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This Friendly Bar features authentic Russian Vodkas. 14 seasonal flavors. Cranberry and Horseradish are absolute favorites. Live Music is playing every night. Music usually starts at 8 p.m. it caries daily from Traditional Russian Soul Music to...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
256 W 52nd St, between Broadway and 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5821
We had dinner at the Samovar Saturday night and it passed the "real Russian" test. My wife is from SPB and she knows good food from the Rodina....my pelmeni was almost as good as home-made, and the salads were just like Babushka would make. Nyam...More
We sat in the back, so the piano was not as loud. The pianist was great and interwove Russian themes with standards. The menu was authentic Russian food. The beef stroganoff was amazing. My chicken Kiev, on the other hand, was a tad dry, but...More
This past week, I dined at Russian Samovar, at wonderful restaurant in the middle of the Theater District. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxing with the dim lighting, wooden tables and booths, and beautifully upholstered seats. A few of my friends and I say tried...More
We stopped in after dinner for drinks. Friendly and knowledgeable bartender got the White Russians adjusted to perfection! Still, having traveled to Russia, I thought the place need more Russian atmosphere.
Visited the place before we watched a Broadway show. There was a piano playing while we were having dinner. Cool. Ordered lamb, spring chicken, potatoes and dumplings. All authentic Russian. Be prepared to wait for your main course about 30 mins.
Excellent violinist; 3-piece group, also singer (Khazakh?) and Russian pianist; were together in theatre in Leningrad. And of course theatre people are theatre people anywhere, Leningrad or Stratford-upon-Avon. "Yesterday", "La Vie en Rose" but also songs in Russian. We both had a shot...More
The staff are very friendly, the piano player is incredible.
The best part is they infuse their own Vodka! I don't know how many they have but I loved the horseradish and garlic Vodkas. Yes, garlic vodka! I will go back any time I am...More
This restaurant was recommended by the theater showing The Present as a pre-theater destination. The prix-fixe menu was excellent and priced well. The infused vodkas were a little odd (horseradish? Coriander? Hot pepper?) but I actually enjoyed the ginger-infused one. Food was excellent and the...More
My husband and I were looking for some good Russian food, and this was excellent! We had mushroom and potato Pieroghi; beet salad, borscht, and beef stroganoff. Topped off with yummy apple strudel - Everything was superb!
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