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About 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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:30pm;
Saturday Brunch 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11 am-5 pm
Sunday Dinner 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
6 & R trains to 23rd Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Mari Vanna Ratings and Reviews
It was a nice friend's get together experience!!! I enjoyed my visit to Mari Vanna in a different way than usual. With no crowds, it was a midweek lunch time. Music, service, coziness of the place on the cold winter day made this visit a really enjoyable one. I want to bring all my friends
and family to this place! So beautiful and welcoming!
We were dining at Marivanna twice before, and it was great! This time we had friends visiting from Boston and decided to have nice late lunch/early dinner with them at Marivanna. I booked a table for 4 o'clock, but got a call from the restaurant, that they will be closed at 4 and re-scheduled us for 3. First of all, we had tickets to see the concert at Carnegie Hall and needed to leave earlier. But it was probably my fault, I shouldn't agree to move our dinner. And second: it was Sunday brunch at the restaurant. We didn't fine anything special about it. It was buffet with very ordinary Russian food ordinary served. Nothing attractive and authentic I want to show our friends. Plus, I think it is very overpriced. $38 for lunch? Too much money. Everything extra, including even tea and water costed us extra money.
I will still recommend Marivanna, but not for Sunday brunch definitely. It was disappointing.
It was my first time visiting Mari Vanna restaurant. Truly Russian food and unbelievable and cozy atmosphere. Me and my colleagues spent 40 min to get there from our office, but it was worth it. Even though it took some time to prepare food, by the end of our business lunch everyone said that they will definitely come back.
I purchased a deal on Pulsd for Saturday brunch for two. It included two appetizers and two entrees and should have included two drinks per person but my guest and I had only one.
The waiter never mentioned we were entitled to two more. I wish he had. I was dying for a second cup of tea.
The food was delicious. We ordered a vegetable salad which came served in a lovely crystal pedestal dish and the salmon salad. Both portion were ample enough to almost be a meal on their own. The entrees included cheese blini and potato dumplings which we enjoyed very much. I especially appreciated how the meal was served on mismatched china plates with doilies and an in an array of lovely serving pieces which added to the enormous amount of charm of the dining room. There were so many beautiful objects around the room I didn’t know what to gaze on first. Even the restrooms were beautifully appointed with hand painted porcelain sinks and fresh washcloths instead of paper towels. I will most definitely return for another visit.
Mari Vanna is a little hidden gem of Gramercy. The staff is very welcoming, and the atmosphere is lively and serene at the same time. The decor is fantastic, chairs are amazingly comfortable. Little treats happen with ever layer of service, including charming pot holders, plate warmers, wooden sculptural serving platters, and pocket books that hold your bill when you're ready to go. The food is outstanding, fresh, lively, authentic rustic. Great people scene too, people from all over come to this gem.
I thought it will be interesting to introduce my business partner to a Traditional Russian food.
We walked in, and first thing they told us : “Do you know that you can sit here only for 2 hours because it is Monday?”. We had no idea, I wish they called me in advance to let me know.
Reservation was for 7 pm and as it was a business meeting, I was worried all the time that they will kick us out . Very Russian way.
Food was good. Herring Under a Fur Coat was not my favorite but Borscht, pierogi, blini and potato with mushrooms was good.
I love Mari Vanna--the décor is amazing and special, and I've never had a dish here I didn't like. Their house-infused vodkas are pricey, but nice and strong, and I'm always surprised by how tasty some of the savory flavors (e.g. dill & cucumber) are. I would highly recommend it for out-of-towners and small group reunions.
I've been here a few times and the food is amazing. I've gone with Russian speakers and people from the region who say it's the most authentic and nostalgic experience. Regardless of where you are from the food is delicious and the ambiance feels as though you are in someone's home. I love it.
If I had to describe Mary Vanna in one word, it would be "mediocre"; in two words - " mediocre & expensive"; in three - " mediocre, expensive & pretentious ". What else would you expect from anything hailing from Moscow? The pelemeny & vareniki were passable, the herring was too lean and oversalted, chicken Kiev too dry, beef shishlik unchewable. Prices were Manhattan, quality - Brighton Beach at its worst. The atmosphere is lively, and the waitresses in short summer dresses are very cute. This block of the 20th street is full of great restaurants. My advice - cross the street.
Spent a few hours in this authentic Russian eatery, where they serve buffet style brunch consistent of traditional Russian dishes from pelimeny and meet prepared stroganoff style, to blintzes and buckwheat as a side dish to sautéed meet. All was very tasty and perfectly presented
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