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Thu, 5/28
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS‎
Cured Herring
Fillet of Herring, Served with Boiled Potatoes and Rye Toasts
$12
Soleniya
Pickled Cabbage, Cucumber, Tomato, Honey Mushrooms
$10
Salo Plate
Trio of Traditional Cured Pork Belly: w/ Paprika, with Black Pepper, Smoked, Served with Rye Toasts, Mustard, Garlic and Horseradish
$15
Fish Plate
Assortment of Smoked Salmon, Smoked Mackerel, Smoked Sturgeon, Served with Fresh Cucumber and Lemon
$18
Meat Board
Assortment of Beef Tongue, Moscow Salami, Smoked Pork Shoulder and Hunter Sticks, Served with Horseradish, Mustard and Cornichons
$16
Eggplant Rolls
Stuffed with Mozzarella and Swiss Cheese, Walnuts, Garlic and Cilantro, Served over Chopped Tomato Salad
$12
Cheese Board
Assortment of Caciocavallo Silano, Raschera, Gruyère,  Camembert de Normandie, Mountain Gorgonzola, Walnut Cake, Served w/Preserve and Honey
$16
Beef Tongue
Slices of Beef Tongue, Served with Lettuce, Mustard, Horseradish and Cornichons
$16
Pirozhki
Your Choice of Russian Pies with: 4/ea
Blinis
Russian Thin Crepes served with Sour Cream
$19
$90
$19
SOUPS‎
Borsch Soup
Traditional Slavic with Beef, Beets and Vegetables
$10
Kharcho
Traditional Georgian w/Lamb, Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Rice
$10
Solyanka
Smoked Meats, Ham, Beef Tongue and Sausage, Pickles, Olives
$10
MAIN COURSE‎
Beef Stroganoff
Thin Sliced Filet Mignon sautéed with Caramelized Onion,  Pickles and Heavy Cream, Served with Buckwheat and Cornichons
$26
Chicken Kiev
Juicy Chicken Breast, Slightly Fried and Roasted, with Butter Sauce, Served with Potato Purée and Green Peas
$24
Golden Duck
Half Roasted Duck Marinated for 24 hours in OJ, Lemon Juice, White Wine Vinegar, Garlic, Honey & Thyme, Served w/Apple and Potato Confit and Orange Glaze
$26
Lamb Shashlik
Two Georgian Style Kebabs, Served w/Roasted Vegetables and Tkemali Sauce
$24
Pork Shashlik
Two Russian Style Pork Kebabs Served w/Roasted Vegetables and Adjika Sauce
$20
Moscow Steak
Pan Roasted Filet Mignon, Served with Potato Purée, Rainbow Carrots and Creamy Mushroom Sauce
$32
Chicken Tabaka
Oven Roasted Brick Cornish Hen, Served w/Roasted Baby Potato and Adjika Sauce
$24
Chicken Kotletki
Three‎ Cutlets, Served with Potato Purée and Cornichons
$18
Lamb Shank
Braised Lamb Shank, Basmati Rice Pilaf and Cognac Black Pepper Sauce
$26
Golubcy
Cabbage Leaves Stuffed with Ground Beef and Rice, Served with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce and Sour Cream
$20
RECOMMENDED HOME-STYLE SIDES‎
Potato Purée
Cooked and Mashed Pilled Potato with Milk and Butter
$8
Mushrooms
Pan Sautéed Champignon Mushrooms with Onions, Garlic
$8
Spinach
Pan Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil
$8
Buckwheat
Pan Sautéed with Thyme, Garlic and Butter on the Chicken Broth
$8
Roasted Baby Potato
Oven Roasted Potato with Garlic, Rosemary, Butter
$8
Asparagus
Pan Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic and Olive Oil
$8
SOFT DRINKS‎
Apple
$9
Orange
$9
Carrot
$9
Grapefruit
$9
Spring Mix
$9
Kvas
Russian Style Root Beer
$5
Mors
Cranberry and Cowberry Punch
$5
Borjomi
Sparkling Mineral Water (0.5l)
$6
Bakhmaro
Still‎ Mineral Water (0.5l)
$6
Russian Tarragon Soda
$5
HOMEMADE DESSERTS‎
Medovik
Traditional Russian Honey Layered Cake
$10
Napoleon
Layers‎ of Puff Pastry, Vanilla Cream and Roasted Caramelized Pecans on Top
$10
Onegin
Sponge Cake w/Vanilla Cream, layered with Roasted Almonds and Dried Fruits, topped with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce
$11
Bird’s Milk
Traditional Royal Milk Soufflé with Dark Chocolate
$10
Kartoshka
Moister Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Sauce
$8
Syrniki
Russian Sweet Cheese Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries
$10
Sour Cherry Vareniki
Russian Dumplings with Cherries, Served with Powdered Sugar and Cherry Syrup
$16
Blinis
Russian Crepes with Sour-cream and your choice of: One Home-Style Preserve or Russian Condensed Milk or Honey
$10
Ice-Cream
Scoops‎ of Buttermilk Ice-Cream with Your Choice of  Topping: Caramelized Pecan-Nuts, Dark Chocolate, Sprinkles or Preserves
$8
About
Nestled in the Heart of the Dupont Circle District of Washington, D.C., Mari Vanna Restaurant offers homestyle Russian delicacies admits a unique fine dining atmosphere. Swathed in a luxurious decor reminiscent of Victorian Era opulence, Mari Vanna marries Russian nobility with folk art and the simplicity of Soviet Union austerity. From traditional Borscht and blinis to inimitable caviar and champagne, Mari Vanna offers Russian cooking fit for those who pursue delectable cuisine and impeccable service.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Russian
FEATURES
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

This was one of my favorite happy hour places, often staying for dinner- nice ambiance, good food and service, good value. The food and drinks continue to be very good, but the value is no longer there. I remember my first time- happy hour prices...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

What a letdown... Pretty basic caricatures on Russian staple dishes with poor service and personnel swearing in bathrooms. As much as Moscow culinary scene has advanced recently, this one ankle-deep in fake and low cost traditions.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Fun restaurant with a hard to find cusine. But... seems like another Restaurant whose success has failed it. The famous Golubkis were wrapped in WAY overcooked, tasteless cabbage, and the filling was "blah" with little flavor. The very unique and special offering of Khinkali was,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Our group of about 10 had a great time for happy hour at Mari Vanna. Their house-infused vodka was of course the drink of the day and we tried many, faves included cucumber dill, honey oat and black currant! Tried lots of fantastic Russian snacks,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We came for dinner on January 2, 2020. When we came in, a hostess did not meet us although the restaurant was practically empty, so we had to stand for a while to be seated. We ordered khinkali and pelmeni. The size of khinkali was...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

Group of friends, food was great. Loud atmosphere on a Friday, which is understandable. Busy night so service was not as fast as some may like, but casual diners wouldn't mind. Wait staff did get two orders wrong but, corrected it. Duck and lamb dishes...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

+JMJ+ Our group felt like we were in some Russian Grandma's house with all the little treasures and pictures everywhere! Three floors of tables fitted into this maze of a restaurant. Tried the root beer and didn't like it-tasted like a very flat beer. Many...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Food was fantastic. It is really cute and cozy and different inside. The reason for 3 stars is we had reservations at 7:45 pm and they sat us at a bar table near the door. I was cold the entire meal! I went upstairs to...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

This is by far the best Russian food I’ve ever had! Everything on the menu is authentic. The food is delicious! We have eaten here several times. Everything we have had I would order again!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

We were extremely late for our reservation and yet they whisked us off to our table with smiles. Thumbs up right out of the gate,. Our waiter was an adorable Russian speaking young man. We could have listened to him forever. We let him choose...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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