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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
10:00 - 23:00
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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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Fort Lauderdale
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My teenage daughter and I loved having lunch here by the window and watching the skaters. Something on the menu for everyone. She absolutely loved the famous burger with all of it's toppings and I had a lite lunch. Good service and great view.

Thank Rose O
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was going ice skating and went to this cafe as we were early.The staff were polite but the waiter brought us the wrong tea twice.I had the American Breakfast which was very nice and my daughter had pancakes which she also enjoyed.When we got the bill that was another matter it cost us $60 for this which was not... More 

Thank normamcf
Phoenix, Arizona
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Location location location makes it pricey There were lots of empty tables and 2 women dining alone were given a crappy table for two when there were booths for two sitting empty. Food was so so. It was quick and hot. Overpriced. Could be a fun place with some work.

Thank phxaz54
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our visit we wanted to do all the sights like most but the day we decided on top of rock it snowed so was unable to. Whilst we were at the Rockefeller we decided to check the famous tree out and get some brunch. On passing the place looked amazing and once seated by the very efficient and welcoming... More 

Thank Tom B
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I met up with a friend and her daughter, had a nice table, with a great view of the ice rink. We paid $95 each, for three courses, the fillet mignon was average but more like beef steak, we didn't get to have our deserts, as we had to vacate our table. We watched the girls ice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had reserved this online a few weeks prior it was all quite easy to do. Lovely welcome. Our waiter (I forget his name) was absolutely charming and helpful as we did ask quite a lot of questions about the menu!!! We went with the Prix Fixe menu for $39 which was just lovely. Beautiful environment and lovely to see... More 

Thank A N
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was it worth $95 per person for Christmas dinner? Well, if you are only considering the food, then no. Although my filet mignon was pretty good. My companion's duck was not what you would call stellar. The salads and desserts, especially the lemon meringue pie, were very yummy. But you aren't really paying for the food; you are paying for... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience since our kids were visiting NY for the first time and the Christmas environment at Rockefeller Center is amazing. We could see the tree and the people ice skating from our table. The pancakes were unbelievable and we had an amazing breakfast. The Omelettes are delicious too. Great place!

Thank Atomi745
sucy en brie
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special. Way overpriced Crowded. Tax to Be added and tip. Burger and soup not better Than at a fastfood chain

Thank Igemelli
United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst service of entire holiday. Surly receptionist, over eager water waiter, diy appetizer (after chef forgot a main ingredient which was then brought out separately for us to finish what he started) which took 45 mins to arrive, 'sharing' platter enough only for a small child, entrees pushed onto table with all other appetizer plates until we could fit no... More 

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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