Mari Vanna - Washington DC

4.6
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Eastern European
Nestled in the Heart of the Dupont Circle District of Washington, D.C., Mari Vanna Restaurant offers homestyle Russian delicacies admits a unique fine dining atmosphere. Swathed in a luxurious decor reminiscent of Victorian Era opulence, Mari Vanna marries Russian nobility with folk art and the simplicity of Soviet Union austerity. From traditional Borscht and blinis to inimitable caviar and champagne, Mari Vanna offers Russian cooking fit for those who pursue delectable cuisine and impeccable service.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 20 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.9
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4.4
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vipFormerFed
Washington DC
495 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had Siberian Dumplings and Beef Stroganoff. Both were delicious. Ended with a garlic-pickle infused vodka.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The new owners have run down the place. Food and service were both bad

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vipMichalR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, great food, cocktails and infused vodka menu. All within a setting taken out of a fairytale. One of our favorite places in DC!

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vipLaurenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We quite enjoyed our food and experience - however, towards the end of the meal there were groups of people coming in walking around the restaurant without masks. We were planning to come back but now only will if the staff is sure to enforce this with customers - even if they are regulars as this makes everyone else feel unsafe.

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FrancescoP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is not easy to find a Russian restaurant. Especially one of such quality and authenticity. I enjoyed their tasty Borche with bits of beef and Kvas, veal pelmeni and cherry varenki. Management offered a second free Moscou Mule.

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Emdee
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent decor and ambience. Felt like an old style Euro restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, authentic delicious food and cozy homestyle atmosphere! Thank you for your hospitality!

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NicholasO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall it was a decent dining experience but the Salo and vodka were not chilled. The service and atmosphere were great but not enough to overcome the lukewarm vodka and Salo.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent !!!

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AnneC
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this very quaint and cozy restaurant. Russian food and beverages were different and delicious. Service was prompt and personal. A little on the pricey side, but beverages were hand crafted and food homemade - a unique dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent but the wait was TOO long

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MilaV
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, authentic atmosphere, and cuisine. For dessert, I highly recommend "Medovik" or Honey cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good and tastes homemade. The radish infused vodka is a must. Herring under the fur coat is also a must. This place has been one of my favorites since I tried them in NYC years ago.

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vipVictoriaN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food is not as great as before. Service is slow.

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KiraC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new interior looks nice and very authentic. Food tasted good as always. I could hear someone was celebrating some occasion as they were laughing and talking pretty loud, but it didn’t ruin our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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AndrewP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect meal! Loved it and will be back. Adjaruli khachapuri was to die for! They should start a take out business with those alone :)

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vipgoodfood
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found it on open table and it was next door to our hotel. Unbelievably different from lots of others in DC. Russian food which was excellent and wine from Eastern Europe. Our server was from Ukraine and very knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining! Very cozy, we love it here!

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hqijs12
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they've reopened! The food and service were both great, excellent recommendations by our waiter and attentive without being annoying.

FAQs

Mari Vanna - Washington DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 783-7777.

Mari Vanna - Washington DC is rated 4.6 stars by 20 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.