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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
7:30 PM
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Café Centro

4.4
1914 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Business Meals (47)
  • Great for Lunch (32)
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Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 818-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christina Towers
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Catering
Please contact Sharon Colabello for event menus and information on our private dining options. scolabello@patinagroup.com | 212-949-8248.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.
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Public transit
4,5,6 subway to Grand Central Terminal.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

A grand café in the classic Parisian tradition, Café Centro is one of Midtown's most popular restaurants.

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What 1914 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodMD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

While the menu is a bit pricey, the portions are a good size and well prepared. The prix fix menu basically gave you a free desert. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Kudos to the manager for checking on us several times and stopping by to chat.

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Steve (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

favorite Midtown East restaurant. And convenient to my office. Greg is a great bartender and the hostesses are very attentive

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vipEvyNY (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

It met expectations . Good service and the food was just right for a “regular” lunch

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jaykay (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Perfect setting and location for the three of us - close by to home in Manhattan & to rail for one heading out.
Staff members were very welcoming and service was attentive.
Food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Love this restaurant. The service is excellent. Everything was delicious - the best crab cakes. The host was very patient and accommodating in helping us choose the perfect wine for our dinner. Great table near the fireplace. Many thanks for a wonderful dining experience

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vipParticular (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

My client loves the re2at wk. Menu. We had a great Sancerre and our waiter Ideal was super.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Good service and food

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a business lunch here. It is a very big and busy restaurant, a little noisy and attracts a professional crowd at lunch. However, the food was very good, the service was attentive, the ambiance was nice and the location, next to grand central station, can't be beat. I will have lunch here again

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vipfit2eat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent meal. The location couldn't be better for friends coming from two different directions to meet. The service, menu, wine and food were all great.

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vipRichardS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The woman who greets you when you arrive is efficient and welcoming.... every time. She is one of the reasons I use Centro for my business lunches. A huge asset for the restaurant.

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

Cafe Centro is a reliably excellent restaurant. Great cuisine choices, excellent presentation, and always accommodating staff. A little pricey, but the location and convenience more than make up for it.

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vipChrisb24 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The staff were so nice! We accidentally spilled a drink and they were so quick to help - and replace it!

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vipALPS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Cafe Centro always delivers! We were 2 couples catching up at dinner. Cafe Centro honored our special request to have a quiet table by the fireplace - a lovely spot, attractive and good for conversation. The Restaurant Week menu was excellent - we had beets and escargot, followed by Veal and Roasted Sea Bass. Service was discreet and thorough. All super. A great evening at Cafe Centro.

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vipRBTV (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Have patronized this restaurant many times. It's usually a good spot for a business meal, if overpriced. Today I had a$20 omelet that had runny eggs. The waiter did not check on us until the end of the meal. Not impressive for the upscale cost.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Bass just isn't exactly "zesty" on its own but as served , this was tasty and filling. Attentive serine, nice setting and view onto the sidewalks of NY all combined for a perfectly pleasant lunch. Central location is just one more factor in Café Centro's favor.

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