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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 #2,868 of 11,623 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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Buffalo, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service and an ideal outside location at the heart of NYC. Food was very good but you are paying for the real estate. Worth it if you are visiting NYC and want to take the family to a nice brunch or lunch.

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Sacramento, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We decided to have coffee and desserts here and enjoy the ambiance. It was mid afternoon and hot. They had a lot of servers , however they just stand around. The girl at the front was a bit snooty and just told us to sit at the bar stools without showing us to the table. What a turn off. The... More

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Hagford Wife
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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

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
53 helpful votes 53 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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