New York City's The Russian Tea Room Launches Breakfast, Donating Proceeds to Sandy Relief

The iconic restaurant is putting an opulent Russian spin on the morning meal

The Russian Tea Room has been known for many things over its 85-year history: Grand Russian opulence, previous owner Warner LeRoy’s ostentatious makeover, and the Chicken Kiev, among others, but starting Dec. 1, it will be unveiling something it’s never done before: breakfast, served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily.

The Midtown Manhattan icon is positioning itself to become "a premier power breakfast destination," introducing breakfast dishes fit for a czar (or a Trump): Czar’s Eggs (two soft-boiled eggs topped with salmon roe and served with blini), steak and eggs topped with foie gras potato hash, and a caviar omelette will be on offer, along with the Royal Russian Breakfast, which comes with a choice of two pastries, two meats, two eggs any style, a toasted bagel, and a mimosa.

While the price tag for one of the most lavish breakfasts in the city will undoubtedly be high, the money they take in will go to a good cause: During the month of December, 10 percent of all breakfast proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank for New York City’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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