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Rock Center Cafe

at Rockefeller Center
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  • American (New)
  • 20 W 50th St, New York NY10020 40.758692 -73.977553
  • (Btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
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  • (212) 332-7620
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User Ratings (Based on 23 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 2.8
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 332-7620
(212) 332-7677
Major Credit Cards
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-10:30am+11:30am-10pm Sat: 11am-3pm+4pm-10pm Sun: 10am-3pm+ 4pm-9pm
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Brunch, Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Kid Friendly, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Pre/Post Theater, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Scenic View, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
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User Reviews

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/21/2008

    Hostess and Managers need to smile more!

    I know this place is a tourist trap and they see a million tourists everyday, but come on guys! I am a New Yorker and I smile at strangers more than you smile at your customers! This place is too expensive for the quality of the service- if you are a stickler for good service, AVOID this place.

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by Grandma on 11/27/2007

    Egregiously over-rated and over-priced

    My grandson was visiting New York from Las Vagas and I wanted to take him where he could be exposed to some of the highlights of New York. I arrived fifteen minutes after opening on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The place was 'jammed' and, of course, we couldn't be seated anywhere near the 'view'. In fact, until he stood up on his chair, my grandson couldn't even see the skaters. when he tasted his pasta with meat sauce he said that it could use a little salt. Pretty astute for a four old! His nanny had turkey medallions and I ordered what the server recommended, the crab cakes. They were hard as rocks; also tasteless as were the nanny's medallions. My grandson had ice cream, I ordered some sort of apple pastry which was stiffer than a shirt cardboard, It just couldn't be cut or eaten. The nanny and I each had coffee. The bill was $104.00 for a very poor quality lunch.

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by Emily on 10/25/2007

    place got worse

    First time I went to Rock Center Cafe 2 years ago. I wanted one of frineds to try filet mignon. We both had filet mignon and we loved it. Few days agoI decided that I wanted their filet mignon again. So me and my friend went there on Monday. This time filet mignon was nothing but a sole. We had to chew every piece for at least 2 minutes (taking into account that this kind of meat should be Extra Tender). Besides, knifes were absolutely dull. More than that, the service was not good! We wanted to change the knifes, but our waitress kept ignoring us. She was serving just 2 tables at a time when we were there, but she just took our order and after 40-50 minutes brought our check. She never asked us if we needed anything or if everything was OK. She was standing not far away from us chatting with other waitress. I guess she didn't need any tips. Well, her dream came true. I was working in restaurants before. And I do realize how hard this job is.... but having 2 tables and not being able to come even once to a table. This is something new :) Oh well. Now I know I will never come back to Rock Center Cafe.

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by ilovenyc on 09/22/2007


    My hubby surprised me with a DREAM trip to NYC, it was the week before Thanksgiving so the ice rink was packed. We got a seat near the windows to watch the skaters during dinner. Candlelight was soo romantic, and the leather chairs were sinkable! This was our one big meal splurge. We ordered crabcakes as appetizer...mmmm! I got the Chicken Marsala and definitely recommend it. Our bill came to nearly $80 with tip. The atmosphere was worth it. Our waitress was fine, although understandably busy, but we didn't feel rushed at all. There was no wait to get a table at 6:30 pm. All in all a terrific memory, and YES we would go back.

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2007

    Very good, but a bit expensive.

    First time here, the location is wonderful, the food very good, service perfunctory at best, Portions on the larger side, but the prices on the "large" side as well. The french toast with berries is 16.00, eggs at 14.00, pancakes at 16.00, without drinks or coffee. The prix fixed brunch, 3 courses, is $29.00.

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by peter on 03/25/2007


    location...location..location. thats all this place has going for it. been here a couple of times and i must be a fish out of water, living all the city all i spotted were tourists. i only come here with business associates from out of town. the food is ok, atmosphere is great tourists love it, but can't picture a city resident venturing here, unless its a warrm day and wants to sit at the ouside bar in the spring time for a drink...other than that with so many other options, why bother coming here. its top-heavy on prices.

  • Rock Center Cafe

    Posted by Pat M on 02/09/2007

    Good Food, Nice View

    We were at Rockefeller Center and decided to go in for an early lunch, We didn't have reservations but got a table near the window and watched the skaters, the food was very good and the waitress was very nice and friendly. The salads were large and the entree was ample and the desserts were also large portions. It was a pleasant experience and we would go there again.

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