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Russian Tea Time

77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
+1 312-360-0000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“borscht” (82 reviews)
“beef stroganoff” (45 reviews)
“carrot salad” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this place with a family member. We enquired re the menu for tea-time, only to be discouraged by the maitre d from ordering it. He presented it in an unflattering way. It was a Friday, and the high tea was a weekly special!...More

Thank BairaveeB1
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We profusely apologize for the bad experience that you had with us. This is certainly not what we want any of our customers to experience. We assure you that everything you pointed out in your review isn't a norm here at Russian Tea Time....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant for lunch and we're very positively surprised by the authenticity and the outstanding food and service. It's so close to the art museum, worth to stop by!!!More

Thank Moli1121
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for joining us for lunch. Authenticity is exactly what we aim for and we're glad you felt this way! Also, It is a delight to know that you were pleased with the food and service. Keep visiting with your friends and family...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to make time for a wonderful lunch at Russian TeaTime when we visit Chicago. Great borsch and vodka flights. Great service and atmosphere.More

Thank Bill B
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for visiting us, Bill! We are glad that you enjoyed the borsch along with the shots of vodka. Furthermore, we appreciate your comment regarding the service and atmosphere. We would like to invite you back to try some other delicacies that we have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Russian Tea Time in an attempt to have a unique and different eating experience and it definitely fits the bill. I started off with the Ukrainian borscht and enjoyed it a great deal. I moved onto the Azerbaijani stuffed mushroom caps...More

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Mobile778673, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jim! We appreciate your review. We enjoy serving people and very glad to hear your expectations were met. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Perfect for supper before the Symphony or a show. Walking distance to all the theatres. Fine dining, with traditional dishes (beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, caviar, fabulous borscht...) as well as vegetarian options that incorporate the Eastern influences of Russia. The Tashkent carrot salad is not...More

Thank ScoutMidwest
Mobile778673, Manager at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear your enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and hope to see you again!

Reviewed October 5, 2018

We shared the sampler so got to try quite a few things. They were all very good and as close to authentic as one would wish. There were at least two tables with Russian patrons, so that also showed something. There were quite a few...More

Thank SrgnFsh
Mobile778673, Manager at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such a kind review. Hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed September 13, 2018

We ate family style and shared the sampler platters. Everything was delicious and we got to try many of the appetizers and entrees. There were four of us and we would all go back.More

Thank Tonijo2016
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking out time and writing to us. We are glad to learn that you guys loved the food. Further, we appreciate you for the five-star rating. It is evident that you were happy with your experience and it was truly a...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The food is nicely prepared. Great place for date night or just having dinner with friends. Nice wine list with decent prices.

Thank markdH7091RY
Russian Tea Tim... R, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you very much for you review, Mark!

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Our group enjoyed the food so much that we are planning to go back despite the less than stellar service we experienced. For example, our waitress gave us an ‘I don’t know’ every time we asked for her recommendation on a dish or beverage, and...More

1  Thank TheRealLaVitaminaT
Russian Tea Tim... R, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for you review! Spasibo!

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My wife traveled with me on a business trip and we stayed at the University club and walked here after the Chicago Institute of Art. Eugenia our waitress was very nice and helped us to select from the menu. The food was delicious and more...More

Thank PhilipJ883
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hey Philip, Thank you for stopping by. It's good to know that you were pleased with the food and service. Further, you made our day with your feedback and the love that you have showered on us is something that we don't see every day....More

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Jack P
October 29, 2018|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
Never heard of this card, so I do not know.
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eunice d
October 28, 2016|
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Response from RussianTea | Property representative |
Hello Eunice! Thank You for reaching out with your inquiry! Please email your question to our restaurant email that you can find on our Russian tea time website (I am not allowed to post our email address here ) and I will... More
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Hello, Thank You for your inquiry. When asked this question, we suggest smart casual. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know. Sincerely, Staff at Russian Tea Time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-360-0000
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to Russian Tea Time! The restaurant where everyone feels at home and everyone is welcome!Owner and Chef, Klara Muchnik, and her son, Vadim Muchnik, opened Russian Tea Time in 1993. Centrally located in heart of the Chicago’s Downtown, Russian Tea Time has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary “landmarks.”Russian Tea Time patrons enjoy neighboring attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Park and many local theaters. We are delighted to host long-time regulars, tourists, dignitaries, celebrities and fellow Chicagoans who wish to enjoy the exceptional food, house-blended tea and warm ambiance Russian Tea Time offers.Russian Tea Time offers a variety of dishes from the diverse regions of the former Soviet Union Republics. Our guests can indulge in an extensive assortment of vegetarian dishes – Tashkent Carrot salad, Eggplant Orientale, Beet Caviar, and golubtsy (cabbage rolls) to name a few. Some of our signature dishes include Pelmeni (meat dumplings), Borscht (Ukranian soup), Russian Blinis (thick Russian pancakes), wild Game, Caviar, and many more.Experience our Afternoon Tea Service, offered daily from 2:30–4:30 p.m., with our hospitable staff and cozy environment. Indulge in Russian Tea Time’s homemade, delicious, and savory desserts!Rich mahogany and birch wood finishes, brass samovars, heart-warming balalaika music and impeccable service create a uniquely warm atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating any special occasion or just enjoying one of Chicago’s treasures!We look forward to hosting you at your next visit!Thank You! Спасибо (Spasibo)!
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