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Caviar Russe, New York, NY
Award-winning

Caviar Russe

4.8
4.8
803 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French
Located in the heart of Midtown, Caviar Russe offers two distinct dining experiences, The Bar & Lounge and The Dining Room. In the Bar & Lounge enjoy all the best of Caviar Russe in a relaxed and refined setting featuring caviar, raw bar and fun bites all paired with fantastic wines, champagnes and cocktails. The Dining room presents a Michelin Starred fine dining experience paired with an extensive selection of Caviar Russe's exclusive caviar, enjoy a 3 or 6 course tasting menu with all items available to order à la carte.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, French, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 980-5908
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    While we do not provide catering options, all of our caviar and smoked salmon is available to purchase on our website, www.caviarrusse.com.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Btwn 54th and 55th
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    6, E, M, F trains to 5th avenue, Madison, buses.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 803 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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800 Reviews
  1. BenT

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service…..great for date night or any event never a bad experience

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  2. GustavoA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinario, platillos en base a caviar gran sabor y preparación, el bar al nivel de los mejores de NY, una gran experiencia!!!

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  3. PaulG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Love the atmosphere, food and menu. Their wine list is absolutely rare and the selection of their wines are impeccable.

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  4. DebMLehman

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every experience we have had here has been an amazing one.

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  5. FernandoR

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida estuvo espectacular, la atención de Fernando nuestro mesero fue inmejorable, recomiendo mucho el pato Pekín

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You’ll go broke (I mean, it’s caviar in NYC) but what a lovely way to spend a couple hours with someone you love!

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  7. Heidi

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would give this a 10 out of 5 stars if I could! This hidden gem is one of the best restaurants in the city and deserves more than its one Michelin star.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is unique, very exclusive and gorgeous, however, for the price I thought the food would be better.

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  9. BenT

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit confusing on the menu, but the food is excellent. The portions are great to enjoy many foods without being stuffed. The staff helps guide you through the ordering process. A must try for anyone that wants a unique world class New York experience!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect services, and food! Incredible service!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall was good, the lounge menu was excellent, but the dining menu was so-so. I think is a bit pricy

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  12. Kristin

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food here were amazing! We had a lovely time! Thank you so much!!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing- 5 star all the way around. The caviar was delicious, as was the crispy rice, and the champagne pairing was on point. Service attitude made the experience even better.we will be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute best of the best.

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  15. KEVINM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DINING ROOM IS A WONDERFUL SPOIL. TOP DRAWER ON ALL COUNTS.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!! The best caviar in the city, and beautiful place

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  17. Victor

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you have to choose 1 restaurant in New York. This is the one. Michelin star well deserved!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here: The Pros - Attentive service, enjoyed the caviar, champagne and oysters. All great quality. The Cons - The music was thumping the moment we walked in giving a dance club vibe rather than romantic lounge. The DJ was great, had we been dancing or out with a high energy group. More for groups than couples. IMO

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely and so enjoyable. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

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  20. RobinG

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic! And the entire team of people offer excellent service to help enhance and. make the most of the food and the experience .

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  21. Honeybee

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous way to spend an afternoon in NYC. Excellent service and the caviar and oysters were amazing!

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  22. Maria

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable, the food was amazing, this us truly a spa oak dining experience.

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  23. Cobra

    New York City

    696 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    696 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Caviar Russe is excellent. The presentation is outstanding. Very expensive, but as they say, you get what you pay for. We will definitely be back.

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  24. JamesNYC

    New York City

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best martini and oysters I’ve ever had. Lobster rolls overpriced. Service and experience is great

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always! I love the new lounge! Always exceptional food and service.

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  26. Nicole

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is off the charts amazing. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The moment we stepped in we were greeted and given options on seating with a detailed description of each seating option and the associated menu. Next was the drink service - the bartender personally welcomed us and took our drink order, giving recommendations when asked. Finally the waiter - he was knowledgeable on all the menu items, made helpful recommendations on pairings and portion sizes, and was super friendly and timely with tending to the table. Not once during the meal did I feel as though we needed to ask for anything - even halfway through our dinner, our waiter reminded us of what we had told the host (we needed to leave by 9 for a 9:15 commitment), and he moved the courses along in order to achieve that for us. Such a great experience. The food was also incredible - we tried a caviar trio called “Distinction” and it arrived with all the expected accompaniments, but also an entire selection of different bases (blinis, latkes, toast points, etc) to choose from. We also enjoyed the steak tartare and the crispy rice (a must-try!). I loved the entire experience from start to finish, and will definitely be back.

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  27. NJ40

    New York City

    47 reviews

    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    To have staff staring, stalking, snickering while trying to enjoy a special birthday lunch is unacceptable. Judging, making assumptions, and hating on your own customers went out in the eighties. Shame on this restaurant. This was purposeful, which was identified by them telling the reservation site that we failed to show, so we could not review this experience. However, they forgot about the credit card receipt. Thank you to Caviar Russe for ruining my son’s birthday, it will never be forgotten. Staff needs serious retraining.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. JasonL

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    OpenTable and restaurant website both promoted a Sunday brunch for $85 and when we got there it was $120 per person. We even validated that very day that the pricing still showed $85 online. The food was just ok, definitely not worth $120 pp. Feels very deceptive and unethical as the site still says $85. We had major regrets after spending nearly $400 for a very average brunch and 2 drinks

    2 people found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good restaurant The food and the service was very good. 3 comments : - the sofa where you seat should be replaced… not so clean - the plate could be a little bit more full - the price are a little high for a 1 star Michelin (based on my French experience) but it was NYC 🤗

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute booking. Had the seafood tower and caviar supplement. Felt like food was average - Caviar exquisite but rest of seafood was typical. Felt a lot of upselling pressure, when we just wanted to relax and enjoy ourselves. Price value ratio not acceptable for seafood tower - seems like oysters were less fresh? Anyway will not recommend to others

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in NYC! Just can't beat it! Fantastic!

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  32. MichaelM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best restaurant in NYC. the service , ambiance and food is outstanding. I wish I could eat there every week !

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  33. ArthurM

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food, service and ambience were perfect. This is one of our favorite New York restaurants, and it never disappoints us. If you want a wonderful setting with a highly professional staff, great champagne, top notch caviar and a professional kitchen you’ll enjoy yourself here.

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  34. RyanH

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing experience, food great, service great, venue great

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing , all around amazing

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  36. okggg

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined here twice. First at the fine dining on the second floor, second at the bar lounge on the first floor. Both experiences were great. Second floor fine dining experience was more formal and prettier, with nice decorations. First floor lounge experience was more casual. I wanted to try different dishes this time, so I chose to eat at the lounge at Caviar Russe. Food: Every dish was fresh. Mainly came her for the various Caviar tastings, which was nice. King crab, scallop and uni were tasty. But tuna was a bit too salty for me. Cocktails were refreshing and sweet. Also had Dom perignon champagne along with caviar. Service: Our server was attentive. He also brought us some dessert with a candle. Even though it was bar lounge menu items, the cost of the dinner came out to be almost 1000, which could be a cost if fine dining. Ambiance: I prefer the ambiance of fine dining room on the second floor. Would come back sometime for fine dining again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing …loved the whole experience!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a lovely experience at Caviar Russe. The atmosphere was wonderful, the staff attentive and the food divine. For a special occasion the experience is very much worth it.

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  39. bsgmd

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive? Yes. But worth every. single. penny. We dine out very often and at the best restaurants. Caviar Russe is the most undiscovered secret in NYC. The food (quality and originality) and service is beyond compare. Truly. If you love caviar then it’s a no brainer, but the other food options - which are extensive- are incredible too. Upstairs is more quiet and reserved. Downstairs lounge more hip and now w DJ a little loud. But this is just always and consistently a very special and outstanding experience.

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  40. AlanE

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caviar Russe isone of the best restaurants in NYC. It is expensive, but the experience is so unique, that it is worth the money. Consider this place for a special occasion.

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FAQs

Caviar Russe is rated 4.8 stars by 803 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Caviar Russe

538 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Btwn 54th and 55th
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, French, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    6, E, M, F trains to 5th avenue, Madison, buses.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 980-5908
  • Catering
    While we do not provide catering options, all of our caviar and smoked salmon is available to purchase on our website, www.caviarrusse.com.
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