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Mari Vanna

4.8
4.8
1362 Reviews
$50 and over
Eastern European
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Eastern European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-1955

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available for birthday parties and other events.

  • Private party contact

    Dobi: (212) 777-1955

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue and east 20th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 & R trains to 23rd Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,362 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sasha the server was truly amazing. The staff was truly pleasant, especially Konstantine. I truly like coming to this restaurant as I am Russian as well, but it always reminds me of my grandmother’s cooking and a great time.
  2. e

    elainev

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant, fun vibes inside, delicious food - highly reccomend.
  3. PS

    PeterS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun, delicious escape. Step out of time, not only to old Russia, but back to the way exciting dining experiences used to be in NYC!
  4. RD

    RamziD

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic place. Warm cozy, home atmosphere. The team is friendly, attentive, and fast. It gives you that authentic Russian we can't find anywhere on the east coast. Well done!
  5. M

    Miles

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Unique place. Delicious 'old world' style Russian food and lots of options to please anyone. Fun and quirky atmosphere.
  6. SD

    SophieDB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and so was the service. And i love the decor...except that the graffiti all over the walls was very off-putting. Cyrillic graffiti is still graffiti. We like Mari Vanna but will probably stick to the DC restaurant, where we live.
  7. F

    Fishfarm1

    Caribbean

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a nice dinner, excellent food and good atmosphere
  8. AB

    AnnaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious food and wonderful experience! Highly recommend the potato and onion pirogies and red caviar
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  10. H

    Helen

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place!
  11. K

    Kady

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there with 3 other people for dinner. It has a nice ambience and the food was very good, so were the drinks.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic night with wonderful staff! They made my son’s birthday very special singing Happy Birthday in Russian with tambourines. The restaurant was busy and raucous but it added to the festive vibe. We had a great time! Food was delicious and cozy - very homemade tasting.
  13. Y

    Yulia

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The best Russian restaurant in the USA
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Great service and delicious food.
  15. K

    Kate

    Las Vegas

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Took my American friend out to try some Russian cuisine. This place is one of the best in NYC also the decor and music is a plus. Everything we ordered we liked. The place was busy. Our waiter was also busy and not as attentive, he also didn’t try to speak English even though my friend does not speak Russian, but overall I love the spot, been here many times and food never disappoints.
  16. MM

    MarellaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience.
  17. FC

    FernandoC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lively place, but quiet enough to talk Ideal for a date
  18. KH

    KHnyc

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous family dinner at MV! Everything was excellent and so festive. The only slight issue was that it was quite loud.
  19. MF

    MarkF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot near Union square. They serve authentic Russian cuisine. The quality of the food is outstanding. Restaurant's staff is very friendly. If anybody wants to try Russian food MariVanna is the perfect spot for that. The drinks are unique too. I tried vodka infused with horseradish. Highly recommend it!
  20. G

    Gori

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful, the food wad great and the service was very pleasant. We will definitely come back.
  21. h

    hkaytoday

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal here, tried a lot of foods we'd never had before. The martinis were delicious, loved the blinis with beef, borscht, dumplings, and stuffed cabbage leaves. Delicious honey cake too! There was a large party right next to us that got louder and more boisterous as the evening went on - which is to be expected. :) Just an FYI on the noise levels, it was hard to have a conversation by the end.
  22. J

    Jaster123

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful birthday dinner for my Mom. Thank you for an amazing experience. Always a wonderful time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like this place so much with my family.
  24. VP

    VanessaP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere - service a little rushed but very nice. Food is fine but feels a little premade
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, very cozy place, perfect for winter evenings.
  26. GN

    GiovannaN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Mari Vanna. It is very cute restaurant with extremely interesting decor. The food was also extremely good: we tried the pelmeni and cheese pie as a starter. Duck and lamb chops for entrees. It was my daughter’s 13th birthday and the team sang happy birthday with a tambourine when brought out the cake which was a very special touch. Overall a very nice experience
  27. ML

    MarshaL

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a blast! Very fun and authentic vibe!
  28. DC

    DanielC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent thoughtful service with desert and shots on the house in honor of our wedding anniversary which we celebrate here each year.
  29. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, exceptional as always. Highly recommended
  30. EI

    ElenaI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly and delicious. I recommend everyone to visit the restaurant if you want to try authentic Russian food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner thank you again.
  32. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    It had a cozy feel and the service was terrific, unfortunately the food was awful
  33. G

    Guletta201789

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waiters were so rude. The quality is low and the portions are way too small than it used to be and the prices are high.
  34. F

    Fishfarm1

    Caribbean

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Ordinarily we enjoy this place. However, yesterday our experience was below our expectations. We waited 45 minutes for a table that was reserved. No apologies, no explanation. Not a good way to conduct your business. We’ll take a break.
  35. S

    Sarloc

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Bad service and medíocre food, prive is unreasonable for what ir is .
  36. L

    Likulichka

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! This is our second time here and this place does not disappoint. Monday, though is the night with a dj and different vibe. Sunday is quiet and nice
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Average Russian cuisine, restaurants ambiance and service where good. It used to have much high end and authentic products, taking this away impact the experience and quality of dishes.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have gone multiple times. Food is Great! Ambiance is fantastic! Really great restaurant in NYC!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time from the moment you open the door and step into this lovely restaurant. Food was fantastic and the team worked so well together to deliver an exceptional experience.
  40. F

    Foodlovrr

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always. Staff was running around to give us very good service despite the fact they attended so many tables.

FAQs

Mari Vanna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mari Vanna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-1955.

Mari Vanna is rated 4.8 stars by 1362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Mari Vanna

41 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue and east 20th

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Eastern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 & R trains to 23rd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-1955

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available for birthday parties and other events.

  • Private party contact

    Dobi: (212) 777-1955

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