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From Russia With Love

There are countless ways to celebrate the month of love in New York. We've picked one not so dull spot in Midtown West that we think you can visit any day, with or without someone special on your arm. It's all gold and glitz and glamor and it's called the Russian Tea Room.

Founded by members of the Russian imperial ballet, the Tea Room made its reputation as an enclave for actors, writers, politicians, and executives to plan their next deals and celebrate their friends’ latest Carnegie Hall performances. More recently, Madonna worked here before she was famous, and a scene from Tootsie was filmed here.

Think 20's when you're picking your outfit and you'll fit right in. Sit down for a three-course lunch of borscht, Chicken Kiev and other classics. Or come to see and be seen with a martini in hand. High tea is served every day from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.

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