Food and Spirits

Executive Chef David Andrews serves an eclectic array of small plate offerings. Over the past 10 years, David has honed his craft by cooking at some of New York’s finest restaurants. It was under Alfred Portale at New York’s three star Gotham Bar & Grill, that David began to master the new American Cuisine. David continued to expand his knowledge while working with Marcus Samuelsson at Merkato 55 and Angelo Sosa at Xie Xie, as they pushed the boundaries of the New York restaurant scene. Upstairs serves such dishes as Seared Steak Tartare, Spiced Duck Cigars, Baby Lamb Lollipops with Ratatouille, and Mini Kobe Sliders. In addition to great food, the bar features a sumptuous list of specialty cocktails created by Alex Ott. Alex is a perfumer, flavor chemist and a true master of drink mixology. He works with over 65 liquor brands, conducting seminars around the world pairing cocktails with the perfect foods. Try The Chrysler a classic, timeless, and unbelievably seductive champagne cocktail made with the finest honey, fresh lemon and lime, topped with the French nectar of love!
An evening Upstairs will be an experience like no other, focusing on refined service in a relaxed luxurious setting, offering its guests a one-of-a-kind rooftop experience and the desire to come back again and again.

Design

Architect, Frank Denner, in collaboration with New York Design firms, Pentasia Designs and De-Spec, has created an all-year-round, glass convertible enclosed, temperature controlled oasis, thirty stories above Manhattan that overwhelms the senses at every turn of its panoramic view. Take the express elevator from the street level and be transported to an exquisite world above the city. Both grandeur and intimacy reside here in the harmony of its detailed collaboration: Bohemia Construction connects an amalgam of elements such as a hand-cut bronze bar by Shock Studios, topped with honed absolute black granite by Stone Masters, cascading ivy walls by Sal Cantatore, and hand-painted Venetian walls by Anthony Chase. A perfect view of the iconic Chrysler Building is the star of the show, as lighting designer Brian Orter, interprets a fresh spin on old Hollywood-glamour incorporating vintage theatrical lights and strings of incandescent bulbs that float overhead. Deliberately shying away from outdoor lounge-style furniture typical of most rooftop bars as of late, Upstairs’ furnishings, carefully curated by Pentasia Designs from renowned houses such as B&B Italia, Moooi and Piet Boon as well as lush tufted banquets by Esquire, creates an atmosphere of chic sophistication. Both hyper-modern and neo-gothic, guests may relax and unwind any time of year in an airy vista or a starry refuge. Whether in the sun or under the stars, Upstairs is truly a magical escape.