Last we heard, the menu at the newly revamped Rainbow Room was going to "pay homage to the history of the Rainbow Room," and include oysters. Now, with only six days days to opening, the restaurant reveals the full menu that will be available on Monday evenings, the only dinner slot open to the public. The overall concept from chef Jonathan Wright is an American menu with local ingredients. Dishes include scallops baked in the shell, lobster potpie with black truffles, short rib pot roast, beef wellington, roast duck, and baked Alaska. As for those oysters, at least some of them will be served, fittingly, as oysters Rockefeller. The prix fixe dinner menu includes three courses and "starts at at $175 per person and will vary based on entertainment," says the website (that's actually the same amount the restaurant charged back in 2009). That entertainment, on the first night, will be The Roots. The restaurant will also be open for Sunday brunch, but there's no word yet on that menu other than that it will $95 not including booze or gratuity.
Meanwhile, the beverages available at the restaurant's new cocktail lounge SixtyFive are divided into two categories: A classic list ("our homage to past favorites") like a 1915 G&T and a proper negroni. On the contemporary list ("a celebration of our history and the future") there are drinks like a Gotham mule with apple infused vodka and ginger beer. By our count, the cheapest drink on the entire menu is a pour of Fernet Branca for $14.
Rainbow Room Dinner and Dancing Menu