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The Russian Tea Room


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$41 - $80
Russian, Eastern European, International, Asian

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tea room borscht prepared with beef.
shaved potato pancakes served with light cabbage slaw.
gefilte fish
puree of white fish and spices poached and served with beet and horseradish.
salmon and leeks
pan seared salmon with braised leeks and artichokes.
pan fried trout, candied lemon and chestnuts in a champagne broth.
parmesan crusted chicken breast
roasted chicken breast, topped with parmesan cheese, served with mashed potatoes and carrots.
apple strudel
warm apples and dried fruit wrapped in pastry drizzled with honey and rolled in chopped candied nuts.
sweet kugel
mixed dried fruit and noodle pudding.
bread pudding
tea room‏ bread pudding
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
$41 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Russian, Eastern European, International, Asian
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well, not really but there is authentic Russian cuisine andthe Romanovs wouldbe pleased. We had the salmon with pickled herring appetizers, Kobe burger, and RO sliders of salmon and Kobe burgers. We were full and thoroughly satisfied. We were lucky and dined in the second...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank charles k
Reviewed 5 days ago

Treated ourselves to ‘ high tea ‘ Overpriced and wondering what Queen Victoria would have thought if this !!!! Decor authentic and opulently Russian - nice atmosphere !! Unfortunately not a recommendation - better places to treat yourself to this very special English afternoon treat...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HelenDeCJacobs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely beautiful. I had beef stroganoff made with short ribs. The presentation was absolutely beautiful and the beef was so tender and delicious. One of the best meals I’ve had. Bob had scallops with baby corn and a corn purée. The scallops...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Regina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the bad reviews for food we decided to eat elsewhere but to go for drinks only. We had been here for dinner back in the 90's and it was great, I guess things have changed. It's a shame as it is a nice...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Patty B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing. My daughter was very excited to take me here, overpriced for bland dry food. Sandwich fillings were meager, mini cupcakes are not petit fours, service was appalling, 3 servers during our tea, one with a particularly dirty uniform. Fizzy wine was not as...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Fengshuidiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

meh, iconic but not "novel" or "good". Feels sort of generic for tea (300$ for 3 people and a little disappointed).

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank felicia o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many items on the menu that are Russian but the descriptions are written there and the waiter, in a tailed, double brass buttoned uniform, is very polite and helpful. The collection of samovars in the dining room is impressive - if this were...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They may be coasting on the cultured atmosphere of "Old Russia." The actual product is not as enticing as the decor would suggest. One positive: the tables are nicely spaced, and we were given a nice banquette on the side of the room so we...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank putnik123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food lacked variety and flavour. Sandwiches were stale. The quality certainly did not match the price paid ($60 per person for afternoon tea). The service was slow, despite there being only two other patrons, with the waiter showing very little interest or care in...More

Date of visit: June 2019
3  Thank jbealie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Russian Tea Room after seeing a performance at Carnegie Hall. We hadn’t made a reservation but were given a warm welcome and promptly shown to our table. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a good ambience. There is an extensive drinks...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
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like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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June 21, 2019|
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Response from QQ1234 | Reviewed this property |
The place was empty when we were there. To be sure of a table, obviously make a reservation. But it looked to me like walk-ins could easily be accommodated. Tom
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from Emer B | Reviewed this property |
There doesn’t seem to be a dress code for lunch. Dressy shorts should be ok. I wore denims for lunch and nobody reprimanded me. 😄
August 23, 2018|
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Response from _Hunnyp1edead | Reviewed this property |
I believe all major cards are accepted as for dress code we dressed up and made an effort however there were people there in jeans
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