The rooftop bar/restaurant of the Westin Excelsior Hotel is something incredible. From there you have the best view while sipping some of the best drinks in town. The atmosphere you breathe in this bar is pleasantly international, something that is not easy to find in Florence.
It is a popular place on weekends nights or for the “aperitivo” but I really suggest you go there when it’s not crowded to enjoy the great panorama at its best. Even if it is a luxury hotel, prices for cocktails are not inaccessible, especially if you consider the quality. The restaurant is also a great surprise. It has some very interesting contemporary cuisine dishes. A special place for a special night. There is a special menu for lunch for only € 28.
A useful tip: if you have the hotel fidelity card you get an extra 15% discount for the restaurant (only dinner and not on weekends) and you can even sign up for it at the reception desk just before going upstairs.