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The Russian Tea Room

150 West 57th Street, 10019, New York

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Main course: $35
Food spend: $75
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 23:30

The food was scrumptious, the service faultless. A lovely dining experience

Sharon Spencer-smith 07 October 2016
from Stratford upon Avon

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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.

The Russian Tea Room

150 West 57th Street, 10019, New York

Contact +1 2125817100

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Customer reviews for The Russian Tea Room

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  • dinner (136)
  • romantic (136)
  • afternoon tea (130)
  • luxury (129)
  • lunch (82)
  • private dining (71)
  • business (46)
  • large parties (35)
  • entertainment (28)
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  • breakfast (16)
  • child friendly (16)
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  • al fresco (6)
  • ((((( by from London, United Kingdom

    A wonderfully presented afternoon tea - served by very friendly staff in beautiful surroundings. Attentive staff too.

  • ((((( by from Brooklyn, ny

    A wonderful experience of a New York institution. No one should miss a visit here. We will make it annual.

  • ((((* by from Brunswick East

    The restaurant is very impressive, but the food is only okay considering the price.

  • ((((( by from Peekskill

    I took my Bruce bd her husband there before going to Carnegie hall. They loved it they enjoyed the drinks and the meal was delicious and the worst problem was choosing with so many wonderful choices- service was great as was Carnegie!

  • ((((( by from New York

    A very expensive evening but worth every penny. The restaurant is as beautiful as ever as are the food and service. Our wait person Vladimir was very knowledgeable about both the drink and food menus. His service was impeccable. Background music included Piaf and Pavarotti which I loved. One can only listen to so much balalaika! Don't forget to check out the gift store and the displays of Faberge eggs made out of sugar.

  • ((*** by from Gainesville

    The food was not fresh it was soggy & dry bread like it had been sitting a long time
    Just not up to the standard of a good resturant
    Would not recommend

  • ((((( by from Nyack, NY

    The Russian Tea Room was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, The service was impeccable. Our hostess was delightful and cater to our every need. We are looking forward to coming back!

  • ((((* by from Cirencester

    The best part of the tea was definitely the sandwiches. The variety of breads and filling was amazing. I think the cakes were the least liked by our group, but as Brits we don't enjoy the cakes from the U S. I did wonder if it was tradition not to serve cream with the scones? I have had afternoon tea in a few countries but we have always had cream with our scones.

  • ((((( by from New York

    Delicious food ! I had caviar/blinzes, chicken Kiev and chocolate mousse cake- all were wonderful.

  • (**** by from Waldwick

    I've always wanted to go to the Russian Tea Room. I had seen in some other reviews that the food wasn't that great, but thought I'd check it out myself. Sadly, those reviews were not exaggerated. I had probably the worst meal of my life here. As I am a vegetarian, I had the Vegetable Tarelka which was described as a "Grilled vegetable Napoleon with a daily vegetable pie." Yeah, no, not really. What they considered a Napoleon was a stack of big slices of balsamic grilled vegetables held upright with a wooden pick - most of which were inedible (especially the eggplant - nasty). The fact that I'm not a fan of balsamic grilled veggies didn't help. The "daily vegetable pie" could best be described as a hard vegetable omelet shaped like a muffin. Pretty awful - tasted like burnt eggs. My husband had the Pelmeni and something else which I can't recall. He said it wasn't that great - And definitely not worth the price that was charged for it. I love the way the place is decorated, but we quickly picked up on the fact that we were stuck in the "Tourist" section. We were told that tables in the section right by the door were the only ones available - despite the fact that I'd made a reservation several weeks in advance. Needless to say, while I am glad I finally got to go here, but was incredibly disappointed at how bad it was. Waiter was nice though.

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