftop restaurants in Long Island as well as the New York area. Once you enter this place, one thing that you will notice is the smell of this refreshing, aromatic herb. It’s an important ingredient used in special sauces for some of the restaurant’s dishes. There’s an extensive menu prepared by highly experienced chefs ranging from seafood to chicken and vegetarian dishes. The chefs bring together a mix of Indian, Chinese, Thai, and more cuisines to give you a one-of-a-kind flavor.
Address: 1 Ring Rd W, Garden City, NY 11530
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11:30pm
9. Cantina Rooftop
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Besides the best views of Manhattan skyline, interesting attractions, white-sand beaches, and its classic wineries, Long Island also has a versatile range of options when it comes to culinary flavors. Cantina Rooftop is proof of this with its modern Mexican-dining experience watered by regional beverages like tequila and mezcal cocktails. The ace-in-the-hole is a climate-controlled retractable glass rooftop, which turns this place into a perfect spot for all weather conditions. So, you can enjoy panoramic views of New York City while you try some of their specials like Taco Tuesdays that brings unlimited tacos for 25 USD per person.
Address: 605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
Website: Cantina Rooftop
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm (closed on Sat)
10. Gosman's Topside
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Founded in 1943 by Robert and Mary Gosman, this waterfront rooftop restaurant will make you feel like you’re sailing a boat. Located at the edge of the entrance to Montauk Harbor, Gosman’s Topside is all wood inside with chains as part of the nautical decoration. Meanwhile, the outside has spectacular views in a casual atmosphere. The menu is good for lunch, dinner, and drinks session. Speaking of it, the bar also offers frozen refreshments as its expertise. This restaurant is just the perfect company to relax and enjoy the view!
Address: 484 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
Website: Gosman’s Topside
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)
Enjoy the skyline across the Hudson River with a privileged view
Long Island has everything you need so you can enjoy your vacation here. Attractions here range from harborside villages to white-sand beaches, vineyards and rooftop restaurants with breathtaking views. This list definitely has some dishes that will awake your deepest gastronomic desires. Now there is only one thing you can do: enjoy it!
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