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The Russian Tea Room

150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 581-7100
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Ranked #2,537 of 11,690 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Transit: N, Q, R to 57th Street/7th Avenue F to 57th Street B, D, E to 7th Avenue/53rd Street 1, 2, A, B, C, D to Columbus Circle
Description: Opulent and grand, The Russian Tea Room in New York offers elegant fine dining in sophisticated surroundings. Superb continental cuisine with Russian fare is the key focus at the exquisite Russian Tea Room. The elegant interior features bold red leather banquettes and Art Deco design. Full of character, Russian Tea Room has been a cultural hub in New York for over 80 years, after the members of the Russian Imperial Ballet founded the restaurant in 1927. Full of delicious classics, the menu includes signature dishes like beef stroganoff, poached lobster salad or chicken kiev with caramelized wild rice. High Tea at The Russian Tea Room includes sandwiches and blinis along with cupcakes, seasonal scones and petits fours. A fine selection of loose leaf teas will complement the high tea, with the optional accompaniment of champagne. Close to New York's Carnegie Hall, the vibrant tradition of the Russian Tea Room legacy is still alive to this day.
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The decor is opulent and it is full of New York City history. My son had been there with a groupon to have a vodka flyte and caviar. He was so impressed that for his birthday he wanted to come for a meal. He had a Kobe sampler with two kinds of beef served with truffle mash potatoes . We... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went for breakfast here (my choice) and I really enjoyed the experience. There is a good range of breakfast food choices (with both Russian and more familiar options) and an array of beverages. Personally I was there for the decor, atmosphere and history however and was not disappointed. Staff were helpful, polite and welcoming. I would... More

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Canberra, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

As an Australian 70s movie buff I was first introduced to the Russian Tea Room through the Woody Allen film Manhattan so it was inevitable that actually going there would be a bit of a letdown. The sumptuous decor did not disappoint, nor did the attentive waiters, but the food itself was somewhat less than anticipated. We all enjoyed our... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I had heard great things about The Russian Tea Room before going to New York, so I was looking forward to the experience. On arrival, the place looked great, very opulently decorated, service was good. And then the food arrived. It was nicely presented, but each of our dishes (there were 3 of us) were over cooked and pretty tasteless.... More

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

After 2.5 hours of sitting in cramped, old, tiny seats watching" The Last Ship", in the Theater District, we had reservations at the Russian Tea Room. We entered and were greeted by a pleasant young hostess, who immediately took us into the elaborately decorated Russian Tea Room. It's quite a sight after sitting in the cramped Eugene O'Neill Broadway Theater.... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I am of Polish derivation with a grandmother who always cooked traditional Polish/sometimes Russian foods so I was really looking forward to the meal based on the menu. The Borscht was good but I found it a tad sweet for my taste. I had another appetizer, a blintzi with cabbage and rather sweet (again cinammony apples. I found it a... More

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Knysna, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My friend and I chose to have brunch at the Russian Tea Room to kick off our "reunion weekend in New York" after having lived here in the mid 90's. Revisiting this New York Landmark after so many years brought back wonderful memories, and even though it looked a bit different from our last visit (due to the huge renovation... More

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Denver, CO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Had a business breakfast at the Russian Tea Room for the first time in many years. For the first 30 minutes we were the only ones in the place and when we left we reduced the customer volume by 50%. In hindsight this could be predicted by my experience. It's a landmark with a lot of history, but it's become... More

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Seattle, Wa
19 reviews 19 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There's nothing like classic high tea in the afternoon after a day of sightseeing in NYC. Enjoy Russian caviar, a selection of sandwiches, scones, rich chocolates and other sweet delights while sipping tea in the comfort of plush red leather booths with great service by attentive waiters. Located on the northeast side of Carnegie Hall (look for the red awning... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were walking the streets looking for anything really and came across this. We looked at the menu outside and decided it looked different from what we had been eating on our tour of New York thus far and at reasonable prices. Once we entered restaurant it really did have the wow factor. As we were dressed somewhat touristy we... More

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Additional Information about The Russian Tea Room

Address: 150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 581-7100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European

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