The Russian Tea Room Afternoon Tea

Food, Wine & Nightlife in New York City

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The Russian Tea Room is a New York dining icon, a glitzy landmark from 1920s New York that continues to attract actors, writers, politicians and business people with its elegant service and refined European cuisine. This restaurant is a glorious representation of the fine dining, culture, history and art that encapsulates New York City. Book your table for lunch or dinner now to get the ultimate one-of-a-kind New York City experience!
Founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, The Russian Tea Room exudes the extravagance of 20th-century Russia. With antique brass samovars, intricately decorated Fabergé eggs and glistening chandeliers, this restaurant possesses a grandeur essence unlike any other. In addition to its reputation as a social hotspot, The Russian Tea Room is also a popular filming location; scenes from  Manhattan,  Tootsie, and  The Turning Point were filmed inside this famous restaurant.  The menu at The Russian Tea Room (see itinerary section below) is in keeping with the restaurant's luxurious atmosphere, created to lavish your taste buds with Russian and continental cuisine. The restaurant's classic dishes include the Borscht, Chicken Kiev, Beef Stroganoff and Vareniki. The Russian Tea Room is a New York City attraction that should not be missed. Visit for a memorable Afternoon Tea. Whatever your New York visit includes, make sure the Russian Tea Room is on your list!

What’s included

  • Sandwiches and Blinis
  • Curried chicken salad with raisins and pecans
  • Shrimp salad with rémoulade
  • Smoked Scottish Salmon with Chive Cream Cheese
  • Artichoke with red pepper, sun-dried tomato, and goat cheese
  • Turkey with truffle croque monsieur
  • NY smoked sturgeon with dill and sour cream
  • Roquefort blue cheese and pear with walnuts
  • A tasting of two American caviars on blinis
  • Dessert
  • Assorted seasonal scones, cupcakes and petits fours
  • Teas (Select 1)
  • English Breakfast Ceylon tea with a brisk flavor
  • Darjeeling Indian black tea
  • Formosa Oolong Slight nutty aroma with a delicate flavor
  • Chamomile Chamomile with delicate sweet notes
  • Mint Verbena Pure peppermint
  • Rooibos Chai South African red bush with Indian spices
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • 15% gratuity, payable at end of meal Hotel pickup and drop off
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