...for Elegant Dining a la Russe, in the Russian style?
Then step through these doors...
With one push of the revolving doors we're going to enjoy an elegant tea or dinner at the Russian Tea Room.
During the same spring vacation I discovered Greek food I also discovered Russian food at this restaurant. It was our splurge for the trip and it was lovely. My father, who grew up in Brooklyn, had memories of eating here decades before and I wanted to try a "grown up" and elegant restaurant. I ordered the blini -- tiny buckwheat pancakes -- and caviar, and somewhat to my amazement loved them. It's not a food I eat often -- just way too pricey -- but on those occasions it's a treat and an entry to many memories, all good.
I haven't been here in a long time, but I think a return visit needs to be scheduled. I noticed a lovely tea menu that would make a great celebration for a special birthday or retirement.
Just a block away there is another restaurant featuring caviar and smoked fish, Petrossian. I have never eaten in the restaurant, but I have treated myself to coffee in the cafe, and what a treat!
I liked the decorations for Easter in the cafe window. They have the best cappuccino and croissants.
I love the architectural detail of the building that houses Petrossian. I have passed here many times and every time it catches my eye, no matter how much I may be rushing.
I liked seeing the reflection of the new high-rise building in the window of the restaurant.
I hope you've enjoyed our day of elegant dining in the center of Manhattan. We're two blocks from Central Park and only a block from Carnegie Hall. Please stop by tomorrow when we salute "S" with a much more casual tribute to Spring dining.
It was definitely spring today. I had an excursion planned downtown, but a major delay on the subway highly discouraged me. Instead I enjoyed the neighborhood, took lots of pictures for "Z," and had a big iced coffee.
As always thanks for visiting. So enjoy your visits and comments, and take good care!