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Rolf's Bar & Restaurant

281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
+1 212-477-4750
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible23%
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“german food” (24 reviews)
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Bar, European, German
$$ - $$$
281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
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Reviewed yesterday

With my three girlfriends we went to Rols´s second week in December 2017 with reservation. We were seated into the most uncomfortable table I have ever seen (restaurant is full of them). We ordered drinks. Then waiter told us if we are not going to...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I've visited Rolf's and it's a can't miss stop if you are looking for Christmas cheer. Words can't describe how beautifully the space is decorated. The food is pretty good, although the German menu is fairly small. Great German beers...More

Thank lasanford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally every inch of wall, ceiling & post in this German restaurant is covered with ornaments at Christmas time. German fare menue but reservations must be made well in advance as the restaurant is relatively small and always packed....if lucky you may sneak into the...More

Thank birthsmile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was decorated nicely. That is all I will say was positive. $17 dollars for an eggnog and we were not told that we would have to order a full entree for lunch. Soup was average at best and the management and service was...More

Thank JRR6454
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I waited in line in December to get into Rolf’s, it took about 45 mins and we got there right after work mid-week. I had been wanting to see the inside for awhile. We tried to get a table but everything was...More

1  Thank tfran88
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We went here very excited to try their food. Only to be disappointed. The entrees cost a lot. The lager beer was $13! The food tasted salty, the gravy was salty. We ordered rahmschnitzel. It was a few slices of meat very thin covered with...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This place is a typical tourist trap, DO NOT GO TO THE BAR HERE!! I cannot speak about the food but the cocktails here are terrible and cost $18 a piece! The service at the bar was horrible as well. I was very disappointed with...More

4  Thank youngjalf
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

If you want to see lots of Christmas baubles and lights it’s worth a look. However, I wouldn’t recommend you eat or drink here. Just take a photo and leave. At $17 for a small glass of mulled wine it really is capitalising on all...More

2  Thank 24HoursFromTulsa
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was decorated wonderfully for the holidays. Drink selection was awesome. The food was basic German fair. You only get 1 1/2 hours at your table and our server came to the table 15 minutes before and asked us to take our drinks to the...More

Thank ejymn
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Ok food, nothing special Very loud and tiny Decor beautiful Christmasy Staff friendly Booked in early November (coming from Australia) weeks ago but hard to get through to speak to someone People waiting outside to get in (table only 2hr seating then they ask you...More

Thank Sylvia C
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Heidi G
29 November 2017|
Response from Meghanizer | Reviewed this property |
Any type of attire is fine. You can wear jeans or dress up. It doesn't matter.
20 November 2017|
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Response from 141Dini | Reviewed this property |
Yes and enjoy the decorations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-4750
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