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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)
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed 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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North Wales
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We cam across this cafe by accident and it was a great find, the staff are very helpful and there was a great choice of food, it was also great ot find the did food quite late in the evening

Thank John J
Cesme, Turkey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good choice to eat lunch or dinner especially for tourists in the middle of Rockefeller Center. In winter time the restaurant offers ring side seats. Watching people ice-skating adds extra fun to eat outside. I love the taste of the creamy cauliflower soup that i had. The salmon served with brussel sprouts here is also terrific. The prices are... More 

Thank Yonca N
South Weber, Utah
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved eating here and enjoyed the food and the service. The location was really cool but overall I thought it was all worth the price. We loved the wings, burgers, and fries!

Thank Amy H
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always looking for a nice espresso experience and this cafe has it. Pros: Great espresso Breakfast are delicious Complete view of the ice skate park Good skate-breakfast combos choices Cons: Kind of pricy, but it worth every penny

Thank JuanRivas
Naperville, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for drinks at the outside bar due to weather prevented my wife and I from being able to go to the Top of the Rock. The drinks were pricey as expected (no different then most places in NYC) but the great thing about this place was the service. The bartenders were amazing, especially Vita. Very engaging and... More 

Thank Chris S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been before Kids menu is good for young kids and nice setting near Rockefeller centre Adult menu also not bad My honest opinion is better for lunch than evening meal but not bad

Thank Simon T
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this was the place in New York and one of those bucket list items to tick off when there. Apparently petty hard to get into so were looking forward to it. Pretty cool I suppose if you had a view of the ice skating ring but we were out the back unfortunately so no view. Food okay... More 

Thank MikeSwallow
New York
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work down the block from this restaurant but never eat here leaving it to the tourists. Considering it a special occasion, I brought two colleagues for lunch as we said goodbye to one of them. The hostess was pleasant and seated us right away. Everyone else was mad at the world. We laughed through the entire meal at how... More 

Thank VCBeachGirl
San Diego, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a busy day of sightseeing we needed a break to sit down and decompress! This spot was perfect! Quiet, friendly, and great food! And make sure you have the NY Cheesecake - it was the best dessert of our entire 2-week trip!

Thank Julie B
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here to kill some time while waiting for our time slot to visit top of the rock at the Rockafella Tower. What a mistake. We should have gone elsewhere! The waiter was rude. Just banging drinks down on the table when we were eventually able to order some. When our food came the bus boy practically threw... More 

Thank David H

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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
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, 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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