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“Fantastic, as usual”
Review of Rock Center Cafe

Rock Center Cafe
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Ranked #985 of 13,736 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: On 50th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave
Transit: B,D,F,V trains
Description: Rock Center Cafe is a midtown restaurant & bar in Rockefeller Center serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch with holiday dining & events available.
Burlington, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic, as usual”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a return trip to Rock Center Cafe, as we always enjoy it there. The location is always a huge draw, and the food is always great. With an allergy to deal with, it is always so helpful when the waitstaff and kitchen staff are willing to make necessary changes to help. Overall, a fantastic experience again!

Visited August 2013
Thank Chelsey G
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good for business breakfasts”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This is among my favorite places for a small business breakfast. The array, quality and presentation of food are excellent. The views, especially when the rink is open for skating, can be mesmerizing. The service is excellent without being intrusive. And occasionally you can ee a newscast celebrity dining. I have not had lunch or dinner there but can attest to the high quality breakfast experience. And the morning French press coffee is divine.

Visited August 2013
Thank Marc F
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“What a crock! Crock Center Cafe!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Where i come from a 'crock' is something that is old or broken or just plain bad. That's why I think that this restaurant should be re-named. It's a tourist trap, in the middle of the Rockefeller centre, so I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised. The salad - apalling, an iceburg lettuce cut like a wedge with fake bacon and a caesar sauce on top. The steak, even worse. Dry, stringy, tastless. Unfortunately I took the 3 course meal deal because it was "better value", the apple pie dessert looked like it had been dropped onto the plate from a height, the fruit was hard, chunky and the pastry was just awful. I had a nice beer though, but also paid for it, as this place ended up costing @$130 for two. Avoid.

  • Visited July 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Give this one a miss”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

All 6 of us eat here for dinner and food was sort of ok (nothing special) - 2 had starters, 2 had desserts and coffee with all 6 of us opting for filet mignon steaks ...
Steaks were bland and not very tasty - total bill came to a whopping $500 - certainly NOT worth the money.
Service was good and location and general atmosphere was also good ... But overall would NOT return

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank perky88
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun on staycation”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

After traveling to Europe, I always wish for more cafes in NYC. Is this place touristy? Yes, but on a beautiful sunny afternoon, it was great to have cocktails with friends at such an iconic place! The service is slow, but that worked to our advantage as we had time to kill. Prices are what you'd expect. I suppose for people visiting from out of town, they might find it a bit pricey. Well,I'm a New Yorker and I like it here. Have been here a few times.

  • Visited August 2013
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