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Bentley Rooftop Restaurant
Posted by Anonymous on 07/21/2011
I went with a party of 6 six for dinner and drinks and was incredibly disappointed. The service was abysmal. I had to go and chase down a waiter for the check. When we first arrived and asked for which beers were available, we were told there were only 2 kinds. We placed our orders somewhat disappointed and then watched as the table next to us was served 4 different kinds, including brands which our waiter had told us they don't carry. At one point we could see our waiter standing outside smoking but he refused to make eye contact and stayed outside for over an hour. We waited 45 minutes for mediocre burgers and pasta. I had the chicken panini which consisted of dry pieces of bread and thinly sliced chicken breast with lettuce and tomato. Nothing special. The views are pretty but I wouldn't recommend this place unless except possibly for a quick drink to take in the view.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/23/2011
My expectation's were definitely distorted. Although the scenary was great everything else was less than satisfactory. Just to give my order was tortuous ( no waiter came by my table, after 20 minutes we had to flag one down), then waiting for the food was just ridiculous ( as per the waiter), he is not sure what happened. The food portions were too little, and the drinks were too expensive ( the glass was quite small). I would have figured the waiters ( no waitresses) would have done their best to ensure customer satisfaction by timely service but that wasn't the case despite the place being patronaged by less than 10 people. Now, sadly to say I won't be returning to find out if they just had a bad day...
Posted by Andreas Apostolopoulos on 09/18/2010
I selected this place for a group of 5 friends and i to hold a surprise birthday party for a very good friend of ours. From helping us order a cake from nearby bakeries, to ensuring that the surprise went forward without a hitch the staff at both the Bentley Hotel and the restaurant/bar/lounge itself, was sensational. When we first arrived, the view from the giant glass windows of practically all of Queens, and the Queensborough bridge, took our breath away! A 21st floor view of the east side skyline at night, with a walkaround 360 degree view from the outdoor terrace made this restaurant a 5/5 experience for us. Not to mention VERY good deals on the food (avg 20 per entree), and the fact that although the space is small and cozy, it is rarely if ever even half full--making it practically your own private penthouse apartment!! We had a friend serenade us with virtuoso violin playing, and the staff didn't even mind. No reservations were needed!! The service, the food, the atmosphere were all GREAT! But it was the BREATHTAKINGLY gorgeous view this restaurant offered, with the feel that you had rented the place out just for your own event, that made it truly incredible--an experience you definitely WON'T want to pass up!! Similar views/restaurants cost twice as much, and require reservation weeks in advance!
Posted by bacala on 08/10/2010
The place was a "gem" in the middle of a resd. area. The view was breath-taking. The wife and I were there visiting her brother at Sloan-Kettering, it was a great distraction. I can recomend ...
Posted by LMK on 09/30/2008
I stayed here for several nights while my husband was in a hospital nearby. The staff was lovely and kind. The food was not exotic, but good. My room was very comfortable and quiet. The views from the Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge were spectacular. I often went there to forget my problems.
Posted by MNW on 02/11/2008
Hotel Bentley is out of the way, but this adds to its mystique. There's a gas station outside the hotel to add to its eccentric location. The restaurant itself has a fantastic backdrop of the Queensborough Bridge, if nothing else but other high rises, but none too close to lose privacy and views. The menu is short, but a great value and easy to pick. The food is good. The experience is worth it. You definitly need to get drinks afterwards and hang out in the lounge next to the restaurant to top off the experience. Not too crowded either. Recommended!
Posted by Matt on 10/26/2006
After reading a few of the reviews, I decided to try this place out. The restaurant is located in a 21st flr. penthouse providing amazing 360 degree views of the city. The dim laid back setting added to a casual and romantic ambiance. Although the menu is pretty bare and displays a strange mix of entrees and appetizers, the food was fantastic, I had the veal and it was awesome. I didn't even know this place existed and I literally live around the corner, I think it's the best kept secret on the upper east side. It's an exceptional spot to relax and have a few drinks and take in the sights of the city, either inside or on the restaurant's wrap around terrace.