Guests, upon entering a restaurant, aren’t usually greeted by a hostess proclaiming, “Welcome! Let me show you to your elevator.” But then again, most restaurants aren’t located a staggering 48 floors above terra firma. At The View, New York City’s only rotating restaurant, the city’s skyline reveals itself in all its illuminated glory as the restaurant slowly moves through a 360-degree turn. While sipping a signature cocktail, diners can spy the Hudson River unraveling before their eyes. By the time the truffled mushroom bisque arrives, they may find themselves nose-to-nose with the iconic Empire State Building. And while they feast on a crushed spiced rack of lamb, or take turns between a pork tenderloin and braised bacon, they can marvel at the Chrysler building giving way to sweeping views of Columbia University and the Carnegie Tower.
At The View, Chef de Cuisine Derrick Roberts leads a team of 23 cooks in dishing out contemporary American classics imbued with dynamic flavors. Alongside dinner, the restaurant offers a special pre-theater menu and a Sunday mimosa brunch menu that includes a cold buffet and made-to-order waffles and omelets. One floor above the restaurant, the lounge kicks out signature cocktails and seasonal drinks, as well as a dinner buffet and a dessert buffet that pairs New York’s eye candy with the edible candy that drizzles down from a decadent chocolate fountain.