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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
11:30 - 23:30
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat - Mon 11:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation over a week in advance. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. An interesting menu from which we settled on caviar and eggs and some other egg dishes. Some of the best coffee I had this visit to NYC. It would be on my list if I was visiting MoMA or Carnegie Hall.

Thank 005Mustang
Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It would have gone a long way if our waiter, Mr Frowny McGrumpinton would have smiled at least once. I think he may have accidentally smiled for a nano second but he kept it under control. He was a very unhappy man. Maybe should have called in sick for the day. I felt we may have disturbed him or maybe... More 

Thank Mustbeyerfeet
Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I do not have room or words to describe this restaurant, but I will try. From the moment we walked in we felt we had been transported back to late 19th-early 20th century Russia during the Czars. The service was impeccable and our waiter Jetmir was a true gem. When we go back, we will ask for his table. We... More 

Thank dbwbear
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for lunch, had the onion soup and perogies. It is a great decor and environment that every foodie should at least visit once.

Thank Riversair
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quintessential NYC iconic restaurant that is worth visiting. Unique and quite authentic. The Russian vibe is there from the moment you walk in. Great borscht, caviar selection and the rest of the menu is all Russian and delicious. A fantastic experience and well worth the trip.

Thank Jimmy B
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I were in town to celebrate my 50th birthday and having afternoon tea at the Russian Tea Room was on both of our bucket lists. The restaurant itself is impressive - very nice decor with antique Russian urns adorning the walls and plush leather cushioned seats. For the afternoon tea, we were served tea (pretty basic), blinis... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece and I dined here prior to a recital at Carnegie Hall which is right next door. It was a fun dining experience with the richness of the red and gold decor and the iconic history. It happened to be Restaurant Week with a fixed price menu. We both thought beet salad was outstanding! Service was excellent, all the... More 

Thank Maggie T
Grand Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a concert next door we couldn't find a person to call a cab so went to Russian tea room I am in a wheel chair and it was freezing out the young man was so rude when asked if he would call a cab his answer was we don't do that then gives my daughter a number no answer... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Russian Tea Room for 2 reasons: 1) to see the iconic interior decor and 2) to experience a Russian version of Afternoon Tea. After having been there, I can say that the decor is truly impressive but don't waste your money on the Afternoon Tea. For $60 a head, we got hot water with a selection... More 

Thank DMJA21
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was extremely attentive, food tasted delicious & fresh,I tried Red Borsht & Bouef a la Stroganoff. If you are going to Carnegie Hall next door its a great small location to dine before & not be late for your event. I was curious to see since Manhattan & Tootsie filmed couple scenes at this location. Its walking distance... More 

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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
US$41 - US$80
Russian, Eastern European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Romantic, Groups
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 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
  • 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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