Rock Center Cafe

Rock Center Cafe

American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and New American Restaurant
20 W 50th St (Rockefeller Center), New York, NY 10020, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

New York City's American Grill at Rockefeller Center in Midtown


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    Luiz P.
    Beautiful place, nice view of Rockefeller Center.(11 Tips)
    jon a.
    during the summer, they always have drink specials at the Rink Bar.(2 Tips)
    jon a.
    in the winter you can sit by the window and watch the ice skaters(4 Tips)
    A little pricey but you pay for atmosphere.(4 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • ice skating
  • cheesecake
  • rink bar
  • cocktails
  • breakfast food
  • buttermilk pancakes
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • people watching
  • calamari
  • mojitos
  • chopped salad
  • cake
  • tequila
  • lunch
  • good service
  • fusilli
  • happy hour
  • outdoor seating
  • Calvin M.

    Kind of pricey but nice place to grab a bite or drink, especially when it's nice outside.

    Calvin Multanen · 1 day ago
  • Alena L.

    Great place to have lunch with friends! V tasty food, good service

    Alena LaPerla · 1 week ago
  • Kerem D.

    Nice to watch the ice skate rink and have something to eat or drink..

    Kerem Dereli · April 4
  • Chrissy N.

    Slow and inattentive service. Overpriced. Desserts had bad presentation and might have been pre-frozen for having a pastry chef listed on the dessert menu...

    Chrissy Nickel · January 18
  • Thiago V.

    Only the view worth it...

    Thiago Vieira · January 5
  • WillMcD

    Great spot for Power Lunching

    WillMcD · November 22, 2014
  • Luiz P.

    Burguers, salads, and steaks. Beautiful place, nice view of Rockefeller Center.

    Luiz Pereda · November 7, 2014
  • Tuba D.

    My best place ever! Fuck the cheesecake factory! These NY cheesecakes are awesome in here. Ima be there in february. Wait for me NY! 👏😋

    Tuba Durdu · November 3, 2014
  • Eliana G.

    Comida deliciosa e em um lugar lindo

    Eliana Garcia · September 28, 2014
  • Anastasia .

    Pricy but you have to pay for the view! Good place to enjoy a drink and a warm summer night in New York City! 👍🇺🇸

    Anastasia 🌺 · August 21, 2014
  • Mariam M.

    Kinda felt like we were at the beach! Nice place but overpriced.

    Mariam Mahmood · August 13, 2014
  • Josh B.

    It's pricey, but it's posh. Worth it to get a cocktail or share a plate.

    Josh Berkowitz · August 13, 2014
  • Luis F.

    Buena terraza en verano pero con atencion pesima. La propina ademas es obligatoria, sea como sea el servicio. No me gusto

    Luis FS · August 8, 2014
  • Ty R.

    Try to get seating near the Prometheus statue for a stunning view and ambiance during the evenings. The Pineapple Upside down cake with Dolce du Leche is a must try!

    Ty Ram · August 1, 2014
  • Christine W.

    the iced tea here is brewed and refreshing!

    Christine Wong · June 7, 2014
  • Erica S.

    Dont sit close to the water fall. When the wind blows a you feel the most.

    Erica Solomon · May 22, 2014
  • Juan J.

    No se pierdan el sorbete de mango!

    Juan Jaramillo · March 2, 2014
  • Marydeth J.

    Nice view of the ice rink and people skating and good views of the Christmas tree. We ate off the holiday prix-fixe menu and everything we ordered was great!

    Marydeth Judge · December 23, 2013
  • Michael L.

    Sit by the ice rink at night!

    Michael Lambert · November 19, 2013
  • Robin H.

    Awful waitress. Waited over hour for bad dry sandwiches for 300 and had to give waitress 18%.

    Robin Hildebrand · November 16, 2013
  • Pei

    Grab a high table if it's packed at lunchtime. Then again I can't really recommend it - $20 for ONE small lonely crab cake, $23 for a very average burger, and a server who was pretty useless at best.

    Pei · November 6, 2013
  • Koen D.

    Great atmosphere but very slow service!

    Koen De Smedt Pronk · September 29, 2013
  • Levi A.

    Berried gin and tonic is great and refreshing!

    Levi Audenaert · September 25, 2013
  • Khatuna K.

    Еда - полная дрянь!!!!! Гадость!!!

    Khatuna Kolbaya · September 8, 2013
  • Mateusz M.

    Beatiful view, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, astonishing surrounding and excellent tequilla sour:-)

    Mateusz Mentlewicz · September 3, 2013
  • Klor

    Not a good place for breakfast. A long wait, poor view of the waterfall, lack of choices in the menu. Fair prices.

    Klor · August 26, 2013
  • Dalal A.

    My favourite place in New York.

    Dalal Al H · August 17, 2013
  • Merve O.

    Best cheesecake ever❤🍰

    Merve Ozisci · August 10, 2013
  • Marcus I.

    7/10 .... $16 for guacamole??!!! Nahhh man I'm good.. The margarita didn't even taste like it had any alcohol in it... Actually he suckered me in to getting guac smh

    Marcus Is King · August 7, 2013
  • Mauricio L.

    Brooklin Pilsner Pint!

    Mauricio Longhini · August 4, 2013
  • Janice Q.

    The seats are so comfy!!

    Janice QP · August 3, 2013
  • Patricia G.

    Christmas tree lighting

    Patricia Gruteke · August 1, 2013
  • Julie J.

    Great spot for a cocktail and people watching at the Rink Bar.

    Julie Jacob · July 31, 2013
  • Randall S.

    Lovely on a nice summer day.

    Randall Stempler · July 29, 2013
  • Addison W.

    This place is absolutely delicious. The chefs are great people. Brunch- buttermilk pancakes. Dessert- original cheesecake. SO SO GOOD!!

    Addison Walton · July 27, 2013
  • Terrie

    Sitting by the fountain is the best. A little pricey but you pay for atmosphere.

    Terrie · July 22, 2013
  • Harold H.

    Good for snack: guacamole, rock shrimp or wings.

    Harold Huerta · July 15, 2013
  • Matt S.

    They serve the best guacamole!

    Matt Stackle · July 6, 2013
  • Abdulaziz A.

    اعتبره من افضل الاماكن في منهاتن قهوه + مطعم ، المكان جوه عليل

    Abdulaziz Almisfer · June 26, 2013
  • Sam V.

    Cool place to have a drink of a snack but..... Nobody is smiling !?!? Looks like they don't like working here. Sometimes even rude to customers !!

    Sam Vanheukelom · May 20, 2013
  • Aashna S.

    Beautiful summer spot to grab a drink

    Aashna S · May 16, 2013
  • Matheus A.

    Muito bom, o camarão com peni (nao tem no cardápio) é dos deuses!!

    Matheus Assis · May 10, 2013
  • Karl B.

    The margaritas are AWESOME!! Great for a nice spring or summer day..

    Karl B · May 3, 2013
  • Addison W.

    Came here first thing in the morning on a Sunday and had a stellar meal. The pancakes are superb and the normal, old-fashioned "American" breakfast was delicious

    Addison Walton · April 4, 2013
  • Jason M.

    No better place to sit down and enjoy a nice meal with the family after a long day on your feet. Enjoy the scene inside and out and enjoy the company of good food and your family.

    Jason Mesiarik · April 2, 2013
  • Elena G.

    If you are in NYC you just have to try cheese cake here! It's one of the best !!!!

    Elena Gribok · March 15, 2013
  • Joe C.

    Terrific Hot Toddy on a chilly day.

    Joe Crawford · March 12, 2013
  • dara lynne

    For lunch, the chop salad is delicious (minus shrimp, plus cheese for vegetarians). Always great service and they're on OpenTable!

    dara lynne · March 3, 2013
  • Eleni L.

    Very nice atmosphere but food not worth the price. Greens very very bitter and not impressed with portions... I'd go somewhere else next visit. Can't beat view of rockefeller center though.

    Eleni LeVan · December 12, 2012
  • Monique S.

    Limited menu

    Monique Sá · December 9, 2012

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