Beekman Tower Hotel, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.753301 -73.966801
Neighborhoods: Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown, Midtown East
Really BAD!!! – If you like the “breathtaking” views over Queens, crowded little tables, very limited choice, extremely overpriced and ridiculously small portions, rude staff and mandatory 18% gratuity, this is the place for you. Very disappointing dining experience!!!
One of the most romantic restaurants in the city – My wife and I had dinner here for our first anniversary and it was stupendous! The view at night is simply amazing; we couldn't take in enough of the cityscape and view of the river. Tables are laid out all around the building and nearly all right against windows overlooking the city, which makes it very intimate. The service was excellent; our waiter, Richard, was very friendly and wasn't pushy at all; he even took our picture with our camera so we could remember our anniversary dinner. Also, the food was amazing; the portion and food quality was very reasonably priced compared to any other restaurant of its calibre. Finally, the entire restaurant/lounge was nearly empty on a Sunday evening, making it a quiet, romantic environmnt. Top of the Tower most definitely deserves to be called one of, if not the most romantic restaurants in NYC!
Good View Not so Elegant – The pictures were deceiving and the decor is non-existant. It looks like they put tables on an old observation deck,they all wobble,I moved twice..The food was good and the service was great. On a Friday Night between 7-9 Pm the place was nearly empty. Overall I was dissapointed and would not put this in the most romantic category.
WORST rendition of fine dining I've ever had! Ruined Valentine's Day! – First and foremost, I've never written a review on any place or anything but this restaurant was so horrible that I felt compelled to share my story with the rest of it's potential victims. I was travelling to NY from CA specifically to spend Valentine's Day in NYC and wanted to make the experience perfect! This restaurant was named one of the "most romantic" mostly because you can sit window-side over the Hudson and have a view of the Manhattan skyline. I called two months in advance to make a reservation and to request a window seat over the water. "No problem" the man said, he noted it.
We arrived for our reservation at 6pm and to my surprise we were not sat at a window. The restaurant's seating area was nothing more than a crummy patio style area with old tile floors. The menu was prix-fix which should simplify the kitchen's lives and allow food to come out in a timely manner, right? WRONG! We waited 50 minutes for our appetizer to come out and that's only because we asked for a manager.
When the manager came out he said that our appetizer had accidentally gone to someone else. Shouldn't a decent waiter come out and tell you of the delay? We said we were supposed to be seated next to a window and guess what his response was? "YOU'RE SITTING 5 FEET AWAY FROM A WINDOW" Wow! Kudos on the customer service! We told him to bring all of our food out right away because had a Broadway show to catch at 8p. My citrus salmon was cold but we were running too late for me to send it back. The bland fish was served on top of an overcooked, greasy, hash-brown looking piece of potato and served with a pureed pea sauce. Who the hell serves citrus salmon with pureed pea sauce?
The manager came out to bring us each a free drink but who cares? I didn't want a $10 coctail, I wanted to not pay $80 dollars for each meal (plus mandatory 18% gratuity and tax) and the chance to choose my Valentine's Day restaurant all over again! Waste of money! Horrible!
Great night view; food was ok – The view is fantastic at night. The ambience is romantic - we went for our anniversary and enjoyed the candlelight, the live piano music. However the food is OK - nothing great. Service was good - the restuarant was not full. Would reccomend it for the view but not the food.
Great! – The previous post was nothing that I experienced. The food was great, the service was good. I think it's under new management now according to our waiter. He was friendly and helpful in recommending the best things to eat. The view is great and is probably one of the fewer nice places in the City that has a view. I'd love to have a cocktail party at this place to impress my friends! Go check it out!
Nice but not stunning – My girlfriend and I had visited the Top Of The Tower in mid October '05 for drinks. The view of the East River and 1st Ave were nice but not overly stunning. The location is at 49th St. and 1st Ave on the N.E. corner. I mention this because our taxi driver couldn't find it to save his life and became quite belligerent, nearly throwing us out of his cab because HE couldn't find it. The place wasn't overly busy and service was decent.
Awesome for cocktails! – On 4 different Sunday nights I took 4 different dates there for drinks, and every one of them loved the place! Drinks are creative, the lounge is romantic and the views are inspiring. There were barely any people there, which makes it intimate. The terrace is not huge, but there's noone or almost noone there, so it's romantic enough for kissing. Waiters are attentive and courteous, and not annoying. There was no piano music, though (not sure if it's good or bad though). Photos on their website don't really represent the place accurately, but it's still really nice!
Great View / Horrible Food – The view is amazing and having a drink outside before dinner was romantic...
However, being a New Yorker and eating in fine restaurants often this is not worth it. Could have been the worst meal my girlfriend and I have had in a NY restuarant. Go for drinks and the view - ONLY!!! Save the bucks for a better meal elsewhere...
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