It’s warm weather season. That means beautiful nights and even more beautiful views. These rooftop bars and restaurants are the perfect places to soak it all in with a drink or a meal while the weather is ideal.
Sit back and relax with a beverage in hand at the Zulu Time Rooftop Bar and Lounge at The Thayer Hotel at West Point. With views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy, you’ll be sipping and dining in style from April to November. (Fun fact: Zulu Time, commonly referred to as Greenwich Mean Time — an absolute time reference that doesn’t change with the season or location — was established in 1884. Worldwide military operations are coordinated in relation to Zulu Time.) With its proximity to the academy, the name is a perfect fit for this rooftop location. Enjoy happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. or devour a gourmet meal with an exquisite view right before your eyes at Zulu Time.
Open Wednesday through Sunday 4p.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday last call at 1:30 a.m.)
674 Thayer Road, West Point
*Note: Due to construction on a neighboring building, Tarry Lodge’s rooftop space is temporarily closed. They hope to reopen next season.
Get away from all the hustle and bustle of traffic at Tarry Lodge’s rooftop. This unique and secluded spot in Westchester is tucked away from the busy street to give you a relaxing afternoon or evening. The rooftop is an urban oasis where you can sip a glass of wine, grab a pizza, or host your next big party. Open seasonally from May to October, this hideaway is perfect for private affairs such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or corporate events. However, if you are simply looking for a place to dine in the open air, the rooftop is open seasonally for a la carte, weekend dining, with a full menu including delicious cuisine such as linguine with clams, grilled pork chop, and so much more.
Open noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, to 10 p.m. Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday.
18 Mill Street, Port Chester
Grab a table or relax on a comfy couch on the rooftop of Boitson’s Restaurant. This intimate setting is the perfect place to grab a drink with a plus one or to party with a crowd to celebrate the weekend. The rooftop bar offers plenty of options from cocktails to more than a dozen New York State beers to sip on. If you are looking for a great deal, Boitson’s Restaurant also has a few special nights like the Monday Blue Plate Special where one dish is reduced to $10, Wednesday is the $20 Prime Rib Dinner Night, and Thursday is $12 Fried Chicken Night.
Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
47 North Front Street, Kingston
If you are looking for a place to party, Maggie Spillane’s Rooftop Garden might be your next go-to. With two full bars, table service, a dozen flat screen TVs and live entertainment, you’ll have a blast at one of the larger rooftop gardens in the area. There’s even a special rooftop menu featuring Maggie Spillane’s beloved Irish-American pub grub, like salads, soups, burgers, and wraps. Don’t forget about happy hour, hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Whether you are looking for a quick drink and some fresh air, dinner with the family, or a party for everyone, Maggie Spillane’s rooftop is the place to go.
Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
571 Gramatan Ave, Mt. Vernon
This French-American bistro sits right on the waterfront in Irvington, where every seat offers a beautiful view of the Hudson River. You would never know this spot started out as a humble bistro with its bustling atmosphere. While the menu consists of French classics, there are many more cultural dishes to tempt your taste buds. The evolved menu offers some Italian, Spanish, and American Regional cuisine influences for a little more flare and flavor. Red Hat on the River is all about local using New York State purveyors, the local farmer’s market, and opts for meat, poultry, and fish that are organic, wild, or sustainably raised. With new menus in the spring, winter, summer, and fall, you will never tire of the food.
Open for Lunch: Monday through Friday noonto 3 p.m.; Dinner: Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
One Bridge Street, Irvington-On-Hudson
Dubbed “a touch of TriBeCa with a rooftop bonus”, Winston’s Restaurant offers atmospheric dining for every and any occasion. The three-level venue features the only open-air rooftop bar and lounge in Mount Kisco. The best part is, the rooftop area can be used all year-round! Sliding doors open to a lengthy and well-stocked bar during the summer and a glass-enclosed heated rooftop for when the weather is a bit too cold. With an extensive wine list and unique cocktails, as well as a Modern American menu crafted by Executive Chef Michael Williams, your girls’ night out, romantic dinner, or special event will be a success.
Open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
130 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
Dine on the terrace or, weather permitting, lounge by the pool deck or settle down on the outdoor patio and bar with a cocktail in hand (open seasonally). Private parties and public events are also welcome in these luxurious spaces. Enjoy all the food and cocktails you can handle provided by BV’s Grill (affiliated with Bobby Van’s Steakhouse) as you let all your worries slip away. Whether you are looking to grab a quick drink in some fresh air or looking to dine under the stars, the terrace is the place for both.
BV’s Grill: Open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Pool Area Open to 8 p.m.; Bars depend on the crowd and special requests with parties.
400 High Ave., Nyack
Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains is known for its lively nightlife. But before you hit the town, grab dinner on the rooftop deck at Esposito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. You will feel comfortable and relaxed as you dine out in the open air overlooking the surrounding streets. There is so much to pick from on Esposito’s menu. From pizza and pasta to salads and heroes, you’ll be fully satisfied before you live it up on Mamaroneck Avenue for the night.
Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
359 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains