The restaurant is beautifulThe restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious...5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Very GoodI have been to this restaurant a few times. It is lovely to look at and fantastic to eat at.
The food is very different from the usual sort of fare.
Service is great with beautiful waitresses.
I can't wait to go back.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial LunchWe had a wonderful lunch at Mari Vana. The food was delicious.There is a great warm atmosphere to the restaurant, it has a beautiful interior that works well and gives a feel of celebration to any dining occasion there. The staff was also very friendly and spoke English and Russian easily so our English speaking friends had an easy time getting Menu suggestions. I will definitely go back especially for the wonderful mushroom soup.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI was born in Russian, butI was born in Russian, but have been living in New York for the most part of my life. I think I visited all Russian Restaurants and Mari Vanna is the most authentic, cute and adorable restaurant by far. The design is breathtaking. I visited them during lunch time, there were not that many people and I had a chance to enjoy every single moment of being there. I adored flower pots outside and waitresses wearing cute dresses. Mari Vanna is the best place to indulge your cravings in a beautiful setting. Must-tries: potato vareniki and tender buttery pork and beef dumplings. I would put this restaurant on the list of my favorite restaurants.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place a true hidden gem.This place a true hidden gem. The food, the decor, the service- all top notch!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place and best service!While so many restaurants succeed being hospitable Mari Vanna beats them all. It’s an absolute pleasure dining here. Design and setting are gorgeous. It was my birthday celebration. We ordered chef choice Russian Table and it was nothing else, but delightful. It was a perfect match of quantity, quality and taste. I felt like I was part of Royal family. I recommend everyone to come at Mari Vanna. Best things to try are horseradish infused vodka, stuffed cabbage and honey cake.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience n unforgettableAmazing experience n unforgettable memories! Great place to come n have a brunch, dinner or celebrate a party! Excellent service, delicious Russian food and cheerful atmosphere! Thumbs up;)4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Mari VannaI have been to Mari Vanna multiple times, mainly for brunch, and always have a fantastic time. The staff is excellent, the food is to die for, and the atmosphere is perfect. I recommend it to everyone!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Russian spot in the city!Best Russian spot in the city! The blinis were just like my babushkas and the most amazing smoked fish platter. The pomidorchik cocktail with horseradish-infused vodka was just incredible. A must.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMScottStamfordThis is a very special place. We ordered the price fixed Chefs special dinner which was a wonderful experience. They provided 4 cold appetizers including caviar, 2 hot appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 desserts. All you tell the Chef is if you want Chicken, Beef or Fish and the rest is up to him. Everything we were served was a surprise. We got a Beef Stroganoff and a full Trout fish that was cleaned with no bones and all meat. It was the best trout I have ever had. Of course they have a lot of Vodka!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were 7 for a birthday lunch.we were 7 for a birthday lunch. Food choices very good as well as the food. The staff was wonderful. Gave the birthday "woman" a slice of cake with a candle and sang happy birthday and everyone a little martini The staff made it a wonderful afternoon.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique ambiance. Great food.Unique ambiance. Great food. Welcoming and hospitable staff.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, theThe food was delicious, the service was wonderful, the ambience was lovely.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingVery enjoyable reasonably priced Easter Brunch. As it was a Sunday , street parking was available. Food was excellent as was the service. Friendly atmosphere with romantic ambiance. Highly recommend and there will definitely be return visits.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHi! I would like to prazeHi!
I would like to praze your place overall, but the food such as "Olivie salad" and Borsch should and can be better, especially for the price you offer.
I also recommend to change your common Chilien wines to South African. Can be the same price range but much better!
Best.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Russian restaurantThis place is really really good!!!I love the decor.I love places which tell stories.Mary Vanna is one of them.Once you get in you feel like you stopped by someone's apartment in Russia during communism.Its cosy and friendly.But what makes the restaurant is obviously food.The food is absolutely fantastic.I am Russian myself and know very well how the dishes should be prepared,so let me tell you,that everything is done the way it is supposed to be and this is why it's so delicious.I definitely recommend this place.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch deal, all theGreat lunch deal, all the food was tasty - including the dessert I added on. WOuld absolutely return. Lots of folks speaking Russian all around me.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best russian cuisine on ManhattIf you really want russian food - this place is the best and most authentic!
Try their borsch and pelmenis, order vodka to accompany the food and listen to russian songs and music!
All waiters speaks russian and interior reminds russian bourgeois' family saloon of the end of XIX century.
I wonder how are they gonna compete with Pushkin restaurant which will be open soon?
As for the olderest russian restaurant RUSSIAN SAMOVAR - no comparison - MARI VANNA rules NYC!12/26/2012 12:00:00 AM