Kitano New York Hotel Labor Day Urban BBQ Mancation

Who said the south is the only place for great BBQ? Certainly not the people at The Kitano New York Hotel! They have put together an awesome sounding series of rooftop BBQ packages for almost any taste - from the Original Tar Beach experience to Brazilian Churrasco, or even the classic New England Clam Bake.

This is really targetted at something larger than your typical mancation (25 person min.) but if you have a bunch of college buddies an are looking for something cool, this might be just the thing!

Celebrate Labor Day with a no-fuss rooftop BBQ. Forget the Hamptons beach barbecue, city slickers can relax and unwind with The Kitano New York Hotel’s BBQ package now through end of the year, weather permitting.  Back in the day, New Yorkers living vertically, with fire escapes as balconies, would often go up to the roof to cool down or catch some rays.  They would refer to this practice as “Going to Tar Beach,” in reference to tarred roofs.

The Kitano New York Hotel invites you to take a load off on Labor Day by grilling it for you with its BBQ packages that include grilled favorites (Tar Beach) to the beloved seafood grill (The Manhattan Clam Bake).  Cost effective BBQ packages range from $75 - $185 per person and includes menu options, tropical drinks, beer, sangria, and red and white wines.  It is available throughout the summer to fall (weather permitting).

High above New York’s most fashionable avenue, The Kitano New York Hotel’s spacious rooftop, one of the city’s premier outdoor rooftop venues, offers east and west views, and unadulterated views to the north of the Empire State, MetLife and Chrysler buildings.  A garden sky oasis, the terraces feature comfortable outdoor furnishings.  Separating the eastern and western terraces is an enclosed penthouse banquet room which can be set-up to suit guests’ preference.  Many guests opt to add live music to BBQ which can take place in the penthouse.

The cost effective package is available for minimum 25 people and can accommodate up to 90.  With this offer, guests will enjoy exclusive use of the venue and can choose from four barbecue menu options: “The Original Tar Beach”, “The Manhattan Clam Bake,” “The Churrasco,” and “The Hitching Post.” “The Rooftop Manhattan Clam Bake” offers items such as fresh littleneck clams, Blue Point oysters and whole Maine lobster. All packages also offer a variety of salads and sides, condiments and a choice of beverages, including alcoholic beverages such as bottled beer and red and white sangria.  Chefs prepare BBQ over open grill at a rate of $185.

The Original Tar Beach

Grilled over charcoal and oak wood

Certified Black Angus Beef Burgers with Assorted Cheeses and Traditional Accoutrements

Charcoal Grilled Turkey Burgers

Charcoal Grilled Hot Dogs & Assorted Gourmet Chicken Sausages

Roasted Sweet Corn on The Cob with Variety of Herbed Butters

Potato Salad & Cole Slaw

Summer Melon & Fresh Berries with Mint-chamomile Syrup

Assorted Beers on Ice

Pitchers of Passion Fruit Iced Tea

$75.00++ person/$185.00 Chef’s Fee 25 person minimum


The Manhattan Clam Bake

Charcoal Grilled Fresh Littleneck Clams and Blue Point Oysters

Charcoal Grilled Andouille Sausages, Chorizo and natural casing Hot Dogs

Roasted Corn on the Cob with a variety of butters

Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Salad, Succotash, Pasta Salad

Sliced Summer Melon and Seasonal Berries

Key Lime Pie

Assorted Imported and Domestic Beers on Ice

Pitchers of Red and White Sangria

Assorted Soft Drinks

$100 per person for 3 hours (25 person minimum and $185 chef fee, service and taxes excluded)



Grilled over charcoal and oak wood

Skirt Steak, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Legs and Thighs,

Shrimp on Sugar Cane Skewers

Served with traditional Brazilian condiment sauces

Three Herb Chimichurri, Molho & campanha, Black Bean Salad

Salad of Tomatoes & Hearts of Palm

Salad of Iceberg lettuce, Roasted Tomatoes,

Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing

Orzo Salad with Summer Vegetables

Summer Melon and Berries with Mint-chamomile syrup

Red & White Wines, Assorted Beers on Ice,

Pitchers of Caipirinha

Assorted Soft Drinks

Pitchers of Pink Grapefruit Lemonade with Ginger

$100 per person for 3 hours (25 person minimum and $185 chef fee, service and taxes excluded)


The Hitching Post

Grilled over charcoal and oak wood

Beef Tri Tip, Baby Back Ribs, Spatch Cocked Baby Chicken,

Swordfish Brochettes

Served with a variety of Japanese condiment sauces

Japanese Genghis Khan Sauce, Japanese Pot Herb Sauce,

Japanese Sesame Ponzu Sauce, Japanese Green Sauce

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Tomato Tartare with Fresh Basil, Black Olives & Fresh Mozzarella

Salad of 20 Summer Herbs and Lettuces – Red Wine Vinaigrette

Summer Melon and Berries with Mint-chamomile syrup

Red & White Wines

Assorted Beers on Ice

Assorted Soft Drinks

Pitchers of Arnold Palmer

$125.00 per person for 3 hours (25 person minimum and $185.00 Chef’s fee, service and taxes excluded)


For more information or to book either package, please contact Thanya Phanpinyo at

212-885-7017 or email [email protected]