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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Come celebrate Valentine`s Day in Brasserie Ruhlmann with your special one. We will be offering Ala Carte menu and special $75 Prix Fixe.

Brasserie Ruhlmann Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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 (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Scenic View (23)
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Business Meals (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Romantic (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (11)
People Watching (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2012

Lovely midtown lunch option near Rockefeller Center

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Service was wonderful; the food, unfortunately, was only mediocre. My dining partner noticed a strong, unpleasant smell that was emanating from the seafood dish that was brought to the table next to us, and we overheard the customers complain. The waiter apologized and took it back, but I thought it was worth mentioning. However, because of the warm, friendly and attentive service -- and the extensive wine list -- I would definitely return to give it another try... after all, things happen sometimes!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Service was a lot slower than it normally is.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2012

Used open table to find resturant.
Seated immediately.
Waiter was at the table within 1 minute.
ordered beet salad - best ever
ordered halibut - best
apple crisp - best
I will return... for more

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2012

Food wad so delicious. Tuna salad was do good. Short rib was good taste. Present staffs. Nice jazz music. But coffee was not enough fresh.. Just warm. Good atmosphere . I like the place. Thank you. I really enjoyed the time..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2012

enjoyed the brunch. The service was quick and the food was good. Great spot adjacent Rockefellar Plaza

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2011

It might be in the touristy area of Rockefeller Center, but this place always has exceptional food. We went for New Year's Eve and felt badly for the place because the police closed down Rockefeller Plaza for New Years. We had a hard time getting into the restaurant...and it seemed dead.
But the food was outstanding -- the lobster salad with foie gras sandwiched between thin slices of potato was brilliant. The Buche Noel was wonderful. The macaron -- now that wasn't good -- note to pastry chef -- not a good dessert at all. Too big and lichi and rose? When the macaron becomes the size of a malomar -- it's no longer a macaron.

The wine was expensive, but it was New YEars. This place always has excellent food -- an excellent che

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2011

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. My husband's steak was cooked just as he ordered it. The location is excellent as well. Although many of their wines are on the expensive side, they still have some nice ones that are moderately priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2011

What a wonderful ending to a special trip in NYC to see the ballet. Best NYC meal I've had in quite some time. Management of restaurant was very cordial, making sure we were well taken care of.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2011

The Skate with brown butter might be the best fish dish I've even had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2011

We enjoy dining at Brasserie Ruhlmann. It is a perfect place to dine and look at the tree at Rockefeller Center. The food is delicious, ambiance is nice, great service. The only thing that we found is having dined here prior, there seemed to be less entrees to choose from, and there weren't any specials for the evening. Prices seemed higher as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2011

Had a wonderful birthday lunch here in December. The food was excellent, the service outstanding, and the view of the Christmas tree through the large windows was so pretty and festive. Thanks to all at Brasserie Ruhlmann for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2011

We had a large raw bar sampler. It was good but nothing special. It being located next to Rockerfellar Plaza was nice.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2011

I was there for dinner 12/21/11 and found it relatively quiet considering the holiday.
It was not as energetic and lively as in the past. The prices had gone up quite a bit since the last time I was there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2011

Chicken Paillard was served on a plate as a slab of chicken - so very unappealing and bland. Too expensive for a less than satisfactory dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2011

We enjoyed our lunch at Brasserie Ruhlmann prior to our Christmas tour of mid-town. We had the lobster salad which was very nice. The service was very good and the ambiance very nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2011

This is just a wonderful place to meet friends. The service is solid, the food is wonderful, the ambiance is delightful. I am always so happy to be here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2011

Seated very close to neighboring tables.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2011

The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Loved the skate - you can defintely share the entrees. Nice view out to the the trees in Rockefeller Plaza. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2011

We were visiting the city for our wedding anniversary and needed a nice place for dinner after seeing the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center. A quick check of Open Table pulled up this restaurant so we got a reservation for 630 and hung out in the bar until it was time. Our meal began with a champagne toast, compliments of the house, since they had read the note I'd included in our Open Table reservation. The food was standard brasserie fare, prepared perfectly and served as promptly as the crowded floor would allow. Although we did not stay for dessert, we plan to return on our next visit to give it a try.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2011

Perfect location in Rockefeller Center. Diverse menu with warm and inviting ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2011

Quiet corner table, attentive service, excellent food made for an impressive first date. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2011

Quite convenient to Rock Center for Christmas festivities and is consistently good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2011

Classic New York Night Out, definately not for a hard core foodie, but for a family looking for a very special night, it was perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2011

Food was very average. Definitely overpriced. Not a place for a fine dinning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2011

We arrived at 6PM and were warmly greeted, we sat at a table with banquet seating. We were fairly close to the other diners. Being a Friday night it had a large bar crowd. It was fairly noisy but not too bad. The service was excellent, the food very good. The scene outside was insane seeing it was mid December and the tree was lit and people were lined up for the skating rink. I had hoped we could see the tree and the lights from inside but that isn't so unless you are seated on the outside porch....not in December.
Very lively,good food, good service perfect for a casual dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2011

How refreshing to find top quality dining in a "touristy" location. Menu was spot on for brasserie food, and the environment, staff and energy were all top notch. Despite the kinetic nature of a restaurant in Rock Center at Christmas time, the staff, to a person, handled the crowds with composure. Despite the business, no one seemed rattled or frazzled, and everything was handled with aplomb. How delightful to have quality dining without the pretense that so many NY restaurants seem compelled to enlist.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2011

We picked because of proximity to Rock Center for the Holidays. Fantastic service and a great brunch menu with plenty of items for kids. Nice selection of oysters as well. Strong recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Was truly surprised to find this delightful gem of a resturant right a Rockefeller Center with a perfect view of the Christmas tree. The wait staff was prompt and attentive. This was particularly special as the restaurant was packed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Outstanding food and service in a fantastic location...at the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2011

On our recent trip to NYC (my daughter, best friend and I were on our annual girls trip), we wanted to go see the lighting of the Christmas, but with so many people there we waited to go the day after to see the tree and we wanted to eat nearby. This little restaurant was perfect. The staff were very gracious and even though we were one of their last customers of the night they did not rush us and the staff was extremely hospitable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2011

Good food and excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2011

Management and staff very attentive;
If you need to conduct business during lunch, ask for a corner banquette table-most quiet.
Food is carefully prepared and portions are large.
Overall, a good experience for New Yorkers as much as for out of towners since the restaurant is in the Rock Center.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2011

Food and service were impeccable. Conveniently located for Rockefeller Center and Radio City. A quiet oasis from the holiday crowds.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2011

Had a terrific lunch here during the holidays - great view of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center! Food is excellent and service top notch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2011

good proximity to other parts of Rock Cneter in the rain - underground.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2011

Great location especially during Christmas time when the tree is in Rock Center!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2011

Great food and service but VERY loud during a busy lunch hour.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2011

They consistently shine!
From Pierre at the front to every member of the wait and cook staff, I can't imagine anyone doing it better.
A great dining experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2011

convenient for business lunch, too expensive for everyday dining. Food does not stand out enough to warrant the expense.

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