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Rock Center Cafe

Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
+1 212-332-7620
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (39 reviews)
“sea grill” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
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1 - 10 of 781 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The location is truly unique and we were pleasantly surprised when we heard live music playing - bonus! We wanted to sit by the fountain in the lounge area. It was another bonus that they offer an a-la-cart brunch menu on Sundays which my 11...More

Thank beachblondie16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, we have to give top points to our amazing server, Kamran. He was attentive to our likes and gave excellent suggestions. As first -time visitors to New York City, we not only enjoyed our meals enormously, but felt as if we were important to...More

Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in the day there were lineups to dine at RCC. On the day I was there for lunch it was 80% empty. I should have known. I am gluten intolerant. There is absolutely no guidance on the menu for my dietary problem.....or any other...More

Thank Mo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is limited, but food and service was good. We chose inside for the AC as it was too warm for outside seating, quieter also. Just seemed expensive to us non-New Yorker's.

Thank OWJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting NYC with my Grandson, we decided to have dinner at the Rock Center Café. Since it was summertime, we decided to eat outside. The outside seating area is actually the Rockefeller Ice Skating Rink in the Winter months. Service was fantastic, ambiance was...More

Thank Schumrf1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really enjoyable spot to have an outdoor meal in the middle of Rockefeller Center. The service was good and well it's the typical American and you it's generally well executed. Nothing too fancy here as I wouldn't go for the steak. We...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic dining area next to the fountain in Rockefeller Center. So the views are great, and it's convenient to the wonderful part of town and all it has to offer. But prices are extremely high for cafe food. And the server constantly tried to sell...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We had a falafel burger and homemade pasta. In total we had to wait for more than an hour for our food. The portions were small, my falafel burger was more of a rock-burger, but the pasta was decent. Staff was not really friendly, on...More

1  Thank SJHCBW
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined here in March with our 4 year old son. We've dined here multiple times, but wanted him to experience the view for the first time. It was unnecessary, but I made a reservation to be safe. After being in stuck...More

Thank kjbms
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I agree with most other reviewers, Rock Center Cafe is in a great location. Beautiful Rockefeller Center. The food is another story. Bland, Boring and so average, it was ridiculous. I don't feel like going into all the details like I usually do in a...More

1  Thank david f
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
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Melissa W
12 December 2016|
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Response from Sarah L | Reviewed this property |
Was there for lunch and ordered from A la carte menu.
17 November 2016|
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Response from RobertoSimonHdz | Reviewed this property |
I suggest to make a reservation. But to be honest we went for dinner and even if it looks very crowded I mean the area because of the skating, the restaurant is not.
Dar M
28 October 2016|
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Response from Jav66 | Reviewed this property |
I never had breakfast or brunch at this time but know some places do serve it. best to do Google maps before you go and select what's in the area and check out the menu before going.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 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
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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