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Rock Center Cafe

Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
(212) 332-7620
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Ranked #2,840 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave
Transit: B,D,F,V trains
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Hagford Wife
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We didn't deliberately come to this cafe - more because the one we wanted was closed. We felt it was pricey - I had burger & mohito, Paul had salmon & a beer; came to £48!

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Dallas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here on a break from the sightseeing around Rockefeller Center and 5th Ave. shopping. Very nice and great service. Food was very good.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

During our vacation trip to NY, we went to Rockefeller Plaza and found the Rock Center Cafe. We had just finished dinner nearby but wanted dessert and drinks. We were seated right next to the fountain and directly under the Jeff Koonz installation. The weather was beautiful so it was a perfect set up - the desserts were excellent. The... More

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Orlando, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped by for cocktails and afternoon munchies and was totally satisfied. We sat outside, the weather was perfect and had cocktails and the beef skewers as an appetizer. These were very tasty. We also had the pineapple upside down cake which served 4, was very moist and was enjoyed by everyone! This is a must do. Stop and get... More

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Phoenix
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were waiting for our group to be called for the Top of the Rock observation time, and decided to splurge on lunch in Rockefeller center. We were not dsisapointed. We had the 3 course special, very good, and immpecable service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Service bad, food awful one of my party ordered a chicken Caesar salad which basically was just a bowl of limp lettuce. My steak was poorly presented and the meal was not cheap.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We found this restaurant to be ok. Busy, crowded, but convenient. They did get us right in. Waiters were very nice. I think this place is more for enjoying a seat outdoors, which was very nice, than the food.

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We went here 27 June. We were shown to a table outside as the weather was gorgeous. It was another 10 minutes before we were able to order drinks. At the same, we asked if they had anything to even the table to stop the wobble. The waiter sent another guy out to fix it - this took another ten... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very hot day when we called for lunch whilst we were out and about in the city. The cafe was very busy however, we were quickly shown to a table. Large parasol provided welcome shade from the heat of the day. No problems with service, menus quickly provided and we ordered drinks (ice cold lagers) and each of the four... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Dashed in for a Friday night meal before a Broadway Musical during a downpour hoping for the best. Gazpacho was actually very good. The skirt steak was done medium rare topped with chimichurri sauce that was also a nice addition; paired with a house red wine that was potable; not great. The key lime was surprisingly tasty too. Service was... More

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