Life Rooftop

Life Rooftop is newly refreshed and outfitted with tasty bites and creative cocktails. Life located in the heart of Manhattan welcomes New Yorkers as we embrace our newfound freedom to socialize responsibly after the Pandemic. A pandemic, so yesteryear as a group of humans perched 29 floors up laughed, ate, and sipped on Monday evening in celebration of Life’s Rooftop Spring Launch.

Overlooking Central Park. The modern designed space is bold and vibrant, sporting complimenting hues of blues, grays, golds, and tans. The gorgeous view was breathtaking as the sun fabulously “set.” And within a comfortable and carefully curated conversational display perfect for a party of ten or two.

Life Rooftop
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It is officially Rooftop season. Life Rooftop caps the top Le Meridien, New York; it is the perfect place to enjoy engaging conversations. And at the same time, a place to sip on an incredibly made Spice Paloma while watching a beautiful sunset.

Life Rooftop
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The Space

Life provides the moment to relax, unwind and immerse in New York City’s (NYC) unique vibe. The stunning lounge and breathtaking terrace equipped with two fully stocked bars offer guests the ultimate escape above the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest cities. It is a place where one can loll in the soaring view of Central Park, rain or shine.

The Menu + Executive Chef

New York native Anastacia Song is Life’s executive chef. She has worked in the hospitality industry for the better part of her adult life after attending medical school and realizing her heart was in the kitchen and not the operating room.

Song began her journey in the Hospitality field as a bartender and became a chef by learning from Chef Harold Moore at Commerce. Subsequently, she became Chef de Cuisine at Jersey City’s Porta for two years. Song later returned to NYC and worked at Martha in Fort Greene and Treehaus in Midtown Manhattan.

Song became Executive Chef for LDV Hospitality’s American Cut in 2018 and found her two true loves: leadership and a great steak.

Disruptive Restaurant Group (DRG) hired Chef Song in 2021 to helm the kitchen at Kumi at Le Meridien, where she harmonized modern Japanese and Korean American cuisines all in one unforgettable ballad to both cultures. She now brings new small plate creations to Life Rooftop this summer.

Food

The carefully sourced menu from Executive Chef Anastacia Song features a variety of bar bites and an extensive drink menu.

Snacks include:

  • marinated olives with fresh herbs, garlic, chili, and an orange peel,
  • a hummus plate,
  • and a charcuterie board with the Chef’s selection of assorted cured meats and cheeses along with fig jam and honeycomb.

Small meals include:

  • pub pretzels,
  • pastry pups with options of everything bagel spice, pickled mustard seed, sriracha Ketchup,
  • beef sliders,
  • shoestring fries,
  • Cajun spice wings
  • and vegetable spring rolls with plum sauce.
Rope Hanger Punch
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Drinks

The menu is extensive and features craft cocktails cultivated by their skilled bartender, beers, wines, and bottle service with various options.

Tropical Nymph Cocktail
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Craft cocktails include:

  • Rita Hayworth – Pineapple & Sage Infused Tequila, Honey, Yellow Chartreuse
  • Spicy Paloma – Jalapeño Infused Tequila, Grapefruit, and Lime
  • Seersucker – Rum, Fresh Strawberry, Lemon, and Cinnamon
  • Tropical Nymph – with Vodka, Blue Curacao, Pineapple, Mango, and Orgeat. And other unique cocktails as well.

Beers include:

  • lagers
  • Allagash White
  • Merman
  • Seaquench Ale
  • Truly seltzers
  • and No. 139 Dry Rosé cider.

Wines include:

  • Prosecco
  • Champagne
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • rosé
  • Pinot noir
  • Malbec
  • and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bottle service features various champagne, vodka, tequila, whiskey, rum, cognac, and specialty bottles.

Ownership

Disruptive Restaurant Group (DRG) is led by visionary Sam Nazarian, who incubates and operates globally renowned culinary brands, including critically-acclaimed restaurants, lounges, and nightclubs. By partnering with an impressive roster of internationally renowned culinary talent, DRG concepts are committed to innovating and setting new industry standards.

Restaurants within the portfolio include Kumi, Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Sa’Moto by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Hyde Sunset Kitchen, and Cocktails and Casa Dani.

Days and Hours of Operation

  • Wednesday 4 PM to 2 AM
  • Thursday – Saturday 4 PM to 4 AM
  • With Tuesday and Sunday hours coming in June

Location

124 West 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues–Midtown West

Life Rooftop should be on your list of places to enjoy this Spring/Summer. And try the entire cocktail menu. It is remarkable.

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