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Where can we go for pre or after dinner drink and view the city?

cperryfranz Dec 21, 2010 08:47 AM

So excited to be leaving in a few days and spending the holidays in NYC!

Here's our dinner plans,
Keen's Christmas eve
Marseille's (sp?) Christmas day night
Oceana Dec. 26th.
I think I did pretty well with our choices!?


120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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    edintern Dec 21, 2010 09:29 AM

    230 fifth is a rooftop bar with great views of the city

    1. boredough Dec 21, 2010 10:14 AM

      Press Lounge at the INK48 Hotel (11th Ave & 48th).
      Stone Rose Lounge in the Time Warner bldg.

      Stone Rose
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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        cperryfranz Dec 21, 2010 01:27 PM


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        kathryn Dec 21, 2010 10:44 AM

        For 12/24 and 12/25, definitely call bars ahead of time to confirm they are open.

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          cperryfranz Dec 21, 2010 01:27 PM

          Will do!

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          Elizabeth E. Dec 21, 2010 01:12 PM

          Lobby Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Great views of Central Park from 35 stories up.

          Lobby Lounge
          80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023

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            uniqueusername Dec 21, 2010 01:23 PM

            seconded - pricey drinks but fab view

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            uniqueusername Dec 21, 2010 01:23 PM

            If you're spending any time downtown you get great and interesting views from the top floor bar (boom boom room) at the Standard Hotel. Warning though, it's often closed for private parties, particularly after 9.00, so definitely worth calling ahead.

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              Pan Dec 21, 2010 02:29 PM

              Spelling: Marseille.

              Your choices look fine to me, with the caveat that I haven't been to Keen's or Oceana, but I've read mostly positive remarks on both.

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