Russian Samovar

Russian Restaurant and Piano Bar
256 W 52nd St (btw 8th & Broadway), New York, NY 10019, United States
Hours:
Open until 3:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–3:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
8.6/10

Based on 122 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Korgel B.
    Eat delicious pelmeni and try the dozen infused vodka.(5 Tips)
    Simon K.
    Loved the blintzes, borscht and infused vodkas.(4 Tips)
    Anna L.
    Veal Pelmeni(3 Tips)
    Vlada V.
    Jilly's of the Rat Pack fame..(2 Tips)
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  • vodka
  • Russian food
  • borscht
  • live music
  • caviar
  • pelmeni
  • martinis
  • jilly
  • beef stroganoff
  • blini
  • comfortable
  • lively
  • tea
  • great value
  • authentic
  • landmarks
  • cozy
  • healthy food
  • homemade food
  • fish
  • Melody M.

    Horseradish infused vodka. It makes a fabulous dirty martini.

    Melody Miller · March 22
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  • Korgel B.

    Good beef stroganoff.

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  • Korgel B.

    Eat delicious pelmeni and try the dozen infused vodka. Mmmm

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  • Masha B.

    Russian style:) delicious Russian food and live music. Nice waiters. I

    Masha Bakuma · February 2
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  • Actpohabt M.

    Great food! Classical Russian style atmosphere! Long live Roman Kaplan!

    Actpohabt Maximus · December 25, 2014
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  • Medina G.

    Amazing food, russian music, and raspberry martini! The best👏

    Medina Gasimova · September 14, 2014
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  • Simon K.

    Loved the blintzes, borscht and infused vodkas. The closest thing to being in a club in Russia.

    Simon Kuo · August 25, 2014
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  • Nitish G.

    Radish Vodka

    Nitish Garg · August 18, 2014
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  • Tina G.

    Великолепнейшее место. Прекрасный персонал, очень душевные бармены и официанты, вкусные коктейли и совершенно не московские цены. Всем быть здесь и не раз, это даже лучше, чем Empire State!

    Tina Gromova · June 21, 2014
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  • Verafleur

    Пароль к вай фай 883579b0

    Verafleur · December 31, 2013
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  • Kane H.

    Food is good. Service is slower than a special ed turtle.

    Kane Hsieh · November 26, 2013
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  • Joshua

    Хорошое место

    Joshua · October 26, 2013
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  • Anna L.

    Trio of salads, Veal Pelmeni, Lamb Shank, and Pomegranate Infused Vodka. Exquisite.

    Anna Little · October 24, 2013
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  • Jim A.

    Try the Beluga Gold Vodka Martini - A very reasonable martini before going to see "Big Fish" on broadway at the Neil Simon Theater.

    Jim Anderson · October 19, 2013
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  • Anastasia B.

    Very good Russian home food, & live Music! I feel at home. Pickled platter==== must order two plates next time!

    Anastasia Bezverkha · October 12, 2013
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  • Kristin S.

    Great fun place

    Kristin Solomon · August 11, 2013
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  • Marcus C.

    Horseradish martini. Do it.

    Marcus Calderon · July 3, 2013
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  • Roman F.

    Великолепная, доброжелательная атмосфера! Лучший в НЙ

    Roman Fidel · June 15, 2013
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  • Anton I.

    You must try Beef stroganoff and, of course, Borsht - the best in NYC! Trust me - I'm Russian:)

    Anton Istigechev · May 28, 2013
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  • Sofia U.

    This place is amazing dont let anyone fool yoy!

    Sofia U · May 24, 2013
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  • Michael K.

    The spot where Jilly's once stood.

    Michael Kauffman · May 24, 2013
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  • Aghasi

    Best Russian place in NY

    Aghasi · April 19, 2013
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  • Mari A.

    Lobster salad the best!!!)

    Mari Anna · April 11, 2013
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  • Mike D.

    I'm not familiar enough with Russian food to be much of a judge, but I love the vibe and live music (piano and Russian ballads)

    Mike D · April 9, 2013
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  • Joel B.

    Nice music

    Joel Binn · March 16, 2013
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  • Joel B.

    Good music - good food - good bar crowd - comfortable place to hand out

    Joel Binn · March 16, 2013
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  • Joel B.

    Changed owners around end of 2011 - ignore older tips

    Joel Binn · March 16, 2013
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  • Christina A.

    Amazing place, lunch meals are delicious

    Christina An · February 21, 2013
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  • Daria K.

    Great and strong cocktails, try KGB Martini or Bloody Dasha

    Daria Kulakova · February 12, 2013
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  • Olga E.

    Horseradish vodka is the best ;)

    Olga Eremeeva · February 5, 2013
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  • Rian

    Get the vodka!

    Rian · January 16, 2013
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  • Jeff R.

    Just ask for a beer

    Jeff R · November 29, 2012
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  • Kseniya I.

    Идеально подходит для тех, кто хочет отведать русской кухни и окунуться в домашнюю атмосферу в NY) Русская музыка, огромное кол-во наших соотечественников делают это место центром русской культуры:)

    Kseniya Ivanova · November 6, 2012
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  • Charlie S.

    Don't fool around with single shots; just go for a carafe of one of the vodkas.

    Charlie Sneath · November 6, 2012
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  • Zina Я.

    Best place for a get together or after work party. Live music sets the right mood, staff is amazing especially the bartender Pavel who is the core of a guaranteed fun night!

    Zina Яkovleva · September 20, 2012
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  • Carlos M.

    My experience and review on the Russian Samovar by Carlos Melia Recommends @ http://carlosmeliablog.com/2012/09/15/vodka-shots-at-russian-samovar-in-new-york/

    Carlos Melia · September 15, 2012
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  • Heather

    Horseradish vodka is amazing.

    Heather · August 26, 2012
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  • Shermans Travel

    Down shots of homemade infused vodka (there are over a dozen varieties, like cranberry, tarragon, and garlic) and authentic borsht at this personality-packed joint. Read more

    Shermans Travel · August 15, 2012
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  • Nancy T.

    Malatov is a killer! Follow with a water or 2.

    Nancy Tran · March 24, 2012
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  • Amanda

    Not only do they have flavored vodka, they also serve "Ting"...

    Amanda · March 3, 2012
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  • Elizabeth B.

    Just go for it. Order an ounce of caviar and a very cold shot of vodka for each person...comes with the most amazing blinis

    Elizabeth Brooks · December 26, 2011
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  • Cat C.

    If you like tea- you must order the tea and stir in the cherry preserves it's AMAZING- especially paired with some of the cranberry infused vodka (my fav).

    Cat Cat · October 9, 2011
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  • Irae C.

    Chicken Kavka (or something) is amazing!

    Irae Carvalho · September 13, 2011
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  • Vlada V.

    Amazing atmosphere, perfect evening of FUN !!!

    Vlada Von Shats · August 18, 2011
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  • Vlada V.

    Sex in the City episode shot upstairs, Manchurian candidate with Frank Sinatra shot at the bar, used to be Jilly's of the Rat Pack fame..a true landmark of NYC

    Vlada Von Shats · August 18, 2011
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  • Dazhi C.

    Infused vodka. And get 20% off here on weekdays with the DailyGobble app.

    Dazhi Chen · June 21, 2011
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  • Jasper S.

    What is problem? You have drinks, you have pills, is fun!

    Jasper Seldin · May 29, 2011
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  • janelle g.

    the savory vodkas - dill, horseradish, garlic, coriander - are the way to go.

    janelle gunther · April 3, 2011
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  • Chris S.

    Friends don't let friends order too many fruity vodkas or friends help friends puke in taxis.

    Chris Sullivan · April 3, 2011
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  • Jay S.

    Infused vodkas remind me of Moscow house parties, so do try.

    Jay Solly · October 17, 2010
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