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Cafe Centro

200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
+1 212-818-1222
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
According to TripAdvisor reviewers, this popular American eatery in Midtown is perfect for special occasions. As one put it, "The lamb tagine was the best I have ever had, with...More
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American, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually eat here about 6 times a year-very convenient to Grand Central and consistently good-staff seems to turnover-so that would appear to be only negative.

Thank BrooklynTom2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I met a business associate for breakfast at Cafe Centro. Three reasons to have breakfast here. 1-food and service are excellent with excellent coffee. 2- the tables are spaced far enough apart and the restaurant is quiet enough to carry on a private conversation. 3-location...More

Thank Tripwilmington
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Cafe Centro is a widely popular place just north of Grand Central Station in the MetLife business. I have been here about 10 times over the years. It is crowded and noisy at lunch; more civil and tranquil at dinner. My guest and I both...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The food is always fresh. Many choices most of which appeal to me. It is moderately pricey but very good. I go again and again.

Thank jdavida2017
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had ok, but rather expensive food. Actualy the Beef Bourguignon was quite good. But the whole experience was ruined by a waiter that look like i did like us to be there, maybe we were not dressed quite right, like the business people at...More

Thank JesperOL
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Good choice of food at this restaurant which is a convenient meeting place at Grand Central Station. Staff were very efficient, stored my suitcase and service was prompt. There's a fixed menu and a la carte with a wide choice of dishes, and portions were...More

Thank 38sally
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had breakfast one morning and was certainly not disappointed. The French toast was flavoured with cinnamon and orange which was delicious. Lots of business men having meetings over breakfast which made it busy and added to the atmosphere

Thank Moirabow
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Hard by Grand Central is superb service, fresh food and reinvented classics. Perfect for the business lunch.

Thank rose18NewYorkCity
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good excellent service the decor is lovely we got there early by the time we left the place was jampacked I would suggest going there by noon at the latest it's a fun place I enjoyed the food so did my friend...More

Thank robertseligson
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went her at 6PM on a Wednesday night. It was during restaurant week. We had 8 people in our party. It was restaurant week so have the group did that selection and they were very pleased with their choices. I had Monk fish and...More

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17 October 2016|
Response from Estell S | Reviewed this property |
They are closing at that time when we went.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
    (45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway to Grand Central station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-818-1222
Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.
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