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Mari Vanna, New York, NY

Mari Vanna

4.8
4.8
1459 Reviews
$50 and over
Eastern European

Mari Vanna NYC is the 5th restaurant in a magical story of a woman’s love for food, friends, and hospitality turned into an international franchise. Nestled in the quiet of 20th st in the heart of Flatiron, the quaint eatery has been a neighborhood staple for 14 years.

It is filled with antique furniture, lace drapery, cozy armchairs, Soviet nick-nacks, crystal chandeliers, and floral china. Our team will treat you with a menu full of home-style dishes from Russian, Ukrainian,and Georgian cuisines, accompanied by house-infused flavored vodkas and signature cocktails.

Whether you are looking for a home-away-from-home or a place of culinary and cultural discovery – come as guests and leave as family! Mari Vanna is truly a unique experience, so do not forget to ask your hosts for our stories of presidents, princes, and spies, our opulent Caviar offerings, or Key Member Events and Music Nights.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Eastern European
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 777-1955
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Ilya Frolov
  • Catering
    Mari Vanna is all about making our guests happy. For smaller parties, we develop set menu options with you to accommodate the needs of your guests. For larger parties, we can even accommodate off-the-menu options. We cater events on-site and off-site. Please contact us for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Mari Vanna is all about family, friends & gatherings. It's literally at the core of our concept. We offer bookings from 6 people up to 30 without buying out (full buyout is available too). We have floral and decorating packages, flexible set menu options, can arrange your cake, music and entertainment, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy!
  • Private party contact
    Dobi: (212) 777-1955
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Cross street
    Park Avenue and East 20th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    6 & R trains to 23rd Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 1,459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

1,459 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Loved it and we will definitely come back

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  2. EkaterinaN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food ever!!! Beautiful restaurant with friendly staff

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  3. VIP90

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Used to love the restaurant, but this time it was average. The duck was burned, like charcoal black..We had 3 birthdays at our table and after mentioning it to our waiter, we did not get the song.

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  4. ArnoldL

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively, hip Ukrainian themed. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Service great. Wish the food were a bit better

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  5. RuthF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are excellent. The ambiance is warm and inviting- like a Grandma's house in the country- lace curtains and all.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the favorite spots in NY with delicious cuisine.

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  7. Fishfarm1

    Caribbean

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent place to relax and socialize.

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  8. VictoriaC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was slow, and the food was just ok for the price.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good. Music too loud to begin with but was adjusted when asked.

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  10. Helen

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, delicious food, excellent service, nice atmosphere!❤️

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  11. SorayaA

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favs. Food is great! Love the atmosphere. I always go when I’m in nyc.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Volodimir was the nicest server and the birthday song was great.

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  13. VeronikaK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MariVanna was our favorite place for many years and it never disappoints! Amazing atmosphere, delicious food and great memories! Thank you very much!

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  14. Sulo

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there many times. Can always go to Brighton Beach, but best in Manhattan. Always enjoy the food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Best spot for traditional Russian / Ukrainian meals.

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  16. MarcinW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience, delicious Russian/Eastern European food, good cocktails and great service!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent work great work great food and service. Good customers

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  18. ElenaW

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I am a frequent visitor and loyal supporter of the restaurant. Last night, I was disappointed because the food and service were not the same as in the past. The dishes seemed significantly smaller. We were told that they are focusing on “quality” which didn’t seem different. Our waiter was serving lot of tables, which affected response time and overall experience.

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  19. IrinaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Rude waiter did not even say Good evening, when she came to our table she angrily said “Water, or sparkling water” no smile, in Russian. I understand Russian, but speak only very basic. She should have asked English or Russian, before asking anything else. Moreover, I had several times to remind to bring us the tea we ordered, but it never came. I finished the glass of water and was sitting with empty glass, because the waiter was ignoring us to refill it. We were also sitting surrounded with dirty dishes after we finished our starter courses, because no one was taking our finished dishes and replacing them with main course or at least new dishes. One of the worst service I have ever experienced.

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  20. Kate

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, very pleasant atmosphere.

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  21. VitalijB

    Hamburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great service. We really enjoyed!

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  22. YuliyaK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food, intimate ambience! Thank you Mari Vanna Team!

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  23. ertowen

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son was home visiting from the Midwest. He read an article in The Athletic that said many Russian hockey players eat Mari Vanna when in NYC. Although we did not see any NHL players, the place was lively, our waiter was attentive and friendly and the food was great.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere was awesome! Very authentic menu with an awesome amount of options. It’s a little pricey but it’s also NYC.

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  25. JamesR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife for her birthday and she was very happy with how authentic an experiecen this was. Bringing her back to her parents and grandparents cooking from her childhood. You have to try the Plemeni!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, & beautiful setting. It was like having dinner at grandma‘s house.

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  27. KHnyc

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun with a group and nicely decorated for the holidays! Flavored vodka was delicious as were the appetizers in particular!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was mice atmosfeer over there. The waiter was nice to us and the food also was good

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  29. VickyV

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must if you’re a fan of Eastern European food! Whenever in nyc, Mari Vanna is never a skip🤍

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  30. NYCouple

    New York City

    118 reviews

    3.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was excellent. The service was very inconsistent and started out very Poor. We were seated immediately upon arrival, but then we sat there completely ignored for over 15 minutes before we finally were able to catch the server's attention, to which she replied "Just a second" as she walked away. After another few minutes she came back and served us some water (finally!) and took our order. After that the food service was pretty normal, but what we noticed was that other people at other tables were seated and immediately and had their drink orders taken within a couple minutes of their arrival. Hard to imagine we'll ever go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual my favorite place in NY. Amazing food like from my granny.

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  32. AntonM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice , very fresh and delicious dishes. For sure will come back again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Russian food in Manhattan for sure. The music and the ambience is pleasant. Good for any occasion. I absolutely love this place

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  34. houzzofbalance

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great traditional Russian food. Felt like sitting. in the living room . Cozy atmosphere especially this time of the year . Lots of nostalgic feelings . Bring your friends here it’s a perfect ambiance for it. Must come back soon.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, very good. Nice and delicious! I’m return again

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  36. JACK14

    Wilmington

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there 7 years ago, and enormously happy to see it still thriving. Food was as good as I remembered.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Very fast efficient service

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfriendly host and very noisy environment. Food was better before Covid.

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  39. GeraldF

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good but per usual it was so warm inside.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at Mari Vanna, and my experience was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment I walked in, the inviting ambiance set the stage for a memorable evening. The menu boasted an impressive array of dishes, each showcasing a perfect balance of flavors and creativity. The quality of the ingredients was evident in every bite, and the presentation was a feast for the eyes. The staff demonstrated unparalleled hospitality, ensuring that every need was met with a smile. Their knowledge of the menu and recommendations added a personal touch to the dining experience. The attention to detail in both the service and the culinary offerings truly elevated the evening. Whether you're a food enthusiast or someone looking for a delightful dining experience, Mari Vanna is a must-visit. I left with a satisfied palate and the certainty that I had discovered a gem in the culinary scene. I eagerly anticipate my next visit to indulge in more culinary delights.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mari Vanna using the Order Online button. Mari Vanna also offers 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 1459 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mari Vanna

41 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Park Avenue and East 20th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Eastern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    6 & R trains to 23rd Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Ilya Frolov
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (212) 777-1955
  • Catering
    Mari Vanna is all about making our guests happy. For smaller parties, we develop set menu options with you to accommodate the needs of your guests. For larger parties, we can even accommodate off-the-menu options. We cater events on-site and off-site. Please contact us for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Mari Vanna is all about family, friends & gatherings. It's literally at the core of our concept. We offer bookings from 6 people up to 30 without buying out (full buyout is available too). We have floral and decorating packages, flexible set menu options, can arrange your cake, music and entertainment, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy!
  • Private party contact
    Dobi: (212) 777-1955
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