Caviar Russe

4.7
510 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Tucked away on Madison Avenue this Michelin Star restaurant serves out the best caviar available, complimenting it with some of the finest cuisine in NYC.
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RH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is truly quality food quality everything. Price/Value is great.

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KB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service, had a beautiful lunch, thank-you!!

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C
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and excellent variety of caviar. Will definitely come again.

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BO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around! Was expensive but its cavier- if you enjoy that- should not be an issue.
highly recommend- Romantic!

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LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere, professional service, fabulous caviar

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Cozy atmosphere.

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SB
Atlanta
107 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The caviar selection was great and they had several different options to try different caviars. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was perfect. I highly recommend and will definitely go back!

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service but very pricy. It worth it!

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HM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Truly gourmet but pricey and the menu is somewhat limited. Service, over the top.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The waitstaff were very patient with all our questions and the food was incredible.

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RA
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant remains a favorite of mine, consistently delicious menu and wonderful plating, service and attention to detail.

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Quiet, intimate, elegant space to get your caviar fix and celebrate a special occasion!

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M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

1 Star Michelin, this is the place you go if you want great Caviar and want to splurge. Great food.

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G
Savannah
32 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Caviar Russe is among a very select group of restaurants in terms of both menu and price.

If you’re not a lover of fine caviar and not well to do, read no further.

If you would die for caviar and are flush with disposable income, CR is the perfect place for you.

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s
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A small jewel like setting in the heart of New York City , we enjoyed some of the most elegant, creative, fantastic and delicious food anywhere!
Service was softly professional and attentive, everything was PERFECTION!
We cannot wait to go back, and I can remember every bite of every dish we enjoyed there.
For my money, one of the best food values of a special dining experience anywhere.
A must in New York.

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m
Sacramento
79 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You would never guess you are entering a Michelin starred caviar & champagne experience from the entrance & elevator up (grungy). What a pleasant surprise. The server gave us very good advice on what caviar selection to order. We splurged on the champagne. We also both had the halibut which was cooked perfectly. We have almost stopped ordering it out because it is usually overdone.

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AN
El Paso
63 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Armando and the wait staff were incredible. Great food and beverage suggestions and impeccable service.

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t
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service. Best caviar restaurant in NY

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MG
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent and the caviar was presented and paired wonderfully. The staff could not have been better and I would highly recommend the restaurant for Caviar and non-caviar lovers equally. The fish dishes were excellent and the deserts were really over-the-top!

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DD
Northern MI
83 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sky high prices, but worth every cent!

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OM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would HIGHLY recommend Caviar Russe to anyone looking for an afternoon of remarkable food, attentive staff, and elegant surroundings. The prix fixe menu has lots of options, and my boyfriend and I both shared our plates, focusing on savory choices since they let you choose any three from those listed on the prix fixe menu. Before our first course even arrived, I was won over by the delicious butter selection, particularly the Japanese miso butter, which hit the perfect combination between sweet and salty.

Our ensuing plates only compounded our satisfaction. We particularly enjoyed the halibut, which may be the best I've ever tasted. Other favorites were the smoked sturgeon (what an exciting mix of flavors!), the alaskan prawn in risotto (who can say no to a well done risotto?), and the sepia (for the sheer delight of a good buttery French sauce). We also sprang for the smoked salmon as an extra course.

For any New Yorker, who thinks they have eaten the best smoked salmon, I would challenge them to try the plate at Caviar Russe. It was pure pleasure. The blinis were light, the creme fraiche was decadent, and the salmon itself was worth a pilgrimage.

For dessert, we tried the chocolate ladyfinger. Although I'm not usually a chocolate fan, I was pleased to find that the flavors were well balanced between the chocolate, ladyfingers, and vanilla ice cream, I plan to order it again. They also served fresh madeleines with our coffee, which was a pleasant surprise.

I also want to take a moment to commend our extraordinary service and overall atmosphere. The Caviar Russe staff was respectful, yet efficient. Some places end up feeling rushed between the courses, but at Caviar Russe we were truly allowed to enjoy our lunch unencumbered. They were always helpful, yet unobtrusive, and never brusk. The noise was well maintained, and we could easily hear each other talk, which overall, made it a lovely afternoon I look forward to repeating.

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OT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always! Great personal service and outstanding food!

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JK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful selection of caviars and premium vodkas. Sushi grade seafood. Thoughtful, inventive preparations. Knowledge service.

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G
Jacksonville
37 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All I can say is “this is what a Michelin star restaurant should be”. Food is excellent, service is excellent. Not overly formal. Beautiful ambiance. Just outstanding all around.

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RS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I have been dining at Caviar Russe for over 10 years now. The food is always impeccable and the service is second to none.

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OT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, and menu

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An extraordinary experience. Caviar was imbued in the food. Service was impeccable.

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MZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Taste is good, but price is too high, only 6 tables.

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AE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a treat, going to Caviar Russe. This is one of the best restaurants in NYC. Small, intimate, and romantic establishment on Madison Avenue, Caviar Russe is the ideal venue for that special occasion. The service was impeccable. We had the pleasure of being served by Elezar, one of the most professional waiters I have ever met.

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LV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Quite disappointing, while the food was delicious, the tasting menu was grossly overpriced when compared to quality of other Michelin Star restaurants. Given the price and their reputation in caviar, one might expect the tasting menu to incorporate caviar into the dish. We were excited to see how caviar could be incorporated in unique and creative ways, but sadly this was not the case.

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F
New York Area
252 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place and options beyond caviar...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Very bad experience, especially for a Michelin star restaurant. The server provided misleading information about the menu and we ended up being overcharged. The servers were rushing, didn't seem friendly neither professional.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service is good, food is good. Caviar selection is excellent. We will eat here again on our next visit to New York

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We started off with a caviar tasting. You have various options to chose from. Thereafter we went for the tasting menu.

Firstly the service was excellent. We were both highly impressed with the care and attention given to us.

Secondly, the food was divine. It was excellent and well worth the Michelin Star

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JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just outstanding caviar. Irreplaceable experience. Top notch quality even just for lunch. Will definitely come back again.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional dinner, phenomenal ingredients, great staff, we'll worth it and highly recommended.

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A
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

This is regarding the $1000 NYE event.
Food: caviar was amazing and that's about it. The rest of the food was too salty or buttery. The bread was rock hard. The butter and cream for it were good though.
One of the sauces tasted Olive garden level.
Dessert seemed good, but didn't get to try it much (see below)
Service: Alot of crossing across food to serve the other person without moving. There wasn't cositency in which direction the food was served or taken awayeither.
One of the chefs noticed us more than the wait staff. (It's a very aloof serving style, so aloof that I couldn't hail one when I was looking for one)
We also asked to be done in 2.5 hours, and they wanted to drag it out initially. We barely got to desert in ~3 hours and had to leave.
The bathroom's counter side had like toothpaste on it as well.
The atmosphere was great and it's definitely an amazing restraunt for caviar. Just don't get anything else.

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LJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a gem! Beautiful small intimate dining room - though seating is not crowded. Staff was incredibly professional & extremely nice. Pricey but not out of line for what you get. The caviar options are fantastic. And yes even a wonderful steak option if someone isn’t a seafood fan. But the seafood is insanely fantastic!

Already on my list of must go back to restaurants.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the memorable occasion and they blew my girlfriend’s door off. We shared the $695 sampler of osetra caviar. It comes with a variety of blinis and potatoes and creme fraisch. Since we mentioned we were celebrating an anniversary, they brought us a complimentary breaded, soft boiled egg in a Parmesan sauce that was fabulous. They then brought us a complimentary dessert. Look, fantastic caviar is expensive. This place does it right.

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