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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Good but a little pricey

I like this place - the charm, the food, the people.... It is a little pricey for what it is, but overall a good place with some fun Russian choices in Manhattan as opposed to trecking down to Brighton Beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Carey T
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I like this place - the charm, the food, the people.... It is a little pricey for what it is, but overall a good place with some fun Russian choices in Manhattan as opposed to trecking down to Brighton Beach.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went with two good friends to this restaurant at there suggestion and didn't know what to expect. From the outside it looks very country folksy and they have a wonderful bench area that is a very popular spot for selfies and photos - I was asked by at least ten people to take their picture in this little magical... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From the second you walk in, the Russian experience is very real. The decor, the waitresses' outfits, the plates, cups, etc. the presence of Russians also confirms the restaurant's authenticity. The food was very good. We had lamb chops and the sea bass. I had a raspberry flavoured drink that was delish! The service was also good! Ambiance- great! I... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant for the first time, Nice atmosphere, service is good and food is tasty. We ll come back

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Potomac, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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