Mari Vanna

4.7
1286 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of my favorite Russian restaurants. The food is absolutely delicious (brings me back home), the ambiance and decor it’s terrific, brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. Very warm and cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriends birthday and she ranked it top 2 restaurants of the many restaurants we have been to in New York and New Jersey

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KdeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mari Vanna is incredible! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to sit at a bar for a drink and appetizer, a romantic meal, a meal with friends, a meal with a group or after dinner drinks and dessert. Its one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The quality of the food is incredible, the vibe is cool and the service is very good from the minute you walk in the door, until you leave. Can't say enough good things about it. Go!

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Foodlovrr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious as always. Service was attentive and good. Decoration as cute as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A true authentic Russian gem! Everyone here speaks Russian, the food taste just like home and the interior design is just like at your babushka’s house! 😍

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OlgaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Was different and sweet food was good but overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like home❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant ! The food and cocktails are so good and the barman is amazing

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MarinaV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered Siberian Pelmeni and medovik, it was delicious

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MoscowRich
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love coming here. They have great Russian staples/classics, a very inventive cocktail menu, and a wonderful overall atmosphere. I love the front area where the bar is- the decorating scheme is very fun, with lots of Russian items, wooden tables, lace runners, and so forth. Try the "herring under a fur coat" from the appetizer menu (good for sharing) and the Medok cocktail, which is bitter but with a nice honeyed finish.

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SeanR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the second time at this restaurant m, but the first time at the NYC location. It was just as great as the DC one and wished it was closer to my home. Would enjoy more of these places/types of food around.

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JimK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and DJ.

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LydiaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything is very good in this place except the nose, we hardly hear each other.

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vipFoodieOptimum
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb and chicken dishes were excellent. DJ working that night made it more fun. Was a little surprised that the bottle of sparkling water was $12. Otherwise great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience. Kind and attentive staff and lively atmosphere. The food was as delicious, if not better, than the food my Russian parents made for us growing up. Brought back great memories as we enjoyed the restaurant’s authentic and wonderfully prepared dishes. Wish we lived here so we could have tried more from the menu! Thank you Mari Vanna.

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vipTigger
Bath
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There were no forks on the table, no menus or wine lists offered, some items on the menu were sold out , and the tea was wrong. All fairly minor and were forgivable as the food was great. However the music was terrible and the TV screens unnecessary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply dope. For sure going back and wanna get the key lol

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vipCaraRose
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make a point of coming here every time we visit NYC. It isn’t cheap. They have a nice variety of food. My favorite is the pelmeni. The pickles vegetables are also very good.

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vipJonO
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always consistent, always authentic, always a great culinary experience. It’s a busy place, but that brings an energy to the restaurant that makes dining fun.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Greece
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with Russian cuisine

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Slightly loud, but enjoyable.

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vipRandom
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back here since pre-covid, missed this place so badly. Everything was great, prices have gone up some , though.

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phl1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-prepared traditional Russian dishes, flavored vodkas (try the horseradish one) and tasty deserts (loved their Napoleon and Medovik), in a uniquely decorated, cozy and comfortable space.

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wafa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Hostess and waitress were very rude. Service was very bad and slow. We have been to this restaurant 5 Times before Covid and it has been one of our favorites in New York but our experience yesterday has been very bad I don’t think we will return we also think that the quality declined and it’s not worth the high price

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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vippedrooo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vodka, best food, best music ❤️

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AlexR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Full a la cart menu. Service was a bit spotty although the food was expedited promptly

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vipHillymd
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall a pleasant surprise. Very nice, interesting decor, homey in a vintage eclectic sort of way. And relatively fancy. Good and drinks were excellent. Service was slow to start but picked up.

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vipGeraldineS
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Restaurant was described as warm and cozy and when we arrived there was extremely loud music - not even Russian - and tv screens etc… impossible to talk to the person in front of you (we were only two). So we left…

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Russian restaurant in New York!

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AnNA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great to see that over the years, they've been able to maintain great food quality which tastes authentic and delicious.
The music was way too loud though and it was hard to hear the person next to me without yelling.

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JohnE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience

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michaelk
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious!!!
We loved that they were super careful about vaccination! :)
One dish was missing from our order but they fixed it very fast. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Russian food and atmosphere, everything was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing! best russian, authentic but high quality restaurant in the city!!

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BruceG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

MA
MADenech
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great friendly service. Great decor.

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vipUESfoodie18
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Were we disappointed! The reviews looked promising so we went. The service was weak and that's being generous, and the food mediocre. I've had excellent Russian food and this was not in the same league. They have a lot of tchotkas, many which are covered in dust, this made us very uncomfortable about how the Covid situation was being managed. As the evening went on the music kept getting louder and louder until the restaurant was half empty and you had to scream to make yourself heard.
I've never complained about pricing before, and I wouldn't complain here, except all the aspects of our dinner were so disappointing, that when the bill came that also added to our annoyance. Too expensive for such a poor experience.
If you still decide to go, be careful when ordering, we way-over ordered with encouragement of our server. But really, there are so many great restaurants in our great city, go to one of them instead.

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LouieP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Fantastic. It is pricey, however you get what you pay for, which is a great meal. Ambiance was great! Nice place for family or a special date.

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 4.7 stars by 1286 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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