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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 #3,086 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $40 - $60
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
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave
Transit: B,D,F,V trains
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Franklin, Ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Tough lunch reservation to get during the holidays. It has a nice view of the ice skating, which is the unique selling featuring of this restaurant. Very crowded, but not too loud. Pretty good food and service.

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Scottsdale
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A perfect place to get a quick bite...busy during the Christmas Season! Crowds unreal getting to and from..however, worth the hustle and hassle.

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Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best view of the Rockefeller Christmas tree and ice skating ring. Food is ok nothing special but good. But your there to see the Tree and enjoy the atmosphere during the Christmas season. Service is so so

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Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked the breakfast with Santa package back in September when planning our trip to nyc with 2 kids. A bit pricey but it included skating passes at the rink at Rockefeller center including skip the line so seemed worthwhile. It was worth it. We chose the 9am seating because 7:15 seemed way to early to start the day when... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for an early dinner and to let the grandkids watch skating. The view was amazing. Food was good for NYC service left something yo be desired. Waiter told us there were out of bread yet other tables were getting bread. We asked someone else and the got us bread. The waiter realized he messed up and find try... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had 1pm reservations for 4 and waited 10 minutes for the hostess to even look at us! She acted as if no one was standing there and then huffed when a few others made a comment like "can we give you our names?" Finally sat down 1:20, waiter was kind and took our order. At 1:45, we realized we'd never... More 

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Lake George, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You might think a restaurant overlooking the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and skating rink would rely on its tourist appeal and not their food and service for customers - WRONG! As a lifelong New Yorker I have visited Rockefeller Center many times, although this is the first time I ever ate here. My wife and I arrived about a... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Can't get my head around the positive reviews. Food very average at best and overpriced, alcohol very expensive. Don't bother booking a reservation as they give your seats away, this seemed to be the case with most people that reserved seats. Can't get rid of you quick enough once you've finished your last mouthful. Hated giving a tip as the... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Turned up for lunch with no reservation, and the place was busy. However were warmly welcomed and rapidly seated. Attentive but not obtrusive service, and high quality dishes from a fairly limited choice. Not cheap, but then for the location, level of comfort, good food and service this is highly recommended.

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Towson, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Gnocchi and Duck salad were wonderful, but save room for the bread and dessert! They servers are friendly and helpful.

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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>  > Manhattan
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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