The Skylark

The Skylark

Lounge, Cocktail Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Garment District, New York
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    Jan R.
    "Great venue with breathtaking view over Manhattan."(46 Tips)
    Justin B.
    "Great rooftop drink spot in Midtown, but it is pricey"(7 Tips)
    Amy C.
    "Great view of the Empire State Building!"(2 Tips)
    "Drinks are pricey at $18 each but were very good."(5 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon71 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • rooftop
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • empire state building
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  • Nate S.heart icon on user image
    Nate SOctober 20, 2015
    Cocktails are $16-18 and the views are some of the best I've seen at a bar in Manhattan. Don't let it's proximity to Times Square scare you away. (Cool spot to bring an out of town visitor or a date).
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    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍May 31, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    A swanky lounge of the chic Garment District that is perfect for all seasons, with incredibly amazing views of Midtown Manhattan. Drinks are unique, but the signature Frozé is a refreshing must
  • Jan R.
    Jan RoessnerNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue with breathtaking view over Manhattan. Roof top open during late spring, summer, and early autumn time. Great for events.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonJune 12, 2014
    Amazing views of Midtown, including the Empire State Building and the New York Times Building. Make a reservation, if possible. #nyceats #nycdrinks
  • Davneet K.heart icon on user image
    Davneet KohliApril 5, 2015
    Came here for my bday with 15+ friends. Called a few days earlier and made a reservation. None of my friends had a problem getting in. Crowd is kind of uppity but the staff is nice. Yummy drinks too!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 4, 2013
    You can even manage to keep things semi-healthy (minus the drinking) if you step up to some jicama wraps stuffed with wasabi, wild salmon, and veggies. Read more
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengDecember 4, 2013
    You'll never look at Time Square/west midtown the same after visiting this modern bar/lounge. Everything looks amazing from up high. Small bites only, but make sure to get tuna crude & lobster taco.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinOctober 25, 2018
    Loved the apple cider martini, the chardonnay (cheaper one is fine), the view is awesome but make a rez to get a lounge seat
  • Jonny M.heart icon on user image
    Jonny MurphyNovember 30, 2018
    Fantastic cocktails with friendly attentive staff in a chic, industrial, lounge style setting! Surprisingly, not as expensive as expected
  • Pedro M.heart icon on user image
    Pedro Machado SantaOctober 24, 2015
    An astounding view of New York skyline at 30th floor. Amazing classy ambient and space. Great cocktails. A good spot for that date.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CNovember 25, 2018
    The views are awesome, especially at night. Very nice selection of drinks. Good vibes all around. Perfect for a date!
  • Josue M.heart icon on user image
    Josue Merced-ReyesFebruary 24, 2018
    Great musical ambiance; incredible service, flavors that dance on the palate; and then, there’s the view...
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SchuitJuly 24, 2015
    My go to place for cocktails in midtown. Seriously one of the best rooftops in the city. Not a party scene. Go after work!
  • sunmio K.heart icon on user image
    sunmio KoffeinwasserJanuary 24, 2015
    Perfect lounge for having a romantic date. Enjoy the magnificent view. And never stop dreaming 😘
  • Peter S.heart icon on user image
    Peter ScordoAugust 8, 2014
    Swanky(ish) rooftop bar in a not so exclusive neighborhood. Views and vibe beat most other rooftop bars in Manhattan.
  • Lori R.heart icon on user image
    Lori R.April 29, 2015
    Great views, very well made drinks, relaxed environment, great music...but not too loud for conversations. A+ for ambiance.
  • Go Find Aliceheart icon on user image
    Go Find AliceDecember 5, 2018
    Excellent views with decent food and drinks. Can be a little loud though.
  • Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    Matthew CaldecuttAugust 1, 2015
    Great cocktails and food. I still have no idea how to get a table since I'm usually here to meet someone or a party already gathered.
  • Paulette N.heart icon on user image
    Paulette NoboaFebruary 29, 2016
    The shrimp tacos, the sweet Brussels sprouts, the skylark blue and the lady furiosa are amazing! You should try. #Paulette
  • lino b.heart icon on user image
    lino brescia™November 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a great view in summer. Too small and they reserve all tables which is annoying. Drinks are quality. Bathroom attended is a great guy.
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinApril 11, 2017
    Good views for outdoor seating and indoor. App Food was really good too
  • Janet D.
    Janet Del ValleJanuary 14, 2014
    I recommend a reservation .... I went on a Monday and there were lounge areas off limits ... unless you just want to chill by the bar, which is great anyway. ;)
  • sarah v.heart icon on user image
    sarah vergaraApril 15, 2016
    The view of the city is unbeatable. Definitely a must to take out of town guests to.
  • Alain D.
    Alain DuchateauApril 11, 2015
    Nice spot for an after work hangout and watch the sunset over the hudson!
  • Flora C.heart icon on user image
    Flora ChengAugust 17, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The sliders and fries are the best snacks on the food menu.
  • Jomoke T.heart icon on user image
    Jomoke TutashindaFebruary 29, 2020
    Everything, drinks, the view, beautiful people.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Game nights go down that much easier thanks to crowd-pleasing beer towers and served-by-the-pitcher sangria, cosmos, and more.
  • Thodoris T.heart icon on user image
    Thodoris TMarch 16, 2018
    Fantastic view of the city! Their signature coctails are delicious
  • Yoni Z.heart icon on user image
    Yoni ZloczewskiMarch 13, 2018
    Has a professional vibe that isn’t my scene but it’s nicely appointed and has nice views if that’s your thing
  • Cindy l.heart icon on user image
    Cindy lauAugust 7, 2015
    Great space, beautiful views. Cocktails were okay- too sweet, but the bartenders were nice.
  • Sujay S.heart icon on user image
    Sujay ShahAugust 11, 2017
    Views are fantastic. The prices are not.
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DJune 27, 2014
    Piña colada machine installed on June 26th. They are amazing and refreshing on a hot summer night.
  • David H.
    David HuJuly 9, 2014
    A bit expensive and staff might be a bit snobby but the outside patio has great views of midtown.
  • Corley S.heart icon on user image
    Corley StoneJanuary 12, 2016
    Great views. Rooftop open seasonally and doesn't require reservations BUT tables downstairs do!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OrihuelaFebruary 14, 2015
    Amazing view of the city, great new spot!
  • Trae F.
    Trae FApril 28, 2017
    Helpful hint: make a reservation or you'll be cast into never never land. Kinda ridiculous but great view.
  • sunmio K.heart icon on user image
    sunmio KoffeinwasserJanuary 12, 2015
    The view to die for 😍😍😍
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeinbergerSeptember 30, 2014
    Scenic views, cocktails, quiet. Perfect Monday night date 👍
  • Amy C.heart icon on user image
    Amy CummingsSeptember 9, 2018
    Great view of the Empire State Building!
  • Justin B.heart icon on user image
    Justin BartonDecember 29, 2015
    Great rooftop drink spot in Midtown, but it is pricey
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CottrellJune 13, 2018
    Amazing view and the PokeTacos are delish!
  • Evan L.heart icon on user image
    Evan LopezJuly 6, 2016
    Epic views with oppulent decor and sensational service.
  • DonTonTingoheart icon on user image
    DonTonTingoSeptember 4, 2015
    Great view but very pretentious atmosphere
  • Arpit U.heart icon on user image
    Arpit UppalNovember 13, 2018
    Beautiful views of the city!
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian CheungOctober 14, 2016
    Cocktails are quite sweet but a nice place to play catch up
  • Lukas C.heart icon on user image
    Lukas CarvajalApril 10, 2017
    Great view, great food, great cocktails, great atmosphere!
  • Bob B.heart icon on user image
    Bob BobJune 21, 2022
    Cool spot & views but hard to find a place to sit/stand.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 2, 2014
    Look at Times Square from here and be glad you're not in it
  • Per Magnusson
    Per MagnussonNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bar in the Fashion district, martinis and Tanguray tonics boom
  • Kena A.
    Kena AlexanderOctober 5, 2019
    Amazing views
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