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About Rock Center Cafe
Rock Center Cafe is a midtown restaurant & bar in Rockefeller Center serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch with holiday dining & events available.
20. West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Burgers
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.
On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Rock Center Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
My burger was ordered medium. It came overcooked, dessicated (probably too lean a mix of beef) with a stale brioche bun and barely a wisp of melted cheddar. The fries were fine, but nothing special. Service was fine but again, it took a while to get waited on. The hostess refused to seat us until the clock ticked another 60 seconds to the precise hour of our reservation.
Enjoyed a quiet weekday lunch with a great view of the ice rink (and Jenna Bush Hager impersonating a skater -- never know what you'll see here). The chicken vegetable soup and hot tea were the perfect antidote to a cold day. Our waiter was quite good. Service like a much pricier venue.
Jimmy R our waiter was just not consistently attentive. Never asked if anyone wanted coffee, desert. I preorder apps and for when my clients were arriving and they came to the table before folks arrived. My uncle worked here from 1969 until the mid's 80's (then Promade Café) Phil Sarubbi- its not what it once was.
I was entertaining my 7 and 6 year old grandchildren after taking them to see The Lion King.
My 7 year old granddaughter announced, after reading the children's menu, "This is my dream menu...Penne and Lemonade"!
The waiter was particularly kind with the younger set and the outdoor ice skating view provided to be entertaining for all.
This is a pretty restaurant over looking the ice rink. it was very quiet for a Friday evening. We had a Kale salad app and it was very good. We got the Skirt steak and the red snapper fish filet special. The skirt steak was very tough and not very good it was served with Brussel sprouts and a horseradish sauce which were both excellent. The fish was really tasteless and forgettable . Overall I like the place but the food was a bust. Service was good and everyone was very friendly
Horrible experience. Everyone got their food before me. When my family was finished eating, my steak finally came out raw. Our waitress said another server "stole" it for their table. The manager made it clear that she didn't have time to deal with it or so much at apologize to us. I can't believe that a restaurant manager would be that dismissive and degrading when her restaurant made a huge mistake. She has zero business in customer service. It was beyond rude & I didn't eat dinner that night. I highly recommend dining anywhere in the city but here.
Absolutely average in every way, except for the wonderful view of the skating rink. Food was diner quality (if that) though it tried to be a bit more (shouldn't have bothered - we all agreed cheese wasn't needed on Eggs Benedict). Staff were fine, but not terribly on top of things. Place was surprisingly not busy for a Saturday morning which was great as we didn't feel too guilty having our stroller in the very wide aisle). The only real negatives were the bathrooms were really rundown and there was no access to the rink area. But we had a great time, the kids were happy with their meals and it was a great precursor to skating!
Last minute trip in the city to see the Rockefeller Center tree and local sights . Decided to dine at Rock Center Cafe next to the skating rink to see the people skating and the tree. We had a burger and the pasta with bolognese. Both were well prepared and tasty. Service was fantastic.
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