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ROOFTOPS TO HOTSPOTS: RESTAURANTS THAT DOUBLE AS CELEBRITY HOTSPOTS

Ever wish you could dine with the stars? Below are a couple of rooftops where you’re bound to run into an A-lister or two. The popularity of many of these locations have spread solely through word of mouth, no PR agency required (celebrity or otherwise).

Cantina Rooftop

Cantina Rooftop, one of New York’s most expansive and rooftops is perched right above Stage 48. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine with a fully retractable rooftop for the warmer months, from Chef Gonzalo Colin and cocktails focus on tequilas and mezcals from Nelson Lemus. Pair your drink with a selection of selection of ceviches, guacamoles, tostaditas and tacos in addition to signature house specials including Barbacoa de Cordero, a Maguey braised lamb shank, consomme with Guajillo sauce and comal corn tortillas, Pollo Campestre served with Grandma’s mole negro and green rice and Grilled Black Angus Arrachera Steak with roasted potatoes. John Leguizamo and Fat Joe have been spotted here.

Cantina Rooftop is located at 605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036. For more information and photographs you can check out Cantina Rooftops website here: www.cantinarooftop.com

La Piscine at Hotel Americano

La Piscine (translated from French to “pool”) offers views of west Chelsea, The High Line, and of course, one very classy pool area. Hang out here with your friends for hour and be sure to try out the fresh grilled fish and other menu items. One things for sure, this place is a hidden gem of Chelsea.

La Piscine is located at 518 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001. For more information check out their website here: www.hotel-americano.com

Refinery Rooftop at Refinery Hotel

Refinery Rooftop, a 3,500-square-foot venue with a view of the Empire State Building and porch swings, is a must for New York tourists and residents alike.

Refinery Rooftop is located at  63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018. For more information check out their website here: www.refineryhotelnewyork.com

Bar SixtyFive at The Rainbow Room

Sit back and enjoy a drink from Bar SixtyFive. The Mint Tu-lep, a mix of tequila, fresh mint, and lavender bitters is highly recommended while take in the views from the 65th floor of one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Jimmy Fallon gives his nightly monologues here.

Bar SixtyFive is located 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112. Check out their website for additional information: https://rainbowroom.com/bar-sixty-five/