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About Mari Vanna DC
Nestled in the Heart of the Dupont Circle District of Washington, D.C., Mari Vanna Restaurant offers homestyle Russian delicacies admits a unique fine dining atmosphere.
Swathed in a luxurious decor reminiscent of Victorian Era opulence, Mari Vanna marries Russian nobility with folk art and the simplicity of Soviet Union austerity.From traditional Borscht and blinis to inimitable caviar and champagne, Mari Vanna offers Russian cooking fit for those who pursue delectable cuisine and impeccable service.
Washington, DC 20036
Russian, Global, International, Eastern European
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 2:00am ( 9pm -2:00am Karaoke)
Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 2:00am ( 10pm - 2:00am Lounge)
Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00am ( 10pm - 2:00 am Lounge)
Sunday 12:00pm- 10:00pm
Rhode Island Ave NW and Desales Street NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
To enhance our guest experience there will be live entertainment as well as DJ driven ambiance throughout the week. Weekends and events hosted by Special Guests will be announced via our VIP mailing list.
Mari Vanna DC can be reached via the Farragut North or the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro Stops.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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Mari Vanna DC Ratings and Reviews
Amazing place. Never have Russian food experience before but it was remarkable by being coworkers for bday dinner. One slight hiccup was the first server said we could order happy hour menu when we were seated upstairs, then other servers came back and forth that we couldn’t. We couldn’t care less since it was a special occasion so it was a bit embarrassing and we just wanna eat.
This was a great choice for brunch! I had a friend staying in town who had spent a significant amount of time in Russia and she loved it. The food and decor were authentic. The atmosphere was laid back and the service was great. We never felt pressured or rushed. Highly recommend a visit!
Overall it's pretty good, nice and beautiful staff, a cool guy with an accordion is really impressing and creating real some Russian atmosphere. But the place is a little too expensive and the most important thing is when I asked for a piece of Russian black bread, I've got (and probably was charged for) a big plate of both white and black bread that is something not even close to the real Russian bread. The latter needs to be fixed, guys if you claim yourselves to be a Russian restaurant.
What an adorable surprise! The decor is fantastic - full of home Russian touches. We enjoyed amazing Russian vodka, both plain and infused with honey and oats. We had an assortment of vegetarian/pescatarian foods including smoked fish, turnovers and borsht. All delicious! Our waitress was lovely and attentive. Only two small complaints: the accordion player is annoying when he gets close to the table, and no one greeted us when we walked in the door. Otherwise, a terrific experience.
Dined late on a Pelmini Tuesday. I got my usual orders of Siberian dumplings (one boiled, one sautéed) and a side of buckwheat. She couldn't find a soup that appealed, so got the lamb-stuffed pastry and took home a order of chicken wings. She later reported that that the wings were very tasty and a bigger order than she expected.
Service was very friendly and attentive. Despite it being closing time, we were not rushed.
The attendance person and the servers were VERY friendly and attentive. They were the best part of our experience. The food was great. I recommend the Meat Pirog! Ice cream was amazing. The decorations were placed well and they give you a fancy vibe for a casual reality. Overall, great!
Stopped in for Pelmini Tuesday after a tour of the US Supreme Court, panel discussion of the coming Court term, and visit to the special Narwhal exhibit in the Natural History museum. I had two servings of Siberian dumplings (boiled and sautéed) and a side of buckwheat as usual and as usual found them very tasty. She got the lamb-filled fried dumpling (Khinkali) and tuna salad. The latter was rarer than she liked, so she took most of it home and reported that after additional cooking it was delicious.
We sampled the infused vodkas and ended with the Honey Pepper (her) and Strawberry (me) for dessert.
Service was friendly and efficient.
We definitely will return to Mari Vanna on another Tuesday.
Food was good. Not certain that we are fans of Russian food, but it was a pleasant evening. Tried various savory meat/pastry appetizers. Pastry was quite good. Fillings varied as to whether we liked them or not. Fun to try new things. Chicken Kiev was quite good. Kielbasa was too hearty for our tastes.
I had a wonderful experience at Mari Vanna DC. I was there with my mom and two children. We were seated right away. The ambiance was great and service was excellent. Our waiter could have not been more attentive and nice to my children. Food was very simple, but delicious, exactly as promised on the menu. The entire restaurant had a very home like feel. It was like having dinner at your Russian grandma's house. Portions were quite sizable. We ordered two appetizers and two main courses and could not finish it all. I really enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely come back.
We used to go there at least twice a month and recommend it to our friends, which will likely never happen. In spite of decent food and ambiance the service is terrifying. It was always average, but our last server Valeria just ruined the whole night. We had to beg her for attention, the food order was messed up, drinks never refilled and her attitude was unacceptable. Terrible experience. If you want the rudest service go to Mari Vanna and ask for Valeria. We will never be back again.
We celebrated a friend's 62nd birthday, and had a marvelous time! Only issue was we didn't realize the kitchen "closed" at 9:15, and we had an 8:30 reservation, so had to order quickly.
But the waitstaff and service were lovely, and the food very good -- perhaps a tad overpriced on some items. We certainly appreciated the truffle bonbons with the birthday candle in honor of our friend -- great finishing touch! She said it was one of the nicest birthdays she'd ever had, and we all want to go back ... but earlier in the evening!
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