Russian Tea Time

★★★★☆
  • 77 E Adams St 100

    Chicago, IL 60603

    Cross street: Between Michigan and Wabash aves, The Loop

    Map & Directions
  • 312-360-0000

About Russian Tea Time

Hours
Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (the restaurant sometimes closes earlier during the summer months). Tea service daily 2:30-4:30pm

Food

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Good Food. Affordable and atmosphere is really great. They was not so busy and there lots of choice in the menu

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Good Food. Affordable and atmosphere is really great. They was not so busy and there lots of choice in the menu

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Best Russian/Ukranian food in Midwest. Should be cheaper, but location is perfect. That is probably why the price so high. Tourists keep this place high.

4
★★★★☆

Best Russian/Ukranian food in Midwest. Should be cheaper, but location is perfect. That is probably why the price so high. Tourists keep this place high.

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while visiting our daughter in chicago, she took my wife and i to this lovely russian tea time, we enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food and loved going to it, each time we visited, would recommend to all.

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while visiting our daughter in chicago, she took my wife and i to this lovely russian tea time, we enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food and loved going to it, each time we visited, would recommend to all.

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I have to say that I had the most delicious dinner here. My husband and I had such a great time, that we took my parents here when they came to visit us. I love the charming atmosphere, and the fact that it is in the city, so we can walk around after. Great place for a wonderful meal!

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★★★★★

I have to say that I had the most delicious dinner here. My husband and I had such a great time, that we took my parents here when they came to visit us. I love the charming atmosphere, and the fact that it is in the city, so we can walk around after. Great place for a wonderful meal!

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Beef stroganoff is delicious!

2
★★★★★

Beef stroganoff is delicious!

Pros: wonderful food, great wait staff

Cons: $$

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It's very eastern european. Vodka flights (do the Jewel of Russia) Beef stroganoff . Blini's , borscht pricey but delicious great pre-theatre fare on a cold Chicago night.

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★★★★★

It's very eastern european. Vodka flights (do the Jewel of Russia) Beef stroganoff . Blini's , borscht pricey but delicious great pre-theatre fare on a cold Chicago night.

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My boyfriend and I thought this would be a nice place for my birthday dinner. We found the atmosphere to
be rather tense. Especially the way the owner walked around and intimidated the staff. Next time we
come to Chicago, we're going to get sushi!

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I thought this would be a nice place for my birthday dinner. We found the atmosphere to
be rather tense. Especially the way the owner walked around and intimidated the staff. Next time we
come to Chicago, we're going to get sushi!

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I like going to Russian Tea Time for the afternoon tea service. This is a special treat I enjoy about once a year. It's next to impossible to get in for dinner, with the after-concert crowd. Of course, I was awake for days after my husband and I finished a pot of the house tea.

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★★★★☆

I like going to Russian Tea Time for the afternoon tea service. This is a special treat I enjoy about once a year. It's next to impossible to get in for dinner, with the after-concert crowd. Of course, I was awake for days after my husband and I finished a pot of the house tea.

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We went with a whole family for lunch and it was amazing. Prices are not all that creazy and excellent service, food and coffe. The decor is outstanding. Want to come back!:)

Carefull, need to mention the waiter cheated on food!!! We ordered special lunch for 3 people, he brought only for 2. When i asked -how we supposed to split everything for 3 people, he artgued that this is the way it tis suposed to be. I insisted and then... he brough another tray fool of food!!! He just forgot to bring it!!! He told me he never knew :))
That was just such an obvious lie! But there is a pleanty of food and we took some boxed home for breakfast!

2
★★★★★

We went with a whole family for lunch and it was amazing. Prices are not all that creazy and excellent service, food and coffe. The decor is outstanding. Want to come back!:)

Carefull, need to mention the waiter cheated on food!!! We ordered special lunch for 3 people, he brought only for 2. When i asked -how we supposed to split everything for 3 people, he artgued that this is the way it tis suposed to be. I insisted and then... he brough another tray fool of food!!! He just forgot to bring it!!! He told me he never knew :))
That was just such an obvious lie! But there is a pleanty of food and we took some boxed home for breakfast!

Pros: bakery and decor

Cons: cheating on food, wait stuff!!! Watch!

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The service was really great. The waiter was extremely helpful with the vodka choices which I considered an excellent experience. We were promptly seated and didn't have to wait long at all for anything. The stuffed mushrooms were a favorful appetizer but you don't get very many. This was actually an experience I would classify as interesting because of the Russian and European flair. My only problem was that I thought the main course was average.

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★★★★☆

The service was really great. The waiter was extremely helpful with the vodka choices which I considered an excellent experience. We were promptly seated and didn't have to wait long at all for anything. The stuffed mushrooms were a favorful appetizer but you don't get very many. This was actually an experience I would classify as interesting because of the Russian and European flair. My only problem was that I thought the main course was average.

Pros: great service, Vodka varieties, prompt

Cons: Average tasting food

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Food's great, atmosphere over-the-top Rrrrrussian shmaltz, but service and kitchen timing are appalling. If you have theater or concert plans, this is not the place for a pre-show meal. Even though we were seated in a half-empty restaurant with more than enough time to spare, it took 40 minutes after our order was taken to get our entree - and the only appetizer was one soup! Stay away unless time is no object.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food's great, atmosphere over-the-top Rrrrrussian shmaltz, but service and kitchen timing are appalling. If you have theater or concert plans, this is not the place for a pre-show meal. Even though we were seated in a half-empty restaurant with more than enough time to spare, it took 40 minutes after our order was taken to get our entree - and the only appetizer was one soup! Stay away unless time is no object.

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I had an awful experience at the Russian Tea time on my birthday this year. It was a stormy day and my party was arriving a little later than we expected. Unfortunately, we had the snottiest waiter known to man and he made the situation worse.

He actually told us that they would need us to leave at 6:30 since they had another party at the table at this time. Mind you, he told us this at like 4 pm. That was just tbe beginning of the rudeness. He avoided eye contact, never said thank you. He also snatched a menu out of my hands, cursed behind our backs (within audible range) about us, brought the tea at different times and generally ignored us. Forget making my birthday special. We finally asked for a different waiter. We were spending a lot of money to have a nice afternoon. I wasn't spending money to be treated like crap.

I have always liked this place in the past, but I will never return after this experience. I am savoring the tea taste from the past.

PROS: Great tea service
CONS: Terribly rude employees

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★★☆☆☆

I had an awful experience at the Russian Tea time on my birthday this year. It was a stormy day and my party was arriving a little later than we expected. Unfortunately, we had the snottiest waiter known to man and he made the situation worse.

He actually told us that they would need us to leave at 6:30 since they had another party at the table at this time. Mind you, he told us this at like 4 pm. That was just tbe beginning of the rudeness. He avoided eye contact, never said thank you. He also snatched a menu out of my hands, cursed behind our backs (within audible range) about us, brought the tea at different times and generally ignored us. Forget making my birthday special. We finally asked for a different waiter. We were spending a lot of money to have a nice afternoon. I wasn't spending money to be treated like crap.

I have always liked this place in the past, but I will never return after this experience. I am savoring the tea taste from the past.

PROS: Great tea service
CONS: Terribly rude employees

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I don't understand why this restaurant has not been voted as NUMBER ONE in Chicago! It has it all. Great food, excellent service, close to theaters and the loop, and even a romantic atmosphere. The prices are within reason. When I go into the city, (I live 50+ miles out) this resturant has become my first choice for dinner or lunch. I've tried several items on the menu and never been disappointed. Truely a great adventure. Be sure to save room for desert.

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★★★★★

I don't understand why this restaurant has not been voted as NUMBER ONE in Chicago! It has it all. Great food, excellent service, close to theaters and the loop, and even a romantic atmosphere. The prices are within reason. When I go into the city, (I live 50+ miles out) this resturant has become my first choice for dinner or lunch. I've tried several items on the menu and never been disappointed. Truely a great adventure. Be sure to save room for desert.

Pros: awesome food choices, prompt service, romantic

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It was very russian, very romantic and very fun. Food is diffrent but have a big menu. Quiet and romantic

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It was very russian, very romantic and very fun. Food is diffrent but have a big menu. Quiet and romantic

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What a treat! The food was great. The service was outstanding.

I was actually able to sit and have a quiet conversation in a full dining room with my wife...a first for us in Chicago.

I had the stroganoff...classic, delicious. My wife's dish was outstanding as well. I was amazed at the selection of dishes....beef, chicken, vegan, seafood. Multiple choices of each. Even more options for vodka (of course)!

We didn't have any vodka...but we will next time, for sure!

2
★★★★★

What a treat! The food was great. The service was outstanding.

I was actually able to sit and have a quiet conversation in a full dining room with my wife...a first for us in Chicago.

I had the stroganoff...classic, delicious. My wife's dish was outstanding as well. I was amazed at the selection of dishes....beef, chicken, vegan, seafood. Multiple choices of each. Even more options for vodka (of course)!

We didn't have any vodka...but we will next time, for sure!

Pros: service, quiet, wonderful food

Cons: can't think of any

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Great food, from heavy traditional dishes laden with meat, to lighter fare, vegetarian and otherwise. The vodka service can't be beat-- choose three from their vast s selection from around the world for ten bucks.

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★★★★☆

Great food, from heavy traditional dishes laden with meat, to lighter fare, vegetarian and otherwise. The vodka service can't be beat-- choose three from their vast s selection from around the world for ten bucks.

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Fantastic place! Great vegetarian selections, caviar, great vodka selections! My favorite is horseradish flavored vodka. Friendly staff, elegant ambiance.

This place deserves to be in the best list!

2
★★★★★

Fantastic place! Great vegetarian selections, caviar, great vodka selections! My favorite is horseradish flavored vodka. Friendly staff, elegant ambiance.

This place deserves to be in the best list!

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Unlike all other Russian restaurants I have visited this one had many vegetarian options. I have been there twice and tried different things each time. The restaurant definitely feels eastern european and the food is fantastic. We took advantage of the variety in appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes in order to try a very wide variety of things. All were good. The chick pea stew and the Uzbek dumplings were highlights.

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★★★★★

Unlike all other Russian restaurants I have visited this one had many vegetarian options. I have been there twice and tried different things each time. The restaurant definitely feels eastern european and the food is fantastic. We took advantage of the variety in appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes in order to try a very wide variety of things. All were good. The chick pea stew and the Uzbek dumplings were highlights.

Pros: Russian Food, Vegetarian Options, Russian Ambiance

Cons: High Price, Parking

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Vadim Muchnik's Russian Tea Time is quite simply the finest Eastern European cuisine in the city. From traditional Russian to Azerbajani, everything has an authentic flavor and classy presentation. They offer a great variety of food for vegetarians, dedicating a large portion of the menu to those diners. Vodkas and caviars are of course there to be had, but the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts are all first rate, proving the richness of the region's culinary heritage.

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★★★★★

Vadim Muchnik's Russian Tea Time is quite simply the finest Eastern European cuisine in the city. From traditional Russian to Azerbajani, everything has an authentic flavor and classy presentation. They offer a great variety of food for vegetarians, dedicating a large portion of the menu to those diners. Vodkas and caviars are of course there to be had, but the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts are all first rate, proving the richness of the region's culinary heritage.

Pros: excellent food, attentive service, great food variety

Cons: sometimes crowded

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This is about the only Russian game in town, so if you have a taste for borscht, caviar and blinis, dumplings, stroganoff and stuffed cabbage, this is your place. Looking for a back-in-the-day dining experience? You'll find that here, too.…

 

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