Woody Allen (and his hat) are now welcome back
After four dormant years, the festive Russian Tea Room reopens this week under new ownership.
Gerald Lieblich, who bought the showy West 57th Street restaurant from Tavern On The Green heiress Jennifer Oz LeRoy for a reported $19 million, tells the NY Post that the revamped Tea Room will retain some of its historically fabulous touches:
Where the new guy in charge hopes to improve on the past is the historically not-so-spectacular cuisine. Lieblich has signed on ex-Biltmore chef Gary Robins to kick things up a notch:
Internet eatery maven Restaurant Girl already snagged a reservation. Got yours?
– Chris Shott