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Review of Cafe Centro

Cafe Centro
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Ranked #1,519 of 13,936 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.
Transit: Subway to Grand Central station.
Description: Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Beautifully decorated restaurant with plenty of space around the tables (you don't feel like a sardine). The service is elegant and cordial. The food is truly magnificent in flavor and the presentation is superb. My only caveat was that the portions were very small and for the price you pay, you really shouldn't be going home hungry.

Try the crab cake, it's the best I've had in a very long time. And the salmon, is DE-li-cious.

There is also a great outdoor restaurant and bar but if you don't like big crowds avoid it during rush hour.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

A marvelous prix fixe meal at a terrific price, plus a very agreeable and reasonably priced wine flight, who could ask for more? Totally delivers on all counts from the décor to the service to the food and wines. Thoroughly recommend!

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

On a nice day, the patio area offers a great location for people watching or a business conversation. Food was good. Sea Bass was prepared well and sauces were a nice complement. Steak was a bit overdone and nothing special.

Service was generally good but we waited a long time for coffee and then for the bill. Felt like we were forgotten about for quite a while. When you are paying over $200 for a party of three, prompt service should be assumed for a business lunch party.

Location was excellent to enjoy a beautiful spring day!

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

the food i svery good, as is the servce. the atmosphere is quiet and great for private conversations

1  Thank Louis G
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Cafe Centro has been around for decades for all the right reasons. Again and again it delivers very good French cuisine-inspired meals in a warm, unfussy atmosphere conducive to conversation and at fair prices. An attractive wine list and a gifted bartender round off the value proposition. Service has been unfailingly agreeable and polite. On balmy days one can sit outdoors, on a very wide 45th St. sidewalk. We've never been disappointed here, be it for meats, poultry (excellent roast chicken) or seafood. There's also a very decently priced three-course prix fixe dinner. Also, above-average free hors-d'oeuvres are available at the bar. Out of town visitors doing the classic NY sights might be interested to note the location, at the northern end of the MetLife building's barren concourse, reached from inside Grand Central Terminal by a set of escalators. Also: patrons who fill out a card delivered with each table's check get a $50.00 voucher e-mailed every birthday.

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Thank kaibab1
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