If you thought getting a table at Per Se was tough, try getting into Rao’s. On second thought, don’t. Rao’s (pronounced “RAY-ohs”) is really a private club without the dues. To eat here, you’ll need a personal invite from one of the heavy hitters who “owns” a table. These CEOs, actors, politicians, news personalities and neighborhood old-timers established a long-standing arrangement with the late, legendary owner Frankie “No” Pellegrino, and that's what ensures a seat at one of the ten tables at the Italian-American icon. In fact, reading this review is probably the closest you’ll get to Rao’s.
Time Out says
- 455 E 114th St
- New York
- Cross street:
- between Pleasant and 1st Aves
- View Website
- Subway: 6 to 116th St
- Average main course: $40. Cash only
- Opening hours:
- Mon–Fri, dinner by reservation only
- Do you own this business?
- Sign in & claim business
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