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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
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Ontario, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was decent, the food was not. I looked at the menu before showing up. I was intrigued by the Kobe beef hamburger. I've never had Kobe beef before so was excited about this $30 burger. So when we got there for lunch we started with the French onion soup. It was just ok. Not horrible but nothing special.... More 

Thank arubagirl54
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for tea and cake,it's the most wonderful place, everyone was very attentive,friendly and the treatment we received was first class. I can recommend the cheese cake and tea with cherries,it is expensive,but well worth it.

Thank lol647
Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At last we ended up at the Russian Tea Room. We had a delicious lunch - it's an icon and a beautiful one at that. Most of the guests seemed to be doing the high priced brunch. I recommend the prix fixe lunch or dinner - better value and amazing atmosphere and service. Worth it!

Thank carenfields
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my teenage daughter to Sunday brunch at the Russian Tea Room because she had never been before. It had been more years than I care to say since I had last been there, so I wasn't sure how it had weathered over time, especially since it didn't look that busy when we arrived. However we were not disappointed.... More 

Thank Paige N
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vlad was the best waiter I have ever had at any restaurant, the Salmon was delicious, and the tea with the cherries delightful! My Mother had always dreamed of eating there, and we had lunch together after walking midtown for miles in the middle of August. We were definitely under-dressed and sweaty, but they treated us like royalty. I will... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Tea Room tonight for cocktails and dinner. The decor and ambiance that has been maintained is amazing. Very decorative and Chic reminiscent of a by-gone era. the Chandeliers and the Mirrors were spectacular! the food was good, but not fantastic for the price. The service was good. It is expensive, so even if you go for... More 

Thank RDU-Yankee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was attentive, the food was okay and the scenery was interesting (in a good way). I read the reviews prior to going and knew we probably wouldn't be floored but we just had to try it anyway. We didn't have any tea but we had the stroganoff and sliders, they were good, just not $140 good.

Thank Jean C
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russian Tea Room is so well known that I really wanted to experience it. My husband and I stopped in for dinner one evening and were a little disappointed to find it virtually empty. This was a shame as I'm sure it has a fantastic atmosphere when busy. Regardless, the surroundings are opulent and the service is smooth. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our recent experience at the Russian Tea Room was like going back in time. The interiors were striking and took us back to a bye gone era. Too bad the food served at our high tea looked and tasted like it came from from the same era! Paying over $70 for dried out sandwiches with untrimmed strips of crust still... More 

Thank Paul O
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went with my best buddy for a explodsion of tastes, there are no words to discribe this gem, very expencive and worth every penny, il do it again for sure, lovely sfaff

Thank marie w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Russian, Eastern European, International, Gluten Free Options
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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