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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
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The restaurant has a lot of history, one of the oldest in NYC and it has an OTT elaborate decor. And during a cold February Restaurant week we decided to give it a try....service got off to a very slow start..... the table next to us received menus and drinks before we were even asked if w wanted... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Zurich, Switzerland
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368 reviews 368 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a lot of history, one of the oldest in NYC and it has an OTT elaborate decor. And during a cold February Restaurant week we decided to give it a try....service got off to a very slow start..... the table next to us received menus and drinks before we were even asked if w wanted drinks -... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Russian Tea Room has gone through many phases. Right now it seems to be comfortable with creating a charming atmosphere for dining and providing some Russian-oriented cuisine (with vodka to match). The decor harkens back to pre-revolutionary Russia, with polished samovars, firebirds, etc. We were seated in a plush banquette which allowed us to take in the theater of... More 

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Melbourne
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We "fell" upon this restaurant. We happened to walk back to our hotel after sightseeing for the day. Saw it opened, went into have a look - and stayed for dinner. I am fussy with my lamb and I have to say it was the best lamb I have ever eaten. Pomegranate Lamb. The atmosphere, architecture, service and design was... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

For a birthday treat this place takes you back in time to a student era. It's beauty makes you imagine your in some old movie. Cocktails were delicious..the menu is small for vegetarian but worth a visit.

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Perth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We went to the Russian Tea Rooms at 8am on Christmas Eve, which was our wedding day as well as my wife's birthday. The entrance to the restaurant was very welcoming with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree as well as many stunning Russian dolls. The party of four had already decided what we were having before we stepped foot in... More 

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Niagara Falls
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262 reviews 262 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant is becoming a staple when we visit New York City. The atmosphere is out of the 1920s. The food is always excellent, the service impeccable, and the wine list though small is extensive in that it has a sampling of very good wines from Europe and the Americas. I had a glass of a good Louis Latour White... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I just visited Manhattan for the first time and this was definitely on my List of things to do! I made reservations for breakfast for 8am on a Monday morning - wasn't necessary, when we arrived there was only one other table and by the time we left only two additional tables had come in. We both... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While staying in NYC The RTM was the only place we could get a reservation for Valentines, so we went for it.... the Valentines Menu was incredible - fabulous food. The venue is incredible - very ornate and it really feels like a special occasion. The tea was also beautiful!

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County Kildare, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate here and my wife was really looking forward to it. The palce itself is interesting to see but the food varied. My wife liked what she got but I was not impressed by the starter or the main course. Not sure that I would go there again but my wife would.

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Crofton, Maryland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I took my son to the Russian Tea Room while in NYC for the experience. My Dad took me there as a child and I wanted to repeat the experience. First, the good - the place is incredibly ornate and is something that I know my son will never, ever forget. The staff is top-notch - truly friendly professionals who... 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: Russian, Eastern European, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, 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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