(Now Closed)
Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Eastern European Restaurant$$$$
NoLita, New York
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  • Dens
    DensApril 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I know you're here for fancy vodka cocktails, but if you're hungry, trust me, go for the fish plate. It's so good (esp when you make little sandwiches w/ tortilla things) I may go back just for those.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KingtigerJanuary 14, 2016
    You're here for the martinis, which are pricey, generous, and excellently made. My favorite is the French martini, a NYC original. It's no longer on the menu, but they will still make it for you.
  • Marcos A.
    Marcos AlvesJune 5, 2015
    Cozy environment, nice option for either romantic drinks or chatting with friends. You must try the spinach and gruyere pizza with truffle oil. If you like vodka, must have the six-pack tasting.
  • Ivie C.
    Ivie CJanuary 31, 2012
    Yum yum yum. I always come for drinks but did not realize what a yummy menu they have. The appetizer platter is Delilsh and the pizza with cheese and truffle oil was absolutely heavenly.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinJanuary 24, 2014
    Cozy but not crowded, lively but not too loud. Perfect for conversation over cocktails (and by cocktails I mean an extensive vodka cocktail menu). Ideal date spot. #flex
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMay 18, 2015
    The toilets are upstairs & creepy. The upstairs is so weird. The street lamps adorning the walls are odd & exciting. The mirrors everywhere make it seem bigger & sound louder. The b00ze is thumbs up!
  • Minda A.
    Minda AJuly 13, 2012
    I feel like I'm in a James Bond movie whenever come here. With soundtrack. New goal with my friend is to try every drink in the menu. Had the caviar martini. Fig-infused is next.
  • Nastia .
    My favorite bar in The City! Great cocktails ! Go for Moscow mule and Leninade! :)
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 16, 2012
    “No Happy Hour, but if you go before 7pm & buy your friend a drink, the bar will buy you one in return. Share the potato pancakes while you’re at it!” More at
  • brian b.
    brian braikerApril 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour: two amazing cocktails for $13. Plus homemade chips (and, if you order a Gogol, a pickled quail egg). Best deal on earth
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 16, 2014
    Here, the selection of vodka is far from short and the Homemade Chips with Crème Fraîche and Caviar among other food items are not to be overlooked.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaJanuary 3, 2016
    Caviar martini and the home made chips. Very intimate and cool space.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannApril 11, 2015
    Large inside with a small upstairs too. Hot waitresses. Great ($15) cocktail menu with interesting infused vodkas,
  • Korgel B.
    Korgel BorbelschnitzMarch 21, 2015
    Get White Sturgeon caviar,potato pancakes with creme fraiche. Vodka shots. Oysters, too. Feel like top communist party member.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroMarch 14, 2015
    I recommend the Teacher's Pet. And if you need a snack, get the calamari. It's probably one of the best I've ever had!
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMay 28, 2014
    Swanky cocktail lounge with a tucked-away underground ambience. Legit but pricey cocktails. Felt like a bunch of people were on Ashley Madison dates.
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzJanuary 19, 2015
    Excellent drinks including wide selection of solid vodka shots, good menu and very cool atmosphere
  • Vettazou
    VettazouDecember 2, 2012
    The bohemian is maybe the best cocktail I've tried in manhattan sofar. (And have tried a loot) Go for it!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TrollingerApril 10, 2016
    Lenonaide is on point! Super chill spot with great bartenders! Great place for after hour drinks!
  • Olivier
    OlivierSeptember 22, 2012
    Nice crowd and good music. Wish the service was a little bit faster but I could say that about soooo many places in NY :)
  • Collette S.
    Collette SNovember 17, 2015
    Underground Russian cocktail lounge. Mysterious atmosphere. Ask the bartender for their favorite vodka beverage.
  • Kerri W.
    Kerri WallaceAugust 10, 2011
    The caviar martini is the best and I love the potato pizza! There's a tarot card reader here sometimes. Ive seen her on Wednesdays.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RApril 5, 2015
    The infused vodka were fab. Had reservations for 830 and was upon arrival that the resturant would close at 10pm for a private event and we would have to leave. Ended up somewhere else for dinner.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithOctober 16, 2015
    Super neat Russian bar with great atmosphere and architecture not to mention huge drink menu!
  • Ed H.
    Ed HafizovFebruary 26, 2012
    Ask for a sampler, called "Zakuski" - it's a 3-type appetizer set, a perfect light and diverse combo for a couple.
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeAugust 9, 2011
    whatcha doin' here if you aren't drinkin' a 'tini? as in, a martini!! and if you're feeling a lil frisky, spice it up with some caviar.. now, smack those lips & taste the awesome.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KorhonenMarch 29, 2015
    Authentic Russian vodka bar, good happy hour on weekdays and excellent bloody marks.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 22, 2010
    Come to this place if you drink vodka and like to be seen at the downtown hip place. Lots of people and good music. -Ed Cotton, Top Chef
  • Nastia .
    Moscow Mule and Leninade are favorites here! Great place
  • Elie K.
    Elie KardousJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    my favorite russian bar in the city...always a fun crowd. they make great vodka fusion cocktails.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LSeptember 8, 2014
    Potato pancakes + creme fraiche. White Sturgeon caviar. Vodka shots. Oysters, too. Spasibo!
  • michael G.
    michael GrayOctober 21, 2012
    Head upstairs to the mini bar near the bathrooms. More intimate and fun. Same good drinks.
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HelalNovember 24, 2012
    Coconut martini is amazing! Topped with fresh coconut shavings and not too sweet
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzNovember 29, 2012
    If you're feeling really adventurous, the Gogol is very different: horseradish vodka and a pickled quail egg.
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CodegaSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    I miss the old logo but this is still my favorite Dirty Martini venue in New York. Keep it simple: olives and Russian Standard!
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeDecember 27, 2013
    Sit in a leather chair, order a martini, and people watch. There are always beautiful people at this place.
  • Nina C.
    Nina CebenkoNovember 29, 2012
    I would hang on a cross for the spinach & gruyere w dried beef and truffle oil pizza... It's that fucking good.
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MarikarMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be brave. Go for the Gogol. And do it during happy hour when everything is two for one.
  • Vicky B.
    Vicky BMarch 5, 2013
    The orange juice mixer has grapefruit in it and it tastes amazing- that with vodka was superb. That caviar martini was mediocre at best...
  • Rachael
    RachaelJune 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try one of the vodka racks - six shots from all over the world! Or six shots of Pravda's own infusions.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JanosFebruary 7, 2012
    Intimate Communist decor and the best martinis in the city. Excellent Russian Food too.
  • Luke
    LukeFebruary 1, 2015
    Often imitated, but still its own thing. Bring friends/a date and your credit card
  • Martin R.
    Martin RoeMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the upstairs bar on fri and sat, less crowded and cool vibes
  • Ronak D.
    Ronak DayaNovember 28, 2014
    Russian cocktails FTW. Get the dirty martini in a cosy setting.
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place, good cocktails, not too packed and cool bouncer!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DocktorNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The house infused fig vodka is delicious! And the scrambled eggs
  • My Perestroika
    My PerestroikaAugust 17, 2010
    Wed evening Aug 18th: Join MY PERESTROIKA director after the 5:30 PM screening to Pravda for celebration, conversation, and special $5 My Perestroika drink with your ticket stub. Read more
  • Veronica
    VeronicaMarch 26, 2011
    Unless you want to drink a pickle, don't try the caviar martini. After this, pickles will no longer be delicious.
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoFebruary 4, 2016
    You might like this place if you're really into vodka... The ginger vodka I had on the rocks though was way too strong for me.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DulbergerJanuary 6, 2014
    Have a vodka martini or four, enjoy the basement chic ambiance.
  • Sasha V.
    Sasha ValleApril 1, 2013
    After the Moscow Mule, Gin Litchi is the way to go.
  • pablco
    pablcoApril 8, 2014
    cool bar, even for going late at night. good vibe
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeOctober 10, 2014
    Warm and nice atmosphere, but cool enough to work for various occasions.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LJanuary 9, 2013
    Fun fact:: was created at the corner booth just to the right of the rear staircase.
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Noah @Noah_Xifr XifrNovember 20, 2011
    Elderflower fizz - best mixed liquor drink I have had in quite a while!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 22, 2016
    Christmas colors are reflected in the cocktails mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco at Pravda.
  • Sara G.
    Sara GlassmanNovember 7, 2010
    The Leninade is the best example of simple = perfect. Citrus vodka, lemon juice and mint.
  • Maulik
    MaulikJune 26, 2010
    Liked the atmosphere (retro Russian) but turned off by fussy waitstaff. No beer selection on the menu, but if you ask you'll hear the list.
  • Lesley F.
    Lesley ForresterDecember 19, 2011
    The bartender isn't mean, he's just Russian. Best Bloody Mary I've ever had in my life.
  • Margaux R.
    Margaux ROctober 5, 2011
    great horseradish infused vodka - best in the Russian Mary!
  • Becca S.
    Becca SaragaFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing! Great atmosphere and the best cocktails!
  • Jo C.
    Jo ChowDecember 13, 2011
    Only brave the Gogol with savory food. Otherwise the horseradish overpowers and cuts your throat
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenMay 6, 2013
    Don't order the Old Fashioned. Vodka is their thing obviously, I should have known better. Very good service though.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SayntJanuary 10, 2010
    Try the French martini with Ginger Vodka. Worth the change and the pineapple plays well with the hints of bitters.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HessAugust 16, 2012
    Get the mushroom and arugula pizza to share over cocktails.
  • Kristin
    KristinNovember 13, 2011
    Coconut Martini!!!!!!!!
  • John G.
    John GibbMarch 1, 2015
    Chili horseradish martini was fantastic
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LitvakFebruary 28, 2015
    Great cocktails, awesome ambiance.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HardingAugust 16, 2014
    Use the bathroom and feel like you've been imprisoned for your political ideas. Support Tsar Nicholas II.
  • Sonal B.
    Sonal BainsFebruary 15, 2011
    The Vladimir is amazing - Fig Vodka + Russian Tea Syrup!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 8, 2014
    Trendy/swanky spot literally underground. Dug the ambience, but not the crowd.
  • Cizenbayan E.
    Cizenbayan Elif TanverdiJanuary 17, 2016
    Wednesdays with the scumfrog 🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻
  • CocktailEscapades
    CocktailEscapadesOctober 16, 2011
    Try the Ginger Fizz on a Saturday night at the upstairs bar.
  • Fabio G.
    Fabio GrattonOctober 25, 2010
    My girlfriend says "get the Vladimir". I tasted it. Must say, quite good.
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezMay 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chocolate martini. Its the best! Also try the caviar pizza - very good.
  • Joe S.
    Joe StevensSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great martins and beautiful waitresses.
  • Derek T. K.
    Derek T. KuSeptember 15, 2015
    They have great selections of vodka and caviar.
  • Takeshi S.
    Takeshi SuzukiMay 3, 2014
    Great night out space.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Pravda!
  • Kelsey
    KelseyJanuary 27, 2016
    Not sure what was happening here. I went at night and there was club-like music/lighting but everyone was sitting down. Why?
  • Summer B.
    Summer BedardNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the vodka tasting or a delicious martini!
  • Sasha W.
    Sasha WyrobaApril 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vodka with martini charge is the way to go!
  • Lorgio J.
    Lorgio JimenezOctober 19, 2014
    Good cocktails, nothing too crazy, and nice spot to bring a date.
  • Liz
    LizFebruary 15, 2010
    Go to Pravda for after work drinks before 6 pm and get free chips with caviar creme fraiche...yum
  • Deanna Z.
    Deanna ZandtJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bohemian martinis are to die for.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HayesMay 29, 2014
    Great cocktails. Fancy vodkas.
  • Erik N.
    Erik NygrenFebruary 20, 2013
    If you like strong drinks, Gogol is the only way.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyMarch 13, 2014
    Come on in from the cold and grab a Gogol. Cures what ails you.
  • Ali K.
    Ali KodalSeptember 3, 2014
    Great place and nice coctails🎶👏
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MarksApril 25, 2013
    Go Moscow Mule, or the Pineapple vodka and Sprite
  • Lara R.
    Lara RoseApril 22, 2010
    The BOHEMIAN is amazing! Perfect mix of sweet n sour. LOVE IT!!
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie RAugust 12, 2012
    Fig vodka. Rocks. Splash of water. You'll thank me later.
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroDecember 27, 2013
    Really great vodka-based cocktails
  • Brian J.
    Brian JeremyApril 24, 2011
    Order the Gogo > Horseradish Vodka & Pickled Quail Egg
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeMarch 26, 2014
    Get the Stranger's Delight - so good
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 14, 2015
    love their French martinis.
  • George G.
    George GoeschelAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Lucy, the Tarot Reader is here Wednesday Nights from 6 - 9PM.
  • Travis H.
    Travis HodgesApril 8, 2014
    It's in SoHo, but I love this place.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 9, 2015
    If you are in Pravda, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Leninade cocktail goes down real easy! Brush up on your Russian before heading to the bathroom.
  • Toma R.
    Toma RybkinaMarch 22, 2014
    Хорошее место для встречи с друзьями и препати)
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