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Cafe Centro

200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
+1 212-818-1222
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
DESCRIPTION
According to TripAdvisor reviewers, this popular American eatery in Midtown is perfect for special occasions. As one put it, "The lamb tagine was the best I have ever had, with...More
Closes in 25 min
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed a nice place last minute near Grand Central on a Friday night for dinner with family, and this place has so many tables you can usually get in quickly. Service was good, food was delicious, but they ran out of crab cakes as well...More

Thank Derek B
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Derek, Thank you for your wonderful rating of us here at Cafe Centro, we look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future; have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had dinner here last night before Farinelli and the King (which was amazing). It was perfect for a pretheater dinner, esp. since we came from the train. The service was efficient but not rushed. The food was good. Not knockout, but we had a...More

Thank JMS18
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your kind words and feedback of us here at Cafe Centro. I will be sure to share with the kitchen as well as our staff. We look forward to you dining with us again in the near future!

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

In a great location next to Grand Central. Staff friendly and offering to help. Food reasonably priced but did have better quality elsewhere. We would return for the great atmosphere in the bar. Plus free WiFi.More

Thank Fidaz2007
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your wonderful rating and review of us here at Cafe Centro, we look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future; have a wonderful day! As always it is our pleasure to deliver to our customers...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The service is attentive and the room is attractive. Café Centro is a reasonable business lunch option if you don’t want too spend too much.More

Thank Alan304
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your wonderful rating and review of us here at Cafe Centro, we look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future for Restaurant Week so you can try some of classical French specialties; have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Excellene loved the srvice. Great food. The crab cakes were excellent as well as the cod and sea bass. Will definitely eat here again when we are in NYC.More

Thank pjkinlen
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your wonderful rating and review of us here at Cafe Centro, we look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future; have a wonderful day! As always it is our pleasure to deliver to our customers...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Usually eat here about 6 times a year-very convenient to Grand Central and consistently good-staff seems to turnover-so that would appear to be only negative.

Thank BrooklynTom2014
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I met a business associate for breakfast at Cafe Centro. Three reasons to have breakfast here. 1-food and service are excellent with excellent coffee. 2- the tables are spaced far enough apart and the restaurant is quiet enough to carry on a private conversation. 3-location...More

Thank Tripwilmington
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Cafe Centro is a widely popular place just north of Grand Central Station in the MetLife business. I have been here about 10 times over the years. It is crowded and noisy at lunch; more civil and tranquil at dinner. My guest and I both...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The food is always fresh. Many choices most of which appeal to me. It is moderately pricey but very good. I go again and again.

Thank jdavida2017
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had ok, but rather expensive food. Actualy the Beef Bourguignon was quite good. But the whole experience was ruined by a waiter that look like i did like us to be there, maybe we were not dressed quite right, like the business people at...More

Thank JesperOL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
    (45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway to Grand Central station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-818-1222
Description
Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.
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