There’s nothing greater than a rooftop venue in New York City. Ok, so there’s a few things greater—like spotting Jay Z and Beyonce in Tribeca or a Katz Deli pastrami sandwich. Yum. But still, a rooftop in the heart of Manhattan is pretty LIT. This rooftop is open all year long because there’s indoor and outdoor seating and even heated lamps for those who still want that outdoor vibe when it’s cold outside. You’re gangster and you’re appreciated. Speaking of gangster—use the open-air Nat Sherman Cigar Lounge to express your gangster ways in cigar smoke.
This rooftop gem gives you Miami vibes in the heart of Times Square. And we’re going to be honest, as magical as Times Square is, it’s an annoying tourist trap for those who live in New York City. So to find a posh oasis in the midst of tourists looking up and taking photos of things that don’t matter, you’ve won.
When Master Chef Charlie Palmer is cooking up the food, you’ve got to get you some. From wagyu (that’s some type of fancy meat for fancy people) beef hotdogs to the kind of cocktails that will surely make you weak in the knees, St. Cloud is the peak experience of Times Square. The menu is seasonal, which means it changes with every season, serving only what’s fresh. Yum! The plates are small and sophisticated, so you know what that means--don’t think you’re going to get full here without spending a pretty penny.
Sit back, relax, take in the view and a cigar. This is the type of place you go to impress a date or your friends. We suggest taking a date. You could spend at least the first 15 minutes gushing over the view to break the ice. You’re welcome. They even have something called Sky Pods in three corners of the rooftop, where you can lounge in all night long. It’s like your own private cabana. This place gives your Cirque Du Soleil, meets biergarten, meets speakeasy, but all several feet above one of the most bustling neighborhoods in New York City. It’s like you’re flying high above all the brightly lit annoyance that is Times Square. This is a venue built for a king and you my friend, are a king.