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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef stroganoff” (101 reviews)
“borscht” (102 reviews)
“caviar” (142 reviews)
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Russian, Eastern European, International, Gluten Free Options
150 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-3301
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviews (1,247)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful food in a vibrant setting with top notch service. Russian specialties from caviar to stroganoff and a pricey but thorough wine list. Don't miss it!

Thank raftmaster
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous lunch set in an amazing room. Food was excellent as were the Vodka Mules!! Staff very attentive and talk us through the menu, would like to try the afternoon tea, but sadly ran out of time!!

Thank milkyway1954
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our experience at The Russian Tea Room was phenomenal. A Bucket List item, so to speak. The food was divine, the ambience is nostalgic luxury from the walls saturated in artwork, to the Fabergé eggs, to the impressively uniformed waiters. You can ensconce yourself in...More

Thank Shauna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ambience, the food is ok, but not very good for the high price. I would recommend just to have a tea and some snack.

Thank Ella M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely located near Carnegie Hall and easy walking distance from The Plaza, the Russian Tea Room offers a sumptuous setting, delicious food, a fine assortment of the best wines, and exquisite service. If you are in New York only occasionally, I strongly recommend you try...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was enjoyable time to have the Russian food. The environment is great and luxury. The food was amazing and very expensive!

Thank lsangar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we were a bit put off by some of the comments about waiters. The one we had was stoic but very nice after initial introduction. We had many men serving one thing or another and they were all gracious and some...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Russian Tea Room is a one of a kind restaurant. It's quiet, the food authentic, and the service outstanding! Be sure to ask to Prince Vladimir as your server. We ate there twice and enjoyed his attentiveness and pleasant demeanor each time. A must...More

Thank HaveSuitecase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great setting but a little light on the food for afternoon tea. Did the champagne option and found glass not really full. Scones were as hard as a rock and sandwiches dry. Service cold and unfriendly.

2  Thank woodsmen_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came with no real expectations. I just wanted to go to a iconic New York restaurant. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed my pre theater meal. The borscht was wonderful as well as the beef stroganoff. So tender and flavorful. Desserts were...More

1  Thank paigekm
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
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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Liz B
We're considering going here before a show. I'm wondering how much time to allow to not feel rushed getting to 45th and Broadway at 8:00 o'clock. If I made a reservation at 5:45 and we did the pre-theater menu, would that be plenty of time?
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
Hi John, read your recent review of The Russian Tea Room. I will be in NYC over christmas and new year with 4 teenagers and we are looking for somewhere special to have christmas lunch or dinner. We missed out on a booking at Tavern on the Green so we are thinking of booking at The Russian Tea Room. Would you recommend it as a good place for teenagers and christmas? Can you recommend anywhere else that is iconically New York an/or up high with a view, but not too stuffy (no jacket required as we have to teenage lads with us). Thanks. Leah
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!
If you had to choose, would you recommend the tea or the dinner?
8 September 2016|
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Response from MauriceTheTourGuide | Reviewed this property |
We have only been there for dinner and it has always been great.
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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 - 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.