Enjoy Love (or Brunch) in All Colors on Valentine’s Day at NYC’s Rainbow Room

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The iconic sky-high restaurant is serving up a surprisingly reasonably priced yet swanky Valentine’s Day dinner

There's nothing low-key about these Valentine's Day plans.

New York City’s iconic Rainbow Room and Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room are the perfect places to splurge if you’re looking to go big this Valentine’s Day.

With so many restaurants hiking up prix fixe prices, this is actually kind of a steal in terms of pricing for two people while going heavy on the luxury.

After you pass through the mandatory coat check and swiftly make your way to an elevator that’s been pre-called for you, you’ll enter the main room with sweeping views of the city that even natives can’t scoff at. The Brian Newman Quintet will be performing live — and in old-school style — from 7 to 9 p.m. on both Feb. 13 and 14.

The prix fixe menu for two will be served in both The Gallery Bar and Bar SixtyFive ($120). The first course is a grilled fig salad made with ricotta, herbs, and heritage beets on sourdough. The second course is an artichoke risotto made with caramelized onions and Nasturtium. Third is a dry-aged, maple-braised New York Strip steak and Diver scallops for two served with parsnip and watercress; for dessert, you’ll share a Cloud 9 chocolate sponge cake made with raspberry compote and served on a cloud of cotton candy.

If you’re more of the brunching type, stop into the Rainbow Room on Sundays (well, don’t just stop in, a reservation is required in advance) for the same ambiance and treatment. On offer will be a giant buffet of shellfish, fresh-made crêpes, a bacon bar, a parfait station, and a whole section just for dessert — that’s all in addition to unlimited access to the à la carte menu with a variety of fish, meat, and pasta entrées as well as an entire section full of Benedict possibilities.

 

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