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Russian Samovar

256 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 757-0168
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Ranked #458 of 11,578 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
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
NJ
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Packed with Russian speaking guest, great nibbles and vodkas (unusual flavors that pair well with the food like coriander, horseradish, ginger) at the bar. Dinner is the some of the best Russian we've had in NYC.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a great time! We were a group of 9, and Ivan recommended different traditional Russian dinner entrees for each of us and was spot on! The food was very good, all of it. From the appetizers to the main course, everything was well prepared and full of flavor. Service was continuous and friendly, and the vodka..so many flavors.... More

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Belleville, NJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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