Wandering Wednesday: Russian Tea Room in NYC

While we were visiting NYC, my mom and I decided to go to see Wicked, while Cary and my dad went to a Yankees game.  I was looking for somewhere nice to eat before the show and stumbled upon the Russian Tea Room.  They have a nice pre and post theater pre fixe menu with a choice of appetizer, main dish and dessert.  Since we wanted to eat in a timely fashion, this seemed like a good choice.

For an appetizer, I ordered the goat cheese and wild mushroom Blinchik.  The goat cheese and mushroom filling was surprisingly light and was complemented nicely by the fruit compote.  It was accompanied by a tomato salad with a horseradish vinaigrette.

The bilini with red caviar featured salmon roe, red onion, chopped egg and sour cream atop a thin cracker.  It tasted like an upscale version of a smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese (which I love).

The Boeuf a la Stroganoff featured a medium beef fillet over wheat egg noodles topped with a horseradish butter and a slightly sweet, tangy sauce.  It was a delicious combination of flavors!

The cherry Blintz was filled with a slightly sweet mixture of fresh cherries and accompanied by vanilla bean ice cream.  It was very good.

The chocolate pyramid featured a chocolate mousse shaped like…. you guessed it…  a pyramid!  The mouse was light with a cherry in the center, but the star of the dessert was the oranges.  The mandarin oranges in a reduced sauce were covered with chocolate crunch orbs that were a nice textural contrast to the softness of the oranges.

The pre and post theater menu is served from 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm and 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  An extensive a la carte menu is also available.

Russian Tea Room
150 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

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