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About Brasserie Ruhlmann
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.
New York, NY 10011
Hours of Operation:
Please do understand that we cannot guarantee any specific tables, or a tree view.
Monday through Saturday 11:30am 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.
50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Brasserie Ruhlmann Ratings and Reviews
We went on a Saturday night we were one of 5 tables occupied. The place was dead, our waitress said no one comes during the weekend which we didn’t know. We normally have lunch there which is very good.
She even said they shouldn’t be open during the weekend. I wouldn’t recommend dining here on weekend nights. The food was average not very many options if you are gluten free or a Vegetarian.
Although I had made a reservation 6 weeks in advance, we were seated at a table that is essentially for walk ins and is situated near a main the alleyway for guests and waiters to move around - we were constantly bumped and pushed in to. Management was beyond rude and argued with me in front of my business guests when I requested to be moved to another more convinient table. They claimed they "called me" which is true but in their voicemails confirming the reservation there was no mention that we would be seated at the worst table in the entire restaurant. I used to be a proud patron of the restaurant in the past but will never take anyone there again and will not return- the staff needs a training on how to behave and respond respectfully to guests and there needs to be much clearer policy around where guests will be seated when they do/ do not make reservations. I felt belittled and extremely disrespected by the hostess and the manager. Horrible experience.
Was looking for something in Midtown for Restaurant Week that was close to our hotel. This seemed like a great choice and sure enough, it was even better than we expected. Elegant yet not stuffy, the choices were great and the service attentive. It was also fun to watch the action at Rockefeller Plaza. I can't imagine what it's like during the holidays.
This restaurant is FABULOUS. First the Hostess was wonderful, sorry did not get her name. I was alone and she gave me a GREAT TABLE near the window and being that this restaurant is at Rockefeller Plaza it was an amazing sight. The Tuna Tartare for my Appetizer was so delicious very fresh, just perfect. This restaurant has specials for each day and OMG I am so glad the Server suggested the Blackened Swordfish. It came with my favorite White beans and veggies. Unbelievably delicious. Then I ordered the Creme Brulee with fresh berries and fruits and it was the BEST CREME BRÛLÉE I have ever tasted; even the desserts in Paris was not as delicious as the one I had today. You didn’t need to add salt or pepper to anything. The flavors were PERFECT. My glass of wine from Bordeaux lovely. I can’t wait to return. Zoran my Server was absolutely so pleasant and it was a joy to see really everyone so happy with smiles on their faces. It was an enjoyable afternoon.
My wife and I like their sister restaurant, Orsay. We thought we would give this a try. Our waitress was great and the wait staff were attentive. A totally different experience from Orsay, but still worth it. I would say it was a lot more upscale from what Orsay is.
A lovely place--not too crowded or noisy or large. Fairly intimate bistrot style. Some windows have views (from a short distance) of Rockefeller Center, including the Christmas tree during the holidays. We had a very attentive and prompt wait staff for our dinner. The offerings of wine by the glass were very good. The crab cake appetizers were delicious, as was my Skate (fish). The rabbit with pasta was not quite as good--it could have used more sauce and flavor. The prices are what you might expect near a tourist destination in midtown. All in all, a really pleasant experience for the holidays in New York.
The food was spectacular and the service was exquisite. I had a seven year old and an 11 year old and they both loved the short ribs as well as the polenta appetizer and even the octopus. I had a steak and wife had the skate both of which were cooked to perfection with delicious sauces. well done
Well this place couldn’t be more “New York at Christmas “ right by the Rockefeller xmas tree! This is our 2nd time here both at xmas time. There is a high top table near the bar with a great view of the tree even. Very nice place with good food- fancy even but not too much so! The scallops I had were delicious- and they had my favorite rose by the glass- which is rare! I’d highly recommend this restaurant especially at Xmas time! A real treat!
We live up the street on Fifth Avenue and had not been to Brasserie Ruhlmann for several months. It was definitely one of the best lunches we have had in NYC and we eat lunch out every day. The skate was the best I have ever had, my husband’s burger and fries were excellent and the thin apple tart for dessert was terrific. The waitress was delightful and clearly made our lunch even more enjoyable. We will be back to BR next week, for sure, so my husband can order the superb skate I had eaten.
I frequent the Brasserie numerous times per year for business lunches and the service has always had a bit of an "attitude". The food is decent "basserie" food, but a bit pricey given its location. This last visit, has really soured me on the restaurant. We were seated right next to the service entrance and requested a different table. We were told that there were no other tables available, although I could clearly see at least a dozen tables for two that were open. My second request was again met by a curt response of "nothing available". Through the course of our business lunch, my chair was seven times by servers coming in and out of the door. Ten minutes into our lunch a woman was brought to the table next to us and requested a different table. She was immediately shown to another table for two elsewhere in the restaurant.
Open table reservation time was not followed by this restaurant. Food was absolutely not worth of money. Service was poor. There are better restaurants in the area with great food & service for the same price. I would not suggest this restaurant to any one.
Over all the dinner was god, food was served quickly and at the right tempature. Flavor was good, i had the filet and my date had the fish. Started with sushi and shrimp noth were well prepared. The waitress whild competent was left woth too many tables to give the type of service i expected. My drink was empty too lo g for my likii g and the water was nott refilled quickly.
I will give this restaurant another try
My wife and I arrived approximately 30 minutes prior to our reservation time. We were looking for an early escape from the madness that is the Rockafellar Center Holiday tree viewing. Technically the restaurant is closed during the time that we arrived. The host went ahead and seated us and we were served drinks at our table. The service throughout the meal was excellent. The food was all very good. I was a little sad they were out of the foie gras but the beef carpaccio made up for it. The roasted chicken was moist and delicious. The price was very reasonable and cost less than $200 for the two of us. This is certainly a place I will consider visiting the next time I am in the city.
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