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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)
+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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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first visit to a restaurant I have read a lot about. It is everything I expected. The decor and ambience is fantastic and authentic. Service immaculate and staff helpful, competent and polite. Food is well prepared and well presented. Wine list extensive and reasonably priced for a restaurant of this stature. This is a place not to miss when... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Russian Tea Room is a New York classic and it still delivers the goods. My wife and I had a wonderful meal here last week before heading off to a Broadway show. The setting is lovely and the service is exceptional. We shared an appetizer of pelmeni (small meat dumplings in beef broth). This was followed by entrees of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had booked in for afternoon tea around 2:30, it hadn't been open for long that day, and it was quite quiet inside. Just a few other couples were in, and that didn't really change during our two hours there. It has a lovely interior, but it didn't have any atmosphere or ambience to speak of. The girl on reception... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was delicious, and the surroundings were lovely. We were able to enjoy our meal at a leisurely pace. The tea service was particularly lovely. The atmosphere was excellent. The service was professional, if a bit... 'distant.'

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the history and glamour of TRTR. I would recommend finding a deal on one of the coupon or travel deal websites to lower the price of an otherwise expensive meal. Or opt for the pre-/post theatre special. The food was good albeit heavier than my normal diet, and the tea was exceptional. It is definitely a bucket-list restaurant,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun restaurant with elegant decor and amazing service. We went for afternoon tea which was nice, but a bit overpriced. The little sandwiches were a nice variety and tasty. The desserts were delicious. We took our 23 year old son & he was quite impressed.

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Nether Stowey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to find something a bit different for our anniversary dinner in New York. The Russian Tea Rooms is a fantastic place to eat. The decor is very Russian, the staff are very friendly and the food was excellent. We had a great meal here, the food is of a high standard, the Prosecco excellent and the chocolate desert... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always wanted to go to the Russian Tea Rooms for as long as I can remember. I always thought it seemed so expensive and so I'd never visit. But on my recent trip to NYC, I figured I'd just live life and enjoy myself. It lived up to my expectations for sure. We went for dinner on a Tuesday... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few restaurants nowadays still keep the old imperial charm. Decor and layout is still stunning after all these years. Borscht is still unique and flavorful. Chicken Kiev, Stroganoff and Blinchik are still stood out as their signature dishes. Obviously there are other restaurants that can produce such quality meal at a much lower budget, however, I doubt that it will... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Russian Tea Room is one of those places that is so associated with New York. It has a wonderful old world ambience that throws back to more relaxed, more elegant and richer times. It really is pricey but not unusually so...for New York. Since we ate there on a Thursday evening, we did not even require reservations. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Russian, Eastern European, International
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
Business meetings, Romantic, 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 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
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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