I first heard of Rao's when my wife came home with a bottle of their marinara sauce ...which is, for us, as good as sauce from a bottle gets. In fact, we like it so much that we rarely bother with home-made sauce any more.
Based on the quality of the sauce I bought my wife the Rao's cook book and we have really liked every recipe we've tried. So, I was curious to know if their claims about their restaurant were true.
It's nice to know that the food is good, the event an "experience" and that it is not in a bad neighborhood. I hope we can try it one day ...but alas, I am the most famous person we know and I haven't any connections.