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Cafe Centro

200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
+1 212-818-1222
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed an excellent lunch at Café Centro, next to Grand Central. Great service. Excellent menu. The noise level was fairly low, so it was not difficult to hear a person across the table.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lost count of how many times I've been to cafe centro but over the years it's quality and service have never faltered. It's not cheap but it's a great location for a date or for a business lunch.

Thank Steve M
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words Steve. We look forward to having you dine with us again at Cafe Centro.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly a high end restaurant for breakfast but worth it. There is a large menu, great choices, and all seemed delicious. I would advise this as a business persons breakfast spot. Ambiance is nice just outside GCT.More

Thank Steve S
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and comments Steve. As always it is of our utmost importance to make sure that our customers have the very best possible experience they can with us. We hope to see you dining with us again for...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We went with another couple for dinner. All our meals were delicious: roast chicken, mussels & fries, petit filet, and scallops. The "moules frites" portion was enormous, enough for 2. The filet was not so petit and had a scrumptious sauce. Prices were reasonable for...More

Thank Randy K
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Randy! As always, we love to hear feedback from our guests' experiences with us at Cafe Centro. We look forward to seeing you again and making your next experience even better.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

A trendy, business focused eatery just over Grand Central, this is a great place to people watch. Service is attentive and well trained. The menu balanced. The food, however, was just OK. My daily special, skate, was oily and served warm instead of hot and...More

Thank richard l
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your comments of our food and service at Cafe Centro. We will be sure to take your comments into concern moving forward. As always, our guests experience is of utmost importance and we strive for the best possible experience for each and...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great service, solid food, nice setting. Usually quiet enough for conversation, with the bar scene off to the side or outside. Never had a disappointing visit here.

Thank Varel F
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Varel, we look forward to seeing you dining with us again!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

I've eaten her a couple of times and have only had good experiences. It's conveniently located near grand central, easy to get in and out of, reasonably priced, and excellent service. Full breakfast are as good as you get anywhere for the price.More

Thank Dave O
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words of your experience here at Cafe Centro. As always we take your comments about your experience to heart and will be sure to share with the staff. We look forward to seeing you back in our dining...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped at Cafe Centro for breakfast. We were seated almost immediately. We chose the eggs benedict and the orange-cinnamon French toast. We enjoyed the food and really liked being able to sit in the outdoor dining area. There is certainly nothing like people watching...More

Thank Allen21096
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words; as always it is our pleasure to deliver the most exceptional experience to our customers from the minute they walk in the door. We will be sure to express your positive experience with all of the staff...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Located in the Met Life building, Café Centro is great for business lunches or breakfasts. And while it may never blow you away, it will certainly never let you down. Food is ok if not slightly expensive for what you get, (seafood dishes tend to...More

Thank wheelie07042
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful review of us here at Cafe Centro! As always, we take pride in our food and service that we deliver to each customer and take great pleasure in receiving your feedback to help us better...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch and to get out of the rain and were pleasantly surprised by the spacious and well appointed dining area. We had the bouillabaisse and trout. Both were excellent. We also had drinks and coffee. Cookies were a side treat.More

Thank Phyllis K
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback of us here at Cafe Centro Phyllis! We are so glad you picked us as your go to spot to escape the New York City weather; we hope to see you back soon rain or shine as...More

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Crackerjack84
Do they serve small plates and drinks around 3 pm
18 October 2016|
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Response from Estell S | Reviewed this property |
They are closing at that time when we went.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
    (45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway to Grand Central station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-818-1222
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.
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