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.
Handmade Russian Dumplings in Light Herb Butter, Served Boiled or in Chicken Broth:
Herring Under a Fur Coat
Layers of Chopped Herring, Roasted Carrots, Beets and Potatoes, with a Touch of Mayonnaise. Topped with Shaved Hard Boiled Eggs
The Masterpiece of Russian Cuisine: Flavorful Beet Soup with Beef, Served with Bread, to add Salo -$1
Food is excellent excellent here. Potato dumplings are perfection.
Great restaurant! I highly recommend it!
Very fine experience
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.
Traditional Russian food, great service. The place is absolutely beautiful! Really enjoyed it!
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.
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
Excellent place to spend an afternoon with family over some good quality Russian food and excellent vodka
Best Russian food in Manhattan by far … and great looking restaurant and people
The blinis are great, and the sunflower salad as well.
Wonderful restaurant! Great food and attentive service. The restaurant is adorable. My daughter had two helpings of pelmeni!
Fine! Traditional Russian fare, well-prepared
Always reliably delicious with friendly service and good (Russian-inspired) ambiance.
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.
I love this place. I even loved the accordion. Pelmeni with a dish of pickled vegetables is my idea of soul food
One of the most eclectic and off-beat place I've been in the City. Wonderful food and atmosphere.
Good food and delicious vodka!
Loved the unique atmosphere
A must try is the infused vodka flight. Go for the horseradish vodka. So yummy
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.
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.
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.
Excellent ambiance, food and service. Def a favorite in nyc!
espectacular, disfrute mucho la comida y el ambiente !!!
4 of us like the food there. We’ll definitely need to be back to try other meals.
best place to go when you start missing a hospitable home-like atmosphere
Fabulous ambiance and energy. Delicious food.
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.
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.
Wonderful mix of traditional Russian dishes with a modern twist. High quality of food and service. Great energy in the restaurant. Fun staff.
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... .
Excellent service. Delicious food! Accordion player was also amazing.
Food okay. Had to ask three times for the check over the course of thirty minutes. We were one of four tables.
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!
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.
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.
It was amazing! Food and atmosphere excellent !
This was a special dinner for family and it was perfect in every way. The setting is gorgeous, the food delicious, the atmosphere festive.
Reminded me of my mom’s home cooked food, delicious!
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.
The food was good, the service indifferent and delayed
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.