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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 #2,798 of 11,776 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:
Midtown
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Restaurant details
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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Deurne, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

the restaurant is way to high priced for the food and the drinks they offer. the entourage is fantastic, but is completely broken down by the enormous prices they ask for food in comparisation to the quality they offer. The service is not so good. the waiters are on automatic pilot

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We were very excited to come here for christmas dinner - but it was an incredible dissapointment. The food was atrocious - i have had better microwave dinners than the food served here. The service was ve ry very slow we waited over 30 mins just to get our credit card back. Dont waste your hard earned money here (we... More 

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Forestville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful room that was perfect for a family Christmas lunch. The food was very good and service attentive. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The décor is opulent but not overpowering. The borscht was excellent. One of the best I have had (having been raised on it). The braised beef also excellent. Although I did not taste the chestnut soup, it got rave reviews from our granddaughter. My husband enjoyed the sliders. An interesting mix of flavours. We found the service very good. Our... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We ordered the frittata and English breakfast tea. The tea was supposed to come with a selection of cookies - it didn't. The tea coat $10 and was a bag of tea - not loose leaf - overpriced! We asked for a refill of the hot water and they only filled the pot a quarter full. We a asked what... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Went to Russian Samovar for pre-theater dinner, party of 9 with reservation weeks in advance and very early. Nonetheless, afer an hour and a half we still hadn't been served and we ended up leaving without receiving all our entrees. Food was decent but this is the worst service I've ever had.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Just had lunch there. . . Aweful and didn't enjoy it at all. Sliders were dry and boring, quiche was dry and not cooked right, kobe burger was inedible, onion soup. . . Salty. Too bad because I was so excited to eat here. Worst part was the dust on the chandliers ----thick.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The ambience is very pleasant indeed. Service is very good. We had Afternoon Tea, with very weak (different varieties) of tea, and stale sandwiches. The scones were an improvement, but we did not enjoy our Afternoon Tea at all, which was rather over priced.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Step back in time to banquettes, excellent copies of famous art, one of a kind decor. First rate cuisine, superb cocktails, warm ambience, excellent staff. Second floor visit a must to see the bear! We had a perfect trout, and salmon en croute, generous portions. Service was old school, nearly flawless with the team helping each other to ensure the... More 

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Several friends and I had lunch at The Russian Tea Room a few days ago. The impact of the old school, Russian décor is undeniable, the colors of red and gold figure prominently. Actually, I kind if like the décor, complete with crisp white table linens and comfortable chairs. We sat at a big round table in the middle of... More 

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Additional Information about The Russian Tea Room

Address: 150 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 581-7100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European

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