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Rock Center Cafe

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Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020 (On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
+1 212-332-7620
07:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 23:00
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch here on a Saturday, November 12. Wow. We were so impressed with the service and the food. It was very crowded and we didn't have a reservation. We waited at the bar and enjoyed ourselves. The manager was simply delightful and secured a fab table for us near the ice rink. It... More 

Thank Ilsa K
Halmstad, Sweden
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were booked in for Thanksgiving dinner at the Rock Center Cafe and first impressions were not great as we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations. We did get a table by the window and had a great view of the ice skating rink. Our waiter was good, but some of the other... More 

Thank squirrelwithagun
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186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rock Center Café is a jewel in the middle of the action. It is a great place (at holiday time) to see the Rockefeller Tree and skating rink. The restaurant can be accessed via an elevator on street level. The doors open right in front of the restaurant. Because of the holidays it was crowded but the staff was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited New York for my birthday. Had a cheeky little cocktail whilst sitting watching people enjoying their skating. Black Russian was delicious mmmmmm. Cant comment on the food but it certainly looked scrumptious :-) :-)

Thank sarah19241927
Huntington, New York
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is very good...we enjoyed a $50 per person 3 course prepfix dinner. The location...watch the skaters, gaze at the famous tree...is iconic. This is more than a meal, it's an experience and one that is not-to-be missed.

Thank betty313
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, great atmosphere of people ice skating. Had to wait awhile because we didn't have reservations, but it was so worth it. I had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.. will return.

Thank Kristen W
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I came here for dinner on a Sunday night. Many of the eateries in the area were closed, so we decided to eat here. We were given a table at a window looking out to the ice rink, which was great. The food was good. It was a little expensive, but considering the restaurant's position, that it... More 

Thank Philip Y
Tequesta, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this place because we wanted to watch the skaters at the Rockefeller center and hoped to skate after dinner. The staff was fairly attentive and friendly but the bread was awful! How could that be so hard to get right??? We had just flown in for the weekend and were quite hungry....had salmon, pasta and burgers....all average. BUT,... More 

Thank slinnan
Columbus, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have never been compelled to write a review until now. We chose this restaurant based on reviews and location. Our rolls were cold...like from the fridge. The pasta was stuck together and tasteless. The salad was a mix and a mess. The fries are way better at a fast-food chain. Our wait staff was slow, lifeless and could care... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch after visiting the Top of the Rock. We each had a glass of wine and a burger. Burgers were juicy, fries were crispy and service was efficient. Pricey and noisy, but the view of the ice skaters and tree is what you're paying for in a lively, popular place during the holiday season.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
    (On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: B,D,F,V trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-332-7620
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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