Strand Rooftop Bar


$70.00 for two

We’ve come to a point in the summer where it’s way too hot to eat outdoors, but for cooler times, remember to check out this cozy little rooftop–not so much for the food, but its relaxing setting. The Top of the Strand isn’t flashy like 230 Fifth or the Gansevoort. It’s small and rather quiet, and there definitely wasn’t a struggle to find room in their plush cabana-style seating.

With a straight-shot view of the Empire State Building, Jay and I enjoyed quick midday cocktails and munchies. We shared a turkey and lettuce sandwich with a handful of very crunchy seasoned potato chips–really nothing out of the ordinary, but decent for bar food.

But their guacamole and chips did surprise–fresh tortilla chips and a generous serving of creamy avocado.

Considering the refreshingly laid back, yet modish vibe, the most ideal activity for this venue would be when you’re in the mood to try a variety of cocktails, around dusk, lounging around with a group of friends.

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