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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

An a la carte menu with Thanksgiving options will be offered as well as some of our signature dishes.

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

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Scenic View (16)
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People Watching (12)
Business Meals (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Perfect Crock Madam. Best in the world.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

convenient to Radio City Music Hall and that's about it....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was good, as was the service and ambiance. Nice outdoor seating with view of Rock Plaza, but quite expensive.
Check out the menu online before you go and decide for yourself if it is worth it.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Consistently great. Excellence in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

favorite place for lunch in midtown
good menu, priced well and great service. location and outdoor dining are ideal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good food and a great view of Rockefeller Center. The perfect place to grab a drink and people watch.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Mediocre food preparation. Pleasant servers. Too expensive for portion size. A basic tourist restaurant near Rockefeller Center. Good for early theatre dinner if food quality is not too important.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Best fine dining experience ever! Food, service, atmosphere and outdoor eating area with beautiful view! Definitely will visit again when I am back in New York!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great place for people watching and enjoying a great meal in an iconic part of NYC. Food was great and service was friendly and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Ate outdoors on a beautiful summer day, service was great. Food was OK, chicken panini was more than I could eat

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Overall a good experience service & food were great atmosphere needs a little warmth & refurbishing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Solid food, but VERY slow service, especially at lunch time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very lovely outside dining.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was excellent and ambience was wonderful. The location was perfect. They do not rush you through your meal. Our server had a lot of tables and service was really slow. I liked not being rushed but this was a bit too slow.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Entiendo que su cocina puede ser mucho mejor, en comparación a su precio es bajo la calidad.

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

Excellent experience! Family came in to visit and brought them here after having a previous positive experience and we were not disappointed. We had an outdoor table, a very attentive staff, and delicious food. I will definitely recommend to everyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Braisserie Ruhlmann's is like an old friend, and I had not seen him/her for too long. It was nice to enjoy an outdoor meal and pretend I was in a sidwalk cafe in Paris. I was boring and had a burger, while my guess had one of the fish entrees. Both were very good. I did miss the mussels which were not on the menu -- how could a French cafe not have mussels? Please bring back.

The staff is wonderful, the location very convenient, and the food is fine -- enjoy!

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

Overall the experience was fine. Service was very good; the salads could be improved.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Perfect evening for outdoor dining. Enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I have always enjoyed dining at Brassiere Ruhlmann since its opening. I especially like having lunch or dinner on their out door terrace facing Rockefeller Plaza. The food always good although a bit pricey and staff always professional. I had lunch here twice in one week that is how much i like it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Prices high even for NYC. Outdoor seating was the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The loveliest hostess, and continiously excellent food. Try their tuna tartare, it will not disappoint: fresh and tasteful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We ate outside- it was quite. They were great about adding a person and food was very good. The service team was attentive,

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We ate on the patio in front of the restaurant. The setting in Rockefeer Plaza was great. We ordered seafood which was perfectly prepared. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Overall very good experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food and great service I truly appreciate their desire to meet my needs

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Top class place. Great location. Very pricey but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Big busy restaurant, but equipped to handle the crowds. Sat outside on a beautiful day under an umbrella and enjoyed a nice meal. Never felt hurried.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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