The rink or the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center usually steals the glory from this infamous tourist spot, but the concourse below offers a great dining option. Rock Center Cafe has a total panorama view of the ice skating rink, so before or after your skate you can stop by for a meal.
The mixed greens salad with cranberries and goat cheese is excellent. A toasted slice of bread comes slathered with the cheese and the dressing on the salad is light and not overpowering. I also sampled with fired calamari, and it wasn't saturated with oil or overly crispy like some versions can be. You could actually taste the seasoning in the bread crumbs. My entrée was a baked chicken breast with carrots, currants and other seasonings. The dessert was by far the most amazing. I had cheesecake - a HUGE piece! - that was served with raspberries. I tried my friend's chocolate mousse ball/mound thing and it was incredible. It was covered in dark chocolate sauce to the combo of bitter and sweet was amazing and so rich. I could only eat a few bites.
The restaurant provides a good meal and a great opportunity to watch everyone ice skate on the rink while still being warm.