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Brasserie Ruhlmann

4.4
1309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American
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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.

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Phone number
(212) 974-2020
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Laurent Tourondel
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Cross street
50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
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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.
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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.
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
What 1309 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinN 
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Tourist trap

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D4diva (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

One of our favorite NYC restaurants, Brasserie Ruhlmann continues to deliver white table cloth service in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.

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BraserieRUDE (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipJacque (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always enjoyable in a French way. A cool Gallic reception but good bistro food.

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tomale (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Croque Monsieur diabolically good, especially with the always-tasty cup o' fries. Great place for guilty pleasures.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

A classic NY eatery. Intriguing wine list. We went for the NY restaurant week menu, highly recommended. Excellent location for shows and Carnegie Hall.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Thank you very much.

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SarahG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vipBudM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely Brasserie in a great location. Super busy and lively! Food was wonderful but service was a bit slow—maybe because it was a busy Friday night

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

From their Restaurant Week dinner menu: Winter Squash Risotto was absolutely delicious, Free Range Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potato was fantastic and both desserts was the perfect pairing for our after-dinner coffees.

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vipGldl (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a tourist trap. Poorly executed but attractive location because it is near Rockafeller Center. Food is mediocre and the service is well intended, but just ok. You can do better elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

The place is lovely, and our table was great. We loved our server. Sadly, the main courses (crab cake appetizer and the Scottish salmon) arrived tepid. There is nothing worse than a cool piece of fish. It’s better for lunch.

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vipHappy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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vipnice (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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Teresa (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Crab cake and sushi were excellent! Great friendly service!

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vipPipo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Always nice

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Prodiner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Day after New Years place wasn’t busy but service great. Doesn’t always work that way.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this place but they were out of Fois grais-very disappointing
Nothing was done to make up for it

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vipPatrickMc (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Ruhlmann rules! Authentic french ambiance and food was excellent. One of the family members greeted us and attended throughout our dinner. Charming hospitality. This family has vineyards in northeastern france, which we will visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful dining experience with an excellent and friendly wait-staff! The Ricotta Pancakes are amazing but so was everything else we had!!! There are great choices for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and great service! I would totally recommend. It’s a bit pricey but good.

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vipMichelleR (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Memorable dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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vipLetseat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We have had lunch, dinner and drinks at this restaurant many times but it’s always our special place to go for dinner when we go into the city to see the tree. Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service, great food, great wine selection, great location. The crab cake, chicken, and ribs were delicious. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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Chrissie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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!

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Pattimac (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Once again me and my family enjoyed everything about this place. We had a wonderful view of the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree and enjoyed out dinner so very much. Waitress was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Hostess Inga was especially welcoming and gave us a wonderful table!

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