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Russian Samovar Piano Bar

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Good pelmeni

We had dinner at the Samovar Saturday night and it passed the "real Russian" test. My wife is from... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
JDWL
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Central Virginia
Where else but NYC?

We sat in the back, so the piano was not as loud. The pianist was great and interwove Russian... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
divefan
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 Jun 2018
“Good pelmeni”
4 Mar 2018
“Where else but NYC?”
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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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256 W 52nd St, between Broadway and 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5821
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank CoachJohn
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Ajie A
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Charming service. 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

Thank MJS1944
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 9 December 2016

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! KandD773

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Went with one other couple. Music was fantastic: piano, violin, singer. Vodka was interesting, but we had 3 flights nonetheless. Wouldn't have coriander again.

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