If you’ve got something to say, say it from the rooftops. Rooftop season is here and with vaccination rates up, New Yorkers are spending more time on NYC rooftops. Of course that means heading over to Eataly, one of the best NYC rooftops in 2021. They have two locations in NYC, Eataly Flatiron and Eataly Downtown. Eataly Flatiron is just a short walk from home. They do a fantastic job of changing the food, drinks and decorations each season at their rooftop restaurant, SERRA by Birreria. We are excited to share Eataly Flatiron, one of the best NYC rooftops in 2021.
Where are the Best NYC Rooftops in 2021?
Leave the drama down there. Let’s party up here. Eataly is conveniently located in Flatiron, adjacent to the iconic Flatiron Building. Eataly’s rooftop, SERRA does a fantastic job of changing the decor and menu every season. We’ve been to Eataly Flatiron 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 NYC rooftops in 2021.
This season, SERRA is in full bloom with lots of greenery, faux flowers and pops of coral accents. This NYC rooftop is open daily from 11:30AM to 9:30PM. Eataly is the perfect location for a NYC rooftop happy hour, NYC rooftop brunch or NYC rooftop dinner.
The Best NYC Rooftops in 2021: What to Order to Drink?
Let’s drink about it. We started with a round of cocktails. These spring inspired drinks were colorful and the flavors were spectacular. You must try the specialty cocktails at Eataly, one of the best NYC rooftops in 2021.
We ordered Campi de Lavanda and the Amore on the Beach. Our favorite was the Campi de Lavanda. Try it especially if you like Mezcal. It is a blend of passion fruit, lemon, vanilla and more.
The pink peppercorn and salt rim with celery straw added a special touch to this cocktail. If you are in Flatiron, and just want to grab a quick drink, definitely pop over to Eataly Flatiron.
The Best NYC Rooftops in 2021: What to Order for Dinner?
We highly recommend Eataly’s tasting menu. Every season, Eataly creates a tasting menu with seasonal fruits and vegetables. This season, Eataly was transformed into a blooming Italian countryside greenhouse. Eataly is one of the best Italian restaurants near Flatiron NYC. Make sure to include Eataly in your NYC rooftop rotation this spring.
Art-you-choking-me? We started with the Carciofi and the Insalata di Piselli. Our favorite was the Carciofi, which are seared and poached baby artichokes with pistachio pesto.
The Insalata di Pisello was also quite delicious with sugar snap peas, radish, shaved carrots, watercress and a mustard vinaigrette. This salad was light and refreshing.
We also shared the Cavatelli di Ortiche Con Agnello e Piselli. This lamb ragu is rich and flavorful and topped with pecorino romano. This dish is so good, it’s pre-pasta-rous.
Spring chicken. We also shared Trota e Asparagi and Scaloppine di Pollo. Our favorite was the chicken with shaved fennel, shaved asparagus and mixed greens.
If you like it, then you shoulda put a meringue on it. We finished our meal at one of the best NYC rooftops in 2021 with Meringata. This meringue sphere is served with strawberry sauce and sliced strawberries. It was berry delicious.
I tira miss u. You must order the Tiramisu. This might be the best Tiramisu in New York City with espresso soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cream and cocoa powder. The Tiramisu was a bite of heaven. The presentation was impeccable. It was a circular piece of cake, dusted with cocoa powder and oozing with deliciousness.
New York rooftops are always a good idea. Whether you are local or just visiting, check out the beautiful outdoor dining in NYC. Stop by this flowering greenhouse before it transforms into its Fall edition. You can also check out our Outdoor Dining section for more recommendations on Flatiron restaurants and the best NYC rooftops in 2021.
Italian food is my favorite food. It’s the most sophisticated eating system.Peter Gabriel