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Russian Vodka Room, New York, NY

Russian Vodka Room

4.5
4.5
143 Reviews
$30 and under
Russian

Russian Vodka Room invites guests to spend time with friends while savoring quality vodka and Russian delicacies. Decorated with wooden furniture, artwork and chandeliers, the restaurant creates an ambience of a traditional Russian home.

Its menu features caviar, borscht, duck liver pate, meat dumplings and other appetizers, as well as herring under a fur coat, a typical layered salad. Russian Vodka Room’s patrons can dine on main entrées such as beef stroganoff with kasha, a type of porridge, roast duck with apples, prunes and apricots or breaded and pan-seared sea bass. Farmer’s cheese pancakes with chocolate and other desserts are on the menu, as well. As its name implies, Russian Vodka Room serves a wide selection of vodkas and infusions that range from raspberry and cranberry to ginger and garlic pepper and dill vodka. Visitors can also enjoy live piano and jazz concerts.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Russian, European, Eastern European

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Sunday, 4pm- 2 am Happy Hour 4-7 pm every day

  • Phone number

    (212) 307-5835

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Theather District, New York, NY, USA

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    E, B, D to 7th Ave<br />1 to 50th Street<br />N, Q, R, W to 57th Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area

Menu

Seafood Appetizers

  • Селедка по-русски / Herring with Potatoes Russian Style

    • Форелькопченаяподгорчичнымсоусом / Smoked Trout with Picante Salad and Horseradish Dressing

      • Семгамалосольнаяскартофельнымиоладьями оладьями / Gravlox with Potato Pancakes

        • Креветочный коктейль / Shrimp Cocktail

          • Ассортиизкопченой Рыбы / Smoked Fish Sampler

            • СеледкаподШубой / Herring Under the Coat

              • Бутерброд с тюлькой по-одесски / Smelt Fish Sandwich

                Caviar

                • Малосольнаяосетроваяикра

                  Osetra Malosol caviar & blini, 1oz; Osetra Malosol caviar & blini, 2oz; Osetra Malosol caviar & blini, 3oz

                  • Caviar Trio

                    American Sturgeon, Pike & Salmon

                    • Икралососякрасная / Salmon Caviar & Blini, 3oz

                      Meat Appetizers

                      • Паштет из утиной печени / Duck Liver Pate

                        • Строганинаизговядины / Beef Carpaccio with Spicy Mayonnaise

                          • Мясное Ассорти / Meat Antipasto

                            Soups

                            • Борщилисвекольник / Borsht or Cold Borsht

                              • Грибной Суп / Wild Mushroom Soup

                                Salads

                                • Икра баклажанная / Three Colors Eggplant Caviar

                                  • Соленья / Pickled Vegetable Platter

                                    • Маринованные грибы / Pickled Mushrooms

                                      • Салат из сладких помидоров и французской феты / Heirloom Tomato and French Feta Cheese

                                        • Блюдоссырамиифруктами / Cheese Platter with Fruits

                                          • Рокфорсгрушами / Home Made Roquefort and Walnut Terrine

                                            Hot Appetizers

                                            • Жюльенгрибной / Mushroom Julienne en Cocotte

                                              • Картошкасгрибами / Home Fries with Wild Mushrooms

                                                • Гречневаякашасгрибами / Kasha with Mushrooms

                                                  • Мидии в белом соусе / Canadian Baby Mussels

                                                    • Crab Cakes

                                                      with ginger vodka sauce

                                                      • Пельмени с бульоном или без бульона / Russian Meat Dumplings in a Broth or Without

                                                        • Пирожки / Assorted "Pirozhki"

                                                          • Говяжий Язык в кисло-сладком соусе / Beef Tongue in Sweet and Sour Sauce

                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                            What 143 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                            4.5
                                                            4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 4.4Food
                                                            • 4.3Service
                                                            • 4.3Ambience
                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. SG

                                                              ShannonG

                                                              New York Area

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent drinks. Food was excellent and large portions. Service was excellent. Very helpful and friendly.

                                                            2. TP

                                                              TheresaP

                                                              Denver

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We’ve been dining at the Russian Vodka Room for 20+ years every time we visit NYC. Always a highlight for our family.

                                                            3. JH

                                                              JeanH

                                                              Kansas City

                                                              18 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              18 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The atmosphere was warm bright and fun… Loved the music and was so fun people watching… You must try the pate with bread it was the best I ever had and also try the vodka martinis… Oh yes!

                                                            4. HP

                                                              HollyP

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We loved every minute of our time here! Came to celebrate our Russian family heritage for my sister's 50th Birthday on our Girl's Weekend. Not really knowing authentic Russian food, we ordered a bunch of different appetizers to try it all, and of course ordered the Vodka flights. The food was fantastic, the Vodka was perfectly infused, and the staff was great, and they changed the overhead music to "Happy Birthday", playing for the entire restaurant when my sister's dessert was brought out. At the end of our visit, we just had to purchase their T-Shirts "Shut Up Liver, You're Russian!" We had so much fun! We were recommended to this restaurant/ bar by a friend, and we would DEFINITELY recommend to others!

                                                            5. FS

                                                              FaithS

                                                              Chicago

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food, lively entertainment and good service!

                                                            6. JD

                                                              JosephD

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              I planned a dinner here with my wife prior to going to a play. The specialty drinks were interesting and we liked them. The food / caviar was also good. Authentic feel of a Russian restaurant - they did not rush us. They also had a nice blend of a bar/dinner crowd. All in all a very lovely evening for a Thursday date night.

                                                            7. A

                                                              Attention2detail

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This is one of the best Russian restaurants we’ve been. It is simply decorated, but don’t let the decoration disguise you: this place is a true gem. Service is great, from the moment you walk in you realize why so many locals come here: good service without being pushy, wonderful food and good price. We had the local roquefort salad, borscht soup, mushroom soup, Russian dumplings (beef per our server’s recommendation), tongue in sweet and sour soup and sour cream cherry cake. Serving after serving our taste buds woke up to a delicate and full of flavor dish. We left satisfied and convinced that The Russian vodka room is a place we would want to come again and again! Flavored vodkas were also fantastic and for those who’ve recommended the Lindsey Lohan: you’re spot on, it was as delicious as they’ve described. When in town and looking for the best mix of service, quality food and good price, look no further: the Russian Vodka Room is your place to go!

                                                            8. BK

                                                              BorisK

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Amazing place with very tasty food, unbelievable all kind of vodka drinks, and warm atmosphere!

                                                            9. E

                                                              Excellent

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Quiet restaurant, we were there at 6 pm and wasn't crowded. Menu has something for everyone. Drink menu also good. Kind of dated furnished and decor. The food was EXCELLENT!.

                                                            10. j

                                                              jacobz

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Nice visit, good greet, good food. Very comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. highly recommend

                                                            11. S

                                                              Sparky100

                                                              New York Area

                                                              65 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              65 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Excellent evening of food and drink. The staff is Russian, so it makes the place legit! The food is excellent! Wonderful evening and vodka.

                                                            12. D

                                                              Daniel

                                                              New York Area

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                              It's an oasis near Times Square, a step back in Time with a bit of a feel of Russian culture, food and ambience. It's always fun and enjoyable. The best drink is the Lindsey Lohan and the best food choices are the mushrooms juilenne , chicken kiev, and kasha with mushrooms

                                                            13. i

                                                              irenam

                                                              New England

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great real Russian food!

                                                            14. F

                                                              Foodiegirl24

                                                              New York Area

                                                              57 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              57 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              We always enjoy going to the Russian Vodka Room when we are in the neighborhood. The martinis are excellent. We shared the salmon caviar appetizer and then shared the apple blunted. It’s a fun place!

                                                            15. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                              Cool place but horrible bar tender. She was rude and made the worst Moscow mule I’ve ever had. Gross ginger beer was in a jug like pre made marg mix.

                                                            16. M

                                                              Mezzo1

                                                              New York Area

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 24, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I love coming here now- it was extra quiet on Christmas Eve, and we had a great time. I especially recommend the flavored vodkas on happy hour.

                                                            17. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Sacramento

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Olga is the best! I’ll come here anytime I’m in NY

                                                            18. c

                                                              cjr2

                                                              New York Area

                                                              193 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              193 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 11, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              The three of us arrived earlier than our 4pm reservation, so were seated in the bar area until the kitchen opened. And we were able to enjoy their happy hour flavored martinis which are 9 instead of $14. There was a big group in the dining room so we decided to stay there. We shared several appetizers which were delicious except for. The kasha which was disappointing at the cost of $14. It’s a great venu for studio 54 show goers.

                                                            19. j

                                                              jacobz

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              I like the place, it agrees with me. Unpretentious, good location, food is ok, not overpriced. Their vodka selections are good. And, there is very nice live piano - what’s not to like?!

                                                            20. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great time was had by all, delightful appetizers and delicious vodka infusions

                                                            21. DA

                                                              DavidA

                                                              New York Area

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 6, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Best Russian food and vodka in midtown!

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 5, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                              Nice Russian restaurant with a very extensive Vodka menu. The main dining room was booked by a large party, so hard to say what the usual ambiance is. Me and my friends had a great time at a table by the bar though.

                                                            23. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                              Music was a little loud but overall a really great dining experience.

                                                            24. j

                                                              jacobz

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              I’ve been there in number of times. Not pretentious, good food fir the money. Conveniently located in theatre district. Like their vodkas - pomegranate, grapefruit. Not too sweet. Recommend.

                                                            25. AT

                                                              AndyT

                                                              New York Area

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 30, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Never had Russian food before. Very interesting!

                                                            26. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Dallas

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 27, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Bachelorette/birthday party

                                                            27. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 13, 2019

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              I have loved the RVR for years. The food is great and I feel like I’ve gone back to the days of the KGB. It gets very crowded by the bar and male heavy but if you go early and find a table you can spend hours sipping delicious vodka and ordering delightful appetizers. The pate and pelmeni dumplings are amazing.

                                                            28. CT

                                                              ClaudiaT

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 4, 2019

                                                              overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                              Our waitress had trouble explaining what the food on the menu was. After ordering, we decided to change one of our items. Long story short, we didn’t get what we ordered and according to our waitress, it was too late to fix it. So one of us in the group basically didn’t eat because she didn’t like what was given to her. The other 2 BOTH found a hair in their food, so they didn’t eat either. I ordered an appetizer as an entree but received it as an appetizer, so I basically ate before everyone else and sat there watching the others try to eat. We were soooo disappointed by the food and service. We definitely will not be eating there again! One good thing is they have awesome vodka so if you want a good drink, you will like the vodka!

                                                            29. M

                                                              Mik1988

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 3, 2019

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                              Before it was much better, sorry would not recommend it. Service is poor, food just ok

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on August 5, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Awesome place, simple but amazing menu, all of the traditional dishes and the best Пельмени besides mama Elena’s

                                                            31. MP

                                                              MichaelP

                                                              Chicago

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 30, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing food and staff both, with quick service and excellent Moscow mules.

                                                            32. NC

                                                              NancyC

                                                              New York Area

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 26, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great value for pre theatre meal. Just a little annoyed they did not have the duck that was on the menu. I think I should have been informed plus had to ask what the specials of the day were. Otherwise my lamb shank was a yum and my friend had the shrimp kabob that she said was delicious. I asked not to rush our meal. Wanted to enjoy our vodka cocktails first. They went down smooth.

                                                            33. J

                                                              Jeff

                                                              New York Area

                                                              78 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              78 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Food and service great. Noise level, insane. Way too loud.

                                                            34. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 17, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Nice place with old school Russian decor. Very friendly staff- good experience overall. Had several Russian dumplings and loved the beef stroganoff.

                                                            35. BA

                                                              BradA

                                                              Dallas

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Russia Vodka room is a unique dining experience, almost like going back in time to Moscow circa 1997. It's filled with charming/quirky servers, local IT goofballs posing at the bar and furtively scanning the place for attractive Russian women. I love the garlic-heavy chicken tabaka, the salad olivieh, and, my favorite, the "herring in furs". The place buzzes at night, especially when the live piano music starts, and everything feels a little more sexy. I come here when I want to escape my everyday life but don't have the time to take a train.

                                                            36. KP

                                                              KathleenP

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Visited because of a friend's recommendation and was not disappointed. Had an early reservation after seeing a matinee a few blocks away. Arrived in time for happy hour allowing us to sample several infused vodkas at reduced price. A 2nd friend, a Russian gave us a few menu recommendations. The food did not disappoint. The fat back with spicy mustard and toast was satisfying as was the olivie. My husband must have been hungry as he asli ordered beef dumplings which were quite tasty. For the main course he chose lamb shank and I had the short ribs. Both were well prepared. I was quite pleased with buckwheat as the side with the short ribs. We were too full for dessert. Hubby was quite satisfied finishing his meal with a nice cognac. I recommend a visit and would come again.

                                                            37. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Orlando

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 28, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              While sometimes the wait staff gets a little held up, the overall experience is awesome. Great happy hour, great food, all the flavors of vodka you could ask for. It’s a really good time.

                                                            38. TS

                                                              TomS

                                                              New York Area

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 21, 2019

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              They accommodated a very large party with barely enough time before a show very well.

                                                            39. Z

                                                              Zura

                                                              New York Area

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 10, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The portion is huge! The beef tongue soup was delicious and the dumplings were amazing!!

                                                            40. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New England

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 31, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Pre theater. Excellent service, terrific, filling food!

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                                                            Russian Vodka Room is rated 4.5 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Google Map for Russian Vodka Room

                                                            265 W 52nd St New York, NY 10019

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Theather District, New York, NY, USA

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Midtown West

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Monday - Sunday, 4pm- 2 am Happy Hour 4-7 pm every day

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Russian, European, Eastern European

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Business Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              None

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              E, B, D to 7th Ave1 to 50th StreetN, Q, R, W to 57th Street

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area

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