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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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11:00 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

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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
Best place to taste Russian Vodka!

Flight of Vodka 3/4 oz. tastes of Jewel of Russia,Wild Berry, Hammer and Sickle - perfectly chilled and delicious!!! Try it along with the Traditional Tea Room Red Borscht - served warm - just lovely on a chilly day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Paula S
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Flight of Vodka 3/4 oz. tastes of Jewel of Russia,Wild Berry, Hammer and Sickle - perfectly chilled and delicious!!! Try it along with the Traditional Tea Room Red Borscht - served warm - just lovely on a chilly day!

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Goshen, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is what it has always been. Over the top décor, good food (a bit old fashioned but that's the point) and a good place for a special occasion.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the Tea rooms yesterday and we went for the $75 per head champagne tea. We received 5 tiny sandwiches with pretty average fillings. One was literally a ham and cheese toastie!!.They then brought out the cakes which were pretty good but again nothing special at all. The $75 a head includes champagne, basically works out at $25 for one... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a cool place for an after dinner drink and spied the Russian Tea Room. I especially wanted to stop in and see where Carrie Bradshaw met the Russian for a late night dinner. It was very charming and very gold when we walked inside. The Bartender was very pleasant and he and the waiters were all... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went there with a Groupon (which gives you essentially the pre-theater dinner menu). While the choices are limited, it is a great option to see if you like it without mortgaging your house. Food was excellent. Service was good on a very busy Saturday evening. There is a reason why this is a long time New York institution. All... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Overblown and over priced! We had the $60 pre theatre dinner. I would not be surprised if the meagrely sized goats cheese starter came out of a packet. Certainly had no element of quality to suggest 'fine dining'. My Chicken Kiev was over cooked, dry and uninspiring. My wife's Beef Stroganoff was passable. The highlight was the chocolate pyramid for... More 

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Blue Mound, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My daughter and I came in for an early dinner before a show. This place is beautiful, I don't think I can post pics because mine are higher mb. Pictures do not do it justice, The service was excellent as was the drinks and meals. We ordered with a groupon I had and it included appetizer(I had caviar) dinner and... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First visit to this long standing NYC icon. It was certainly the right venue for a low key milestone birthday dinner and a show at Carnegie Hall for four, as the locations are neighbors. We reserved seating for 5:30 PM in order to take advantage of the three course pre/post theatre special menu for $60 per person. In all, we... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you'd to eat like a Tsar this is the place to come. Enveloped by red velvet and gold decor, you'd feel transported to the heyday of Russian imperial grandeur. The food is authentic enough, I suppose, but it's decidedly on the salty side. Red with an abundance of beet, the Russian borsch had a sting to it. The beef... More 

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Hoyleton
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

On our last day in NYC we decided to try this fabulous place. We felt very welcomed and everyone was very attentive. My daughter had the sliders that were so unusual and she loved them. She also had the herb fries which she said were very different and very good. I had the Kulebiaka and I was not disappointed. The... 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: Continental, Russian, Eastern European

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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