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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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“beef stroganoff” (104 reviews)
“caviar” (149 reviews)
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Russian, Eastern European, International
150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything we ate and drank was delicious (including my vodka martini) and the room is a visual feast. I wish there had been more diners to give it that bustling feeling.

Thank Colson1010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my daughter here, for tea and dessert, was just as I remembered it, Yummy treats and awesome service. HUGE variety of teas and caviars.

Thank mauinokaoi1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter and I were looking forward to a really nice tea, but it did not happen. She chose BLT sandwiches and there was a piece of bacon the size of a pea on each of 2 small sandwiches. The three "pigs in blankets" were...More

Thank cja5678
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited for the first time and so glad we did as this place had a real feel of nostalgia and is genuinely like stepping back in time ....my daughter and i both had the vegetarian high tea which comprised of a selection of perfectly...More

Thank rhian253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant experience. Service was impeccable by Keshawna and her team. Must have tea. Russian morning tea and refreshing iced tea. Presentation was beyond 5 star for superior lox and bagel and Russian style "French" toast. Stunning dining room. A must do in NYC. A worthwhile...More

Thank jwwcpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited twice before but found it a little disappointing this time. I really enjoyed the Red Borshct which I always do, though its expensive for a shallow serve of soup. I did not like the beef stroganoff very much, big chunk of beef...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed afternoon tea with champagne - indulgent but worth it. Really enjoyed the experience - interior quite opulent and service was impressive.

Thank whiteboar13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Russian Tea Room is truly lovely with old world charm. The green and red decor, paintings, light fixtures, etc. are interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, that's the only praise I can give this place. My friend and I had the afternoon tea (it was...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course we had heard of RTR for years and this time in NYC we decided to eat there. We should have done it years ago. The interior is absolutely gorgeous ( no it does not need updating it is a classic...keep it that way...More

Thank Jesse S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Russian Tea Room is a great restaurant located near central park. Service is excellent and the food superb.

Thank NoLeakHere
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imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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25 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
19 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
7 November 2016|
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Response from Anderson50 | Reviewed this property |
If the teens are pretty sophisticated, I would take them to the tearoom. I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying the festive atmosphere there. It looks like Christmas all the time!
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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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