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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Russian, Eastern European, International
150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'd always heard what a fabulous place this is (correction: WAS). Mid afternoon on a Mon, barely no one there. Duck salad was questionable in its freshness. Terrible smell as you walk in from the street. Perhaps not what it once was.

Thank LT36
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit since watching Tootsie and the great food and excellent service didn't disappoint. The grilled chicken cobb salad and chocolate mousse cake were both excellent. They also have a gift shop selling Russian-themed souvenirs.

Thank charlton69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for Afternoon Tea. Great experience, a little pricey but well worth it - the food was great as was the service but the atmosphere was the thing that really made us enjoy the experience. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of eight went here for drinks and dessert after a Broadway show. The decor is gorgeous, red and green and gilt opulence. We had a vodka sampler -- really fun! Our waiter helped us select some interesting vodkas; others in our party had...More

Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I popped in for drinks to celebrate my birthday. We received fantastic service from the bar man. I tried the to Russia with Love and it was delicious. I highly recommend.

Thank Lawriesj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place, the location is very close to central park, so nice to drop by after a stroll in the park. The prices are slightly up there, but atmosphere and interior is very nice. The food is a variation on Russian cuisine,...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I proposed to my wife here 62 years ago, so it was a reminiscence trip. Same wife (thankfully), same ambiance, same great service and good food at a stiff price.

2  Thank JBuckel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch at The Russian Tea Rooms as part of New York Restaurant Week. The restaurant was not overly busy and yet I felt very rushed with food coming out before the previous course had been finished. The food was fine - nothing spectacular...More

Thank Lassie1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience. Opulent surroundings lovely staff. Food was wonderful. We wanted to see the glass bear on the 1st floor. It was closed as they were preparing for an event. No problem private tour organised! Really enjoyed our time spent at the Russian tearoom.

1  Thank PandaOnTour
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Brought my family here on a recent trip to New York. They described it as "the worst food of the trip". The dining room is beautiful and our waitress was kind, but the cost is very high for such mediocre food. Also, the restaurant was...More

1  Thank SBI211
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Melissa S
13 September 2017|
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Response from 4x6kj | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, went there for dinner
24 July 2017|
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Response from KidsintowPEI | Reviewed this property |
I didnt order the Vegetarian tea, but rather the High Tea. I did check their website, though, and it includes all of their menus - the Vegetarian Tea is comprised of Sandwiches, Salads & Blini (Blini with lingonberry jam... More
Liz B
18 January 2017|
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Response from isdn4u | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which theatre. Service is excellent and if you tell them you have to be out by a certain time, I am sure they will do everything possible. We had dinner at the Russian Tea Room at about 5pm and easily made it to... More
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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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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
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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.
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