1535 Broadway 47th & 48th Floors of the New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.758328 -73.985457
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Editorial Review – New American fare anchors diners stomachs as they spin in New York's only revolving restaurnat.
HORRIBLE PLACE/PEOPLE/SERVICE/FOOD – I came here with my professors and classmates to have the buffet/champagne brunch. They charged us for our drinks which were HORRIBLE they REFUSED to take them back. We didn't drink them and refused to pay because for one, they were supposed to be included, secondly even if say they weren't , the waitress didn't tell us it would be extra, and please tell me, what resteraunt doesn't take back drinks if they are bad? I mean for gods sake APPLEBEES takes the drinks back. FOR $70 DOLLARS EACH FOR BAD FOOD THEY TREATED US WITH SO MUCH DISRESPECT. ALLTOGETHER THEY GOT $4500 DOLLARS FOR OUR BAD MEALS AND REFUSED TO TAKE 5 DRINKS BACK. THE WAITERS ARE MEAN AND ARROGANT AND GIVE THEMSELVES 20% TIPS AUTOMATICALLY. THE 5 DRINKS WE GOT CAME TO $67 DOLLARS! FOR CHEAP CHAMPAGNE AND GROCERY STORE CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE. NEVER GO HERE IT'S A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME.
Nice Experience – We enjoyed our visit to The View. It was nice to be in the room as it rotates so you can see the city. It moves so slow you don't even notice after awhile. I didn't know about the Prix Fixe of $69.95, but I could have checked out the website before hand. The food was good (I had steak, my husband and chicken) and the portions were small so you can actually finish everything including dessert. Our waiter was nice and treated us well. My only 3 gripes with this restaurant would be the mandatory coat check (or you will be charged $7.00 in the restaurant), they do not do substitutions (so if you don't like something that's to bad, but you can BUY something you do like for another $8.00) and the fact that we had 2 of their special drinks (which were good but not worth want they charge for them) and they cost about $20.00 a piece. When all was said and done our bill with tip was $231.00 for 2 people. Although we spent more than I think everything was worth the experience was nice. Just know the prices going in.
bad bad service and worse food – We were waiting a very good restaurant however we were shocked because other than the view, there was nothing to dine there for. The food was bad(the portions were small and a medium steak came like a rock on a plate), the service was horrible. The waiter was very arrogant and he used me as being a non native english speaker and spoke very fastly and gave 25% tip to himself. I would not recommend this place if you have already been to top of the rock and empire state building.
Mediocre at best – We were seated promptly (we had reservations) but I did notice that the dress code was not enforced at all. One gentleman had a t-shirt with a profanity on the back. Wear what you will on the street, but if the dress code says "no t-shirts" then no t-shirts should be the rule.
The food was mediocre and over priced. The duck was tough and the portions were tiny. I left hungry. To add insult to injury, the menu is prix-fixe which means that they bundle together the courses for a single price... unless of course you order certain items that are extra like the foie gras . We ordered the shrimp cocktail as our appetizer - 2 shrimps in a cocktail. The molten chocolate cake was mushy chocolate cake.
Our 9 year old daughter was stuck buying either mac 'n cheese, chicken or a 5 course meal. Even when we complained to management about her not being able to order a separate shrimp cocktail, we were treated as if it was a privilege for us to eat there at all and that you can't just order an appetizer - "its just the way we do things here."
The "view" was about 1/2 view and 1/2 office buildings. If you're even slightly affected by motion sickness, you may want to re-think this too. The turning of the restaurant does tend to add a queeziness factor.
If you want to spend $100 per person on food, go to a restaurant that has $100 per plate food. This isn't it. If you want a view of the city, go to the top of the Empire State Building.
Let the helicopter provide the view – For two people, after ordering two side dishes and 1 glass of wine, it was $240. The steak was tasty and the duck dish was nothing to get excited about. The view at night was OK but I would submit it is first all about the food. Go to Carmine's Midtown (1 block away) and spend $50 and then take a helicopter ride for $118/person to get the view. The side dishes are extra but should be included for the price ($70/person per entree ) . In terms of the 'view' it depends on your experience, if you never been on a spinning restaurant then consider The View.
Awesome View, Have a Cocktail Only – I visited this place recently to have drinks with my boyfriend after a show. There was a line to be seated, but we got a window seat pretty quickly. The view is great and it can be romantic/special. Drink prices are outrageous (way overpriced); however you are in a very touristy restaurant and venue so beware. We didn't eat so I can't speak for the food, but I would not recommend eating here. There are better places to dine at.
The View is spectacular.
Sunday Brunch – The view is incredible! The food is very good. This is a must if you've never been here! We did not have reservation for Sunday brunch, but we only had to wait about 10 minutes. The staff is courteous and attentive. I'm looking forward to eating here again!
Good view of New York – My wife, step-daughter and I live in Scotland and we were on holiday last week in New York. We visited this bar on a Monday night around 6.30pm for a few hours. The lounge was quite busy and top heavy with tourists.
I only had drinks here. My wife and step-daughter had the dessert/cheese buffet which they claimed was borderline acceptable. The cocktails were weaker and sweeter than all of the others that we had during our trip to New York.
The table service was good. However there was an automatic service charge added to our bill (we were only a party of three), which is always annoying. In my case it usually means that the service charge is lower than the tip I would normally have given if the service was OK.
Quite obviously this is a tourist trap. However it is fairly novel with the revolving lounge that offers good views of New York.
Wonderful Experience! – We had a wonderful 25th anniversary dinner at The View! The food was great- elegantly presented and cooked to perfection. We had the NY Tasting dinner which consisted of an appetizer, pasta, entree, cheeses, and dessert, each paired with a different wine for $95 per person. The view was amazing and the staff was just wonderful. Very pleasant and very professional. They even brought us flowers for our table. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone who wants an upscale, unique, dining experience.
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