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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Russian, Eastern European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
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Reviewed yesterday

The "Bear" banquet room on the 3rd floor was a combination of red and gold fit for the Russian Royal family. You may see pictures but breath taking in person

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't get to New York very often and I've always heard of The Russian Tea Room so I was glad to walk past it on a sunny Saturday shortly after noon. We walked in and got a table right away, it was not busy....More

Thank rzdietly
Reviewed 3 days ago

All about the experience, less about the food. Had been several times before and note the pre-fixe lunch has increased a bit ($45 to $55) since my last visit and you pay an extra $10 for the chicken Kiev. There is no theater with the...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Book in advance, i.e. Before you fly. I booked this place for afternoon tea to celebrate joint birthdays. Excellent afternoon tea with Champagne ( extra cost per glass) Wasn't cheap but perfect for a celebration. Little Russia decor as you would expect. I loved it....More

Thank rachelhillan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I walked by and decided to go in for high tea, so fun! Pink champagne and tea sandwiches mid afternoon in NYC , nothing like it. I lived in NYC for 35+ years, never went here, so glad we went

Thank Susesuse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years I have always preceded a visit to the theater with a fine dinner at the tea room. I found the staff gracious and accommodating, very helpful with one of our party that was mobility challenged. There are some things that have stayed...More

Thank Mitch_K2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had brunch here with mixed results. The setting is elegant and unique, the sour cherries were wonderful, and the cheese and cherry blintzes were amazing. My eggs and salmon dish with a side of pork sausages was very good; however my...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for drinks with friends. The piano music was good, soft pleasant music. We had a vodka shot sampler and pierogi with a berry sauce that was excellent.

Thank TravelBuddies589
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely time with daughters for afternoon tea. Setting and service were wonderful. The tea sandwiches were rather ordinary for the price. Desserts were excellent.

Thank srk65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is really nothing like RTR in NYC and a must visit once in your life. The decor is wild with red and gold featured everywhere and very ornate furnishings. There's even a giant glass bear filled with water that rotates in the center of...More

Thank Tristan S
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22 April 2018|
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Response from Emer B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code for afternoon tea or lunch. But for dinner smart casual is always a safe bet.
22 April 2018|
Response from Emer B | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know about dinner. But there is no dress code for afternoon tea and lunch. However smart casual is always a winner. 😊
8 January 2018|
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Response from Keke L | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the hot chocolate and Vodka but, I do not see why that would have changed. Children are still welcomed. A birthday. party was planned for a group of ten girls. The girls showed up about fifteen minutes... 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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