One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of Italian fare at Il Tetto Restaurant, located on the 8th and 9th floor rooftop of Hotel Le Bleu in Park Slope.
From Il Tetto Restaurant’s lofty locale, panoramic views of the city skyline tickle the eyeballs and soothe the spirits; New York magazine calls the view “better than any in Manhattan.” Browse rustic Italian dishes on the dinner menu, which is loaded with antipasti selections such as calamari fritti paired with spiced cherry peppers and olives ($10) and eggplant-stuffed ricotta and parmigiano reggiano ($11). Bistecca ai ferri, II Tetto’s version of New York strip steak, is complemented by mushrooms and caramelized onions ($25). For aquatic flavors, munch on salmone—a seared wild salmon fillet that socializes with creamy polenta ($22). This deal is also good for Il Tetto’s brunch and lunch menus, so stop in around noon for crepe salate, filled with prosciutto cotto, savory bacon, and mozzarella ($12).
With its two-floor rooftop pub and five HDTVs, Il Tetto is an ideal spot for buddies to grab a beer and watch the NFL game/World Series of Ballet doubleheader. Plus, Il Tetto’s grandiose view of Manhattan and pristine marble tile floors make the dining room a pitch-perfect setting for a romantic or gigantic dinner.
- Italian for "the roof," il Tetto isn't quite as breezy as most rooftop bars, but if the weather's wet it's your best bet. And the view is better than any in Manhattan. – Emma Barker, New York
370 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11215Get Directions