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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent food and service

we had booked for evening meal for family before show in Radio City food and service was excellent ... we were not he easiest as we had an assorted group which turned up over 40 minutes went to pay bill and were asked were we not happy as we did not pay maximum service charge if there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
John F
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We had been sight seeing all day and a leisurely drink was just what we wanted before finding somewhere to eat. We saw the bar and went in, it was happy hour so even better! The staff were very pleasant, the cocktails delicious and a great location. Excellent!.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was a warm spring afternoon and my wife and I were looking for a light lunch outdoors. We walk the heart of Rock Ctr and were taken in my the location first. The table was situated perfectly for people watching and all of us had Spring fever. I have the smoked salmon with crusty bread and accompaniments. My wife... More 

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

Steve, We can’t thank you enough for dining with us and sharing your experience in this wonderful review. It makes us so proud to hear that you and your wife enjoyed yourselves so much and we hope to count you among our regulars moving forward! Best Regards, Arnaud Clairay General Manager More 

Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

we had booked for evening meal for family before show in Radio City food and service was excellent ... we were not he easiest as we had an assorted group which turned up over 40 minutes went to pay bill and were asked were we not happy as we did not pay maximum service charge if there is more than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

John, Thank you for choosing to dine with us before your show at Radio City Music Hall and thank you even more for taking the time to write your review. While we were happy to hear you enjoyed the food so much, we weren’t to ecstatic to hear about your server. We must apologize as our servers know better than... More 

Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Despite this restaurant being in the center of all the tourism in NYC, the food was not at all tourist food! Had appetizers of tuna tartare & mushroom risotto and a side vegetable of tomato Provençal with a glass of Rose. All surpassed my expectations and both the risotto and tartare I would come again for.

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, the tourists are here BECAUSE of the food, not the other way round! We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience and now that the weather is nicer we hope you have another trip planned for New York soon! Best Regards, Arnaud Clairay General Manager More 

St. Catharines, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was so nice to sit in this spot right in Rockefeller Center and enjoy a drink and bite to eat when we were weary from walking and seeing the sights. Felt rejuvenated and refreshed after a lovely break here. I had the skate, a delicious fish with oven roasted cauliflower etc. and my husband enjoyed his sushi. All of... More 

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

We are so proud to have been able to provide you such an excellent experience at Brasserie Ruhlmann and we could not agree more with your observations. Rockefeller Center truly is one of the best places in New York City to people watch and what better place to observe than our patio located in the heart of it! Now that... More 

Acworth, Georgia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had an excellent late night meal after the show. Even though we were last table of the evening they treated us as the first. The staff was attentive and helpful. The meal was excellent from steak to pasta, very happy for the experience.

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

James, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. You really hit the nail on the head; we like to treat every guest like they are the only guests at the restaurant, whether at open or closing. We’ll be sure to pass along your praise to the chef and we... More 

Sydney
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great service followed by great mini burgers and fries. Then paid with tip to have it regected. It was no different to any other place over the past five days in NYC. Given a form with the requested tips. Ended up paying 25% in tips..hope she enjoyed it!

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the food and service, we apologize if you felt your server was being unprofessional regarding the bill. Please rest assured that we have dealt with the situation. If you are ever back in New York, we would ask that you please dine with us again so that we can improve on your previous... More 

Okarche, Oklahoma, USA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a farewell-to-New-York lunch outside, looking at Rockefeller Plaza. The cocktails and food were delicious, and the bittersweet chocolate thing I had for dessert was maybe the best dessert I've ever had. Kind of pricey, but worth it for a vacation splurge.

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

Rachel, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us over your vacation; we know you had a million choices in New York City. We really can’t thank you enough for your kind words, we’ll be sure to let the pastry chef know you enjoyed your “bittersweet chocolate thing”! Best Regards, Arnaud Clairay General Manager More 

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We thought this would be a lovely brunch with friends and family but the menu was not imaginative, the service was awful (and they weren't that terribly busy) and everyone received cold food. All of this for an incredibly high price. We do not recommend

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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

Nancy, We were absolutely appalled to hear about your experience at Brasserie Ruhlmann this past Easter. We can’t even begin to imagine the circumstances that led to this situation as it is far removed from the service we strive to provide our guests. If you should ever decide to dine with us again I would ask you to reach out... More 

Glen Cove, New York
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I invited three business friends to join me for lunch here since I was trying it for the first time. This restaurant is just steps away from 30 Rock and the Rockefeller Center skating rink. Yes, it's French and not the least bit pretentious. The staff is extremely fast and friendly and the food is delicious. Two of us had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brasserie_Ruhlmann, General Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We were so glad to hear that you and your colleagues enjoyed such a wonderful meal at Brasserie Ruhlmann. Now that the weather is starting to warm up we’d love for you to come back for drinks on our beautiful patio. Best Regards,... 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: French, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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