Rainbow Room’s Chefs Will Mine 75 Years of Menus for Relaunch

All the colors are coming back.
All the colors are coming back. Photo: Patrick McMullan

“In more recent years, the Rainbow Room leaned more toward Italian fare, and the place had a sort of Euro flair; we don’t disregard that, but want to bring in more of a sense of American tradition and specifically New York tradition. […] In terms of connecting to the past, we have a whole library of the restaurant’s history — all the old menus, ‘side order of chicken livers for 40 cents,’ that sort of thing. Some of that doesn’t play in our current time.” — Don’t expect to see cheapo chicken livers on the menu when the Rainbow Room reopens next fall, says Elizabeth Blau. A nice chicken terrine? Maybe. [Culintro, Earlier]