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Mari Vanna

1141 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4302
+1 202-783-7777
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“borscht” (34 reviews)
“beef stroganoff” (19 reviews)
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Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1141 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4302
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant that can take you back to older Soviet Union times and yet offer you great but gentle introduction to Eastern european dishes and cuisine style. The customer service was good. I of course tried the vareniki (recommend), tea (a must for authentic experience),...More

Thank Kupchik
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Met a girlfriend for lunch today. Adorable atmosphere and decor, friendly staff, excellent service. We had the cheese board, cod lunch, chicken lunch, and cherry dumplings. The Moscow Mules are refreshing and delicious! Great meal, would return.

Thank L H
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Service was friendly and efficient from the start. The space is bright and comfortable. A fixed price lunch ($25) offers a reasonable selection of salads and main dishes. The Olivier salad was tasty as was the chicken stroganoff.

Thank mjmccoymd
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

To be honest I really like the design of this place , there is combined USSR style and old Europe, so it’s pretty cool . I had vareniki with potato and for desert vareniki with cherry . And it was exactly like my grandma makes...More

Thank Vetal S
Reviewed July 5, 2018

The restaurant does have a lovely ambience and does offer authenticate Russian food. My daughter and I decided to do a couple appetizers and one main entree. We did order both the meat platter and cheese platter which were both very good. The meat platter...More

Thank kimsX7442XV
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This little place was near my hotel and I stopped in for dinner by myself. My food was awesome and I sat outside on the sidewalk and did some people watching. The inside was lively and the food smells great. This seems like authentic Russian...More

Thank KBTampa
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We tried to go into to this restaurant at 9pm on a Wednesday, and it was practically empty. The bouncer asked for our IDs and did not accept our driver licenses because we were from Switzerland and the bouncer would not accept a Swiss Driving...More

1  Thank allinthedetailsblog
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I we visited the Washington DC last week. To find a restaurant nearby the hotel where we stay and look at many people seated inside and outside this Mari Vanna. I don't know this restaurant before and later learned it's a Russia...More

Thank HelenLuan
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This Russian restaurant is cozy and nice just to enjoy a variety of dishes available in their menu. Just to taste the black caviar, or even their specials on Thursdays of unlimited caviar bar including the musics shows as well. There was an option of...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

It reminded me of my grandmothers place...quaint chintz prints all over the place...lace doilies and old fashioned accents..the mushroom draniki, stroganoff and golden duck were all excellent. The food is rich and heavy so go on an empty stomach..service was friendly and hospitable. Reservations are...More

Thank AidaAinsworth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4302
    (Rhode Island Ave NW and Desales Street NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-7777
  • E-mail
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.
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