Should we go to Rae?
We're taking the train up to NY to see a matinee next month. Unfortunately, we won't be able to stay in town for dinner, but we thought it would be a good opportunity to try Rae since we'll be back at 30th St when we come home.
I looked at the menu online and it looks interesting (and a bit pricy). Is it worth a visit?
Rae is in disarray right now. They are currently looking for a new general manager so there isn't a single person on the floor each night supervising service and holding staff accountable. I also have heard that Daniel Stern is looking to re-vamp/re-conceptualize the restaurant because it is not performing as expected.
It depends on what you get. I had the $180 porterhouse for 2 a couple of weeks ago and it was terrible. I'd rather take 5 of any steak from the Capital Grille for $180 than what they served us at Rae. The short ribs at Rae are really good though. I was not a fan of the rabbit nachos but the black truffle pizza was a great appie. I would try it for yourself but order in a way that won't upset you too much if its not good....skip the steaks.
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