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The Russian Tea Room

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150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
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
+1 212-581-7100
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opulent and grand, The Russian Tea Room in New York offers elegant fine...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great landmark in NYC

Good food in a very different place. Unique decoration, good service, with friendly and professional staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Miami, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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283 reviews 283 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The Russian Tea Rom is quite an iconic fixture in NYC and has been through its ups and downs. This is my second time here and I must say it is sadly going downhilll. I know it was shut down for a while and then resurrected but alas, it is just not the same anymore. The last time I was... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Atended High Tea with group of friends and surprised (given reviews) to find it almost empty! Champagne was lovely but the service poor, given there were fewer than 10 people in the place. We had High tea and I seriously thought that the cakes were packet! and stale!! Tea bag ??? for a high tea....disgusting (where are the tea leaves??)... More 

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Portland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I was last at the Russian Tearoom about 20 years ago. It was wonderful then and it is still wonderful now. We had dinner at the RTR on Saturday night and the decor was the same over the top opulence, Christmas ornaments and all. The food and drinks were delicious. We all had the prix fix dinner options and while... More 

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Abilene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic place to celebrate and enjoy slow food and drink! Ambience, art, waitstaff, food, tea, champagne--and no one rushing the experience. We loved every minute spent enjoying High Tea and I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes a leisurely, intimate meal with friends and family. Well worth the money.

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Miami, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good food in a very different place. Unique decoration, good service, with friendly and professional staff.

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Palm Springs
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48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

The last time I was here was before it closed, sold to new owners and now reopened with new owners. i really was disappointed in the "new" RTR. The drinks are at best average. The food is average and I am upset that the place has been remodeled "cheap" like Xmas tree balls for ornaments. What happened to the RTR... More 

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lisburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A good menu, well served, a nice atmosphere. Had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Will return

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have read/heard so much about the Russian Tea Room from both fiction and movies. It is a beautiful place to have dinner or just the tea service. We used a Groupon Coupon for the diner and the food was excellent and attractively presented. The service was professional, attentive, and friendly without being intrusive. It was a chance to dress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Lunch at the Russian Tea Room was fantastic. The food was very good. I was actually surprised. The ambience is over the top, but that made it enjoyable for the out of town guests. The beef stroganoff was very good and a huge serving. Could easily be shared. I would definitely take visitors here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've started doing the afternoon tea around the city...this was the first time I've been to Russian tea room for their afternoon tea service. Apparently, I wasn't the only one with the idea...friends, father and daughter (sweet!), couples, families....What a lovely scene! We really enjoyed the unhurried service ...and we're so full we had to take the sweets (scones and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Continental, Russian, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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