What a versa-tile rooftop! Are you looking the best rooftops in Midtown Manhattan? If so, head over to Versa Rooftop for great bites, signature cocktails and excellent service. This modern and sleek rooftop serves delicious American gastro food. Apart from the main dining room and outdoor patio, there’s also a fun bar with lots of TVs. Think elevated sports bar that we will definitely be checking out during football, basketball or soccer season. We are excited to share our experience at Versa, one of the best rooftops in Midtown Manhattan with you.
Best Rooftops in Midtown Manhattan: Versa Rooftop
Versa Rooftop is located in the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel on 35th Street between 7th and 8th Ave. This neighborhood is the unique juncture of Madison Square Garden meets the Garment District. Versa Rooftop has a spacious indoor restaurant and lounge as well as a retractable rooftop with gorgeous view of the Empire State Building and the Midtown skyline. The spectacular views are just one of the reasons why Versa is one of the best rooftops in Midtown Manhattan.
Versa Rooftop is also part of Backal Hospitality Group, which owns a number of restaurants, rooftops and event spaces in NYC. This rooftop is open from 11:30AM to 9PM on Mondays, 11:30AM to 11PM on Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30AM to 12AM on Friday to Saturday and 11:30AM to 7PM on Saturdays. Brunch is available from 11:30AM to 4PM on the weekends.
Best Rooftops in Midtown Manhattan: What to Order to Drink?
Marg my words, it’s happy hour at Versa Rooftop. We started with a round of cocktails including: Strawberry Margarita, Garden Spritz and the Captain Blue. Our favorite was the Strawberry Margarita. This cocktail brilliantly blends strawberry, jalapeño, tequila, agave nectar and fresh lime juice. It’s spicy and sweet and who doesn’t love that combination. This round of drinks was the perfect way to kick off our meal.
We also ordered a bottle of Folie à Deux Pinot Noir. This rich wine has supple flavors of spicy tobacco, dark cocoa, black licorice and toasty vanilla, and paired nicely with our mains.
Best Rooftops in Midtown Manhattan: What to Order for Dinner?
Kneadless to say, we recommend starting with the White Flatbread. It comes with prosciutto, but we asked for that on the side. This flatbread is all things winter in a flatbread. This appetizer features three of our favorite cheeses: mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and topped with roasted apples, arugula, pomegranates, truffle and honey. This was our favorite dish of the night. Definitely order this dish at one of the best rooftops in Midtown Manhattan.
You want a pita me. We also ordered the Mezze Platter, with pita, hummus, olives and vegetables. The dips were yummy and this app is also easy to share.
I like big buns and I cannot lie. For the mains, we shared the Lamb Burger and the 1/2 Chicken. The chicken was roasted to perfection, but our favorite main was the Lamb. As a bonus, the lamb comes with oregano fries. Yum! Plus, both entrees paired with our Pinot Noir.
Life’s batter with cake. We finished up our meal with a rich, decadent Dark Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream. It was a bite of dessert heaven at one of the best rooftops in Midtown Manhattan.
This year, stop by Versa Rooftop, one of the best rooftops in Midtown Manhattan. This charming rooftop is stylish and sophisticated, but also casual at the same time. We recommend coming here for dinner, happy hour, brunch. Also ladies, if you don’t like sports bars, come here instead and sit by the bar and catch your favorite sports team on TVs. Versa also has a number of private and semi-private rooms, so consider this venue for your next event. You can also check out our Outdoor Dining and Indoor Dining section for more recommendations.
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Wow! I want to try those cocktails. Looks so nice! Yum!
That is absolutely amazing. You really can’t beat Manhattan when it comes to amazing views, food, and vibes.
Wow! This place looks amazing and cool. Plus the food and drinks look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing this with us!
I love the many rooftop bars in New York – and with the Versa rooftop, my personal favorite in this neighborhood awaits you. I highly recommend it.
I would love to visit New York sometimes and try out places like these! We have a few rooftop things in Houston, but nothing like this.
Nnnniiiicccceeeeee….that food; I’d commit a crime for it (hihi)! It’s so lovely even from here. Thanks for sharing about it.
This will come in useful when we next go. It always helps to know which places are good for food and drinks.
Rooftop bars are always a pleasure! Of course, the food and drink matter, but the views are often worth it regardless.
These are great selections! We would love to visit Versa Rooftop. Happy to know that they have private and semi-private rooms. Will definitely consider for our next event.