Mari Vanna

Mari Vanna

Russian Restaurant$$$$
Flatiron District, New York
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    This place is famous for their Russian food. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Lena S.
    "Combine it with pelmeni (Russian dumplings) and life is wonderful!"(18 Tips)
    Katie L.
    "Get the borsch, the pirozhkis and the kvas!"(16 Tips)
    Alex S.
    "The infused vodkas are top notch!"(12 Tips)
    Zeb H.
    "horseradish vodka and the blinis with condensed milk and jam."(7 Tips)
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  • Lena S.heart icon on user image
    Lena ShanginaMarch 25, 2016
    One of the rare places in NY that serves Beluga vodka. Combine it with pelmeni (Russian dumplings) and life is wonderful!
  • Wendyheart icon on user image
    WendySeptember 4, 2016
    We loved the dumplings, zucchini pancakes, marinated mushrooms, and the smoked salmon and caviar with crepes were outstanding. Great cocktails too!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 3, 2012
    Make a reservation, and enjoy the Russian Table for two! The food is off the charts – order the Pelmeni, the Beef Stroganoff and Rabbit Stew. We’re coming for brunch soon!
  • Ben M.heart icon on user image
    Ben MackeySeptember 25, 2018
    This place is amazingly authentic. Everything from the pelmeni, the herring under a fur coat, the crochet doilies and the glasses that are perfect for both water and vodka.
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZhdanovNovember 15, 2014
    Hi guys :) Travel back to old Russia with Mari Vanna's elegant décor, traditional Russian food, and smiling staff. Try their infused vodka and herring with scallions. The combination is divine.
  • Maria R.heart icon on user image
    Maria RiabtchenkoJanuary 30, 2018
    Amazing Russian Food with plenty of fun entertainment. Order blini with salmon and red caviar, Siberian pelmeni, kotletki, you really can’t go wrong with anything. Tell them it’s your birthday ;)
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CJune 22, 2018
    A beautiful restaurant with a very fun, eclectic vibe. Be sure to order the vodka flights, the Pierogi, and the Chicken Kiev.
  • Amanda R.heart icon on user image
    Amanda RellaSeptember 27, 2017
    According to my Russian friend, it felt like we were inside her grandma's home. Decor is really cool, and wait staff friendly. Very high quality and delicious food. The pelmeni are a must-order.
  • Jesse L.heart icon on user image
    Jesse LaneMay 12, 2017
    I'm not super familiar with Russian food, so cannot speak to the authenticity, but everything we ordered was delicious. Cured herring & pirozhok were great, but the horseradish vodka was the standout!
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueFebruary 18, 2023
    Excellent festive destination for groups. Selection of traditional Russian dishes and infused vodka. Doll house decor. Beef kebab is delicious.
  • Andrei K.heart icon on user image
    Andrei KryssovSeptember 3, 2017
    As a Russian who grew up on Russian food, Mari Vanna is the only Russian restaurant that comes slightly close to what my mother cooks. Highly recommended.
  • Mon
    MonFebruary 9, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    The beef stroganoff, traditional chicken Kiev, and the potato vareniki are a must!
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterFebruary 24, 2018
    Must-go ~$35 Sun brunch w/ bottomless mimosas + AYCE buffet of Borscht, Blinis, Pelmenis & more (2-hr limit)! Mon-Fri $24 3-course PF Lunch is also a deal.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 27, 2019
    This is a super fun Russian spot. The decor is beautiful, they have house infused vodkas and an affordable Sunday brunch.
  • Stan B.
    Stan BorbatJune 29, 2018
    Try all of the appetizers, everything is very delicious and authentic. End your dinner with tea and desert.
  • C R.heart icon on user image
    C RJanuary 3, 2016
    Come here for the ambiance, the food less so. It's a really fun ambiance (live music), with kitschy decor. Potato salad and herring are misses; the borscht, tasty.
  • Olga E.heart icon on user image
    Olga EpsAugust 27, 2014
    I like the russian transplant - almost as good as the moscow (semi) original. Liked the pelmeni, the caviar, as well as the cocktails. Seems to be a bit of a pickup place, but did not really test it
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RApril 26, 2015
    The most adorable Russian restaurant ever - Russian newspapers as wallpaper, flower pots at the entrance, and wood backed dining room chairs. Feels like a life-sized dollhouse. Try the borscht!
  • Masha M.heart icon on user image
    Masha MatakovaFebruary 4, 2015
    The food is great, especially borsh is just fantastic, music is loud, so it s good for big companies. The stuff sings birthdays songs like for their own friends :)
  • Ryan F.heart icon on user image
    Ryan FischerApril 15, 2017
    Had a martini and some sort of Russian pierogi. Then ate stuffed cabbage for dinner. All the food was excellent. Great spot, with a unique vibe.
  • Anna ..
    Anna .December 14, 2012
    Great place to go to for some delicious Russian food and fun atmosphere! Fried potatoes with mushrooms tasted just like my Mum's! Need to plan my next visit there again soon.
  • Johannaheart icon on user image
    JohannaOctober 13, 2015
    If you split the caviar and salmon blinis, pelmeni, and borscht between 2 people, you'll be golden.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonMay 2, 2012
    Travel back to old Russia with Mari Vanna's elegant décor, traditional Russian food, and smiling staff. Try their infused vodka and herring with scallions. The combination is divine.
  • Waleed 🇸🇦heart icon on user image
    Waleed 🇸🇦March 15, 2017
    We had afternoon tea with desserts. The design of the restaurant is wonderful. We had Medovik (honey cake) and Napoleon, I recommend them.
  • Julia H.heart icon on user image
    Julia HulovataAugust 17, 2017
    Love interior and atmosphere. Good food as well.
  • Kevin K.heart icon on user image
    Kevin KeatingOctober 5, 2014
    Great Olivier, pelmeni, blini, etc. Get the Strawberry Smetannik and Grand Tea Pot for dessert. Also: cucumber & dill infused vodka.
  • Ruta Z.
    Ruta ZiukaiteMarch 11, 2013
    The food is just so delicious and the service is exceptional. We had to wait a little extra for our food, but the waiter showered us with free drinks, even vodka shots, to apologize for the delay!
  • David X.
    David XuOctober 23, 2017
    make sure you put salt on the bread! and the napoleon cake is incredible here
  • BoozeMenus
    BoozeMenusJanuary 12, 2012
    The cutesy décor sets an inviting mood for intimacy and the list of house-infused vodkas and specialty martinis will wow anyone - we recommend a carafe of the horseradish vodka. Read more
  • Eduardo R.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo RomanOctober 25, 2017
    Napoleón cake is to die for. Also the medovik is really good.
  • Kay T.heart icon on user image
    Kay TeoSeptember 4, 2017
    Thoughtful touches throughout - the interior, the dishware, the food. Phenomenal borscht. Cute restaurant.
  • Kay T.heart icon on user image
    Kay TeoSeptember 4, 2017
    The flavored vodkas are great. Not too sweet, smooth, unique flavor combinations like seaberry and honey and pepper.
  • Angela D.heart icon on user image
    Angela DawnJanuary 31, 2016
    Amazing Russian food buffet for brunch. Cocktails are $17 but if you like mimosas you're good because they are unlimited.
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiOctober 11, 2015
    Infused home vodka, shuba and caviar. They play live music in the evening and the atmosphere is amazing!
  • Anna D.heart icon on user image
    Anna DSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved this one just as much as the one in Moscow. Delicious food, definitely come here if you have time to spare, service can be slow.
  • Eheart icon on user image
    EMarch 18, 2015
    Very cute kitschy decor, delicious housemade vodkas (try cucumber martini). Cured herring & veal pelmeni were great!
  • Zarina N.
    Zarina NMarch 25, 2013
    Don't go if you are Russian :) Do have their vareniki, very tasty. For brunch come starved as it's buffet - very filling, many options, great blini!
  • Pierreheart icon on user image
    PierreFebruary 12, 2017
    Great vibe, live music and people watching. If you're hungry, have a dumpling snack. But have dinner elsewhere
  • Jen G.heart icon on user image
    Jen GranitoAugust 16, 2017
    Do not miss the pelmeni / dumplings and pirozhki. Also had the horseradish vodka and it was quite tasty.
  • Alexander G.
    Alexander GolubevMarch 22, 2013
    Being Russian myself, I discovered this traditional wonderful desert "smetannik" at Mari Vanna. The service was surprisingly friendly and correctly relaxed.
  • N A.heart icon on user image
    N AvedisSeptember 2, 2018
    Slightly overpriced, but pirozhki are amazing. Love the interior of the place.
  • inna k.heart icon on user image
    inna katsJuly 24, 2017
    The Russian food is legit. Reminds me of my childhood 💗 the mimosas are def too heavy on the OJ though
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MaJune 18, 2015
    Adorable homey decor. Good wine. Be sure to get the smoked fish and chicken kotletki - amazing.
  • Alisa A.
    Alisa AliceJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Really nice place..especially on Monday night. Food, drinks, people and atmosphere - evrth is pretty good!!
  • Lydia A.
    Lydia AmmosovaApril 1, 2011
    If you think you are going to drink like the Russians, start training long before you walk through these doors! Infused vodkas will make you swoon~cranberry, strawberry, cucumber & dill for starters..
  • Alanheart icon on user image
    AlanJanuary 4, 2015
    My birthday pre-dinner. Absolutely loved it. Worth the hefty price tag.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    For a main dish if you really want delicious and authentic go for the pelmeni Read more
  • Nathalia S.heart icon on user image
    The place is amazing and the food delicious you have to try the potato balls
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The best Russian food in the city for a while now. Try pelmeni, mushroom soup, Salo plate
  • Tatiana G.heart icon on user image
    Tatiana GaborAugust 6, 2015
    Brunch on Sundays is kind of amazing. Can't go wrong with pelmeni, shuba and unlimited mimosas .
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