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Russian Samovar

256 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 757-0168
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Ranked #357 of 11,630 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Broadwy & 8th
Transit: 50 St (A, C, E) 50 St (1, 2) 7 Av (B, D, E)
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Belleville, NJ
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We loved our waiter 'Moon'. Adorable, made great suggestions & was very concerned to know if we had theater tix for after the meal so he got us out on time. The décor was cute but not overwhelming & very comfortable We were a group of 4 on a girls' night out & quickly realized the only Americans in the... More

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Monroe, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'll admit, I had a few beers, and cannot remember the name of the dish, some type of Russian pasta with a tomato sauce, but it was wonderful. A number of theatre performers were eating dinner there; it made for a very classy air in the restaurant. I was all smiles after that meal, and I am quite fussy. You... More

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the highlight of our visit to New York where we visited my son and his wife and celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday. Every dish was prepared to perfection and each vodka drink was unique and quite delishous. We ate here before going to a Broadway show and didn't want to leave. The caviar was prepared and we were... More

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Boca Grande
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite before Jersey Boys. Our cocktails were the best part. We ordered a Caviar tasting and the quality was not good. I will give them a hand when it came to price and quantity but I've he'd much better for a lot more money:) If waiting for the show to start come in have a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

$5.00 vodkas shots during happy hour. No just any vodka, but vodka with horseradish, vodka with ginger, vodka with beets, etc. They are all great! Also had a beef stroganoff bellini - FANTASTIC!

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Mountain Home, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A group of us met there to dine. Chester our waiter was just divine! The food authentic, delish!!! Service and drinks to relish. The music trio was charming, piano, stand-up bass, lovely lady singing lead. I hope the piano player learned to play Tex Ritters "Some Where Just Beyond The Moon" . They gladly take requests!!! Easy to locate, menu... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Oh my my my!!!!!!! This is the best Russian food we have ever tasted. Portions were perfect, food was exquisite and the service was outstanding.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located right in the heart of the theater district the Samovar is an excellent addition to pre or post theater dining options. The suggestions from from Ivan our waiter were excellent and the food quality and variety were great. The infused vodkas were a key feature of the meal and the ambiance is more informal than some other choices for... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My first ever visit to New York with my Russian better half, and we stumbled upon this gem. The food was wonderfully authentic and so tasty, the drinks were also excellent, proper well flavoured vodka. Delicious. And the staff? Well they were so friendly, welcoming, efficient and lovely that we went back for more and we will definitely be revisiting... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you want to try some authentic Russian- this is a good spot. Not super expensive- a good value for what you get. Good Herring appetizer. We had Borscht, beef strogonoff, duck, and even some horseradish vodka. There is a piano bar and some nice Russian tea servers and posters. This is a gathering spot for native Russian speakers. If... More

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