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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I've always wanted to visit The Russian Tea Room which I've heard of for many years. Since it was Restaurant Week I decided to do it and I couldn't be happier with the experience. I was a little wary since a couple online reviews complained about portion size and service... They must have gone on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Mireya H
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Brooklyn, New York
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted to visit The Russian Tea Room which I've heard of for many years. Since it was Restaurant Week I decided to do it and I couldn't be happier with the experience. I was a little wary since a couple online reviews complained about portion size and service... They must have gone on a bad day. I requested... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

back in the 80s when i worked in new york city, my friends and i would often sit at one of the front booths (before they were eliminated) and down some blini and vodka. so i always come back when i return to nyc to get a dose of nostalgia. this time i used restaurant week as an excuse. the... More 

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Byron, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wanted to do something special for my daughters 21st B-day trip to NYC. Booked the Tea Room online with my vacation package. It is a bit expensive, but when we arrived we were happy we did it. And after we started eating our meal, WOW, we were blown away. I am a very simple southern lady and don't go for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm biased as i'm of Russian heritage, and had been wanting to visit for years. So iconic, and used in scenes in quite a few New York set movies e.g. Tootsie.. Got a red booth as I requested, and served by waiter in Cossack silk shirt attire. Very professional service. I had caviar tasting entree and beef stroganoff as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice to see vegetarian afternoon tea available, lovely ornate decoration,$50 but nice experience, service was just ok.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I can say I have been to the Russian Tea Room twice. My first and my last time--in one visit! We planned our tea time 6 weeks or more in advance to celebrate a special graduation. The young woman graduate and I regularly enjoy tea on her visits home at a quaint little spot in San Francisco called Lovejoy's. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was New York restaurant week and during this yearly event, we take advantage of the menu prices that are affordable at high-end restaurants in New York City, including the Russian Tea Room. So off I went to the RTR with my BF-Jim and coworker, Regine to sample their 3-course dinner meal for $38 per person. We sat down at... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

I came for a solo lunch during restaurant week. It did not disappoint. The beef stroganoff was delicious. An tea at the Russusn Tea Room? Of course!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place is very overpriced, tend to be overcrowded before the shows and would need some refurbishment. The staff is great and very attentive, their advices are priceless. It's a nice place to get a drink but I wouldn't want to spend too much time in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

It maybe old school but I love this place! The decor is beautiful (don't miss the bear and beautiful farberge style eggs on the 3rd floor.) Definitely takes you to a glamourous by gone era. The food is excellent and of course you must try the borscht!

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Additional Information about The Russian Tea Room

Address: 150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-581-7100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD $41 to $80
Cuisine: International, Russian, Eastern European

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: International, Russian, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, 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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