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The 10 Best Rooftops to Visit in the Tri-State Area

by Sabrina Browne
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Enjoy the fall season in style with a trip to one of the trendiest rooftops in Hudson County and the best locations across New York City. Many rooftops with terraces and restaurants high above the streets are still welcoming guests, including Marcus at NoHu Rooftop in Weehawken and Rooftop at Exchange Place in Jersey City. Not all of our favorite rooftops close in the summer, and this new roundup gives HG readers some of the best spots to sip fall cocktails and seasonal beers while enjoying New York’s skyline.

Disclaimer: In light of COVID-19, please review federal, state, and local guidance. Please also check with rooftops before visiting to confirm they are open and operating with safety precautions.

City Bistro | 56 14th Street, Hoboken

City Bistro

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Hoboken’s premiere rooftop is an excellent location to come together and enjoy the new fall season. City Bistro’s multi-level restaurant includes opportunities to dine outdoors or indoors, and the opportunity to take in the city views from their gorgeous roof. Whether the moment calls for a Vodka Martini or Moscow Mule, classic Bloody Mary, or Saturday Screwdriver, City Bistro’s rooftop is a go-to destination for a fall weekend brunch, dinner, and everything in between. Visit the rooftop on Instagram or Facebook to book a reservation.

Marcus at NoHu Rooftop | 550 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken

Marcus at NoHu Rooftop

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For an elevated dining experience and impeccable skyline views, Marcus at NoHu Rooftop is just the spot. Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson has teamed up with Port Imperial’s EnVue Hotel to create seasonal menus for the rooftop bar and restaurant. From the ‘Baller Paella’ with grilled shrimp and mussels to the ‘All About The Bird’ fried chicken and cornbread combo, the menu will expand diners’ palates. The crafted cocktails are packed with fall flavors, such as the Brownstoner, served with nutmeg-infused bourbon, cherry heering, and elderflower liquor. Visit Marcus at NoHu’s Facebook or Instagram to get the latest information.

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Rooftop at Exchange Place | 1 Exchange Place, Jersey City

Rooftop at Exchange Place

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Rooftop at Exchange Place or ‘Rooftop XP’ as the locals say, is a go-to place to get 360°- views of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, and beyond. The multi-level rooftop has seating for every occasion and a custom fire pit installation to keep guests warm during chilly fall nights. One floor below is the indoor area known as The Terrace, which is a fun way to start the night with flavorful cocktails, a self-playing piano, and live entertainment on select weekends. Check out the rooftop’s Instagram or Facebook page for the latest information.

Electric Lemon | 33 Hudson Yards, NY

Electric Lemon 

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Located on the 24th floor of The Equinox Hotel, Electric Lemon delivers an unparalleled experience that is one-of-a-kind in New York City. The Hudson Yards rooftop opened in 2019 and has quickly emerged as a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. Step off the elevator to be greeted by Electric Lemon’s sleek, expansive dining room and modern high-top bar with views of the city available from every corner. The rooftop terrace boasts undisputed views of Hudson Yards with a sleek, black reflecting pool, stunning architectural design, and a creative and tasty farm-to-table menu. The rooftop’s Facebook and Instagram pages will have the latest information.

A.R.T NoMad | 11 East 31st Street, NY

arlo nomad rooftop bar ny

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For panoramic city views and creative cocktails, A.R.T. NoMad is the place to go. The lounge atmosphere offers breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and the New York City skyline while serving up some appetizing Middle Eastern-inspired snacks. Located 31 stories in the sky at the Arlo Hotel, A.R.T. NoMad will leave patrons with Insta-worthy content and an unforgettable experience in the heart of Midtown. Visit the rooftop’s Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest information. 

Queensyard |20 Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards, NYC

Queensyard

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Anglophiles and royal-watchers alike will find plenty to enjoy at this indoor rooftop restaurant filled with all things British. Located in full view of the Grand Plaza at Hudson Yards, Queensyard’sfloor-to-ceiling glass walls offer an unparalleled view of the Vessel sculpture and scenic Hudson River. Queensyard is a great choice for those fall evenings to enjoy a stunning view but doesn’t want the cold or wet weather to ruin the plans. Visit the indoor rooftop on Instagram or Facebook to get the latest information.

JIMMY | 15 Thompson Street, SoHo, NY

JIMMY rooftop

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The newly reimagined JIMMY rooftop has cemented its place as one of New York City’s must-see destinations and has become a top Instagrammable location. Type in the JIMMY on the Instagram search bar, and the results will be filled with images of sleek architectural design, the latest NYFW trends, and the ultimate cocktails. JIMMY offers panoramic views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River, and the bridges spanning the East River. There are both indoor and outdoor spaces, so no matter the weather there’s plenty to enjoy. The rooftop’s Facebook and Instagram pages will have the latest information.

RH Rooftop | 9 9th Avenue, Meatpacking District, NY

Don’t be dismayed by the lack of results appearing in a social media search for the RH Rooftop. Instead, RH Rooftop has cultivated an influential following through word-of-mouth buzz and curated experiences that keep guests, including celebrities, coming back every time. Located in the iconic Meatpacking District, RH Rooftop combines luxury and lush greenery to immerse guests in a one-of-a-kind experience in the city. The menu is packed with contemporary dishes to excite the palate and a curated selection of international wines for an unforgettable meal. Check out the website for the latest information and how to secure a reservation.

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Upstairs at The Kimberly | 145 E 50th Street, NY

Upstairs at The Kimberly

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In the heart of Midtown Manhattan, guests will discover Upstairs at The Kimberly located 30 stories above the street. The Kimberly Hotel’s rooftop offers artisanal cocktails and small plates for guests to enjoy while seated in front of the iconic Chrysler Building. The impeccably decorated space is climate-controlled and is enclosed in a retractable glass roof, so even a wet or dreary day will still sparkle. Hotel guests can enjoy a tempting breakfast buffet daily or a la carte brunch menu offered on Saturday and Sunday in the airy space. Visit the rooftop’s Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Glass Ceiling Nomad | 1204 Broadway, NY

Glass Ceiling Nomad

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The saying goes, life’s better at the beach. But in this case, the jungle will do. The Glass Ceiling Nomad is a botanical oasis with greenhouse vibes, tropically colored designs, and rattan-accented furniture. A visit here truly feels like a mini-vacation. During the day, the space is set up for communal coworking and changes gears in the evening into a lounge and event space. The rooftop includes indoor and outdoor seating with stunning views of the Empire State Building to score a show-stopping shot for Instagram. There is a flavorful menu of delicious bites and inventive cocktails for patrons to enjoy. The rooftop’s Instagram page will have the latest information. 

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