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150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-581-7100
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Ranked #2,665 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European, Continental
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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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Douglaston, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went for high tea as we do once a year . The room was exquisite . Awesome art on the walls .Generally the tea is done in the ,kitchen .Here they had the bag in the Pot and when refilling put hot water in . That's not how to serve it!!! A new pot should be brought with fresh... More 

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chicago area
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a tourist treat and a place to say you've been to...it's expensive, to be sure ($10 for "tea service" -- pot of tea and three cookies) but the atmosphere is worth the view. we were there mid-afternoon, when the place was near empty, yet the service was pleasant and impeccable. Would I go back? No. Would I suggest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been coming to the Russian tea room since 1987's and I have seen many ups and downs. Well, you better catch the wave as I'm glad to inform you that the Russian tea room is back to perfection! They are open for almost any hour/occasion: breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner, after theatre, etc. The caviar selection is fantastic and... More 

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Belleville, NJ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Came here for a birthday girls' night out and absolutely loved it. The place is BEAUTIFUL and service very attentive. I was the only actual Russian person in our group but we are all familiar with authentic Russian food - we were all extremely happy with the food. The 4 of us ordered appies for the table - Caviar Tasting,... More 

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Sydney Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped off at the Russian Tea Rooms after a long day of sightseeing in NY. We were tired & hungry but my adult daughters wanted to visit as it was on their Gossip Girl hit list. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing & the service was impeccable. The best Stroganoff & beef cheeks ever. The waiter was... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We wanted to experience the famous Russian Tea Room, the place is very interesting (all the floors too), but for the price the food was just ok. Pros: we were able to make reservations so we didn't have to wait. The atmosphere was very cool. And that was the first Russian restaurant we visited. Cons; my husbands steak was small... More 

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Senior Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Interesting decor but that's about it. Went for dinner with a large group of work colleagues/ mid week. Place was nearly empty. Expected more from the setting and location. Distinctly average food. Cocktails were terrible. But I guess it's a matter of taste... In all fairness it's a Russian food restaurant and that what we got.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well worth the visit. We went for brunch and it was perfectly lovely! Good food, unique ambiance and good service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a unique restaurant with a decoration of art and craft pieces related to Russia. It really is a nice setting. Did not have the chance to evaluate the menu thoroughly as the plates are very unique to a different region of the world, but I would say it is a nice visit for a different restaurant experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We can now say we've been to the Russian Tea Room. That said, my overall assessment is that it is a bit tired, overpriced and just average.

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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>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European, Continental

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