For Limited Time, Iconic New York Restaurant Will

Offer Guided Tours of Storied Facility

The Russian Tea Room, one of New York City’s most iconic and storied eating establishments, today announced that, for the first time ever, it will be offering exclusive guided tours of its celebrated four-story facility for dining guests and visitors during New York City Restaurant Week.

The floors on display will include the whimsical second-floor "Bear Lounge", which offers guests an enchanting visual experience, featuring a spectacular tree of Fabergé-inspired Venetian glass eggs and a 15-foot revolving bear aquarium replete with large, glimmering goldfish; the third floor "Bear Ballroom" with a stunning 25-ft ceiling decorated with etched mirrors of frolicking bears and three imperial bronze chandeliers adorned by playful brass bears; and on the top floor, "The Hearth Room" which features walls of inlaid decorative wood paneling, a fireplace and an active diorama of the Kremlin in every season.

The top three floors of the Russian Tea Room are not typically open to the general public. The free tours will begin at 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM daily, from January 25th-February 7th and will last approximately 30 minutes each.

The Russian Tea Room will offer a specially created three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus for $24.07 and $35 respectively during Restaurant Week (Saturday’s excluded).

"So many New Yorkers and visitors to this city know of the Russian Tea Room’s mystique, but they haven’t had a chance to experience it personally," said Ken Biberaj, Vice President of The Russian Tea Room. "Restaurant Week will give them the opportunity to see the most unique dining spaces in New York and the Russian Tea Room treasures that have attracted international luminaries to our tables for generations. The Russian Tea Room is special place; it is where New York City history meets the modern day and we love to show it off."

Reservations can be made by calling 212-581-7100. For more information please visit

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About The Russian Tea Room:

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!


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