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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 #2,505 of 11,588 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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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
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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Afternoon tea, and more. Just call in for tea, what a selection it takes ages to decide, then explore. Go down to the restrooms it is like an Aladdin's cave of memorabilia. I could of stayed there for ever. The staff were perfect, the setting was perfect. Romantic and sultry, but also great for friends to rest their weary feet... More

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Vicenza, Italy
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Note: This is a duplicate review...couldn't grit my original review on my account... We had tickets to a concert at Carnegie Hall and decided to have lunch here first. It's a fabulous colorful and elegant old world Russian feel. It reminded me of my visit to Russia years ago. At this point, they must survive now on their history. My... More

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I went with friends, but it would be a great date place. We ate on the first floor-very red and ornate- but asked if we could see the huge glass bear on the second floor. They nicely took us up to see it and what a gorgeous room it is in. I'd love to have dinner in that room. Everything... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had tickets to a concert at Carnegie Hall and decided to have lunch here first. It's a fabulous colorful and elegant old world Russian feel. It reminded me of my visit to Russia years ago. At this point, they must survive now on their history. My husband ordered red borsch which was $20. The borsch was nothing like I... More

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Greensburg, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Russian Tea Room is quite an experience. The decor of the place is superb and very different. It was worth just walking around and seeing the rooms. It is known for famous people eating there and is a hangout for Woody Allen. Naturally the food is Russian in nature and very different. I truly enjoyed the experience.

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