Dine Like It's the 1930s at the Famous Rainbow Room

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The iconic restaurant first opened its doors in 1934.

The Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Center has been a hot spot for parties, celebrations, and entertainment since opening its doors in 1934. In fact, by 1937 it was dubbed one of the most prestigious venues in New York City by the New York Evening Journal. "So great is the room's prestige," they wrote, "that ace performer will work there for much less than salaries they command elsewhere."


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So, to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the iconic drinking, dining, and dancing destination, the Rainbow Room will host a 1934 inspired Sunday Supper Club series kicking off March 15. At these family-style dinners, guests will be treated to an authentic, throwback menu designed by chef Mat Woolf with the help of a food historian and archived menus. 


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Diners can expect prohibition-era cocktails like the 1934 Peach Punch with Ciroc VS Cognac, Appleton Reserve Rum, Giffard Crème de Peche, Lemon Juice and Peach Extract. And you'll get to chow down on classics like lobster Newberg, crab ravigotte, roast prime rib a jus and cherries jubilee. Chef and members of the culinary team will join the communal table to share the historical significance behind each dish at this unique dining experience of decades past.


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This will be an extravagant, three-hour dining experience that allows guests to learn about and taste classic dishes in one of New York's most premier and legendary venues. A special 34 cent cocktail will also be available as a nod to 1930's pricing and the year that Rainbow Room opened (aptly one year after prohibition ended).


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The Sunday Supper Club will take place on March 15, March 22, April 5, April 19 and April 26 with a 5 p.m. arrival and 5:30 p.m. seat dinner. It will cost $85 per person, plus the cost of alcohol and tickets are available online. And needless to say, you should dress in your Sunday best.