With a new chef at the helm and a new Fall menu, Monarch Rooftop has made sure that you don’t have to forgo the rooftop scene just because summer has ended.
Atop the Midtown Marriott, Monarch affords a stunning view of the Empire State Building. And when the sun–and temperatures–go down, their fiery heat lamps ensure you can bask in the surrounding nightscape of the city buildings well into the evening. Though their cocktail menu will surely keep you warm too. Their new Fall cocktail offerings range from the garden party in your mouth that is the Tomato-Basil Martini to the Cozy n’ Caramel, featuring Irish whiskey, apple cider, and cinnamon-caramel syrup.
The Monarch Moon, with raspberry moonshine and fresh grapefruit, also does the trick. All cocktails are $16. Appetizers and small plates include Mini Crab Cakes, Pineapple Shrimp Skewers, and hearty meat and cheese plates. But the real standout is the Tiger Shrimp Dumplings, each served in their own spoon of housemade dipping sauce. A decent craft beer list rounds out the bar offerings, all adding up to a setting that will have you coming back to watch the Empire State building change colors as dramatically as the autumn leaves do.
Photo Credit: Nick Fallon