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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
  • Nastia .
    My favorite bar in The City! Great cocktails ! Go for Moscow mule and Leninade! :)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaJanuary 3, 2016
    Caviar martini and the home made chips. Very intimate and cool space.
  • 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
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TrollingerApril 10, 2016
    Lenonaide is on point! Super chill spot with great bartenders! Great place for after hour drinks!
  • 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!
  • Collette S.
    Collette SNovember 17, 2015
    Underground Russian cocktail lounge. Mysterious atmosphere. Ask the bartender for their favorite vodka beverage.
  • 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 :)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KorhonenMarch 29, 2015
    Authentic Russian vodka bar, good happy hour on weekdays and excellent bloody marks.
  • 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.
  • Nastia .
    Moscow Mule and Leninade are favorites here! Great place
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Chris L.
    Chris LSeptember 8, 2014
    Potato pancakes + creme fraiche. White Sturgeon caviar. Vodka shots. Oysters, too. Spasibo!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ronak D.
    Ronak DayaNovember 28, 2014
    Russian cocktails FTW. Get the dirty martini in a cosy setting.
  • Martin R.
    Martin RoeMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the upstairs bar on fri and sat, less crowded and cool vibes
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DulbergerJanuary 6, 2014
    Have a vodka martini or four, enjoy the basement chic ambiance.
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeOctober 10, 2014
    Warm and nice atmosphere, but cool enough to work for various occasions.
  • 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
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 22, 2016
    Christmas colors are reflected in the cocktails mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco at Pravda.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Becca S.
    Becca SaragaFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing! Great atmosphere and the best cocktails!
  • Margaux R.
    Margaux ROctober 5, 2011
    great horseradish infused vodka - best in the Russian Mary!
  • 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.
  • Jo C.
    Jo ChowDecember 13, 2011
    Only brave the Gogol with savory food. Otherwise the horseradish overpowers and cuts your throat
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kristin
    KristinNovember 13, 2011
    Coconut Martini!!!!!!!!
  • 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 🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻
  • Sonal B.
    Sonal BainsFebruary 15, 2011
    The Vladimir is amazing - Fig Vodka + Russian Tea Syrup!
  • 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.
  • Derek T. K.
    Derek T. KuSeptember 15, 2015
    They have great selections of vodka and caviar.
  • Joe S.
    Joe StevensSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great martins and beautiful waitresses.
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezMay 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chocolate martini. Its the best! Also try the caviar pizza - very good.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Pravda!
  • Takeshi S.
    Takeshi SuzukiMay 3, 2014
    Great night out space.
  • Summer B.
    Summer BedardNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the vodka tasting or a delicious martini!
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HayesMay 29, 2014
    Great cocktails. Fancy vodkas.
  • Deanna Z.
    Deanna ZandtJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bohemian martinis are to die for.
  • Ali K.
    Ali KodalSeptember 3, 2014
    Great place and nice coctails🎶👏
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyMarch 13, 2014
    Come on in from the cold and grab a Gogol. Cures what ails you.
  • Erik N.
    Erik NygrenFebruary 20, 2013
    If you like strong drinks, Gogol is the only way.
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie RAugust 12, 2012
    Fig vodka. Rocks. Splash of water. You'll thank me later.
  • 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!!
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroDecember 27, 2013
    Really great vodka-based cocktails
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeMarch 26, 2014
    Get the Stranger's Delight - so good
  • Brian J.
    Brian JeremyApril 24, 2011
    Order the Gogo > Horseradish Vodka & Pickled Quail Egg
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 14, 2015
    love their French martinis.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 9, 2015
    If you are in Pravda, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Esther S.
    Esther SuhJune 11, 2016
    Get the burger and a bloody Mary
  • Firat O.
    Firat OcakApril 18, 2014
    Very good russian bar..
  • Colin K.
    Colin KellyJune 27, 2010
    The Moscow Mule is a super-refreshing summer cocktail
  • Jason T.
    Jason TuckerMarch 24, 2010
    The Moscow Mule is delicious. Ginger vodka and ginger beer.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GardnerMay 27, 2011
    Try the Pear Martini, it's mixed perfectly.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MontoyaJune 26, 2010
    Service was very iffy, they made a huge deal when we showed up for drinks with a large group.
  • Shirlene W.
    Shirlene W. HenrySeptember 10, 2014
    The drinks are amazing!
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiAugust 3, 2011
    Fig infused vodka is excellent
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FerreiraDecember 6, 2014
    Try the vodka martini.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShamirMay 30, 2014
    Have fun fun
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RishmawiMay 4, 2014
    Don't go upstairs unless you have to pee. There's nothing but bathrooms and the intoxicating smell of urinal cakes...
  • Martin R.
    Martin RoeMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the leninade... Its amazing
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer R.July 19, 2013
    Fig infused vodka-do it.
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierNovember 5, 2014
    Great vibe but expensive
  • Zeynep Z.
    Zeynep ZMarch 10, 2012
    Welcome to the land of vodka, um the mini one :)
  • Abhishek R.
    Abhishek ReddyNovember 27, 2011
    Calamari is a MUST HAVE.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin ShyongAugust 22, 2012
    75 different types of vodka!
  • A Whole Meal of Food
    A Whole Meal of FoodNovember 8, 2011
    Get an extra dirty martini. Be on your 007.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchwartzMay 24, 2009
    Goto Pravda and order the fig infused vodka on the rocks. Tastes amazing, no mixer necessary.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DurkanFebruary 15, 2010
    Best apple martinis in NYC! And try some of the Zubrówka!
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WilliamsOctober 15, 2011
    The Moscow Mule IS delisch!!!
  • Madeline K.
    Madeline KallockOctober 9, 2011
    The Bohemian is amazinggg!!!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BarkulisAugust 21, 2011
    Mango Lassi summer cocktail is pretty tight
  • joe h.
    joe huljakDecember 19, 2011
    Justin T. Ain't lying about that moscow mule... F'n good ..
  • Shalini
    ShaliniMarch 8, 2012
    The Spiced Apple is quality.
  • John P. W.
    John P. WiseDecember 28, 2009
    Vodka drinkers, try the Russian Standard. I prefer it with tonic. Read more
  • Kat S.
    Kat Stew---June 6, 2012
    Horseradish vodka.. Smooth finish.
  • Sara
    SaraJune 22, 2012
    Bohemian: reeeally good
  • Matt B.
    Matt BressSeptember 5, 2014
    Infused vodka
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShamirMay 30, 2014
    Oh you are nice
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Why are they so obsessed with coat check here?
  • Matt U.
    Matt UffalussyMay 23, 2009
    get the borscht and wash down with the gogol cocktail, both must haves!
  • CCnyc
    CCnycSeptember 5, 2014
    Vodka selection
  • Mayumi A.
    Mayumi AndoJune 18, 2010
    ultimate summertime drink = cucumber margarita (yes, with salt) Read more
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FrolichNovember 26, 2010
    Simple dry vodka martini. The best.
  • Phil C.
    Phil CalçadoMarch 7, 2016
    Loud, messy, good.
  • Manuel D.
    Manuel DavyAugust 16, 2014
    Cocktails !
  • Carl-Adam S.
    Carl-Adam ScheeleOctober 3, 2015
    Double somethingv vodka
  • monique s.
    monique sultanFebruary 28, 2012
    White Russian ........ Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Anna R.
    Anna RApril 5, 2015
  • Szati
    SzatiNovember 8, 2013
    Very small pizza.
  • Carine C.
    Carine CarmySeptember 8, 2011
    vodka, vodka, vodka
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShamirMay 30, 2014
    I am the king
  • Aayesha V.
    Aayesha VMarch 19, 2013
    White Russian? Yes.
  • Fortune C.
    Fortune CookieJune 10, 2013
    Smoked salmon is overly salty
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SwerdloffApril 4, 2011
    Have the Zubrowka Bison.
  • Test A.
    Test AccountJuly 23, 2014
    The boooooze
  • Giordano C.
    Giordano ContestabileDecember 27, 2009
    Try the Snow Queen.Very smooth,not what you would expect from a Kazakhstan vodka
  • ron j.
    ron jFebruary 9, 2010
    Fig vodka on the rocks!
  • Fernando
    FernandoJune 4, 2010
    Vodka paradise
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhabkoAugust 16, 2013
    Worst pizza I ever had , also it's baby size ...
  • Laura G.
    Laura GormanDecember 25, 2015
    money money money money
  • Justin K.
    Justin KadisJanuary 6, 2013
    Worst Old Fashioned ever
  • Toma R.
    Toma RybkinaMarch 22, 2014
    Хорошее место для встречи с друзьями и препати)
  • Andrey B.
    Andrey BorzovOctober 2, 2013
    Кухня отстой. Можно заказывать только закуски к пиву.
  • Mikhail С.
    Mikhail СбджNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ничего хорошего.
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