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Brasserie Ruhlmann

45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111 (Manhattan)
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Price range: $25 - $60
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
Transit: F-D-B-M to Rockefeller Center 6 to 51 St & Lexington Ave. Walk south to 50th St. Walk west towards 5th Ave. 1 to 50th St and Broadway. Walk east towards 5th Ave. N-R subway line to 49 St. and 7th Ave. Walk north to 50th St. Walk east towards 5th Ave.
Description: Enjoy the casual elegance of this French brasserie, centrally located in New York’s Rockefeller Center. It’s a prime location for business lunches, relaxed dinners, holiday celebrations and private events. Spring through Fall our large terrace is an ideal place to gather for dining and cocktails.Visit us and experience French classics in abundance.
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71% Recommend
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United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Average choice. Nothing significant. Expensive possibly because of location. Vegetarians - stay away... No choices.

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Mentor, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I made reservations for brunch on Sunday. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the spectacular food prepared here. We started with the Classic Bloody Mary. Delicious so much so we ordered a second. My husband had oysters for a starter and I had the Crabcake. Both dishes were perfectly prepared. I enjoyed the wild mushroom omelette... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The food and staff were so wonderful (highly recommend the hanger steak and onion soup). And the location - across from Rockefeller Center - is perfect. We had dinner there 2 nights and sat outside enjoying the sights and the weather. Perfection!!

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Needham, MA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While wandering around Rock Center, stopped in for lunch on a beautiful day. Good choice! We sat down in the outdoor mini-biergarten. The food was good with reasonable portions. The server quite friendly, and the setting nice and relaxing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice atmosphere with aged smell. The waiter did not pay attention to orders, black flies taking a stroll over the table. They serve margarine instead of butter. Very expensive for that quality. We ordered steak tartare. We even got stomach cramps and diarrhea right after! Never to go again.

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Miami, Florida, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had one of the most amazing lunches of my life at this restaurant! The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating - we chose indoor as it was a bit warm outside. It is very beautiful and elegant inside, and the service was perfect. We had 3 things to eat for lunch - steak tartare (which I have been dreaming... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Brilliant location overlooking Rockefeller Place. Dreadfully slow and inattentive service made it tough to spend money. Our drinks bill was pretty large and they could have had us for a meal but for the slacko service.

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Thurso Scotland
18 reviews 18 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a lovely oasis in the middle of the city. With the atmosphere of a french cafe it is a relaxing spot from which to rest the legs. We had a couple of drinks and a sushi snack which were very enjoyable and service was friendly but formal. We would certainly head there again.

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New York City, New York, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This review is for the LT Biergarten at the Brassarie Ruhlmann at Rockefeller Center. There is no separate page for the Biergarten on Tripadvisor. My parents, visiting from out of town, wanted a place to grab some drinks with me and my girlfriend before we went to the Top of the Rock. We saw this little outdoor area (not to... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well, I went many times before in spite of the high prices, but when i pierced my pants on a nail popping out of my chair i was really shocked by the reaction: a 10% discount on a 60 bucks check and a manager business card. I would have expected much more from this place...

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