The Rainbow Room, New York City
The Rainbow Room is one of those MUST DO New York experiences. It'll set you back a small fortune but will be a drink you'll remember for the rest of your life.
View is half of what you'll see from Top of The Rock (you can't see Central Park) so do TOTR by day and this in the evening. I suggest coming about 45mins before sunset for two important reasons.
Firstly the bar seems to fill up drastically after dark so you'll either be waiting to be seated or won't get a table next to a window.
Secondly watching the sun set on Manhattan from this place is unbelievable. Whole city turned blue before the lights of sky scrapers start flickering on and you find out what colour the top of The Empire State is for another night.
Waiters are polished but a little robotic. As expected, 15 percent was added automatically to the cheque, but the cheeky feeckers then left a space for an additional Captains Tip !!!
Drinks start at about $17 each - but more than worth it for the view.
Dress Code: Website states a clear dress code of no jeans, t-shirts or sneakers. It also suggests jackets for men.
When I emailed them about opening times, they replied with the very specific dress code tagged on the bottom.
When we rang on the day we went they AGAIN told us about the dress code.
Then when we turn up half the tables are dressed in Levis and Reeboks.
As Victor Meldrew would say I DONT BELIEVE IT !!!!!
AMERICAN BUSINESSES THAT STATE A DRESS CODE ARE ALL FULL OF B.S. AND IN REALITY WILL LET ANYONE IN WITH A WALLET.
The Rainbow Room is the ultimate Manhattan cocktail lounge, with a spectacular view over the NY skyline at night, including the Empire State Building. It is something of an institution in NY, and celebrated its 70th anniversary this year. There is live music from 7pm to 1am.
A 3-course meal will cost you a minimum of $150 per person, plus tax. I stuck to the cocktails: manhattans, naturally.
The bathrooms alone are so luxurious that they are not to be missed. There is a barber shop, shoe-shine, valet service in the men's room.
Combine a visit to the Rainbow Room with a ride in a stretch limo to the Met, for a really memorable night on the town.
Dress Code: "Black tie preferred. Dark suit is acceptable".. I wore a tuxedo. This is a very classy joint!
This picture was taken outside the NBC studios Rainbow room on 49th street. The cast from SNL was coming out and we got their pictures. They posed with some people and gave autographs also.
they were all very nice.
Kenan came out with the rest of the cast of SNL outside the Rainbow Room at NBC studios and Rockefeller center on 49th street.
he was very nice and posed for pictures