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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.
New York, NY 10011
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.
50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
Brasserie Ruhlmann Ratings and Reviews
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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