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  • Location:New York City, New York
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The Russian Tea Room Dining Experience

Immerse yourself in the Old World elegance of 1920s St Petersburg with a meal at New York City’s Russian Tea Room. This elegant establishment is beloved by movers and shakers of Manhattan for its luxurious Imperial décor and excellent Russian-inspired fare. Enjoy a memorable three-course lunch or dinner in the opulent Midtown dining room — ideally located for a preshow mean before heading to Carnegie Hall or the Lincoln Center.  


  • Lunch or dinner at the Russian Tea Room in Midtown Manhattan
  • Enjoy modern continental cuisine with Russian flare
  • Located near to the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Central Park
  • Menu featuring classic Russian dishes
  • Visit the filming location of Tootsie, The Turning Point and Manhattan
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The Russian Tea Room Dining Experience

Experience Exceptional Dining in an Exceptional Atmosphere at the Russian Tea Room

New York City’s venerated Russian Tea Room has been dishing up classic continental fare with an eastern twist since its founding in 1927 by the Russian Imperial Ballet. Make your way to the Midtown dining destination for lunch or dinner and slide into a comfy red leather booth. 

Admire the sparkling chandeliers, original works of art, Fabergé eggs and antique samovars that adorn the opulent dining room, which has been used as the filming location for movies including Manhattan, Tootsie, and The Turning Point. 

Make your selections from a three-course menu featuring Russian and Eastern European classics like borscht, beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev and vareniki dumplings, served with tea or coffee and your choice of dessert for a sweet finish.

The Russian Tea Room is a short walk from Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, making it an ideal spot for a memorable preshow meal.

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Traditional Tea Room Red Borscht
Grilled Eggplant Salad
Main Courses
Chicken Kiev
Boeuf Stroganoff
Chocolate Pyramid
Traditional Cheesecake
Tea or Coffee

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Right beside Carnegie Hall and a couple of blocks from Central Park, our lunch was very good and the service was impeccable. We were 30 mins early and walked right in... The tea service is very cool.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good food and nice ambiance. Very good value for money in such a classy restaurant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Outstanding, we were treated like royalty, we asked to go upstairs to see the bear, and was taken straight away, the food was the best in New York,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It was a wonderful experience, the staff were very hospitable and the food and tea were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Everyone who visits New York must definitely give this tea room a visit as the decor, ambience, service and food were surprisingly good and memorable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The food, service and ambience was perfect!

Gaynor R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Loved everythiang about this elegant tea room. Meal was done to perfection

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Good value for money and good service. Quality of food was good. Memorable interior.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fantastic service - fantastic food = all round a great experience and one very worthwhile experiencing if you are visiting NYC

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