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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)
B,D,F,V trains
(212) 332-7620
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice restaurant

Great view of Rockefeller Center. Breakfast was very good and portions were huge! Service was average but polite. Quality of food was great. Its a bit pricey if you have a family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Doug K
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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great view of Rockefeller Center. Breakfast was very good and portions were huge! Service was average but polite. Quality of food was great. Its a bit pricey if you have a family.

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Lamballe, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to relax in the comfortable chairs on a hot day! Attentive service, decent beer too. Food is available - although we only went for a drink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The experience centers around the unique setting of this large terrace at the base of Rockefeller Center. The waterfall & statue, flags all around and its great to have a choice of setting ar the bar, bar tables, sofas on the terrace or dining tables. We just had drinks but it was tempting to get a table for a meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family and I stopped here for breakfast while visiting the Today Show. I ordered eggs, bacon and coffee. My bill was $23! We were starving or we would have went to a much cheaper place for breakfast. The service was pretty slow for not being very full.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great location, good atmosphere, very expensive for below average food. We did not care for our food. Go here for drinks and you'll be happy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were here last night, order a penne pasta caprese and an atlantic salmon. The pasta was ok but salman was too small. The service was also ok but we payed up $67 and got hungry. A waste of money, only go to enjoy the place and the views.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited in the height of summer for a cocktail and a beer as well as a light lunch. I wouldn't normally expect this to cost $80 but we are talking the Rock Center Cafe here - you are paying for the location not the quality of the drinks and eats. Saying that the Frozen Strawberry Margarita with Jose Gold Tequila... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Durin the cold weather, here is the ice rink. During summer, a beautiful cafe restaurant. Bar seats available for drinks. If you want a table take some of the share stuff like mediterranean tapas or guacamole. Nice views to the Rockefeller Center and the statue. Food was good, service attentive and atmosphere great! A great place to finish a long... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here was not too bad when I finally was able to get served. Its clear all the wait staff have their own tables and so they won't go outside of their allocated tables even if someone just wants a glass of water. Massive argument between two wait staff - couldn't quite work out what it was but figured... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Caesar salad x 2 and fries after visiting the Rock. Great service. Just pretty good. Happy with that. Wine choice good too. Menu limited.

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Additional Information about Rock Center Cafe

Address: Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020
Phone Number: (212) 332-7620
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 332-7620

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Midtown
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 paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit 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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