Pravda
Pravda

Pravda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pravdany.com/
  • Phone: 2122264944x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am Sunday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Catering: We offer Russian inspired Hors d’ouevres for groups of 10 - 80 guests, please inquire by calling 212 226 4944 or emailing us at melody@pravdany.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We arrange semi-private parties for groups of 20 to 60 guests and private parties for 20 - 120 guests, for your specific arrangements please email us at melody@pravdany.com or call 212-226- 4944.
  • Private Party Contact: Melody F. Thomas 2122264944x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prince & Houston Streets
  • Public Transit: 6 to Spring, N, R and Prince, D, F to Broadway/Lafayette.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 2 indoor and 1 outdoor parking lots within 1-2 blocks.
A word from Pravda
Pravda is a legendary subterranean Restaurant and Bar tucked away at the edge of Soho. Our menu, which is available daily from 5 o'clock past midnight, allows for your Special moment with Caviar & Oysters alongside our extensive Cocktail & Martini selection or you can enjoy one of our heartier entrees such as Mini Burgers or an order of Mussels & Fries in white wine Sauce.

Established for 17 years we are famous for our outstanding Cocktails and our Vodka menu featuring over 70 different kinds including 10 house infused Vodkas -we are the perfect choice for an intimate dinner, a late night craving or a social gathering.
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Pravda reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (6)romantic (6)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (3)Show More
  • Nice!
    jack
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very good Martinis... not perfect for dinner, but it has a good tapas menu!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fun New Experience
    luvyummyfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I took my husband to Pravda with a voucher through Gilt City and it was so fun! We got the caviar tasting for 2 to start, which was such a cool experience. We had never had different kinds of caviar with all the accompaniments and two shots of vodka. It was so delicious! They also have many fun, creative cocktails to try. My husband had the sliders with fries and really liked it. I got the salmon with potato cakes. Super yummy! The two girls who took care of us were awesome! I wish I had taken note of their names. One was the hostess and one was our server. Our server gave us recommendations on drinks and we loved them. We had such a great time and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent food and service and atmosphere. Fun NYC vibe. Loved it and would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Pravda reviews archive.
  • KateSVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Great ambiance and drinks but don't come here for food.We had oysters,calamari, caviar and ribeye and nothing was good except may be calamari.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply excellent
    AvNYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent place for a night of martini, caviar, Russian food and romance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Soho Gem
    ShemsterVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I absolutely love coming to this place. The service is stellar, the coctail menu diverse and the atmosphere vibrant. Never fails
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disaster at check in
    BradVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had arranged for a large party to celebrate a friend's birthday. When I checked in (admittedly late), first, the receptionists told me they did not have a reservation under my name and then that I was the first one to arrive and that my table had been given away since we were late. So, my wife and I went to wait at the bar for a drink to await the rest of our party. After about 30 minutes or more, one of my friends emerges from the back where he has been with the rest of our party at the table under my name for about 45 minutes. Highly frustrating. A very bad start to the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Great Atmosphere--
    ses716VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    .......although being there on Date Nite (Thurs) probably made it much louder than I recalled from previous visits. Have always loved the design==and the vodka/blini's/oysters etc. Our server was very efficient and cordial, and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Alwasy Delivers
    ShemsterVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Have been going to Pravda for the last couple of years. Excellent service, drinks and general feel good vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right
    Friend
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    A freezing windy light snow flurry night. A loud energetic Saturday crowd in an edgy basement. Russian vodka at the bar. Russian vodka at the table. Great smoked salmon, creme fraiche, blinis, and more. Enjoy it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, stylish
    Rosequartz7VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Great atmosphere, stylish decor, friendly staff BUT noise level off the charts. Impossible to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ultimate Russian experience!
    ManyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Outstanding food and service. Caviar, vodka and champagne what else is there?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The excellent service, good food and attractive atmosphere compensated for the noise level that was typical for a Friday night. This was our second time there and we'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caviar & Vodka Emporium
    ProfSVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Excellent food and ambiance. Prices not bad -- but oh the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service, great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Fantastic service, great food, delicious homemade vodkas. However "two for one" happy hour at the bar were advertised without restriction and at the restaurant our server told us that this only applied to the higher priced cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and beautiful
    Doc66
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Excellent service and beautiful atmosphere. Try the house vodka
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not really what I expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Not really what I expected. The food was good but did not wow me. The ambiance was ok for a drink pre or after dinner but I would not recommend it as the main event/ dinner choice
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moscow mule and much more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Really fun scene at night when it gets going around 10:30. The Moscow Mule is great drink. Ambiance is really cool and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night
    Hahallie
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    is the night to go here if you like to avoid the crowd but you like the vibe
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous drinks but rushed service
    VancouverBC
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Amazing vodka drinks and cocktails - horse radish Bloody Mary will blow your mind away! Zakuski apertizers pricey but delicious, the smoked salmon melts in your mouth. Our party of 3 were rushed through the whole service although restaurant was not full at any point. We would have ordered more drinks in between courses but second course arrived while we were still eating the first one. Server kept asking if we were done and hovered over us all the time but did not ask if wanted to order anything else. They lost on revenue! This will still be my must go place when in NYC next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roaring 20s night was not roaring
    GetsAroundTown
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    The girlfriends and I made a trip down to Pravda for their "Roaring 20s" night. Neither roaring nor 20s. Fine for a drink and some ambience, but no need to make a special trip.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vodka lovers dream!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Not only did they have a 4 page menu, just for vodka...but the food was amazing too! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thought this was an excellent
    PointCloatesVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We thought this was an excellent night out. Decor is great. We ate caviar, drank champagne. Not cheap but a great evening
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude hostess- walked out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The hostess was so rude and disrespectful we had to walk out! She was condescending and acted above the world. I would never recommend anyone ever stepping foot inside The restaurant wa basically empty and she still acted as if she was too busy an above the world
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place!!! Had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Great Place!!! Had a great time!!! Me and my date really enjoyed our time there. I really recommend the Caviar Pizza, it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at Pravda...loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    First time at Pravda...loved it all...thought the place looked cool ...very hush, hush. Food was excellent and so was the vodkas!!!!!! Excellent overall... just one little drawback...and I can't figure out if we were being rushed out or that they were just being overly attentative...it was early so there wasn't a push for tables...but they just kept clearing stuff away before we were even done with it..and the waitress started explaining the specials without taking our drink order...would have to visit again...to figure it out... ps would have loved a little live Russian music !!! how cool would that have been!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great underground bar/speakeasy, but always packed on weekends and tough to get a seat. Music is also very loud so it's hard to have a conversation. Food, especially the duck (sp?) bread and butter was mindblowlingly good. Service could be better, had to flag down servers a few times, etc.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I was delighted to find the restaurant fairly empty at 7pm on a Saturday, which meant my friends and I could actually hear each other talking during our celebration evening. (Hard to find in Manhattan!) Pravda began to fill up an hour later and probably reached its usual (and deserved) crowds much later, after we had departed. Food, drinks and service remains fabulous through the many years I have been a patron. Pro tip: try the infused vodkas, they are sublime.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing atmosphere and drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Amazing atmosphere and drinks! We truly had a wonderful time!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrated my friends birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Celebrated my friends birthday at Pravda. The reservation was made for 6 and of course people were saying they were joining at the last minute. Although they wanted to wait for everyone to be there before we were seated, once five of us were there and were seated they were very understanding about the fluctuation of people. They just kept adding chairs for us and we had a great time there! Drinks and food were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a bar that serves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    This is a bar that serves decent, not a restaurant. Not recommended if you are seeking a sit down meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool atmosphere, very noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Cool atmosphere, very noisy. Rather a young crowd. They didn't have my OpenTable reservation on record, but were able to seat me and my friend anyway -- apparently their communications leave something to be desired. Food and service fairly good. Would recommend it for hip, very attractive people in their 20s and early 30s.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun for a vodka-drinking night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    fun for a vodka-drinking night and snacking on smaller dishes
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very poor service - hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Very poor service - hostess and waitresses were extremely rude even though we were courteous
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was horrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Our service was horrible. It took 10 minutes for our server to notice us and 30 minutes to get the bill. They mis-charged us and had to re-do the check. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff is super friendly, while
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Staff is super friendly, while some of the bartenders can be a bit rough. Food is excellent and the happy hour is great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Since our arrival the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Since our arrival the service was excellent. The food was excellent as well as the special cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a good place for couples
    twofoodiesinlove
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    This is a good place for couples and small groups. The hostesses were a little abrupt when we first came in and our waitress seemed totally overwhelmed (which is odd because the bar was not full) so the service was slow. The drinks were good, though, and the kitchen is open late, and it wasn't so loud you couldn't have a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Pre-theater SoHo Dinner
    NicholasPRVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    We went early on a Saturday (6:30pm - pre-theater) and were greeted by a nearly empty restaurant. Unlike many NYC establishments, Pravda didn't feel awkward and quiet even though most of the tables were empty. The staff attended to us perfectly - friendly, not hovering, the food delivery was well paced...I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I can't wait to go back...maybe we'll try to go later next time, but then again, maybe not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretentious Host yes Caviar Martini
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    The Caviar martini is a gimmick but a fantastic one. The tall front door guy hit on me once and was pretentious another time. The food is so-so... so much so that I don't even remember if it was good or not.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic