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Russian Vodka Room

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Address: 265 W. 52nd St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-307-5835
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16:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 04:00

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Great vodka, great atmosphere

This little hidden gem is a fabulous place to unwind after a busy day in the city. Really laid back, cool atmosphere, great live music. Food looked and smelt delicious. Reasonably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2016
Louise B
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Warwickshire
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stopped by here before going to see the Jersey Boys and we had the most delicious cocktail. Lovely little bar and the food looked great.

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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This little hidden gem is a fabulous place to unwind after a busy day in the city. Really laid back, cool atmosphere, great live music. Food looked and smelt delicious. Reasonably priced drinks, easy to find and great service.

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Thank Louise B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you're open to trying some different foods & flavored vodka this is a nice happy hour spot. The place looks and feels like an old time NYC bar which is exactly what it is in the theater district. People are friendly and service helpful.

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Thank Kim H
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This small place is on the corner of 8th Ave and 52nd St. across the street from the Russian Samovar. The food is authentic and quite good. Infused vodka is available for $26 for 7 oz. There is live piano music and the bar is typically packed with expats. Enjoy!

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Thank Alex M
New York City, New York
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128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

A remarkably authentic Russian bistro-type piano bar cool place for before or after a Broadway show. Great vodka herring gravlox. Good great as was horseradish or garlic vodka. This is a real find - and I a New Yorker for over thirty years. Bravo to the management .

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Great time at a small intimate setting. Go for happy hour before a show or return after the show for live piano players. Had a great time. Service/bartender was excellent, friendly as were the patrons.

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Topeka, KS
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129 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I had researched RVR and found that is was across the street from our hotel. Wow, I was pleased. The happy hour was from 4-7 p.m., offering $4 infused vodka shots (nice-sized) and cold beers. The wait staff was very friendly and while the atmosphere may not be for everyone it took me to the dimly-lit, booth-furnished cocktail lounges that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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429 reviews
330 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

We enjoyed this bar enough to go twice. The first time we went was a great time-killer as we waited for David Letterman’s show, which is close by. It was great to take advantage of the happy hour prices, where are between 4:00pm and 7:00pm (double-check their website to be sure). Vodka shots during happy hour are $4 each, and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Just ate here last week, it looked not so inviting from the outside, but I was in the mood for some Russian food. Once inside the place is quite cozy. I noticed an earlier review mention that it was hot in the summer. It was quite cold outside and I noticed it to be slightly colder inside than I would... More 

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Thank David I
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

My friend and I went here last night and were really disappointed given the reviews. The bar stunk of sick and we had to endure a man (who was good friends with the owner) insulting the English which was slightly uncomfortable. Especially when he later decided to talk to us to boast he had named one of the cocktails there.... More 

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