Roosevelt Island is NYC’s narrow, two-mile-long island nestled in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. And though it always offered a nice day visit for a picnic, amazing views (or just to take the super cool Tramway!), this may be the best reason to visit yet…
A breathtaking new rooftop bar with never-before-seen views of four different boroughs: the perfectly named Panorama Room.
The Panorama Room lives atop the Graduate Roosevelt Island hotel, and is the vision of Call Mom founders and native New Yorkers Marc Rose and Med Abrous. The 168-seat rooftop bar and lounge is Roosevelt Island’s first-ever…on the 18th floor of its first-ever hotel!
The theme of the Panorama Room is classic with a twist — like martini-adjacent sips (lychee martini, apple martini and a draft espresso martini) plus an extensive list of sparkling wines and fortified wines from Beverage Director Estelle Bossy (previously of Union Square Hospitality Group and Del Posto).
As for food, Executive Chef Megan Brown (of Red Rooster Harlem, The Standard and Ace Hotel) is serving elevated dishes that pay homage to the surrounding waters.
And the interior is just as exciting, with a “large-scale, monolithic chandelier with translucent tubular acrylic set above the Orobico Red marble bar top, palatial black mosaic tile columns adorned with geometric chrome sconces, vintage-inspired blush velvet tubular lounge sofas, and touches of chrome and marble.”
The inspiration was “futuristic design defined through the lens of decades past,” and all of the furniture and lighting was custom-made to fulfill that vision.
And don’t forget, it’s a lounge too! There’s a custom-designed DJ booth by Cédric Hervet, long time creative director for Daft Punk, and Nicolas Hervet of Hervet Manufacturier which was handmade at their atelier in Normandy, plus rotating art from “au courant” artists including Julia Chiang, Spencer Lewis, and more.
Find the Graduate Roosevelt Island at 22 North Loop Road on Roosevelt Island, easily accessible from the F Train, NYC Ferry and the Tramway.