The 3 Best Rooftops and Restaurants in the Garment District, NYC
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The Latest NYC Rooftops and Restaurants in the Garment District
Hello there! Alas, I, Kasey Ma, fellow foodie lover, am here to bring you the latest scoop on my favorite rooftops and restaurants in the NYC Garment District. For many years the Garment District was my home away from home – after college, I worked for 5 years right in the heart of 5th Avenue and the mid-’30s and I had fallen in love ever since. I’ve even written multiple posts about the Garment District’s venues over the years! Check out my previous articles where I talk about the “4 Must-Try Restaurants and Bars” and the “4 NYC Rooftop and Indoor Bars to Visit In The Summer”.
So, here I am again in the year 2019 with an updated review for you guys. And this time, I narrowed it down to the “3 Best Rooftops and Restaurants in the Garment District”. So many new venues have popped up over the last few years, so I had to do some scouting! And scouting I did. Last week, I spent an entire day and early evening in the area to let you guys know about my new favorite new spots. So, here we go!
Upside Pizza – 598 8th Ave., New York NY 10018
Boy, oh boy – Upside Pizza is by far one of the best pizza places in the Garment District! I’m actually sitting here writing this article right now as my partner is picking up some of their plain and famous “Upside Don” slices. I live in New Jersey, so I’m always on the lookout for the best food around the Port Authority Bus Terminal, so I was glad we discovered this joint. Upside Pizza is my go-to slice and I probably bring this pizza home about 2 times a week (and if it didn’t add to my waistline so much, it seriously would be every other day)!
My favorite slice is the “Upside Don”, which is literally an upside-down Sicilian slice. Instead of the tomato sauce touching the dough first, the cheese is actually placed atop the dough, and then their delicious sauce covers the cheese. Then to make it even better, more cheese is burnt on the edges of the sourdough crust, making the crust crispy and cheesy. Talk about irresistible! Be sure to check out this place for a good old school slice of New York pizza.
See the rest of Upside Pizza’s menu [HERE]
Elsie Rooftop – 1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
After my quick lunch at Upside Pizza, I went to the beautifully secluded Elsie Rooftop for some cocktails. Hidden in an obscure corporate office building, this rooftop is like your modern-day speakeasy. The inside is immersed in vintage décor with its bars’ brass trimmings and marble countertops – it’s as if you traveled back in time to another decade.
For drinks, I ordered the Windsor because I love anything strawberry, and it was the perfect drink for relaxing and enjoyment. My photographer got the lamb sliders and he said they were pretty good too!
After my photographer ate his sliders, I took my drink outside the vintage lounge and stepped onto the rooftop that boasted stunning views of Manhattan. I never had felt so small, yet so consumed by the beauty of both the greenery and the view. It was even a bit cloudy when we went, but it was still gorgeous.
See the rest of Elsie Rooftop’s drink menu [HERE]
See the rest of Elsie Rooftop’s food menu [HERE]
Farm to Burger – Aliz Hotel, 310 W. 40th St, New York, NY 10018
Last but not least, we stopped by Farm To Burger for an early traditional American dinner with delicious grass-fed burgers. The mindful meat is a huge plus and the chefs use all-natural beef imported straight from the pasture-raised Fossil Farms in New Jersey. And for the vegetarians and pescatarians, there’s the option of the IMPOSSIBLE burger and the Swordfish/tuna burger. YUM. Because I was so full, I didn’t get to try the dessert, but NEXT TIME, I’m definitely having the spiced carrot cake and ice cream sundae!
See the rest of Farm to Burger’s menu [HERE]
Dear Irving on Hudson – Aliz Hotel, 310 W. 40th St, New York, NY 10018
Once we were done with dinner, we took the elevator up and checked out the beautiful rooftop at Dear Irving on Hudson. With stunning cityscape views and chic décor, this spot is perfect for any date night, happy hour, or a night out with your friends.
See the rest Dear Irving on Hudson’s drink menu [HERE]
See the rest Dear Irving on Hudson’s food menu [HERE]
And that’s it! I hope ya’ll spend some of your summer days doing what NYC does best: eat, drink, and have fun! Be sure to check out these hot NYC rooftops and restaurants in the Garment District – you won’t be disappointed!