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About Caviar Russe

Tucked away on Madison Avenue this Michelin Star restaurant serves out the best caviar available, complimenting it with some of the finest cuisine in NYC.

538 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, French, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday :5:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday-Saturday: limited menu from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday:12-4 pm Limited Menu

Cross Street:
54 STREET

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 980-5908

Website:
http://www.caviarrusse.com/

Public Transit:
E, F trains to 5th avenue, Madison buses.

Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant accommodates groups of up to 15 or more providing both an intimate and refined atmosphere suitable for all occasions.

Private Party Contact:
Banquet Manager: (212) 980-5908

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a private dining room upon request and will customize a menu for your specific needs. Please call for further info.

Caviar Russe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

5.0

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (7)
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Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant is lovely, the service terrific and the food very delicious. It is extremely expensive and I left feeling hungry. The portions are minuscule, except for my husband's smoked salmon. The choices are very limited. There were only two desserts.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

As always Caviar Russe is fabulous. Had chestnut purée with fois gras and truffle. Also had amazing halibut. Their only thing to work on is their desserts. But the fresh hot madeleines they give at the end are the best ever and I go to Paris every six weeks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing dishes, can’t go wrong with great caviar and great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This remains the best restaurant for caviar and caviar enhanced foods. The ambiance is cozy and quiet. The service is impeccable. The menu allows one to select from several options, and there is the beautiful selection of caviar. This is well worth the expense, but caviar of this quality is worth every cent.

Our Thanks to Armando and Fernando, as well as the entire kitchen staff, for the beautiful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Love this place, and love the uni dish. However, during this visit, they were out of Uni! (Cry)

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is one (if not) the BEST restaurants in NYC!!
The ambiance, the service, the CAVIAR!!! This place is amazing!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best caviar in the United Stars. Atmosphere is simple elegance. Wait staff is very attentive yet not overbearing. Food preparation is performed for all to see. My Michelin star chef friend from Paris was very impressed!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was not what I expected. I thought I would have a light lunch.sitting at a champagne bar maybe a little caviar and some champagne. We were seated at a lovely table over looking Madison Avenue. We ordered the 3 course tasting menu along with a caviar appetizer. Everything was excellent. The service was impeccable. The restaurant far exceeded my expectations We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great dinner. My mothers 80th birthday

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is one of the best food and champagne experiences in NYC

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

While the food and service were what you'd expect from a Michelin restaurant, I've experienced better food and service from non-Michelin restaurants and had expected more for the price range.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing restaurant, fantastic food, service and drinks

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

This is an extravagant meal. Service decor and food exemplary. Our server suggested several different options and we went with a caviar tasting to start plus the 3 course meal. It was really too much food for us so I wouldn't order the 3 course dinner next time. Maybe just 1 course and dessert. There are a lot of extras anyway . Amuse bouche etc.
It was outstanding. A dinner to remember.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Birthday dinner

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Caviar lovers have many options to enjoy quality caviar along with a wide selection of vodkas
Beautiful room with only a dozen tables. Special occasion and be prepared to spend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Caviar is certainly not a pedestrian food. Caviar Russe was amazingly comfortable and unpretentious but still elegant and magnificent. The waitstaff were awesome. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Staff great. Caviar superb great place to celebrate

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Outstanding tasting menu (5 course tasting menu with excellent Sauternes) - Michelin Star well justified. On par with Gastronomy restaurants (Gault & Millau / Michelin rated) in France. Nice small room with privacy. Excellent / discreet service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We were so disappointed with this restaurant. This is the most disappointing Michelin star restaurant ever. The food was wonderful and waiters were very nice, but a guy in a suit, maybe a manager.. he was unkind and terrible. My friend asked him what he would recommend and he replied that everything was good and just chose. What? Then at almost the end of the meal, he took the plate she finished while I was still enjoying my entree. He moved the the side of table, was taking other dishes away. 'Oh no.. what is he doing???' So I took my last bit in front of him to see what would happen. My guess was right! He took the plate right away. Still his great service was continuing. He just left the check on the table before we asked while we are enjoying the tea and dessert... Was he forcing us to leave sooner??? We believe that we were unwelcome guests for him. We had a valuable experience there. Of course, we will never go back again!! Every day is a learning day!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Exceptional food. The flavors were so memorable. The service was outstanding. The setting is very intimate. Well done. We would love to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

So if you are seeking perfection in every aspect of dining and Caviar is your main focus, this is the best place you could ever go. There are only six tables in the main dining room but each table is private. the service is beyond impeccable. Each dish is picturesque but the main purpose of this restaurant is Caviar. We had 5 different 25 gram selections, Started with 3 but added two more. Don't complain about the price or you shouldn't go in the first place. Perfection comes at a price after all! You won't be disappointed! Trust me , I dine all over the world and this is the top if Caviar and Champagne are your thing!
Bravo!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 8, 2017

My wife and I have gone to Caviar Russe for our anniversary lunch for the past several years. It is a wonderful place to splurge on amazing food, with top notch champagne, and excellent service. We have enjoyed selecting a trio of caviar choices with all the proper accompaniments. I do not recommend you order too much up front, we found ourselves quite full the first time we went to Caviar Russe and on subsequent visits decided to carefully step our way through luncheon. You cannot go wrong with a fantastic meal at Caviar Russe.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent - creative

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I have been coming here for 20 years. It never fails to impress me. It is an indulgence and worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The name of this remarkable restaurant says it all: Russian caviar in the French style. The dishes are creatively served and the ingredients are remarkably superior. Caviar is the centerpiece of the menu, though the individual dishes incorporate fish, eggs, and veg perfectly. The wine list is also excellent and diverse. Pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

My husband and I had dinner last night at Caviar Russe. Where do I start?! This restaurant is heaven on Madison Avenue! From the second we walked in we were made to feel like we have been coming here for years. It is small boutique-feel place beautifully designed and extremely clean. The food exceeded our expectations, absolutely delicious. Each plate looked like an art perfection. Service was amazing: very attentive without being intrusive.
Michelin, give them two more stars, they deserve all three!!!
Definitely coming back and bringing more family and friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

glamourous and elegant - perfect for our early Mother’s Day celebration! Ask for private circular booth in the front room – all the glamor but privacy too! We did a 5 course menu – after sublime caviar tasting with Pink Taittinger. Gracious service -attentive but unobtrusive. We overlapped in our choice of Blue Fin Tuna, Foie Gras – outstanding and outrageously indulgent! I then had signature Egg dish with the eponymous Caviar, while UCT_boy had the Uni and Morel pasta, and then we split again on Artic Char w Crab, and Lamb. We deliberately ordered both desserts – delicate and complex, particularly the Lemon Olive Oil Cake. The flair of the plating and the obvious care in preparation coupled with the little things: Cheddar Maple Butter (how?!?) and oh, the warm madeleines - made this a wonderfully satisfying, memorable experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Sublime. For us, it's all about the caviar. Quite simply: THE best caviar experience anywhere. Outstanding service. Knowledgeable, thoughtful, attentive yet not overbearing. Spectacular evening. Unforgettable celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

My friend and I were craving caviar. After researching extensively we chose Caviar Russe. Wow! is all I can say. This place was great, the caviar was obviously amazing but the menu was interesting, bursting with flavors and really made us think. I love this place and will keep returning. Thank you to all who made our visit special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Where do I begin, from the minute you walk in to this beautiful townhouse you are greeted like you are royalty. The impeccable style and elegant interior is breathless is and comparable to the perfect design to each dish served.

The famous Egg dish is by far mouth watering, but then again you won't be disappointed with anything you order as you can't go wrong.

The prestigious caviar is by far the freshest I have had in any city; A must for any caviar lover

Staff is very attentive to your needs and will cater to any request.

3 thumbs up and 5 of 5 stars

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We love celebrating special occasions at Caviar Russe. The service is fantastic and the food is delicious. We have enjoyed the caviar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing experience with the most delicious food anywhere. Great servers and very informed. Expensive and worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The service is excellent and it's a great place for a quiet dinner. I went with a friend and we had a lovely time catching up with very little distractions. Excellent caviar sélection and very knowledgeable staff.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Bar none the best service and food in NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Not right! How dare you allow us only so many words to describe Caviar Russe! This was not as much of a dining experience as it was a two hour vacation into the veritable highs of culinary dining. The consumables put before us by an out of this world staff was not just "food," but creations of Glory! Yes, Glory! While dining with fellow artists we, all of us, marveled at how surprised we were by an assortment of tastes that came from a miraculous place we never knew existed. As a spiritual person, I can truly say two things. First, I hope like hell I make it to Heaven. Second, I know I'm there when my first meal is prepared by the good people of Caviar Russe!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This is a beautiful establishment with wonderful service. If you have a taste for caviar and are willing to spend $500+ then this place is for you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

SAKE WAS TOO COLD.
Waiters were laughing and talking loud in the kitchen, ruining the good atmosphere of the place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Caviar dishes are so well designed, price is very reasonable for Caviar cuisine.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Not for the lightweight.... the food was outstanding... excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Was great dinner for my Birthday. Good was delicious. Caviar was excellent. Definitely will
Come back again and will advice to friends

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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