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It was like someone put all the right things on the menu, but then forgot to hire people that know how to cool. Unfortunately, none of the dishes our party of 7 ordered lived up to their promise. Nowadays there are so many amazing restaurant experiences, that server spectacular food without the pretense of days gone by. This one is doing it backward: all the pompous pretense until you get the food…
The setting is nice, the menu has something for a people with a variety of tastes, and the food is delicious but the service seemed absent-minded. We've been a bunch of times, and it has gotten more expensive but not better.
Hadn't been in the City for a while. This was my #1 restaurant to meet friends. Disappointing this time. Service mediocre, food fair. I won't rush back.
Overall a very good experience.
Great food, solid service, and wonderful location.
Great business breakfast
Both of our meals were tasteless.Service was slow. Presentation middling.
Typical business meeting
Disappointing evening. The duck was dry and tough.
At first we were disappointed in the lack of service, but the manager more than made up for the wait staff (who also apologized)and made us feel very taken care of and happy!!
Have dined at Cafe Centro many times and have always been very satisfied. However, on this occasion, the service was SO BAD that I am seriously considering never going back.
Excellent all around.
Meeting an old friend for lunch.
It was nice to sit outside for lunch and the service was fine but maybe a bit pushy. I was looking forward to the chopped chicken salad as I remember that being very good years ago. However, the salad was way overdressed, soggy and pretty tasteless. I would have sent it back but I was with a client so didn’t want to make a scene. Maybe the chef totally screwed up this time but I won’t get it again
the staff was accommodating to my special requests, friendly to my party and delivered good value for high quality goods
The service overall was terrible. Didn't pay attention. The salad came out as it was premade and sitting for hours (returned to kitchen). Didn't even get a gesture for having to get another dish.
Great food, excellent service and comfortable surroundings.
Danielle was terrific!! Please tell her!
Great place in midtown to have lunch and be able to discuss and hear each other.
This is a gem in the MetLife Building. We went during Restaurant Week. The food was great, presented in a lovely way, and the wait staff was terrific. The restaurant is accessible. Totally recommend and will return!
Nice menu, well executed, and good service. Although the noise level didn't seem excessive, we had some trouble hearing our friends.
Excellent French restaurant in the MetLife Building. Attentive service.
Nice wine list by glass or bottle.
The Cafe has seemed to slip in food quality of late. The chicken in my "chop chop salad" was undercooked (always a health and culinary no-no), rubbery and seemed old. It made me leery of one of my favorite lunch dishes there. Maybe the chef is on vacation, maybe standards have fallen? Not sure. Still like the place, but maybe avoiding this dish for a while. My guest had duck confit that he raved about, so hopefully this was an aberration.
Kitchen must taste before offering a dish ! My grilled trout from the prix fixe menu was smothered in an acidic sauce (vinegar?) so one could not taste it was fish. Been to Cafe Centro several times, this time with an out of town guest (thankfully she did not have the trout dish). This was the worst visit for me.
Cafe Centro is always a good dining experience plus the location makes it a home run!
Consistent, excellent food and service. Extremely convenient for business meetings in midtown.
Food was incredible with extraordinary service. A+
This is my go to restaurant for every occassion. Highly recommend it to all.
Excellent food and service. I eat here all the time. I always celebrate Restaurant week and my birthday there.
It’s my go-to for lunch and breakfast given location and predictability. It’s not cheap and service is just ok, but it’s definitely convenient.
Business lunch for two people was $73.00 before tip. It was two salads (caesar and lobster), a Diet Coke and a pot of hot tea. $39 for 4 small pieces of lobster on a bowl of lettuce two carrot curls, radishes and three or four cherry tomatoes is quite high. The server did not indicate the price when she told us the specials. Even as a business expense that will be reimbursed by the company, this is not good value.
ALWAYS LOVE THIS PLACE.. NICE, FABULOUS FOOD, GREAT WINE. HAVEN'T BEEN DISAPPOINTED AND BEEN COMING FOR YEARS. AMBIENCE IS REALLY NICE - AND BEST PART IN THE WINTER IS THE FIREPLACE.
I love this place. The bread is fantastic and the chopped salad I had was awesome. Every time I am in NYC I go
food is ok... not really good.. and a little expensive
Excellent dinner. French restaurant week. Tomato gazpacho soup wasn't very good.
Great French Restaurant Week menu. Delicious gazpacho, duck, cod.
Cafe Centro has become my gauge for what
Overall very good not super
Service was 4-4.5
Excellent restaurant, good value and the location is in the center of the universe.
I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Great location and pleasant atmosphere. We had a good table but I can see where a tab le in the middle would be very noisy. Waiter was very professional and we were served efficiently and pleasantly.
Perfect for our lunch with dear friends. The staff allowed us to linger and talk as long as we wanted. Lunch was very fresh and was served quickly.
There was a special celebrate France menu. I couldn't eat any of the appetizers and asked to substitute a mixed salad. Our server went to ask mgmt who said no. Ultra disappointing. So i ordered off regular menu and got the $14 mixed salad. What a joke a few greens and a few pcs of tomato, 2 slivers of carrot and some beets. Everything else was fine - salmon, chicken and duck all good.