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Permanently Closed - Rainbow Room

4.5
552 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Great for Brunch (578)

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The iconic Rainbow Room epitomizes quintessential New York glamour, rising 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center to host unforgettable moments. Offering a modern twist on classic old-world charm, the Rainbow Room welcomes guests for the famously decadent Sunday Brunch.

Brunch is open most Sundays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Reservations are encouraged and accepted up to six weeks in advance.

Proper attire is requested.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch is open most Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Reservations are encouraged. Proper attire is requested.

Reservations are accepted up to six weeks in advance.

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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
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Conveniently located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center offers four unique private event spaces; Rainbow Room, Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room, 620 Loft & Garden and The Weather Room.
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Private party contact
Event Manager: (212) 632-5001
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Cross street
Enter at the 49 W 49th Street Marquee between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
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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
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
3.7
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BJSS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Overall a wonderful experience - ambiance, the music, and the service was good.
However, $12 5pp tab is pretty high for a buffet that wasn't exciting nor bountiful. Other than oysters and crab legs, rest of the buffet items were ho-hum, same type that one would see at hotel buffets and or at a restaurant. I've seen so much better at the Four Season's and other restaurants for far less price. Also, $125 pp does not include wine/cocktails. For this price, they should offer the basic brunch staples like mimosa and bloody mary as complimentary with a limit of two glasses pp or something. I feel like I paid for the ambiance and the views and helped to pay the rent for the Rainbow Room.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Is only a view spot, that's all. The food was only brunch, at 1 hour it was all finished.

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vipCSmith (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

The experience was outstanding and superb in every way. Our server, Rafael went above and beyond to make our experience top notch. Because of him and everyone that we encountered there (the buffet stations, the hostesses), we are ready to visit for a second time. Have already highly recommended this experience to most of our friends and colleagues.

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Horne (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Fab experience - great views especially from the bar before eating. Also, 65th Bar beautiful and staff very friendly. Happy to take photies etc...
Service ok, but not over the top.
Only one negative was roomwas a little chilly.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

I have asked to get a table with view and I hade one, it was very nice that you fulfilled my wish. Thank you!

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NVal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Rockefeller Centre, 66 th floor ..having a champagne, eating wonderful things with the main challenge to choose the right Ines, have wonderful atmosphere, live background music and a view over entire manhattan which is so great and only beatable via the one world trade centre view.

We enjoyed second time in 10years. Only go there if you have some something really special, otherwise you start thinking such life is normal!

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Thomas (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

I took my fiancé for Sunday brunch. The room and views were amazing as expected. The selection at the buffet was very good including the ham, crab legs, crepes, and Belgian waffle. The selection from the menu was very good and did not disappoint either. Additionally the live band gave a great ambiance. The only disappointment was the terrible and extremely slow service. The place was not overly crowded. I can understand slow service for an inclusive menu but at least drinks such as water and coffee should not take 30+ minutes to receive. Also with almost all buffets your used dishes are gone by the time you return to your seat. Here, we only had 3 dishes each and after about an hour we had to pile them up. Lastly I would've expected a quick turnaround on the bill but we had to remind the waitress twice. So overall the food and views were wonderful but the service really disappointed.

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vipPass (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Brunch here was the most wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious - bacon, seafood, desserts, crepes- all of it was delicious. The staff was incredibly nice, from the reception hosts at the base of the super fast elevator to our kind and amazing servers, Rafael. He explained everything, shared with us his favorite items on the menu and even brought us a special dessert for our anniversary. He made our morning so special. The room is beautiful- gorgeous views even on and overcast day, decorated in muted gray and crystal touches everywhere. The musical performers were great. The only disappointment was that there was no dancing- that is my misconception, but still, I was looking for to dancing. Please take a moment to dress in something special- seeing folks dining in such a beautiful place dressed in sweats and sneakers was disappointing.

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vipTriBeCaGirl155 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

We arrived on time for brunch on Easter Sunday. We had a 3p reservation for 4 people. We waited over 30 min to be seated. We purchased drinks in the interim but we had to stand with cocktails in hand. Guess what? Last year, we waited over 45 min for seating on Easter Sunday for brunch in the Rainbow Room --even though we had a reservation--- which was booked a month previously. The food is great but the service is aloof and disorganized.

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vipcynthiag (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

It's always a splendid brunch at the Rainbow room. Great for a special occasion or for out of town guests. The view is great and the service and food are stellar. The Bloody Mary is fantastic.

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