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Apr 4, 2002 06:13 PM


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Anyone have any suggestions how I can get a reservation at RAO'S?


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  1. fuhgetaboutit!!!

    4 Replies
    1. re: LittlePussy

      P.S. You might want to try Baldoria on W49th Street.
      Owned by the Rao's family.

      1. re: LittlePussy

        Don't recommend it. Baldoria's was expensive and the food was terrible. Atmosphere was also horrible, a jukebox emits neon lights and noise.

        1. re: Eva L.

          If you really want to go badly (having been there once, my view is that the food is quite good, but not worth jumping through hoops through) and have no connection, call or just go up on some terribly stormy night when the "beautiful people" don't go out.

        2. re: LittlePussy

          baldoria sucks, except for the roasted peppers which are the same at Rao's. LittlePussy I like the fuhgetaboutit!! response,, that says it all i think..... Jordan you can become a famous movie star or marry $5000 just for a table not including food at various auctions for charity. As someone else said you can call a year ahead and they will tell you they are booked.. Ive been there several times, had a great time, food was good but not gourmet, juke box is great.
          The Jarred sauce is not made at Rao's and is nowhere as good as Rao's. Its commerical sauce made in NJ, i forget the company, i'll update when i remember who makes it.

      2. s

        Only if you know frankie pellegrino or knew Ann .
        I been there twice and belive me its the real deal.
        its not about food, its about Power and access.
        I was there thru the clout of Magazines and got to know Frankie.
        so fuggetdaboutit.... its gonna take at least 6 months. maybe...
        besides, who are you and what do you do?. this is not about food. guy.
        I may be nobody but I had a great time drinking martinis and seeing all the mistresses...

        1. Getting a reservation at Rao's?


          It's a big joke! You could call a year ahead of time and not get one. It's all in who you know. The tables are all spoken for.

          1. I see that they sell the bottled tom. sauce and stuff with the RAO'S name on it.

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            1. re: Dana K.

              yeah you can get that at your local grocery store.

            2. how much can you afford to go? it is not a cheap ordeal...howw many people?