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
Wikimedia Commons/ Barsov
Wikimedia Commons/ Barsov

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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