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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)
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

dreadfully hot day, was offered a place outside and gallons of iced water. Chose the blueberry pancakes, and while not cheap, they were the best pancakes Ive ever eaten, light, fluffy, full of juicy and sweet blueberries and came with syrup on the side. Service was slick and unhurried, and I really enjoyed my visit

Thank Rebecca908
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the worse lunch we had! Starting from the service to the check in the end! The food quality was so low that I can compare it to the Waffle House. The did not refill our drinks till it was time to leave. I am extremely disappointed. And, will not return again!

Thank Alisson B
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had brunch at the restaurant that looks out on the skating rink in the colder months and were very happy we did. It topped off our tour to Rockefeller Center nicely. I enjoyed the gazpacho and salad very much.

Thank ALsmom2013
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with some high school interns around for the summer. It was fine but I wouldn't come outside of a business lunch. The Mediterranean dip trip was okay. French fries were average. I had a kale salad which was good and added chicken. Our server was nice and very accommodating.

Thank USCKaboom
Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

12 if us stopped here to escape the heat and have a few drinks. My wife and I shared the guacamole and wings and we were impressed! The food was great, the drinks (bellini and sangria) were awesome. I believe Zora was our server. She was attentive and wonderful. We will definitely stop back.

Thank mikeshamokin
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice lunch here before going to the Top of the Rock. We sat at the outdoor area. The food & service was good. The sangria was delicious & refreshing.

Thank Riwillcher
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely relaxing lunch! Highly recommend the lobster rolls and New York cheesecake. Service was very attentive and pleasant.

Thank SeaLaVie_63
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was nearly empty mid-morning, which I think made the wait service lethargic. We waited more than 10 minutes for water. The waiter served me coffee when I ordered tea, then disappeared. My daughter ordered French toast, which was good. My bagel, on the other hand was dry and tasted old. The waiter came around and removed my plate... More 

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Euless, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced, but nice to eat outside for dinner. The food was hit or miss at our table. It seemed like the cheaper items were tastier. Very expensive kids menu. They give way too many fries, but they are good at least. The striped bass was tasteless, but the kids fish and chips was okay. Calamari was okay, but remoulade sauce... More 

Thank Brendab72
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Rockefeller center and decided to have an espresso and fries (yeah it goes well together). there was a Jazz trio playing live music on a sunny Sunday morning. Cafe is nice, great service and can be a great place to relax while others are visiting Nintendo, Lego, etc... :)

Thank Deepwater_diver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
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: 12123327620
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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