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Main Dining Room Bar - Russian Tea Room - NYC, New York, NY

Russian Tea Room - NYC

4.3
4.3
5233 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 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Russian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm High Tea Service Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:45 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 581-7100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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 5,233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

5,238 Reviews
  1. MariaH

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful gem in this city. The original art on the walls multiplies the quality of the ambiance. Food is excellent.

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  2. CarolineT

    Surrey

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely special occasion meal out with great service in a unique venue

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We have loved the Russian tea room for years. This last visit was on Mother’s Day and their service was incredibly slow. Either there were new servers or the bustle of the holiday was too much for the team to handle. We made the best of the day but for what the cost of the experience is we had hoped for better service overall.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience with great food and excellent service. We’ll be back! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  5. LeslieW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful room, good food, great service by Sean. The music set the mood for a fabulous dining experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Russian Tea Room is in my top 5 New York restaurants. I've been coming here for over 40 years and it's consistently wonderful. The beef stroganoff is the best I've ever had. It's a gorgeous restaurant with a wonderful ambiance and perfect service.

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  7. 57street

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    iconic setting, food is ok,, but not as great as in past. Almost no crowd

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was perfect. Couldn't ask for better.

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  9. LizB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tourist trap - food isn’t fresh nor plentiful. The cakes tasted like Duncan Hines packet mix. $395 a rip off. Decor is beautiful.

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  10. DonFoody

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, quality service and the ambiance is lively in the evening. Especially on a Friday.

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  11. mishinator

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was appreciated food was very tasty and service was excellent

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  12. NancyT

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Russian Tea Room is an icon, and never disappoints❗️ Fabulous classic food, very attentive service❗️

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  13. JackeeD

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting with impeccable service and delicious food!

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  14. NikkiT

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very over priced & the scallop entree was very weak for the price. Dessert was very dry

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  15. MichaelK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is inattentive, food is ordinary, surroundings elegant. They need to step up their game.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service, bland food and over priced food and drinks

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  17. brock

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch food experience and service. Grand Tea was wonderful and Alia’s service tremendous.

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  18. DEN4

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was fun but pricey. Very nice surroundings, beautiful room. Clotted cream and scones were very tasty. Creme brulee was very good. Thought some of the cakes were dry, some of the bread sandwiches were dry, although the fillings were good. We started with one waiter and then he disappeared, and didn't know who to ask questions. Asked if companion wanted a second glass of champagne, and then found he was charged $28 for it. They could have mentioned "not included." Tea were tea bags.

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  19. woog

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere. Waiter abd manager were great and highly efficient. Will return in next trip.

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  20. TinaN

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the noise wonderful time celebrating my daughter's 30th birthday! Jasmin did a wonderful job taking care of us! The food, service and atmosphere made our celebration a truly memorable one! Thanks so much!

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  21. Beth

    New York City

    111 reviews

    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is impeccable and the ambiance cannot be matched. The food isn’t at the same level of excellence but is good nonetheless. The prices are high.

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  22. MelissaW

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iconic gem next to Carneige Hall. Service was exceptional as Jasmine was amazing. The food was perfect. Strongaoff anywhere else is ruined for me , it was to die for. Cant wait to return on my next trip!

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  23. wantmore

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are reasons why certain restaurants are stalwarts. Environment-- exactly what you want. Four courses-- everything was delicious. Haven't been there in 20 years. What was I thinking? Next time in NYC, they'll be seeing me.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a superb evening celebrating a special birthday.

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  25. lilyF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent in every way--peaceful,verrry friendly waiters and staff

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  26. Suzanne

    New York City

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our cocktails and starters were excellent. My chicken Kiev was very good but unfortunately my wife’s beef Wellington was not the best…the restaurant was good enough to deduct it from the bill and they were good about it. We ended the night with some 2 very good good teas.

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  27. DonnaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious (as always); the service was excellent; the atmosphere was perfect. It was what an evening out should be - relaxing and enjoyable.

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  28. Kayo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected with no fail, you're transported back a few decades to the good old days of NYC. It's a landmark that should be well protected forever. Food id amazing, service impeccable. Thank you for making my catch up with a good friend special.

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  29. Valerie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal at the Russian Tea Room was spectacular. We shared a beef dumpling appetizer and enjoyed mushroom stroganoff for our main course. We ordered creme brûlée and tea for dessert. All of the food was excellent in taste, temperature, and presentation. Not only was the food excellent, but the atmosphere and the service were truly outstanding. The dining room is quiet and so beautiful, and the service was top-notch. The staff is extremely helpful and attentive without being intrusive, and everything about our meal was perfectly timed. I'm sorry that I can't remember the name of our server, because he deserves all the accolades! I highly recommend the Russian Tea Room for excellent food and an elegant all-around experience.

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  30. P80825

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This institution is past its prime. The ambiance is gaudy and outdated. The service was very good but there were many empty tables. The food is the main problem. I remember the food as being wonderful when I was there 29 years ago. The appetizers were fine but the main courses were terrible.

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  31. JoeH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Do not order the salmon wrapped in pastry. The fish was inedible. The waiter visited out table once, and the place was nearly empty on a Sunday night. Tea was a bag in hot water. Russian beer cost $24 a bottle. This place used to be great! What happened? Disappointing food and service and way overpriced.

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  32. kathleenh

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is beautiful. The staff and food were excellent.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Russian Tea Room was something I have wanted to experience for a very long time, and it definitely did not disappoint! We went for brunch and upon arrival were warmly greeted, taken back to our reserved table, and waited on immediately. Every staff member was friendly and attentive. We had the assorted basket to start, which was sooo delicious! Then our group had the French toast and Truffle Quiche, both tasty and filling! One person in our group had the Cosmonaut mixed drink and she said it was the best drink she's ever tasted. All in all, a truly wonderful experience, and I am looking forward to going back at our next visit to NYC!

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  34. Cesar

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant place for dinner. Good food and service. Highly recommended.

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  35. RL92

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I definitely can't say it was a bad experience, and if I had no afternoon tea experience to compare it against, I would probably have been blown away, but that isn't the case. Drake Hotel in Chicago has them beat (and for about half the price) and frankly so does Russian Tea Time, also in Chicago. The dessert tray at Russian Tea Room was uninspired at best and inappropriate at worst (a fruity pebble-flavored macaron doesn't belong at an elegant $145 tea). The savories were quite good but again, largely uninspired and a bit dated. The seared tuna with watercress was probably the most 'elevated' and contemporary item served in the tea assortment. They also only offered clotted cream to go with the scones upon request, though I guess I can give a pass on that as this is the Russian tea room, not the English tea room. All in all it was a fine experience and you'll have a good time if you go, those are just my personal critiques based on other experiences I've had elsewhere.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded our expectations. The food. The service. The atmosphere. Amazing!

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  37. MarkP

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to try this iconic restaurant, was pleasantly surprised. Wonderful service

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  38. DeniseS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at the Russian Tea Room. It was delightful and beautiful. Came to celebrate a special milestone birthday.

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  39. Frog

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not as I remembered from years ago regarding food; borscht not as rich and accompanying dumpling half the size

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always visit Russian Tea room when in NYC. The staff is wonderful, especially the Host, Abby!

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Russian Tea Room - NYC is rated 4.3 stars by 5233 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
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 High Tea Service Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:45 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • 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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