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45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,200 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
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
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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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

located across street from skating plaza at rockefeller plaza. a quiet and comfortable restaurant. food well presented. not inexpensive, as one would expect from the location, but if visiting the attractions in the area, especially MOMA late Friday, this is a restaurant worthy of a special visit.

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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great location for an upscale restaurant. We dined well, the food was good but you can not have waiters at their early stages of career and ask tips for them of 18-20%. An upscale restaurant deserves upscale waiters and service otherwise is only a tourist trap. Ruhlman is running this danger.

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Neustadt, Niedersachsen
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As a a present for my daughter, currently being at NYC as a temp student, we booked a table for her and a friend. Reservation was easy, support from the manager outstanding, my daughter loved the menu as well as food and drinks

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a great lunch venue. I had my only burger here during my trip it was delish🍔 Staff: attentive without being overpowering. Price in line with major cities and quality above average in my experience. Thanksgiving was the perfect time to visit as the tree was up although not lit.

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Bellerose Manor
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I recently had dinner with some friends at Brasserie Ruhlmann. The entrance to the restaurant is located at 50th Street across the street from the Christmas Tree. One of my friends had made dinner reservations for our party of five for 6:30PM. Inside the restaurant, the warm decor was well maintained wood paneled walls, red velour cushion chairs, and carpeted... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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230 reviews 230 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The location is great cross from the Christmas tree @ the Rockefeller center. The ambiance is chichi and annoying. The waiters seem bored and the hostess was unpleasant to say the least. The only good thing is that the food was good. The Kale Salad was indeed excellent and the rest of the food was tasty. But again it's an... More 

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297 reviews 297 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

In the middle of Rockefeller Center, Ruhlma nn is an oasis of tranquility, hospitality, solid pub grub, and attentive service. The prices are expectedly elevated, but not excessive. The food is thoughtful and well presented. Service is efficient but not obsequious. Perfect for an effective business lunch or dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Know that this is a restaurant that caters to tourists, as it is located in midst of Rockefeller Center. There are many large tables; the noise level is distracting for reasonable conversation. Service staff was universally helpful and friendly. Disappointing wine list - modest in choices, and even more overpriced than you'd expect in NYC midtown. Food came out quickly... More 

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New York City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went to Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas Tree yesterday, made reservations via Open Table. Looking for a special place to take my son for his birthday with family and a friend. Location is great (we could see the tree from our table) and the atmosphere is nice (place is a bit cold temperature-wise). Maitre-D was very hospitable and the... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've only dined here as a guest of a private cocktail party for the holiday season. It was an open bar with lovely passed hors d'oeuvres and a beautiful platter of cheeses with quince, fig, and candied walnuts. Just that alone made me want to dine there for a sit down dinner. The view of the brightly lit holiday lights... More 

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Additional Information about Brasserie Ruhlmann

Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111
Phone Number: 212-974-2020
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
Cuisine: European, French, International

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