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Brasserie Ruhlmann

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45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111 (50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.)
+1 212-974-2020
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Calgary, AB
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. A beautiful Art Deco restaurant in Rockefeller Center; you can almost imagine F. Scott Fitzgerald having dinner with his publisher here. It was very quiet here on a Friday night, but it is probably much busier with business lunches on weekday with all the nearby offices. I had the restaurant week menu. The portions... More 

1 Thank LAdderley
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch on our final day in New York with no reservation. We were shown to a table quickly and given menus. The food was excellent, Dover Sole off the bone, beautifully cooked and well presented. Service was very professional and prompt. We arrived at about 12.39 but the place filled up quickly. I would advise making a... More 

1 Thank Andy R
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a business lunch with two colleagues at Brasserie Ruhlmann yesterday. I thought we had a reservation (turns out that we didn't), but the hostess at the entrance quickly got us seated. The menu is varied, though with a number of seafood and beef dishes. I had the crab cakes to start, which were unlike any other crab cakes... More 

1 Thank Bill07450
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never write reviews, but the Dover Sole I had at Brasserie Ruhlmann was so superior that I had to make the effort.

1 Thank mryan61753
Greenwich, Connecticut
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable service with good food. The steak tartar is amazing anf perpared finely. Servers offered to mix ingredients. The salad was prepared fresh with traditional french dijon dressing. The rainbow roll was good. Beautiful space, ambience and service.

1 Thank Trendy_Explorer
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch. The menu is outstanding; many items to choose from. There server was outstanding. The restaurant is across the street from Rockefeller Center so there is a beautiful view. Classy restaurant.

1 Thank mforrest m
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I go there probably twice a month. Service is great, food is great, and I just love the apple tart as a dessert. Only annoying thing sometimes: the level of noise in the restaurant and the proximity between tables.

1 Thank NGDgva
New Jersey
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363 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 650 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Location, location! That is what they say is most important. Well this place meets that requirement. I was touring the Rockefeller Center area with my family during the Christmas holidays. Last year we had a very nice lunch here, therefore, my party of nine decided to return here again for lunch a little after 12 noon without a reservation on... More 

1 Thank Tony J
Pinole, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I thought a restaurant in the midst of Rockefeller Plaza would be too touristy but what a great experience. The cocktails so tasty, the service impeccable and everyone tasted my mashed potatoes! The menu offered something for all of us and the specials of the day, they made my husband happy because it was fresh and healthy. Overall, it was... More 

1 Thank Theresa B
Norwich, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great food excellent service! A very busy place. We were down in New York City for five days with our four daughters and this was the best dinner. Another great thing happened that evening as I went to pay the bill the manger came up to me and said Christmas came early!! Whoever you are that paid the bill THANKYOU... More 

1 Thank Henk V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
French, European, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10111
    (50th street, between 5th and 6th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: F-D-B-M to Rockefeller Center 6 to 51 St & Lexington Ave. Walk south to 50th St. Walk west towards 5th Ave. 1 to 50th St and Broadway. Walk east towards 5th Ave. N-R subway line to 49 St. and 7th Ave. Walk north to 50th St. Walk east towards 5th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-974-2020
Enjoy the casual elegance of this French brasserie, centrally located in New York’s Rockefeller Center. It’s a prime location for business lunches, relaxed dinners, holiday celebrations and private events. Spring through Fall our large terrace is an ideal place to gather for dining and cocktails.Visit us and experience French classics in abundance.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the 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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