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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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Hours:
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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Los Angeles
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is an icon! The opulent red interior, offset by low lighting, was romantic and sensuous. The food was out of this world! The beef stroganoff was the best I've ever tasted. The staff was very attentive and the service was excellent! A Groupon made the experience an affordable extravagance!

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Queensland
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant. The staff are amazing, the food superb and the ambience is gorgeous. Not for the budget conscious, but if you want to treat yourself whilst in New York, you can't beat The Russian Tea Room

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for high tea and the old experience was heavenly. The food was absolutely outstanding; you can compliment your tea experience with a nice glass of champagne. Service was very attentive; Price was reasonable. Overall a memorable experience.

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Thank M D
Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being a Vodka lover.... I was impressed with their list but it paled to their service and certainly the quality of the food.. We went to dinner during NY food week and the iconic restaurant didn't disappoint..

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Thank nvlandguy
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What amazing food and fun atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our foray in to the austere decor and exquisite playing of amazing sandwiches and deserts!

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Thank Karin M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful atmosphere, delightful afternoon high tea complete with French Champagne. Staff very attentive. Iconic. Wish Jackie O was visiting,

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Thank Winn D
new jersey
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The last day of restaurant week NYC, and The Russian Tea Room did not disappoint! Cocktails were made perfectly, and the wine selections for lunch were very well matched. So first time I have eaten borscht soup, wow spectacular. There beef stroganoff was so rich and filling , I savorred every forkful. Desert chocolate mousse vg, but could have been... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read about The Russian Tea Room on google. It is an 80 year old classic restaurant,where politician,actors & all the important people visit! I obviously wanted to visit the place. (Not that I am important but just wanted to experience) I browsed the menu online & was disappointed by the limited vegetarian option.(I am a vegetarian).however,I was still keen... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is stunning on the inside. The decor is out of this world. If you're seated in a booth, it is super comfortable. However the food was nowhere near as spectacular as the decor (and prices) would lead you to believe. It is fairly average. The service was also average. We felt rushed out of the place, which I... More 

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Ellsworth AFB, SD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is awesome, but everything else fell flat. My daughter and I came for a tea. Service was inattentive and the food was unexceptional. I'd hoped, and expected, we'd use a samovar given the heritage of the restaurant. The cultural connection did not extend beyond the decor. It's a great restaurant for decor, but not for a cultural experience.

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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, Special occasions, 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 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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