Brasserie Ruhlmann

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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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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints!

DF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

f
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Creepy waiter that was non attentive

VS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

EV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for quality

AW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

LC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

h
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

g
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced , disappointed with the food for the price

W
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

CH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the best outdoor patios in midtown.

DV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Brasserie Ruhlmann many times. The service is always gracious and food exceptional. I recommend the shrimp and lobster roll at lunch. The Bloody Mary is quite good.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

awesome food, great service, they were very aware that we were coming on our lunch break and were every quick to serve us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

With daughter

p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Outdoor dining among the best in the city

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a summer evening dinner overlooking the Rock, people watching. Food was great.

l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

a little pricey, and service was a little slow. Food is excellent.

MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible customer service - manager and GM are worthless

g
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived a little early for a 12:00 Sunday brunch reservation. We were seated immediately at a very lovely table for 2 outside, as requested. The location is perfect, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center. Drink orders were taken very quickly and we did not have much time to look at the menu before our server approached us for meal orders. When we did order, the food took quite a while to arrive. However, the wait was worth it. The pancakes with bananas, pecans, creme freche, etc. were fantastic. More like a dessert than breakfast. My husband ordered the norwegian salmon on brioche, again, delicious. But a very small portion for the price. Service throughout the meal was attentive, but it seemed to take a very long time for the check to appear and the credit card to be processed. On the reservation, I had indicated it was an anniversary celebration, but that was not acknowledged. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.

S
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned once again as this is one of our favorite restaurants in the area, specially in the warmer months when the patio is open.
Cocktails, entrees, wine and dessert were all excellent as usual.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I requested a quiet seating when I booked online and was given a table next to the bar: as a co sequence I had hardly any view on the beautiful setting which spoiled the experience for my guest who had never been to Ruhlmann. Also, this was. It a quiet place as being next to the bar meant a lot of glass noise and back and forth from the waiters . Our own waitress was very nice, smiling and attentive. Overall not my best experience of Ruhlmann

L
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I brought my friend to the restaurant for the first time. I have been to the restaurant several times before. The hamburgers were undercooked and the waiter did not get our order correct. Also the waiter seemed uninterested in giving us good service. I have never had this problem before at the restaurant.

CP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie Ruhlmann is a favorite of ours. Lovely location across the street from the Rockefeller Center Rink with a very nice outdoor patio. The food is excellent and the service is always efficient and friendly. The decor inside the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It is a bit pricey but when you consider the location it is understandable. Highly recommended and if the weather is good the outdoor patio is lovely.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Nothing special. Just nice outside seating. Burgers weren't served with pickles even though they had pickles in the kitchen to serve with another dish.

M
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely warm day we sat outside and took in the scenery of Rockefeller Center. Food was great.

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