Empire Hotel Rooftop
STAR PATRONS Kelly Ripa
, Sean Combs
, George ClooneyTHE SCOOP
Nestled in between two N.Y.C. landmarksthe bustling Lincoln Center and the idyllic Central Parkthis boutique hotel is the perfect base of operations for visiting culturehounds. After a gut renovation, the hotel now boasts a thoroughly modern decor and luxe amenities like teak showers and Frette linens. The rooftop bar is the perfect place to have a drink and take in the sweeping panoramas of the New York skyline.
WHAT TO ORDER
: Try the Kobe beef sliders, $16 or their
millionaire deviled eggs with white truffle oil and gold leaf & caviar topping, $15.
44 West 63rd Street