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Russian Tea Room - NYC, New York, NY

Russian Tea Room - NYC

4.3
4.3
3821 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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Additional information

  • 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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Popular dishes

Menu

Viennoiserie

  • Mixed Basket$18.00

    Croissant, pain au chocolat, blueberry muffin, pain aux amandes

    • Raspberry Danish$6.00

      • Pain aux Amandes$6.00

        • Pain au Chocolat$6.00

          • Glazed Doughnut$6.00

            • Croissant$6.00

              • Blueberry Muffin$6.00

                Brunch Specials

                • Smoked Salmon Platter$35.00

                  Smoked salmon, toasted bagel, cream cheese, onions, capers and tomatoes

                  • Truffle Quiche$24.00

                    Bacon, leeks, black truffle, potato and Gruyère cheese

                    • Cinnamon Russian Toast$20.00

                      Large walnut and raisin brioche sautéed with vanilla and spices with sweet cream

                      • Three Buttermilk Pancakes$20.00

                        Any combination of the following: chocolate chip, blueberry or candied pecans all served with maple syrup or honey

                        • Eggs Florentine$22.00

                          Bacon, spinach, toasted English muffin, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

                          • Czar's Eggs$30.00

                            Two eggs soft boiled, topped with salmon roe served with blini and traditional accompaniments

                            Eggs

                            Served with guest's choice of white or wheat toast

                            • Caviar Omelette$38.00

                              Red caviar with sour cream, fine herbs and Rösti potatoes

                              • Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Scottish Salmon$30.00

                                Rösti potatoes, sour cream and dill

                                • Two Eggs$22.00

                                  Preparation of your choice, bacon or sausage and Rösti potatoes

                                  • Egg White Omelette$22.00

                                    Golden egg whites served with spinach, mushrooms and swiss cheese

                                    Sides

                                    • Toast$4.00

                                      white or wheat

                                      • Bacon$10.00

                                        • Smoked Sausage$10.00

                                          turkey or pork

                                          Tea

                                          Each Tea $10

                                            Black Tea

                                            • St. Petersburg

                                              Citrus, red fruits, and caramel

                                              • Anastasia

                                                Earl Grey, lemon, and orange blossom

                                                • Earl Grey

                                                  Ceylon black tea with a bergamot flavor

                                                  • Darjeeling

                                                    Indian black tea

                                                    • Russian Morning

                                                      Russian blend of black Chinese and Indian tea

                                                      • Troika

                                                        Earl Grey, orange, and mandarin

                                                        • Prince Vladimir

                                                          Citrus, vanilla, and spices

                                                          • Lapsang Souchong

                                                            Chinese black tea with a smoky flavor

                                                            • English Breakfast

                                                              Ceylon tea with a brisk flavor

                                                              • Russian Country

                                                                Soft, smoky blend of Keemun, Assam, Ceylon, and Formosa Oolong teas with a touch of Lapsang Souchong

                                                                Oolong Tea

                                                                • Wuyi Oolong

                                                                  Mild grassy notes with a sweet finish

                                                                  • Formosa Oolong

                                                                    Slight nutty aroma with a delicate flavor

                                                                    Green Tea

                                                                    • Sencha

                                                                      Japanese variety with a delicate, grassy aroma

                                                                      • Hoji Cha

                                                                        Japanese green tea roasted over charcoal

                                                                        • Lung Ching

                                                                          Roasted Japanese green tea with a nutty aroma

                                                                          • Jasmine

                                                                            Chinese green tea with jasmine flowers

                                                                            White Tea

                                                                            • Winter White Earl Grey

                                                                              Silver budded Chinese tea with citrus bergamot oil

                                                                              Herbal Tea (Caffeine Free)

                                                                              • Chamomile

                                                                                Chamomile with delicate sweet notes

                                                                                • Rooibos Chai

                                                                                  South African red bush with Indian spices

                                                                                  • Peach & Ginger Twist

                                                                                    Slightly spicy with fruity citrus notes

                                                                                    • Mint Verbena

                                                                                      Pure peppermint

                                                                                      Caviar

                                                                                      Served with warm buckwheat blinis and traditional accompaniments

                                                                                        Imported Black Farm Raised Caviar

                                                                                        • Beluga Hybrid

                                                                                          • 1oz$325.00
                                                                                        • Golden Osetra

                                                                                          • 1oz$295.00
                                                                                        • Sevruga

                                                                                          • 1oz$275.00
                                                                                        • Russian Osetra

                                                                                          • 1oz$205.00
                                                                                        • Siberian Osetra

                                                                                          • 1oz$195.00
                                                                                        • Italian White Sturgeon

                                                                                          • 1oz$200.00

                                                                                        American

                                                                                        • Wild American Hackleback

                                                                                          • 1oz$115.00
                                                                                        • California White Sturgeon

                                                                                          • 1oz$155.00
                                                                                        • American Paddlefish Roe

                                                                                          • 1oz$145.00
                                                                                        • Wild Alaskan Salmon Roe

                                                                                          • 1oz$105.00

                                                                                        Beverages

                                                                                        • Soda$10.00

                                                                                          • Coffee$8.00

                                                                                            • Espresso$8.00

                                                                                              • Cappuccino$8.00

                                                                                                • Café au Lait$8.00

                                                                                                  • Latte$8.00

                                                                                                    • Bloody Mary$16.00

                                                                                                      • Champagne$18.00

                                                                                                        Prepared with Charles de Fére, Brut Cuvée, Bellini, Champagne Cocktail, Mimosa

                                                                                                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                        What 3,821 people are saying

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                                                                                                        4.3
                                                                                                        4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                        • 4.2Food
                                                                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                        • 3.7Value

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                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Fantastic birthday spot for your significant other!

                                                                                                        2. KO

                                                                                                          KaraO

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Fantastic food, gorgeous decor! Will definitely return.

                                                                                                        3. RL

                                                                                                          RichardL

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Glamourous and elegant, good selection of dishes and excellent, responsive service combined to make a most pleasant dining experience.

                                                                                                        4. A

                                                                                                          Alexander

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                          Faded glory - both the decor and the food are very mediocre.

                                                                                                        5. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Perfect pre-Carnegie dinner spot. Excellent renditions of classic European dishes complimented by a thoughtful wine list. Caviar is not to be missed!

                                                                                                        6. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          W e absolutely love it definitely going back

                                                                                                        7. KD

                                                                                                          KimD

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Our waiter even assisted me to help find the supplier of the delicious tea that I was drinking. The decor is worth seeing along with the paintings. This is a must see in New York!

                                                                                                        8. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                          overall1food1service2ambience4

                                                                                                          My friend and I went there for high tea, we weren’t told that there was shellfish in one of the sandwiches that were brought along with the tea. I’m allergic to shellfish and started having a slight reaction, told a lady named Cristina that it was not ok that I wasn’t told that there was shellfish and that is normal for servers to usually ask about allergies. She started saying it was my fault and became quite aggressive defending her point. I asked if they had any antihistamine, they didn’t. I left my friend there, went to a Duane Reade next door, took Benadryl and came back to the restaurant. The food was mediocre, overpriced and the restaurant did not even offer a drink or anything to compensate for the trouble. I’ve been bringing people here for 20 years and it’s now just a decadent tourist place. Nick our server was extremely nice, but still, I won’t be coming back.

                                                                                                        9. MS

                                                                                                          MadisenS

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great Russian food - really interesting setting and atmosphere in the restaurant

                                                                                                        10. AM

                                                                                                          AdamM

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Flew there from Omaha to celebrate my retirement from law enforcement!! Best meal we've ever had!!!

                                                                                                        11. CB

                                                                                                          CBdiner

                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The Russian Tea Room is a pleasurable dining experience more than it is a fine meal. The room is plush and elegant, with soft surfaces muting the conversation and providing that most rare experience, a quiet restaurant meal. Service was exemplary with regard to timing, attentiveness and knowledge of the food and drink menu. The food was a solid "B". Everything was fresh and well prepared but generally uninspired. The one exception was a small rack of lamb chops which were bursting with flavor and quite juicy despite being prepared perfectly to the ordered medium degree of doneness. (How wonderful they would be medium-rare, but my companion prefers medium.) This can't be called a good value, but we don't regret spending the money for a lovely time. A hint for the bar: it would cost you little to stock a top-shelf vermouth for those who prefer a negroni or manhattan, and the cocktail is far better. I did enjoy my rye-based vodka but in the end it does just taste like vodka.

                                                                                                        12. HB

                                                                                                          HoneyBadger

                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing food, history and setting. Service is impeccable. An icon in NY. Worth the trip and the bill.

                                                                                                        13. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great food, a little pricy though. But all and all the atmosphere and the design makes the experience really special. I’d definitely recommend.

                                                                                                        14. R

                                                                                                          Redhead2

                                                                                                          San Antonio

                                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Fantastic gorgeous room With impeccable service and marvelous menu…

                                                                                                        15. BS

                                                                                                          BethanyS

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Absolutely loved my visit to Russian Tea Room. What an incredibly beautiful restaurant. The service was truly outstanding, the meal was perfectly paced, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy our dining experience. We (party of 2) shared the vodka caviar tasting and it was spectacular. The Borscht and Beef Stroganoff were delicious! 5 stars, loved it!!! Vladimir our server was one of the best servers I’ve ever had. Impeccable!

                                                                                                        16. DU

                                                                                                          DrUB

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                          I expected a decadent experience for the afternoon tea service. Alas, the only decadent aspect was the price. The amount of caviar was so minuscule, that the blini completely overpowered it both in taste and texture. Forget about finding nuance and contrast between the two offers, forget about experiencing those tiny explosions of flavor in your mouth, you could barely taste any saltiness in that bite. The sandwiches were good and pretty, but the presentation was lacking; just a bunch of triangles. Make it stunning: different shapes at least. The sweet course was very good but 3 scones (2 of which were practically indistinguishable) was a lot. Perhaps a savory scone would’ve broken the monotony of the first course and lightened the starchiness of the second one. Having said that, the scones’ texture was on point (crumbly, not too dry, almost like a biscuit). The salted caramel macaroon is one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth. The petit fours were cute and good. The red velvet cupcake was flavorful but dry and uninteresting. We ordered the champagne and I was disappointed that it was only a small glass. A split would’ve added some value and excitement. The tea was delicious. The service was profesional and through, if a bit cold. The place continues to be stunning. Unfortunately, it was a slow afternoon; I would’ve enjoyed a larger crowd but I don’t know if that ever happens anymore. A memorable experience, with much room for improvement. In the end I felt like a trapped tourist. An institution like this does not survive nearly a century by gathering dust; I hope I get to experience the next “refresh”.

                                                                                                        17. FN

                                                                                                          FredN

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                          Opulent setting. My beef stroganoff should have been listed as “beef and noodles,” as it was devoid of sour cream or any other traditional stroganoff flavors. Chicken Kiev was fine.

                                                                                                        18. M

                                                                                                          Michael

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                          The service was very rushed, each course brought our mere minutes after the prior. Check arrived at the table before we asked for it. Food was good, not great. Price was ridiculous.

                                                                                                        19. TJ

                                                                                                          TerrenceJ

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                          Loved the food! It may have been painfully overpriced, but the beef stroganoff and Czar's Gold and Caviar Parfait were simply to die for. My big issue with the Russian Tea Room happened at the beginning of my dinner, many hours after the restaurant had opened for the day. After asking my server for the bathroom's location, I waited a few minutes and then followed the directions he gave. I was shocked at what I found. The bathrooms were located up two flights of stairs, to the right of the entry door, and from the stairs through to both the men's and women's restrooms (I checked both in desperation) there were no lights on, windows to let light in or any visible light switches with which to turn the lights on! The staff had prior warning that someone would be using the bathroom, so turning on the lights most definitely should not have been overlooked, even if I was the first person all day to have used their bathroom. In another establishment, with considerate staff, I would have asked for them to rectify their mistake. But in the case of the Russian Tea Room, I made do with the fumbling around the pitch black space with my smartphone's flashlight to guide me.

                                                                                                        20. V

                                                                                                          Vivian

                                                                                                          Greensboro

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          An iconic NYC spot full of history & beautiful ambience. We went at 11:30 and we were one of two parties in the whole place til about 12:30. Staff SO attentive to every detail!! Every bite was delicious and you can’t beat the cherry/honey sweetness for the tea!

                                                                                                        21. P

                                                                                                          Pamela

                                                                                                          Milwaukee

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                          The waiter was not friendly or informative. The food was not as described on the menu.

                                                                                                        22. DO

                                                                                                          DONALDT

                                                                                                          Detroit

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Went for their Afternoon Tea. EVERYTHING was fabulous! The decor is unbelievable. The service was top notch. The food was delicious. And so many vodkas to choose from...

                                                                                                        23. PM

                                                                                                          PeepsMD

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                          Disappointing overall. Despite advertising and speaking up the bear fish tank - even on the menu, you can’t go upstairs and see it unless it’s a special occasion. Wait staff was very robotic. Sadly there was not 1 Russian in the restaurant making the experience less authentic. Perhaps at a time it was authentic. Now it seem old and a bit drab. Sorry just keeping it real.

                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Very good service in an iconic venue with plenty of food for afternoon tea. All the finger sandwiches were great as well as the desserts for second course. The only gripe I would have is that when we asked for a tea refresh we should have been offered fresh tea instead of reusing the first by just adding hot water.

                                                                                                        25. B

                                                                                                          Bekah

                                                                                                          San Diego

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                          The atmosphere was so fun! Bit of a shame the quality/value of the afternoon tea didn't quite meet expectations. Glad we went - can check it off our 'NYC Institutions' list.

                                                                                                        26. R

                                                                                                          Rece

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Aside from how long it took us to get seated and the hostess walking back and forth it was a good time after we finally got seated

                                                                                                        27. S

                                                                                                          Smomof4

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Mother’s Day at the Russian tea room was not as outstanding as it has been in previous years, pre covid. The food was delicious, but super small portions. My 6’1” 15 year old son, had his plate, half of mine and half his sisters. The Bread basket which is the draw for us to return was a plate of 6 pieces of mixed bread, not the lovely filled basket of mixed rolls, muffins and pasties as before. I was very disappointed when the prices remain the same and the portions way too small. Sad, because its such a NYC icon.

                                                                                                        28. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                          Booked the Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day. The majority of all diners had chosen the same experience which means we were all being served the same thing - a quarter of 8 different sandwiches, and tray of cupcakes and scones (which were stale and obviously not baked on premise). The service was slow in terms of getting the attention of the wait staff and when they did make their way to you, they rushed you. Our waiter came by two times asking us how our sandwiches were when he had clearly not brought it AND our table didn’t have any food trays on it. They finally delivered the dessert tray (before the sandwiches). My friend had chosen the gluten free option so instead of an assortment of 3 scones, 2 cupcakes and chocolates, she was given a small bowl of berries - the value simply was not there. Again the waiter came over to ask about our sandwiches and we informed him that we never had them. The manager was brought over to ask us the same question (4th time now) at which point she asked us is if we still wanted our food. We were starving at this point so yes, we did. Our food was retrieved and she apologized for this error but there were zero reparations made or offered. The waiter didn’t apologize. The restaurant was still hustling us out for the 90 minute time limit. Water glasses never refilled, no attempts to ask if we wanted to order more drinks, and when we asked for more tea we were given a cup of hot water to put our OLD tea bag into so we had very weak tea. The restaurant is pretty to look at. The food was unremarkable. The service was appalling. $235 for two people (we had the champagne option which to be clear - is ONE glass of champagne for each diner for $30 each) for afternoon tea. I recommend everyone to go to The Whitby next time and not be pulled into this establishment due to them being perceived as a NYC landmark.

                                                                                                        29. LM

                                                                                                          LauraM

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Service and ambience were amazing. Can’t say enough good things about the staff. The food however was a different story. Nothing special, unbelievably small portions and completely overpriced. Would not dine here again. For example we ordered the mussels as an appetizer. There were eight mussels in the dish….

                                                                                                        30. SL

                                                                                                          SpoonieLuv

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                          restaurant needs some upgrades and valet service. food and service okay

                                                                                                        31. KS

                                                                                                          KellyS

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We had excellent service and we didn’t have to wait for any of our food or drinks. The food was disappointing and average. I guess if the prices were lower it would have been fine. Or if the quality of food were much better it would have been fine. With all the lovely dining in New York we Probably won’t go back

                                                                                                        32. CM

                                                                                                          CarolynM

                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                          Food and decor are great. Service was terrible. Server was inattentive and rude. We were seated at 4pm. At 4:45, while I was literally lifting a forkful of dessert to my mouth, a manager came over and asked if we wanted a to go box. Not sure if they were anticipating a rush, but there were empty tables. I thought this was very unprofessional. Our waiter was clearly in a bad mood and would disappear for long stretches for long stretches of time

                                                                                                        33. A

                                                                                                          Ameer

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Unbelievable environment. Very beautiful and cozy restaurant. Highly recommend this place. Unique experience. Definitely must go place. Loved it.

                                                                                                        34. b

                                                                                                          booboo24

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          My mom and I were lucky enough to get a booth which made a difference in our experience. I saw how the tables were placed and it was a bit cramped for my style. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is amazing. They made a mistake on one of our selections and were willing to take back both sandwich trays to redo it all which I thought was a big waste of food/money for the restaurant. We said to just take the 2 we didn't want and bring the ones we did want. I suggested giving me a glass of champagne or something else for the mistake but the waitress said she is not allowed which is not true. A manager could have done it for us but they just chose not to.

                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          San Antonio

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great food and amazing service. Seriously overpriced

                                                                                                        36. R

                                                                                                          Rach

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          A bit pricey. We had 90 minute time limit on the table. The service by the waiters and busters were excellent. The hostess was ok. The afternoon teas was good except for the blue cheese sandwich. Way too strong. Ambiance was nice. Very pricey but your paying for the history and location.

                                                                                                        37. AC

                                                                                                          AprilC

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The service was impeccable! I haven't had that type of attentive service in awhile. This was my first time here and it did not disappoint! A magnificent experience all around.

                                                                                                        38. JL

                                                                                                          JoeL

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                          This is a beautiful room with nice service. But the food is average, unimaginative and extremely expensive. The drinks are even more expensive. The is a New York mainstay but would be better as a museum than a Restaraunt.

                                                                                                        39. C

                                                                                                          Chris

                                                                                                          Omaha

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Exquisite dining experience at iconic New York City restaurant with history, charm and legacy.

                                                                                                        40. ST

                                                                                                          SusanT

                                                                                                          San Diego

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                          Lapses in service: utensils removed, not replaced, hot scones delivered without butter/jam, tea not replenished, general lack of attention Savory sandwich’s too few, desserts too many. Balance seemed off.

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                        FAQs

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

                                                                                                        Russian Tea Room - NYC is rated 4.3 stars by 3821 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                        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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