FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES RACINES NY HAVE A DRESS CODE?
Short Answer: Nope.
Long Answer: If you’re thinking about what to wear, “smart casual” best describes the vibe. We reserve the right to change the short answer if you are wearing something obviously offensive.
FRIENDS OF MINE HAVE PLANS TO DINE AT RACINES NY. CAN I SEND THEM A BOTTLE OF WINE OR PAY FOR THEIR MEAL?
Short Answer: We are happy to help you treat your friends to a bottle of wine or all or part of their meal.
Long Answer: Click here to download our Credit Card Authorization Form. Please read it carefully and provide answers to all of the information required so we can pull this off exactly the way you want us to. Note that we require identification and proof of possession of the payment method provided. Forms received without this required information will not be processed. We are not able to accommodate same-day requests received after 4:00pm.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
Short Answer: Of course!
Long Answer: Just know that we don’t offer a kids’ menu, per se. We hope they’ll be excited to try our food as is—just imagine getting them to eat their veggies without a fight! We’re also happy to simplify some of our dishes to make them more kid-friendly. And we can also always fire off a basic pasta.
I’VE GOT A SICK BOTTLE OF WINE AT HOME THAT I’D LIKE TO DRINK WITH DINNER AT RACINES NY. CAN I BRING IT?
Short Answer: Every Monday we cordially invite you to BYO wine without any corkage fee. See the long answer for the rest of the week.
Long Answer: If it isn’t Monday, we’re happy to open your own wine for you, but there’s a catch: For each bottle you purchase off of our Wine List, we will waive one corkage fee (we respectfully ask that you to reward our staff for their service, regardless of the day of the week but especially on Mondays). Otherwise, we’re happy to rent you glassware for $50 per bottle of your own wine that we serve you. Oh, and please know that we have to open it for you—unfortunately we cannot open a bottle that happens to also be offered on our list, and we cannot allow self-service.
WE’RE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY! YAY! CAN YOU BAKE US A CAKE?
Short Answer: Well, that’s not something we currently offer. But we’ve always got candles to mark the occasion!
Long Answer: If you want to go the extra mile, you can pre-select one of our desserts by contacting us in advance (or in a clandestine side-bar with your Server) and we will surprise the honoree with it when it’s time. Otherwise, you can just let them order what they want for dessert and we’ll stick a candle in it. Another option: For a $15 per person plating fee, you may bring a special cake from outside the restaurant, and we will present it, cut it and serve each plate with an appropriate scoop of our ice cream or sorbet.
I’D LIKE TO BRING A LARGER GROUP TO RACINES NY. CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?
Short Answer: Bring it! You book it, we’ll cook it.
Long Answer: For groups of 7 or more guests, group dining options are available including prix-fixe options and Chef’s Tasting Menus with optional Wine Pairings. We can also accommodate a full-restaurant buyout for groups of up to 65 guests for reception-style events, or 48 guests for a seated dinners, luncheons, or tastings. Racines NY is fitting for all types of events from corporate parties to wedding showers & rehearsal dinners to big birthday & anniversary celebrations to tour groups visiting New York City.