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Cafe Centro

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200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005 (45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.)
+1 212-818-1222
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07:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong, China
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243 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came early for lunch and was attended promptly The interior is a bit of upscale brasserie type with a kitchen in the center behind glass The bread was also brought on table very promptly and is a delicious fres full small baguette I ordered a salad which was supposed to come with cantal cheese and came with blue cheese... More 

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Thank Philippe G
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. So happy to hear you enjoyed the delicious mussels! We look forward to having you visit us again soon for another great meal and experience. More 

Glen Rock, New Jersey
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely restaurant in a busy area. It is a bit noisy with a hectic pace. The service is very good and the food is good, though the portions could be a bit larger.

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Thank Arlene001
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We hope to have you join us again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner tonight at Cafe Centro with friends was incredible. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the moment we left, we felt like we "had come home." The service was exemplary -- from the hostess greeting us, to our server and the manager, Matthew -- and it all seems effortless. Matthew came over and greeted us, remembering that we... More 

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Thank sharonsumy
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Again, thank you for your comments; we will certainly share your sentiments with the rest of our team! More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

table cloths were nice to see after booking when thought it was more of a dinner. Couple of odd things.. main course of pork tenderloin was a cracking piece of meat though there was nothing served with it other than a sauce it sat on. Soup wasn't that hot, not sure if I had been on the side as it... More 

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Thank YorkshireSykes
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your dining experience. Café Centro prides itself on outstanding food and impeccable service. I would love to speak to you personally about your visit. Please feel free to contact me at 212 681 6123 and ask for the general manager. Again, thank you for your comments and we hope to... More 

New York City, New York
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have reviewed cafe centro any times and so update once again. It remains one if our favorite go to places in the city. The food is wonderful and the prices reasonable for NYC. I believe there is always a prix fix but check. The restaurant is several blocks from the theater district which makes it a quiet and relaxing... More 

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Thank Myro M
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to read your comments and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We are grateful for your patronage and hope to see you again soon! More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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258 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Centro is a long time favorite, not only for its ultra-convenient proximity to Grand Central but, more importantly, its outstanding service, comfortable ambience and excellent food. Came here today to catch up with a friend visiting from out of town. The waiter was charming and happily obliged our order of three appetizers and one main course, all of which... More 

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Thank Cedar880
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Cafe Centro. We will most definitely share your comments with our staff. We are very grateful for your patronage and hope to have you join us again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the service was good. In the early evening we had a good table and the sound level was not a problem so we could enjoy conversation with friends. We had a reasonably priced meal in an lovely atmosphere and easy convenient way to rush off to Grand Central for a train afterwards.

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Thank etnbanker
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

I wanted to express my sincere thanks for your positive comments. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

New York
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337 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A good bet for a business lunch. Café Centro is always my fall back option in the Grand Central area. Hearty Italian/American cooking, efficient service, a crowd pleaser.

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Thank Antionio10
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments! Hope to have you join us for lunch again soon! More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place has a very nice onion soup that I think is a must in a french restaurant and I something that I usually use to rate a french restaurant, some places serve it with Swiss cheese that I find to be outrageous, it has to be done with nice Gruyere, and this one has it and is very good!... More 

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Thank Karen Q
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Cafe Centro. It was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We are all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please feel free to call... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you're looking for a relatively quiet and comfortable haven with good food in this buzzing neighborhood, you could do a lot worse than Café Centro. As walk-ins on a recent weekday evening, we got seated right away, in a booth, had a very nice meal, and could actually conduct a conversation without going deaf. Seafood salad app was great... More 

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Thank Geoffrey L
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Cafe Centro. It was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We are all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Again, thank you for your comments and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Cuisine
American, European, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.

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