I'm an LA Chowhound, and I'll be in NY in October. The Russian Tea Room has been on my list (of things to do, not necessarily places to eat), and I'm going to take the plunge this time. Any recommended dishes, drinks, places to sit (I visited their website, and I'm tossed up as to request first or second floor seating). I've been to NY many times, and the Russian Tea Room as always alluded me. P.S. Thanks for all of your other recommendations, I've been browsing the NY Chowhound threads for weeks.