New York has some of the best rooftops in the world, made to impress and to have a meal with an impressive view.

Begining tomorrow, the Architectural Digest Home Show is about to bring a huge number of visitors the big apple.

Check out our selection of 5 rooftop restaurants in NYC.

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La Birreria

In a 14th floor La Birreria is a great choice for summer because it serves grilled meats and house made sausages. The restaurant is open during the entire year due to retractable glass roof, with several wood tables and red metal chairs that shines during the summer season. The view is direct to the Empire State Building in a place here you must taste grilled lamb chops with mint salsa verde.

Rooftop Restaurants of Excellence In New York


Alma is a landmark in the New York dining scene. Built from the ground up, handcrafted by the four owners, each of the three floors offers a unique atmosphere. In 2002, Alma opened its doors under the auspice of Chef Gary Jacobson. Carrying on his tradition, Chef Francisco Lopez continues to create sophisticated and memorable cuisine. Guests flock to the roof deck year-round for brunch and dinner. The roof deck is heated in the winter and open air in the summer with unrivaled panoramic views of Manhattan. From the second floor dining room or the deck the sunsets captured at Alma are like no other.

Rooftop Restaurants of Excellence In New York

Ava Lounge

Plant yourself on a mod white banquette in this bi-level penthouse lounge, accented with wood paneling and erotic art, and take in the dizzying views of Times Square. If the vista from the heated rooftop garden doesn’t weaken your knees, cocktails like the Gin & Sin—a potent mix of gin, Chambord, and fresh lemon and lime juices—might.

Rooftop Restaurants of excellence In New York

Penthouse 808

In the 16th floor rooftop of Penthouse 808 in Long Island City, the skyline of Manhattan seems like a dream. This Asian style restaurant and lounge is part of the Long Island City’s Ravel Hotel. The views is to the Queensboro Bridge and where you can enjoy grilled pork spare ribs and delicious sushi rolls.

Rooftop Restaurants of excellence In New York


Top Chef honcho Tom Colicchio has partnered with Sisha Ortuzar (Gramercy Tavern) to open this New American restaurant. Ortuzar is in the kitchen, dispatching dishes like pork chops with an apple–brussels sprout hash, and scallops topped with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms and kale-pear chutney. The ace seats are near the floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide views of the East River (in warmer months, the patio also offers an impressive vista).

Rooftop Restaurants of excellence In New York

So, will you visit ADShow? Don’t forget to discover these rooftops!