There's nothing like dining with one of the world's most famous skyline views as your backdrop. And while rooftop eateries are nothing new to New York City, one restaurant might just become the crown jewel in a city known for its sky-high restaurants with stunning city views.
A 57-second elevator ride up from Hudson Yard's Shops will take you to Peak, a 10,000-square-foot modern American eatery, cocktail bar, private dining room, and event space on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards. That's one floor above Edge, the tallest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.
Sitting pretty at the very top of New York's third tallest building, Peak's diners are basically guaranteed fantastic skyline views all the way from the tip of Central Park down to the Statue of Liberty and beyond. It's not every day you get a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the Empire State Building.
But not all tables are created equal. For completely unobstructed views ask for the corner table to the very left of the bar, directly facing over the Edge when you make your reservation. The hot table for two has no other diners in its way and is placed directly by the windows which look over prime Manhattan views. Facing directly outwards you'll feel like it's your own place.
Views aren't everything at Peak though. The restaurant designed by renowned architect David Rockwell is headed up by Executive Chef Chris Cryer (formerly Executive Chef of Seamore’s), who, inspired by the grand city below him, has partnered with local suppliers to serve a sustainable food menu highlighting New York's most delicious produce. Craft cocktails, fine wines, and rare spirits also come with a heavy focus on local, thanks to beverage director Zack Kameron (formerly the Head Sommelier at A Voce Columbus). The bar also comes with unobstructed skyline views and promises to be a memorable spot for an Aperol Spritz at sunset. A little Dutch courage may also be needed if you're planning to walk out to the observation deck after your meal.
Both Peak and Edge open to the public from March 12.