The towering statue of Prometheus can be seen from both the indoor café and outdoor garden of Rock Center Café, a favorite of the international crowd. On the patio, large white square umbrellas provide shade at the tables, and an outdoor bar offers yummy summery cocktails like white peach bellinis. Inside, the elegant, wood-and-brass restaurant offers an air-conditioned respite from a blazing summer sun. Both venues offer an extensive summer menu: appetizers such as tomato watermelon salad; chilled gazpacho soup, and housemade lamb sausage are offered, along with main dishes such as the fish du jour, with sautéd vegetables and porcini mushrooms; seared chicken paillard; and penne pasta caprese. For an additional $10 you can add l/2 lobster to any dish. So whether you are in Rock Center to watch the Today show, or take in some views at Top of the Rock, you’ve got the perfect spot to refresh, with a cocktail or a meal.
» Rock Center Café, 20 W. 50th St., 212.332.7620