“Don't come here for the drinks come for the view and the beautiful women.”
“:) Not the best bar, not the worst.”
“The food is actually pretty good, the chef has a great imagination and experience, especially with southern-asian cuisine.”
“If you get in you will have a blast, very diverse crowd and nice poeple.”
“Great view, nicely designed and big place but no music”
“The place is very nice but until the service improves I will never return.”
“My best friend's birthday party was there, after being required to spend $1000 in full bottle service, and they didn't let a member of the celebratory group in because of his khaki long shorts (not with sneakers or flip flops either).”
“expensive, tasteless food, rioting, cheesy decor.”
“The long lines are ridiculous!”
2 words, bottle. service. If you are from NY, and know how to have an amazing time, it wouldn't even be a question. Some save it for a special occasion, but if you're like me, every chance I get out is a special occasion. Bottle service for 6 people is about 300 bucks. Thats $50 a person. Why would I go somewhere and pay 30 cover and have 2 drinks? I had my own table on the ROOF, yes the rooftop with the amazing view. and HELLO! No line. 1 bottle was enough for my and my girls with the addition of ordering off of the bar menu. The wontons, are ADDICTIVE. My server, i think her name was Laura was as great as she could be with the other couple hundred people there that night. Oh, and the sparkler that came with the bottle, made my night out even more special :)
My company had a happy hour there
tonite. It was very contemporary and the fact that they had red robes for you if you became chilly was a nice bonus. The drinks were the standard price for NYC.
The views were incredible which is actually why you would go. This place is definitely worth your while.
Gorgeous view and bar. Came here on a Wednesday night. Lots of after work people - I'll give it another try as I'm hopeful I can find a night when it's quieter so I can enjoy the atmosphere as I feel it was intended by the designers.
5 stars for the view, size, beautiful people.
Cool place that's for sure!.
I got right in.... no cover. Drinks are kind of pricey...but it is NYC. I was drinking champagne and I think they cost $14 a glass. We probably had 20 drinks sent to us by men, if not more. Also, I am not a model, actress or anyone special and I do not think I am attractive, but whenever I go to NYC the men treat me like a Queen. I am thinking I need to move to NY!! HA! The men are very, very generous here. I think the men in NYC are just a better class than they are in DC.
Huge mix of people from all over the world and different ages. The funniest man up there was a guy named Henry apparently everyone knows who he is and comes by every night! He makes his own clothes how cool is that! He was wearing this very colorful outfit it was outrageously cool.
Met some guys from Spain and the the guys from Spain are hot!
The view is the number 1 factor here. The crowd number 2, size number 3, no cover number 4 , red robes are you kidding me red robes!
Wow is all I can SAY.
First of all, I never write reviews of places I go. Some places are better than others but I don't need to take the time. I actually signed up for a Citysearch account and am writing my first review ever because of last night.
I went over to 230 fifth to meet a group of friends there on Saturday night. I had heard about the rooftop bar and was looking forward to it.
When I got there I saw a line of about 50 people and asked the doorman how long the wait was and that I was meeting a group already up there. He said, without making eye contact, "First come, first serve, I need you to go to the back of the line." So, ok, I waited in the line for like two minutes the line moves fast!
They just make you wait until people leave and then allow more people in. and they have plenty of elevators unlike other rooftops i have been to that looks like an underground basement entrance. This entrance can be confusing as well looks like an office building
When I arrived to the inside floor i wasn't that impressed but walked up the stairs to the rooftop and i was shocked how amazing it really was. I could not stop thinking about when my friends visit they would totally love it.
1. Palm trees on a rooftop in manhattan.
2. Red robes!
3. many many flowers
4. The crazy view, i mean i have never seen a view like this.
music was ok but atleast wasn't loud that you can't have conversations.
food looked good didn't try it.
but i would def come back.
Second times a charm.
After having had a bad experience my first time at 230 fifth, I have to say that the customer service here was top notch the second time I went. The managers clearly want their patrons to have a good time at their venue. This was made very apparent to me by how nicely all staff treated my friends and I when I returned here this past Saturday night.
Any place that cares as much as thsi rooftop about pleasing their customers is worth a visit.
It is definitely a fun place for a birthday party (if your friends are into a busy scene on the weekend!)! My waitress a) had the biggest boobs I'd ever seen and b) was one of the nicest people I've ever met. She was extremely helpful with my party, constantly checking in to see if we needed another bottle, more chasers, more ice, more anything more smiles. At some point, I half expected her to offer up her body to me (jk!).I would be lying if I said I didn't have an amazing time here this past weekend!
espresing my love for 230.
I just wanted to write and say how much I love 230 Fifth.
I've been going for about 3 years now and it's my favorite upscale bar/lounge in the city.
I bring all my friends from out-of-town here and even bring my in-town friends here, and they all love it.
This is the list of reasons I love 230 Fifth
No cover- I'm cheap, what can I say? And, I hate paying for cover.
Not overcrowded - Despite not charging for cover, you don't overcrowd the place. Even at the very worst I've seen, there are still plenty of places you can move to to get some space and air.
Great view - so I can bring my out of town friends for the view, but even for myself and in-town friends, the view is just nice to see.
Prices are in-line with standard NY pricing - Despite you guys not charging cover, not overcrowding the place, and being on a rooftop, you guys aren't charging $20 for a drink. Your prices are very in-line with standard NY pricing. Maybe you guys are actually expensive since I'm comparing you to club drink prices, but whatever, you're reasonable to me.
Line is never long - the very longest I've ever waited was 15 minutes in line. I think once on a particularly busy night, you guys stopped letting people in and the rest of the line, including myself, had to go elsewhere unless we wanted bottle service, but that was once in my 3 years of going to 230 Fifth.
Bouncers aren't a##holes - Forget that, your bouncers and security are actually very friendly. I never thought I'd use the words "friendly", let alone "very friendly" in the same sentence as "bouncer". This past Saturday night, there was a fat security guy up on the rooftop, bald, very friendly.
Clientele isn't trashy - I've seen one or two trashier patrons get in, but for the most part, the crowd is "upper middle class" to upscale, which is my kind of crowd.
As I tell my friends, it was like God knew what I wanted in a upscale bar/lounge and created 230 Fifth just for me.
The only way 230 Fifth could be better is more heat lamps during the winter and more fans during the summer for when it just gets really hot.
Anyways, you may not really care, but I brought my flight attendant friends who recently got based in New York to 230 Fifth a few months ago and they just told me when I was hanging out with them on the rooftop level this past Saturday night that they tell every passenger who asks them for recommendations about 230 Fifth.
In conclusion, I can genuinely say that I hope 230 Fifth is around for the long haul.
Where can you meet lots of drunken foreigners looking to hang out with some "real" Americans?
Where can you gaze upon the beauty of Manhattan from the heights of a balcony while being repeatedly approached by various strange guys utilizing the most creative pick-up lines you've ever heard in the most obscure accents you've ever heard? (e.g. **Italian accent** ehhh excuuuuuse me, are you the von (one), who goes e-rrrrrunning, on ze fifth avenue every morning? I like it when ze vomen go running, it makes me want to do ze sexually after) -- verbatim, true story.
Where can you dance while still having the ability to go up to the roof and have a normal, or even interesting, conversation with someone without having to shout? And where can you be provided with complimentary snuggies to cuddle under while you're shmoozing or running away from male predators on the roof?
Where can you go to hang out with your friends and accidentally end up on TV afterward as the target of a pick-up-artist seminar? Why, 230 5th of course.
230 5th is the kind of place you go to when you want a really silly, ridiculous night out on the town. I have never gone to 230 5th without having hysterical tales to tell the following morning, because there's just so much random shiz going down at any given moment. It turns out that 230 5th is one of the leading places to hold pick-up-artist seminars, which explains why many of us get struck with the veritable gems of the pick-up-line world. It's also fairly easy to get into for guys, and the crowd is generally pretty good-looking and fun.
The drinks are overpriced, but the view is phenomenal, and though there are probably many places that beat 230 5th on a whole array of levels, 230 5th gets 5 stars from me for being reliably hilarious every time...and for providing me with the opportunity to accidentally be on TV for two embarrassing seconds.
We had a great experience visiting 230 5th on our recent trip to NYC. It was a Thursday night and there was no cover and no wait for the elevator or to be seated on the rooftop patio. Although it was cold and windy, almost every seat has a personal heat lamp and they provide complimentary red robes with hoods to help keep you warm. The red robes give the patio a unique atmosphere - like sitting in the middle of a cult ceremony.
The view of the empire state building is awesome but you can't see too much else from the roof given the high walls and plants. The patio was full of people - mostly couples and small groups. There didn't seem to be much socializing going on and there is no dance floor. We ordered a couple of drinks and the service wasn't fast but not too slow either.
After hanging out on the roof for a bit, we went down to the lounge to warm up. It was pretty empty but the window tables were marked reserved. We settled down at a table in the middle but still had a great view over the city. No waitresses ever stopped by but we already had a drink so we didn't care.
I definitely recommend checking this place out for drinks and a great view - at least on a week night!
Best Rooftop Bar in NY - Summer is Smoking.
I had a group of around 100 people for the holidays. AccessGotham suggested 230 Fifth for the view, the cool drinks and the status. They didn't even charge to book it and I got free bottle service.
The sun was coming down and everybody had their iPhones out and were shooting HD video. There were so many people who wanted to get in and I just sipped my margarita and waved to the little people.
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