I accidentally made my reservation
I accidentally made my reservation for the wrong date. I did not realize this until I showed up at the restaurant with my party of 10. They were so kind to accommodate us and they even offered to switch my open table reservation to the correct date so I would be able to collect the points! It was my mother-in-laws birthday and she was treated to a nice dessert with candles. What could have been a disaster (due to my mistake) turned out to be a great day for all of us.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The only reason why I give
The only reason why I give this restaurant a 4 is because it is extremely expensive. If you're looking for a nice place and willing to spend money; this is your place. However if you are just tired of walking around and you are looking for a place that is reasonable, then keep walking because the food wasn't any better than your neighborhood Chile's. It just seemed like I paid for presentation. But I digress it was bad, just expensive.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I frequent this restaurant often for lunch and am never disappointed. Their menu offers something for those who just want to nibble and for those who come hungry. Either way, you will leave pleased!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with good food.
Nice place with good food. Outdoors was closes as still too cold. Good and quick service
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect French bistro setting.
Perfect French bistro setting. Vibrant and happening lunch scene. Very professional waitstaff that serve you with alacrity, but without obtrusiveness. Fantastic Chicken Paillard, and nice little macaroons offered with coffee.The only downside is that the pricing is a bit steep, but that's Midtown.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
They do a good job of not
They do a good job of not letting the bit of building scaffolding get in the way
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious midtown outdoor venue
Third visit; this time with good weather, we were outdoors. Food is consistently tasty and well served. Good selection of fare especially for lunch. Attentive service. Not cheap but not outlandish given the location.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lunch in Rock Center
I generally like to come here for the Truffle Fries and Cocktails after work, but stopped in for lunch today. The crab cake was amazing and the sushi was a great addition to the menu. Sitting outside, enjoying a nice breeze was a great way to break up my work day and avoid the hustle and bustle of Rock Center...
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Outdoor Dining in midtown
I go at least once a week. Love sitting outside. Excellent service.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A welcome break
Spring overlooking Rockefeller Center with perfect weather and wonderful menu! We so enjoyed the grilled branzino and the attentive service. What a lovely way to celebrate one of the few genuine spring days this year.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, great healthy
Excellent service, great healthy food. Was a good choice for my business lunch.
Outdoor tables are lovely on sunny days.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good - food
Service was very good - food really good - it was a hot Sunday afternoon - yet we felt comfortable outside! Nice location for nyc
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food and service
Pricey but worth it for the people-watching, and ability to sit outside. On this particular afternoon, however, the outdoor seating was unbearably hot, and the heavy canvas tenting only contributed to the heat.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot Lunch Spot
If you're looking for a chic. vibrant lunch spot to entertain a business guest or pleasure set, Brasserie Ruhlmann is your place. The beautiful Art Deco interior and dining is quite stunning. It has the straight-out-of-Paris feel. The food great and the ambiance is "alone among the crowd". I've been to this restaurant many times and I always want to come back. The outdoor dining room places you in the bustling Rockefeller center but the awning gives you relief from the summer sun and enriches the sense of privacy. You want chic? Ruhlmann's the place.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marvelous experience! A great
Marvelous experience! A great alternate to Sea Grille in same area. Outdoor, umbrella-covered seating affords nice view of Channel Gardens at Rock Center Rink. Indoors is clubby yet not stuffy. Mixed crowd of power brokers to theater goers. Excellent menu variety is able to please any diner's preferences or limitations. Highly recommended.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Favorite Lunch Spot
One of my favorite midtown places for outdoor dining spring, fall and summer! Love it!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The location and the food itself was great. I tried this restaurant with my girlfriends during restaurant week. It looks great for outdoor dining. Our waiter was, however, a little rude. He didnt have the patience to listen to our orders and seemed irritated. The good thing is that they seemed to quickly realize this and sent other people (including someone who appeared to be in charge at the time) to our table to make sure we were being served well. Overall, it was a good experience.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outside on a beautiful summer night with visitors from out of town- a perfect night! We loved it!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined at Brasserie Ruhlmann many times for lunch and the food and service are excellent. All staff makes you feel welcome and special. Very enjoyable dining outside at Rockefeller Center.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for outdoor dining.
Great spot for outdoor dining. Food was very good - classic bistro
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mid-town outdoor lunch spot!
We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful lunch people watching as people walked past Rock Center Plaza. The shrimp & lobster salad sandwich and the organic chicken pesto panini, the french fries are amazing!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. The prices are high for what you get, but it's not an everyday restaurant.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a beautiful night at Rockerfeller. The food was pricey, but it was good. Our waiter was very nice and prompt. We had a lovely dining experience outside.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special NYC French restaurant
My wife and I vacation in NYC once or twice a year and we frequently have lunch or dinner at Brasserie Ruhlmann. The food is authentically French, the room fells like we're in Paris, and the service is always first rate. This trip it was lunch on the patio on a sunny afternoon in August. The big umbrellas provided shade but didn't obstruct our view of Rockefeller Center. Claudia was our waitress and she was excellent. She was very attentive to our 13 year old grandson who was in the city for his first time. She made a recommendation to my wife on a nice dish she thought she'd like. It was as good as Claudia said. Kudos to the Brasserie for top rate food, ambiance, and service. See you soon. George Brinkman from Cincinnati, Ohio
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful outdoor lunch!
This past weekend I enjoyed another delightful outdoor lunch at Brasserie Ruhlmann. The service was exceptional, and the food was tasty and satisfying. I shall be returning next week in celebration of a friend's birthday. Plus, nothing surpasses dining outdoors with a scenic view of Rockefeller Plaza!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer Restaurant Week Trial
Unfortunately they were out of the Watermelon Gazpacho, but the substitute of Corn Mushroom Soup was delicious. I enjoyed the Roasted Beets and Grapefruit Ricotta Salata Salad. The Hanger Steak was tasty. And the desserts - Chocolate Macaron and the Raspberry Vacherin were to die for. Although the portions seemed small, they were tasty and filling. Looking forward on returning to try the Watermelon Gazpacho.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch for a business meeting
The corner table that was requested was perfect for a semi-private business lunch meeting. The cut of beef in the steak frittes was delicious. The whole experience was how a good business lunch should be played out. Well done!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great NYC Dinning Experience!
We are a from Westchester county and we like to eat in NYC once or twice per month. Most of the time we go to the same places, but given that is the end of the summer we deceided to give this place a try. The location is one of the best in NYC, we sat outside and love the view of the Rockefeller Plaza. The menu is not extensive, but very good dish selections. I tried the Skate and I love it. The staff was very proffesional and provided an outstanding service. Looking forward to the next visit.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Brasserie Ruhlman for an outdoor lunch. There's no better setting to be in Rockefeller Center on a beautiful day & having a great meal. I can't get past the hamburgers to try anything new though since they are so yummy!!! I will return!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were very good. A little too chilly for outdoors but inside was very elegant. Went on a Tues. around 8:30..not too many diners, so it was quieter than I'd like but still had an enjoyable evening
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and choices are great. Service efficient and professional. Everyone is attentive. Lots of choices in seating areas and ambiance. Great for outdoor dining as well. Great location and good for lunch and dinner. Have gone back several times and will go back again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy my times there.
I always enjoy my times there. Right across from Rockefeller Center. Great place to people watch. Outdoor dining very nice. If you're lucky, get a window table to see the tree at holiday time.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful dining experience!
We had a 6pm reservation here before an 8pm Broadway show. We walked to restauant from our hotel off Times Square. We were celebrating our daughter's 13th birthday!
Restaurant is beautiful-art deco like, old-school fancy NYC right on Rockefeller Plaza-very pretty at night!
Service was amazing, food amazing and they even had a beautiful bday dessert for my daughter (we called ahead and told them it was her bday-from the second we walked up, everyone there started wishing her a happy bday-made it very special).
When we arrived at 6pm, it was abit quiet since it was so early, but it quickly filled up w/diners and bar patrons.
We finished around 7:20pm-enough time to walk over to the Broadway Theater and catch our show. Wonderful night!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location,decor and good food.
Great decor, location, good food and service but utensils not up to this class of restaurant .
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Efficient and tasty
Business lunch, not too loud to have a conversation. Food was quickly delivered and very tasty. Great service. Pricey but what do you expect for the location...
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Lunch in Rock Center -
Shopping and show near Rock Center and wanted a central spot for luch. Arrived for first reservations at 11:45 which was smart as by 12:30 the restaurant was packed. Asked for a window table and received it . Service was outstanding, the chicken panini and amazing french fries great as well as was the decedant apple tart we shared for dessert. Pretty high ceiling room and the bar looked nice as well. Would definately recommend and return - You can see the Christmas Tree from some of the windows as it is right in the Plaza - It was surrounded by scaffolding this day but would be lovely when done - a nice respite from the crazy holiday crowds in a week or too! Make a reservation then or you probably will not get in!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
View of Rockefeller Plaza
Busy Art Deco dining room with elegant touches; very good French cuisine typical of brasserie. Very crowded at lunch and can be hard to hear conversations. Clears out quickly after 2 and is noticeably more relaxed. Try the Lobster Cobb Salad! Healthier than it sounds and come w a unique Asian oriented dressing!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food in the heart of Rockefeller Center. Divine saads, wide sushi selection and exquisite entrees.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
i picked the restaurant because
i picked the restaurant because of the location to THE CHRISTMAS TREE area. I wanted to take my two grandchildren to brunch/lunch.
I would have preferred brunch menu as we had a noon reservation. The food and service were fine but I did not want to spend the amount of money that I did for lunch. We we going to a show afterwards and would have preferred a less expensive menu.
Even a simple hamburger was $22. It was my fault for not checking out the prices on the menu.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Anniversary dinner at the Brasserie
The Brasserie was kind enough to take us in early and give us the table with the view of the tree that I had requested. The service was outstanding. The food was good. At first I had ordered crab cake and they came back to tell me they were out of it. My wife ordered a fish entree and wasn't as impressed. I was impressed with the variety of the wines they sold by the glass. My only complaints would the fact that the menu was limited and they were out of something on the menu and did not tell us when they seated us. The noise level was higher than I had expected. I was disturbed by the gratuity suggested on the bill. It said recommended gratuity 18%, but the amount they recommended was more than 20% gratuity.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu was limited but the
The menu was limited but the food was good and the service was excellent.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would Definitely Go Back
Brasserie Ruhlmann at Christmas time wouldn't necessarily be your first choice, especially for a native New Yorker, given its location in Rockefeller Center. However, with an out of town guest it was my restaurant of choice. On a very busy Saturday night, they offered fine food (onion soup is excellent) and great service. What impressed the most was that the maitre'd came over to give me the bill and indicated that the dessert was on the house since they were late in bringing the requested cheese to the table. Admittedly, delivery of the cheese was not problematic for me. However, thought it was very thoughtful and certainly appreciated that they noticed.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
rock center xmas tree find.
This place is great in tourist heavy Rock Center, busy but good food and service. Not a bargain, for sure, but great on a corporate expense account or such. Steak frites are yummy, and the bar makes a fine Manhattan. Four stars !
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
great service good food
Took my wife for her bday. Service was excellent. Seating was as requested, view of Xmas tree. Glass of champagne to start the evening on the house. Food was very good. Attention to detail was excellent. Very efficient. Highly recommended.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of 4 friends.
We were a party of 4 friends. Had the ribs, lobster/shrimp sandwich, paradelle and mussels marinara. Everything was excellent!! This was our first time here and we will definitely be back.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre Theatre and Post Tree and Skate
We snuck in a wonderful two hour cocktail and dinner date between our holiday viewing of the Rockefeller Center tree and ice skaters, and a raucous night of laughter at Kinky Boots. It's easy to walk from the Ruhlmann through the vibrant Times Square crowds to the theaters. Our cocktails were chilled to perfection, the dinner was very good (actually much better than I thought it might be) and the chocolate macaron dessert was truly exceptional. The staff were very attentive and yet non- intrusive. We dined at our leisure. Next time we are in Rockefeller Center we will go back for another bite.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service, atmosphere
Outstanding service, atmosphere and food. A perfect evening.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Rock Center experience.
It was snowing and blowing outside but in Ruhlmann we were having a great meal served by great staff who seemed happy to be there and happy we were there. The lobster mac and cheese was super. And the Rock Center tree right outside didn't hurt either. The wild mushroom risotto was perfect for the cold night. We will definitely be back
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have avoided this restaurant
I have avoided this restaurant as I thought it was a place for tourists.
What a mistake! We had the most wonderful lunch and have made plans to return.
The food is outstanding as was the service.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, I have had the
Once again, I have had the time of my life at Brasserie Ruhlmanns! Went for lunch with two work colleagues and dined outside in their "pleasure garden" amongst the hustle bustle of NYC one is transported to another place -- could it be Lake Como, Vienna, Paris perhaps? The service and food are divine. The location is perfect. Feelings of a private garden and those sitting within are the lucky ones. Intimate dining al fresco in the middle of it all - Rockefeller Center. FABULOUS!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM