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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not a place for singles!

Because I was in New York to celebrate a "significant" birthday I decided I would treat myself to an evening in the Russian Tea Room, having passed it many times but never been inside. Booked a table for one and when I arrived I was placed at a table In the centre of the room. This does not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Because I was in New York to celebrate a "significant" birthday I decided I would treat myself to an evening in the Russian Tea Room, having passed it many times but never been inside. Booked a table for one and when I arrived I was placed at a table In the centre of the room. This does not phase me... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing - the food is excellent and the service first class. The decor will blow you away it is an experience to savour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Went in not knowing what to expect,wow what a surprise.The decor is amazing the tea so different and fantastic flavours.The food was yummy and the staff friendly had a relaxing time.Everyone should experience this place.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

More famous, even, for its decor and ambience than for its excellent food, "The Russian Tea Room" proved itself worthy of its reputation. It's pricey, and we settled on appetizers and desert, but both were exquisite. The dessert blintzes were the best I've ever had.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been wanting to go here for years and finally had the chance. Yes, it is on the expensive side, but after all, it is the Russian Tea Room. I went with some friends for lunch and we all enjoyed the food. We ordered the Truffle Quiche which was delicious, Beef Stroganoff which was also delicious and the Kulebiaka... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've waited about 30 years to visit this restaurant and it did not disappoint! We even received a 15% discount because we stayed at the West 57th Street Hilton!

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Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This wonderful restaurant started by Russian dancers in the 1920's is a work of art in it self. The food was expensive and there was not a lot of it but we all agreed it was worth it to see.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stop by for tea - the ambiance is interesting but the food was disappointing. The Chicken was too, too dry and the vegies were dead. For the rather pricey menu, it was not worth the cost. Has seen better days.. stick with the tea or pass up for a better place; there are tons of great places to east all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The atmosphere and service were amazing, but it just didn't quite warrant the price. Dessert and the borscht were quite good, the chicken Kiev only so so.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was a nasty experience. We went in because we had heard it was "iconic" and "like old Russia",and wanted a late afternoon cup of tea. Well, I have been to Moscow a few times and eaten in places decorated in good taste and in bad. This is in the latter category and has about as much likeness to "old... More 

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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: Continental, 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: Continental, 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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