Can’t make it to Italy this summer? Don’t worry, just head over to the Eataly Flatiron rooftop, where you’ll be transported instantly to a gorgeous Italian greenhouse. This rooftop is one of our summer spots. The Eataly Flatiron rooftop is around the corner from us, and we have written about Eataly more than any other restaurant on the blog. This rooftop updates the food, drinks and decorations each season at their rooftop restaurant, SERRA by Birreria. We are excited to share our latest dining experience at Eataly Flatiron rooftop with you.
The Eataly Flatiron Rooftop
Don’t look back, unless it’s a good view. Eataly has two locations in NYC. Eataly Flatiron and Eataly Downtown. Eataly Flatiron is located near the iconic Flatiron building on 23rrd street. We’ve been to the Eataly Flatiron Rooftop many times and you can take a look at their past beautiful seasonal decorations here. We recommend checking out Eataly each season because it’s one of the best rooftops in NYC.
This season, SERRA is in full bloom with lots of greenery and faux summer flowers. The Eataly Flatiron rooftop is open daily from 11:30AM to 9:30PM. Eataly is the perfect location for a happy hour, NYC rooftop brunch or NYC rooftop dinner.
The Eataly Flatiron Rooftop: What to Order to Drink?
Trust me, I’m a cosmopolologist. We started with a round of refreshing cocktails at the Eataly Flatiron rooftop. The mixologists at Eataly created a robust list of retro drinks inspired by the 80s with an Italian twist. These vibrant summer inspired drinks were delicious. You must try the specialty cocktails at Eataly. You can try Italian flavors without ever leaving NYC. We ordered the Cosmopolita, which is an Italian take on a Cosmo. This drink was our favorite with Vulcanica Vodka, Amara Arancia Rossa, Housemade Pomegranate & Cranberry Reduction, Lime. You’ve never had a Cosmo like this before.
When life gives you lemons, make limoncello. We also tried the Dragon’s Breath. If you like Mezcal or Limoncello, this is the cocktail for you. The spicy elderflower adds additional complexity to this cocktail.
When there’s a wine, there’s a way. We don’t know Italian wines that well, so Eataly is a great spot to brush up on an Italian wine tasting
The Eataly Flatiron Rooftop: What to Order for Dinner?
Mission impastable. We highly recommend the tasting menu at the Eataly Flatiron rooftop. The menu is updated with seasonal fruits and vegetables. We started with the Liuzzi Burrata with grilled bread and two salads: Radicchio e Lattuga and Pinzimonio. The creaminess of the burrata was offset by the raw market vegetables of both salads.
Think about the pasta-bilities. For the mains, we ordered the Carciofi e Pistacchio and the Casarecce Alla Norma. Wow what a presentation in the Carciofi e Pistacchio. Seriously these crispy artichokes were almost too pretty to eat and topped with a pistachio gremolata. The Casarecce Alla Norma was our favorite dish of the night. The roasted eggplant and Mutti tomatoes were a bite of Italian heaven. We added some crushed red pepper, which gave the dish a nice kick.
Stressed is desserts spelled backwards. For dessert, we tried the Crostata de Mele e Albicocca with apricot jam, apples and butter streusel served with fior di latte gelato. This gelato was delicious. We also tried the Mandorla e Amarena, an almond frangipane with pastry cream and Fabbri cherries.
I love Italian food; it’s soulful like French food. Italian food is original and homey; it’s market-driven, but also can be locally sourced.Daniel Boulud