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Mari Vanna

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41 E 20th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Park Avenue)
6 & R trains to 23rd Street.
+1 212-777-1955
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience!

I had dinner at Mari Vanna with my kids. We loved everything, especially varenniki and pelmeni. Special thank you to Elena Melnikova who was so nice to send me my hat which I left at the restaurant. We will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karina12571
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Red Hook, New York
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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at Mari Vanna with my kids. We loved everything, especially varenniki and pelmeni. Special thank you to Elena Melnikova who was so nice to send me my hat which I left at the restaurant. We will be back!

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Thank Karina12571
San Diego, California
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just like stepping into a charming Russian cottage!! We were lucky enough to get a little table at the window so we could soak up the cottage charm and delight in the passing pedestrians! We tried the piroshki, blintz with caviar and the beef stroganoff- all just like the real deal! Delicious and authentic. Can definitely recommend this lovely little... More 

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Thank hotranga
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They sometimes also have an accordionist playing Russian music The tasting menu is a lot of fun as they bring you surprises and everything I ever ate there was good! Recommended drink- the one with hot pepper in it!

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Thank Dr0rit
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We convinced our friends to dine with us at this restaurant. (I think many people think Russian food is just goulash or unrefined food.) Afterwards, they were so delighted and talked about it for days. The decor is so cute and charming. One of our friends asked where she could buy similar plates. The staff is very good and friendly.... More 

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Thank Ninodebalia
East Peoria, Illinois
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a Sunday brunch. The food was excellent and there were Mimosas served with the buffet. The atmosphere was great. The staff were very good at refilling water and mimosas.

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Thank LovesDonuts
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wonderful, from the doorbells to the plates and the presentation. Even the wallpaper is cool. Very authentic Russian food; get the dumplings and borscht. Not cheap, so budget accordingly.

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Thank ExploreTheWorld7865
Morehead City, North Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My wife and I made a reservations the other night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We started things off with the blinis, red caviar and salmon, plus a bowl of borscht. That in and of itself would have made a nice meal with the accompanying bread and salt. However we continued onward and ordered chicken shashlik. The meat was juicy... More 

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Thank Uncle_Skotzy
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Decor makes you think Soviet Union and KGB. Food is great, but pricey. Drinks are excellent. Being a Russian restaurant, there is a wide selection of vodka. Service is excellent. Make sure to make reservations. The location and quality food made MV pretty popular.

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New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Food is not good and overpriced. Spend your money elsewhere - for example at Gramercy Tavern across the street. Of course, these two restaurants are in different leagues and cater to different budgets; but I would go with something else.

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Thank kindguy98
Naples, Italy
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Was my first night in New York and I was invited to this place, the atmosphere was just perfect, the lights, music. I can't say anything negative at all. The food was to die for and the service was excelent! When I will be back in New York I will be back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 E 20th St, New York City, NY 10003
    (Park Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 & R trains to 23rd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-1955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, Eastern European, Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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