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Uncle Vanya Cafe

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RATINGS
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CUISINES
Russian, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Table Service

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Menu

COLD APPETIZERS
7.5
Russian Style Herring
with home fried potatoes
8.5
Smoked Salmon
7.95
Smoked Lake Sturgeon
with russian horseradish
8.5
Red Caviar
8.5
Ribez - Fillet
smoked white fish marinated in olive oil with potatoes
20.5
Smoked Fish Platter
6.5
Chicken Holodez - Fispic
6.5
Pickled Plate
cucumbers, russian cole slaw and mushrooms
6
Sheep Milk Cheese
marinated in olive oil and garlic
6.5
Basturma
smoked beef served with olives on bed of greens
HOT APPETIZERS
With Red Caviar 12.95
With Smoked Salmon And Sour Cream 11
With Sour Cream 5.95
Blini
russian crapes, 3 pcs
With Red Caviar 12.5
With Sour Cream 6.5
Spinach Pancakes
3 pcs
Filled With Potatoes And Mushrooms 6.5
Filled With Potatoes And Onions 6.5
Vareniki
russian dumplings
Russian Black Kasha With Mushrooms And Onions 5.95
Home Fried Potatoes With Mushrooms And Onions 5.95
Village Appetizer
6.5
Vareniki
(russian dumplings) filled with potatoes
SOUPS
5.95
Russian Borsht - Hot Or Cold
soup of beets, cabbage, tomatoes, with sour cream and dill
5.5
Cucumber Soup - Cold
chopped cucumber, law fat yogurt, fresh dill and garlic
5.95
Chicken Soup With Pelmeni
5.95
Soup De Jour
SALADS
6.95
Chicken Salad Olivier
potatoes, onions, cucumbers, carrots, pea and chicken
5.95
Russian Beet Salad
beets, potatoes, pickles, onions, carrots and fresh parsley
5
Carrot Salad
with garlic, lemon juice and mayonnaise
6.5
Eggplant Salad Russia Style
chopped eggplant baked with peppers, tomatoes and spices
5.5
Green Salad
fresh garden greens with sour cream or house dressing
4.5
Cole Slaw Russian Style
7.5
House Salad
fresh greens with smoked salmon, cheese or basturma
ENTREES
11
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
stuffed with rice, mushrooms and vegetables
8.95
Pelmeni
jiny warm dumplings filled with ground beef and spices, with sour cream, mustered or vinegar
16
Beef Stronganoff
sliced beef with fresh mushrooms in sour cream sauce
14.5
Golubtsy
stuffed cabbage rolls with meat, rice in tomato sauce
15.5
Beef Stew Russian Style
slow cooked beef with vegetables and spices
16.5
Lamb Shish Kebab
16.5
Roasted Duck
stuffed with apples and herbs
11.95
Grandmother's Chicken Patty
pan fried ground chicken with spices
13.5
Chicken Shish Kebab
15.5
Chicken Kiev
chicken breast filled with herbal butter, breaded and sauteed
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Service was horrible, didn’t give us enough plates and cups, food was from jars, very small portions, herring was too salty, potatoes were burnt, no caviar. Can u believe this?!! A russian restaurant runs out of caviar. the lady didn’t take our order correctly, overpriced...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sasha C
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Uncle Vanya is another title of the currently famous author of Seagull, Anton Chekhov. So, I am not surprised when Russian friends take me to this place on the West Side of town where I rarely venture. An unassuming entrance leads to a very small...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Oliver S
Reviewed November 17, 2017

After hearing great things about this place, I was finally able to make a visit. I was very disappointed. I had the place to myself, so the service was great, but the borshch and the goluptsy were both flavorless and very bland. I was very...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank rph80
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I have frequented this gem since 1993. Really nice Russian atmosphere. Owner Marina imbues class! This is a small bistro with Russian theatrical decor. (Marina is an actress!). The food is varied and very good! My only complaint is they do not take AMEX. So...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Bruce1795
Reviewed May 30, 2017

On 54th Strret between 8th and 9th Ave, we stumbled upon an authentic Russian restaurant owned for the last 25 years by Marina. We were looking for something different and we are so glad we chose this place. The food is authentic Russian home cooking....More

Date of visit: May 2017
2  Thank rlparsley
Reviewed May 17, 2017

The borscht was good but the rest of the menu was rather mediocre. There was a private birthday party for shortly before we were to leave and we were unable to get coffee

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank 69nomir
Reviewed April 21, 2017

The space is great, the bread is great. But then it all falls apart. They had run out of many items, including butter for the bread. Service was poor at best, with two out of 4 items ordered being wrong, and slow and inattentive. The...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Daemonaquila
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here, For appetizers, we had the blini and smoked salmon, and also the pickled plate. Both were absolutely up to our expectations of what we had had in Russia. For dinner, my husband had the Chicken Vanya (which is actually...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Great food. Love the ambiance. Food is authentic delicious assortment of ethnic delights. Włodek, our host, was very friendly and explained the dishes for us.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank A S
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We wanted to find relatively inexpensive Russian food in Manhattan, and this seemed the only place. Well, we got get what you pay for. About third of the items on the menu were not available, including Russian beer. They don't have liquor license, thus no...More

Date of visit: May 2016
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