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Mari Vanna

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Flatiron District
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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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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, 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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  • 80
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 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
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Mari Vanna offers excellent food and we like the vodka based cocktails very much. The atmosphere is unique and highly entertaining. We are regulars, i.e. whenever we visit NYC we’ll go there and have turned to the "lighter“ options. Blinis and pelmeni are always excellent and the grilled fish very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
CarlosKorse
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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  • Italian first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Hoboken, New Jersey
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mari Vanna offers excellent food and we like the vodka based cocktails very much. The atmosphere is unique and highly entertaining. We are regulars, i.e. whenever we visit NYC we’ll go there and have turned to the "lighter“ options. Blinis and pelmeni are always excellent and the grilled fish very tasty.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

i don't know where this restaurant came out of, but if you like russian food, this is the most authentic place you'll find in NY! borsht, stroganoff, crepes - all amazing

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food is good and they have a huge flavored vodka list. I love the shabby chic vibe inside. All in all a fun spot.

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Roswell, Georgia
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ordered Mushroom Soup and Veal Dumplings. Reminded of food my grandfather used to cook for me... decades ago. I will certainly return to this quaint restaurant during my next visit to NYC.

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Great River, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were a group of 5 celebrating a belated fathers Day on a Blini Night (Wednesday.) We were promptly seated and our waitress explained our options in a very friendly manner. Service was attentive without being obtrusive.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just a great place for any occasion, can't wait to get back. Try the infused vodka, the food is very true Russian fare, a bit expensive

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stopped by the other day attracted by funny outdoor sign, the interior was charming and staff looked very welcoming - so we ended up inside, - turned out it was the best part about this place. Oh, and the musician was really good. The food: OK but not even close to what they are charging. C'mon, any place in Brooklyn... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Russian restaurant with interesting food and nicely decorated. We ordered a selection of appetizers and enjoyed them all, but the music was so loud we found ourselves shouting to have a discussion. We were refused when we asked to turn down the music.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Have been taken to Mari Vanna twice by a American-Russian collegue. Enjoyed it thoroughly both times. Delicious fish, pickles, beautiful breads. A very homely and welcoming atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have read a lot of reviews saying that this is the closest you get to home-cooked Russian food, but was underwhelmed. The food was pretty good, but nothing spectacular -- nothing compared to my grandmother's cooking. The pros: - Atmosphere is superb. The cons: - Service is meh. Perhaps I was there on a busy night, but it took... More 

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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 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

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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

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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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