Situated on top of the classy Hotel Americano in industrial Chelsea, La Piscine is a rooftop bar and grill concept that is now available to the public. Fittingly named “the swimming pool,” the space has a four-foot deep pool nestled in a surrounding lounge area.
It’s the rooftop’s first opening for warm weather since the hotel opened last September. The view is spectacular–you get the Hudson River on one side and the Empire State building on another.
Food is Mediterranean inspired. Think warm pita slices dipped in a creamy baba ghanouj and thick lamb burger sliders oozing with cheese and caramelized onions. The bar, parallel to the grill, whips up a mean blood-red hibiscus margarita.
Here are the hours:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (hotel guests only)
6 p.m. (for patrons and hotel guests)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday/Thursday/Sunday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 6 p.m. to midnight
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 1, 2012