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“Excellent food and service. ”

The Russian Tea Room
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Ranked #844 of 14,216 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Transit: 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
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.
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great beef stroganoff and salmon. Excellent service. Nice tea and coffee service. Expensive, even at lunch.

1  Thank Cyoes
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Five os us decided to try the Russian Tea Room for brunch. Basically, we go to the same restaurants when we visit NYC three to five times a year. I'm always pushing them to try new things. Needless to say, I lost some of my foodie street cred during our RTR visit. The setting was beautiful, but the service was lackluster and the food was disappointing. We could have gotten better bacon and eggs at a fast food establishment. The waiter had no personality and seemed impatient. Needless to say, once was enough and we will not be returning. Sad, because I wanted to enjoy the experience.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Let's start by saying it is a historic landmark of sorts and I wanted to go. It is beautiful inside and seating is comfortable. Servers also pleasant. However the china is plain white like you would find at a diner and the pastries are blah. The caviar was a small dot on a cracker with some sort of white cream next to it. You could not taste the caviar. I liked the tea we selected, St. Petersburg, but was surprised it came in a bag and not served loose. Also it made for 1 1/2 cups, which I find to be over priced for $10! even in Manhattan.

3  Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We arrived at the Russian Tea Room with plenty of time before our concert at Carnegie Hall so wanted to experience the vintage flavor we had heard about. The vodka list is extensive./ The food offerings interesting and the service was good.

1  Thank Pollyanna50
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I do not know how the Russian Tea Room was in the past. What I experienced was a feeble attempt to present English Hight Tea experience as Russian. However, even in that they failed. The tea sandwiches were mostly bland and not tasty. The so called American caviar and blini was simply awful. The tea was served in a tea bag, not loose leaf. The desserts were a little better, but uneven. The waiting staff and the hostess were indifferent, at best. A typical, tired tourist trap.

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4  Thank Irina A
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