Mari Vanna

4.7
1110 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved will recommend and will come back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ordered the siberian dumplings that came with sour cream, chicken kiev (butter in middle spills out and looks like a corn dog, SO YUMMY), and beef stroganoff. We loved all!!!! I went with two people, one of which is russian. We also tried the fruit infused shots and really enjoyed the fig. I would pass on the pear &v vanilla one. The restaurant was beautiful and had very nice decor.

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NW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Every dish was superb. Pricing was moderate for Manhatran but quality and presentation were high so you def get your money’s worth and don’t feel cheated. Service was great, servers were polite and helpful if a tad hurried because the spot was busy. Highly recommend. The food tasted amazing. Every dish I ordered was perfection.

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MD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Food wasn’t as good as it normally is... salo was great, the salads and khachapuri lacked seasoning (easy fix!). Mayo should never be in stroganoff’s recipe. Overall a little mishaps here and there, just like at home I guess.
Service though... come on, getting in argument with a customer over a dish that we never ordered? You don’t do that in New York. Our server was grumpy and non-existent. So his bad mood barely bothered us.
Overall we left quite full and happy.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Let me start by saying that we dined here on several occasions for both business dinner and family. We love the food. We made reservation for 4 ppl for 6pm. We were there at 6; The hostess greeted us and proceeded to say that the limit time for dinner is 2 hours. I was a bit taken a back and said that it would probably be helpful if this was posted on their website but we never linger for more then 2 hours anyway. We were seated and as we were placing orders for our drinks, the manager of the restaurant came up and proceeded to try and show us the small print on open table website which stated that 2 hour was indeed the limit. We just thought it was plane rude.
What can I say? Keep your chef. The food is excellent. Train your hostesses and managers to be more respectful because if 2 hours is the actual limit it should be posted on your website in bold letters.

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DM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's good and authentic Russian food, but menu has changed over time and now lacks some classics they did well before. Service is good, not excellent but on par with what you'd expect and nothing to complain about. Great place to try Russian food if you are interested with some authentic things, and some very safe alternatives for those that aren't adventurous.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Breathtaking interior combined with phenomenal food. Probably my favourite borscht in NYC yet.

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ET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a truly unique and beautifu setting! Mari Vanna is a little hidden treasure. Can't wait to go back!

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n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would be back the food was delicious so many interesting dishes. Bar and ambience warm and welcoming.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

So expensive for the quality.
The food isn’t good.
Charged over $10 for a bottle of sparkling water.
I didn’t pick this place so ...
The waiters are all nice though.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

it's an option, though to be honest the ambiance is a bit kitschy, main dishes somewhat pricey.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mon adresse russe préférée à New York, le bortsch est a tomber ! Le restaurant est très bien décoré, l'atmosphere est vraiment chaleureuse, le personnel est accueillant, on a l'impression d'être dans un appartement bourgeois à Moscou en 1978. Si vous venez avec des enfants, demandez à être installés prés de la télévision ou on peux voir des dessins animés soviétiques.

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JP
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's really the best place in town. I bring there all of my best friends and family and never regretted for a second. Thanks!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from Ukraine and I can say that all food is very delicious and I would recommend it 100%. The atmosphere is very cozy and food is very homey

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion: get together with friends, or a date. The food is great, and the ambiance is absolutely amazing!!!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is going downhill and drinks are ridiculously priced for what they pour.

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ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ordered american sturgeon caviar, the blinis not good -- caviar warm and mushy and blinys were limp, eggs smelly--beef borscht however was very solid -- for the price the food was eh! Cute but not great overalll.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was nice. We came for a Sunday brunch, food was good, but some dishes were simplified and not traditional.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Russian restaurant cosy and trendy. With very good food! There is a Moscow feeling!

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RA
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been here several times through the years. Just don't like it when you are seated and the receptionist tells you, you have 2 hours to finish your dinner meal.

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JV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went their for lunch and found the restaurant an excellent and unique experience. They have an excellent menu with a lot of variety and several varieties of caviar if you like. You really feel like your eating in a Russian restaurant in the early 1900's in St Peterburg, Russia.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere, interesting interior, friendly staff, delicious food

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Place is really cute but I think its not an ideal lunch spot, I'm guessing you feel much more of the ambiance at night. Also food was really fresh and delicate but it is an acquired taste!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch place in the city

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Best russian restaraunt we have ever been to

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my sister’s birthday and everything was fantastic!!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and infused vodka, highly recommend. Prix Fix menu for Valentine’s Day, so much good!

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening !!!!! Absolutely everything was spectacular as always !!!!!! Thank you 🙏

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Beef stroganoff was very bad. Meat is

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FJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, food & ambiance

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Will return soon. Great place.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic russian food ! Beautifully decorated. Service was good as well. Definitely a go to spot.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, every time I come visit NY I. Is it this restaurant

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IN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - the food (pelmeni!!! Vareniki! Meatballs) is delicious, the atmosphere is cozy (it’s decorated as a vintage Russian (pre- revolution) apt with photos on the walls, and the service is great! (Thank you, warm and nice MariVanna team!)

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BD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best stroganoff in NYC.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My friend and I went here for dinner. Between two of us, it was $180. -_- We had one soup, split a few appetizers and 1 drink each. The food was good, but it was NOT worth the money. It left us still wanting more after leaving. If you want a cute restaurant with good but EXPENSIVE food, this is your place.

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LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great cocktails but the food menu somehow limited. Also tight tables

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday dinner

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