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7:00 PM
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Rock Center Cafe

3224 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • People Watching
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 10:30am
Monday - Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm – 11pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Rock Center Cafe is open 365 days a year. We hope to see you again soon.

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Phone number
(212) 332-7620
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Buico
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Cross street
On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave
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Public transit
B,D,F,M trains
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

This ultimate space for memorable indoor and outdoor events in a legendary location, Rock Center Café offers prestige and style with breathtaking settings including the world-famous Ice Rink that transforms into the Summer Garden & Bar in the summer.

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What 3224 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipElizabeth (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We all loved our lunch and thoroughly enjoyed watching the skaters whizzing and stumbling by as we ate. The staff was very accommodating and the food was delicious.

vipRobertandArlene (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had the “Sunday Dinner” which was really tasty - my date and I shared two awesome appetizers - the eggplant was delish! Then the main course was a roasted chicken and pasta bolognese that was worth the extra wait followed by a delectable tiramisu and cannoli combo desert and all for $29/pp - so worth it. Wait staff were courteous and attentive. We got lucky enough to get seated near the glass with a clear view of the rink. Overall a great night!

ammagirl (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Service was not. Waitress was nice but not attentive. When asked @ fish special she said... bass. Did not explain how it was prepared. Needed plates for sharing appetizers and desserts and had to take off of unoccupied tables each time cause we couldn’t find her. Two waiters behind us were arguing @ their table assignments. It was very nice watching the skaters but wouldn’t come back anytime soon.

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

While the food and ambiance was good overall, the service was horribly slow.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic! I brought my mom in for her birthday and everything was great. Our waiter Eder was terrific too!

Anonymous (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was our second dinner at Rock Center Cafe. They're pretty expensive but worth the splurge for special occasions. We love the atmosphere and the food, and the service staff is friendly and attentive.

I was actually a bit disappointed in my entree this time. I ordered the $49 sirloin. I wasn't expecting the best steak in the world, but for the price, I was hoping for a really good steak. It was painfully mediocre, not nearly worth the price. However, my wife's meal was great, and the appetizers and dessert were delicious.

It was an excellent experience overall. I'm sure we'll continue to go back for special occasions.

vipNoel (Austin)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Great view of the skating rink. Clean restroom

Joanne (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Table was in front of the rink and was wonderful to watch the skaters while eating. The food was a wonder surprise! Very good! No one rushed us to turn the table either.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was great nice staff

WilliamH (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Visited for Valentine anniversary....table overlooking the ice rink was available as requested....and on time. The staff knew of our anniversary and were attentive to our needs. The price fix menu had ample choices. The food was excellent as was the service. All and all a very enjoyable evening.

JohnR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful service. The view of the ice skating rink was entertaining

vipmcrjd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Perfect mid-town lunch spot - good quality food, pleasant service and very patient with us staying an extended period catching up with friends who joined us for lunch.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent dining experience. We dine here often with our grandson. The food is great. The service is great and it’s the perfect location.

AnnaM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The friend I met for a late lunch was in NYC from England with 18 of her 14&15 year old History students. Her students were skating on the Rockefeller rink. I'd booked a rinkside table which was perfect. The food was disappointing and expensive, but we enjoyed our long meeting and the staff didn't make us feel we should leave.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Iconic location. good food, good service—nothing exemplary.

vipPattyP1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Spectacular setting, great food, friendly service and they honor reservations! A winner!!!!

Dorothy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

My compliments to Chef Buico, the restaurant week pre-fixe lunch was absolutely delicious. Soup was spicy and tasty, French dip was scrumptious and chocolate cake and gelato was amazing. Also, really enjoyed watching people ice skating; so fun.

Carol (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Fantastic service and great food. After getting married at the Top of the Rock we were well looked after, there was a great choice of food which we all enjoyed whilst watching the ice skaters. Lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

It was lovely to be seated by the window overlooking the ice skating ring.
Great kale salad,not so great pasta dish( greens were funny tasting) and superb Cheescake.
Came for restaurant week at lunch time and it was a very nice experience.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Kind of disappointing. $39 for the price fixe for appetizer, entree, and dessert seemed reasonable for NYC at Rockcenter. Unfortunately the entree fell flat. We ordered two skirt steaks medium. One piece was very thin and well done. The second piece was much thicker and rare. Sent it back. The woman came back with the steak so quick it seemed like she only had time to walk to the kitchen and back. The steak was still rare. Both steak entree portions were entirely too small. Appetizer size. Additionally all of the bread was cold and rock hard. So hard you could break a tooth. Soup was good. Final analysis is we would not recommend the Rockcenter cafe.