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Rock Center Cafe

20 W 50th St, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020
+1 212-332-7620
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“falafel burger” (12 reviews)
“cheesecake” (27 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 W 50th St, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fourteen of us made reservations for the outside for an early dinner. We were seated all together next to the fountain. A lovely NYC night. Our server was efficient, knowledgeable and represented the RCC in a most pleasant and professional manner. The food was delicious...More

Thank Anniblu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is all outdoor seating. You are actually eating where in the winter, there would be a world known ice skating rink! This is American food from soup to salad & appetizers to main entree. I got the burger 🍔. So good! It’s made with...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found a table at the bar and were promptly served by a very friendly person. We decided just to have the pita and 3 dips with drinks. We were very surprised when our server went to get us some more pitas that the dips...More

Thank colleenva
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, it is a little expensive, but it is so worth it. We were a family of 4, and our bill was about $140 for lunch. But, in reality, all restaurants in NYC are a little pricey. The food at Rock Center Café was superb!...More

Thank Ginny0220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dived in here for a mid morning coffee when the rain was torrential, liked what we saw and made a reservation for lunch. With the rain still pouring down the restaurant was full due to no outdoor seating. Service was very good considering how busy...More

Thank cjkj3246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a captive audience here and the prices reflect that. But the food is very good. Service is also very good. The burger was outstanding. My friend enjoyed the best margarita ever. I enjoyed a nice glass of rose in the afternoon. The views...More

Thank SealElleAre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a special Calabrian dinner prepared at the cafe. It was all excellent. Ingredients of the highest caliber, terrific service without being obtrusive, and oh so professional. Only problem is that it was very noisy at times. Maybe there is a way to...More

Thank BingieBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We opted to sit outside in the summer garden, just opened for the season. The setting is gorgeous, where the Rockefeller Center skating rink is in the winter. The weather was beautiful so it was very busy. It took forever to get the drinks we...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service and good food. We sat outside on a sunny day. We shared a chopped shrimp salad and an appetizer. At first they were going to seat us at a table off to the side. But when I asked about one by the fountain...More

Thank MTS--1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the cafe for lunch. Great outdoor view and atmosphere. Food was just ok. Nothing special. I had guacamole and chips, my husband and the chicken wrap and my son had the french dip. The french dip wasn't that good, but not terrible....More

Thank Nicole G
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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December 17, 2017|
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Response from Mo G | Reviewed this property |
Too sweet sounding for me.
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Ita49 | Reviewed this property |
Smoke Free Air Act doe not allow smoking in most NYC restaurants, pubs.
August 23, 2017|
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Response from david f | Reviewed this property |
The rainbow room on the 65 th floor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W 50th St, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020
    (On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: B,D,F,V trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-332-7620
Rock Center Café is located in one of the most memorable landmark locations in New York City. We serve seasonally-updated, chef-driven cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, along with house-crafted cocktails and New York’s top brews in a classic Midtown lounge atmosphere. Rock Center Café offers exceptional dining ambience, featuring a series of original prints by the great American artist Andy Warhol, and stunning views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center in the winter months and Summer Garden & Bar in the summer months. A quick walk from Times Square, and conveniently located near MoMa and Radio City Music Hall, Rock Center Café is the ideal choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Midtown, and is also available as a private event venue. For holiday-season visitors, make sure to come by for our Breakfast with Santa, a can't miss for the whole family.
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