Aretsky’s Patroon is an upscale restaurant in Midtown where you go to eat a pricey rack or lamb and hope someone else pays for it, and it has a relatively casual rooftop that’s great for after-work drinks. It isn’t very high, but it has a big outdoor space with round tables and shrubbery, and it’s great for when you want to have a low-key martini and complain about The Mets or your job with a few people who are dressed business casual. There are also some snacks like fries and tuna tartare, if you need to pick at something.
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The Campbell is a cocktail bar in a historic space in Grand Central, and it's a good spot to grab a drink before your train back to Poughkeepsie.
Fields Good Chicken
Fields Good is a fast-casual chicken place in Midtown where you can get something (pretty) healthy for lunch.
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Valhalla is almost like a noisy beer bar you’d find the East Village, except it’s a little more grown up and in Hell’s Kitchen.
Northern Territory is an Australian restaurant/bar in Greenpoint with an excellent rooftop.
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Westlight is the cocktail bar and restaurant on top of the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg.
Pod 39 Rooftop Bar
The Pod 39 Rooftop Bar is a great place to grab an outdoor drink in Murray Hill. Although if you go on a weekend, expect crowds.
Spyglass is the rooftop bar at the Archer Hotel, and it’s a pretty OK place to grab a cocktail in Midtown.
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