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Rock Center Cafe

Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
+1 212-332-7620
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“falafel burger” (11 reviews)
“cheesecake” (33 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful experience here on Christmas Day. Although they were running a little late with booking times we had a lovely time chatting to locals and tourists like ourselves at the bar and then when we finally were seated our outlook was magical...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had Christmas Lunch at the Rock Centre and it was just beautiful. It was understandably busy but having Christmas lunch while watching everyone skating and the huge Christmas tree was just magical

Thank stephjones25
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really bumped in to this place under the Rockefeller Center on a cold night - it was quiet. the 3 course set menu is good value

Thank uniquepartofparadise
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had requested a window seat months in advance to celebrate our 30th anniversary When we arrived we were told a window seat was not guaranteed that we should wait by the bar and they will try to accommodate us. Thirty minutes later we were...More

Thank FencingMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my wife on christmas eve. Was a very busy time but were seated quickly and had our drinks order taken straight away. We decided on the set lunch menu which was very good with the exception of the leaf salad which had...More

Thank mofomike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First i have to saythe service is very good. But food. oMG. I dknt know where to start. Bad Burger, eat paper is easier than chewing ground beef.that's what I can say. French fried and its source is very nice. Cesar Saladwith Chicken is the...More

Thank Natadej C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to take a break and regroup before you get going again. Has wifi and cheap, but very busy any time of the day or night.

Thank Sully5567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We normally don't do super touristy spots but we wanted a good restaurant, in a great location to take our 9 year old for the holidays. It was a bit tricky trying to figure out how to get to the restaurant and it was a...More

Thank bostravel122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinarily busy and though I made a reservation weeks in advance they couldn’t sit us until 45 min past the time. It’s neat to be able to see the ice rink & feel the energy of the hustle & bustle of people. The menu for...More

Thank LuxeMama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just wanted to have a drink to enjoy the view of the skaters and warm up. We ordered a $5 coffee and a $5.50 Diet Coke. Not really worth the money. Staff was a bit abrupt.

Thank teachers55
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Questions & Answers
17 December 2017|
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Response from Mo G | Reviewed this property |
Too sweet sounding for me.
11 November 2017|
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Response from Ita49 | Reviewed this property |
Smoke Free Air Act doe not allow smoking in most NYC restaurants, pubs.
23 August 2017|
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Response from david f | Reviewed this property |
The rainbow room on the 65 th floor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
    (On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: B,D,F,V trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-332-7620
Rock Center Cafe is a midtown restaurant & bar in Rockefeller Center serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch with holiday dining & events available.
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