NYC's Iconic Rainbow Room Reopening in 2014
By Kelly Dobkin
September 17, 2013
Guess who's back? Rumors that New York's iconic Rainbow Room will be reopening in 2014 are true - the historic landmark, tourist destination and restaurant space atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Rockefeller Center - will reopen to the public in the fall of next year.
The team from Tishman Speyer, which operates Rockefeller Center, will oversee the Rainbow Room and run the day-to-day operations. An executive chef and GM have not yet been chosen for the project, but restaurant development group Blau + Associates will oversee the reopening. The space will be run as a combination catered event space and restaurant open to the public. The outdoor terrace on the 65th floor, previously unusued, will be connected to the interior space to create a bar/lounge open most days of the week serving cocktails and a bar menu.
The Rainbow Room will serve as a private events and group dining space five days a week, with catered menu options. The room will operate as a restaurant for Sunday brunch and dinner "at least one night a week," according to a press statement. The final schedule will be contigent on the chef and GM that comes on board. Restaurant dining will definitely be offered on major holidays and occasional live entertainment can be expected.
Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.