Rock Center Cafe
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
On this day, Rock Center Cafe will serve a special 3-course prix-fixe Holiday menu ($85 for lunch and dinner), in lieu of our regular a la carte menu. Children’s menu (2 courses + beverage) is available for $29 for those under 9 years old. An a la carte menu will be available at the bar & lounge.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
In lieu of our regular a la carte Dinner menu, Rock Center Café will serve a special three-course Christmas Eve Dinner menu for $125 on this day after 4pm. Children’s menu available for $29 for those under 9. Our a la carte menu will be available in the Bar & Lounge on a first come first serve basis
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
On this day, in lieu of our regular a la carte menu, Rock Center Café will serve a special three-course Christmas Day menu for $125. Children’s menu was available for $29 for those under 9. Our a la carte menu will be available in the Bar & Lounge on a first-come,first-serve basis.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
On this day, in lieu of our regular a la carte menu, Rock Center Café will serve a special three-course lunch for $55, and dinner menu for $85. Children’s menu available for $29 for those under 9. Our a la carte menu will be available in the Bar & Lounge as first come, first serve,New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
We were seated at only table blocking view of ice skating. There was a wall between us and window to rink.
We went with our three grandchildren after the Christmas show at Radio City. The service was excellent, they originally forgot the beverages, when they were reminded the beverages were comped. They took very good care of us. The food was good, our grand children loved the burgers and fries.
Great location to enjoy a meal with my daughters who were visiting NYC.
Brought granddaughter and college friend to celebrate start of the holidays after the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and it was perfect. Our wait staff could not have been more attentive and the atmosphere and food divine.
Beautiful table near the window watching the skaters make their rounds. The holidays have begun—even though we have yet to enjoy Thanksgiving!
Had a lovely meal at the Rock Centre Café, was a very busy Saturday on a holiday weekend so there was quite a wait for the food, having said that we were offered more bread and were entertained watching the skaters on the ice rink. The noise level was also very loud but this had to be expected on this very busy service.
Loud, mediocre food at best and extraordinarily overpriced. The kid's meal is $28! For chicken tenders, fries and desert. Adult meals were crazy expensive and not worth the time or energy. Clearly a restaurant that take advantage of the tourist element. Not worth the view of the skaters at Rock Center. Avoid!
I had made a reservation for four people about 10 days before. I’m glad I did because the restaurant was packed. But we were seated for 2 PM with no problem. The waitress was nice and prompt. The food was very good. But it was noisy. The
ladies room was immaculate.
Seeing The ice skaters at the Rockefeller rink was an added plus.
Started with a dirty dinner roll plate and a sticky table. Waiter forgot my sons drink.
Food took 40 minutes to arrive. Food was well prepared. No check ins by waiter despite it not being particularly busy. Just ho-hum in a great location to watch skaters.
The ambiance next to the ice rink was lovely. The food was average considering what great food is available in NYC. Our only complaint was the terrible service and it was terrible. Had to ask for everything 3 times from a menu to taking an order to bread. We visit NYC often and never have I complained about restaurant service before this review We loved the 5 star ambiance but bad service was 1 star
Great food, service and atmosphere! Our server was so attentive and friendly.
A good place to go to get a good meal with great service while watching the skaters.
This is my second time there and it won't be my last.
It is awful that this iconic restaurant will close in 2020. Shame on the Tisch family for destroying what is a famous New York eatery, laying off over 100 people in the process. Our wonderful waiter, who has worked here for 14/years, told us the rumors are that a Shake Shack and/or a food court will move into this ground floor location. What an abomination! Rockefeller center, one if the most famous buildings in the world, renown for its Art Deco design deserves respect. And certainly more than chain food court eateries. The Rock center cafe has been our go to place to dine in New York over the years. Good food, reasonably priced, great service, and a lovely setting overlooking the famous ice skating rink. At Christmas it is especially beautiful. Sad to think it will be gone. Shame on the Tisch family. Don’t they have enough money?
It was fine. Very expensive place sort of understandably.
Great service and atmosphere. Food was ok
I had a wonderful dinner at the Rock Center Cafe. The service was great, the pasta with lamb was fantastic and the ice cream was unbelievable. It was an overall great time. I did not feel rushed or pressured to leave, even though I had a table next to the ice rink. I will absolutely be back
Food is very average and the price is too high for the quality offered.
Interior in serious need of refurbishment. Only tables for 2 next to windows, which is unfortunate for families with small children.
The place is nice and Michael is very efficient!!!
Great views!!! Exceptional service!
It is a nice and quiet place with a limited but tasteful menu. We like it for special occasions given the location and a menu that can be expensive. Service is fine and view to the snow skating court is really nice.
Wow--my cousin recommended this cafe. They were Ice skating and even had to run the Zamboni machine to re-finish the ice. The skaters were pleasant to watch. The food was excellent. I noticed the table vibrating just like a buzzer going off. Our waitress said well you have 3 subways running just below you..! Pure NYC. The lamb dish was superb, and my wife had the best shrimp we had ever tasted...
This is a must if you are in Midtown or near Rockefeller center. Top Notch restaurant..!
We went here the night before our wedding in Central Park , 13 of us with 7 kids in our party , it was perfect and iconic , service was amazing and we were seated with a full view of the ice rink watching the skaters 😉 just what we wanted , mostly had burgers , would definitely book again 😊
We had a wonderful dining experience. The food and service were excellent. We have so many great memories dining at Rock Center Cafe and the Sea Grill, we have been coming here for so many years. We are so sad that they are closing at the end of the year.
So disappointed. The place was empty and yet service was extremely slow. Our food was delivered by a rather unhappy server as we were still waiting for coffee and drinks! The banana cakes were dry and muffin like and I was hard pressed to find a banana. There was NO sugar free syrup and toast with eggs was extra! The view of the ice rink was fun but our plates were whisked away from us before our forks were put down. We were so disappointed and will not be returning.
I can’t believe we’ve never been here as it was an awesome experience! I’m so sad to hear that it will be closing it’s doors in January. Such a shame. We went for breakfast and it was a wonderful way to experience the iconic Rockefeller Plaza Skating Rink while having a delicious bite to start off our day. It felt iconic and again I’m so sad that we won’t be able to make this a part of our trip next time. Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious! Classy and overall fantastic experience that I’m thankful we got to have before it was too late.
Good food, good service
Yes but only as i suspect it was a poor day for us, it was raining heavily and inside was freezing, could do with warming the place up, especially as it was forecast for rain and wind. Ice rink was shut too.
i think the head waiter was great, other could crack a smile though. Pasta was a little chewy and a NewYork cheese cake with a soft soggy sponge base???? What's that about. We mske better in the uk, crisp biscuit crumbly bottom.
Food was average at best. There was a terrible smell through out the dining room. Musty and a little sewer like.
We love eating here. Our favorite waiter is Robert and he made my birthday with my grandson a special day. The atmosphere, the service and the food are wonderful. The rink opened the day before and made me look forward to our next dinner after the tree goes up!!
Our dining experience was affected negatively by an inept waiter. Food and ambience were positive so, hopefully, the bad service was an anomaly.
Good food & service with ability to watch ice skaters. Love this place.
Not what it used to be. Tasteless soup and salad. Too bad.
It was my daughter’s birthday. We did the Italian meal family style. Wonderful
Our waiter was very attentive and made sure all of my husband's dietary restrictions were met. Our meals were delicious and the dessert recommendation was great. We were lucky enough to arrive on a night with half price bottles of wine and enjoyed a lovely selection of prosecco. I would definitely recommend the cafe to others.
It's a fun experience if there is ice skating outside. The food is good BUT the price is too high unless there's a show outside to watch!
The location is great but try and sit away from the fountain, it is loud - not a lot of conversation possible. Food was only OK. Not bad, just not exciting. It was windy so everything cooled down quickly - no fault of the restaurant, but it goes with the locality. I would have preferred to have been there for drinks, rather than breakfast.
The meal and ambiance and service were all a joy! The watermelon and Tomato salad was unusual and perfect for my tastebuds.
Everything was great but we were sitting outside and the flies kept trying to eat our food.
Had a meeting and sat outside. Great place to sit and it is memorable