Russian Tea Room - NYC

Russian Tea Room - NYC

"For over eighty 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. The lively tradition and legacy of the Russian Tea Room is alive and well! Gild the lily: Russian Tea Room 3.0 emerges four years later as the next-to-Carnegie-Hall player that could. Cuisine evokes the good old days, with caviar service, the beloved blinis, plus an updated menu with creative options that run from breakfast to late night."

150 W 57th Street, New York, NY
(212) 581-7100 serving: Midtown, Clinton
open:Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 4:45pm-11pm Sat 11am-3pm, 4:45pm-11pm Sun 11am-3pm, 4:45pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Eastern European, $$$$, Brunch, Business Dining, Celeb Hangout, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Historic Setting, Lunch Spot, People Watching, Private Rooms, Romantic Dining, Russian, Theater District Dining, American Express Accepted, Debit Card Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Coffee & Tea Shops,

The Low Down


What to Drink: In addition to its famous list of 40 vodkas, cocktails also fare splendidly. Though it may feel corny to order, the Moscow Mule delivers a gingery kick in the pants. The Cavitini comes with a cucumber slice topped with 10 grams of wild American Hackleback caviar floating over chilled Imperia vodka. Other cocktails of note inclide the Cosmonaut and Ivan the Terrible.

Lunch: The a la carte lunch menu includes dishes like the Burger Pojarski ($25) and a caviar omelet ($28). There's also a $35 three-course "business express" lunch.

Where to Sit: The red booths in the main dining room are perfect for surveying the entire room, as they all face outward.

Fun Fact: In the famous movie scene, Dustin Hoffman's "Tootsie" character revealed herself to her agent at table No. 2.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Re-opening to great fanfare in 2006, the restaurant brought back the same flourishes and dazzling decor that wowed diners for decades. Alas, what they failed to bring back was the consistency in the dining experience. With regular chef…
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Great place!
By Andrea B at Insider Pages

Great place to bring a group and hang out, enjoy the food and the drinks, especially the drinks! The vodka is top notch. The environment is as you'... Read More

Exciting food and atmosphere
By Lydia W at Insider Pages

This is my favorite restaurant in New York City. The borscht is out of this world as is the other cuisine, some of which might be a new experience ... Read More

Russian Tea Room
By Carole B at Insider Pages

You've seen this restaurant in movies. It's always been an in place to go. The food is good as is the service. And it's a great location, near Cent... Read More