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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 good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible22%
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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
German, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious feast for the eyes! Kind friendly staff, with stunning holiday interiors. Our food was good and our holiday themed drinks at the bar even better. Get there early! This place fills up super fast!

Thank arlenemurals
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My mind wasn't blown by how tasty my food was. It was good but not great. I will say that the desserts looked amazing! I would recommend going here if just for the decor and dessert.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This authentic, neighborhood restaurant, is replete with weinerschnitzel, spaetzle, German wines, apple struedel, just all delicious dishes!!! I dined at the bar, and spoke with mostly regulars. The service was terrific, and, the atmosphere, is an amazing tribute to Germanic Christmas, which took weeks to...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The line is usually down the block just to have a beer during the holiday season. The food is just ok, but it is a cool spot for the holidays.

Thank AlexWorxNYC
Reviewed 20 March 2018

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 7 March 2018 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 4 March 2018

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 1 March 2018

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 9 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
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Heidi G
November 28, 2017|
Response from Meghanizer | Reviewed this property |
Any type of attire is fine. You can wear jeans or dress up. It doesn't matter.
November 19, 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 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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