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Russian Tea Room - NYC, New York, NY

Russian Tea Room - NYC

4.4
4.4
3874 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Russian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Business Express Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm High Tea Service Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:45 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:45 pm–10:00 pm Pre/Post Prix Fixe Daily 4:45 pm–6:15 pm Daily 9:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 581-7100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marc Taxiera

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating a birthday, wedding, special occasion or hosting a corporate function, The Russian Tea Room can accommodate parties ranging from 10 to 50 guests for cocktails or full meals. With 3 completely unique and creative floors available, your guests will never forget your event.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Wood: (212) 333-2970

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 6th and 7th Avenues

  • Parking details

    A parking garage is available on 56th street behind the restaurant between 6th and 7th Avenues.

  • Public transit

    N, Q, R to 57th Street/7th Avenue<br><br />F to 57th Street<br><br />B, D, E to 7th Avenue/53rd Street<br><br />1, 2, A, B, C, D to Columbus Circle

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,874 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. w

    wannabeafoodcritc

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We went to this iconic restaurant with good friends and were well aware that it would be pricey. Food was tasty, but nothing we had was rave worthy. Borscht was not very hot, caviar was sparse and creme brulee ice cold. It was a one and done for us. There are many other high end restaurants in NYC well worth the money spent here.
  2. O

    Oldtownsenior

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We should have again done the vodka and caviar tasting instead of tea. Tea was good, as was champagne. Sandwiches also and cakes. Teeny tiny DROP of caviar on a teeny blini. Lovely service; beautiful place. For carb loving people, tea would be great. Otherwise, do the vodka tasting.
  3. D

    Deeee

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Are you looking for a quiet place with not great food and average service? If yes, then this place is for you. Very nicely decorated!
  4. SK

    SarahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Group of drunk, loud and obnoxious people arrived and waiters placed them in the booth right next to us, even though there were no tables occupied in the back. Food, music, and ambience were strong.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great lunch at the iconic NYC restaurant. We had the express business LUNCH price FIX. Fun experience for my mom’s bday.
  6. B

    Bondgirl

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious tea sandwiches. Great service and beautiful restaurant! I’m glad I popped in before heading to airport. Don’t forget to look at the cute little gift shop down the stairs by the restroom. I got a nice teaspoon as a momento—though it was overpriced. Id like to take my family next time when I’m in town. The menu items looked amazing and I overheard another table complimenting how tasty it was. I’ll be back.
  7. JC

    JuliaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing graduation celebration dinner for my son. Our server, Vladimir, was THE BEST!
  8. SZ

    SiomaraZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to tea rooms around NYC and this place has the best savory course by far! The staff was attentive and the ambiance was wonderful! I will definitely be returning to the Russian Tea Room my next time in NYC!
  9. LS

    LouisS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server, food were all fantastic and the ambiance was amazing
  10. SR

    SusanR

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the finest meals I have ever had. Service was excellent the ambiance is perfect and the food was nothing short of amazing. Affordable prefix menu but it would have been worth the price no matter what.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant, it feels magically. The service was wonderful and the food superb.
  12. s

    suer

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Going here is the best part of our annual NYC trip.
  13. CB

    ChristinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and such a great experience. I'm so glad we went
  14. CN

    CarleeN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We went for afternoon tea before our Broadway show. This was supposed to be something special and memorable, but from the time we walked in, the host/waiter/bartender was not at all friendly. Perhaps he realized that we were a little uncomfortable as we do not usually visit places this fancy, but he did nothing to make us more comfortable. I observed him going through and explaining the individual foods included in the tea service to other tables, but nothing for us. Simply dropped the trays and walked away. We were dressed nice (as nice as anyone else in the place), so I am not sure what his problem was, but to spend hundreds of dollars and not feel at all appreciated was very disappointing. I will add that there were two other tables filled when we arrived, and only four filled when we left, so it does not appear that they are in a place where they should be alienating customers with snootiness. Food was good and tea service was fun, but I would not recommend to anyone - there is a lot of great food in NYC without the terrible service.
  15. GG

    GiGiH

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfect. Staff very friendly and attentive. Beautiful room.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience.
  17. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of a kind and well worth experiencing during your trip to New York. The food is delicious, service very professional and friendly, and of course the atmosphere is unique.
  18. JA

    JaviA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date. Restaurant decoration is fantastic and really in theme with Russian Tea Room, food was really good and overall really nice environment. Waiters could be friendlier but other than that great place.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice and accommodating, we enjoyed our experience and first time eating Russian food!
  20. MG

    MrGee

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was simply divine! Lovely experience.
  21. VV

    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food impeccably and attentively served
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had heard of the Russian Tea Room when I was a kid and I had made myself a promise to come there once I made it to New York. The overall experience was nothing less than world class quality in the food (amazingly delicious chicken Caesar salad — best I’ve ever had in my life), our server, Vladimir B, was first rate and friendly and the ambience was absolutely perfect. The restroom downstairs was very clean and the hallway leading to the restrooms was filled with beautiful, fine items inside display cases which made the experience there all the more enjoyable. Will definitely be back to enjoy it again next time I’m in town.
  23. C

    Chef84

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I woukd have preferred a little more attention to detail. Our table was not crumbed in between courses. We were not brought ice water after we finished our bottle of aquapanna. Butter was hard/cold and so was the bread. Little things, stuff most people wouldn’t notice but I work in the industry so I did. My appetizers and entrees were phenomenal
  24. KS

    KseniaS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The server was very arrogant and not friendly, as well not enough attention for that expensive restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual
  26. j

    junobeach

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A romantic spot sitting at our private banquette. Food was very good, we had the two course meal that was main, desert plus tea and for NYC was reasonable. Will return on another trip to the City.
  27. F

    Fp13

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall but majorly overpriced. Special occasion so we paid. Food, ambiance, service was great.
  28. EH

    EllenH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the years, the Russian Tea Room still offers their guests an absolutely lovely experience. Excellent service and classical ambience. It never fails.
  29. WW

    WWMM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and service are exceptional.
  30. CB

    CatherineB

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a nice place for tea or brunch. We like traditional brunch sandwiches (probably boring....) but the food was good and we enjoyed it and would go back.
  31. JO

    JohnO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iconic, legendary. Food &amp; service were superb. Staff is super professional yet personal. Wonderful experience.
  32. CP

    CassandraP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The Russian Tea Room is an NYC icon, and I've no idea why I've lived and worked in the area for so long and had never sampled this place. Was looking for afternoon tea, and the Russian Tea Room showed up in a search. My dining companion was like, "can't we choose some other place? I don't want anything having to do with Russia." I directed them to the website, which opens with a banner in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and an explanation that the RTR was founded by one fleeing the oppression of Russia. We got past the initial hesitation, and I'm so glad we did! Walking into the Tea Room is like taking a step back in time, to the days of unapologetic opulence in the most unlikely places. And while it is opulent and elegant, I saw not a hint of pretentiousness. As a foodie of color, I've come to regard many "higher end" establishments with caution; there still exist (quasi)commercial establishments in this town where non-white skin is more impactful than green money. Fortunately, the Russian Tea Room is not one of them: here they genuinely welcome and tend to the needs of ALL their diners, making everyone inside feel welcomed and appreciated. So the ambiance is almost the main event, but the food rightfully takes this spot. We only stopped in for afternoon tea, and it did not disappoint!!! Because we only had about 90 minutes before heading to a play, we let our server know and they brought the main courses and the desserts together. The finger sandwiches were typical, though perhaps a bit larger and tastier than I was accustomed to. I've read reviews that called them bland and not enough; that was not my experience. The "Caviar Tasting" was 2 American "caviars" on blinis. The blinis were about the size of a penny. I intensely dislike the taste of caviar; there wasn't enough served for either me or my companion to even taste it. Still, overall it was a positive experience, one to which I will likely return.
  33. MB

    MissBsRoom

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance, food just a little overpriced.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner with my niece- everything was perfect.
  35. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience. The went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
  36. r

    rjfear

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic as always. I cannot thank you enough for the evening. We had an excellent dinner with family from LA and Miami. Everyone had a great evening.
  37. JM

    JessM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Excellent service. Decor a bit dated. Super quiet. 2nd course in afternoon tea was lackluster and food was dry and hard. Not worth the price.
  38. PS

    PaulS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Wish we could have enjoyed longer but needed to catch a plane
  39. KA

    KristiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our first time and we will be back! The place is lovely with all the decorations and things around. Service was top notch! we went for brunch but will be back to try dinner.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Brunch great, but average desserts. Amazing ambiance. Must go.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Russian Tea Room - NYC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Russian Tea Room - NYC is rated 4.4 stars by 3874 OpenTable diners.

Russian Tea Room - NYC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Russian Tea Room - NYC

150 W 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th and 7th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Business Express Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm High Tea Service Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:45 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:45 pm–10:00 pm Pre/Post Prix Fixe Daily 4:45 pm–6:15 pm Daily 9:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Russian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    A parking garage is available on 56th street behind the restaurant between 6th and 7th Avenues.

  • Public transit

    N, Q, R to 57th Street/7th AvenueF to 57th StreetB, D, E to 7th Avenue/53rd Street1, 2, A, B, C, D to Columbus Circle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marc Taxiera

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 581-7100

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating a birthday, wedding, special occasion or hosting a corporate function, The Russian Tea Room can accommodate parties ranging from 10 to 50 guests for cocktails or full meals. With 3 completely unique and creative floors available, your guests will never forget your event.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Wood: (212) 333-2970

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