Get directions | 41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
Hours | 12:00 to 01:00
Imagine a grandmother’s house. Picture the floral prints, lace doilies, 1970s lampshades, and all the framed photographs of Uncle Joe and Cousin Rachel on the walls.
Now imagine throwing a huge party in that house, like if American Pie took place in The Brothers Grimm story universe. But instead of breaking into nana’s cookie jar and sherry stash, you drink carafes of cucumber-dill-infused vodka, and eat borscht and pelmeni dumplings. This is what it’s like to have dinner at Mari Vanna in Flatiron, a party spot with Russian food that’s better than what you might expect from a restaurant with a swing attached to its ceiling.
We recommend trying:
Marinated porcini mushrooms
Olyutorskaya herring with baked potatoes and Yalta onions
Rostov lard with Borodino bread
Chicken liver pate with raspberries and basil
Arugula with crayfish tails and baked pumpkin
Fish pie with smoked sour cream and salmon caviar
Body made from Ladoga pike
Homemade cabbage rolls with sour cream
Fried carp in sour cream with buckwheat porridge
Pike perch “Orly” with mustard puree