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Mar 21, 2007 07:50 PM

Russian Tea Room..........

Is it open now. How's the food, service, atmosphere, etc. Thanks...........

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  1. Things have not gone well for The Russian Tea Room since it re-opened. It got a royal panning from all the major food critics, the executive chef was fired, and reports are that the place is like a tomb. eater has it on "Deathwatch." You can read all about the catastrophic happenings here:

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    1. re: RGR

      Such a pity. I have such nice memories. I was hoping...

      1. re: Lady Grey

        I had lunch there 2 months ago. I would avoid it. I think its on its last legs and will be converted to an event space. It has a very weird vibe, service is poor and food is iffy. It had a sense of doom. You could feel the tension in the air. If you really want to go, have a few drinks.

        1. re: DoctortedNYC


          did you ever report back on your credit card issue at RTR? Just curious.

          1. re: jfood


            I wrote them a letter but they never responded.Im not at all surprised.

            1. re: DoctortedNYC

              Thx. Next time go an and bang your shoe on the table. That they'll understand.

              1. re: jfood

                Yeah...But, once was enough. The RTR has some serious issues to iron out for me to return. Funny, my gf who didnt know much of its history and first time there is head over heels over the place and is dying to go back. Not wanting to burst her bubble I told her" lets wait until Xmas, its really special then".. Im keeping my fingers crossed it wont survive that long.