Westlight

4.7
728 reviews
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$30 and under
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Westlight, a 22nd-floor rooftop bar with sweeping views of New York City, sits atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. Chef Andrew Carmellini pairs a playful menu of bar snacks with a list of handcrafted classic cocktails, rare spirits, beer and wine. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the bar and interior lounge, with outdoor seating on the wrap-around balcony and 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.
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London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was interesting... An unusual twist on classic snacks but in a good way. Live band was playing on Monday, and they were very good, the vibe was quite relaxed, but not loud enough to not be able to talk mostly... Of course the city skyline views were stunning. Extremely windy and cold on terraces but cosy indoors. We had to wait a while for our table. We were early so perhaps unfair, but several tables were empty so we watched them for 45 minutes till one of them suddenly became "available" for us! Classy, understandably pricey, but a must see relaxed venue.

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NE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys were the best! Thanks for the birthday drink for my wife! It really made her birthday so much more special!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible rooftop, delicious food
A wonderful time

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Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great view, good drinks, unfortunately no one came back to me with my special request I sent before the visit...

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ET
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend to brooklyn for the first time. She loved it. Had an amazing experience they sat us in the perfect spot.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Profoundly beautiful place with an amazing view. Had an absolutely wonderful time.

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New England
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this place! It was quite busy, though we were seated right away for our reservation. The food and drinks were excellent. The service was a bit slow, which is understandable with how busy it was. Overall we loved it!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proposed to my girlfriend at the rooftop, the floor manager Matt was a great help, the food was fantastic and the waitress was helpful. Perfection! Can’t wait to return.

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EP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Awesome experience. The staff also helped me with my propsal and the view was amazing!!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

This place offered a six course tasting menu but what it actually delivered was 6 plates in total (for two people to share) of food that tasted like a mediocre buffet. Cold, awful tasting snacks (buratta floating in sugar syrup and truffles/Old oysters with minced garlic??). Two drinks and a tip made the bill over $350 which felt like an absolute rip off. Didn’t want to make a scene because this was supposed to be a chill dinner, but the mood was definitely ruined. Don’t be fooled by the ambiance and interior, this could possibly be the most disappointing “dining” experience I’ve had in NYC.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic experience with great night view, i hope to come back again one day !

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Anniversary
Wonderful place for a special occasion. The view of the city is just amazing!

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for birthday drinks with my parents and husband - we had a great time, the drinks were really good although pricey, but the views and ambiance made it worth it! They were also great about asking people to move who were blocking our view and they provided a birthday dessert. Would definitely recommend!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible views

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Key West
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible!!!!! This place use to be on top of there game, however they fell off! Completely off. There bar tenders are rude. Though, I'll give it to them on the amazing view of the city. Otherwise, this place is over hyped. Thank you, Next!!

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble lugar. La ambientación, la comida y las vistas son inmejorable! Tengo ganas de volver.

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TK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love Westlight! The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The only thing I found strange was our servers kept changing but it was excellent because the quality of service was consistent. Well done Westlight. I’ll definitely be back soon

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Bad service

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RN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in Williamsburg, great view, amazing staff.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing View!!! Menu is limited but food and drinks were very good. The view alone was worth the expense...

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Thank you!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We didn’t get the celebration drink even though we put birthday celebration when making the reservation

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KS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westlight never dissapoints! From the atmosphere to the tasty plates, this spot is highly recommended. Great date spot, meet spot, catch up spot, without all the pretentiousness. Can’t wait to get back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible, waiting almost an hour for drinks and they served them to the wrong table. Then after realizing their mistake they took the drinks back and tried to serve the same ones to us. The one hot drink was now cold and looked like it had a sip taken.

Expected much better and WestLight was the biggest let down on our anniversary night.

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EN
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We come quite often... I like the view, the vibe, the cocktails and the finger food is good. But this time was disappointing. It was not that crowded but it took a while to get sat, and quite a while to get our drinks. We had to ask almost 10 times for extra pita bread... which came 45 min later!

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JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a small birthday night with a friend and everything was perfect! Wish they had a bigger menu for bites but the current one works for us ;)

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service is on par with the price for cocktails. The view on a clear day is amazing. Can get pricey. Has enough “bites” on the menu to fill you up. Will definitely return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful beautiful beautiful. The view is outstanding. The place is gorgeous. Not a place to get food. Only fancy cocktails

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N
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Came for the view, which was great. The waiter however was a bit rude and forgot part of our order. Overall still a good experience due to the view, but it could have been a lot better.

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SJ
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location , service a little slow - really uncomfortable seating - wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time there if comfort was needed.

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M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, glad we tried it! Food and cocktails were excellent, views of the city spectacular!

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FW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of six who met at Westlight for pre-dinner cocktails and tapas. The staff was friendly and attentive and the cocktails and tapas were enjoyable. The view of the Manhattan skyline is second to none. When in Williamsburg, a visit to the Westlight is a must....

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Terrific view and food. Stylish and sophisticated décor. Exceptional staff!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Very beautiful scenery and atmosphere made me so happier than seeing the night view from Top of the Rock!

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must add Westlight to your to do list! What an amazing way to spend a night with friends and family, enjoying delicious food and drinks overlooking an amazing view on New York

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n
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

The service was terrible , she forgot the order all the time

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Williamsburg rooftopbar with splendid ambiance, good wines and fine bites. Be sure to reserve a table at a time when the sun sets, enjoy the view (Manhattan skyline and other people like you).

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Wonderful view !

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a view! I would recommend going here for anything - food, drinks or just a coffee! Great service and ambiance. Just breath taking.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we made reservations, I don’t think we fully knew how great a view we had. We had the best spot in the house and it was beautiful. The food was perfectly portioned, although the portions come with a high price. The servers were always accommodating and the experience was fully worth it.

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