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Mari Vanna

4.7
908 reviews
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$50 and over
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Russian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Russian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:30pm;
Saturday Brunch 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11 am-5 pm
Sunday Dinner 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 777-1955
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Park Avenue
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Public transit
6 & R trains to 23rd Street.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 908 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing to try a root Russian cousin w a very welcome service ! Loves it and highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Meh, below average. I’ve been to many Russian places (including Mari Vanna a few years ago) and i don’t think I’ve had more disappointing experience. And it isn’t cheap there!!

Olivier salad - 3.5/5
Herring - 2.5/5
Beef tongue - 3.5/5
Beef stroganoff - 2/5 (I sent it back)
Honey cake - 5/5
Chocolate cake - 3/5
Vodka - 4/5

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great ambiance with excellent Russian cuisine. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous!😊
We found a New Favorite restrauant! We look forward to return!
Can't wait to use the key!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It was a nice friend's get together experience!!! I enjoyed my visit to Mari Vanna in a different way than usual. With no crowds, it was a midweek lunch time. Music, service, coziness of the place on the cold winter day made this visit a really enjoyable one. I want to bring all my friends
and family to this place! So beautiful and welcoming!

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Moose (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

One of my favorite spot. The decor is over the top luxury vibe mixed with shabby chic elements. Service is perfect with just the right hint of snobbiness. Food is always out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

High quality food and service and beautiful designe, We had such a great experience. Unfortunately they are not gonna work with open table from 2018.

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ChrissyT (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Have dined here on more than one occasion. The ambiance and the food are incredible.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! My favorite place in New York!

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kaplunal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We were dining at Marivanna twice before, and it was great! This time we had friends visiting from Boston and decided to have nice late lunch/early dinner with them at Marivanna. I booked a table for 4 o'clock, but got a call from the restaurant, that they will be closed at 4 and re-scheduled us for 3. First of all, we had tickets to see the concert at Carnegie Hall and needed to leave earlier. But it was probably my fault, I shouldn't agree to move our dinner. And second: it was Sunday brunch at the restaurant. We didn't fine anything special about it. It was buffet with very ordinary Russian food ordinary served. Nothing attractive and authentic I want to show our friends. Plus, I think it is very overpriced. $38 for lunch? Too much money. Everything extra, including even tea and water costed us extra money.
I will still recommend Marivanna, but not for Sunday brunch definitely. It was disappointing.

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EliClaudius (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

It's my first time to taste Russian cuisine. Lovely blinis and the chicken is really good. Also romantic environment and very good service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Best evening out in Manhattan in years; the food the people the vodka the interior design: it doesn't get any better than this place, and I've been living in Manhattan for 30 years!

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Elya (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

It was my first time visiting Mari Vanna restaurant. Truly Russian food and unbelievable and cozy atmosphere. Me and my colleagues spent 40 min to get there from our office, but it was worth it. Even though it took some time to prepare food, by the end of our business lunch everyone said that they will definitely come back.

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nomade1 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

The atmosphere was great and the cocktails were very inventive.

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vippinkbug (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

This is our go to place for fun special occasions. It can get a little cramped as it is a small place, but for authentic Russian fare and flights of flavored vodka, it can't be beat.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Beautiful place,good service,amazing food

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

I purchased a deal on Pulsd for Saturday brunch for two. It included two appetizers and two entrees and should have included two drinks per person but my guest and I had only one.
The waiter never mentioned we were entitled to two more. I wish he had. I was dying for a second cup of tea.

The food was delicious. We ordered a vegetable salad which came served in a lovely crystal pedestal dish and the salmon salad. Both portion were ample enough to almost be a meal on their own. The entrees included cheese blini and potato dumplings which we enjoyed very much. I especially appreciated how the meal was served on mismatched china plates with doilies and an in an array of lovely serving pieces which added to the enormous amount of charm of the dining room. There were so many beautiful objects around the room I didn’t know what to gaze on first. Even the restrooms were beautifully appointed with hand painted porcelain sinks and fresh washcloths instead of paper towels. I will most definitely return for another visit.

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GalAboutTown (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Mari Vanna is a little hidden gem of Gramercy. The staff is very welcoming, and the atmosphere is lively and serene at the same time. The decor is fantastic, chairs are amazingly comfortable. Little treats happen with ever layer of service, including charming pot holders, plate warmers, wooden sculptural serving platters, and pocket books that hold your bill when you're ready to go. The food is outstanding, fresh, lively, authentic rustic. Great people scene too, people from all over come to this gem.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Quality Russian food catered in some sort of European imperialistic settings with pre-war/retro background music.

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vipkat12345 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place!!! Best Russian restaurant I've been to. Food is absolutely delicious and the ambiance feels so cozy. Love!!

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Yuli (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing place!
The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Good alcohol selection.
The food is delicious!!!
The service is very good !!!
We will recommend this restaurant and definitely come back.

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vipMupsha (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

It is an excellent place for intimate get togethers with friends over good quality Russian food.

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KevinKopala (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, great service and great ambience. If you want to have russian food this is definetly the best spot. Everything on the menu is amazing and all employees are very nice and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

A lovely place, nice decoration from Russia. It reminds me on my grandma hospitality. Food is delicious, service excellent. We had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Classy authentic Russian cousin. Salo, bread, vodka, beef stroganoff, chicken cutlets, hot tea with cherry jam!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Love this place for an authentic Russian experience in NYC

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Fantastic (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic! I suggest vodka and dumplings to start off the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and amazing service, as always!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great staff! Will be back many times

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