This year, after several years of lamenting how I was unable to get a reservation during Christmas week, because I waited too long, I had a novel idea - why not visit the Rock Center Cafe in November! And that's exactly what I did!
I planned a full day excursion into the city, beginning with an early lunch in the heart of Rockefeller Center at this famed restaurant. We were joined by my dear friend Denise and her clan, which made the experience even more exciting.
Dining with four kids is never an easy feat, but our waiter was patient, friendly and even acted as our resident photographer, taking just the right picture, working around the bright sunlight peering in through the window.
Though I didn't order any, I stole many of my daughter's french fries, which were delicious. I'm not going to lie, it was pricey. Not that we didn't expect it for a world-famous restaurant destination, but an approximate cost of $30 per head, when three of those were kids, is a bit high.
However, the experience is well worth it! Winter is probably the most festive time to go, especially if you would like to watch the skaters gliding around or are inclined to do so yourself! But, this American Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner an brunch 365 days a year offering seasonally updated menus and supporting local family farms.
This restaurant with a view gets a thumbs up from me and you an bet we will be returning for our annual visit to this landmark location next year!
PS: Food pictures to follow