Brasserie Ruhlmann

4.4
1490 reviews
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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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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I have been to Ruhlmann probably a dozen times. It was one of my favorites. This time though, the $28 (tiny) burger was completely disappointing. The order was for “medium rare”. The burger was delivered completely RAW and practically still mooing. We returned it and the same burger re-fired and brought back five minutes later not only cooked, but now totally burnt. After this, we lost our appetite. Our server took 10% off the bill. Not sure I will come back again. It used to be my favorite stop when in NYC, but that will most likely be my last time dining at Ruhlmann’s.

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VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed being there. The people were lovely and the service was terrific

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A
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed this time. Fish came out too salty and you don’t want to send food back or make a fuss about your dish during a business lunch. Usually they do better.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Business colleagues reunion

Lots of drinks. Good food to eat with cocktails
And great view of Rockefeller Center Tree

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B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

You can't get a better location prior to seeing a show at radio city. The onion soup was perfect #ThankYou. We travel to Europe allot to include france and this was a pleasant culinary return for us New Yorkers. The soup, bread, drinks, and location was enough to warrant a 3rd return.

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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional with one exception. We shared a salad and they did not split the salad in the kitchen or at least give us plates to split ourselves. We had to use the bread dishes. Other than that it is well worth the visit.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Have been to this restaurant on a few occasions prior for business, and it was always good! Sadly, this time; not so much. It could have been because it was lunch the day after New Years Eve festivities, and maybe the staff just wasn't 100% focused.

Suffice it to say, the bread was the best part of the meal.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience, but The meat was cold

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat here. We love the old standards on the menu and the wonderful specials. Daily Dishes are always a favorite and service and ambiance is fun and lively. One of our favorites.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the dining experience, the food is delicious and beautifully presented. The ambience is lovely. Will definetely come back.

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BG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the Christmas tree during brunch. Service was great.

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AO
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place, in the heart of Rock Center, and enjoyed everything about it, location, the hostess, Inga very lovely lady who took the time to get know me a little is very pleasant. She did awesome getting us a table so we could view the Christmas Tree which was just beautiful. Food of course was above and beyond what I was expecting, tasty, elegant and casual dining. I would 200% recommend and return over and over. I have been in the summer time as well outside, just an awesome feeling being right in the middle of it all. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience 💕

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E
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but good

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ottimo posto, cibo buono vista spaziale ..

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R
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with superb service 👍🏼

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, elegant, and romantic art deco atmosphere in the heart of Rockefeller Center. Highly recommended!

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a nice brasserie spot near Rockefeller Center. Ambience is very 20th century modern and had a dress casual atmosphere. Service was adequate, but nothing unique.

A bit limited on the menu, but had the classic dishes and food came out fast. The wine was excellent. We had a bourdeaux.

Slightly more expensive than what I thought the food presentation and atmosphere warranted.

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JG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rabbit was wonderful! The location has a beautiful view of the Rockefeller center area.

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OT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place! It's cozy, yet grand. The food is divine. The service lovely. Just wonderful!

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a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious classic French brasserie. Service started slow but got much better as our meal went on. Beautiful view of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree as we ate. Will definitely go back.

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though this restaurant is a staple at Rockefeller Center, this was our first visit. We were in NYC for the Christmas holidays and had a lovely view of the tree. The shrimp and lobster roll was outstanding as well as the duck. Profiteroles were perfect.

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PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me first start by saying that it was Christmas Eve and we were alone for the Holidays this year. When we arrived they had received our note and had saved the best table in front of the tree for us...I cannot begin to tell you how special that made us feel. The fact that they cared enough to do that! The staff here is fantastic! They are friendly attentive and professional. The food is great and the banana pudding is worth the trip. Thank you to all the staff who made it a memorable evening for my family.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite cuisine
Great quick service
Highly recommend the salmon

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VD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. The Parisian Steak Tartare is delicious and very fresh. We loved it.

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy the customer service, ambience and experience when I go for special occasions. The cuisine is divine.

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RH
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor, good food and great service, whilst cafes and restaurants underground at the rock center have lines to get in - even with a reservation! - and wait times over one hour; this spot may save the day with easy booking, and a very comfortable room to take out of towners for a comfort meal with a French accent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious brunch. Met with very positive responses from various age groups. Staff very professional and attentive.

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KN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service...excellent time!

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here after the Christmas show for lunch. Food was very good and the service was excellent. Right across from the Tree which was so beautiful. Very pleasant experience, we will be back.

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I didn’t have a good experience last night. The staff and waiters were nice and service is okay. But the food is below average and the selection is very limited. I had the driest chicken and those show string potatoes were hard. Even the veg in my meal was old. Didn’t bother to talk to a manager as I don’t want to ruin my night. I will not recommend to any friends.
Hope that you improve your food next time.

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RL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice wine list. Attentive staff and good service. This place never disappoints. One of my favorite lunch spots on the planet. It is especially nice when the weather is nice and we can dine here al fresco!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants...food is delicious with attentive service.

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Beef bourguigon was tough, cold and tasteless. Glass of wine was ridiculously mediocre and substantially overpriced, just like the food. The ambience is very good, serving to attract unwary tourists who perceive form and conclude the restaurant serves food that deserves their high prices. I am a native New Yorker and eat in a lot of restaurants. This restaurant is a rip-off and I will alert people of this at every opportunity.

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas gathering

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very welcoming environment! The hostess is amazing such a friendly woman. Coat check is fast and reliable. The food is great. Took a client for lunch, if you like seafood definitely a great place. Prices are very reasonable.

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the place will go back again when I go back to New York!!

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BT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have visited many times and nothing beats the location however, I was quite disappointed that there was not even one vegetarian option for a special client I brought to this eatery. When we asked if the chef could prepare a vegetarian option we were simply told that the only option was to order the side dishes of vegetables! It was quite disappointing especially for a restaurant of this caliber.

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was delicious. Tables are practically on top of each other...you feel like you're dining with the table next to you. Our waiter was totally obnoxious...didn't seem to know how to say please, thank your, or you're welcome. He actually dropped a knife on my foot when clearing the neighboring table and didn't even acknowledge that it happened.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service. Amazing sushi. Perfect location for a home lunch

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Art Deco decor and Rockefeller Center ambience. We loved our lunch overlooking the tree. It is a lovely spot and we will certainly return with the hope that a slow kitchen we experienced was not typical.

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