Brasserie Ruhlmann

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1586 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.
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OT
Miami
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality and presentation is outstanding. The service is equally impressive. Great location as well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish.

P
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with a view of Rockefeller! The staff was fantastic and attentive. Will definitely go back.

KS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This restaurant was a great find. The ambiance was perfect, not too loud. The music selection (like the song "HandClap") seemed to be somewhat of a distraction. The food was superb, particularly the mashed potatoes. As someone who lived in France, this restaurant felt like I was back there. It exceeded every expectation we had. Service was prompt and not overbearing, although there were moments when it was hard to get the attention of our waiter. Overall, this restaurant is one that I would return to often.

KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the staff, particularly our server, was exemplary. It’s a New York icon. You can’t beat the proximity to Rockefeller Center and a very short walk to Radio City Music Hall. It’s a perfect venue! Loved our night there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service always impeccable!

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, I’ve had a great meal every time and the service was wonderful. The ambience is charming, reminds me of Paris. I hope they don’t close in 2020, please don’t replace this gem with trendy fast food places.

DL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...superb attention

w
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar. Great service. Friendly bartender. Food excellent. Wine excellent.

CH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and am always happy with the service, ambiance and food. It is my “go to” place in midtown. It feels more warm and quiet than most NYC restaurants

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful. Was taking my sister out for a big birthday. Upon entry, gave my credit card to server so that bill would come to me already charged. Server forgot and placed check by my sister! Only misstep in an otherwise enjoyable evening. Hope my comments are helpful to management.

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

only because it's convenient and reliable in midtown. otherwise, way overpriced and not that good. one yellowtail sushi roll with 6 pieces was $22 about double what you'd pay at a good sushi restaurant.

BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!

DF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Great place to eat before Radio City.

f
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful day, nice setting. We had a reservation for 1:45 - arrived a bit early. You’d have thought we were Martian’s. Seated at a table that wasn’t set, no silver - watches three other tables that came in after us be waited on. Finally

MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was not good and the food was overpriced for the level of quality. It was a disappointing experience. With a bit more care it could be great.

BN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this restaurant/ glad that the article which stated it was closing was in error. Can be a bit expensive but is in in Rockefeller Center in NY so that is to be expected. Sunday Brunch was excellent with perhaps the best avocado toast ever.

S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our server was excellent and the wine list at lunch was great. I was disappointed with the Croque Monsieur - it had a layer of cheese, broiled on top. This is not the way - it should be pressed and not greasy on top. The ham was good, and the items around the sandwich were solid - a small side salad and delicious fries.

AG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Boring..... that’s the best I can describe it. Not bad. Not good.... just plain.

Nothing special about it. And why have an amazing terrasse and open gigantic umbrellas when it is 60degrees outside and everyone seems to want to have some sun. It makes absolutely no sense. The terrasse became actually darker than inside the restaurant....

Food was OK but expensive for the price.

Much better options in the area at that price point

AN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Creepy waiter that was non attentive

VS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a good place for a Sunday brunch. This is just to use up the stupid 50 chr min.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Place has gone downhill. Prices went up and the salads are over 30 bucks and mediocre. Only way the should cost 30 bucks is if they come with 20 bucks on top.

c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food at NY prices

EV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Second time visiting the restaurant while in NYC. Everyone was very happy with the selection, taste of the food and service. I cannot pass up the three onion soup. My sister-in-law loved the scallops special!

PL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After several lunches or dinners, surely the best place outdoor on Rockfeller Plaza. Outstanding service and very good dishes and wines.

F
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overpriced for quality

AW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Handy if you work at 30 rock. Food is just fine, but expensive.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I booked Brasserie Ruhlmann for a client dinner. When we arrived, the entire restaurant was empty. How could a place in Rock Center be empty and keep their doors open for business? It is an absolute wonder that this place is still open.

The food was mediocre at best. The service was lacking any finesse. The food came out incorrectly for both appetizers and main courses. The amount of confusion of red, white or rosé wines was unbelievable - we constantly had to tell the staff that what they had poured was not what we ordered.

We won’t be going back ever.

BE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie Ruhlmann is consistently good. The service is impeccable; everyone just pitches in. I always have a very pleasant experience at Brasserie Ruhlmann and hope to go back many more times in the future.

GT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch spot in Rockefeller Center with a solid menu and very nice interior. I'll go back.

h
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable for lunch. Enjoyed the excellent vegetable burger!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very attentive service from the whole staff. Well done!!

g
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Overpriced , disappointed with the food for the price

W
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Simple menu - chicken, beef, fish. Something for everyone.

CH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it that the servers do not rush you. The server was wonderful, he was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food is first class, I just love this place

MM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I confirmed my reservation in advance, and the restaurant couldn't find it. They sat me and my client in the bar area, and two servers attended to us, but never compared notes so we were asked the same questions throughout our meal (ex: are you ready to order x 2, do you want dessert x 2). The meal arrived quickly, but my Beyond burger was cold and chewy - I basically didn't eat it.

P
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We did have a great dinner at Brsserie Ruhlmann, service was outstanding and after a small mistake who was right away corrected by the maitre d'O (Marcello). We did have a nice dinner on the outside terrace. We will absolutely returned when back in NYC ( right place for filet mignon).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of the best outdoor patios in midtown.

DV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a business lunch. Light food and great outdoor dining.

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