FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Where are you located?
Monarch Rooftop is located on 71 W 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue, closer to 6th Avenue. We are accessed by walking into the Courtyard Marriott.
- What floor is the rooftop located?
Monarch Rooftop has its own designated elevator, which will take you straight up to the Penthouse 18th Floor.
-What available transportation is nearby?
- Is there parking nearby?
We do not offer our own or Valet Parking. However, there are several parking garages in the area. Below are three that are nearby:
MHM Parking Corporation 74 W 35th Street
Pace Parking LLC 67 W 36th Street
AZ Parking 35 W 33rd Street
- What is your dress code?
We kindly ask our guests to abide by our upscale & trendy dress code; The following items are not permitted:
- Athletic wear, including tank tops, T-shirts, sneakers
- Beachwear (including flip flops)
- Baseball caps
- Large bags, backpacks, and luggage
As a rule of thumb, we accept business casual wear during the week and trendy, more upscale dress attire on the weekends starting at 8PM.
Final admittance to the venue is at the discretion of the door host and management.
- What type of music do you play?
Monarch Rooftop plays open-format, contemporary top 40’s music.
- Are there any age restrictions? What forms of ID do you accept?
Monarch is a strictly 21+ establishment. We require a valid state ID or passport to be presented upon arrival.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, as well as cash payments.
- Do you have a happy hour?
Our happy hour specials change daily and are posted on our Instagram @monarchnyc the day of.
- Do you serve any food?
Yes, our rooftop offers a selection of tapas style plates and shareable items with a menu changing based on seasonal ingredients. We are a rooftop lounge and bar — not a full restaurant. Our venue is perfect for cocktails and light fare. We provide full dinner options for private and semi-private events.
- How late is the kitchen open?
Our kitchen is open until 11PM.
- Can I bring my backpack or luggage?
We do not permit large backpacks, suitcases, or luggage. Please make prior arrangements to store your belongings before entering our venue.
- Do you have a coat check?
We offer coat check during select events, but not as an ongoing service. During the weekends on colder months, we may have a mandatory coat check.
- Is the rooftop heated?
We have an indoor, heated Skylight Lounge and an outdoor open air rooftop deck. From October until May, we enclose a portion of the outdoor space called the Royal Terrace, which remains fully heated for the season.
- Are you open if it rains?
Our rooftop is weatherized so we are open rain or shine. We are open all year round; 365 days a year.
- Do I need a reservation to come in?
No. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended. If you do not see availability online, please submit an inquiry online or call us at 212.630.9993 Ext 1. For parties larger than 20, please submit an inquiry to book ahead.
- Do you accept walk-ins?
Absolutely. We accept walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis. Please check with the host upon arrival for availability for a table.
- What does a reservation include?
A reservation guarantees a table with seating for your guest count. There is a maximum of 10 guests per table. Any reservations larger than 10 will be split into smaller groups. You may order food and drinks directly through your designated server. All table reservations will receive 1 check and we accept up to five forms of payment and/or cash.
- How long are your reservations for?
Our Monarch Rooftop table reservation experiences are designed to last up to two hours, and we ask that you keep that in mind while enjoying your cocktails. Tables are reserved based upon arrival times reserved, not actual arrival time at the venue. Any delays in your arrival will not prolong your reservation table reservation time frame.
- Where will we be seated for a reservation?
All table placements are based on the manager’s discretion. Seating requests cannot be guaranteed, but we can make a note of your preference. If you’re looking for a specific table or area, table minimums may apply.
- What should I do if I am running late?
If you do not arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation, there may be a delay in seating you or possible cancellation. A later arrival does not push back your reservation end time.
- Are there any requirements for reservations?
We require table minimums for reservations and table service during our peak times, which will be listed when making a reservation online.
- What happens if more guests show up for my reservation than I booked for?
If your party exceeds the initial guest count, we cannot guarantee accommodations – though of course, we will try our best. Minimums may apply.
- What can I expect at the door?
At times, we do have a line and wait times may fluctuate. We try to accommodate as many guests as possible as we are grateful for all our visitors. DO NOT be alarmed by our security ropes. They are in place to keep order and flow, so we can keep all of our guests happy. Walk-ins are welcome based on capacity, nightly commitments and door host’s discretion.
- Do you have a late night scene?
Monarch After Dark is currently paused due to the curfew set for restaurants and bars but stay tuned!
- Is there anything specific I should be aware of during this time?
-Masks are required at all times while on the rooftop. The only time they may be removed is when seated at your table while eating and drinking.
-All tables must order at least one food item per State requirements.
-If you are feeling unwell, please stay home! We are happy to host you another time when you are feeling up for it.
-Please social distance at all times by staying 6 feet away from other patrons. Guests may not gather or socialize in groups larger than 10 people.
-Hand hygiene is highly recommended so please wash your hands diligently and feel free to utilize our hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue.
-Please be mindful of others and courteous to everyone’s level of comfort regarding this sensitive time we are in. We are all in this together!
- In addition to meeting all health standards, we are taking extra precaution by ensuring that tables are spaced apart, and all surfaces are thoroughly disinfected between seatings.
- Do you do anything special for birthdays? Can I bring my own cake?
You may bring a cake, in which a $50 cake platting fees applies, while cupcakes are welcome with no fee required. No refrigeration or storage is available so we are not responsible for any perishable items.
- Can we bring balloons, banners or table decorations?
Any decor is not permitted in the venue without a private area being reserved, in which a minimum would apply. Balloons must be within our color scheme (white, black, grey, or metallics). We ask that you keep any balloons to a minimum being that we are an open air space.
We do not permit banners or signs to be adhered to the wall. However, table reservations are allowed to have one free standing sign present as long as it does not adhere to any furniture or walls.
- What food options do you offer larger parties of 10 and up?
We have our appetizer platters and packages available for pre-order, which kindly requires a minimum of 72 hour notice along with credit card confirmation. For larger events, please inquire within our Events Department for our Catering options.
- Can I bring my own food & drinks?
Unfortunately, we do not permit outside food or beverages, but we do have a full bar, fantastic signature cocktail program and many delicious offerings for small plates. You may find our food & cocktail menu here.
- Can you accommodate Audio Visual requests?
AV, including microphone use, is only permitted with private events. We cannot accommodate any speeches as it will be disruptive to the rest of our guests and the music cannot be lowered within the venue.
- What kind of events can you book at Monarch Rooftop?
We do both corporate & special events, whether it’s looking to plan your wedding, book your corporate holiday party, birthday party, anniversary or where to celebrate Superbowl; we do it all.