Rock Center Cafe

4.2
3914 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Rock Center Cafe is a midtown restaurant & bar in Rockefeller Center serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch with holiday dining & events available.
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

In lieu of our a la carte brunch menu, Rock Center Cafe will serve a special $49 three-course Easter Prix-Fixe Brunch menu until 4pm, with a $25 kids menu for children 9 and under. The Easter Bunny will be in the restaurant from 11am - 3pm and will also be skating on The Rink!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice place..
Food is ok..

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c
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really a nice way to have brunch by the rink after mass at St Patrick's
service and food great!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Overpriced Brunch and drink menu. Only redeemable quality is the location and ambiance. Small portion for the money. Tasteless entree. Have been there for dinner with aa better menu and value. Would not go again for brunch.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant in NYC!!! Love the servers and the food!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Good view of ice rink,food very average. Good service

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EL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 15 year old twin grandchildren to New York and they enjoyed our breakfast/brunch as much as we did.
All four meals were great and the service was excellent. Service was a team effort and not just the person who took our order.
It was a great way to start the day.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the rock center cafe is one block from my office and, of course, on the skating rink and staring at the prometheus fountain - all three of which are huge pluses! good food/not to expensive. could be a bit quieter. in addition, my dear late friend alice fordyce (the philanthropist mary lasker's sister; later the executive head of her sister's lasker foundation) was rock center's first p.r. person, they couldn't rent any of the stores, etc, and SHE told them to put in a skating rink - the rest is history! wonderful personal associations. and naturally i skated there whenever i came to nyc to visit my grandmother, as a child.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just fine except that we were seated next to the windows, and the a/c was blasting out at our feet. We had to put our coats back on to be able to stay there. Obviously the waiters had no control over that, but it was just too cold to be comfortable.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a wonderful place for breakfast or brunch in addition to everything else.
The view is quintessential NYC - Rockefeller Center, ice skaters in the winter, and the magnificent statue of Prometheus all year round. Food is really fine. So is service. All reasonably priced.

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Prices are typical for this area of Manhattan. We went with our 4 children and they sat us right in front of the windows so we could watch the ice skating. Decent children's menu. Burgers were a little dry. Nice drink menu and appetizer/drinks only was an option. Service was very attentive. I would go again.

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Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant with impeccable service. The menu is pricey but fit for foodies!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Slow dining, but food and ambiance was great!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful presentation, attentive service, lovely atmosphere and view. Great job with pricing. Affordable, luxurious.
Thank you.
Antoinette

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i
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Lackluster, diffident service

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Spring Break with 3 kids

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must for any trip we make to NYC! A little pricey but worth it. Staff is always excellent, no rush and a great place to slow down and catch your breathe and just enjoy the experience.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The experience was not very personal. Just matter of fact conversation to take care of getting us served. Felt rushed and didn’t feel like we were being heard.
This was our last restaurant experience before leaving NYC. I won’t go back to your restaurant. I ate at The Smith, Sarabeth’s, Eataly, Junior’s, and Shake Shack while in NYC. All those restaurants seemed happy to see us and not just business like.
When we got our food, it did not save the day. Three of the four didn’t finish their meals.

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TH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome view!

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RW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner before our broadway show. food was delicious. loved watching all the skaters on the rink outside the windows. perfect for people watching. great food and great service. we go here several times per year.

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P
New England
38 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday treat
Overlooking Rock Center skating rink

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waiter was not super friendly. Gnocchi was unseasoned and gooey and had tough outer artichoke. The gnocchi dish was new so maybe they'll improve it. The rest of the table had burgers that they really liked. Fries were good. Location was great and it was easy to get a table on a Friday night at peak time.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and excellent service

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JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great. Took my friends who were visiting from Florida. Such an iconic spot in NYC and never disappoints no matter what season you visit.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat there every trip to the City. Can’t beat the atmosphere, food is very good.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our brunch at the Rock Center Cafe. The prices were high, but unsurprising considering the location.

The omelette, eggs benedict, and banana pancakes were all very good. I would not get the Ricotta Bomboloni again.

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CF
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was celebrating my 50th birthday. Enjoyed sitting and watching the ice skaters!!

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TP
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service were ok. Touristic place for those visiting Rockefeller Center.

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JB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the staff cheerful, and the view of the skating rink at Rock Center amazing.

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UE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level is reasonable for conversation, the food was very good, the service was great, and it was nice to be able to look at the window every so often and see the skaters.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Criminally overpriced for the quality of food served and service received. Side salad was a bunch of weedy greens with zero dressing. Grilled chicken sandwich was pre-prepared and refrigerated. Seriously? I had to get up from the table and go to the maître'd desk to hand her my bill and credit card because the server was MIA. The noise level was astronomical. $50 for two sub-par sandwiches, no drinks, just water. Couldn't wait to leave - why even bother with coffees? Awful. Will never ever go back.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Glorified diner for lunch. Great views of rink. Sorry wish there was a more redeeming feature.

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MH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food mediocre especially for the price. Ambiance and view was nice.

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CI
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience and super brunch menu. We had a table by the window to watch the skaters, soo New York and sooo enjoyable. Our server was Cynthia and she was attentive and upbeat. The eggs in Bloody Mary 'soup' was unique and delicious.

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was excellent

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit pricey...but worthy just for the ambiance. It was my 11 year old great niece 1st visit to NYC. Her precious reactions left me satisfied. Then to see "Aladin"!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best blueberry pancakes!!!

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and fantastic food. We had our VIP guests from out of town and the cafe did not let us down. The view is great, and the cafe is very quiet, and all the dishes were superb.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Very loud.

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m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was bad and food was bad.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for honoring our request for a window table! Perfect!

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