Russian Tea Time: "A Russian Meal for VTers and friends!" Top 5 Page for this destination Russian Tea Time Tip by yooperprof

Russian Tea Time, Chicago: 7 reviews and 11 photos

  Mid-afternoon Russian cheer! (2007)
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  • Mid-afternoon Russian cheer!  (2007) - Chicago
      Mid-afternoon Russian cheer! (2007)
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  • showing off my apple crepes (2005) - Chicago
      showing off my apple crepes (2005)
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  • A rich Vegetarian stew (2007) - Chicago
      A rich Vegetarian stew (2007)
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  • long-lost relatives? - Chicago
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After our first VT lunch in February 2005, I helped arrange a VT return to Russian Tea Time in October 2007. What a great location for a hearty and refreshing meal, particularly enjoyable for a large party of new and old friends. Russian Tea Time is a little exotic, but entirely welcoming, and you'll feel that Slavic hospitality right away. (Especially if you like vodka!) Those Chicago gurus Deecat and Dabs presided at our table, with Kristie's husband David, and my friends Gerald and Janet, Jimmy the Greek and Eddie Blizzard. I finally made it to the venerable Russian Tea Time in February 2005.

Russian Tea Time is a cozy and affable place, ideal for meeting old friends and making new ones. It embodies my ideal of Slavic Hospitality: sitting at the Samovar and sharing confidances, looking deeply into one anothers eyesin the heart-felt, Russian manner. After a comfortable and drawn-out meal here, you'll feel like Natasha or Pierre from Tolstoy's "War and Peace," ready to face a full-dress aristocratic Ball or the Napoleonic Army at the Battle of Borodino.

For more pictures, check out my travelogue: "Moscow on Lake Michigan."

Favorite Dish: Borschts, blintzes, crepes and stews: good filling food with deep rich tastes. Desserts that are as good as any I've had in Chicago. And tea of every variety and richness. (Yes, they have vodkas as well.)

Address: 77 East Adams
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: 1/2 block from the Art Institute
Phone: (312)360-0000
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 16, 2007
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