Party Earth Review Sophisticated night owls looking for an upscale venue with breathtaking views won’t want to miss 230 Fifth, a luxurious lounge and rooftop bar that offers high-class excitement with a refreshingly unpretentious attitude... ... read full review
230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
N, R: 28th Street-Broadway; 6: 28th Street-Park Avenue South
Daily 4pm–4am; Brunch Sa–Su 11am–5pm
Chelsea / Flatiron, New York –
Sophisticated night owls looking for an upscale venue with breathtaking views won’t want to miss 230 Fifth, a luxurious lounge and rooftop bar that offers high-class excitement with a refreshingly unpretentious attitude.
Well-dressed business types and out-of-towners stepping off the elevator on the twentieth floor will find themselves in the candlelit Penthouse Lounge, a colorful indoor space with a restaurant, a sleek white-and-chrome bar, and a sea of tufted low sofas in purples, blues, and reds, usually occupied by stylish Europeans entertaining dates and uptown party girls sipping martinis to the beat of soft techno music.
Those who prefer their cocktails al fresco are in for a treat, as one of the biggest roof gardens in the city awaits up a short flight of stairs.
Towering palm trees, flowers, and foliage interspersed with park benches and patio chairs combine to create a natural wonderland, made all the more incredible by the panoramic view of the New York skyline in all its glittering glory.
Alcoves and private cabanas offer space for groups of successful city professionals to hobnob and schmooze, while weekends see a slightly older crowd of brunchers and lunchers showing up for afternoon cocktails.
Patrons stopping by in the winter needn't worry about missing out on the rooftop experience, as heat lamps and rolling racks of red robes and blankets are provided to keep the crowds toasty when the weather isn't.
For all its bright lights and luxury, 230 Fifth maintains a relaxed and amiable air and a policy of giving all its patrons the VIP treatment.
Jet-setting Europeans, affluent professionals, and groups of party girls, 20s to 40s.
Ambient mix of smooth jazz, chill electronica, and revamped oldies. DJs spin low-key dance music on weekends and for private parties.
Heat lamps, blankets, and robes provided on rooftop garden.
European versions of basic entrées and sides, including sliders, spring rolls, and salmon salads. Bar snacks served 4pm–4am, house specialties including salads, fish, and noodles served 4pm–midnight. Full brunch menu Sa–Su 11am–5pm.
Bottle service available, though the venue does not recommend it. Reservations required for dinner and bottle service.
Bar menu $7–$16, house specialties $8–$16, sorbet $7. Brunch menu $8–$19. Beer $7+, wine $7+/glass or $30+/bottle, cocktails $10+, bottle service $125+.
Smart casual: polo shirts, button-downs, nice jeans, dresses, decent sneakers. Dress code: no t-shirts or bright colors. A little more casual for brunch.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds and best parties, or for Halloween, New Year’s Eve, or other holiday events.