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The Russian Tea Room

150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
+1 212-581-7100
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“chicken kiev” (124 reviews)
“borscht” (112 reviews)
“caviar” (154 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Russian, Eastern European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous room decorated in elegant gold. I did not see the 3000 eggs. I saw a few that were lovely. The food was a disappointment. The food served on warped stainless steel trilevel trays. The sandwiches were fair with minimal fillings. The scenes were hard...More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went for afternoon tea! Got all dressed up ! It’s a beautiful place the staff make you feel at ease, as I don’t look like the usual diners (I’ve got pink hair and I’m covered in tattoos) it definitely felt like an occasion the...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

During Restaurant week I headed over to the Russian Team Room. The place and food was just as fabulous as I remembered it. The waiter was also very attentive but not overbearing or hovering. I love this place and their tea selection.

Thank Lumos586
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend was so excited to go to the Russian tearoom. Sadly it was a major disappointment!! The room decor was fine ..... Russian ambience. However, the variety of sandwiches were dry, small and terribly presented, no pretty garnish. Just triangular sandwiches later flat on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for Afternoon Tea ($60) with my daughter and teenage granddaughter (their first time). The choice turned out to be a poor one. Imagining something akin to what we'd had in London, instead we got a dry selection of finger sandwiches, nothing even remotely...More

1  Thank StLouisians
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard about this iconic restaurant for many years. It was closed for 5 or 6 years do I had to wait until it reopened. I had the beef stroganoff and the onion soup. Both were prepared excellently. They were very flavorful. The portions...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full disclaimer: I was not feeling well on the way to dinner here so my experience may have been affected by illness. But there are a couple of things that stood out: First, the service - as soon as we walked in we were whisked...More

Thank VancouverHolidaymom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A revisit the last two years, '17 & '18 since 1977 and it's the way I remember---maybe the tables changed, maybe. But the food, iconic. The service impeccable. The prices, reflected. The borscht. The caviar samples. The vodka. Don't sample the vodka. Just order 2...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mediocre sandwiches, stale and hockey puck scones, supermarket teas. Save your money and get much better food and drink at any no name diner.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 18 May 2018

The Russian Tea Room offers elegant surroundings, excellent Russia food, an extensive vodka list, and attentive service. Perfect for that special occasion or important business dinner. Highly recommended.

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12 May 2018|
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Response from Kevan R | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is fine
21 April 2018|
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Response from S L | Reviewed this property |
Business casual for lunch and tie and jacket for Dinner
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Smart casual would do well
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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 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
  • E-mail
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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