We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Russian Tea Room

$$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
International, Russian, Eastern European
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
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
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 873 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 300
    Excellent
  • 253
    Very good
  • 168
    Average
  • 87
    Poor
  • 65
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High Tea at RTR

Recently went to the Russian Tea Room on 57th St in NYC next to Carnegie Music Hall. Went with several former colleagues to visit and take part in the restaurant's High Tea - from 2pm to 4:30. Seems to draw a mainly female clientele with many out of towners in the mix. Service and decor were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Mfreck
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

873 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
USA
Level Contributor
216 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy going to the RTR and enjoying the service, the art, and the vodka. Had a great dessert service and great dessert post-theater. Only negative was that the place was nearly empty. Want this gem to survive so my grandkids can enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando
Level Contributor
82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I'm very happy I decided to come to this restaurant. I wanted a cool New York experience in a fancy restaurant and I got it, in décor, service, & food. I would definitely come back and enjoy some of the other menu items as there were some great choices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our evening at the Russian Tea Room was an event, with wonderful meals, a distinctive ambiance and perfect service. The menu includes authentic Russian dishes with enough diversity to satisfy any palate. Don't go without sampling the tea room red borscht. We highly enjoyed the kulebiaka (salmon wrapped in pastry) and the boeuf a la stroganoff as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My son and I had visited last year....no reservation and we were greeted with a smile to a full room....the waiter really remembered us from last year....service was great and the food superb...will go again next year

Was this review helpful? Yes
Launceston
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Don't be put off by the expensive decor, the prices at this establishment are NOT as expensive as their furniture etc. might suggest. We had a fantastic meal, served by very attentive waiting staff who could not do enough for us. We recommend you try the St Petersburg tea sweetened with jam instead of sugar!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The food the drinks the atmosphere is just great good service professional and the variety of vodka is divine the food taste so good

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What an outstanding meal, friendly and unobtrusive staff. Just the most delicious evening. Good was melt in your mouth delicious. Will definitely come again

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What can I say? I loved this place since I used to walk past it almost daily in the 80s as a student and wished to come here one day... those were troubled times. I've seen it in films, on TV, it is legend and yes I've read about its demise and resurgence and it did not dissuade me from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife spent 20 years in the military, half the time of which she was away from our small children who were born when she still had nine years to serve on active duty. I emailed the Russian Tea Room and told them I was bringing her to their restaurant to celebrate her retirement (a four-hour round trip ride by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Recently went to the Russian Tea Room on 57th St in NYC next to Carnegie Music Hall. Went with several former colleagues to visit and take part in the restaurant's High Tea - from 2pm to 4:30. Seems to draw a mainly female clientele with many out of towners in the mix. Service and decor were superb but the food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Russian Tea Room also viewed

 

Been to The Russian Tea Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Doing business, Romantic

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Russian Tea Room and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Atlanta, Georgia
6 months ago
Warminster, Pennsylvania
8 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Russian Tea Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood