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Russian Tea Time

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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A POT OF FINE TEA​
27.95 per guest
Beginnings
Raisin scones with homemade whipping cream and marmalade
27.95 per guest
Savories
A salmon and cream cheese tea bite with fresh dill, crunchy spring crepes infused with a delicate peanut sauce, roast red pepper and cream cheese carré, mini rueben, mini potato piroshky, a mini quiche with sun dried tomatoes
27.95 per guest
Mini Sweets
Napoleon Torte, Rugalah, Lemon Cake, Cinnamon Cookie, Sugar Cookie, Apple Pie, Chocolate Cookie, White Egg Cookie Bizze
A LA CARTE SUGGESTIONS​
8.50
Raisin Scone with Homemade Whipping Cream and Marmalade
10.00
Savories
Tea sandwiches assortment
12.50
Mini Sweets
POT OF FINE TEA​
7.00
Green Oolong Pouchong
A fresh tasting, lightly oxidized oolong tea from taiwan, formosa island. It yields a light cup with delicate fragrance and a gentle, precociously sweet taste.
7.00
Organic Green
Flavorful green tea, naturally grown and processed with out use of chemical pesticides. Carefully crafted by master tea makers, in the small yellow meadow tea village in fujian province, china..
7.00
Sen Cha
Popular japanese dark green tea with a bold, grass-like taste and pale green liquor
7.00
Dragon Well Special Grade
Green​ tea from the chinese village of dragon well. its leaves are broad and flat, a result of laborious drying. It is refreshingly smooth, sweet and delicate, among the very best of chinese greens.
7.00
Jasmine Yin Hao
The top grade of jasmine tea. The processed green tea leaves are layered between fresh jasmine flowers up to seven times
7.00
Gen Mai Cha Pop
Genmai cha is an exotic japanese recipe that combines popped rice and popcorn with tender and delicate green tea leaves.
7.00
Ginseng Green
Green tea from china with the curative benefits of ginseng root. a happy marriage of great taste and proven health benefits. Just the right touch of ginseng to liven up the cup.
7.00
Citron Green
Green tea from china with the delicate flavors of lemon and lime. makes a light and refreshing drink that's popular both hot and iced
7.00
White Peony
Bai mudan. Non-rolled, brown leaves and down covered buds yield a light yellow liquor and subtle, characteristically nutty flavor
6.00
Ceylon
Black tea from sri lanka. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, with a wonderfully delicate flavor.
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Russian, Eastern European, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our team ordered a mix of food for take out. The chicken lovers and beef stroganoff were fantastic. All of the food was really good as we ordered multiple dishes and shared

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Chris R
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Chris. We appreciate your support and would love to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic eastern Europe food. My wife is from Ukraine and misses her food so when we get a chance we go for it. and it was very good very authentic. we had the Pelmeni, and the Borscht along with the Vodka cocktails.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Patrick H
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Patrick, we appreciate your support. We would love to see you and you wife again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They offer afternoon tea like high tea on London from 2-4:30. The full service is a pot of tea per person, 2 scones, 6 savory and 6 sweet pieces. We had a table in the back this time, instead of the main front room. But...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank robw790
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such an amazing review and kind words. We appreciate you stopping by at Russian Tea Time to try our Afternoon Tea Service and very glad to read that we did not disappoint you. Hope to see you again. Spasibo.

Reviewed May 15, 2019

Went with aunt and uncle. Aunt had the tea and the staff kept refilling hers while uncle and I sampled vodka. The set flights were excellent, I made my own up. Everything was labelled nicely, with traditional bread and pickles to enhance the experience. There...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank erkyw
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and support. We are very glad to read that you were satisfied with our service and dishes. Hope to see you again very soon. Spasibo!

Reviewed May 14, 2019

Many of the recipes are reminiscent of a by-gone era...relax and enjoy the sumptuous menu...the desserts to die for.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank iamaniewski
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your support, hope to see you again.

Reviewed May 13, 2019

OMG I loved this meal. I was visiting Chicago with family and friends this past weekend. Part of our group went up to Wrigley to take in a Cubs game, but a family friend and I decided to take in some touristy spots instead. After...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Alexis B
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alexis, Thank you very much for such an amazing and detailed review. We are very glad to read that we have met your expectations and you were satisfied with our service. It seems like you have tried the most iconic dishes and started your...More

Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

We had such a lovely time in London with English tea, we figured on trying the Rusian tea. The restaurant has a Russian feel, or what I'd expect (never been to Russia so maybe I'm wrong). Service was friendly. We ordered the house tea, which...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lchambliss
RussianTeaTimeChi, Owner at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such a great review. We appreciate you stopping by to try our food and the most popular House Tea. We have been in Chicago for 25 years and planning a major remodeling this upcoming summer and will be reopening in...More

Reviewed April 18, 2019

This restaurant is not new and trendy, but traditional Russian food is worth eating at any time, especially on a cold windy evening. We especially enjoyed the wild quail and roasted duck breast and the Russian honey cake and strudel desserts. Service was excellent and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank physbiz
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Hey, Thank you for joining us at dinner and letting us know that you liked it here. It always feels great when our creations get appreciated by our customers and your review certainly made our day. We seek forth your next visit to try other...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Was looking for something a little different before heading to the theater for Anastasia - keeping with the Russian theme, we picked Russian Tea Time. From appetizers to dessert, everything was delicious. Even our picky 12 year old found things she liked! (And I have...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank allygirl_05
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking out time to let us know how we're doing. It feels great knowing that you, especially your kid liked the food. Reading your review made our day as we can see that you had a good time here,...More

Reviewed April 15, 2019

We stopped in for tea and light fare on a weekend afternoon and were so enchanted by the experience that we vowed to return soon for dinner. It's a mini and somewhat less elaborate version of New York's Russian Tea Room but has every bit...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank PrairiePaddler
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Russian Tea Time, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Hi, Thank you for dining with us and for letting us know that you enjoyed your time here. It always feels great to come across the reviews like yours and five-star ratings, as they highly encourage us to do better. The customer's satisfaction is our...More

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Jack P
October 29, 2018|
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Response from TheRealLaVitaminaT | Reviewed this property |
Never heard of the card. I'd suggest to call ahead, but aren't you interested in the food?
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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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pickytravel0r
April 9, 2015|
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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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