This dreamy, overgrown rooftop restaurant and bar just south of Hell’s Kitchen sits atop a warehouse that operates as the McKittrick Hotel for the trailblazing theater performance Sleep No More. In the early evening, the height affords a regal view of gleaming West Side buildings and the cloud-streaked horizon. A floor of pebbles, slate, and trellises woven with flowers and weathered wooden tables recalls an upstate country home left adorably to seed. But as the sun descends over the Hudson, lights encircling small trees and the rafters overhead blink to life. The place is helplessly romantic, but in a way that never feels saccharine (the name of the bar, after all, is borrowed from the famous Scottish field where six 17th-century “witches” were hanged and burned). 530 W 27th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Twenty-four taps pour craft beers at this bi-level gastropub's copper-topped bar. Downstairs you can settle into a dark-leather booth for dinner—the bistro fare includes dishes like grilled grass-fed hanger steak and goat-cheese-and-chorizo fritters—but the magic happens up on the roof at Tavern 29's German beer garden. 47 E 29th St between Madison Ave and Park Ave South
Gazing at the NYC skyline and eating out are two of the greatest pleasures available to New Yorkers; doesn’t the thought of those things just make you feel a little dreamy? Suffice to say, eating alfresco in New York is a one-way ticket to paradise for Gothamites looking for cool things to do on NYC rooftops and great food. Ready to get outdoors? Check out our list of the ten finest rooftop restaurants the city has to offer, then proceed to one of NYC's best rooftop bars.
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