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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 #2,665 of 11,664 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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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Aubel, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I wanted to try the Russian tea room restaurant but did not have enough time to go to dinner there so my husband and I went there for lunch. A little bit expensive for lunch but worth it. Just don't go there everyday.ha ha ha.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is very elegant & comes with topnotch service. We were treated like we were royalty, and the place is ornately decorated, adding to the whole 'royalty' experience! The food was absolutely delicious, & you MUST try the Russian toast (like a French toast but better). It has walnuts in it & is served with maple syrup & whipped... More

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Pound Ridge, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Recollections of the times when my mother would take my brother & myself for tea after a day of NYC shopping . At the time, we were much too young to understand the history and elegance of yet another cultural experience . At age five, I enjoyed the chilled cucumber soup and following mom's orders to eat like a lady!... More

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Oviedo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We went there for breakfast & spent $35 for 2 of us. Food was OK-nothing spectacular, but the ambiance was great. I`ve read about the place for years in books, & it didn`t disappoint. Glad I went.

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sacramento
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Your buying the atmosphere, prix fixe menu decent value, service is adequate, would return for tea service

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A wonderful breakfast in such a cultural experience. I really enjoyed the tea sweetened with the cherries.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were hurrying to a meeting, and passed the Russian Tea Room, noticing a sign they had breakfast. so, we stopped, and what a pleasant surprise. The oatmeal with caramelized bananas was the best oatmeal I have ever had anywhere. Not surprisingly, the tea was outstanding as well. Most of you probably know how elegant the restaurant is, and a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were fortunate to secure a reservation here during Restaurant Week and took advantage of the $38 three course dinner special. It was a very special dining experience in an historic NYC setting. The restricted menu still included what must be some of the most-favoured dishes on the a la carte menu and were well-presented. Wine and drink prices tended... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I tool my mother to the Russian Tea Room for her 65th birthday on a trip to NYC. She was excited, but my wife and I were cautious as we thought it may be touristy. I can say without question this was an experience that none of us will ever forget. The room itself is a site... More

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Reston, VA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This a meal to remember. We all ended up having the same thing (Chicken Kiev) because we saw the dish at the next table, and it didn't disappoint! Sasha was very knowledgeable about the food and the vodka on the menu. A bit pricey but the food and service are worth every penny!

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