Very pleased with the venueVery pleased with the venue and the food. Service was attentive and noise level allows to to have a conversation during dinner. We've been back twice and enjoyed both! Pre- fix also a perk!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPrompt Response & Great ServiceI'm a breakfast regular at Café Centro and have been for the past 5+ years. It's an ideal location, setting and menu for a business breakfast. This morning was the usual 8:30am reservation. Service was great as usual and the food arrived promptly. Halfway through my eggs benedict there was a loud crunching sound and a pain in my tooth. I had clearly bitten into something foreign, sharp and hard. it looked like an egg shell but felt like a rock. After politely calling my waitress, the manager arrived, comped the meal, offered to remake it, extended sincere apologies, spoke to the kitchen staff and apologized again.
Things happen but it's how you handle them that makes the difference. I'll keep coming back for breakfast. You should too.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA longtime favoriteI frequently go to Cafe Centro for business breakfasts and lunches and am always delighted by the excellent service and tasty food. A meal is no bargain, but I never feel ripped off. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The menu has plentiful light options, good for people like me who love fine food but are always looking to trim calories.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!Nice early summer night sat outside. Food was great ordered from prefix menu, wanted more! Will go again.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location, great food, good seWe needed a restaurant for a dinner meeting and Cafe Centro was perfectly located in the MetLife building, reservation process was simple and easy, staff was accommodating in finding us a quiet table, the food was excellent, great service....exactly what I was hoping for. This will be my defacto place going forward.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Centro continues to produceCafe Centro continues to produce the best cuisine in the area around Grand Central Terminal, all in a setting that is interesting, spacious, and restful.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Accommodating StaffWe met for lunch with a relative whom we had not seen in 25 years. The staff was extremely accommodating in allowing us to extend our meal time without rushing us in the least. We were so thankful to have the opportunity to spend this time together.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationWe had an outstanding meal and outstanding service!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for quiet dinnerI gather the joint is jumping at lunch, but I have found either in the late afternoon or early evening this is a great place to bring a friend or a small group for a quiet conversation, a truly rare find in NYC. The mussels are terrific.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet Dinner Near Grand CentralKnowledgeable pleasant server assisted with wine choice; my spouse ordered the fixed price dinner and enjoyed all three courses; I ordered a la carte and found the filet mignon perfectly done. I had the beignets for dessert and recommend them. They also knew how to make a good dark cappuccino. I'd go back in a heartbeat.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure at Cafe CentroIt's always a pleasure dining here. The food is always great and it's always a comfortable dining experience. Plus, it's kind of cool getting to watch the pastry chef make your dessert. If I had to list a negative is that the service can vary from visit to visit. Our head waiter was spot on great but some of the supporting staff seem like they need to be re-trained. However, service is never an issue that would prevent me from returning.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary specialDuring the early evening the after work crowd absolutely slam jams the Beer Garden part of this largish restaurant. Part of the Patina group and one of four Met Life building restaurants, Centro is deceiving. With the often tumultuous outdoors action, the small interior section is lost. But, it is worth discovering. The prix fixe menu is really great, less than $40. The duck and filet mignon were super as were the deserts. The knew about the anniversary in advance and ended the lovely service with a plate of goodies, lit candle and anniversary wishes written around the plate in chocolate. We would go back any time.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointment. AlwaysNever a disappointment. Always reliable and always comfortable.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great price fixed menuHad a great price fixed menu with wine pairings. Very enjoyable time!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great locationEat here most times when meeting friends for dinner. The location is convenient gor Metro North, bus, subway, taxi. Never had a bad meal here.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent locationI booked Cafe Centro for six people. The restaurant was very accommodating and assigned a round table which allows all diners to participate in the conversation. The food was good, the service was excellent and we were able to be at the theatre matinee on time. We walked because the theatre was on the same street,but there is a taxi stand across the street. All the diners said they would come back soon. We particularly enjoyed the chopped salad, the pan seared trout . The waitress responded quickly to all special requests ( i asked for lemon wedges for my fish dish, we asked for the check to be split between the three couples). I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place for a pre-MetroPerfect place for a pre-Metro North ride home, great value prix fixe and delicious food all around!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood without serviceWe were greeted with smiles and accommodations but as soon as we sat down our waiter went for a nap. We had a lovely dinner but the best wait staff cover lunch4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been coming here forI have been coming here for years. Food and service usually good. Did not find it that way this time. I ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter thought it necessary to keep filling it after each sip. Ordered the onion soup, the cheese topping was so hard it was like eating a cheese cracker. I ordered the steak frites. It came with a 1/2 stick of garlic butter on top of a steak that was fatty and tough. I barely ate any of it and when the waiter came to take away the dishes and asked how everything was I told him about the steak. He said he was sorry and I should have let him know earlier. Never asked if he could get me something else.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe received excellent service,We received excellent service, took the prix fix menu, which is the greatyest deal for the money in all of New York!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood business meeting placeI eat here all the time for breakfast and lunch. Menu is always robust with many options for all food tastes. Service is always attentive and quick. Good for business meetings.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great serviceEric is the best server! The food and was very good, the service excellent .4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, convenientExcellent food, convenient meeting place, plenty of energy and yet quiet enough for private conversations.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of 8 and allWe were a party of 8 and all enjoyed our meal; the service was excellent and food and wine were perfect.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA grown-up restaurant withA grown-up restaurant with table cloths and tables big enough to accommodate all the plates. Very good modern French cooking without weird surprises. A good loaf of bread starts the meal (something most restaurants now seem to omit). Service is casual, but professionally proper. It is a bustling lunch spot, but I like it for a relaxed dinner. Excellent balance of food, service, and atmosphere at a reasonable price.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great visit at CafeHad a great visit at Cafe Centro. Service and food were superb, really enjoyed the filet mignon. Definitely an easy recommendation to make for anyone in the area.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Centro is ALWAYS my firstCafe Centro is ALWAYS my first choice when I am in NYC for dinner. I just wish it were open on week-ends!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA reliably good restaurantA reliably good restaurant in a great location, right above GCT, with excellent food and pleasant atmosphere - not too loud, well-spaced tables, but be prepared for some fairly stiff prices.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMa "nice" place, in good waysinterior reminded me of restaurants in a nice boston back bay hotel, so it was perfect for a post-business dinner with colleagues. the menu has moroccan inspiration (bisteya in the appetizer), and the meals were nicely presented and portioned slightly on the large side, but not excessively so. there is a nice prix fixe for $35 with a nice selection of dishes for every course. the cost was quite reasonable and special requests were fulfilled without any kerfuffle. space was comfortable, food delicious, spaetzle made perfectly, service was prompt and polite. we hear they serve breakfast, too!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for business dinner.Great place for business dinner. Laid back and easy to talk. Food is very good!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy eating here.We always enjoy eating here. The menu is nice and caters to all appetites; prices are moderate and varied; waiters are efficient and non-intrusive.
This is a large space, but the decor is nice and one does not feel the vastness of it. I believe it gets a busy lunch crowd and week night crowd3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat here all the time. GreatI eat here all the time. Great for a business meal. Great for meeting a friend at Grand Central. A little pricy but not so bad. There is something for every one to eat on the menu. It is fancy but will not make anyone feel uncomfortable.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice dinner. The firstVery nice dinner.
The first bottle of wine had a problem identified by the waitres and the captain came over to open a replacement. Very nice.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI have entertained clientsI have entertained clients and dined solo at Cafe Centro several times. We have always been happy with the food and the service.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Centro continues to excelCafe Centro continues to excel as one of the top eating choices in the Grand Central Terminal area. Saturday night dinner was peaceful, uncrowded, and the Restaurant Week meals were excellent in quality and value.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place to eat, Grand CentralExcellent food (we had pate and filet mignon). Conveniently located in Grand Central Terminal. Our favorite spot for lunch there...1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM