There are not too many places in New York City where you can enjoy an exuberant dinner and party without having to walk eight city blocks or take a yellow cab across town. So when I come across a location that satisfies both needs, I tend to have a greater appreciation for the elegance and beauty of the combination. Welcome to 230-Fifth, the best-heated rooftop bar and restaurant in the city. Located at 230 Fifth Avenue, (Hence the name, 230-Fifth) young, well-dressed types fill this massive, greenery-lined rooftop bar with jaw-dropping Midtown views.
What to Eat
Serving delicious dishes such as sea bass, vegetarian chow fun noodles, Cuban sandwiches, fried calamari, spring rolls, slow cooked beef, and more, 230-Fifth beautifully balances the persona between a club, bar, and restaurant. I admire how 230-Fifth puts as much emphasis on their nightlife attractions as they do their delicious recipes. 230-Fifth served Easter Brunch, and they are also serving Mother’s Day brunch on New York’s most beautiful rooftop. There are not too many other places in the city to effortlessly make your mother happy than by coming to 230-Fifth to enjoy a beautiful spring day hundreds of stories in the sky.
The attire is dressy and trendy. They offer several fully loaded bars with loud music coming from New York’s hottest DJ’s. It is loud so be prepared to scream. Or take full advantage of free Wi-Fi and text your friends all night in case of the emergency of you losing your voice. The wait staff and bottle service staff are extremely friendly and seem to enjoy their days and nights at 230-Fifth. Come with a party of 6 and split two (or as many as you’d like) of the finest bottles and enjoy the company of your friends while relaxing on comfortable sofas and elegant couches. The dance floor is always packed so be ready to dance. There are steps that lead you to the rooftop where there are another fully stocked bar and tables and chairs for relaxation. The view is surreal. The Empire State Building sits in the background along with other skyscrapers that add to New York’s skyline. Every picture you take is capable of being on a postcard so come well dressed and with your best smile.
There is so much to enjoy and do at 230-Fifth which is why I recommend it to all New Yorkers and all foreigners, including people not from New York. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful time while gazing off into the Midtown lights.