Mari Vanna

4.9
1260 Reviews
$50 and over
Russian
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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aaron
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent excellent here. Potato dumplings are perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! I highly recommend it!

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Valeriy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fine experience

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vipGafas
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy vibe. Each vodka shot was a delightful surprise to the palate, mushroom barley soup was delicious and comforting, herring in a fur coat beautiful to look at and refreshing and savory, smoked fish plate the best I’ve had. Service was helpful and efficient, and Russian chotchkas were not kitschy, but rather homey.

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EkaterinaP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Russian food, great service. The place is absolutely beautiful! Really enjoyed it!

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Foodlovrr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there several times. I am very happy to be there each time. Needless to say food is very very delicious. Despite being busy, waitresses do very attentive and fast service. Decor is as cute as always. As if it emerged from Pushkin short story. Best Napoleon I ever had. Pirojkis ( probably misspelled) were simply divine. So as many main dishes We had before.

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kennethr
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service … great selection of traditional dishes and really loved the decor of old photos, samovars and lace items… the caviar selection was great and so was the Russian music

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Meeki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to spend an afternoon with family over some good quality Russian food and excellent vodka

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vipVanoH
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Russian food in Manhattan by far … and great looking restaurant and people

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vipss26
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The blinis are great, and the sunflower salad as well.

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ClaudiaA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Great food and attentive service. The restaurant is adorable. My daughter had two helpings of pelmeni!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fine! Traditional Russian fare, well-prepared

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vipAlexS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably delicious with friendly service and good (Russian-inspired) ambiance.

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Anna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We came here to celebrate our 1st year anniversary and ordered Tsarskiy Pir. We expected a 5-course meal, but instead, we got 11 different meals. We could not finish them all and took a lot of food to go. Definitely worth $100/ person. We even got black caviar in the deal.

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vipbookseller
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place. I even loved the accordion. Pelmeni with a dish of pickled vegetables is my idea of soul food

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vipVeggieLover
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most eclectic and off-beat place I've been in the City. Wonderful food and atmosphere.

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YuryK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and delicious vodka!

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crystalblue
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the unique atmosphere
A must try is the infused vodka flight. Go for the horseradish vodka. So yummy

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Panda
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant that feels very rustic, with floral wallpaper, doilies, mismatched plates, and ceramic bunnies. Old Russian cartoons were playing on the tv. Had the potato and cabbage pirozhok, salmon blinis, cured herring, and kotletki Kamchatka - all very tasty. For dessert, got the onegin, which was also delicious. Go for the horseradish vodka shots.

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vipKimberly
New England
149 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very traditional in decor and food. The caviar selection is amazing! A must try. The food is fresh and delicious. The waitstaff attentive and knowledgeable. If you like Russian cuisine or are looking for something new to you, give it a try. We love and will return.

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vipStacieE
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is worth it. However, being told about the table having a 2-hour time limit by THREE different staff members before we were even sat is the poorest welcome we have ever experienced. Complete turn off. Really really crass.

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SahrishI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food and service. Def a favorite in nyc!

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ViktorK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

espectacular, disfrute mucho la comida y el ambiente !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

4 of us like the food there. We’ll definitely need to be back to try other meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place to go when you start missing a hospitable home-like atmosphere

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vipSusanE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance and energy. Delicious food.

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vipJoshM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Borscht with a healthy side of attitude. Our waitress had a major attitude and the manager did not seem to care. He wanted to understand her side, why she was ruining our meal. It’s a shame, 15 years ago we celebrated my brothers 21st birthday and tonight we hated our experience. This restaurant will probably be out of business in the next few months.

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Karina
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Salo is the only good thing they offer, so I can’t help it but going back to them. Servers are usually inattentive, hostesses are kind of rude. Most of the time I feel really uncomfortable in that atmosphere. Their borscht is okay too.

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vipJBen
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful mix of traditional Russian dishes with a modern twist. High quality of food and service. Great energy in the restaurant. Fun staff.

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OlgaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I have been proudly inviting my friends and colleagues to Mari Vanna for many years to introduce them to the interiors and flavors of my childhood. Unfortunately, the circumstances in Mari Vanna are changing not for the best: poorly trained personnel (spilled an entire bootle of water on my friend’s dress and barely apologized or did anything to help), unacceptable overcrowded conditions steal former beauty of an interior, unacceptable noise volume and the menu, which remains in opposite of creative as a standstill. I loved visiting Mari Vanna. I was embarrassed by last dining experience. Very sad... .

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food! Accordion player was also amazing.

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vipAlexisG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food okay. Had to ask three times for the check over the course of thirty minutes. We were one of four tables.

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vipHarp28
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best place to celebrate a girl's birthday! We loved the food, the service and more than anything, the staff singing and the musicians! A lovely experience, not our first at Mari Vanna's and definitely not our last!
Thank you for an enchanting evening!

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JoJo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a fun experience! They have 15 different amazing flavors of vodka. Highly recommend the Russian Cranberry and Black Currant flavors. The whole restaurant is also decorated in the best way and it feels authentic. Best time.

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BMLL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent experience in all aspects.

My only complaint is that they refuse to substitute side dishes, even in case of food allergies. I can not have any dairy; since substitutions were refused, I had to select my main course partly based on the side dishes they came with. This really upset me.

Otherwise, the experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food and atmosphere excellent !

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PhyllisK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special dinner for family and it was perfect in every way. The setting is gorgeous, the food delicious, the atmosphere festive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminded me of my mom’s home cooked food, delicious!

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VladaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

I made a reservation at this restaurant 3 weeks in advance to celebrate a special occasion in a very unique Russian restaurant. Upon being greeted by the host, we indicated we had a reservation for 6:45pm. Then most unexpectedly she followed up by indicating that we must plan to leave the restaurant no later than 8:45 pm. My husband and I who have gone to restaurants throughout the word have never been spoken to this way. This was rude, unprofessional and most definitely soured our dinner experience. Even though the food and service provided by our waiter Alexei were excellent, that did not fix how we were initially treated upon arriving. As a result, we will NEVER come back to this place again.

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JanetS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The food was good, the service indifferent and delayed

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 4.9 stars by 1260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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