Once upon a time in Moscow & St. Petersburg, a mythical woman named Mari Vanna welcomed diners into her home with open arms, feeding them traditional Russian fare on her finest china and linens. All were welcome and those who frequent were graced with a key of their own to return whenever they wish to this cozy retreat.
Now in present day New York City on a popular block between the Flatiron and Gramercy, Mari Vanna (41 East 20th Street [near Park Ave South],New York, NY 212-777-1955) has taken up residency and awaits hungry New Yorkers, neighbors and tourists alike who are looking to eat, drink and be merry and finally understand what true Russian hospitality means.

Laden with extraordinary attention to detail, Mari Vanna will immediately transport each guest into an archetypal Russian home adorned with trinkets and tchotchke, including the iconic Russian Bear, stacking dolls and Cheburashka, bookshelves filled with Russian literature, elaborate chandeliers hung far and wide and crystal bowls of Sushki, a traditional Russian tea bread, placed on each table. Reminiscent of pre and post Soviet Union Russian, the wallpaper peels back to show the generations that have past. A manicured garden of flowers and herbs fills the open floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the restaurant, while a wood-burning oven rests in the corner waiting for the cold winter months.

Complementing the authentic fare is a vodka program like none other, featuring dozens of top-shelf Russian vodka, as well as selections from all over the world. Mari Vanna’s Chef has developed 20 varieties of infused Russian vodka with sweet and savory ingredients, such as Oats & Honey, Apricot, Watermelon, Pineapple and even Beet, displayed in giant canisters at the bar.

Special Offer

Lunch

Appetizers

Cured Herring herring fillet, served with boiled potatoes and mini rye toasts      12.00
Soleniya (vg). assortment of traditional rissian pickled vegetables      12.00
Eggplant Caviar roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, with a side of home-made feta, cherry tomatoes and tarragon, served on toasted pita bread      13.00
Pirozhok small russian pie stuffed with meat, cabbage or potatoes     ea 4.00
Home Made Blinis served with red caviar (50gr) and traditional condiments      25.00

Soups

Borsch the masterpiece of russian cuisine: flavorful beet soup with beef, served with sides of garlic, fresh herbs, rye bread and salo      12.00
Chicken Consomme with mari vanna’s home-made egg noodles      11.00
Mushroom Soup porcini and portobello with potato, carrots and egg noodles      13.00
Sorrel Soup home -made sorrel soup with chicken, eggs and potatoes      12.00
Uha traditional clear fish soup with halibut and whiting fish, carrots, potatoes and tomatoes      12.00

Salads

Olivier Salad melange of roasted vegetables with mayonnaise, topped with quail eggs (choice of bologna, chicken or vegetarian )      12.00
Krimskiy Salad tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine, red onions, with feta cream cheese and olives      14.00
Vinegret (vg). refreshing beet & vegetable salad dressed with sunflower oil      12.00
Artichoke Salad (vg). marinated artichoke hearts, avocado,tomatoes and bell peppers seasoned with fresh basil, lime and evoo      12.00
Garden Salad tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, sorrel, scallions, dill and parsley (choice of sunflower oil, evoo or sour cream)      14.00
Sunflower Salad (vg).crisp vegetables, arugula, sundried tomatoes, toasted sunflower seeds with sunflower oil and balsamic vinegar      15.00
Herring Under A Fur Coat layers of chopped herring, roasted carrots, beets, potatoes and onions, with a touch of mayonnaise and hard boiled eggs on top      15.00

Entrees

Lamb Shank braised and oven roasted with mild baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes      30.00
Salmon roasted fillet of salmon with creamy sauce on the side      25.00
Beef Kotletki traditional beef patties served with mashed potatoes and salad of pickled green tomatoes and onions      25.00
Roasted Duck half roasted duck on a bed of barley and onions      31.00
Homestyle Potatoes crispy russian style potatoes with button and oyster mushrooms      19.00
Chicken Stroganoff served with buckwheat kasha, mashed or fingerling potatoes      22.00
Chicken Kotletki organic free-range chicken patties, served with buckwheat kasha, mashed or fingerling potatoes      25.00
Veal Pelmeni       19.00
Siberian Pelmeni pork and beef stuffing      19.00
Vareniki with potatoesq      19.00

Drinks

Kvas russian style root beer      5.00
Mors       5.00
Evian Water       12.00
Perrier Sparkling Water       12.00
Freshly Squeezed Juice       12.00
Elderflower Lemonade       6.00
Coffee       5.00
Espresso     5.00 dbl 6.00
Cappuccino       6.00
Tea    gl 4.00 grand 14.00

 

Dinner

Mari Vanna’s Tasting

Per Person. Chef’s Choice Of Five Courses. Please Let Us Know If You Have Dietary Restrictions.

Russian Table       70.00
Tzar’s Feast       100.00

Cold Appetizers

Forshmak cured herring with chopped eggs, carrots, white onions, sour cream and beets, served on rye bread      14.00
Holodetz russian beef aspic, served with horseradish sauce and russian mustard      14.00
Cured Herring herring fillet, served with boiled potatoes and mini rye toasts      12.00
Soleniya (vg). assortment of traditional russian pickled vegetables      12.00
Eggplant Caviar roasted eggplant, zucchini,tomatoes, peppers, with a side of home-made feta, cherry tomatoes and tarragon, served on toasted pita bread      13.00
Chilled Oysters chilled oysters     ea 3.00
Cheese Plate a great selection varying from soft and creamy to firm and dense, representing france, italy, and bulgaria      22.00
Salo Plate traditional assortment of salt cured pork fatback with onions, garlic, russian mustard and rye toasts      19.00
Smoked Fish Plate house cured salmon, smoked nova salmon, smoked butter fish and smoked turbot      23.00
Meat Plate assortment of veal tongue, headcheese, moscow kolbasa, tverskaya, moscow and cherkizovskaya salami      18.00

Hot Appetizers

"Korushka Po Leningradsky" crispy smelt fish with garlic sour cream sauce on the side……………..15 khachapuri – baked to order home-made pie with feta and mozzarella cheese      15.00
Khachapuri Po Ajarski       14.00
Khachapuri Po Migrelski       14.00
Pirozhok small russian pie stuffed with meat, cabbage or potatoes     ea 4.00
Homemade Blinis with mushrooms      12.00
With Ground Beef      14.00

Soups

Borsch the masterpiece of russian cuisine: flavorful beet soup with beef, served with sides of garlic,fresh herbs, rye bread and salo      12.00
Chicken Consomme with mari vanna’s home-made egg noodles      11.00
Mushroom Soup porcini and portobello soup with leeks, carrots and egg noodles      13.00
Sorrel Soup home-made sorrel soup with chicken, eggs and potatoes      12.00
Uha traditional clear fish soup with halibut and whiting fish, carrots, potatoes and tomatoes      13.00

Salads

Olivier Salad melange of roasted vegetables with mayonnaise, topped with quail eggs (choice of bologna, chicken or vegetarian)      12.00
Krimskiy Salad tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine, red onions, with feta cream cheese and olives      14.00
Vinegret (vg). refreshing beet salad, dressed with sunflower oil      12.00
Garden Salad tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, sorrel, scallions, dill and parsley (choice of sunflower oil, evoo or sour cream)      14.00
Sunflower Salad (vg). crisp vegetables, arugula, sundried tomatoes, toasted sunflower seeds with sunflower oil and balsamic vinegar      15.00
Artichoke Salad (vg). grilled marinated artichoke hearts, avocado, tomatoes and bell peppers; seasoned with fresh basil, lime and evoo      17.00
Herring Under A Fur Coat layers of chopped herring, roasted carrots, beets, potatoes and onions, with a touch of mayonnaise and hard boiled eggs on top      15.00

Sides

Grilled Vegetables       8.00
Sautéed Spinach       8.00
Fingerling Potatoes       8.00
Mashed Potatoes       6.00
Buckwheat       6.00
Sautéed Mushrooms with herbs      9.00
Grilled Asparagus       8.00

Caviar Menu

Served With Russian Blinis And Traditional Condiments (Onions, Eggs And Sour Cream)

Stack Of 10 Blinis with red caviar, house cured salmon      36.00
Homemade Blinis with red caviar     (50gr) 25.00
Golden Osetra Black Caviar      (30gr) 100.00
Platinum Osetra Black Caviar      (30gr) 175.00
Palladium Osetra Black Caviar      (30rg) 275.00
Troyka trio of all three black caviars (30gr each) and a 500 ml carafe of house infused vodka      425.00
Red Square black caviar (platinum ostera) 30gr, red caviar 50gr and round of house infused vodka      195.00

Entrees

Lamb Shank braised and oven roasted with mild baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes      30.00
Salmon roasted fillet of salmon with creamy sauce on the side      25.00
Beef Kotletki traditional beef patties served with mashed potatoes and salad of pickled green tomatoes and onions      25.00
Whiting Fish served with mashed potatoes with onions      26.00
Roasted Duck half roasted duck on a bed of barley and onions      31.00
Beef Stroganoff filet mignon strips in creamy mushroom sauce served with buckwheat kasha, mashed or fingerling potatoes      29.00
Traditional Chicken Kiev served with herb butter, fingerling potatoes and grilled vegetables      27.00
Homestyle Potatoes crispy russian style potatoes with button and oyster mushrooms      19.00
Grilled Lamb Chops served with a side of lecho (sweet pepper stuffed with carrots and onions) and aromatic fresh herbs      34.00
Golubtzi cabbage leaves stuffed with ground filet mignon and rice, braised with carrots, tomatoes and herbs      25.00
Chicken Kotletki organic free-range chicken patties, served with buckwheat kasha, mashed or fingerling potatoes      25.00
Oven Roasted Chilean Sea Bass Filet served on a bed of spinach with white wine sauce      30.00
Chicken Tabaka pressed and roasted poussin chicken with kavkazskiy sauce (tomatoes and garlic)      27.00
Pelmeni handmade russian dumplings in light herb butter, served boiled or in chicken broth      
Veal Pelmeni      19.00
Siberian Pelmeni With Pork And Beef Stuffing      19.00
Vareniki traditional handmade russian dumplings in light herb butter, served with sour cream. potato vareniki: served in light mushroom sauce with sautéed onions      19.00

Drinks

Mors       5.00
Kvas russian style root beer      5.00
Evian Water       12.00
Perrier Sparkling Water       12.00
Freshly Squeezed Juice apple, beet, carrot, celery, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, top model (carrot, celery, cucumber)      12.00
Elderflower Lemonade       6.00
Coffee       5.00
Espresso     5.00 dbl 6.00
Cappuccino       6.00
Tea    gl 4.00 grand 14.00

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