Mari Vanna

4.7
1245 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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vipAlexS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Anna
1 review
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
9 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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vipKimberlyD
New England
146 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
4 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
2 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
7 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
2 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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vipHarp28
New York Area
243 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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EveL
1 review
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
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

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Tesssarion
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mari Vanna is my favorite russian cuisine restaurant in the city! Really recommend to get reservation for Sunday brunches. Food is amazing, pleasing to the eye interior, good service.

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ILUVFOOD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I was in NYC with my sister for her birthday. Although we both loved it, there were some hiccups with service. After our meal I ordered dessert and asked the servers to sing the birthday song (my sister didn't know). I also ordered some tea. Anyway, the dessert was brought out, but no song or tea.


I waited and waited for the tea and finally got up to ask what happened. The girl apologized and told me she will fix everything. About ten minutes later, the servers showed up with additional dessert and sang the birthday song. My sister was caught off guard and she really loved the surprise, however still no tea insight. I did remind them about it again and it was eventually brought out but we were already finished. I was surprised to see it on my bill but didn't want to make a fuss over $4. I wish the servers were more attentive, especially when it's someone's birthday.

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Mary
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful place with delicious and interesting fare.

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AlexR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a true gem!! Incredible atmosphere, delicious food and fantastic service. We were a group of friends celebrating a special Birthday. The accordion player is the bomb!! I can not recommend this place enough!! It will make your NYC trip a memorable one!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food long wait a bit pricey..!

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KellyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere with incredible food! Highly recommend bringing out of town guests here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great traditional Russian food, traditional atmosphere, efficient service. A little pricey.

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kurage
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

2人でシェアしても分量が多かったです。色々なお料理が食べたいので、ハーフサイズが有ると良いなと思いました。

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vipYing
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall happy

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Niti
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Mari Vanna, food was excellent, decor was very cool and interesting and the service was wonderful. We dined on a Tuesday so wasn't too crowded or loud. Martinis we're yummy!

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vipAnnaE
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Sunday brunch food is not very tasty with a poor variety. Personnel is not very attentive. Not bad but I wouldn’t come again.

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vipHarshadaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time trying Russian cuisine. The food was great, some vegetarian options and the drinks were pretty good too. The restaurant itself is very pretty and takes you back in time to another place. Will definitely dine here again for the help experience.

FAQs

Mari Vanna does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 1245 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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