Sveta

4.6
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Russian
Formerly in Queens, our restaurant created a space for people to eat, drink, celebrate, and experience Eastern European cuisine. Now in the West Village, we aim to bring our community together for a meal that makes you feel at home. Sveta is new, but also homey and modern. Walk in for a beer or a quick bite, or bring a party of 60 and dance until midnight.

Family style European/Russian cuisine with a Portuguese influence. Join us to celebrate, love life and family.



We offer Boozy pouches which are 16 oz and all have fresh fruits. If you repost us on social media, @sveta.nyc, you can come back any time of the day for a free refill of any flavor. We also create custom pouches for events. Contact the restaurant for more details.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 53 people are saying
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ClareK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The espresso martinis are to die for! Food was great as-well, I got chicken kevi and it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

the drinks were well priced but extremely strong, hard to choke down. the tables were way to close together and i was sitting a foot away from another person. servers had masks down under noses and service was overall mediocre. not a safe experience, i wouldn’t return

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Emilyc
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Soo it was a strange experience. We were sat down it was lovely. We were so excited when we saw other getting thier orders,it all looked to good. We sat down I told the waitress it was my freinds birthday she said she take care of us. Moment later they came with a beautiful chocolate desert places it in front of my freind and handed me a cocktail. I was soo impressed they even said happy birthday I told the person I didn't drink and she asked if I had order the drink. I told her we hadn't order anything yet. She looked surprised and immediately took the desert from my freind.. no biggie honest mistake but a little weird and rude. My freind gets a mimosa and the waitres insits on getting me one too says it's bad luck to cheers with water I don't drink alcohol, and I'm driving but she sends me the glass I politely cheers my freind take a sip and place it to the side. We get our food, it delicious, mouth watering until my friend found a hair in her food. No biggie it happens. Later they bring us the check, it's 78 dollars I ask for clarification because the mimosa she Insisted I have was charged. She says sorry comes back with a 111 dollar check..she accidentally added more to the check.. I of course start flipping out she "fixes" it brings me another check for 98 dollars... I ask her why my freind was charged for her food when there was hair in it. She removes it. Final check 86 dollars. The waitress was wonderful and polite but there was definitely to much going on that day. It was great food and lovely but a lot of mistakes and the portions were microscopic but presented beautifully. I would try again but not anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The place is positioning itself like Russian cuisine, but in reality they only have couple Russian dishes which taste not that good, like potato dumpling were not home made, but bought from the store. Olivier salad is also very so so.
The only dish I like were Russian roll - crepes with salmon and cream cheese.

The host Sveta is harsh faced woman, not even a little smile on her face 😂 like wtf you came over here

The prices are kinda high, not worth it.
And they include covid 10% tax 😅

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy and warm dining experience with homemade Russian cuisine at a reasonable price. Amazing drinks !! I grew up eating Russian food and was very impressed by the quality and authenticity of their menu. Highly recommend !

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vipElenaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would give 5 stars but unfortunately the heaters worked only sporadically and were not working by our table. It was a crispy 30 degree day and we were not happy. They did offer hats, blankets and free round of tequila which was appreciated

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YiraR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food and service and awesome atmosphere
Love this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cutest restaurant, outdoor seating of course but was decorated so cute and there is heaters and was provided with a heated blanket! and yes the food was as good as the hospitality!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good ☺️

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PaulG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

."Music is very loud, and a pounding repetitive rhythm'', I guess there's someone who likes it?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was just as good. I recommend the potato dumplings, the beef stroganoff, and the short ribs but I’m sure everything is great

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SergioM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moment we stepped foot here was nothing short but AMAZING. The 'host' told us we would be seated in a moment and then proceeded to hand my friend and I tequila shot each. Then once we were seated the owner came over and talked to us and turns out the host was the owner. He was so humble and nice. He really cares about his restaurant and his customers and it shows. His wife is truly amazing as well for being very understanding. Amazing food, drinks and immaculate atmosphere! 10/10 reccommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! Sirniki with a real black currant jam was my favorite! Pleasantly surprised

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Parmigiana slides was very and the pouch drinks was great.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wait staff was excellent. my food was a bit dry but overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! Came here for a date night and they accommodated us for our COVID friendly request to get a specific table in the corner. The drinks were great and strong! If you get one of their crushers and take a photo of it, you get a free one which I thought was a great marketing idea (that’s how I found the place myself)! The food was great too, the vareniki were a hit and the steak as well! Would definitely come back here.

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Prapti
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service! Carlos was great! Only thing was that the menus were all different so we didn't know what was available until asking the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute spot for a girls night!

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vipMichelleM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall the service was slow but the food and drinks were worth the wait!

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ges230
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Was really excited for our brunch at Sveta after seeing so many raving reviews. Unfortunately our experience didn’t live up to the expectations. After getting there at our reservation time it took 30 minutes (after multiple failed attempts to waive someone down) to get anyone to take our drink order. After ordering one of us got the wrong item and another person in a party had a hair on their meal. While they accommodated and gave us a free round of drinks it was not as great as we hoped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible food and even worse service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. We came a bit late and they still took us. Carlos was amazing as a waiter.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super friendly staff! The outdoor seating was wonderful and beautifully decorated. Food was fast and very tasty! Will go back!

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Veronicad
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Saturday brunch...the food is great and drinks are not watered down...will definitely be back for dinner one day!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was a good place to hang out for a weekend brunch. A bit over rated. I imagine the hype stems from the rave about this place on social media (in exchange for a free drink). But overall the drinks weren’t impressive, and the staff seemed overwhelmed. Their frozen drink machine also broke down when I was there. It took at least 20 minutes for our drink refills.

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alexar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipSamanthaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, drinks and vibes were fun! Service was not great.

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LillyC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it’s was awesome 10/10 would recommend to anyone who lives in nyc or tourist.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible, My waiter took my order and never gave me my food. I NEVER GOT TO EAT.

He came to my table took my order, didnt come back for like 40 minutes and then asked is everything okay? NO EVERYTHING IS NOT OKAY I NEVER GOT MY FOOD. My girlfriend also asked for some hot sauce (which she never got)

Honestly this place is cute and I was really looking forward to eating there. But it seems like none of the servers or people running this place care if the customer gets there food in a timely manner.

Only good thing about this place is the cocktail pouches (barely)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter ignored me and never acknowledged my existence despite me having a reservation.

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Sveta was lovely! The service was AMAZING. Carlos was our waiter and he was so attentive and quick. They also were taking proper Covid safety precautions. Food was ok drinks and ambiance were great.

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vipGlen
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this place they have plenty of brunch classics but also they had eastern European options. Everything we ate was delicious. Extra special points for the cocktails, yum!
They creat a really cool outdoor decor. The chairs were very comfortable.
Service was perfect too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salsa dancing on the street was fire! Really felt like New York City!

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vipTK719
New York Area
208 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to check out Sveta after finding it on Open Table. It's in a "cursed" spot, so somehow I wasn't expecting much. But it blew me away! I had the summer breeze salad with watermelon and cherry tomatoes in a sweet dressing. Delicious! The branzino with quinoa was perhaps the best branzino I've ever had! And the napoleon with blueberry sauce was simply out of this world! My server (Ilyana, I think) was fantastic and the prices were very reasonable. I can't wait to go back!

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SeanC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! We were treated like family and were served great food and drinks. I was also impressed by the decor—it’s stylish, but also warm and welcoming.

I can’t wait to go back!

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ZikunM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service, love it, highly recommend.

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PolinaK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing food . Staff is friendly and fast and the owner is very caring person. Would definitely come back with my family and recommend it to my friends . Thank you Sveta !

Sveta
Responded on February 29, 2020

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipEmilyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

Sveta
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you so much, Emily. It was our pleasure to serve you, we hope we get to see you again soon!

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FAQs

Sveta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 203-4106.

Sveta is rated 4.6 stars by 53 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.