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The Russian Tea Room
Russian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
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150 W 57th St New York, NY 10019
150 West 57th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10019
(212) 581-7100russiantearoomnyc.com
$$$Russian Restaurant, Brunch Restaurant
Russian Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Wedding Venue
Bar
Continental Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:30 pmSunday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
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For more than eighty years, New York's defining cultural moments have taken place at The Russian Tea Room.


Since being founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, The Russian Tea Room has been a second home for boldface names and the intellectual elite - an exclusive enclave where actors, writers, politicians, and executives plan their next deals and celebrate their friends’ latest Carnegie Hall performances.


Countless guests visiting from around the globe walk through the antique revolving doors to catch a glimpse of the booth Dustin Hoffman sat in when filming Tootsie; to see the inspiration that Woody Allen found for the movie Manhattan; to walk past the coat check where Madonna worked before she found fame; or to try martinis like the cast of Gossip Girl recently did.


Today, The Russian Tea Room still captures modernist Russian style décor, hosting New York’s elite as a restaurant for continental fine dining, elegant high tea, the finest vodka selection and a stylish party venue.

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Continental classics like borscht, caviar & vodka served in an opulent setting near Carnegie Hall.- Google
"Good caviar and Russian vodkas."
"I ordered a goat cheese and mushroom warm appetizer and it was okay."
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happy fisherman
a month ago
One star is too much. The decorations are nice but I wouldn't serve their food to my dog. I'm Russian and embarrassed to call what was served, our cuisine. It was an extremely disappointing experience for me and my friend who was visiting from Russia.
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Dmitry Shteyn
7 months ago
The food is absolutely awful and does not even resemble anything close to russian food. Don't waste your time and money go to Mari Ivanna on 20th for the real deal.
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Marcel Acoma
a year ago
Got squished in between two other tables. So uncomfortably close to the point I bumped an elbow. The other guests had to stand and move when I got up, like at a ball game. Service was awful, not a single smile or pleasant comment the whole evening. I decided to take my wife to NYC for our honeymoon and chose this place for our special dinner. Was pretty bummed I dropped a bunch of money on the worst customer service in NYC. Our server either ignored us, hated us, or both. I saw him once and he looked like hew hated his job. The food was actually pretty great, which is why I was so bummed. Might be better another night.
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Gianpaolo Surfaro
a year ago
Second time I've been here. Both occasions really similar (although I was in a different group size). We got high tea both times. Both the savoury and the sweet trays were good. If I had a small complain it would be on the presentation itself, a bit poor. But they tasted good. The place is really nice and worth a visit, although the waiting staff are fairly ruder but it might be because all my other high teas have been in London and it's a bit different. I recommend the experience, although it's a bit pricey for what you get!
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Brandy Hutchison
6 months ago
worth visiting, a bit pricey but it's worth it to say you've been there. The food is fantastic. I enjoyed the beef stroganoff had a nice truffle flavor and the Borscht was delicious! If you visit NYC this is a must visit restaurant!
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Stephanie Fontenot
11 months ago
A group of 10 of us went for brunch while in NYC and unfortunately found this historic place to be way overhyped. The interior, while red and gold themed, was very dated and the food left a good bit to be desired. I tried the truffle quiche and found it to be bland and in desperate need of salt and seasoning. The grand total came out to be well over $55 per person once a bloody mary for each was included. Overall, it was overpriced and the food was unimpressive. Hoping we just had a bad one-time experience!
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Irina Fridman
a year ago
One can't argue with the history and reputation of this place, but as a recent visitor, I saw NONE of that. It felt more like a lame tourist trap for those who don't know any better! We went there for a Vodka tasting and, perhaps it is just me being a spoiled brat, but, when I pay that much money for it, especially at a place with Russian Tea Room's reputation, I expect top shelf, exotic vodkas and/or interesting infusion. I am not interested in or expecting to see things like Smirnoff or Absolute (the majority of the tasting menu was on par with these). The caviar selection wasn't that much better and the buckwheat blini were too dense and tasteless to even speak of. As Eastern Europeans, our table requested pickles (a traditional chaser to vodka), only to be told that none were available (REALLY?! this from a Russian themed restaurant?!). They eventually managed to scavenge up some pickled cauliflower and green tomatoes (quality was nothing special) and then decided to charge us $8.00 for that pitiful presentation. The service was terrible - our waiter was rude, condescending and generally unpleasant. The only redeeming quality to this place is it's interior and ambiance. It really is like a place from anther place and time - it's beautiful, unique and over-the-top. But they can't expect to continue to just skate by on their reputation and pretty trappings. Uninspiring food, sub-par liquor and atrocious service are no way to attract and retain clientele. Personally, It was on my list of things to do. Now that I've done it, I will be spending my money elsewhere going forward; thank you very much.
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Maria Rüemenapp
10 months ago
I really wanted to go there but their menu is a bit to expensive. We walked passed it one morning and it had a sign out saying 'now serving breakfast' and the prices looked ok so we went in and I got to see the place. Only the first floor but still. The servers were really nice and talked through the art with another couple that was there, talking about which piece was his favorit and he knew the painter for each picture, we really liked the server and it was a really good breakfast!
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