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Empire Hotel Rooftop
New York: The Empire Hotel Rooftop
The iconic red-neon Empire Hotel sign is a familiar sight on the Manhattan skyline. Now, thanks to the opening of the 8,000-square-foot Empire Hotel Rooftop—the latest addition to restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow’s empire—you can enjoy cocktails directly in its shadow. Patrons to the Upper West Side space have the run of not one, but three outdoor terraces that feature wicker day loungers, private cabanas, and a bar with a retractable roof. The menu features Chodorow’s typical Asian fusion cuisine, like Kobe beef sliders and rock shrimp tempura served with a sweet chili sauce.