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Brasserie Ruhlmann

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45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111 (50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.)
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.
212-974-2020
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Enjoy the casual elegance of this French brasserie, centrally located in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent location and very good food

This was my third time dinning here. You can't beat the location. Literally next to the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center. The decor is beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Vanessa F
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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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Capalbio, Italia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a great lunch at Ruhlmann's . Exquisite Lobster -Bisque , after a fresh Dover-Sole Meuniere Style and 2 very nice desserts. Excellent wine list with the best american wines. Good and friendly service. We will come back !!!! Thanks.

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New York
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Best onion soup around! Also had a fabulous roasted vegetable salad with quinoa. Hubby had same soup but with a croque Monsieur which was also very good. Actually I'd give my salad an excellent. Staff was friendly, courteous and quick. With all the fast and fattening places to eat, this was a great find with a terrific location. Not really... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was my third time dinning here. You can't beat the location. Literally next to the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center. The decor is beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was very good.

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1 Thank Vanessa F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Family lunch there before Christmas with husband and children. Fabulous location. Excellent view! The food was fantastic. Would return! The place was bustling....

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Farmington, Connecticut
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330 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Brasserie Ruhlman is our favorite Rockefeller Center eatery. After the show at Radio City Music Hall, we enjoyed a large cheese plate, lobster bisque and lobster roll. Other items on the menu are equally tempting and we will be sure to try them during our future travels to NYC.

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1 Thank Chris F
Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My wife and I had lunch at Brasserie Ruhlmann this past Sunday, 12/27. It was part of our 2 and half day trip to NYC, a surprise anniversary trip for my wife who had never been to New York. I made the reservation a couple weeks prior via OpenTable & on the off chance that people do read the comments,... More 

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1 Thank BunnyandCharlie
Middletown, md
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We walked by after coming out of Rock Center, made a U-Turn and checked to see if they could accommodate 5 people. It was 12:30. They seated us after a 10 minute wait -- not bad! Service was very friendly. Not rushed at all. Food was ordered and delivered in a reasonable time period. We did tell the server that... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Our reservation was made through Open Table and I think the staff were aware of this and that Open Table requests reviews afterwards and they could not have been nicer. The pace of dining was relaxed, though we were there in the very early evening after a matinee performance and that might account for this, plus many were eating outside;... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Wanted a place to eat near Rockefeller, so picked Brasserie and was able to get a reservation 2 hours in advance. Ordered the chicken which was served with shoestring potatoes at a reasonable price. Food and service was pretty good.

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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My family dined for lunch here prior to the Rockets Christmas show. I was really impressed with service and food. I had the ossetra cavair and it was divine in taste and presentation. The Dover sole for main course was well prepared and very good. My vodka and pinot grigio was perfect. I wish I had room for desert but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111
    (50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-974-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: European, French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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