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Mari Vanna
Mari Vanna

Mari Vanna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marivanna.ru
  • Phone: (212) 777-1955
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Late Menu: Sunday - Tuesday: 11:00pm - 1:00am, Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00pm - 2:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am

    Brunch 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private events available for birthday parties and other events.
  • Private Party Contact: Dobi (212) 777-1955

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue
  • Public Transit: 6 & R trains to 23rd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mari Vanna
Once upon a time in Moscow & St. Petersburg, a mythical woman named Mari Vanna welcomed diners into her home with open arms, feeding them traditional Russian fare on her finest china and linens. All were welcome and those who frequent were graced with a key of their own to return whenever they wish to this cozy retreat. Now in present day New York City on a popular block between the Flatiron and Gramercy, Mari Vanna has taken up residency and awaits hungry New Yorkers, neighbors and tourists alike who are looking to eat, drink and be merry and finally understand what true Russian hospitality means.
The menu offers time honored Russian classics such as the flavorsome customary soup Borsch with Pampushka, Beets, Broth, Beef, Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes served with Sour Cream in a beautiful tureen that holds enough for seconds or third. Mari Vanna is open for lunch, brunch and dinner 7 days a week.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Part of a Moscow-based restaurant chain, Mari Vanna offers tasty traditional Russian cuisine. In a third visit I finally ordered a dish that proved to be indifferent (sturgeon), but otherwise, everything I've eaten there has been excellent. Service, brusquely polite in an imported Russian style, can sometimes be slow, and the decor is kitschy (think of a busily decorated tearoom that would make a Russian grandmother happy). But Mari Vanna's food will bring me back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "absolute fabulous fun place. Surprisingly the Russian food was great, the Blini's were some of the best we ever had. We had Lamb Chops which were done perfectly. The place is a great drinking restaurant for sure with all the different Vodka's they have,,,the horseradish vodka was excellent. Staff was attentive, waitresses all were Russian or Ukraine, very cute in their peasant outfits. Lots of pretty people come here, model night is Tuesday night...lots of fun with great food and drink"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The traditional Russian cooking is very good at this outlet of a restaurant chain based in Moscow. Some of the servers even speak Russian. The decor is busy and kitschy, and the experience is idiosyncratic for Manhattan. My only complaint: slow service. At a recent lunch, dishes took forever to arrive from the kitchen."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "In general good place,drinks are perfect,if u want to drink good cocktail,wine ,etc.. This is the right place :)) to spend evening ."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you want to go to Russian food in Manhattan, Mari Vanna is the place! Just 1 thing-All great but pricy..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had a lunch here. Great experience, good food. would recommend it to friends. Only one this, out waitress was a bit slow ( but i believe she was the only one waiter in the restaurant. not her fault, but we waited for check for 15 min)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband got the traditional Borscht and I got the summer cold beet soup. Both were fabulous. I had the veal dumplings I cannot remember the Russian name) and he had salmon with a lingonberry sauce. It seemed like Russian home cooking--we loved it all!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there last weekend and this place is amazing. I am pretty picky when it comes to restaurants- I love the NYC places but am very very "high maintenance" when it comes to dining. This places not only has the best food but also a great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was not my first time..and like always we were not dissapointed staff - pretty friendly, ready to answer any question, food presentation attractive.. Keep it up, we'll go again"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "this is the most magical place ever. i love it. plus, i am an official key holder which makes me feel pretty damn cool."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was a great place! My Russian friend was excited to try it, and she really felt that the food was authentic to her homeland. I am looking forward to come back to this restaurant to try some other dishes. The Pre Fixe menu was very affordable. The waiters were very patient and my friend and I were not rushed through our meal at all. Anyone who wants to try Russian food should give Mari Vanna a shot. The restaurant design also makes the restaurant a fun place to be."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The welcoming of the receptionist was quite cool but the food, ambience and the service made it more then good again. We will definately return. Great restaurant!!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great Russian food: good choice and very nicely prepared. Nice ambience and decoration. Staff dresses, the tableware and decor - a bit exaggerated USSR style. The place is packed with Russians and ex-Russians;) and a few tourists. The prices are quite high, but the food quality is very good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Very friendly service, delicious food, house made vodka shots,pretty ambiance, music from the 60's-70's. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Authentic Russian cuisine very well prepared. A bit pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Mari Vanna offers good if less-than-transforming traditional Russian cuisine, accompanied by an assortment of Russian beers, vodkas, and vodka cocktails. The decor is tea-room kitschy: crocheted doilies for place mats; bouquets of flowers in teapots; frilly curtains; cut glass chandeliers that look strangely cheap; bookshelves full of old dolls; lots of small framed pictures on the walls. And the service, while never rude, is oddly brusque and unpolished. A meal at Mari Vanna comes as close to dining in Moscow as at any other restaurant in the U.S."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "from ringing the doorbell at the beginning to the vodka shots at the end it was a wonderful experience!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A good place to have dinner with friends and colleagues. However, you have to "fight " to finish your dishes. It was very awkward to observe multiple repetitive attempts to take away the unfinished dishes after saying clearly that we are still working on it and, therefore NOT done. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Charming unique ambience, fine service, good food, great for a celebration or for leisurely lunch but noise & music in late evening much too loud. Wait staff feted one of us with tambourines and Russian song for his birthday! Borscht, herring, beet salad, meat pies all excellent. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "If you are looking for modern Russian cuisine and a nice setting, you will like Mari Vanna. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a broad selection of well prepared authentic dishes. Service is friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is more like a themed restaurant. For the authentic atmosphere, best flavored vodka shots, and value for the money - Russian Vodka Room is still our favorite."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Never had a bad experience. Amazing food, great service!!!! Brunch buffet awesome as well. Great introduction to a Russian culture."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This beautifully decorated gem of a restaurant gives one the feeling of dining in a charming country inn outside of St. Petersburg or Moscow. What appears to be an enclosed garden seen through glass doors is actually the kitchen! Besides the excellent food, with many Russian specialties such as borsht, chicken kiev, blinis, and a cherry-infused glass of tea, there are some creative items such as the appetizer called "Herring under a Fur Coat"! The bar contains vats of vodka, each infused with a different batch of fruits. Everyone in my party of five was enchanted with Mari Vanna and we will all return for more."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Жаль что поздно узнали что в Нью-Йорке есть такое заведение, а то все одни гамбургеры да кетчупы:) спасибо, вкусная кухня ! По-домашнему!)"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoyed our experience here. The food was different and very good. The pear /vanilla infused vodka was outstanding. Also excellent service and very pretty decor. My criticism is regarding the price - I thought it was too expensive and overpriced for what it is"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Love it every time I go there! Thanks a lot a great service and great atmosphere! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This is the perfect Sunday afternoon. The unlimited brunch is a great deal with fabulous food. All of the dishes (with exception of the eggs Benedict...) are authentic and as well prepared as you can expect from a self serve brunch buffet. The included mimosas are free flowing and if you supplement with vodka shots- (which I recommend) I highly recommend the honey/pepper combo- if that doesn't cure what ails you, you should probably seek medical attention!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "If you are looking for a traditional Russian dining experience in NYC and not a "tourist trap"- look no further. Mari Vanna is your place. Super attentive and friendly service, the ambiance of a family celebration in a lovely Russian apartment, and outstanding food. Come here, you won't be disappointed. Don't miss trying the house infused vodkas and save room for dessert."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Manhattan. The food never disappoints. I just want to eat here every day. Felt like my mom was cooking for me again - the food is that authentic. There is nothing of mediocre taste on this menu. 5 stars…superb! And I must say that the dining room is beautiful! Also, I don't like vodka that much, but their vodka-infused shots are still pretty unique. Spasibo Mari Vanna!!! "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Love all the food!!! Tastes like Likey grandmother used to cook when I was little back in Russia!!! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Eating at Mari Vanna is an experience ... like a quick trip to St. Petersburg. I highly recommend it. I think the food is very good, but the reall attraction is the over-the-top decoration and the outstanding service."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Russian fare with a flare for fun. The flavored vodka shots are great and so it is the food! Great service, quaint but a LOT of energy. Don't miss Mari Vanna. A real gem. One of my favorite spots in the city...."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Mari Vanna serait l'un des top 10 parmi d'autres restaurants à travers le monde selon le canal Evasion. Aussi, nous avions réservé depuis plus de 2 mois en vue d'un séjour à Pâques à NYC. L'accueil a été froid, snob, on semblait déranger. Plusieurs des mets n'étaient pas disponibles en raison d'un bris du four… La serveuse était pressée et en aucun moment ne s'est préoccupée de nous entre les divers services. Nous nous sommes versés le vin et avons dû demander de l'eau… à plusieurs reprises. Seul le jeune homme qui desservait a souri. Au moment de quitter, aucun merci, ni au revoir et ce, beaucoup malgré un généreux pourboire. Soirée tout de même agréable en raison du décor charmant et de la bonne humeur de notre famille."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Brunch was great! Unlimited Mimosas and food was plentiful and very good! Our waitress Lana was also very friendly and provided good service. Will want to come back to sample their regular meals."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience at MV. An amazing atmosphere always in flux with new design details but consistently great service and excellent food. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great food (I am very much familiar with Russian food and Russian restaurants), good looking rooms, very capable waitresses, friendly surrounding and again.... great food"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Mari Vanna was charming, pretty, comfortable, and delightfully quiet -- at lunch time. All good except the food. The herring appetizer was strange -- tasteless herring served in a glass jar, with boiled potatoes and thick black bread. Maybe good for a Russian winter, not ok for Manhattan. Chicken Stroganoff was peculiar, little strings of chicken mixed in with noodles and other items -- quite ordinary, very little flavor. This was my first visit; and honestly I'd expected more -- something like the delicious Russian Tea Room food I remember so well. Mari Vanna is just good for a quiet luncheon -- where conversation can be easily heard."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Good Russian Food; great, friendly service. We weren't rushed out of the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I like the food at Mari Vanna. It's authentic Russian so it caters to those who like Russian food or those who like to try something new. But the real reason to go here is the amazing decoration/atmosphere (you'll forget you are in New York as soon as you step inside) and the even more amazingly friendly and professional staff."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've never gone to Moscow or St. Petersburg but I think in Mari Vanna we can feel as if we were in Russia. The waitresses, the food, the decoration... It worths! Just one complaint: the music is too loud."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I am in love with this place! It feels like a russian grandmothers house, with gourmet russian cooking, made just the way a Russian family would!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014