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

Russian Tea Room - NYC

4.3
4.3
5243 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 17 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 5,243 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

5,243 Reviews
  1. SusanD

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’ve never been to the Russian tea room, it is really a must visit when you go to New York City. Our server, ELIZABETH, was so attentive and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was very good and the ambience is just spectacular. Highly recommend.

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  2. kdmeit

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at RTR for decades. It never disappoints. The dining room is still gorgeous full of Russian artwork. Elizabeth, our server, was on point and friendly as were the entire staff. We had traditional blinis, caviar, Krug champagne along with several types of herring and black bread. All delicious if not princely. We look forward to returning when next in the city.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Alia was exceptional. Certainly provided the service expected of a 5 Star restaurant

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  4. Juls

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a Mothers Day gift from my husband. He treated me and our daughter to a ladies day out. The Russian Tea Room is a very special place for celebrations. We, of course had to order the Afternoon Tea and Beef Stroganoff. So elegantly prepared and delicious. The service was exceptional. We have not been here before but will come again to this very historic and iconic restarant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, and the service was excellent!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to get back to NYC!!!!! I definitely my favourite restaurant in the city!!! Loved loved loved it!

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  7. KathyO

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is such s beautiful place with gorgeous art and decor. The food is interesting, elegant and delicious. The service is lovely and helpful. I felt valued and respected as a single diner seated at a beautiful table. There were lots of little touches that made it truly special and I made it to the theatre on time too!

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  8. Michael

    Tampa

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drink prices have gotten outrageous at $30. But it is what it is. It’s an enjoyable experience

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Not enough food for the price Great meal otherwise

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  10. MariaH

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    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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  11. CarolineT

    Surrey

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. woog

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    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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  29. 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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  30. Beth

    New York City

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. GIORGION

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent food, great wines and liquors. Always a pleasure to return!

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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Russian Tea Room - NYC is rated 4.3 stars by 5243 OpenTable diners.

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

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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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