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Mari Vanna

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Flatiron District
Russian
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41 E 20th St 10003, New York City, NY 10010 (Park Avenue)
6 & R trains to 23rd Street.
(212) 777-1955
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Wonderful Russian experience!

I feel like my husband and I are on a mission. We love the Mari Vanna in Washington DC, will visit the one in California later this year and hopefully the London one also, so we were determined to visit the NYC location next time we were in town. Last night we had a wonderful Russian meal in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
MTSBMTSB
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Potomac, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Potomac, Maryland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I feel like my husband and I are on a mission. We love the Mari Vanna in Washington DC, will visit the one in California later this year and hopefully the London one also, so we were determined to visit the NYC location next time we were in town. Last night we had a wonderful Russian meal in a gorgeous... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Sometimes it is simply the sum total of small details, taken in the aggregate that collectively add up to great and Mari Vanna is indeed that sometimes. The decor is interesting, the service, the presentation equally so. The waitstaff were all friendly and efficient without being heavy handed, the homemade flavor infused vodkas were good but the food, the borscht,... More 

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Washington
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My review starts with a question to the owners: You have spent a fortune creating décor to evoke an elegant Russian home in days of yore. You have your waitresses dressed in baby girl dresses to evoke some sort of old world atmosphere. So why do you insist on blasting Brittney Spears, Right Said Fred and Status Quo music through... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nice atmosphere, brings you back to Russia :) Food is very good, a little overpriced but taking into account it is in the City of NY it is an average rate. Very cool place. I enjoy it every time I go.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

great for weekend brunch. i haven't been at night yet but i will go back! the ambiance is great. sunday brunch had a brunch buffet. the food was good, not great but it was good enough and tasty and endless mimosas. i'll be back for sure.

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Santa Barbara, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant for the first time joining family for a birthday party. Leave the dull world behind when you enter their doors. We tasted lots of dishes, each one distinctive and delicious. The atmosphere was lively, customers danced to an accordion that periodically swept through the dining room and spirits were definitely buoyant. The decor is Russian glam... More 

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Pittsburgh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Over the Christmas holiday we went to Mari Vanna's for dinner. The next night we returned - it was that good. The meat blinis are superb as is the Chicken Kiev and Beef Stroganoff. The desserts are extraordinary, particularly the honey cake and Napoleon. The service is superb. The restaurant is noisy, but it also has atmosphere and is not... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is not my first time in Marivanna NYC. I enjoy everything about this place: interior, service, food. Being known as a very picky in my food preferences and tastes I still want to mention that the experience in the restaurant is incredible! Home-like delicious food gives a feeling of being back in Kazakhstan, eating grandmom's food. The interior is... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were a group of friends who went there for Halloween dinner. The food was very very tasty! Do not forget to try their olivier salad and chicken kiev. Being a person who doesn't eat anything else than chicken for non vegetarian, I couldn't taste much of the foods that we ordered. But my friends were all raving about Borscht,... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A surprising place that we booked on our friends recommandation.. And it was a nice and surprising expérience... Surrounded by groups of russians natives, célébrating and having some good tiens in the city.... Tif you like cuisine around fish, just try it and you will certainly enjoy a différent dinner... Maybe un expected in a great setting....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 E 20th St 10003, New York City, NY 10010
    (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: (212) 777-1955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby

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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