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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 #2,558 of 11,595 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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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Hervey Bay, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The restaurant lives up to its reputation. It opened in 1927, by former members of the Russian Imperial Ballet, and has all the colour and charm of yesteryear. We went there because of its reputation of being a famous New York restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a night booked at the Theatre through Telecharge and you can... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I like to go to upscale restaurants every once in a while, but I don't always dress up. There are basically two types of restaurants: the ones that strive to provide excellent service no matter who you are (or appear to be), and the ones where the staff quickly judges you based on your appearance (and maybe your orders) and... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Booked for pre theatre dinner and it didn't fail to live up to expectations. Not cheap but for special occasion well worth the expense.

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Sarasota, Florida
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235 reviews 235 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Took kids (ages 11 and 14) for brunch. Definitely an "adult" menu but items that kids can enjoy. The service was staunch but professional. No smiles from these servers but I believe it's cultural. The eggs were tasty and fresh. Bacon cooked perfectly. The potatoes were bland and tasteless. Add salt made them like salted cardboard. Nice experience especially for... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The decor is amazing....like travelling to a different time. Good for tradition and decor....food is only average. Living off of an old name and tradition.

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Annan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Pricey menu. Different.Just went in for look at gift shop- expensive! Stairway could do with good clean!!

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manchester, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The food was wonderful for those who chose wisely. My younger son chose the rib eye steak, which was gristly and a bit disappointing, but my salmon in pastry, my husbands Kobe beef and older son's veal were all fabulous. Service was mostly excellent. One waiter didn't seem to communicate or understand English very well, but the others were all... More

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Birmingham UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We enjoyed a champagne breakfast and dinner at this amazingly opulent restuarant. The service was excellent and the food first class. Yes it's a bit more expensive but worth every penny

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Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Every great city has offerings of afternoon tea, served in wonderful hotels old or otherwise, or in twee little tea shops! Most of them have their own take on the traditional afternoon tea. New York is no different with its Russian Tea Room. It is however, in a class of it's own. To say the decor was opulent would be... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Russian Tea Room from the outside looks like any other restaurant but once inside you step back in time to how you imagine Old Russia to be...we ordered tea from the very varied tea menu and it was delicious..we didn't eat anything as we were still full from lunch. When you go downstairs to the restrooms you are greeted... More

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