Rock Center Cafe

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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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Specials

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

What 4132 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was mediocre at best

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Visit to the city for tree lighting.

JU
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service for our annual Christmas breakfast was superb: warm and efficient!
We are sad Rock Center Cafe will be gone soon😢

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st Birthday Celebration, lunching at Todd English

H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a good value gif the price. I was not told ahead of time about the price fix menu.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I am SO disappointed it is closing.

T
Baltimore
93 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our granddaughters loved watching the ice skating while they ate. We adults had the price fix dinner — all the food was excellent!

W
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

ITS TIME THIS PLACE CLOSED. ITS TIRED OUT OF DATE SHABBY AND EXPENSIVE. THE FOOD IS OKAY NOTHING SPECIAL BUT OKAY. THIS PLACE NEEDED A REFURB AND NEW MENU AND WAITING STAFF THAT ACTUALLY CARED. THEY ALL KNOW ITS GOING TO CLOSE ON THE 5TH JAN 2020. I FEEL BAD FOR ALL THE MANAGERS AND FRONT DESK HOSTESSES ETC AS THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER THEIR COMPANY WILL RECRUIT THEM TO ANOTHER ONE OF THE COMPANY'S RESTAURANTS AND JUST LET THEM ALL GO. NICE XMAS PRESENT. THEIR SISTER RESTAURANT THE SEA FOOD ONE ACROSS THE ICE RINK IS ALSO GOING. I AM SURE THE NEW LEASEHOLDERS WILL BE MORE ON THE BALL WITH WHAT IS GOING ON TODAY AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

s
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Booked for breakfast whilst in New York. Had an enjoyable breakfast, waiter could have been more civil.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I come every Christmas season and I with friends. Come for dinning .. we truly love the food .. we will sorely miss the cafe sea grill and la cuccina

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

To expensive, the food wasn’t delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the server.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazing, excellent service, excellent place!! The food was good

n
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Completely let down. I made reservations for Thanksgiving night 945, there were several empty, dirty tables yet it took them 10 minutes to seat us. We sat an extra 10 minutes at the table waiting for a server. Our server had been passing our table the whole time, not one time saying 'give me a second' and when he finally came to the table he was noticeably annoyed. I told him we were not having a good experience and he says' so are you going to order or not?'. We told the manager on duty and he was of no help either so we left. We loved the location but weren't willing to pay $85 a person for horrible service. We ended up walking over to Rue 57 and had a great time

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thanksgiving

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner, and it was delicious! Our server was spectacular and so attentive!

DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Poor service, loud, a mill

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

SW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Day 2019.... it was very busy, we started out with drinks from the bar and finished with the most excellent meal..All staff were helpful and attentive... great window view of the ice skating rink...

t
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our visit was lovely, we enjoyed the thanksgiving day meal! We ordered table shares which weren’t as good as the main meal, we didn’t get a table next to the ice rink which would have been nicer (it was the reason we had booked) we were seated next to a window looking onto the rock centre concourse with passing shoppers which was a bit disappointing. Had we have had better seats and the table shares been nicer I would have given 5 stars.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience5

Food was good, location is great, service was good, but make sure you are charged correctly!! I reserved a table for two for Thanksgiving lunch from Open Table. The Open Table reservation Page reads: ”$55 for lunch and $85 dinner”. (see attached) To make sure, I called the restaurant before going there and they confirmed that if our reservation is before 3:45 pm we will be charged for lunch price. Although my reservation was for lunch at 2:30pm, they charged us for $85 each!!!!!! Would appreciate a response from the management.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere!! Sitting by the window overlooking the skating rink was a plus!! Thanks!!

L
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a nice experience, but we were all really crammed in! We would have loved a table closer to the rink, but seemed those were left to those with smaller parties...seemed odd to set it up that way. Overall, the food wasn't too bad, but price made me feel like it should have been better. It was a new experience to Thanksgiving dinner - and really appreciate all those who worked that day to try to make our time memorable.

T
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s was nice full but nice ! Food was ok a bit overpriced !!! Service super nice and friendly

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Made reservation and was seated quickly. Great view of the ice rink. Great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

70 mins for wet salad and cold hamburgers. Don’t go. Only tourist will be in this poor excuse of a restaurant.

JS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service, food decent, super loud, overpriced

LI
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Tourist trap. Terrible quality, expensive food. Nice view.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food2service1ambience5

Service very slow ! Menu selection very poor !
Vies were outstanding!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great view of the Rockefeller Ice Skating rink! The food was great and the wine special they had going on was a good deal!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tourist-y spot. But the food was mostly delish. Enjoyed the view of the ice skating rink from the table by the window. It was the perfect ambiance- festive!

JP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Fun experience. Watching the ice skaters rink side was cool. We even saw a marriage proposal. The food was very good but the service was way too slow.

I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly magical. Would definitely return.

KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Made a reservation weeks in advance for my parents to have breakfast at a window table while watching their grandchildren skate on the rink. The hostess was curt and unhelpful in procuring the window seat. She told them it would be a "long wait" for a window seat, so they settled for a row off of the glass. Within 10 minutes a window seat became available but they had already begun service at their table. The situation could have been managed much more thoughtfully by simply providing information and choice with a polite attitude. We won't be back.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a beautiful table right by the window and enjoyed the view of ice skaters while we ate. The atmosphere is so much fun and the service was terrific. Unfortunately the food is underwhelming. My Caesar Salad consisted of a very tasty chicken breast on a bed of limp, wilted iceberg lettuce with a dressing that was in no way discernible as “Caesar”. Similarly my daughter had a delicious piece of salmon with disappointing sides. While we were obviously there mostly for the view and experience, and as NYers we know the spot caters to tourists so doesn’t need to count on return customers, it just seems unnecessarily lazy to serve a wilted salad.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cafe never disappoints. I have been coming here since I was a child and it is always a pleasure

KB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Prices were very high for the quality of food served. Burgers were dense and not as tasty as they looked. Salad was good but shrimp lacked flavor. The kids meals were astronomically priced for what you received. We went here more for the location and the fact the kids could watch the ice skaters.

HR
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere...sat by the window watching the skaters go by... Good food. Great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had dinner with family visiting from out of town after attending the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Our waiter was wonderful, very helpful, very nice. The food is way over priced and the quality was average. Two had the steak, it was cold, tough and tasteless. We’ve eaten here in the past and found that the quality has deteriorated.

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner table was ready in under 10 minutes of our reservation time. We were given a great table, next to the glass, to enable my granddaughter a great view of the ice rink. Our server was prompt in providing us great drinks and food. Altogether a great time was had by all.

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