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Brasserie Ruhlmann

4.4
1326 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Lunch: Monday through Saturday 12 noon 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for this special day with your loved one`s and enjoy out chef specials and regular ala carte brunch menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1326 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very slow service and a lot of indifference. Unfortunate because they are usually much better.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was a very relaxed atmosphere and service was excellent. I loved the dessert more than the main course. Would definitely go back for drinks/dessert and maybe sit outside next time.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Overpriced, poor food quality, don’t recommend. Has nice outside seating and should be good for happy hour, but don’t expect much of the food. Butter had not taste, my fish was overcooked and sauce was too rich and didn’t taste great. The only part of the food that was enjoyable was dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Gracious and attentive wait staff and really delicious fresh salads. Lovely ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great location. Food was great and the service excellent. I would recommend getting a table outside when the weather is nice.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Brasserue Ruhlmann is the place to go on a sunny day. One enjoys good food and a view of the activities on Rockefeller Plaza. Life feels good.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love this spot!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Joseph, our waiter, was fantastic! Knowledgeable about the menu and great conversationalist! Beautiful ambiance. Expensive but worth it if looking for something special for dining while in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We were there on a Wednesday night so it wasn't overly crowded. Beautiful decor over looking Rockefeller Center. The staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. From the beef tartar and shirt ribs to sushi (yes sushi) to sumptuous desserts our dining experience was memorable.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Generally, food was good. Excellent branzino, steak and crab cake. Service was initially very rushed and then very slow.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by this restaurant overlooking Rockefeller Plaza.

The bar was busy but amazingly the restaurant was quiet.

Menu was very typical of NYC so don’t expect any culinary surprises. What you do get is tasty, beautifully presented food with friendly service.

The location is very central and perfect after a long day of walking

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I go to this restaurant often. The food is very good the service attentive and ambience is lively. I highly recommend as it has a broad menu that always satisfies many peoples tastes.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our food was absolutely amazing and the staff was very friendly. It wasn’t very busy in the restaurant which was nice because it wasn’t too noisy, but the ambiance would have been enhanced if the restaurant was busier because it is a large restaurant.

That to be said, I will be dreaming about the Wiener schnitzel (a special on Thursdays) for years to come. The most authentic rendition I’ve ever had outside of Europe. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great place for a business lunch or an evening in New York. Food is excellent, the service is on point and the
location the best...

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Not helpful staff and expensive and mediocre food. Still great location. A bit of a waste

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My friend and I visited Brasserie Ruhlmann for drinks & food before a concert. It was close to Radio City and I knew it wouldn't be packed. We sat at the bar and had fantastic service and great conversation with Maryanne (bartender)). She made great martinis and was very friendly. The host (Raoul) was the perfect gentleman. He came over to ask how we were doing more than once which was very nice of him. We shared the yellow fin tuna tacos, the mini croques, the hand cut fries and the fried rock shrimp. I wish the tuna tacos had more flavor but everything else was great. I would repeat my order (minus the tacos) and maybe try a sushi roll the next time. Aside from the food, the restaurant was clean and staff well kept. They could use an update on the bathroom decor but overall, no complaints. The bar chairs were incredibly comfortable!! The restaurant was completely empty when we left but I wasn't shocked as the area is quiet after the holidays. This will definitely be my go-to spot before concerts!!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Tourist trap

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Thank you very much.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food - I finally found a perfect roast chicken. We sat in the back, very good for noise level. The staff took a bit to find us but was very attentive after that. I appreciate the simple and wonderful preparation in contrast to a lot of NY fancy food. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Crab cake and sushi were excellent! Great friendly service!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Always nice

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Memorable dining experience!

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