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Rock Center Cafe

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Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020 (On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
+1 212-332-7620
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 23:00
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location (you can see ice skaters at the Rockefeller Center from your dining table), terrible, bar food quality , overpriced food and poor service make this a total tourist trap. Avoid it.

Thank Anurag Y
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a quick bite before ice skating and we really enjoyed the burgers and fries. Although it is not a healthy meal, it was worth it. It is very touristy but fine to go once.

Thank Fabian P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BEWARE.!!!!! Paying with your credit card at this cafe, my card was charged an extra $35 on top of the bill and tip. So $160 bill was charged at $205. Service terrible, food was ok. Best bit was the view. Don't recommend at all. 😓

Thank bakersatwestoz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gret location and reasonable price to enjoy a glass or two of wine and enjoy the view of the skaters. We chose a couple of apps to share with maybe two rounds of pinot noir. Both were great

Thank Terry5285
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly service, nice quality food with a view over priced as expected but not OVERLY overpriced and bad so that's a plus

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went to Rock Center Cafe on a Saturday morning for brunch. Food and service were very good. One side of the restaurant is all windows and diners have a full view of the Rockefeller Center ice rink. I would go back.

Thank lisaw411
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table for 6 for after ice skating and would certainly recommend eating here. There is a good bar area and the dining location looking over the rink is good. After a short unsteady skate two of us had a drink in the bar whilst waiting for the others. The only issue was we had to settle our... More 

Thank Kaisersmith
new york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The wait staff were brilliant as well as having view of the rock center skaters - but the food was just 'ok' - I had spinach omelet - the fries were cold and horrible; coffee was burnt 'bun' type coffee......it was convenient to shopping and comfortable after long walk around city today

Thank Kathy M
Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Stopped here and enjoyed a great burger and Bloody Mary. brunch was offered but we opted for lunch. Service was quick and attentive.

Thank Anne_Pereira
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place is average, even price, considering the location. Have been here many times over the years, service and food are to be xpected. Outdoor seating ate nice in summer, in the winter, nice to ve able yo watch actions on skating ring. Once in a while there's some practice,.it's just fun watching skaters skate.

Thank SenengJalan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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