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Pulse Restaurant and Bar
Pulse Restaurant and Bar
  • Address:
    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10111
    Rockefeller Center Midtown
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Pulse Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pulse-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 218-8666
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Early Bird Pre Fixe Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering. Either at the restaurant or at your location, we are dedicated to providing an elegant dining experience with superb service as our professional staff will work with you to ensure every detail is perfect. Catering menus are available on the restaurant's website.
  • Private Party Facilities: Overlooking the heart of Rockefeller Plaza, Pulse is the ideal setting for your special occasion. From corporate dinners to cocktail receptions, we can host a variety of private events in our dining room, bar and café.
  • Private Party Contact: Nick Castiglione (212) 218-8663

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Pulse Restaurant and Bar
Overlooking the heart of Rockefeller Plaza, Pulse is the ideal setting for your special occasion. From corporate dinners to cocktail receptions, we can host a variety of private events in our dining room, bar, café, and conference room. Experience a seated dinner in our private dining room - a classic and sophisticated space. Our menu is a light, delicious mediterreanan cuisine utilizing local fish, meat and fresh produce.Several vegetarian options and always have a focus in heatlh and nutrition.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pulse is located inside Equinox fitness club. when you look for it, you think you are looking at a cafeteria, but Pulse is actually behind the cafeteria in a private space and is a sit down, waiter served restaurant. It's fairly nice and a good place to have a conversation. i don't think i'd have dinner here, but lunch is very good and the food is healthy. I had a Lobster Roll that was excellent. good choice for lunch."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have been here several times for dinner and the food plus excellent service does not disappoint. As it is in the heart of Rock Center, perhaps it is busier at lunch, but dinner has always been a quiet, non-rushed affair."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "what a treasure! we had a columbia graduation party for our daughter at the pulse and couldn't have picked a better place. the staff was so helpful, prompt, professional, oourteous and all around wonderful. the room size was perfect for our small party. we had an infant with us and it was accommodated well. will be back...as soon as nyc calls my name!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Service was wonderful. I was a little confused about the make-up of the restaurant. It's not a big place, but we had reservations. It was small, ut comfy and cozy place. Food was wonderful and our waiter was also wonderful. Definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Having never been to this restaurant, we were very surprised when we arrived. After an evening at Rockefeller Center, we were looking for a nice dinner. When we arrived we discovered that Pulse was a cafeteria style health food center that was part of a gym. Not the kind of place one would expect to make reservations. We did not stay and dine because this was not the type of venue we were looking for. It would be better if full disclosure was in the online description of the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The was a casual dining spot with a great view of skating at Rockefeller center. Great food for price point in NY and service was great."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The ambience of the restaurant was very nice. The bar was very busy and looked very attractive in design. I went with a group of friends and we had a blast. Although there was not much special about the menu we still enjoyed the food. The service was fast with the drinks but slow with the food. The food was on the cheaper side while the drinks were on the more expensive side."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here for valentines day and was not disappointed. Amazing food with tremendous service. Definitely going to recommend to friends and we will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We chose Pulse because it was close to the theater and the view. We were very happy to find out that it was quiet and the food was amazing! The prices were very affordable as well."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Both my friend and I were extremely disappointed in this experience. It appear Pulse is a real restaurant and that is far from the truth. We show up and it is in th Equinox gym practically and is a cafeteria. We felt as though we had made reservations for a subway. We had tickets for a broadway show and had to quickly make alternative dining plans. I dont think Pulse should even be on open table. Additionally, our reservation was confirmed and when we did walk into this cafeteria it was reserved for an event! True failure on both open table and myself!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Was a very nice evening at Pulse Restaurant. It overooks the skating rink at Rockefeller Center. View and ambience were terrific, and if you can, ask for James, he was a delightful waiter"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We arrived early and were shown to the best table in the house which had the only unobstructed view of Rockefeller Plaza. That was a good start, but after that the experience was just so so. The service was very good and attentive, but the food was unremarkable. The steamed vegetable dumplings were tasteless and cold. The dipping sauce gave them the only flavor. The cod fish entree was well presented, but not hot enough and the grilled shrimp on the salad were also cold. All in all, not a place for a repeat visit."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "They market themselves as a nice restaurant. This is a FOOD COURT w/ buffet style menu. There is a seating area but there are no waiters and it was a total disaster. Luckily I was able to salvage the night by going to the close by "Sea Life Bar and Grill" which was the experience this restaurant marketed itself as."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "It's essentially a higher-end extension of the Equinox juice bar at Rockefeller Center, and diners have to walk through the juice bar (and people in workout attire) to get to the restaurant. A couple of tables by the window get a partial view of the Christmas tree and skating rink. The decor makes no impression, but the food is good and reasonably priced for the area. Service is efficient and friendly."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent and the view of the plaza made the experience even better. My only (minor) complaint is that they should make their location easier to find. It's located on the third floor of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, but one does not go through the lobby at that address to get to it. Instead, the entry is next door through the lobby of what looks like a small office building (no one was attending the coat check in the lobby either), up the elevator and then you have to look around to find the restaurant because all you see when you exit the elevator is a gym - no hostess station until you walk around and find it. It took a lot of asking for directions to get to it, but once we got there, it was a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Nice selelction of excellently pepared dishes. More than willing to customize menu items. Service staff was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great ambience. Would have been nice to be seated closer to window since a table was open."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Good location, food was great, and service was amazing. Our table was next to window overlooking the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Plaza"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "food was excellent, sat at a table overlooking the tree and skaters . couldn't have asked for more... my friends loved it impressive."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We have been at your restaurant many times. We come into NYC fairly often and always book a reservation with Pulse! It is just a perfect spot! Lynn and Larry Dise, Goshen, N.Y."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I looked for a quiet place to have lunch at Rockefeller Center with friends and enjoy the holiday spirit. One of my friends was from out of town and I was a little embarrassed to take her to a third floor, walk through a cafe to finally arrive at the end of the large room that had no character.The warm sun that filtered through the windows , though, was very welcomed in a place that felt a little cold. Service was good, food was ok. I had the vegetable risotto which was less than satisfactory. Risotto should feel like a creamy concoction of 'al dente' rice with any desired addition, in this case, vegetables well cooked. It was not really creamy (I suspect not enough slow cooking was done) and the vegetables were too hard."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Good food, nice view of Rockefeller Center rink and tree. Good value on set lunch. Will go again in the future. If you go during Christmas time go into the entrance of Equinox Fitness next to the Swarvorski crystal display take elevator to the 3rd floor go left."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "The food was superb, the service superior! Viewing the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree while we dined was a bonus. Upon exiting the elevator on the 3rd floor, I was initially dismayed by the Pulse cafeteria as I had expected a sit-down dining experience. I was pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant on the FAR side of the bar. Great time was had by all! you can't go wrong with the scallops. The seafood risotto has a decadent portion of garlic! Get the sorbet for dessert; you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Liked this restaurant very much Three course special menu was excellent value for money considering fine dining in the main Rockefella building will cost a small fortune Top Chef deserves credit for tasteful main dishes & presentation here Check out the online menu before making a reservation as some may feel that there's not much to choose from I was very pleasantly surprised with my order of vegetable soup,A delicious Chicken main and the warm chocolate fudge brownie was a little bit of heaven on a plate Enjoyable evenings Dining that wont break the bank This Restaurant is in one of the Plaza buildings 3rd Floor overlooking the skating Rink (Not the main top of the rock building) Would Highly Recommend this for a welcome change 9/10"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Great food with reasonable prices and great service. I would definitly recommend this to any out of town guests."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The staff were attentive and friendly catering to our table of 5 with patience. the breads were delicious, food divine and wine faultless."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "This restaurant provides a beautiful view of Rock Center while being slightly removed. It was quiet and the food was very good!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "A restaurant to relax and escape the hussle and bustle of holiday shopping. Great healthy food and speedy service-and an opportunity to recharge."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "You have to walk through a health club and cafeteria to get to this small restaurant which overlooks the ice skating rink at Rocefeller Center. The big surprise was the food which was excellent. The maitre d was the only person we have contact with. He acted as our server and was charming and friendly. Top marks for him and the food. Just ignore the humble surroundings."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "This place is impossible to find, which is why we were the only people in the place and had a private dining experience and a dedicated waiter! Table by the window that looked right over at the skating rink, it was beautiful. The food was great too. So if you're looking for it: It's in the plaza nearest to 51st St (on 51st, you'll see the address "75 Rockefeller Plaza.")The building on the corner of the plaza has the 45 address which is the address of Pulse - but don't go in that building. Next to it, in the plaza, there is another entrance that says EQUINOX, which is a gym. Go in there. Elevator to 3rd floor then go left toward what looks like a juice bar. Walk through there to get to Pulse."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Excellent spot for a quiet business lunch. Small space, delicious food, excellent service. Tucked away on the 3rd floor of a Rockefeller Center building, it has views of the skating rink (and the tree during the holidays). I always return to this restaurant when I need a nice sit down lunch where I can have a conversation without being rushed out the door."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Phenomenal experience! Food was delicious, view of Rockefeller Center stunning, and top notch service! Our waiter, James, was extremely attentive and engaging! He made a wonderful dining experience extraordinary!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "We were happy to find a dining spot close to Radio City Music Hall that had an attractive menu,reasonably priced and able to accommodate our dining needs. The food was very good, very nicely presented and our waiter was great! We would definitely return when we are back in NYC."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "An elegant setting overlooking Rockefeller Center. Made reservation on line and requested a later time was informed that time was not available so the reservation was made for earlier than desired. When we arrived it was obvious that an hour later would definitely been available as we were the only party in the restaurant. Better to call the restaurant directly - don't reserve on line."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Right in the heart of Rockefeller Center, on the third floor of the Equinox health club, with first rate views over the skating rink. Quiet, little-known. Limited menu, but it's very good."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Arriving at 11:30 I had a selection of seats, but soon the best tables by the windows were all taken. This was a great place to meet and rest before going out to areas around Rockefeller Center. The gazpacho was very tasty as was the daily salad. Our waitress was excellent."
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Great view of the Rock Center skating rink. Would be awesome place to see the tree at Christmas. They are booked for private parties through December. Try the week between Christmas and New Year's. Food was exceptional and 3 course dinner a bargain in Manhattan. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "Wonderful experience, James is top notch. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "The Pulse restaurant is located in the top of the rock. I figured this would be a romantic place to go for dinner with amazing views. When i got to the general location it took me 15 mins to locate the restaurant as there isnt much signage around. After getting directions from 3 separate people I finally found a sign that said Pulse Restaurant which shared the same floor as Equinox, a gym located on the 3rd floor. The restaurant is hidden in the back and is quite small. Overall the service was good since we were the only table there and we had the view of what would be the ice skating rink in the winter. The presentation was good but the taste was decent. It would be nicer if the place was located on top of the rock rather than inside."
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "It was a quiet night in Pulse when we arrived, with only two other couples there. Generally the rule is if no one is there there must be a reason. Any trepidation disappeared with the food. The Greek salad was fresh and zesty, but the entrees made the evening. The Seafood Risotto was rich and filling, creamy and cheesy, full of various seafood. The real find were the braised ribs Asian style, tender with a crisp outside combined with a delicious sauce. To die for, don't miss these."
    Dined on 5/24/2013