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Did a quick search and came up with River Cafe, 230 Fifth for good views. Any other suggestions for restos or bars with a good view?

Thanks!

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230 Fifth
230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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  1. Per Se

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    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

    1. Other bars with great views: Le Bain, Gaansevort Hotel

      Restaurants: Asiate, Riverpark

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      Asiate
      80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023

      Le Bain
      848 Washington St, New York, NY 10004

      Riverpark
      450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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      1. re: InfoMofo

        I think there's unfortunately a "down-hill" alert for Riverpark. While the food is still very good, the service on the my last two visits has become inattentive. I was there Sunday for brunch, and while the restaurant was 3/4 empty, the service was not good. Same thing when I had dinner at Riverpark during Restaurant Month--lack of attention. I'll probably take a break until I read about the service being back to "top-notch". It's a shame since the neighborhood needs a good restaurant.

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        Riverpark
        450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: ellenost

          That is really disappointing. I had gone back in February and had been pleasantly surprised. I'll keep my eyes open on the board for any new reviews.

          1. re: InfoMofo

            I believe they do pay attention to this board and other websites, so I'm hoping they'll correct the service problem. It's a shame since Riverpark was becoming one of my favorite mid-priced restaurants. Hope to read some better reports soon.

      2. 230 Fifth is by no means a chow worthy destination for drinks but the view of the Empire State Building at night is spectacular.

        Alternatively bars with big open windows are great for people watching on a weekend afternoon. A different type of view but interesting nonetheless. Spitzer's Corner and Blind Tiger both look out on interesting streets.

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        Spitzer's Corner
        101 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

        Blind Tiger
        281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        230 Fifth
        230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

        1. The Modern Dining Room for a view of the MoMA sculpture garden.

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          The Modern
          9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

          1. and the bar at the Mandarin Oriental

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            Lobby Lounge
            80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023

            1. The steak house in the Time Warner center has a fantastic view of Central Park and we had a great meal there. The name slips my mind

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              Porter House New York
              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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              1. re: princeofpork

                Porter House. The prime cowboy rib steak is great.
                http://www.porterhousenewyork.com/

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                Porter House New York
                10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

                1. re: peter j

                  Thanks Peter. THis place does not get montioned enough when discussing good steakhouses. I think the location and tourist factor turns people off.

              2. Anyone know whats going on with rainbow room? Use to be my fav view and cabaret place.

                1. The Met Roof Garden is great for a drink and I love the view: the Boathouse has a nice view of the lake and trees in Central Park: the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park's got a good view: Water Club I'd include too.

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                  The Water Club
                  500 E 30th Street, New York, NY 10016

                  Central Park Boathouse
                  Central Park East Drive E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021

                  Roof Garden Cafe
                  1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                  1. re: bronwen

                    Thanks for all the suggestions!

                    Is the View (Revolving Restaurant) worth the price tag?

                    I'm leaning on 230 Fifth for the view - the pics on the website look awesome!

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                    230 Fifth
                    230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

                    The View
                    1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036