Time Out says
Just across the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City, you’ll find Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel. This indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge offers sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. If you’re looking for cocktails, the bar has you covered. Order signature drinks like the Far Eastside with gin, cucumber, lime and black peppercorn or the Rising Tide with dark rum, spiced rum, caramelized pineapple-raspberry syrup and tiki syrup for one person or a crowd ($14 cocktail, $68 pitcher). Coming through with a crew? Penthouse 808 also offers two drinks—a rum punch with coconut milk and banana-blackberry syrup and fruity vodka concoction—in one- or two-gallon tiki heads ($75 for one gallon, $120 for two gallons). The restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine like salmon tartare tacos ($17), a crispy duck, watermelon and cashew salad ($15), Hawaiian skirt steak ($29) and a sticky glazed pork belly rib ($29).
Our Hawaiian and Asian inspired pacific rim fare from executive Chef Seth Levine is served nightly for dinner. Mouthwatering menu items like the Angry Lobster which is served inside a bird cage and our 24oz Signature Rib Eye with grilled pineapple are two of our most popular dishes, along with our creative sushi dishes. All items on our menu are great for sharing or just simply enjoy traditionally a la carte.
The cocktail menu created complements menu items by using select spirits paired with fresh fruit and vegetables found throughout the Pacific Rim. Large format cocktails served in smoking Tiki heads are available and perfect for groups to share. Guests can also choose a bottle of wine or sake from our reserve list to accompany their meal.
8-08 Queens Plaza South
|Cross street:||between Vernon Blvd and 9th St|
|Transport:||Subway: F to 21st St–Queensbridge or Roosevelt Island; E, M to 23 St - Ely Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $13|
|Opening hours:||Thurs: 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat: 5pm-11:30pm; Sun: 5pm-10pm|
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I got married here and they forgot to serve my wedding cake. I asked but could not find the hostess that was working my party. A week later she called to apologized but said no one wanted the croquembouche. However, my aunt and my mother-in-law asked for it all night. So, yes, I had a lovely wedding but cannot I endorse this place--it will forever be the placed that didn't serve my wedding cake.
An excellent combination of a great, no, suburb view, excellent drinks, and super sushi and small plates.
We had the Volcano Roll, The Satay, and the Dragon Sliders. Only the Satay was a little weak, but I had
spent a great deal of time working in Malaysia and that's a very high bar. The nighttime view is a good as it gets, and I imagine that in warm weather the outdoor dining is a real treat. There is a Happy Hour Wed-Fri 5-8 with $7 wine, Cocktails, and Bar Bites and Sushi. there are two excellent promotions, 1/2 Off Sushi Sundays, and 1/2 Off Wine Thursdays. Reservations suggested. I real find in Long Island City.
I've been here on 3 separate occasions, all of which I've had different experiences.
On my first visit, I had an amazing time for a friend's birthday! I had the opportunity to try the food and was pleasantly surprised. Let's not forget about the view..I mean this is Long Island City we're talking about, so to have such a pretty view of the city and the bridge from a highly industrialized part of Queens was a plus in my books.
My second visit was in March for another birthday party but due to the cold weather it was enclosed. I wasn't fond of the music as it seemed to have been a spanish night? They played solely spanish music but aside from that little tidbit we had a great time.
The third and most recent visit, I was here for a party where we ordered bottle service and hookah. We got a table right by the bridge and beautiful view which made it all the better.
For all 3 times that I've been here at Penthouse 808 one thing holds true-- the bouncers and staff are down to earth and respectful of their patrons. They're not rude or unpretentious and that's something you dont get often, especially when going into the city and having to deal with the Manhattan bouncers at night clubs... this was refreshing.
I truly and honestly hope that the bouncers and staff remain as friendly as they are.
Aside from the fact that it's a bee eye tee see H to get there in addition to minimal parking, the good vibes, food, drinks, view, staff are all reasons that I'll be back... you don't have to go through a bunch of a-holes just to have a good time and that is a huge PLUS!