Best View From a Manhattan Bar Stool (2008)
Top of the Tower
At Top of the Tower, on the 26th floor of the Beekman Tower Hotel, you can eye boats gliding along the East River and the Roosevelt Island tramway soaring above glittering brake lights. Upper East Side apartments provide the magical view to the west, and due south stands the Chrysler Building and the Empire State's spire. Except at the busiest times, diners and drinkers alike are seated at intimate tables, on a balcony, in a window-lined porch, or by the inner bar, which features nightly piano entertainment. The service in the art deco establishment is gentlemanly, and the drinks, ranging from the $107 glass of Rémy Martin to the $10 frothy and fruity specialty drinks, are high-class.