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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 #2,728 of 11,634 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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My parents used to go here when I was little. It was a surprise stop for my first New York visit. We stopped by for tea. Hostess was rude. Waitress was rude until we asked her to take photos of us and then she was super nice and attentive. $21 plus tip for two pots of tea and 3 butter... More

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Italy
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure why I wanted to visit a Russian restaurant in New York, having been to Russia, but it must just be one of those tourist have-tos you get caught up in when on holiday :-) Anyway, we had lunch here during Restaurant Week so probably saved a little bit, but the normal menu did seem rather pricey. The... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Russian Tea Room is a marvelous restaurant for an intimate, exotic, and quiet dinner. We took advantage of the prix fixe menu and enjoyed Chicken Kiev and Beef Stroganov. The decor is wonderfully Russian, with many samovars placed throughout the dining room.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The restaurant itself is very nicely decorated, and one of the reasons why I wanted to go. I had heard negative comments about this place, so we already went with low expectations. As soon as we arrived we were disappointed since my husband had made reservations and his name was no where to be found. They put us in the... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a party of 10 here for dinner before a Carnegie Hall concert. Service was excellent, food was good, and location was perfect for the concert. Would go again.

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not being the type of person who pays much ( or any attention ) to what’s what in the world of restaurants - it’s significant that even I had heard of the Russian Tea Rooms. Still I had no definite idea of what to expected when I walked into the restaurant with the wife and kid. I had had dark... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm certainly glad to have eaten at the Russian Tea Room. It's got a wonderful history, and it certainly still looks the part: golden ceilings, red leather banquets, silver samovars. The service was excellent, attentive, and professional. The food was so-so, and the prices were ridiculous. I don't mind paying $40 for an outstanding entree in a high-end restaurant, but... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wouldn't you think that a chef would put his best food forward during Restaurant Week? It's hard to believe it would get any better some other time. Our food had good flavor, but the vegetables were almost raw and the plates looked like the food had been thrown on them from 20 feet away. The service was nondescript. For a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Have heard of this venue for many years and finally visited it on a 'toptable' deal in February. Food and service were okay, but i expected the interior to be more'sensational' Seemed tired decor, and the 'booth type seatin we had was not comfortbale.Food was adequate, but not special.Would not go again

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perth
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Great food, presentation,service,the decor is amazing, if you visit New York you must visit the russian tea rooms.

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