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Indulge in NYC's world-famous culinary scene without leaving AC Hotel New York Times Square. Boqueria is a popular Barcelona-style tapas bar with a new location at 260 W 40th St., adjacent to our hotel lobby. Beloved for its lively menu and convivial spirit, this Spanish restaurant serves location-specific AC breakfasts along with lunches and dinners with seasonal specials and time-honored favorites from Catalan chef Marc Vidal. Every dish pairs with hand-selected wines, cocktails and sangria. Find the same combination of libations and leisure on the 21st floor. Castell Rooftop Lounge recaptures the spirit of a classic cocktail bar with an extra emphasis on martinis. Our menu includes beers, wines and a rotating list of cocktails that are part throwback, part invention. Savor a shareable plate with iconic views of the NYC skyline.
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Castell Rooftop Lounge
Invite your friends, family and coworkers to our refined yet relaxed lounge. Castell Rooftop Lounge is an all-season bar on the 21st floor with classic cocktails, beer and wine. Enjoy Mediterranean-style plates and panoramic views of New York City.
Power up with our signature AC breakfast, offering fresh croissants, hand-sliced charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, egg tarts and house-made chia pudding. Lunch and dinner at our Spanish tapas restaurant includes paella and hand-selected sangrias.
Castell Rooftop Lounge
Castell features multiple martini incarnations, with gin and/or vodka options complemented by profiles and garnishes specifically tailored to the drink at hand. Other libations are arranged on the menu via style – stirred, shaken, hi-balls, large format – with classics including a Smoked Manhattan, a Cadillac Margarita, the signature AC GinTonic and an on-tap Salted Grapefruit Paloma, a nod to the hotel’s Spanish heritage.Explore More
Castell Rooftop Lounge
Come up to the 21st floor of the AC Hotel in Times Square, where Castell recaptures the spirit of classic cocktail bars, with extra emphasis on martinis.
Designed with strong geometric influences – inspired by shapes of Spanish architecture – Castell comprises spaces both cozy and communal. Enjoy the intimacy of a fireplace lounge showcasing abstract art, or opt for plush banquette seating, leather benches and bar stools, inside as well as out on the verdant open-air terrace. Contemporary and bespoke furniture adds hospitable vibe, with fixtures adding to the clean, modern and residential ambiance. Combinations of marble, leather and rustic wood elevate the atmosphere. Castell is available for private parties – book the entire space for groups up to 100 or reserve your favorite space for smaller gatherings, whether that's one of the intimate fireplace lounges or a nook on the outdoor terrace.
Castell recaptures the spirit of classic cocktail bars, with extra emphasis on martinis. Whether shaken, stirred, dirty, dry, twisted or simply straight, this New York City rooftop lounge makes your drink – and makes the moment. Elevated service heightens the experience amidst contemporary décor enhanced by the city’s iconic skyline. Castell features multiple martini incarnations, with gin and/or vodka options complemented by profiles and garnishes specifically tailored to the drink at hand. Other libations are arranged on the menu via style – stirred, shaken, hi-balls, large format – with classics including a Smoked Manhattan, a Cadillac Margarita, the signature AC GinTonic and an on-tap Salted Grapefruit Paloma, a nod to the hotel’s Spanish heritage.
Beloved NYC restaurant Boqueria brings lively Spanish tapas and convivial spirit to 260 W 40th St., adjacent to the lobby of AC Hotel New York Times Square.
The newest of the city’s popular Boqueria restaurants, this location comprises a 40-seat outdoor patio with a bustling cocktail area and a 20-seat island bar where guests can order from a rotating list of seasonal and traditional Sangrías, a new cocktail on tap, Spanish wines, classic vermouths and aperitivos. Reminiscent of Barcelona’s tapas bars, bartenders share real estate behind the bar with chefs preparing artisanal cheese boards, plates of briny boquerones, hand-sliced Jamón Ibérico and pan con tomate.
With high seating throughout, the energy of the bar flows through the 100-seat dining room nestled between the bar and the open kitchen. The marble counter wrapping around 3 sides of the kitchen provides 24 guests with a perfect view of a 6-spit rotisserie spinning whole suckling pigs and chefs searing market vegetables, freshly caught seafood and house-made chorizo on the plancha and grill. A chef’s booth to the right of the kitchen counter provides a privileged view of the action in a more intimate setting for dinner parties of 6-8 guests. Unique to this space is a private dining room sharing the left edge of the kitchen counter. An accordion glass window can be left open to allow interaction between the diners and chefs for demonstrations, cooking classes and counter seat dining or can be closed off for more private affairs of seated dinners and cocktail receptions.
Making Good Mornings
Wake Up to a European-Inspired Breakfast
Guests enjoy perennial Boqueria favorites such as crispy bacon wrapped around sweet Medjool dates stuffed with rich blue cheese, tender paprika dusted octopus served over a bed of Picual olive oil mashed potatoes, and a traditional seafood paella of sepia, squid, shrimp, clams, and mussels heightened with saffron and salsa verde. A menu of market-driven dishes rounds out the menu and highlight the best of seasonal produce. In addition to Boqueria’s trademark lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus, this location also serves the AC’s signature European-inspired breakfast.
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