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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“falafel burger” (12 reviews)
“cheesecake” (26 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 1 week ago via mobile

How difficult is it to prepare a Guacamole? Instead of making a fresh one they used one from at least the previous day. It had already gone sour and started fermenting. Disgusting experience. 17 $ Guacamole and 5.5 $ for an as well disgusting coke...More

Thank bernd505
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable breakfast in an ideal location only let down by front of house staff that were more interested in chatting and their own business rather than attending to customers.

Thank GAJ64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year when we visit NYC - the ice rink transforms into a outdoor venue! it is great to enjoy the weather, scenery and all that encompasses the Center location. The food selection, creativity, quality, wine menu as well as the service is worth the...More

Thank kwolling8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Manhattan last week and was able to eat here for my 30th birthday. We ate outside so the atmosphere was amazing. Especially when the sun started going down and all the lights started to come on. Our waiter was top notch. I...More

Thank trelay15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the steak skirt! Cooked well and had a pleasant wine! Nice to eat outside without the hussle of traffic! Great service and loved the area around the fountain, nice little seating areas!

Thank traceyarkless1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch inside on a very hot day and I liked the place. This where New Yorkers come for lunch ( some tourists too ) The service was very friendly and effective and I liked the athmosphere. I choose two starters and the quality...More

Thank Karel V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place after the top of the rock at the Empire State Building. We thought it looked nice and it would be great to sit outside sip some cocktails and share a meal. Firstly - the prices are a little steep -...More

Thank sjparkin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to have lunch in Summers. Little expensive but still will say great experience. Amazing cocktails

Thank SSES
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to stop for drinks in the summer if you sit outside at the bar. I went last summer and had drinks and appetizers and we liked it so decided to stop by for drinks again on a recent return to...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location and very nice looking restaurant. And after that it is all down hill. We arrived at 16:00 hours today the 22nd of August. For starters the girl at the front was rude, one of them that makes you feel as if she is...More

Thank osvaldob
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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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