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Pulse Restaurant and Bar

189 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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
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Phone number
(212) 218-8666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Nick Castiglione: (212) 218-8663
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

We were the only two people in the restaurant on a Friday night. Food was great, but we felt rushed as the only server was closing up the bar while waiting on us.

MinehahaC (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 15, 2017

The place was a ghost town on a Wed evening. It's a good place for afternoon tea. But definitely not an intimate place.

vipjen53 (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2017

food was okay but strange location for restaurant-right next to cafeteria, kept hearing the blender. service was poor, our server never came back after our food was brought to check on us, and we were the only diners

vipfrances (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

Food was pretty good: we had tuna tartare, lobster blt, and hangar steak. The steak wasn't cooked properly; we sent it back. Second time was only slightly better. Everything else was pretty good besides the massive bowl of mayo that came with the lobster blt? View is lovely: Rockefeller center, the tree, the rink. Nobody else was there for lunch. Very quiet.

Mary (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2017

Great out of the way place to have a nice meal - lunch or dinner. Beautiful view of the tree, without the crowds and high price point of other locations. Also has a "café" for casual/self serve dining.

vipGCMom (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

This is basically the juice bar at the Equinox gym that shreds the floor, with a fe hot options. Food was mediocre. Nice view of Rockefeller tree, but that is the only good feature. Says something that week between Christmas and New Years at 7 pm we were the ONLY table there. Skip it.

vipRSP1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Service was excellent. View of Rockefeller ice skating rink and Christmas tree was astounding.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Excellent location right in Rockefeller plaza with views of the Christmas tree and rink. However not crowded and so much more reasonably priced compared to the other restaurants in that area. The server James was excellent.
Food was great good and service prompt. While they do not have a kids menu, he offered a number of options they could prepare for kids ranging from breakfast items to flat breads, pasta etc.
Extremely pleasurable experience.
Only challenge is finding it. Go through the Equinox entrance to the third floor and turn left.
Hidden Gem for NYC

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

best view I've ever had at a restaurant. Absolutely beautiful

KarenRN1112 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Was attracted by reviews regarding the view of the tree and skating rink at Rockefeller Center. Only viewed if you're a giraffe, sitting at a table in front of the window! Restaurant itself is difficult to find, and basically a "dressed-up" corner of a cafeteria. Menu is limited. Prices very reasonable by Manhattan standards. However, taste is average, at best. Lobster BLT had very little lobster. Asian Short Rib had little flavor, was very tender yet dry. Tuna tartare was molded with diced mango and avocado, little seasoning - served with potato chips (?) Scallops were "good" according to my husband. Too many other choices in the city to waste your time here.

vipSusannahL (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

We had a good view of the Christmas tree and skaters in Rockefeller Center. It was quiet and kid friendly. The food was not very good. Three of us had tasteless Lobster BLT's.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

Menu as good and service was great. Interesting location - like a hidden gem.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

Quiet and hidden great view of tree

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

The food, the ambience, the wait staff - all were outstanding! Can't wait to go again!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Very disappointed in the food. We ordered a variety on the menu and either the flavor was off or food was dry. For example, the seafood soup was terrible. All four of us tried the soup and thought the same thing. The short ribs were not edible either because they were overly dry. The salmon was also dry and the rice/cabbage side underneath was lacking flavor. The service and the scenic view are the best things about the restaurant but not enough for me or my family to go back.