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Cafe Centro

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200 Park Ave, Metlife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005 (45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.)
+1 212-818-1222
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07:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is great, the food is gourmet-quality and the restaurant is lovely. The shrimp are the best in NYC-delicious. The weekend is the best time to visit-make reservations and then enjoy a pre-fixed menu that includes a three course meal made in heaven-great for steaks too! If you would like to order wine-pairing, it is a mere $16 to... More 

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Thank AnnieOakley279
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review of us here at Cafe Centro! We look forward to seeing you again. As always we will share your positive feedback with our staff. Thank you again, we hope to see you soon! More 

Level Contributor
396 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to lunch again at Cafe Centro yesterday with two business associates. The hostess was efficient, yet not memorable or overtly warm. The restaurant is contemporary and light with a glass kitchen that is visible from the dining room. Yesterday for lunch I had the Chicken Chopped Salad - most frequently ordered salad per the waiter. It was OK,... More 

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Thank Clinton S
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. As always here at Cafe Centro we love to hear your feedback as we truly do take it to heart. Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope we truly become a consecutively visited dining spot for you and your friends, thank you! More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for dinner after not having been in many years. Happy to report that it was still very good! Located adjacent to Grand Central Central Station at the Met Life building it's a great midtown pic. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offer multi-course lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus as well as designated weekday specials. I... More 

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Thank dunsienda
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. As always here at Cafe Centro we love to hear your feedback as we truly do take it to heart. Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope we truly become a consecutively visited dining spot for you and your friends, thank you! Please feel free to call us at (212)818-1222... More 

Harrison, New York, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Within steps of the Grand Central terminal, an excellent value with a good selection of American cuisine with some French accents. Well paired wine list. Outdoor dining available in fair weather months. Open kitchen is fun to watch.

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Thank Clifford G
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. As always here at Cafe Centro we love to hear your feedback as we truly do take it to heart. Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope we truly become a consecutively visited dining spot for you and your friends, thank you! More 

North Carolina
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240 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had a business lunch here recently. Service was very good. Ice tea was especially good. Not sure but seem to have a bit of flavor in it. Salads and food were very good. Nice fresh bread.

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Thank Carync6
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and comments of your experience here at Cafe Centro. As always we take great pride in the service we provide our customers. We hope to see you back again at Cafe Centro soon! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went to Café Centro for a business dinner. The service was outstanding, the food delicious, and the room was very nice. It is a nice place to dine in the Grand Central area.

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Thank bmaver64
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. As a team here at Cafe Centro we truly appreciate customer feedback and it brings us the utmost joy to know that you had a wonderful time while dining with us! Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our perspective: We are well traveled and often 'foodies,' we don't need everything to be high-end but expect it to be if the prices suggest that is what a restaurant is going for. Cafe Centro has poor atmosphere - the interior is stark with the hard-edged feel of a hotel lobby or 'mall' restaurant. The pricing is expensive for what... More 

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Thank MondoCJP
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback in reference to Cafe Centro. As always we value each customers opinion to the utmost degree. We are disheartened to hear that your experience with us at Cafe Centro did not meet and or exceed your expectations. Please feel free to let us know what we can do to make your next experience better. As... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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413 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Central to midtown, this was a great breakfast spot. The place was very busy and frankly the server was not as attentive as needed. The menu options were broad and the dishes were tasty. Certainly a highly recommended spot for breakfast and any meal I am sure.

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Thank Steve S
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our menu and have taken your comments into consideration, as we strive to be better every single day. Looking forward to having you join us again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Came across this place by accident, it was around 8 in the morning and it was fairly quiet but I was told by the Hostess that it gets busy around 8.30 which proved to be true. Seems to be popular for business breakfasts. Lovely atmosphere/decor, very attentive service and most enjoyable food. Not cheap but good value. - highly recommended.

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Thank rc51
Patina_Group, General Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you decided to join us for breakfast and had a nice experience. We look forward to having you visit again soon. Thank you again for thinking of us. More 

Hong Kong, China
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273 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I came early for lunch and was attended promptly The interior is a bit of upscale brasserie type with a kitchen in the center behind glass The bread was also brought on table very promptly and is a delicious fres full small baguette I ordered a salad which was supposed to come with cantal cheese and came with blue cheese... More 

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Thank Philippe G
Patina_Group, Manager at Cafe Centro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. So happy to hear you enjoyed the delicious mussels! We look forward to having you visit us again soon for another great meal and experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, European, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
Description
Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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