New York’s Most Stylish Rooftop Is Back

By Ellie Smith

1 month ago

Fouquet’s roof terrace is reopening for summer 2024

New York is renowned for its rooftop scene, with a string of chic restaurants and bars offering views of the city’s world-famous skyline. When it comes to design, though, it doesn’t get much more aesthetic than Le Vaux, the roof terrace at the Parisian-inspired Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York. Following its debut last year, the al fresco bar and restaurant is returning for a second season this summer – and it’s tempting us to book a trip to the Big Apple.

Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York Rooftop Bar To Reopen

Perched at the top of the eight-story Tribeca hotel, Le Vaux is inspired by the French gardens of Vaux-Le Vicomte and Versailles. Interiors come courtesy of Martin Brudnizki and Office of Strategy + Design, continuing Fouquet’s signature Art Deco aesthetic, with a palette of green and lavender hues reminiscent of Parisian gardens. 

On the menu you’ll find an array of light seasonal fare, including oysters, lobster rolls with caviar, and prosciutto and brie panini. On the sweet side, guests can choose between chilled desserts like yogurt panna cotta, and pavlova with mascarpone cream. Pair with refreshing drinks like the Smash Sicilian and Mango Hellfire, or choose from the carefully curated wine list.

Fouquet's rooftop

Sadly, you won’t be able to just waltz in: the bar is open exclusively to hotel guests. But if you fancy booking a stay, the hotel really is a New York icon, renowned for its lavish interiors and standout spa.

‘In its second season, we look forward to once again welcoming our guests and members to experience Le Vaux and enjoy five-star service, as well as magnificent views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River,’ said Michael McGinley, General Manager of Fouquet’s New York. ‘An amazing add-on to our already incredible offerings, Le Vaux is poised to become a sought-after rooftop haunt for the second year in a row.’

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