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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.

45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American

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.

Cross Street:
50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 974-2020

Website:
http://www.brasserieruhlmann.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Laurent Tourondel

Additional:
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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in New Year`s eve with style at Brasserie Ruhlmann with view of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. We will be offering ala carte menu with chef specials. Champagne toast at midnight with party favors.

Brasserie Ruhlmann Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (27)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Scenic View (19)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for a Date (16)
Business Meals (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
People Watching (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 8 hours ago

Food was great, staff are very warm and friendly. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner for two!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Overpriced and not that great. Went there because we had to be at NBC studios right after, but the food was mediocre. My salmon wasn't bad. The tuna tartare wasn't bad either but small (guest photos make it look bigger). Wine was also expensive there. $212 with tip for 2 seafood entrees, 2 seafood appetizers, and 4 glasses of wine. Will not be going back, there are plenty better restaurants in NYC.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing from the moment we walked in the restaurant - Treated like VIP/Family - Food was beyond expectations !! Waiter ensured we got a view of the Christmas Tree as requested !!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a special lunch with our son during the holiday season. A bit noisy and crowded at first but then quieter down as the lunch crowd thinned out. Recommend getting there after 1 pm if you’d like a more quiet atmosphere. Menu and service was top notch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Terrible. I will not return. I had reserved a table for an important business lunch. We were squashed into a tiny table between the front door and the servers’ station. The servers then rushed us through lunch. Food was nothing special. The restaurant has a good location next to Rockefeller Center but that is the best I can say about it.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

We had dinner here before seeing the play Chicago. Greeted with smiles, sat with ease and couldn’t have picked a better place. They’ve been there 35 years and there’s maybe 15 tables in the place. It’s a small romantic dining room that makes you slow down and take it all in. Great find for us!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and her friend purchased tickets for the Christmas Show at Radio City and had lunch at the Brasserie, which is located a block away from the theater. My wife uses a rollator to walk, so walking in NYC and being accommodated in some restaurants - especially with the massive crowds we experienced - could be challenging. However, the receptionist and the service personnel at the Brasserie were very accommodating and courteous and treated us exceptionally well.

The menu selections were excellent, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was energizing and the service was very good.

It was very exciting being in NYC - especially close to Rockefeller Center at Christmas.This is the third year in a row that my wife went to the Christmas Show at Rockefeller Center and the third year we had lunch at the Brasserie. We hope to continue this tradition for many years.

Best regards.

JoelR

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

The Manager was very rude, we almost left the restaurant, I also requested an special attention on the desert, it was there.
Management very unprofessional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was nearly empty, although it is across from the famous NY Christmas Tree and all the other places in and near Rock Center were brimming with holiday folk. There were a lot of staff hanging about, pushing wine. The food was horrible. My salmon was lukewarm and over done atop couscous that tasted like it came spiced as it was from a box. My companion had an enormous white plate of soft greasy noodles with pale white rabbit on top. Ugh. WIll never go back. Expensive and dreadful.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our second time at the restaurant. It was very busy. Service was excellent but it did take a while for out crab cakes to be served. They were delicious! However we also had the Brussels sprouts and they were not as tasty or crunchy as with our previous visit. Overall, everything was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lunch was great. It is the second time I have visited your restaurant and I will be back when I visit NYC again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful restaurant to eat at while visiting the Rockefeller Center Tree. This is our family traditional and this restaurant never fails us

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice bistro with excellent eggs benedict. Also great french onion soup.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came for brunch with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it! Food was spectacular, service exceptional, bloody mary was delicious. Pleasantly surprised that although most tables were full, the noise level was low and we could have a conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

With the view of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Lapin au Moutard and a btl. of Fixin what more can you want.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was good but 39 bucks for three scallops wine price was heavy.
Staff was really nice and right by the rock center tree

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food and excellent service. The food, while very good, was a little pricey compared to the portion. This might have me consider another establishment in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good on all counts- had the oysters and the scallops. Fresh, well prepared- wish there were a few more vegetables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Too much money ,sitting on top of everyone , sushi did not seem fresh

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great menu; food is well executed and service is excellent. Ideal location for activities near Rockerfeller Center ice skating and seeing “The” Xmas tree! Will definitely return during all seasons.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always great wuality

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

I had a reservation but then realized the show I had tickets for was an hour earlier than I thought it was. We went over to Ruhlman and they were more than accommodating. They were kind, professional and the hostess was wonderful. Overall a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Business Dinner with Colleagues, having a view of the tree at Rockefeller wasn't the icing on the sundae.

We commented that with some heat lamps the restaurant could keep the outdoor seating open during the holiday season for cocktails, weather permitting of course.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food - great service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We visited for Thanks Giving Dinner after the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show. Very close to Radio City Music Hall and located just across Rockefeller Center. Perfect location. We could see the Christmas Tree from our table (unfortunately, it wasn't lighten up yet ). Nice and friendly staff with excellent service. We had Beef Carpaccio, Thanks Giving Turkey, and Rose wine which were all delicious. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lovely staff - very well looked after! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A fabulous spot for Sunday brunch!!! Highly recommended!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

very nice. the seating was a little cramped. Steak Tatar excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We both enjoyed food and it wasn’t noisy. Very comfortable and convenient for me to meet at Ruhlmann to have business conversation (outside Christie’s)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Crab cake was the best I've ever had. Skate fish tasted too fried. Intense choc cake & excellent skinny cappuccino rounded out a very good lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed our brunch/lunch on Sunday. Hostess and well as wait staff were very accommodating and friendly
Enjoyed our choices. I had the salmon tartain with Fries. Came loaded with salmon that was very tasty. DH had Eggs Rockefeller also w fries and a salad. He said it was delicious
We had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and did not feel rushed at all. Right down the block from RCMH for which we had 2 PM tickets

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food and drinks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service. Ambience was just perfect our waiter Chris the best recommending and perfect knowledge of the menu. Definitely will return! Thanks Chris !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It's in a great location and always delivers a first class experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful experience for my husband’s birthday!! Staff was excellent to help us celebrate!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good experience. Food was good and table service very kind and friendly. I recommend.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Romantic, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely location, great food, professional service. Best Croque Monsieur this side of the Atlantic!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fabulous lunch outdoors. Service is super professional. Food very well prepared. A mist enjoyable oasis in Manhattan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good food.Good service.Nice ambiance as a brasserie.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Love the consistently good food and the great service from the GM. Too bad he is moving to another city.

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