With the recession only getting worse, now a guy doesn't even have anywhere to turn to get a $40 bowl of pasta while taking in the best view of Manhattan. The Rainbow Room has announced that while times are tough, it will close its doors on the restaurant portion of the 65th floor landmark, the Rainbow Grill. Operators of the Rainbow Room, the Cipriani family, told WNBC, "We are currently planning on temporarily closing the Rainbow Grill, which will operate as a bar only...due to the current economic crisis in New York and around the world, on top of an ongoing dispute with our landlord.” The Ciprianis applied for landmark status for the Rainbow Room back in August for fears that their landlord Tishman Speyer could try to transform it into office space. A source connected to the Ciprianis recently was quoted saying that Tishman Speyer has been disgusted with the shabby state of the Rainbow Room since the Ciprianis took over. The historic club that sits on "Top of the Rock" above Rockefeller Center turns 75 this year.