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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was worth going to just to have a drink at Thanksgiving/Christmas time. The decorations are over the top. The front of the restaurant is a bar area on one side and booths on the other. The back of the restaurant are booths and tables. Jumping bar scene, really jumping.

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Thank aheldz
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is like Christmas exploded. Perfect place for holiday drinks and the drinks were outstanding. Good selection of burben and the eggnog was good.

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Thank Loubot615
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On Dec. 4, 2016 at about 12:30 pm my wife and I went to Rolf’s Restaurant which is located in Manhattan in Gramercy Park at 22nd Street and 3rd Avenue The address: 281 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010 ☎ Phone 212-477-4750 and ☏ 212-473-8718 We've lived in NYC for over 65 years and have now lived in Hawaii on... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While the food was average and a bit over priced, the Christmas decor made the evening special and worthy of coming back next year. The place seemed to have more of a local "hangout" which made feel different than the typical tourist attractions and establishments. The place is very small and tables are extremely tight, which added to the charm... More 

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Thank Chris J
Fairview, New Jersey
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173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do even if it's only once if you love Christmas ! The decorations and holiday drinks are fantastic . Potato pancakes , bratwurst and desserts were good . Service was a little spotty and prices high for a more casual menu and set up but you of course are in NYC . This will be a... More 

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New York, New York
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christmas decorations explode in every corner, nook and cranny. Perhaps Manhattan's most decorated spot. Large portions of German/Austrian food leave you full and happy. The appetizers easily feed two people. The potato pancakes are huge and the mussels were fresh and flavorful. We feasted on sauerbraten, bratwurst, Weiner schnitzel, and roast chicken. Delicious sides of red cabbage and potatoes. Apple... More 

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NY
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring lots of money! Great decorations, ambiance, however, the place has raised their prices drastically over the past few years. It is a shame because the beer and food are both excellent. The closer you get to Christmas, the more crowded it gets now and a line forms outside. Go early, but go. It's a great place to celebrate the... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food was just so so and did not come out hot. We were told since it was 'off-season' they didn't have everything. So what they didn't have was mashed potatoes. We thought to ourselves that was just laziness on someone's part. How can you run out of mashed potatoes. Would never go there again.

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Columbia MD, US
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had dinner here in late August.. We enjoy German food, and this was top notch. The service was very attentive and helpful, the ambiance was fun, and we really loved the place.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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209 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place is hands down the best German food in the City, as well as being an institution. Don't try going alone on a holiday though because they will actually turn you away. Tracked there on foot because of snow on Thanksgiving and the man at the door would not allow me in because I was not with a party... More 

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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, Bar, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups
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?