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.
I loved will recommend and will come back
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breathtaking interior combined with phenomenal food. Probably my favourite borscht in NYC yet.
Excellent food and service in a truly unique and beautifu setting! Mari Vanna is a little hidden treasure. Can't wait to go back!
We would be back the food was delicious so many interesting dishes. Bar and ambience warm and welcoming.
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.
it's an option, though to be honest the ambiance is a bit kitschy, main dishes somewhat pricey.
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.
Great food and great service
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!
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
Great place for any occasion: get together with friends, or a date. The food is great, and the ambiance is absolutely amazing!!!
Food is going downhill and drinks are ridiculously priced for what they pour.
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.
Overall experience was nice. We came for a Sunday brunch, food was good, but some dishes were simplified and not traditional.
A great Russian restaurant cosy and trendy. With very good food! There is a Moscow feeling!
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.
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.
Cozy atmosphere, interesting interior, friendly staff, delicious food
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!
Best brunch place in the city
Excellent experience. Best russian restaraunt we have ever been to
Amazing as always! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
It was my sister’s birthday and everything was fantastic!!!
Great food and infused vodka, highly recommend. Prix Fix menu for Valentine’s Day, so much good!
What a wonderful evening !!!!! Absolutely everything was spectacular as always !!!!!! Thank you 🙏
Beef stroganoff was very bad. Meat is
Good service, food & ambiance
Everything was great. Will return soon. Great place.
Delicious and authentic russian food ! Beautifully decorated. Service was good as well. Definitely a go to spot.
Loved it, every time I come visit NY I. Is it this restaurant
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!)
Best stroganoff in NYC.
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.
Great cocktails but the food menu somehow limited. Also tight tables
Best birthday dinner