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Russian Tea Room - NYC

4.2
3254 reviews
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$50 and over
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Continental
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Russian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
High Tea Service: Daily from 2-4:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:45pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:45pm - 11:30pm
Sunday Dinner - 4:45pm - 11:00pm
Business Express Lunch Prix Fixe $40 pp: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 4:45pm

Pre/Post Prix Fixe $60pp: Daily - 4:45pm - 6:15pm and 10pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(212) 581-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Taxiera
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
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Parking details
A parking garage is available on 56th street behind the restaurant between 6th and 7th Avenues.
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Public transit
N, Q, R to 57th Street/7th Avenue

F to 57th Street

B, D, E to 7th Avenue/53rd Street

1, 2, A, B, C, D to Columbus Circle
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Special events & promotions
We do private and special events of all kinds. Please contact us for information.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 800 guests for cocktails or full meals. With 3 completely unique and creative floors available, your guests will never forget your event.

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What 3254 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.6
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This was in celebration of our granddaughter’s first NYC visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely great restaurant! Nice foods and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great and the service was impeccable. I look forward to more dinners at the Russian Tea Room.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food here is good enough. It's a long time New York restaurant but some of their prices are just robbery. I had an iced tea and it was $10!! No refills or anything. What a rip off. The service is also very rushed and they try to push you out very quickly.

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Donna (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We were warmly greeted when we arrived. The room was quiet and beautifully decorated. We sat in a roomy booth. The pace was leisurely and I felt as comfortable as if I were at home. One person had the salad which was large for an appetizer and had blue cheese and walnuts. Looked great and she said it was. We had the crepe with a mild goat cheese which was delicious. I had the baked salmon with fresh carrots, brocolini and rice and they had beef stroganoff. We all loved our main courses. We all had cheesecake for dessert which was good. This was the restaurant week menu and a good value. Tea was $10 and was a teabag in a pot served with cherries. Seems to me that is way overpriced. Coffee is $8. They did have inexpensive wine for $9 a glass. Service was pleasant and professional. Will definitely go back.

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AmyX (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

second time there. For restaurant week. Food is quite disappointing given their long-time reputation as one of the legendary classic places. Services is worse. When i asked for hot tea and stopped him from pouring my ice water (cramps issue), he ROLLED HIS EYE on me and said "huh". tables are at a reasonable distance from each other. But somehow did not help reduce the noise level in the dining area. Very noisy. Would not recommend this place to any one.

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Options (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was very accommodating. Often not the case during restaurant week.

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DorisS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Enjoyed our winter restaurant week $29.00 lunch. Waiter was really pleasant and accommodating. Food was very good. We would have preferred a booth instead of a table,
since there were other parties of two that had booths. Don't know if that was because we
were there for restaurant week or not. We did ask hostess as she was seating us if we could have a booth (there were booths empty and one right near us was filled after that with a couple). We did order wine and pots of tea so our bill was closer to $50.00 pp, which was fine with us.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

One of the best experiences i’ve had in a restaurant. Definitely one of the places to go in nyc

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Dry finger sandwiches. Minimal amount of caviar. Our waiter disappeared at the end of the meal. Way overpriced. Will not go back.

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vipmoodyfoody (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We dined at the Russian Tea Room for Restaurant Week (winter 2018) and had a great experience. The RW menu was excellent and, unlike many restaurants that offer burgers or uninspired pasta on their RW menus, quite representative of the restaurant's classic fare. There was even a wine and vodka menu at reduced cost for RW diners. Most of us had the borscht, which was fantastic, and the beef stroganoff, which was very rich but delicious. The ambiance is quite different on the different floors of the restaurant -- with each floor nothing short of breathtaking. The Russian Tea Room is definitely one of the better options for RW dining.

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VICTORIA (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I called the reservation to put Happy birthday on the cake but they don't do it, the server
was not pleasant, the lady in front who took the name of us when we came, we were like
standing in front of her and she told us to move, while this american ladies stand in front
of her she didn't say anything, my first and last will not go back there anymore.

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GiaB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My colleagues and I went here for a restaurant week lunch outing and had an amazing experience. The 2nd floor was by far the best room in the house that featured,a giant statue of a polar bear filled with koi fish, ornate ceiling decorated with beautiful art work and stained glass! The service was phenomenal and the chocolate mousse is to die for!

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AnnaC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I had been here a couple of years ago and thought it was phenomenal. This time though the beef was dry and chewy, my boyfriend's chicken tasted like it had no seasoning on it, not even salt. While I wouldn't call it a "bad" experience, I feel like I don't want to go here again.

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JulieD (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was lovely. The service was outstanding and food was delicious!

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