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Rolf's Bar & Restaurant

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Gramercy Park
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281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
+1 212-477-4750
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entering such a great looking and cozy place, you'd never expect waitresses spilling tea on the table cloth without expressing any regret or fixing it, not being able to adequately place a small bread plate without bread falling out, or standing beside bar counter swearing out loud and complaining about clients not willing to pay descent tips explaining this by... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You've got to respect the controlled explosion of Christmas decorations for the decor. Full of charm and 7/8 out of 10 food but pricey and pretty cramped due to it's obvious popularity.

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Thank Howard61revisited
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just went to eat and have some drinks there with a couple of friends. As soon as we got there the waitress told us that we had to order ASAP because they had to close. We ordered food and drinks and all the time they were trying to take away our plates and glasses. It seemed that all they... More 

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Thank Lucas A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad service at all, they add the Tip that they want in the check. The waiters Hurried us up for finishing our dinner and drinks, I will never come back to Rolf's and do not recommend it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the decorations, they really are spectacular. We had the intentions of eating there but due to how rude the greeter was, we left. He was very assertive about everyone has to order an entree in order to sit at a table. Who says that to a group when they walk in? The menu was rather short and plain... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have really adored lavish interior decorations , but after a long wait even with an advanced reservation , it was a real disappointment. We ordered three different schnitzel dishes, the meat was rubbery and chewy . Cocktails are pricey at $15 for eggnog flavor and $25 for a liter of beer. Most meat dishes are 30 to 33 dollars... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want to get into the holiday/Christmas spirit. Visit here! Not an inch of space that is not decorated. This small charming place is unassuming from the outside, but just step inside. The Wiener schnitzel was delicious and pounded just thin enough to please. The balance of the meal was very enjoyable based on how busy this place is. Reservations required... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with this restaurant, they had a double booking in all reservations, the restaurant was so packed, people were literally on top of each other. There was a very long line outside the restaurant, all reservations were behind due to the double booking. A very rude male employee was in charge of the list, he was extremely... More 

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Sydney
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Rolf's at Christmas as my sister this for our family group of 13. Firstly, this restaurant is tiny and does not handle large groups. We had 3 bookings at the same time and could not be seated together. So we ate our meals in a staggered fashion in 3 sittings. The guy at the door was the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were overwhelmed by the atmosphere. Something to see.But...too bad the food is not as good. Drinks were tasty though!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
German, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?