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Russian Tea Time

77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
+1 312-360-0000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided on dinner at The Russian Tea Time on short notice. Despite arriving about 30 minutes earlier than our reservation time we were promptly seated, which is sort of surprising since this was on a Saturday night! But it was a very nice surprise...More

Thank N4685WEN
Reviewed 4 days ago

We picked this for an official dinner. This is not a cheap eat out ( do not expect that in Chicago prime location ) - but good service and excellent cooking. Do not let the name fool you - this is not for just Tea...More

Thank SumitSeng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends visiting from Denver - his wife from Ukraine. She absolutely loved the food and speaking Russian with a fellow Ukrainian waitress! Stuffed cabbage, Chicken Tapanka, Chicken Roulette, and Duck Leg were all fantastic! Great vodka and Russian lager. Attentive service from S.

1  Thank SamAdamsGhost
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Warm interior in the old white table cloth style. Careful intuitive service. Excellent Russian tea endlessly refilled. Gourmet sauteed eggplant and zucchini. Awesome meat dumplings with sour cream and dill sauce on the side. Vodka flights available. My favorite is the Russian tea. Fantastic pumpernickel...More

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The Russian Tea (230-430p and $30/person) is a really cool experience. The atmosphere had a lot to see while dining. Our server was even Russian!

Thank Angelica M
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My two adult children and I are spending a few days in Chicago and after a day at the Art Institute, we made reservations and ate here. It’s an elegant restaurant and we loved the experience. I had the wild quail and it was delicious....More

Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is a Fine Russian restaurant right next to the Chicago Symphony on Adams Street. Authentic and very well prepared Russian cuisine. The menu is large and varied. Chicken Pozharski are delicious ground chicken dumplings served with a mushroom gravy, carrot salad, and beets. Great...More

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Really enjoyed this restaurant with its rich old world charm. My favorite was the hot flavorful Russian tea served in tall glass mugs with decorative metal bases. However, my dinner companions favorite were the vodka flights of uniquely flavored vodkas. The food was very Russian,...More

2  Thank GoJaysterGo
Reviewed 23 February 2018

After visiting the Chicago Art Institute, we walked out the front door and across the street to the Russian Tea Time. We had a light lunch of potato latkes and pumpkin vareniki. Both were delicious. Service was good. Lovely white table cloth place for lunch.

Thank Trainbook
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Really loved our dinner at Russian Tea Time last week. We ate there on February 15th as a one-day-late Valentine's dinner. Since we're both vegetarian, we ordered the Vegetarian Platter for two - it was so wonderful, and so filling! Stews, eggplant dishes, appetizers, a...More

Thank Katie D
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eunice d
29 October 2016|
Response from RussianTea | Property representative |
Hello Eunice! Thank You for reaching out with your inquiry! Please email your question to our restaurant email that you can find on our Russian tea time website (I am not allowed to post our email address here ) and I will... More
10 April 2015|
Response from ZHANNA K |
Hello, Thank You for your inquiry. When asked this question, we suggest smart casual. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know. Sincerely, Staff at Russian Tea Time
13 February 2015|
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Response from erin_lsc | Reviewed this property |
According to their webpage, they serve the dinner menu all day Sat. & Sun. Their menu, including the dinner menu in question, is available on their website,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-360-0000
  • E-mail
Welcome to Russian Tea Time! The restaurant where everyone feels at home and everyone is welcome!Owner and Chef, Klara Muchnik, and her son, Vadim Muchnik, opened Russian Tea Time in 1993. Centrally located in heart of the Chicago’s Downtown, Russian Tea Time has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary “landmarks.”Russian Tea Time patrons enjoy neighboring attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Park and many local theaters. We are delighted to host long-time regulars, tourists, dignitaries, celebrities and fellow Chicagoans who wish to enjoy the exceptional food, house-blended tea and warm ambiance Russian Tea Time offers.Russian Tea Time offers a variety of dishes from the diverse regions of the former Soviet Union Republics. Our guests can indulge in an extensive assortment of vegetarian dishes – Tashkent Carrot salad, Eggplant Orientale, Beet Caviar, and golubtsy (cabbage rolls) to name a few. Some of our signature dishes include Pelmeni (meat dumplings), Borscht (Ukranian soup), Russian Blinis (thick Russian pancakes), wild Game, Caviar, and many more.Experience our Afternoon Tea Service, offered daily from 2:30–4:30 p.m., with our hospitable staff and cozy environment. Indulge in Russian Tea Time’s homemade, delicious, and savory desserts!Rich mahogany and birch wood finishes, brass samovars, heart-warming balalaika music and impeccable service create a uniquely warm atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating any special occasion or just enjoying one of Chicago’s treasures!We look forward to hosting you at your next visit!Thank You! Спасибо (Spasibo)!
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