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“Maybe I was expecting too much” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie Ruhlmann

Brasserie Ruhlmann
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111 (Midtown)
212-974-2020
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Ranked #1,834 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: French, International, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
Norfolk, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Maybe I was expecting too much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We ate here for lunch after exploring the city in the morning and were seated at a table that the waiter could not even get to because they were too close together. We had to move the table and chairs just to get out. I am hoping this was the reason we were ignored by the waiter as much as we were, we had to flag the waiter just to get a refill on our drinks and then were charged for a whole other drink, I am not talking about wine or a mixed beverage, this was just soda at 3.75 a glass. The food was seasoned well enough but I guess for the price I was expecting something more, maybe something that would blow me away and that didn't happen. The best thing about my meal was the fries and I ordered the hanger steak frites. Needless to say we did not order dessert and I can't even remember if it was offered. I would eat here again if I had to but it would not be my first choice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have high standards for service and our food quality. A manager is always available to help in the case of dissatisfaction with your food, service or your table. We welcome you to give Brasserie Ruhlmann another try and please let us know if our manager on site that day can do anything to improve your experience.
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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119 reviews 119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great location and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Went there for dinner. Beautiful terrace just across the road from Rockefeller plaza. Polite and efficient service, not overbearing.Nice food. Not cheap. Can be both casual and formally dressed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. We're happy to see you enjoyed the food and our service. They're very important to us. Glad you enjoyed the view as well and spent some time on our terrace.
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Oslo, Norway
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Brasserie at Rockefeller Centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

After a late visit to the Top of the Rock, we were looking for a place to have dinner. Brasserie Ruhlmann was our choice. We sat outside and watched the sights at Rockefeller Plaza across the street. Tasty food, average service, great atmosphere. We enjoyed coming here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit to Brasserie Ruhlmann. We're glad to see you enjoyed your time and the spectacular view from our terrace. Please visit us again when you're in town.
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great location in Rock Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a very nice lunch in the heart of Rock Center. Very pricey! The service was very good. We enjoyed watching all the people around RC while we ate. The service was prompt and presentation nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
We appreciate your business. Our service and food quality are very important to us. Thank you for your visit and review.
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“Central French”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

A French bistro at the centre of New York. Average food , good mood. Crowd is very colorful with suit and tie white collars and tourists. Enjoy.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brasserie_Ruhlmann, Manager at Brasserie Ruhlmann, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for your visit and your review. Our service and our food quality are very important to us, so if there is anything we can do to improve your experience please don't hesitate to ask. We hope to see you again soon.
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