The Sky Room Times Square Opens This Friday

Sky Room view 
  Photo courtesy of Grub Street

You know what Manhattan needs? Another rooftop bar. 

Opening this Friday, June 18th, is The Sky Room – a rather swanky sounding spot atop the 33rd and 34th floors of….The Marriot Fairfield Inn and Suites. Yea. I'm not too sure how I feel about that, but as I kept reading about it, it seems they are doing everything they can to convince people that this place is awesome. And…it kind of worked. This "bi-level ultra lounge" is being operated by Thierry Pomies and Peggy Millard (formerly of Pink Elephant and Capitale, respectively), and it was designed by the same people who worked on The Gansevoort, Library, and the Giraffe Hotel, so you know you can expect some swank with your sky. And speaking of sky, The Sky Room has a retractable roof, which is good to know for those chilly winter nights I so adore here in New York.

Sky Room View 2
Photo courtesy of Grub Street

During the week The Sky Room will have theme nights like Wednesday night's "Brazilian Party" (with drink specials) and the weekends will have a DJ spinning so you can shake your groove thing on the illuminating floors. The good news just keeps on coming! Take a look at the menu below and you'll see what I mean. "Fashion Desserts" by Rebecca Minkoff and Nanette Lapore? They've got them. What is that? Don't care. They sound good. You can even add fruit flavors (like guava) to their Summer Classic cocktails. Guava!! And you know you can expect a good night when there's fried mac and cheese with bacon involved. Or is that just me…?  

FOOD
Smokin’ Summer Buns – $15
Free range chicken, slow cooked in a smoky homemade BBQ sauce, topped with a lime-pickled red onion ring, a sprinkle of cucumber and organic cilantro, served in steamed buns

Shrimp Marbella – $16
Grilled jumbo tiger shrimp, brushed with olive oil, sea salt and pepper, served with chorizo aioli and chives.

S.O.B. (South of the Border) Tacos – $18
Crispy corn tortillas filled with five-spiced crab meat, topped with sweet pickled red chili wheels and drizzled with chipotle vinaigrette

Tuna Lollipop – $17
Seared Ahi tuna, dusted with anise powder, layered with French radish and accompanied with a chile-citrus jam

Sky Room Sliders
The Classic – $14
Perfectly cooked beef slider topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle and your choice of cheddar, swiss, or provolone cheese, served on a brioche bun
The Californian – $16
Perfectly cooked beef slider topped with roasted red peppers sitting on a spread of blue cheese and spicy walnut, served on a brioche bun

Croquetas Cohiba – $12
Lightly breaded cigars of cured Spanish ham and cheese, deep fried, and served with a citrus aioli

Thin Crust Pizzas
Margherita – $12
Elegant and simple: tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil
Rustica – $14
Locally farmed goat cheese, Applewood smoked bacon and caramelized onions

Satay Malay – $15
Grilled chicken breast strips marinated in honey, lime and soy and served with a coconut peanut sauce

Bruschetta – $10
*Tomatoes, Mozzarella and fresh basil drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
*Sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers and goat cheese

The Little Dipper – $14
Pita chips accompanied by an assortment of baba ganoush, hummus, and artichoke dip

Merry Calamari – $13
Buttermilk battered calamari quickly fried and served with a spicy lemon-garlic aioli or marinara sauce

High Fries
Crispy Original – $10
Truffle Exceptional – $12

Aspaciutto – $14
Grilled green asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and served with a whipped mustard balsamic vinaigrette

Deep Fried Mac and Cheese – $12
Creamy macaroni and cheese with crispy bacon bits, deep fried in a crispy breadcrumb coating

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Platters (serves 6 to 10 people)
Go Green $65
Hummus, baba ganoush, artichoke dip, roasted tomatoes, olives, pita chips

The Italian Job $75
Thin crust pizza, deep fried mac & cheese, bruschetta

Ocean’s 330 $85
SOB Tacos, calamari, tuna lollipop

The Boys Club $85
Sliders, Fries and Chicken Satay

Fashion Desserts – $15
As a tribute to the Fashion District, Sky Room has turned to prominent New York designers to put their personal touch on their favorite desserts.

Violet Religieuses by Nanette Lepore
Profiteroles filled with blackcurrant and violet pastry cream, candied violet , violet caviar
Nanette Lepore shares her love for one of her favorite colors and flowers with this luxurious pastry..

Pavlova by Rebecca Taylor
Mini meringues, fresh strawberries, honey vanilla crѐme anglaise, raspberry sauce
New Zealand Designer Rebecca Taylor pays homage to her roots with this native dessert.

Pink Grapefruit Tart by Rebecca Minkoff
Citrus cream filling in a shortbread crust, pink grapefruit curd, poppy seed cream, pink grapefruit caviar.
Rebecca Minkoff brings sun and light through this refreshing dessert.

Candy Shop by Katie Gallagher
Pink cotton candy, candy corn, crunchy candy apple.
Katie Gallagher’s shows that behind it all, she’s just a kid at heart.

Ice Cream Sandwich by Miguelina
Vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between a double chocolate cookie and a ginger sugar cookie, caramel crunch, white chocolate rose.
Free, comfortable, yet sexy and glamorous, this dessert is the honeymoon of your evening.

Fruit Fountain by Russel Simmons
Blueberry cardamom confit, Lime sorbet, Black Currant caviar
Russell Simmons is proud to be Vegan and pushes for less harm to the environment. From the fruit fountain to the fountain of youth…

Exotic by Yeohlee
Exotic fruit mousse lined with coconut ladyfingers, topped with coconut glaze.
Yeohlee was inspired by the exotic savors of her homeland, Malaysia, and her love for texture and colors.

Desire by Walter
Hazelnut dacquoise, & chocolate fondant with crunchy bottom.
With a penchant for luxury and romance, what better way could have Walter expressed his true feelings?

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS – $15
Southern Exposure
Woodford Reserve Bourbon poured into a muddled mix of seasonal berries and sour mix, then shaken vigorously, strained over ice, and energized with a splash of Monster and a float of Southern Comfort.

Dragon Flight
Bacardi Dragon Berry mixed with freshly muddled strawberries, mint and limes, topped with a long shot of club soda.

SkynniRita
Patron Silver shaken with Patron Citronge orange liqueur, mint, fresh lime and mango juice, served on the rocks in a salt-rimmed glass.

O-Tini
Ketel Oranje dashed with St Germain Liquor, cranberry juice, orange juice and a squeeze of lime juice served up.

Frenchiroska
A fun take on the Caipiroska – SkyRoom’s features muddled red grapes, Ciroc Premium Vodka all in a rocks glass and elegantly finished with rose wine.

Dura Vida
Herradura Siver skaken with pomegranate liquor, lime juice and topped with Ginger Ale

Brazilian Sunshine
Sagatiba Velha mixed with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, pineapple juice and a dash of grenadine.

Irish Latte
Jameson Whisky with Kahlua and cream shaken to a froth, served up.

Mile-High
A sinful concoction of Bombay Sapphire Gin, peach liqueur, and Chambord, drowned in Prosecco

Absolut Youth
Absolut Vodka spruced up by muddled cucumber slices, bitters, and sour mix

Frozen Drinks
Frozen Pear
Grey Goose La Poire, Xante Cognac Pear Liqueur , pineapple juice and sour mix blended into a cooling sorbet and served in a martini glass.

Khoma Thai
Bacardi, Soho Lychee Liqueur, pineapple juice, and coconut cream served frozen and topped with Crème De Cassis

Pain Killer
Captain Morgan, fresh orange and pineapple juice, coconut milk, served frozen and sprinkled with nutmeg.

Mayan Ice Storm
Jose Cuervo blended with honey, lime juice, a splash of orange juice, and a sharp kick of Anise Liqueur served frozen.

Sangria – $15
White Sangria
A combination of light citrus, peach and mango makes this sangria a summer delight.

Berry Red Sangria
A delicious blend of berries and citrus makes this an afternoon favorite.

Summer Classics
Classic Caipirinha
The Brazilian classic: fresh limes muddled to perfection with brown sugar topped with Sagatiba Pura, served ice cold

Classic Mojito
Bacardi White Rum muddled to perfection with fresh lime sugar and mint, mixed until ice cold, charged with club soda

Classic Margarita
Cuervo Especial Tequila, fresh lime juice and orange liqueur served straight served ice cold on the rocks
+ $5 with Cuervo Platino

Classic Pina Colada
Bacardi White Rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.

By the glass – $15
Carafes – $55 (serves approximately 6 people)
Pitchers – $75 (serves approximately 10 people)

Add fruit flavors (strawberry, mango, guava) for $5

Sky Room Times Square
330 West 40th st, 33rd Floor
212-380-1195

7 Comments

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  7. They’re racist. They allowed only caucasians and those who can pass for caucasians in. At 1st I refuse to believe it until the white guy at the door told all the african americans on the line to get off and go home. And told everyone else that lounge was over capacitated and that the only way you would get in would be if you buy a bottle service.
    1). If it was over capacitated why would you still let in all the whites and white-ish folks inside? isn’t that a fire hazard?
    2). If it’s over capacitated, why would you say “But you can get in on a bottle service”?
    You need to get rid of that guy or change your policy. Either way all the fanciness this place has to offer don’t mean a thing if black people can’t get in.

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