Russian Tea Room - NYC
150 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
ContinentalPrice: $50 and over
Russian Tea Room - NYC
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.russiantearoomnyc.com/
- Phone: 2125817100x
- Hours of Operation:
High Tea Service: Daily from 2-4:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:45pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:45pm - 11:30pm
Sunday Dinner - 4:45pm - 11:00pm
Breakfast : Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
Business Express Lunch Prix Fixe $40 pp: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 4:45pm
Pre/Post Prix Fixe $60pp: Daily - 4:45pm - 6:15pm and 10pm - 11pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Russian, Continental, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Marc Taxiera
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Special Events: We do private and special events of all kinds. Please contact us for information.
- Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
- Public Transit: 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
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: A parking garage is available on 56th street behind the restaurant between 6th and 7th Avenues.
A word from Russian Tea Room - NYC
For over eighty-five years, New York's defining cultural moments have taken place at Russian Tea Room. Ever since members of the Russian Imperial Ballet founded the restaurant in 1927, it has been a second home for boldface names and the intellectual elite-an exclusive enclave where actors, writers, politicians, and businessmen planned their next deals and feted their friends' latest Carnegie Hall performances.Continued
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Russian Tea Room - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since July 4, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (135)romantic (106)fit for foodies (75)great for lunch (52)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (40)great for brunch (39)notable wine list (31)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (8)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
- Good experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/27/2014It was a good experience. I want congrat the restaurant that changed the cocktail servided due the first one was not goodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- fabulousOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/25/2014Our meal and experience was simply fabulous! Will definitely dine at the Russian Tea Room again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Expensive BrunchLizaDined on 10/25/2014Lovely restaurant and service was fabulous. While our meals was very good, they were overpriced for the amount you were served. However, the teas service was yummy and priced right.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent mealFdoggDined on 10/24/2014We enjoyed our meal prior to seeing a show. The Pre Theater Menu is fantastic. Highly recommend the Beef Stroganoff and the cheesecake for dessert. Also, the drinks are delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- History and atmosphereVercingetorixDined on 10/21/2014You can feel the spirits of notable writers, actors and taste-makers from the 20's and 30's in this gorgeous Tea Room. Russian tea is always served with cherries on the side. The dishes are authentic and delicious... the best Russian fare I've ever had. I simply could not resist the dessert of nougat ice cream (exquisite), toasted almonds, small pools of chocolate on the plate and tiny flecks of edible gold leaf all crowned with a touch of caviar...just enough salt to enhance the sweet! The entire meal, ambiance, service, food and atmosphere is unforgettable! A favorite of mine in New York. I'd like to work my way through the entire menu.Special Features:
- High teaGoodeatsVIPDined on 10/19/2014Delicious savory sandwiches, expertly served. Pastries delightful and well done but one of cupcakes slightly dried out. Well worth the cost for high tea. Good food and lovely experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome!BeansDined on 10/19/2014Your wait staff are very friendly and most helpful. Vladamir made us feel very welcome. The vodka list was impressive- great Bloody Mary and delicious brunch. Thanks for making our day in NYC that much better!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/19/2014The waiter got several things about my order wrong and seemed to be annoyed about it, rather than apologetic. The omelette I ordered was incredibly bland., not worth the money. I will not be returning
- PublicolaPublicolaDined on 10/18/2014Gone are the shashik, the pirozhki, the waitstaff veterans of the defeated White Russian armies and the haunting murals of ballet scenes. All replaced by a limited menu, mediocre art on the walls bordering on the garish and vivid red banquettes presumably intended to lend the dining room an air of luxury and good taste. In fairness, the food is quite decent and not exorbitantly priced and the service is first rate even if this is not the Russian Tea Room of my youth and fond memory. It is an ideal spot to dine in before or after a concert in Carnegie Hall, especially in inclement weather.
- ClassicAwinrmVIPDined on 10/17/2014A beautiful restaurant...a New York tradition. Food is average, at best. Hard rolls, dry chicken.Special Features:
- Disappointing!JanetGDined on 10/14/2014The last time that I visited the Russian Tea Room which was a few years ago, it was a very nice experience. Unfortunately things are different. I was informed ownership had changed and with that came a sharp decline in food quality and service. I will not go into great detail about the disappointing food and service with a huge price attached to it…..suffice it to say that N.Y.C. is filled with fabulous restaurants but the Russian Tea Room is certainly not one of them.
- A classicRitzaDined on 10/12/2014Our favorite dining experience! Can't wait to visit again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never DissapointsRahnycDined on 10/12/2014The RTR has it is known as never disappoints and consistently delivers top quality meals. The ambiance and room appearance, after its renovation, delivers as expected year over year. The service is second to none as wait staff is always nearby to attend to any request. Food as always maintains top quality as would be expected in this type of venue.Special Features:
- Russian tea roombrenhamDined on 10/12/2014A dining experience not to be missed. The food and service were divine. Nice menu selection and obviously huge tea selection. Don't miss this one.Special Features:
- DissapointingfredariaDined on 10/10/2014The decor was very attractive and the service acceptable. However the food was not of the quality that we expected. My wife had chicken kiev and the crust was poor. I had stroganoff which was bland. Both meals were served cool. I don't think we will be returning.Special Features:
- The Legend Is TruegoodgroceriesDined on 10/10/20147:30 breakfast at Russian Tea Room means a dining room to your self! Too early for New Yorkers? That didn't stop the chef from preparing beautiful and delicious food. Czar's Eggs were beautifully served and perfectly cooked. Benedict with smoked salmon was outstanding with a luscious Hollandaise sauce. Servers attentive but not intrusive. Too bad more people don't start their days this way1Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Traditional and it's goodLionatsunsetDined on 10/9/2014The food was great, the place silence is good for conversation, it has a great list of wines and vodkas and a fair price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Breakfast meetingBobEVIPDined on 10/9/2014It was perfect spot my breakfast meeting. The eggs Benedict were perfectly cooked and loved the tea serviceI would recommend this to a friend.
- ksantoksantoDined on 10/8/2014Lovely dinner for our anniversary. Iconic restaurant that lives up to its reputation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not sure why is this a classic?!MMD718Dined on 10/6/2014the food is beyond mediocre, and very few to none vegetarian selections. the wine was okay and the service was great. the place feels old and stuffy....not coming back for sure.
- Iconic and superb servicetopratedVIPDined on 10/3/2014The history of this restaurant made us want to go. The excellent service will make us return to the Russian Tea Room. We had breakfast there on our last day in the city and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Anastasia tea is notable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Russian tea room dinner.SandyDined on 10/1/2014Service and atmosphere excellent. Chicken Kiev, not so much. Dover sole very good, as were appetizers.Special Features:
- Just WONDERFUL!!!!!!!RodsterDined on 9/27/2014It was our first time there and we could have NOT been MORE PLEASED!!! EVERYTHING was PERFECT, from the moment we got there until we left!!! The food was fabulous! The service was GREAT! The ambiance was SUPER!! Thank you!Special Features:
- ClassydiningDined on 9/26/2014Classy ;) even allowed us to spread joy by honoring a request. Thank you RTR!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Feel bad, but... Meh.AverageTreehuggerDined on 9/20/2014If you are of Russian, Polish, or any other Eastern Euro heritage, this is not the place for you. Me and my hubby actually cook better than this, so the high price tag for mediocre Russian food is not worth it. If you've ever had flavored vodka in Europe, this place just does not cut it. If you are not much of a cook or never tasted Russian food, then you might think that the food is decent. The dishes were very bland. The décor was slightly gaudy, but pretty. The staff was very nice and attentive, so I do feel a little bad about the review. I also loved the cookies with tea.Special Features:
- New York Landmark A MustkitkatDined on 9/19/2014When you step into The Russian Tea Room you are stepping into New York's history. It started as a home away from home for Russian Ballet Dancers but also a fav hangout for stars and celebrities in later years. The decor is reflective of the culture and design of Russian so it feels you have stepped into a time machine where there is no place for cell phones but a time to share food and the company. It was a special occasion for my husband's art opening celebration. The waiter was generous with his time in explaining the menu. The food was well presented and delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Must visit!AnnabellyDined on 9/18/2014I am so glad I was able to experience Russian Tea Room. I went there with my boyfriend during a trip to NYC. I had the scallops, which were delicious! If you're not very hungry, these are perfect because it's a very light dish. My boyfriend had the tuna which was amazing!! If I return, I'll definitely order the tuna because it's so worth it. I highly recommend the Russian Tea Room. Overall, it has a cool history, a nice atmosphere, great service, and amazing food!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always FantasticHazaVIPDined on 9/18/2014As always the Russian Tea Room proved to be one of the countries finest restaurants, in all aspects.Special Features:
- Go have a shot of vodka and leaveNinaVIPDined on 9/18/2014It's still beautiful, but the food is awful, totally not authentic, and terribly overpriced.
- A GemFirstTimerDined on 9/18/2014We visit NY for a week every year. We always include the Russian Tea Room in our itinerary because it is a gastronomic and visual treat. You're in another world and you get a complete and delightful experience. I am already looking forward to next year's visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Good...ButMonteDined on 9/1/2014Ambience and food remain excellent. However, I do miss the tradition of a dress code. A number of patrons were dressed for Nathan's and not for such a famous address.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- romantic placegoldfishDined on 9/1/2014i took my mom for her birthday and it was lovely. people were nice and decoration was very unique.Special Features:
- Awesome ambiance. Obscene price.NYCTouristDined on 9/1/2014I came for high tea with my son. Overall, it was a good cultural experience for him. He delighted in the presentation of a tower tray of tiny sandwiches followed by desserts. The dramatic Old World decor made it feel special. Problems: the tea experience is obscenely overpriced for very average food. The unique ambiance alone was not enough to justify the $150 bill (including tip). Also, I ordered a vegetarian tea tray off the menu. The waiter brought me a tower of meat sandwiches. When I sent it back, he returned with the "vegetarian" dish that included a ham sandwich. When I presented my gift certificate, the waiter seemed put off, and told me I could not use it for the tip. I will not return here, although I am glad I got to see it.Special Features:
- Iconic New York Pre-Matinee Brunch!RightFoodFirstDined on 8/31/2014Do not hesitate to splurge in this iconic establishment, it will enrich your New York experience exponentially. Opulent decor with exquisite service, large booths brightly upholstered with red leather provide the ideal privacy and view on the overall action in the room. Caviar selection is excellent and the vodka selection goes beyond your wildest dreams. Worth every penny!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodieafficianadoDined on 8/29/2014Very expensive but you are paying for the venue not the food. We had the High Tea ($50) and the Royal Tea ($85). The sandwiches seemed to have been refrigerated. The bread was a bit stale. The fillings, except for the strangely flavored dried tomato filling, were very good. The scones were fresh and tasty. There was plenty of food but for the price, there definitely should have been! The waiter started off with a bit of a snobby attitude. Although the waiter guaranteed that my husband's food would be completely nut-free (since he has an anaphylactic reaction to nuts), my husband encountered a nut, probably in the bread, but he was able to spit it out before it became fatal. This put a definite damper on the experience.Special Features:
- Lunch Prix meal dealJDNowDined on 8/18/2014I met my daughter in NYC for a shopping weekend and someone suggested the Tea Room. I booked an early reservation thinking we would have a late morning tea. Unfortunately a full tea service is not available until early afternoon but, there was a delightful lunch prix offering that was perfect. Everything that was served was delicious.Special Features:
- Great food and ambienceisba2007Dined on 8/16/2014The Russian Tea room was a great place to start a date night with my wife. The food was great and the service was prompt. We did not have to wait long for anything we placed orders on. The atmosphere was nice and the different pieces of art and different designs was great as well. I would definitely recommend for a special event with a special someone or family.Special Features:
- Russian Tea RoomOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/15/2014From the moment we enter the bar staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The vodka menu was extensive and excellent. Friends of ours were married here years ago but this was our first time. It was elegant yet quaint. We tried the Russian specialties in terms of the menu and found them delicious. The chicken Kiev have may have been a touch overdone but nonetheless we loved it. I will definitely be backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outdated restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/15/2014The restaurant was literally empty... on a Friday night... Interesting landmark, but quite outdated.Special Features:
- It was my first time to Russian TeaSueaneDined on 8/15/2014Went here with my friend for restaurant week since I've never been and wouldn't likely go at other times due to the crazy price range. I saw the mediocre reviews from fellow yelpers, but wanted to see for myself. The evening confirmed how overpriced and overrated this place was. For the price they were charging on the menu you would expect Michelin rated quality. I had the grilled salmon and my friend a steak entree and we were both very disappointed. The salmon was dry and lack any real flavor or freshness and the steak was nothing to write home about. I would not be giving this place another chance, especially not at the price point they are charging.Special Features: