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Caviar Russe

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538 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022 (54 STREET)
E, F trains to 5th avenue, Madison buses.
+1 212-980-5908
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Caviar in the City!

This place is perfect for a romantic (and expensive) meal. Located above Madison Avenue, the people watching is great. The room is small and cozy with a great design element. The caviar, vodka, champagne and wine selections are amazing. Definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
FreeTheGirl315
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is perfect for a romantic (and expensive) meal. Located above Madison Avenue, the people watching is great. The room is small and cozy with a great design element. The caviar, vodka, champagne and wine selections are amazing. Definitely recommend.

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Buckhurst Hill
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant in search of Smoked Salmon & Champagne, but were delighted to top it with caviar and champagne. The service is impeccable & the dining room utterly sumptuous. Very friendly & helpful waiter helped us navigate the extensive menu & choices of caviar, without making us feel awkward (which could have been easy in an upscale... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

From the warm greeting upon entry, to the warm madeleines served as the last course of our meal, Caviar Russe is exemplary. The staff is professional but not stuffy. The menu is sophisticated but not overbearing. And the caviar (we had the signature "distinction" sampling) was the best I've ever had. The atmosphere of this gem of a restaurant is... More 

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New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Being a New Yorker and having dined at the best restaurants in the whole world, this is the by far the worse dining experienced I have ever experienced. The caviar itself is OK, but you can never really go wrong with caviar. It is the atrocious service and the manager's attitude that sets this place apart. We had a mishap... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Champagne riches and caviar dreams. Some of us are old enough to remember live so the rich and famous with Robin Leach. Step into the small and elegant loft-like dining area of Caviar Russe for a taste of elegance. We went there for lunch on the Sunday of our mad dining weekend (the third Michelin starred restaurant we'd been to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We dined as part of my birthday celebration. Restaurant is elegant and intimate. From the moment we entered, we were made to feel special and welcome. We selected the 5 course meal with an additional Caviar (Siberian Sturgeon) course for me. Absolutely one of the top 10 meals I've had in my lifetime. Mind you, our total bill came out... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was our YOLO 10th anniversary indulgence. I love caviar but have never had the really good stuff before and I wanted to develop my palate further. I had the tasting menu with 6 caviar spoons to start and 5 courses, each also including caviar. My spouse had the 5 course tasting menu (sans caviar) and a smaller set of... More 

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florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We started with six different caviars , They were all very very good, accompanied by two glasses of champagne . Our next course was smoked salmon and foie gras with smoked duck that was wonderful. Three desserts and madelaines that were outrageously good. The service was impeccable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Many years ago, one of my favorite restaurants in London's Mayfair had a "raw bar and caviar bar" -- usually being by myself on business I went here whenever I wanted to splurge but wanted to avoid looking out of place dining by myself at a table at a high-end restaurant. I've never found an acceptable duplicate in New York,... More 

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london
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Perhaps not a restaurant that relies on heavy marketing as the dining room seats maybe 30-40 persons. Probably one of those restaurants that you might only learn about by word of mouth and it is on the second floor of a building on Madison Avenue so you would not notice it easily. But with the high quality and standards that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 538 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022
    (54 STREET)
  • Public Transportation: E, F trains to 5th avenue, Madison buses.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-5908

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?