We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rolf's Bar & Restaurant

281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
+1 212-477-4750
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
German, Bar, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
281 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5501
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (236)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 219 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 478 hotels in New York City
Oxbridge Apts Gramecy Park
1 review
.06 km away
Gramercy Park Hotel
1,527 reviews
.17 km away
The Marcel at Gramercy
3,531 reviews
.18 km away
Freehand New York Hotel
74 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Bluebell Cafe
182 reviews
.04 km away
Molly's Pub & Restaurant
199 reviews
.03 km away
Taproom 307
75 reviews
.11 km away
Defonte's of Brooklyn
33 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gramercy Park
80 reviews
.20 km away
The National Arts Club
13 reviews
.27 km away
Marilyn Monroe's subway grate
9 reviews
.20 km away
ZTrend
143 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Heidi G
November 28, 2017|
Answer
Response from Meghanizer | Reviewed this property |
Any type of attire is fine. You can wear jeans or dress up. It doesn't matter.
1
Vote
JadeLilly_12
November 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 141Dini | Reviewed this property |
Yes and enjoy the decorations
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;