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Russian Vodka Room, New York, NY

Russian Vodka Room

4.7
4.7
147 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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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

What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. f

    fishmonger

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of the cooler places I've ever been to in NYC. Lots of fun. Food was great. Jazz combo was outstanding. Wait staff very friendly
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place!! A singer and pianist! Food and service were awesome. If you go to New York you must go here!!
  3. s

    savvy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pre-theater dinner
  4. F

    Foodieeeee

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was not worth the expensive price tag! The waitstaff wasn’t friendly and seemed annoyed when I asked if I can make a substitution on my meal. The ambiance was very old and this restaurant needs a facelift! Do not recommend this restaurant as there are many others to choose from!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. FS

    FaithS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lively entertainment and good service!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. i

    irenam

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great real Russian food!
  18. F

    Foodiegirl24

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. c

    cjr2

    New York Area

    194 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    194 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.
  23. 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?!
  24. 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
  25. DA

    DavidA

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Russian food and vodka in midtown!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. AT

    AndyT

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had Russian food before. Very interesting!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bachelorette/birthday party
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service great. Noise level, insane. Way too loud.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Russian Vodka Room does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Russian Vodka Room is rated 4.7 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
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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