Holiday Brunch at the Rainbow Room
Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Beautiful view with a good selection of food. Very courteous and professional service.
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.
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.
Waiter was friendly and provided great service. It was pricey and Food Assortment was not that great.
Amazing holiday brunch!
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.
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.
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.