Lots of indoor elements were used to cozy up this 7,000-square-foot Dallas rooftop including a dining table, lounge chairs, barbecue, TVs and even a refrigerator and dishwasher. Overhead pergolas and planters filled with boxwoods also help to define and minimize the space, says Sofia Joelsson, owner of SoJo Design.
is served in the hotel’s cheerful and bright Bank Café, which also has a full lunch menu of Turkish and international dishes. A pleasant lounge is stocked with magazines and art tomes, while the rooftop Zelda Zonk restaurant has a dinner menu of refined dishes like salmon gravlax with sumac, and beef tongue with horseradish cream. Afterward, NuBlu offers live music Wednesday
Level R Long a Fashion Week hot spot thanks to its enviable location across from Lincoln Center, the rooftop lounge at the Empire Hotel recently got a facelift and was rechristened Level R. Expect the same Veuve Clicquot sipping crowd, with new cabana-style furnishings spread over two terraces, a menu by the famed China Grill, and a state-of-the-art sound system that gets pushed to its limits by house music DJ’s each weekend.