Rainbow Room

★★★★★
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza

    New York, NY 10112

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  • 212-632-5100

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So sad to find out the Rainbow room is closed. In the seventies I would escort a date to the rainbow room after the theater. Always good food and drinks,impeccable service,and a dress code kept out the slobs. Please bring it back with a

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★★★★★

So sad to find out the Rainbow room is closed. In the seventies I would escort a date to the rainbow room after the theater. Always good food and drinks,impeccable service,and a dress code kept out the slobs. Please bring it back with a

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all the negative reviews make me want to return even though they are 3 years old and this place is long shut. I went on a wed night and had outstanding service and 300 dollars later I was full and happy. The filet mignon was like butter

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★★★★★

all the negative reviews make me want to return even though they are 3 years old and this place is long shut. I went on a wed night and had outstanding service and 300 dollars later I was full and happy. The filet mignon was like butter

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If you have a little extra money lying around and want to take the girlfriend or visiting parents to a nice place, Rainbow Grill Restaurant is where you should go! The view is absolutely gorgeous and the food is delicious as well.

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★★★★☆

If you have a little extra money lying around and want to take the girlfriend or visiting parents to a nice place, Rainbow Grill Restaurant is where you should go! The view is absolutely gorgeous and the food is delicious as well.

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So let it be known right now, that you are going to pay a little extra for one of the best views in the city. But between the view and the beautiful art deco accents, who cares. the food and drink are fine too.

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★★★★☆

So let it be known right now, that you are going to pay a little extra for one of the best views in the city. But between the view and the beautiful art deco accents, who cares. the food and drink are fine too.

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Good news for those of you who hate to dress up! The Rainbow Room Grill is no longer enforcing its dress code. I saw jeans, sneakers, and t-shirts. The bar pours a very large glass of wine. It was $15, but easily worth the money

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★★★★★

Good news for those of you who hate to dress up! The Rainbow Room Grill is no longer enforcing its dress code. I saw jeans, sneakers, and t-shirts. The bar pours a very large glass of wine. It was $15, but easily worth the money

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The Rainbow Room has a great view of Manhattan, but that's about it. The service was far from what one would expect at a $$$$ restaurant and the food bland, unimaginative and not worthy of $40-45 entree price. The chicken was dry, the

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★★★★★

The Rainbow Room has a great view of Manhattan, but that's about it. The service was far from what one would expect at a $$$$ restaurant and the food bland, unimaginative and not worthy of $40-45 entree price. The chicken was dry, the

Pros: the view

Cons: food, service

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I have been to the Rainbow room a few times usually around the holidays for a cocktail after we do dinner somewhere else. I've eaten there once, and the food was bad, and the tables were so I felt as if I was eating the food off my knees-

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★★★★★

I have been to the Rainbow room a few times usually around the holidays for a cocktail after we do dinner somewhere else. I've eaten there once, and the food was bad, and the tables were so I felt as if I was eating the food off my knees-

Pros: View

Cons: No place to sit, must check coat, long wait to get up there, low ceilings

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I took my boyfriend there for his 22nd birthday and we had a 3 course lunch. It was prixe fixed of course. My salmon was delicious with lemon grass. I eat a lot of seafood, especially salmon and do i have to say this was one of the best

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I took my boyfriend there for his 22nd birthday and we had a 3 course lunch. It was prixe fixed of course. My salmon was delicious with lemon grass. I eat a lot of seafood, especially salmon and do i have to say this was one of the best

Pros: Great salmon

Cons: Expensive

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Visiting NYC for the second time we dressed up and went to the Rainbow Room. The waiter was ignorant, snobbish and rude. The waiter treated us as if we were more of a problem than paying guests. Drinks were ok but overpriced. The place is

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★★★★★

Visiting NYC for the second time we dressed up and went to the Rainbow Room. The waiter was ignorant, snobbish and rude. The waiter treated us as if we were more of a problem than paying guests. Drinks were ok but overpriced. The place is

Pros: View

Cons: Bad service, overpriced

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My wife and I went there this past weekend and were completely disappointed. Here is what is so sad, this place could be great however they have solely relied upon their past in order to gain notoriety. First, service was horrible. It

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★★★★★

My wife and I went there this past weekend and were completely disappointed. Here is what is so sad, this place could be great however they have solely relied upon their past in order to gain notoriety. First, service was horrible. It

Pros: Nice view of the city

Cons: Loud, slow service, mediocre food

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Great experience! Seafood (colossal shrimp!) and the dessert bar were fabulous. Price is high, but worth it for a special occasion. There are many choices, something for all. Harp music and the view added to the experience. We were in the

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★★★★★

Great experience! Seafood (colossal shrimp!) and the dessert bar were fabulous. Price is high, but worth it for a special occasion. There are many choices, something for all. Harp music and the view added to the experience. We were in the

Pros: Wide array of foods, all yummy to chose from.

Cons: pricey, do not enforce dress code

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Our group of six allotted for 3 hours before our Rockettes show to "enjoy" dinner at The Rainbow Grill. All of us were very excited but were very disappointed by the time we left. First, it took 45 minutes before our watier even took

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★★★★★

Our group of six allotted for 3 hours before our Rockettes show to "enjoy" dinner at The Rainbow Grill. All of us were very excited but were very disappointed by the time we left. First, it took 45 minutes before our watier even took

Pros: view

Cons: bad service, bad food

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I dont understand the negative comments one bit. This place is amazing. Me and me boyfriend went here for a special occasion and it was probably the best moment we've ever had. We were seated almost immediately. Our 2 waiters (one guy, one

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★★★★★

I dont understand the negative comments one bit. This place is amazing. Me and me boyfriend went here for a special occasion and it was probably the best moment we've ever had. We were seated almost immediately. Our 2 waiters (one guy, one

Pros: the athmosphere, the views, service.

Cons: almost none. hard to find parking unless you wanna pay

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This place is really awful. I have been up to Rainbow Grill before for after-work drinks so I knew it was overpriced (you are paying for the view!). We decided to go up for a drink after our Thanksgiving dinner. It was not a peak hour for

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★★★★★

This place is really awful. I have been up to Rainbow Grill before for after-work drinks so I knew it was overpriced (you are paying for the view!). We decided to go up for a drink after our Thanksgiving dinner. It was not a peak hour for

Cons: Too pricey, weak drinks, NO SERVICE, Terrible management of this NY icon

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We recently went to brunch at The Rainbow Room. It was fine. The decor gives a feeling that this was ONCE a very popular and special restaurant. However, it's outdated. The food was okay as well as the service. The view was very nice but

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★★★★★

We recently went to brunch at The Rainbow Room. It was fine. The decor gives a feeling that this was ONCE a very popular and special restaurant. However, it's outdated. The food was okay as well as the service. The view was very nice but

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Went to the Rainbow Room this weekend - I knew going in that it was going to be an overpriced, tacky, overhyped place and I was pretty much spot on. The place was very old fashioned and tacky - it looked like something that would be in a

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★★★★★

Went to the Rainbow Room this weekend - I knew going in that it was going to be an overpriced, tacky, overhyped place and I was pretty much spot on. The place was very old fashioned and tacky - it looked like something that would be in a

Pros: Vast buffet selection, nice view

Cons: Poorly maintained & tacky, very overpriced, parking difficult

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My husband and I and our daughter went to the Rainbow Grill for our 10th anniversary and we went mostly for the view, we already accepted the food and service not to be too great, but, I still wanted to go and it was a way to see our

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★★★★★

My husband and I and our daughter went to the Rainbow Grill for our 10th anniversary and we went mostly for the view, we already accepted the food and service not to be too great, but, I still wanted to go and it was a way to see our

Pros: view

Cons: bad, slow service,food NOT WORTH THE SUPER< SUPER HIGH PRICE

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If you have stupid money to burn, the Rainbow Room is the place for you. The service was good, but the cost of the food is absurd!!! And yes, we knew this going there. The fixed menu is much to be desired at $200 per person, which DOES

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★★★★★

If you have stupid money to burn, the Rainbow Room is the place for you. The service was good, but the cost of the food is absurd!!! And yes, we knew this going there. The fixed menu is much to be desired at $200 per person, which DOES

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we made reservations for the rainbow room six months ago but where seated in the grill....\r
lifeless salad, v8 mascardaing as gazpacho, dry hard bread, overcooked potato sides, mushy colorless vegetable side dishes. Undercooked weepy

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★★★★★

we made reservations for the rainbow room six months ago but where seated in the grill....\r
lifeless salad, v8 mascardaing as gazpacho, dry hard bread, overcooked potato sides, mushy colorless vegetable side dishes. Undercooked weepy

Pros: view if the sky is clear.

Cons: price, neglect, inept chefs, reservations dont mean a thing!

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The rainbow room is absolutely beautiful and elegant. I went for brunch last sunday and was very impressed. The food was all great and fresh as can be, though nothing was incredible. By this I mean that there is so much food, so many

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★★★★★

The rainbow room is absolutely beautiful and elegant. I went for brunch last sunday and was very impressed. The food was all great and fresh as can be, though nothing was incredible. By this I mean that there is so much food, so many

Pros: Food options, service, view

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My wife and I took our first Christmas in New York trip last week and were looking forward to eating at the Rainbow Grill for the famous view it has. I had made a reservation the day before, but when we arrived our name wasn't on the

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My wife and I took our first Christmas in New York trip last week and were looking forward to eating at the Rainbow Grill for the famous view it has. I had made a reservation the day before, but when we arrived our name wasn't on the

Pros: view

Cons: service and if you can't get a window table it's not worth it.

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I recently finished up my first trip to NYC (which was fantastic!) and decided to try the Rainbow Grill based off of reputation and name alone (too bad I didn't know about CitySearch first). \r
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The good: The view; it's fantastic. We

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I recently finished up my first trip to NYC (which was fantastic!) and decided to try the Rainbow Grill based off of reputation and name alone (too bad I didn't know about CitySearch first). \r
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The good: The view; it's fantastic. We

Pros: View!

Cons: Food; Service; Price

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Yes, it's a pricey place, but you are definitely paying for the view. A definite stop to experience all of cliche ny spots.

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★★★★★

Yes, it's a pricey place, but you are definitely paying for the view. A definite stop to experience all of cliche ny spots.

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my husband and i went there for my birthday....... the view was great... but the service sucked. the food was okay, but it took forever to come. the drinks too. everyone was in jeans and t-shirts...... spending 300. on dinner and not

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★★★★★

my husband and i went there for my birthday....... the view was great... but the service sucked. the food was okay, but it took forever to come. the drinks too. everyone was in jeans and t-shirts...... spending 300. on dinner and not

Pros: view

Cons: everything

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The Rainbow Room is touristy but it has alot of class, service is professional. Food is worth the price. I love eating here, the view really is breathtaking.

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★★★★★

The Rainbow Room is touristy but it has alot of class, service is professional. Food is worth the price. I love eating here, the view really is breathtaking.

Pros: Beautiful view, professional staff

Cons: long wait to be seated, crowded

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Overpriced? Yes. Worth the experience? Definitely!\r
The Rainbow Room is a New York establishment of today and yester-year. I can't say the food was better than other NY establishments I've dinned at, but it's all in the presentation

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★★★★★

Overpriced? Yes. Worth the experience? Definitely!\r
The Rainbow Room is a New York establishment of today and yester-year. I can't say the food was better than other NY establishments I've dinned at, but it's all in the presentation

Pros: Location, View, Service

Cons: Value

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The Rainbow Room is beautiful no doubt. The $80 buffet may or may not be worth it. 90% of the people here are sadly tourists, generally discernable by their informal clothing. The seafood is incredibly fresh: oysters, shrimp, lobster,

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★★★★★

The Rainbow Room is beautiful no doubt. The $80 buffet may or may not be worth it. 90% of the people here are sadly tourists, generally discernable by their informal clothing. The seafood is incredibly fresh: oysters, shrimp, lobster,

Pros: Rainbow Room, views, seafood

Cons: Service

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Had made reservations a couple of months ago with my pending NYC trip. Had been there twice before and remembered the view but did not remember the food or service (with me, that means it was either average or good). Read the recent

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★★★★★

Had made reservations a couple of months ago with my pending NYC trip. Had been there twice before and remembered the view but did not remember the food or service (with me, that means it was either average or good). Read the recent

Pros: Excellent views, accomodating and joyful staff, lovely food.

Cons: Dress Code - either enforce it or don't "require" a jacket. Definitely no jeans.

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I would not recommend this place to anyone. The waiters are very rude and nasty, as they are doing you a favor by being there. Another thing half of them don't even speak english, oh yeah and try getting check thats another bridge to

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★★★★★

I would not recommend this place to anyone. The waiters are very rude and nasty, as they are doing you a favor by being there. Another thing half of them don't even speak english, oh yeah and try getting check thats another bridge to

Pros: The View

Cons: The Food, The Service, The Price

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Shame on Cipriani for ruining this fantistic institution. The wait staff were rude and inattentive. Go to Top of the Rock for the view, then eat at the Sea Grill.

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★★★★★

Shame on Cipriani for ruining this fantistic institution. The wait staff were rude and inattentive. Go to Top of the Rock for the view, then eat at the Sea Grill.

Pros: View, Art Deco Masterpiece

Cons: Terrible Service, Mediocre Food, Overpriced

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The view was the best (65 floors up). The service was very good, although the food was mediocre. Know you are paying the price for the view and the service, not the food. It was okay, just not anything special. I would go again if I

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★★★★★

The view was the best (65 floors up). The service was very good, although the food was mediocre. Know you are paying the price for the view and the service, not the food. It was okay, just not anything special. I would go again if I

Pros: The view and it is very romantic as a result

Cons: Food and price

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I had a fabulous time at the rainbow grill...the view was wonderful and the waiter was very informative and actually provided great menu reccomendations. I am not the type of person who likes to rush so I enjoyed the time the waiter gave

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★★★★★

I had a fabulous time at the rainbow grill...the view was wonderful and the waiter was very informative and actually provided great menu reccomendations. I am not the type of person who likes to rush so I enjoyed the time the waiter gave

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$750 to reserve. Took 4 hours to get through the meal. Most of the time spent chasing down the "Captain" Apparently, none of the other waiters can talk...
The view was nice...but for that price, I could've booked a balloon ride...

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★★★★★

$750 to reserve. Took 4 hours to get through the meal. Most of the time spent chasing down the "Captain" Apparently, none of the other waiters can talk...
The view was nice...but for that price, I could've booked a balloon ride...

Pros: View

Cons: Expensive, Slow

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First, we were ignored for 10 minutes after our drink order was taken, sitting with no water, no bread, and no regular order. Questions about the menu were taken as annyoing, and no second bar order was taken the entire time. When we

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★★★★★

First, we were ignored for 10 minutes after our drink order was taken, sitting with no water, no bread, and no regular order. Questions about the menu were taken as annyoing, and no second bar order was taken the entire time. When we

Pros: view

Cons: service, overpriced, everything but view

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Went to RR first time for brunch. Service great, food awesome, view divine. Used to go to Plaza for brunch, but now that they've closed, I'll be going to RR. Spread at RR is not quite as comprehensive as the Plaza, but what they DID

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★★★★★

Went to RR first time for brunch. Service great, food awesome, view divine. Used to go to Plaza for brunch, but now that they've closed, I'll be going to RR. Spread at RR is not quite as comprehensive as the Plaza, but what they DID

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: bill/tipping policy

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Lets start by saying reservation mean nothing.... Humm?? Many people in the dining area in jeans and no jackets??? What happened to the strict policy? We were there for our Anniversary - very disappointing. They are understaffed, drinks

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★★★★★

Lets start by saying reservation mean nothing.... Humm?? Many people in the dining area in jeans and no jackets??? What happened to the strict policy? We were there for our Anniversary - very disappointing. They are understaffed, drinks

Pros: View

Cons: Bland Food, Poor Service

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We made a reservation a month and a half using their Open Table reservation service. Confirmed with a credit card, chose the time, received confirmation, etc. We then planned our evening around the dinner. Three days before, and right

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★★★★★

We made a reservation a month and a half using their Open Table reservation service. Confirmed with a credit card, chose the time, received confirmation, etc. We then planned our evening around the dinner. Three days before, and right

Cons: reservations

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The restaurant had the feel of a passed era. The decor, the history, the food, the views, it was all there. The only thing missing was the service! I would think that if I was at THE Rainbow Room, I was going to enjoy every aspect of my

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★★★★★

The restaurant had the feel of a passed era. The decor, the history, the food, the views, it was all there. The only thing missing was the service! I would think that if I was at THE Rainbow Room, I was going to enjoy every aspect of my

Pros: Food, Views, Decor

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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A month ago I celebrated my 25th Birthday at Rainbow Room. We all went for Sunday brunch. The wait staff is terrible. They were very rude and snotty. It is very sad that a restaurant with such great view has to be such a disappointment.

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★★★★★

A month ago I celebrated my 25th Birthday at Rainbow Room. We all went for Sunday brunch. The wait staff is terrible. They were very rude and snotty. It is very sad that a restaurant with such great view has to be such a disappointment.

Cons: rude staff

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Very disappointed at the lack of customer service associated with such an accredited name. From the managers down to the staff. Downright sad!

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★★★★★

Very disappointed at the lack of customer service associated with such an accredited name. From the managers down to the staff. Downright sad!

Pros: Location

Cons: POOR Customer Service, Incompetent, Poor Service

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This is one of the most famous restaurants in NYC, so on a recent trip I made reservations for two. We arrived early and got to take in the great view and snap a couple of pictures before we were seated. The service was so poor, our

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★★★★★

This is one of the most famous restaurants in NYC, so on a recent trip I made reservations for two. We arrived early and got to take in the great view and snap a couple of pictures before we were seated. The service was so poor, our

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We had a 1:30 lunch reservation.It was a 10 min. wait to be seated.The noise level was deafening,staff was sterile &aloof,prices outrageous for lunch/lack of quality.Food delivered & server turned heel and left without a word.Upon leaving

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★★★★★

We had a 1:30 lunch reservation.It was a 10 min. wait to be seated.The noise level was deafening,staff was sterile &aloof,prices outrageous for lunch/lack of quality.Food delivered & server turned heel and left without a word.Upon leaving

Cons: , Expensive, Neglectful staff

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After reading reviews, I thought this place would have mediocre to poor quality food. I was wrong. The food was actually quite delicious. The view and atmosphere contributed to the fine dining to be expected at this elegant eatery.

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★★★★★

After reading reviews, I thought this place would have mediocre to poor quality food. I was wrong. The food was actually quite delicious. The view and atmosphere contributed to the fine dining to be expected at this elegant eatery.

Pros: Atmosphere & Lighting, City View(65th Floor), Decor

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Never in my life have I had such bad service. Despite the expensive drinks ($18 Baily's Irish Cream, $14 for Vodka Cranberry), the waiters act and look like they were taken off the streets and thrown into uniforms. One waiter came by and

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★★★★★

Never in my life have I had such bad service. Despite the expensive drinks ($18 Baily's Irish Cream, $14 for Vodka Cranberry), the waiters act and look like they were taken off the streets and thrown into uniforms. One waiter came by and

Pros: Great view, Nice background music

Cons: , Horrible service

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The rainbow room, with its jackets required policy, is really a thrwback to the days when having a fun night on the town meant DANCING. There are some real characters on the dance floor at the Rainbow room, and just watching them dance to

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★★★★★

The rainbow room, with its jackets required policy, is really a thrwback to the days when having a fun night on the town meant DANCING. There are some real characters on the dance floor at the Rainbow room, and just watching them dance to

Pros: Views, Dancing, Live Band

Cons: Costly, Snooty, Crowded

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TERRIBLE We made a 10:00reservation and were seated at 10:40.We had to wait until the matre de finished fighting with people who decided to leave because of the awful service (we were told to 'hold on' while the maitre di talked back to

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★★★★★

TERRIBLE We made a 10:00reservation and were seated at 10:40.We had to wait until the matre de finished fighting with people who decided to leave because of the awful service (we were told to 'hold on' while the maitre di talked back to

Pros: nothing, nada, zip

Cons: staff, food, ambiance

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Food here was terrible! I can do better at home! $40 for dry tasteless food! BLECH- just go for the view and drinks

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★★★★★

Food here was terrible! I can do better at home! $40 for dry tasteless food! BLECH- just go for the view and drinks

Cons: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD

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The highlight of the sprawling space is the Rainbow Room itself, a stunning gold- and silver-draped ballroom situated around a slowly revolving dance floor. When couples take to the floor to the music of the 12-piece big…

 

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