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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
May 15, 2013
From journal A New York Minute
Great Falls, Virginia
February 22, 2007
From journal Santa Takes Manhattan
March 2, 2006
From journal Long weekend in New York City
March 21, 2002
The location of the restaurant is amazing. It is right next to the Rockefeller Plaza skating rink, and if you're lucky enough (as I was), you can sit at a table next to a huge panoramic window that is literally feet away from the rink. The restaurant offers great views of both Rockefeller Center and of skaters. As a matter of fact, it seems that half the fun of eating at the Rock Center Cafe is seeing which skaters fall the most!
Because of the location, this would be a great place for tourists or a romantic night out.
The food, on the other hand, did not live up to the views. I started with the saffron risotto crabcake on tomato salsa, which was quite nice. My entree, the seared sea bass with spinach and a garlic emulsion, was fairly mediocre. The flavors were bland, and the presentation was plain. My friend ordered a slice sirloin, which again, was an ok sirloin, but nothing special. The best part of the meal was actually the side order of garlic mashed potatoes. I don't know about you, but if I'm paying this much money, I should be talking about more than the garlic mashed potatoes.
The Rock Center Cafe offers amazing views at hefty prices. It's up to you to determine if the views are worth the price, because the food certainly isn't.
More information can be found at www.restaurantassociates.com
From journal Living Cheaply in New York City