When going to New York, rooftops are a must visit in Manhattan, we all want good cocktails, a buzzing atmosphere and nice views of the city. We headed to Gallow Green, perched nicely on top of the McKittrick hotel, in Chelsea, for drinks and dinner, when we arrived there was a queue outside the door, but not too long, some would say a good sign, we all know a place in demand is the place to be… We got a warm welcome from the minute we got into the lift to when we arrived at the entrance of Gallow Green.
Getting there a little early, we indulged in a couple of cocktails to soak up the atmosphere and have a look around before we sat down for dinner. We were surrounded by grand beautiful foliage and twinkling lights.
Now sadly the building isn’t high enough to see the New York skyline, but you soon forget that, as you get lost in the buzzing atmosphere. We were seated in a recreation of a antique abandon wooden train carriage, best seats in the house I would say!
(Photo credit: Nyla Sammons)
To start we had the fried calamari, which came with tartar and marinara sauce and steak tartare, which was marinated nicely, it was enjoyed by us both, far too quickly and washed down nicely with our cocktails. For the mains we went for the Grilled steak skewer, which came with peppers and onions, the habanero vinaigrette was a hit, bursting with flavour, it complemented the steak skewer nicely!
We also tucked into the Charred octopus, which came with potatoes and ramesco sauce, again another thumbs up on the complementing sauce, the octopus was cooked well and tasted succulent, it went down a treat. For the sides we tucked into hand cut French fries and Ratatouille.
New York is known for their attentive service and we are happy to say, that Gallow Green excelled in their customer service, the staff were warm and friendly and even though it was a busy night, our waiter looked after us all evening.
Now for those that don’t know, The McKittrick Hotel is also home to the the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a very dark cinematic lens. Tickets are available via www.sleepnomorenyc.com
One of the other great things about Gallow Green is, its close to the Meat Packing District, The High Line and Hells Kitchen, just a few places that you must add to your to-see list! We had great time here and highly recommend Gallow Green.
542 W 27th St
Written by Nyla Sammons