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Rock Center Cafe

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Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10020 (On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
+1 212-332-7620
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gret location and reasonable price to enjoy a glass or two of wine and enjoy the view of the skaters. We chose a couple of apps to share with maybe two rounds of pinot noir. Both were great

Thank Terry5285
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly service, nice quality food with a view over priced as expected but not OVERLY overpriced and bad so that's a plus

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Rock Center Cafe on a Saturday morning for brunch. Food and service were very good. One side of the restaurant is all windows and diners have a full view of the Rockefeller Center ice rink. I would go back.

Thank lisaw411
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a table for 6 for after ice skating and would certainly recommend eating here. There is a good bar area and the dining location looking over the rink is good. After a short unsteady skate two of us had a drink in the bar whilst waiting for the others. The only issue was we had to settle our... More 

Thank Kaisersmith
new york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff were brilliant as well as having view of the rock center skaters - but the food was just 'ok' - I had spinach omelet - the fries were cold and horrible; coffee was burnt 'bun' type coffee......it was convenient to shopping and comfortable after long walk around city today

Thank Kathy M
Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here and enjoyed a great burger and Bloody Mary. brunch was offered but we opted for lunch. Service was quick and attentive.

Thank Anne_Pereira
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is average, even price, considering the location. Have been here many times over the years, service and food are to be xpected. Outdoor seating ate nice in summer, in the winter, nice to ve able yo watch actions on skating ring. Once in a while there's some practice,.it's just fun watching skaters skate.

Thank SenengJalan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not my first time here time, i love the place during winter. Their food is good, very nice people. We were served this time by Jose who was very much helpful and nice. I would recommend trying their falafel burger or shrimp salad.

Thank Ahmed J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were in NYC for the weekend. We felt it wasn't complete unless we went for breakfast and ice skating! Our meal was wonderful! We had a hot chocolate drink with cinnamon and nutmeg, coffee, OJ, potatoes, bacon and French toast with strawberries. Everything was perfectly made. I highly recommend getting this package if you are in... More 

Thank BF61
Malibu, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed watching the skating at Rockefeller Center but this was first visit to the cafe at rink side. We were well treated by Cameron and enjoyed the 3 course prefix. Yummy burger with fresh fries, after a calamari starter and a classic rich New York cheesecake to finish...my wife enjoyed the white raspberry cosmo. This fine food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockefeller Center, 20 W 50th St, 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 Cafe is a midtown restaurant & bar in Rockefeller Center serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch with holiday dining & events available.

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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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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