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.
Please note that we are a separate entity from the hotel and not affiliated with the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.
- 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 on Sundays through Thursdays and until 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Are you affiliated with the Courtyard Marriott Hotel?
Monarch Rooftop is a separate entity from the hotel and not affiliated with the Marriott brand.
- 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. You are more than welcome to join us at our communal bar areas.
- What does a reservation include?
A reservation guarantees a table with a mix of cocktail seating and standing room. We do not guarantee seating for your entire party as we have more of a cocktail style lounge atmosphere versus a restaurant seated dinner vibe. You may order food and drinks directly through your designated server.
- 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. You and your guests are more than welcome to join us at our communal bar areas after your table reservation. 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.
- Is there a cost to book a table on the weekends?
There is no fee to book a table, but a minimum spend may be required on weekends if your reservation start time is 8:30 PM or later. This minimum varies based on the capacity for the evening and the number of guests in your party. The minimum for a table reservation can be met with bottle service purchases and/or drinks ordered a la carte. All table reservations include expedited VIP entry. All table reservations will receive 1 check and we accept up to five forms of payment and/or cash.
- 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.
- Do you offer bottle service? How much is it? Is it required?
Yes, our bottle service is available with table reservations, but is completely optional. The minimum for a table can be met with drinks a la carte and/or bottle service with your designated server. Our bottles start at $350, before taxes, gratuity and fees. Our bottle service is accompanied with complimentary mixers and includes expedited entry with a VIP table and designated server.
- 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.
- What is the atmosphere like on the weekends?
After 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays, Monarch Rooftop is a high energy lounge with contemporary, top 40s, open format music.
- What is the guest list option?
This options grants you general admission into the venue with standing room, but does not include any tables or seating. You can set up a guest list booking for you and your guests under one name and your guests will check in with the door host upon arrival. You and yours guests may order directly through our bars for drinks.
- Do you do anything special for birthdays? Can I bring my own cake?
Monarch Rooftop has exclusive birthday packages available for pre-orders. 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.