Brasserie Ruhlmann

4.5
1397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
Trip Advisor's 2013, 2015, 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Voted Best Outdoor Dining by CityGuide.

Enjoy the casual elegance of this French brasserie, centrally located in New York’s Rockefeller Center. It’s a prime location for business lunches, relaxed dinners, holiday celebrations, theater go-ers and private events. Spring through Fall our large terrace is an ideal place to gather for dining and cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Please do understand that we cannot guarantee any specific tables, or a tree view.
Lunch: Monday through Saturday 12 noon to 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:30am to 3:30pm.
Closed on Sundays from January to mid March.

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Phone number
(212) 974-2020
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Laurent Tourondel
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Cross street
50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
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Parking details
Street parking is available. The garage closest to Brasserie Ruhlmann is Icon Parking, located on 48th St. between 5th Ave and 6th Ave. Unfortunately, we do not validate parking.
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Public transit
F-D-B-M to Rockefeller Center
6 to 51 St & Lexington Ave. Walk south to 50th St. Walk west towards 5th Ave.
1 to 50th St and Broadway. Walk east towards 5th Ave.
N-R subway line to 49 St. and 7th Ave. Walk north to 50th St. Walk east towards 5th Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1397 People Are Saying
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d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My guests enjoyed their meals. Personally, I found the steak tartare to be disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre show at Radio City - my husband’s steak was excellent and cooked perfectly to his order (rare) and the skate was absolutely delicious (capers made the dish). Totally a positive dining experience and the staff was incredibly attentive and polite.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is very ordinary the only good thing about it is the good location.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great! My daughters steak was not cooked well and it was gristly. I ordered the lobster bisque and it was sub par. Overall that was our feeling on the food. “Just ok” so not worth the prices. The ambiance was great! Service was also good. Not sure I would eat here again but the location was very nice.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently great! Perfect for a power lunch in Midtown. They also do this great $20 sushi plate, which is just the right size for lunch. The outdoor seating is great on a warm day.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre at best, but cost was high. Location and service was great - I guess that's what you are paying for.

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Naples
43 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

They couldn’t find reservation to start, but went well from there. They served the smallest east coast oysters possible. Lemon Seabass was excellent, then servers disappeared. I did get a coffee, but offered no dessert. Check came when I stood at exit! They did apologize but I was not sure they had any idea why they were apologizing!

Great location, I hope they don’t mess it up!

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, beautiful setting and great food

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KR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our lunch. Good food and service. Would come back for lunch.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was tasty and service very attentive with outdoor seating in Rockerfeller Center!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

QUELLE ARNAQUE !!!!! 45 USD POUR UN STEAK SURCUIT + 11 USD POUR DES FRITES !!!!! QUELLE HONTE !!!! PAS ÉTONNANT QU IL N Y AIT PERSONNE !!!! NOUS N Y RETOURNERONS JAMAIS !!!!!

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Y
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great french food and close to Radio City Music Hall

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p
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ll note two things. They did’t open until 12:00 noon and had many people lined up for 12:00 reservations. They should really begin seating by noon.
The second is some of their pricing. Overall they are expensive, but $11 for a very small side of fries was ridiculous

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate indoors in lush dining room. Beautiful! Excellent service start to finish.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Brasserie Ruhlmann !! Our food was great and our drinks were wonderful. Our waiter was very friendly and very helpful with helping us choose. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Host was very unaccmadating when asked if we could change tables. Very abrupt and rude. Eventually got a different table after having to practically beg!

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Z
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place!

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KM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went here for Sunday brunch. The wait staff was incredible and really a highlight of the restaurant.
The food was fantastic...classic French, brunch options. We had the Croque Madame, patê, Brussels sprouts and the Eggs Rockefeller, which is a take on Eggs Benedict. A bottle of Rosê topped it off.
What’s also nice is that it is right near Rockefeller Center with outdoor seating for plenty of people watching.
If you are looking for a great spot in the city for brunch, this is a solid option.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this popular hotspot for an outdoor bite and cocktail. The view is awesome and the staff is always attentive!

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D
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had another great business lunch. They should really add the Tuna BLT to the menu full time.

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Excellent Lobster Cobb salad. Panini and fries were luke warm. Should have been better for the price.

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LF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As jaded locals, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find this quality spot in the heart of Rockefeller Center. We chose it because of the nice variety of the menu, although we both ended up ordering one of the specials, which was very tasty. Our server was friendly, and the outdoor ambiance was enjoyable. I would recommend it for mid-town dining to anyone, visitor or local.

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R
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to Brasserie Ruhlmann as part of restaurant week. Overall, our party of 3 was underwhelmed. The food was fine, but the service was average, the decor is dated and some of the food was overpowered by wine (Beef Bourguignon) or simply lacked taste (octopus salad). Somewhat disappointing. It was also loud as there was a party next door.

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D
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had dinner outside and it was very nice. the Tuna BLT was spectacular.

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B
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit and our least favorite. Our first was in 2014 for Sunday brunch. It was spectacular in every respect. The second was last year for mid afternoon drinks and dessert. Again, spectacular.

This visit, Sunday 8/12 for brunch again, was not spectacular. The service was but not the food. To be fair, we may have just selected food that wasn't as much to our liking as the first time. The bread basket is still stellar but the entree was just so so. Fairly plain omelette with cubed potatoes and a nice salad of assorted greens. The dressing was excellent.

We'll go again but for lunch. Next time we'll try Sunday brunch somewhere else.

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M
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner outside on a perfect summer night! Service was prompt and helpful and efficient! The Bibb salad was so fresh and completely delicious! It’s one of my favorite summer night spots in nyc

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p
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely atmosphere and food. We had great fresh tasty salads

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RE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and dining experience always good, if a bit pricey

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f
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We had restaurant week menu and all courses seemed to be pre made and reheated. Maybe even a frozen Sysco permafrost dinner. Will not return!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent experience and wonderful flavors.

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YZ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect
I took my boyfriend out for a birthday dinner he loved the food!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Unkempt waitress with coarse manners who ignored us and messed up our order. I have lunch here frequently and the quality of the personnel and service is light years better — like a different restaurant

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B
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly and responsive hosts and staff. I’ve been there before and will happily go again.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is a tourist trap I wouldn’t recommend it. Not helpful with dietary issues. No Brinch service on Saturdays

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DK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post Hamilton dinner. My second time there. Both times the food was excellent as was the service.

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M
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located just off of Rockefeller Center, it is a great people-watching restaurant especially if you are seated outside. We sat inside where it was a little quieter. Very lovely interior; great food; wonderful experience!

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b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. But why is there sushi on a French bistro menu?

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such an unexpected pleasure... didn't want to leave. the service, excellent! My Dover Sole, fantastic! i love this place and called friends to proclaim my love for it. and...I'm from Los Angeles visiting for work. i'm coming back, to Ruhlman!

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DB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have had three business lunches over the past six weeks here and have concluded that I won't be returning. The service is amateurish and the food is really overpriced. Waiter doesn't provide specials; we had to ask for water finally; fish was shown to us and then taken to be filleted, but then didn't return for over 15 minutes! How does a lukewarm lunch portion fish dish cost high $30s? It has to be much nice (like the Sea Grill or the Modern) at that price.

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S
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th visit I believe and we continue to be impressed with the great food, wine, cocktails and service.
It has become one of our favorites while in the city and will certainly return when we are able to!!

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