The Russian Tea Room

150 West 57th Street, 10019, New York

Main Course $35
Food Spend $75
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 23:30

This was a charming dinner experience. The restaurant is very quaint and old fashioned. The food was delicious.

Catherine Swinn & Helen Lewis 31 August 2017
From Auckland

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More about The Russian Tea Room

Opulent and grand, The Russian Tea Room in New York offers elegant fine dining in sophisticated surroundings. Superb continental cuisine with Russian fare is the key focus at the exquisite Russian Tea Room.

The elegant interior features bold red leather banquettes and Art Deco design. Full of character, Russian Tea Room has been a cultural hub in New York for over 80 years, after the members of the Russian Imperial Ballet founded the restaurant in 1927.

Full of delicious classics, the menu includes signature dishes like beef stroganoff,
poached lobster salad or chicken kiev with caramelized wild rice. High Tea at The Russian Tea Room includes sandwiches and blinis along with cupcakes, seasonal scones and petits fours. A fine selection of loose leaf teas will complement the high tea, with the optional accompaniment of champagne.

Close to New York's Carnegie Hall, the vibrant tradition of the Russian Tea Room legacy is still alive to this day.

Customer Reviews for The Russian Tea Room


(based on 426 reviews)

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  • dinner (203)
  • romantic (202)
  • afternoon tea (184)
  • luxury (183)
  • lunch (117)
  • private dining (104)
  • business (63)
  • large parties (53)
  • entertainment (37)
  • value (29)
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  • breakfast (23)
  • child friendly (23)
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29 December 2016 by Jonathan Croft from Calgary
Food was great but service was slow. Our poor waitress seemed very busy and it appeared the restaurant was understaffed. We were thankful we went plenty early before our show. We were not offered bread until our meal arrived at our table, even though the fellow came around to other tables around us. It was such a tease as we were very hungry.
28 December 2016 by Michelle Gore from Middletown
The food was very tasty, especially the tea sandwiches. I would have liked more of a variety in the teas, though.
28 December 2016 by Catherine Beauverd from Bülach Switzerland
The dinner was good but the presentation without presentation, the food is on a plate , was not very hot (mashed potatoes), the beef amazing, the desserts fine and the Vodkas too
27 December 2016 by Hazel Ozturk from Malta
Awful. I made a reservation for "a la carte" through their website. when we got there they told us they don't have a la carte menu in christmas day and only thing they have is tabldot for $125 per person. If this is the case, do not let your customers to make a reservation online for a la carte on Christmas day. I wrote down December 25th while making a reservation. Such a disappointment for The Russian Tea Room.
27 December 2016 by Jenny Pieridis from Sydney Australia
Wonderful experience, service was excellent, atmosphere & decor superb. Feel very fortunate to dine there with my daughter on our holiday to New York. Will definitely return again should we be lucky enough to return to NY.
27 December 2016 by Steve Johnston from Ann Arbor
We had a great time. Good food, great service, and nice people. Our next trip to NYC we will be back.
27 December 2016 by Ashraf Hossain from Atlanta
Beautiful interior, worth the visit itself. Service was outstanding with the server and server assistant being very attentive to our every need. Food was also delicious, great options for the pre-fixe X-mas menu.
26 December 2016 by Karin Vanbaelen from Tienen
Big deception on Christmas Eve !Decor was as I remembered,but that was all! Diners packed at small tables in the middle of the room.Attention to those elbows and no privacy in the least.Ambience worthy of a fast food place:so noisy you could not hear any music(was there?)Food was very mediocre and the noodles on the beef stroganoff were cold.Decided not to have desert:we wanted to get out as soon as possible.Who wants to spend 350$ on caviar in such a setting?This really was not the experience that I dreamed of for my XMas in NYC.(and that I was willing to pay for)The service was lousy as well.Nothing compared to th meal I had there in 1989.Deplorable...
26 December 2016 by Summer Sondov from New York
I was so excited about afternoon tea at the Russian Tea Room. When we arrived, we were seated at a very small table in the center area of the dining room. Seeing that we were going to have two towers, 2 tea pots and cups, and 2 glasses of champagne, I asked to be moved to a larger table so that things would t be so crammed. It took talking to 4 people and waiting 20 minutes to be told that there was not a table for us to move to although there were 7 empty booths at the time (and 5 of those were still empty when we left). I fully understand if we were there for dinner and the booths were needed for larger parties, but it was 3:00pm and that just wasn't the case.

Our server was a man of very little words and never checked on us. He only came by to take our order and to drop the check. The only time he was friendly was when he said goodbye as we walked out the door.

I have had many afternoon teas and the tea and food here (savories and sweets) were mediocre at best. The bread on some of the sandwiches and the cupcakes were very dry and almost seemed like they had been sitting out too long.

I had such high expectations for the Russian Tea Room. I envisioned a magical Christmas Eve afternoon tea at an institution in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and all I got was one disappointment after another.
26 December 2016 by Philip Scharper from New York
Opulent atmosphere, most charmingly decorated for the holidays. Excellent service, attentive staff, yet over-priced for tea service by $20 per person fow what was served.

The Russian Tea Room

150 West 57th Street, 10019, New York

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