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Mari Vanna

4.8
4.8
1329 Reviews
$50 and over
Eastern European
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Eastern European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-1955

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available for birthday parties and other events.

  • Private party contact

    Dobi: (212) 777-1955

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue and east 20th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 & R trains to 23rd Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,329 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. F

    Fishfarm1

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Ordinarily we enjoy this place. However, yesterday our experience was below our expectations. We waited 45 minutes for a table that was reserved. No apologies, no explanation. Not a good way to conduct your business. We’ll take a break.
  2. S

    Sarloc

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Bad service and medíocre food, prive is unreasonable for what ir is .
  3. L

    Likulichka

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! This is our second time here and this place does not disappoint. Monday, though is the night with a dj and different vibe. Sunday is quiet and nice
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Average Russian cuisine, restaurants ambiance and service where good. It used to have much high end and authentic products, taking this away impact the experience and quality of dishes.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have gone multiple times. Food is Great! Ambiance is fantastic! Really great restaurant in NYC!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time from the moment you open the door and step into this lovely restaurant. Food was fantastic and the team worked so well together to deliver an exceptional experience.
  7. F

    Foodlovrr

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always. Staff was running around to give us very good service despite the fact they attended so many tables.
  8. G

    Gerry

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic. Our food was delivered in a timely manner and courses were well spaced.
  9. o

    omere

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to feel and taste the Russian cuisine.
  10. L

    Lola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, service was exceptional. We will definatly be back!
  11. c

    cay1st

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Outstanding Russian food on Manhattan. Service was fast and friendly. Generally, great experience and certainly a place to recommend to friends and colleagues
  12. ZS

    ZoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Excellent vibes! Brought my cousin for his birthday and we had the best time imaginable! 100% would go back again!
  13. M

    Mikee

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance was really great - what I picture a nice Russian restaurant looking like (but never having gone). Website and staff were very clear they supported the Ukrainians during this difficult time too. Food was really interesting- most if it very good with a few odd things thrown it. Worth a try
  14. G

    Gandalflion

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming Russian country Dascha atmosphere, with Russian waitstaff and Russian menu are delightfully different from most of the New York scene.
  15. AS

    AnnaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  16. B

    Blair

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splendid. Excellent. Will be back again this week!!!
  17. EO

    EatOut

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    It used to be MUCH better. First, the music used to be NOT loud and you could have a conversation; now they blast the music, which is very low class; that blasting music makes it harder to carry a conversation. Second, they eliminated a very important part of Russian cuisine: tea has to be brewed; they used to do it; now they bring you a Russian glass folder and a tea bag - that sure significantly lowers the ambiance of the place; in addition, they used serve wonderful Russian cherry jam with the tea - they do not do it any more. The last, but not the least: at the beginning of the meal they used to bring scallions with wonderful bread and some kind of amassing green butter; they don't do it any more. I guess the restaurant is under new management, which has a MUCH LOWER class and lower standards. It's too bad :-(
  18. EC

    ElenaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was most amazing and fun time ! Beautiful place with beautiful people. Delicious food and deserts .
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Da Best in the city🎈
  20. A

    Alice

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The decor, service, and food were the highlight of Mari Vanna. The artistic design of the space felt like traveling into a cute world. The service and attentiveness of the servers were excellent. And the food was hearty Russian cuisine. However, the loudness of the music during dinner was too intense for conversation with friends.
  21. L

    Luv2eatout

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fantastic. Our waitress was excellent. She explained everything and her recommendations were wonderful. The only negative, it’s definitely over priced.
  22. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Beautiful warm surroundings. The salmon kabob was so delicious! The Natasha cocktail was perfect. I wonderful place for a date, a special event, or a business meeting (you can actually hear each other's conversation!). The servers explain the food preparation very well. New York need more great ethnic restaurants like Mari Vanna!
  23. BB

    BartB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service All items were beautifully and artfully prepared. Russian Gourmet experience Wow recommend to all
  24. SB

    ScottB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dining at Mari Vanna. The food is superb and the ambiance is amazing, you feel you've left the country for a couple of hours, it's that authentic. The staff is friendly and warm-hearted, just a great place to eat!
  25. F

    Fishfarm1

    Caribbean

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  26. SK

    SvetlanaK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since the first step in we felt a charming atmosphere and we were seated in comfortable table. Food was absolutely delicious, cocktail Mimosa was perfectly made:) waitress was polite and helpful. Also playlist was amazing!
  27. FR

    FayeReader

    New England

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It is an unusual restaurant and is fun. The food ranges from very good (the blini with caviar) to okay (the borscht).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!!!
  29. c

    carlf

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Seemed like they took short cuts on food. My gf is Russian and was disappointed.
  30. WE

    WorldEater

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fun place with yummy food !
  31. m

    michelec

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing place. Great ambiance if you love Eastern European culture and food is awesome . Love the place and people going there are great too.
  32. EB

    EvelinaB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to visit Mari Vanna, it's so cozy and warm, it makes you feel at home.Food is amazing, drinks are insane! It's been years I've been visiting this restaurant and it never disappoints me!
  33. ES

    EleonoraS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious food. I was pleasantly surprised their appetizers are so big!
  34. RF

    RonF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always refreshing to get a change of pace and authentic Eastern Euro food at Mari Vanna. Service is nice, but a bit rushed, which doesn't fit the comfort food. A great experience nonetheless
  35. BD

    BrunoD

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    We didn’t know they would have this very loud techno music going on. We were told this is the case every monday. Food ok, service ok, Ambiance horrible.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Felt like I was in Russia at my babooshka house!
  37. A

    Anastasia

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were amazing as usual! However, Friday nights are now DJ nights with really loud music that doesn't really fit the ambience of this restaurant.
  38. A

    Alex

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food; great service; awesome drinks; sat outside
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The music was to loud for the conversation, but everything else was perfect.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have dinner with friends!

FAQs

Mari Vanna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mari Vanna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-1955.

Mari Vanna is rated 4.8 stars by 1329 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Mari Vanna

41 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue and east 20th

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Eastern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 & R trains to 23rd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-1955

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available for birthday parties and other events.

  • Private party contact

    Dobi: (212) 777-1955

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