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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 - 23:30
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat - Mon 11:00 - 23:30
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful food in a vibrant setting with top notch service. Russian specialties from caviar to stroganoff and a pricey but thorough wine list. Don't miss it!

Thank raftmaster
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous lunch set in an amazing room. Food was excellent as were the Vodka Mules!! Staff very attentive and talk us through the menu, would like to try the afternoon tea, but sadly ran out of time!!

Thank milkyway1954
Taneytown, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our experience at The Russian Tea Room was phenomenal. A Bucket List item, so to speak. The food was divine, the ambience is nostalgic luxury from the walls saturated in artwork, to the Fabergé eggs, to the impressively uniformed waiters. You can ensconce yourself in one of the red leather banquettes for hours, plucking delicacies off the silver platters and... More 

Thank Shauna B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ambience, the food is ok, but not very good for the high price. I would recommend just to have a tea and some snack.

Thank Ella M
Titusville, Pennsylvania
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229 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely located near Carnegie Hall and easy walking distance from The Plaza, the Russian Tea Room offers a sumptuous setting, delicious food, a fine assortment of the best wines, and exquisite service. If you are in New York only occasionally, I strongly recommend you try their world renowned red borscht and blintzes. They offer an ever changing menu and I... More 

Thank Barry C
Bicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was enjoyable time to have the Russian food. The environment is great and luxury. The food was amazing and very expensive!

Thank lsangar
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we were a bit put off by some of the comments about waiters. The one we had was stoic but very nice after initial introduction. We had many men serving one thing or another and they were all gracious and some smiled😊. Love the uniforms, they are all very handsome. Feels like you left the country.... More 

Thank Karen P
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russian Tea Room is a one of a kind restaurant. It's quiet, the food authentic, and the service outstanding! Be sure to ask to Prince Vladimir as your server. We ate there twice and enjoyed his attentiveness and pleasant demeanor each time. A must visit when in NYC.

Thank HaveSuitecase
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting but a little light on the food for afternoon tea. Did the champagne option and found glass not really full. Scones were as hard as a rock and sandwiches dry. Service cold and unfriendly.

2 Thank woodsmen_11
Alpharetta, Georgia
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came with no real expectations. I just wanted to go to a iconic New York restaurant. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed my pre theater meal. The borscht was wonderful as well as the beef stroganoff. So tender and flavorful. Desserts were extremely fresh. Atmosphere was quiet, romantic and ornate. The waiter was helpful with wine and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Russian, Eastern European, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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