Holiday Brunch at the Rainbow Room

4.4
8 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
This December, the iconic Rainbow Room is decking its halls for the season with special brunches featuring a grand buffet. Don your best festive attire and enjoy specialized chef stations and an appearance from Santa Claus. The grand buffet includes decadent twists on classic brunch dishes from bagels with lox and eggs benedict to house made waffles and black truffle chicken pot pies. The buffet is complemented by dramatic and specialized chef stations featuring a Raw Bar, Vegan Carving Bar, Carving Station, Dim Sum and an out-of-this-world Pastry Boutique with indulgent cakes, pies and holiday treats, all set within New York City’s most glamorous venue.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 632-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Mathew Woolf
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Private party facilities
For more information about events at Rainbow Room, please email events@rainbowroom.com or call 212.632.5000.
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Cross street
49th St between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Parking details
The closest parking garage is operated by SP+ Parking and is located at 25 W. 48th St. Rainbow Room does not validate parking.
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Public transit
B D F M TRAINS:Take the B, D, F or M train to the 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center stop.1 TRAIN:Take the 1 train to the 50th Street stop and walk East on 50th Street to Rockefeller Center.6 TRAIN:Take the 6 train to the 51st Street stop and walk West on 50th Street to Rockefeller Center.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 8 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.5
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h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view with a good selection of food. Very courteous and professional service.

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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I was shocked at how poor the food was at the Rainbow Room for brunch. I took my mother - she is 84 and wanted to remember the days when she used to dance in the Rainbow Room. She was very disappointed. The food was not good. At all -- the chicken pot pie was cold. The oysters not fresh. The nut roast overcooked. The beef wellington, though cooked medium rare, had soggy pastry. I'm struggling to find positives. If the charge were $50 then it would have been passable. But at what we were charged? Extortionate for really poor food.

In addition, the room was not decorated particularly festively. Sure a few "wrapped" presents but there was little colour and it felt bland and unattended.

The ONLY highlight was Santa. He was good.

Upon reflection, I'd like a partial refund for such a disappointing experience.

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u
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The staff is extremely pretentious. I paid $162 to dine and would like to have an elegant experience, not feel like some annoying tourist. Especially because I'm a local. Our reservation was delayed 30 minutes and we only got sat when I finally bypassed the first hostess to go into the dining room and see over 15 tables empty. I presume they were "delayed" so I would spend more money in the bar? Which also was deceitful that tip was included on the champagne however the receipt didn't say that. Just had a "tip" line on the signature page. Food was nice and the view was great but every employee (except our server) we encountered didn't seem to care one bit about us having an elegant holiday experience. Our server was so sweet but that wasn't enough to encounter how arrogant everyone else was.

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CB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waiter was friendly and provided great service. It was pricey and Food Assortment was not that great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing holiday brunch!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience overall, from the food, decor, Holiday theme, and views are spectacular. It's certainly a great experience, my only complaint was it was extremely expensive, especially since no drinks are included. I would recommend to go but be mindful of the expense.

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C
Poconos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Other than the room being chilly, which we ended up requesting to relocate, the Hostess did move us right away. Food was excellent as in past brunches there. Which I wish they would have on a consistent basis.

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PO
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, waiter service and view were all great. The check in process was horrible. We had the first seating which was suppose to have started at 10:30 am. We did not arrive to our table until 10:50 am. The staff seemed very disorganized and did not apologize for the extended wait.

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