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The Russian Tea Room Dining Experience

New York City, United States
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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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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.




Traditional Tea Room Red Borscht

Grilled Eggplant Salad

Main Courses


Chicken Kiev

Boeuf Stroganoff



Chocolate Pyramid

Traditional Cheesecake


Tea or Coffee
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The facility itself is worth seeing...
Monique A
, May 2018
The facility itself is worth seeing. Did not enjoy the food, but the service was outstanding!
Great value. Don't forget to try the...
, Oct 2017
Great value. Don't forget to try the Cavatini caviar martini. Old school service level. Do not miss it.
The food was delicious. The workers...
Lisa M J
, Aug 2017
The food was delicious. The workers were helpful when ordering. Highly recommend. Wouldn't use Viator again because it was Restaurant Week and I feel they should have know that since they guarantee the lowest rates.
I booked for a friend and I to enjoy...
Paul W
, Dec 2016
I booked for a friend and I to enjoy pre-theatre treat and catch up. We arrived to a warm welcome and were seated in a lovely position. We commenced with cocktails and ordered our starters and main. We asked for the main dish to be delayed a bit as my guest prefers to eat slow which they gladly accommodated. We enjoyed all the dishes and they even replaced a meat dish that was a little dry for my guests taste, no questions asked. Dessert and coffee rounded off a lovely experience in beautiful surroundings with good service.
Beautiful dining room and the food...
, Oct 2016
Beautiful dining room and the food was excellent. We had mixed greens with beets and Chicken Kiev. Service, food and ambiance were all great!
Lovely ambience and food. Service...
Rebecca C
, Sep 2016
Lovely ambience and food. Service was okay but not really 5 star, although the food, and as I say, ambiance, was impeccable. Highly recommend.
This was a great experience. We...
Pauline R
, Sep 2016
This was a great experience. We husband myself and 18 year old daughter enjoyed trying some Russian favourites wth a twist. Well decorated with attentive staff and good food. It's a small choice on the set menu so you need to be able to go with the flow. Beware that any extras are expensive three iced teas cost us 33!
I was AMAZING!! took my sister for...
Maria O
, Sep 2016
I was AMAZING!! took my sister for her 40th birthday and from the moment we walked in we were in AAAhhh. The place was amazing, the butlers the head waiters the front desk people they were just so friendly and paid attention to you pretty close. Even to get out of the table to use the rest room or to just stretch your legs the come over and move the table for you. How awesome!! AND the FOOD WOW! I had there salad, salmon meal then Tera mousse for dessert was delicious and my sister had the chicken with the washroom in some sauce and mash potatoes and the cheese cake. I could not leave anything behind for it was to good! I look forward to going back!!
A very enjoyable dining experience with...
, May 2016
A very enjoyable dining experience with excellent service and good food.
Lovely place, nice atmosphere and...
, May 2016
Lovely place, nice atmosphere and staff. Food was alright. Overall a pleasant fancy dining experience which was not overly uncomfortable. We felt welcome even though we were not dressed up and would probably have felt more comfortable at a hot dog stand. The staff were welcoming and friendly and at no time did we feel we should not be there which I feared we might. Other customers in there also had children and were dressed in jeans so don't be put off by the fancy reputation.

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