Westlight

New American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Marc S.
    "Amazing views of manhattan!!! Great drinks and veru good service."(8 Tips)
    Ayelet A.
    "Absolutely the best rooftop views in NY."(4 Tips)
    Journey City Guides
    "Superb rooftop bar with floor-to-ceiling windows"(2 Tips)
    Andrew S.
    "If they tell you there's a wait check OpenTable."(2 Tips)
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  • Jon M.
    Jon MorrisSeptember 24, 2016
    Awesome new rooftop with relatively cheap beer and great views of NYC. Get there right at 4pm when they open or be prepared to wait in line.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMarch 29
    Gorgeous unobstructed view of Manhattan. Small bites, good drinks. Perfect for dates and gathering. Make reservation to avoid waiting. It's gonna get crowded in summer for sure
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 27
    Sitting atop the William Vale Hotel, Westlight boasts nearly 360-degree views over Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan's east side, along with the requisite $15-$17 cocktails and cheaper wines and beers. Read more
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノFebruary 12
    We came for the views, we stayed for the great cocktails. Beautifully designed place, it gets crowded right after the opening time in the afternoon. Can't go wrong with their Boulevardier.. so good!
  • Marie P.
    Marie PorrasOctober 30, 2016
    The views of Manhattan are amazing, but the deco & cocktails are well worth the trip. Nice staff too.
  • Ashley C.
    This review can't do justice to how amazing the views of Manhattan are from this bar; you MUST come here to see for yourself :P Located on the roof of a beautiful and modern new hotel in Williamsburg.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaSeptember 19, 2016
    Amazing views and nice cocktails but when you have to wait over 30 minutes to get them it takes so much away. Hopefully it's just a temporary thing and it will turn into one of my neighborhood haunts
  • Journey City Guides
    Superb rooftop bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor seating with 360°views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteSeptember 23, 2016
    The Standard meets the Wythe Hotel. It just opened, but this place beats both of them. Best view in Brooklyn, possibly the whole city.
  • Elise R.
    Elise RansomDecember 1, 2016
    The view is amazing and the ambiance is great. Would be an awesome date spot. The staff was really nice and accommodating and there is a coat check.
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksFebruary 14
    Calling it the way we experienced it. By far the best roof top view in nyc WITH exceptionally great food and drinks.
  • Ayelet A.
    Ayelet ASeptember 10
    Absolutely the best rooftop views in NY. And the food is awesome too. Expect a line outside thought.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniSeptember 29
    Views are some of the best in the city. Don’t be an a**hole and try to jump the queue with the old “uhh my friends up there waiting for me” line. It moves pretty quickly.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 22
    If all’s going well, Dev’s go-to second stop on a first date is Westlight at the William Vale Hotel, the rooftop bar from Andrew Carmellini. [Episode 4] Read more
  • Christina R.
    Christina ROctober 19, 2016
    Best scenic views of Manhattan
  • Alex P.
    Major 🗝: make a reservation. Fantastic views? Yes. Worth an hour in line? Probably not. Didn't eat or drink. Nice loungey atmosphere. They don't pack then place.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 17, 2016
    The best part of this place is the skyline views of the city ❤️. The butternut squash hummus with naan was an interesting concept.
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagSeptember 28, 2016
    If you get tabitha request a diff waiter immediately. of 10 dishes- fries, pea and kale spring rolls, duck tacos and burger are worthwhile.
  • Terri R.
    Terri RJanuary 3
    I made a reservation for a table via OpenTable. Unfortunately, Westlight marked me as a no show. I do recommend reserving a table though, especially for busier nights.
  • Jahee S.
    Jahee SonNovember 5, 2016
    Iwouldnevercome here w/o ares. Thereisalong line to go tothe 22fl waiterR nicebut themanagementlevelemployees seementitled4 noreason.Foodis good but notworth view isgreat but ucan get itsomewhereelse.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaNovember 19, 2016
    Incredible panoramic Manhattan views with a side of amazing cocktails and snacks. Be sure to make a reservation!
  • Luyba Z.
    Luyba ZeylikmanOctober 13, 2016
    Incredible 360 views of New York! Come on a weeknight to avoid lines.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 25, 2016
    The ultimate Williamsburg gentrification. Views of midtown Manhattan are spectacular. They also accept reservations.
  • Marc S.
    Amazing views of manhattan!!! Great drinks and veru good service. On saturday the line is just a bit long!
  • Danny
    DannyOctober 21, 2016
    Don't come, you won't enjoy it especially if you're contributing to the crowds keeping me from seeing the amazing views while enjoying my crash 2.0
  • Cesar C.
    Cesar Corral-CastillaSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Really nice place. Come here for a stunning view of the city.
  • Sacha S.
    Sacha SJuly 5
    Best view you'll get of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Be prepared to be amazed. You'll love it.
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloSeptember 23, 2016
    THE COLLEGE FUND - Black Strap, Banks Golden Age, Smith & Cross Rum, Tiki Bitters, Cream, Boylan’s Root Beer
  • Brian W.
    Brian WolterSeptember 11, 2016
    Amazing, panoramic views of Manhattan from the 22nd floor bar and outdoor patios.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayOctober 13, 2016
    This is one of those places where you'll feel underdressed if you're not wearing a ridiculous hat. Great views but not for long, two huge construction sites in front of the building will fix that...
  • Terri R.
    Terri RDecember 31, 2016
    Great views but I didn't enjoy my drink (Boulavardier). Next time I'll stick to beer or wine rather than ordering one of their cocktails.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SFebruary 4
    Great views of the city. If they tell you there's a wait check OpenTable.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SolorzanoNovember 13, 2016
    Very touristy but nice to check out the view. Bites and desserts were great 👌🏻
  • Charlotte D.
    Charlotte Dunne3 weeks ago
    Incredible views. Very welcoming and not at all pretentious (unlike some similar bars).
  • Gustavo M.
    Gustavo MalagónOctober 15, 2016
    Best rooftop in Brooklyn - great prices.
  • Lauren V.
    I would sacrifice my firstborn for the tequila salmon with chips.
  • Corey M.
    Corey ManiconeSeptember 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best view of the city from Williamsburg.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceOctober 30, 2016
    Best views, stunning rooftop, phenomenal food, great ambience
  • Peter C.
    Peter CucèDecember 1, 2016
    Food is inversely proportional to the view. Lame beer list. Amazing view though.
  • Adi P.
    Adi PalkovicNovember 22, 2016
    The view! Cocktails were great, but the highlight was definitely the view
  • Sunny H.
    Sunny HJuly 18
    Great cocktails and unparalleled views of Manhattan.
  • Kirill F.
    Kirill FuchsNovember 30, 2016
    Little pricey, but great view and good wine list.
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DDecember 30, 2016
    Excellent views and cocktails. Shared small plates were tasty too!
  • David B.
    Yeah, it’s a total scene at the top, but the view is incredible.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergSeptember 14
    Incredible views. Super douchey crowd and service.
  • Alex R.
    You came for views and views you will get.
  • Jennie W.
    Views, cocktails, ambiance, vibe
  • st
    stFebruary 25
    18 dollar drinks with a nice view
  • Joe B.
    Joe BurgessNovember 19, 2016
    Get a reservation and skip the elevator line!
  • Lori B.
    Amazing rooftop view
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KeeneOctober 16, 2016
    Huge line, "opens" at 4, very delayed, kitchen "opens" at 5. Allow extra time and money. Nice view though.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FeltonJanuary 7
    You're not going to find a better view of the skyline.
  • Marina L.
    Marina LeeOctober 1
    Rooftop with amazing views of Manhattan
  • Angel W.
    Gorgeous views, expensive drinks
  • Jen S.
    Jen StarAugust 16
    Best views and burgers, apparently.
  • Bridgette B.
    Best burger in the 'burg
  • Igal G.
    Awesome rooftop views
  • Trish R.
    Trish R.April 15
    Caviar Potato Skins
  • Prasid P.
    Prasid PathakFebruary 12
    Top floor views
  • Sacha S.
    Sacha SJuly 5
    Bring your friends from abroad!
  • Rainbeau
    RainbeauNovember 1, 2016
    There's no better place to watch sunset
  • Ted
    TedJuly 3
    Best view of the city
  • Joe B.
    Joe BurgessSeptember 11, 2016
    Amazing views!
  • Jami D.
    Jami D.May 16
    View is great, but not worth the price of admission.
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