Monarch Rooftop in NYC | Venue Review

By Kristen Vergine,

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seating area at Monarch rooftop in nyc

 

Searching for a hip lounge with an amazing location? Situated on the 18th floor of the Marriot in Midtown sits the chic Monarch Rooftop in NYC. This newly spacious penthouse cocktail bar offers 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with breathtaking views of Manhattan and allows guests to come face to face with the iconic Empire State Building. Nightlife producer Richard ‘Ric’ Addison introduced the elegant venue in 2013 and since it’s opening, Monarch Rooftop in NYC has been the spot that nightlife partyers flock to for a fun night out. Addison and his team are also responsible for other upscale nightlife spots such as the Ava Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel, Tonic Times Square and Inc Lounge at the Time Hotel.

 

 

Atmosphere:

There are two ways to go about the Monarch Rooftop NYC. Guests can stick with the great indoors or step outside to the vast balcony. The elegant indoor area, designed by Natalia Todorova of Gwathmey, Seigal, Kaufman Architects flawlessly connects to the exterior patio with full sliding glass doors. Vintage bricks, white painted hand washed wood panels on the walls, teak and grey custom Terrazzo tiles, and raw iron columns provide guests with a taste of Scandinavia along with accents of Manhattan sophistication. In addition, guests will encounter glass lighting fixtures that shine down to reflect on the modern wood walls as well as black ornaments which throw gold shadows on the natural tree form bar counter top. Outside, the contemporary, yet simple deep-seated upholstered sofas invite guests to unwind and take in the eye-catching views of Midtown Manhattan, while ceiling high silk curtains border the charming view of the Empire State Building.

 

Monarch Rooftop in NYC - Outdoor Seating in the Spring and Summer  South facing view of the Monarch Rooftop on a Sunday afternoon

 

Menu:

 

Monarch Rooftop NYC provides a topnotch dining and cocktail menu. The venue offers exquisite appetizers and small plates. This simple yet delicious dining menu gives guests classy treats that are perfect for any occasion. The Flat Bread Bruschetta 3 Ways: smoky Eggplant & Pine Nuts, Fresh Tomato Salsa & Goat Cheese, House-made Hummus, Caprese Skewers: Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Topped With Balsamic Reduction, and Arugula Salad: Baby Arugula, Red Delicious Apple, Imported Parmesan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, & Lemon are all crowd favorites. For pizza enthusiasts, Monarch offers a stellar pizza menu that will not disappoint. Favorites include Fig & Goat Cheese and Prosciutto & Micro Arugula.

Cocktails may not be the cheapest, but if you’re looking to splurge, Monarch Rooftop in NYC is the place. The innovative cocktail menu was created and developed by leading mixologists, Liquid Lab NYC. These specially designed cocktails are as refreshing as the view and echo the venues sophisticated theme. Try the Fiery Skipper: Blanco tequila, pineapple, agave, and freshly grated pink peppercorn or the DuskyWing Collins: Bourbon, blackberries, crème de mure, fresh lemon juice, topped with soda and enhanced with basil and blackberry. Monarch Rooftop is noted as the best rooftop for happy hour. Monday through Wednesday, guests can enjoy delicious happy hour specials. The venue takes $3 off its $16 signature cocktails during the 4 to 7 pm happy hour and offers delicious Buzz Bars, $8 alcohol-infused ice cream for adults.

 

 

Private Events:

Monarch Rooftop in NYC is an impressive event space just around the corner from some of New York’s most exciting destinations. Whether it is a holiday party or corporate event, birthday celebration or bachelor/bachelorette party, Monarch Rooftop has the tools to produce a superb experience for you and your guests. From 20 to 300 people, this spacious venue ensures a friendly staff, immaculate service and a unique ambiance, which can be custom-made to your specific needs and desires. Monarch Rooftop NYC works with guests from beginning to end and will certainly have you coming back soon to plan your next gathering. The venue can provide full-service catering for any size event. The chefs use fresh local ingredients to ensure quality and quantity for every occasion they complete. From stationary baskets to buffet options and appetizers, Monarch Rooftop’s amazing chefs will have you feeling satisfied and savoring every bite. They have been presented on the Food Network channel and have earned many awards for being recognized for putting that extra touch on everything they create.

Monarch Rooftop employs topnotch DJs as well as an in-house audiovisual team that will accompany to your every need. From microphones, to projectors, presentations and staging, the venue will handle it all. Monarch Rooftop is also linked with some of the most requested vendors in NYC. Whether its florists, bakers or entertainment companies, the venue has acquired many relationships in order to provide clients with the best party planning and bottle service in town.

 

Monarch Rooftop Lounge

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