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The Russian Tea Room

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150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301 (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
+1 212-581-7100
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cannes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had thanksgiving dinner here. We were a family of 8. We asked for and received a lovely round table. Service was lovely. Limited menu but most people found something they thought interesting. 125.00 person. I had beef stroganoff with short ribs...OK.the turkey was good. We had wine and many bottles of sparkling water. Deserts were weak. Pumpkin tart was dry... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old world ambience, very good food, everyone should go here at least once for the "history" of the Russian Tea Room. Nice, quiet dining experience.

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Thank DMSNYC
Knoxville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered down from our hotel up the street recalling a good experience here a couple of years ago. The elegance bordering on glitz seemed timeless and seating was excellent. Immersed in interesting art and a sense of only slightly faded grandeur. Service was good, very professional. We had some over-priced wine and then opted for the "before-the-theatre" special. Very... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the RTR on something of a whim before going to the comet of 1812 on broadway. Russian theme night. We loved it . The place looked beautiful (I hadn't been there in many, many years). The service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed stroganoff and chicken Kiev (plus my first ever vodka martini for good measure .... More 

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Thank KSkoMinnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service alone makes this worth the visit! Loved the food! Being that I'm a chef I can truly say they did an amazing job from start to finish. I had the chicken Kiev and it was perfection!

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Thank Nina D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt like the Russian Tea Room was a place everyone should try at least ONCE while visiting NYC. We were NOT disappointed. Great Host, interesting history and decor. Food and service was excellent. Would eat there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't come here for a "foodie experience" - there are so many better restaurants in New York to satisfy those needs. If you pick your time and menu though, you will love it - had the 3 course Prix fixed lunch, only $45 , and had a wonderful "traditional" Russian meal in an historical tsarist atmosphere - most enjoyable with... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family had a very nice dinner here. Food delicious, and restaurant decor very interesting. Check out the huge bear upstairs.

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Thank 126senior
Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here was a great experience. The Lamb was tender with amazing flavor and well seasoned. The cocktails were also good. The service was excellent. We also enjoyed the interior decor.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wanted to go and finally got the chance! Place looks amazing and service is very good. The food, however, was not great. My husband's halibut had to go back. It was so dry, it was almost knife resistant. My chicken Kiev was not a lot better--really dry. If the food doesn't improve, I'm afraid this landmark is living on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Russian, Eastern European, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
    (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
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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