Sam Horine, 6/13/08
Since summer is really hitting its stride we present an Eater Inside double whammy: the two new rooftop bars atop the Roosevelt Hotel and the Empire Hotel. The Empire Hotel's roof opened ten days ago, is 8,000 square feet, and is backed by restaurateur extraordinaire Jeffrey Chodorow, though it lacks his usual design flourishes. Meanwhile, about 20 or so blocks to the southeast, Mad 46 sits atop the Roosevelt Hotel, opened up a week ago, and already has a mixed review up on DBTH. While Empire's roof looks a bit more spacious, Mad 46 will benefit from its location right in the thick of Midtown. However, we're going to predict that both will fill up with the after work crowds willing to shell out $14 for martinis in exchange for the breezes and views.
· Thursday Opening Report: Empire Rooftop Bar [~E~]
· InstaReview: Mad 46 [DBTH]