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Rainbow Grill

Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th fl., New York, NY 10112 40.758508 -73.978971
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-632-5100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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    4 out of 10

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Official Website

rainbowroom.com

Hours

Daily, 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Prices

$39-$49

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Classic NY
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Theater District
  • View

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

There are no bad seats at the Rainbow Grill; nearly every chair faces floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the skyline. But with its crowds of tourists snapping photos and locals celebrating special occasions, the understated Art Deco room can feel a bit like Grand Central at rush hour (if Grand Central had a coat check). The menu ticks off all the fancy foods of yesteryear—jumbo shrimp cocktail, veal Milanese, tiramisu—along with a few nods to modernity, like an appetizer of seared tuna with fennel. Avoid the latter. Meat and pasta dishes fare better, especially if you like your portions Midwestern-sized. Unlike the Rainbow Room, its more expensive, exclusive neighbor, the Grill is a regular full-service restaurant, and the white-tuxedoed waiters are surprisingly eager to please even if it means compensating unhappy diners with free drinks. That can work in your favor. After a stiff martini or a tart Bellini, you're liable to forget about the hustle and bustle as you just gaze delightedly if drunkenly at the city.

Prix-Fixe Dinner:

Daily, 5 p.m.—6:15 p.m.; $65 three-course pre-theater prix-fixe dinner.

Recommended Dishes

Bellini, $20; zabaglione cake, $13

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