Mari Vanna - Washington DC
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lightly Breaded Chicken Roulade, Potato Purée & Green Peas
Tender Beef Strips sautéed w/ Caramelized Onion, Pickles & Creamy Demiglace, Buckwheat or Potato Purée
Stuffed w/ Pork and Beef
Enjoyed a variety of dishes from Russian and Georgian cuisine and specialty infused vodkas. The horseradish flavored vodka is the best!
Listening to the soviet-era music playing in the background added a special touch. Quite an immersion experience overall. Do visit!
Amazing food and service
The ambiance was beautiful and the food very authentic and delicious. I would go back.
Authentic interior, delicious food, surprisingly “big” portion of salad that easily fits two people.
Wonderful food and ambience
Very nice restaurant with pretty good food. My only issue was that it was a bit overpriced for what you received. $5 for a dumpling is a tad too high. Spent over $150 between 3 people and left hungry. That said, it was overall very nice, service was excellent, and the ambiance was superb.
The decor was amazing. Service was good, and the food was unique and tasty.
Food, chicken Kiev, was very good. Got charged for the borscht that never came, but they quickly removed it from the bill.
I will happily return.
A truly unique dining experience. Relive the glory days of the Soviet Union in the kitsch style of your grandmother's attic! The food is authentic and delicious, and the infused vodkas are not to be missed. Try the horseradish flavor; both subtle and smooth. Easily the best Russian restaurant in the city.
My husband is from Moscow and we love Mari Vanna! By far the best, most authentic Russian food in DC. Attentive wait staff, and an AMAZING atmosphere
Food was delicious!
Everything was great.
Food is better than in Russia)
We discovered Mari Vanna several years ago on a DC getaway. We have enjoyed sitting at the bar. Great beer (Russian Porter “6”) and a nice wine selection. We chose to dine early and asked for a cozy and private table in the window. The food was excellent with large portions. Everything was fresh and flavorful. We shared the herring and the smoked salmon appetizers, grilled artichoke salad and salmon kabob entree. The service was excellent. Thank you Alexy! He offered us complimentary cherry and apricot vodka(excellent).
All made a very special dining experience.
The infused vodkas are sooooo good. We always get pelmini and then the beef stroganoff and chicken kiev.
Chicken Kiev was not as tasty as expected and the pickled cabbage was overloaded with oil too much, but the rest was delicious.
A good place overall! Priced above the average. But the food and service were good!
As an immigrant from St. Petersburg, I always enjoy coming to Mari Vanna when I want delicious and authentic Russian food - especially when I am too tired/lazy to cook it myself! It's also a great place to bring friends that would like to get a little taste of Russia - both in ambiance and cuisine. It's cozy, the service is fantastic, and the food is great.
I've heard great things from friends and this place didn't disappoint. Everything was delicious and service was great. Definitely recommend!
We will definitely be back!!!
Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and conscientious. Ambiance was great.
Great food. Excellent service. Unique decor. Worth the trip.
Superb Russian cuisine. Delicious and authentic. Duck, lamb, chicken all excellent, but salads and dumplings were even better.
Wonderful! We arrived a bit earlier and they had no issues squeezing us in. Great service, drinks, and food!!
Definitely order the vodka “flight”!
Great place and service! Food us super authentic, highly recommend.
Wonderful experience, everything was incredible from ambiance, serving to food and drinks!
I’ve always loved Mari Vanna for the atmosphere and drinks - but the food last night was fantastic! We tried a few different dishes (veal pilmeni; beef stroganoff; chicken Kiev; stuffed cabbage) and liked each one more than the next. Horseradish vodka is a must-have. Not sure if they have a new chef, or I’d never tried the right things, but will definitely be back!
Great spot for the Russian classics... if you have any eastern Europeans in your party they will be delighted.
This place is always great. Great food , great service and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend.
The service was great, atmosphere was nice and cozy. But food was not as good.
Amazing all around!
Restaurant provided top notch hospitality service: nice host meet and greet at the entrance, sitting was accommodating accordingly our request, waitress attentive to order details and FOOD SO Delicious! Choose this place for your special occasion and you will be satisfied!
Excellent service and wonderful food! We loved it!
Staying at the Mayflower Hotel nearby and walked by. It looked so welcoming so we stopped for dinner. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.
Cute atmosphere at 2pm on a Saturday. Food was very good yet they over-billed us. I knew to check the bill because when I went to their NY location I was over-billed their as well. Not sure if there is a pattern with that. They did fix it as soon as I brought it to their attention. I highly recommend the dumplings and yes, would go again - just check that bill.
This experience was much better than the first time when we came in right after the re-opening. The “solenia” tastes much better than the first time and it didn’t take as long for our food to arrive. I do, however, have a suggestion. Before the pandemic, “solenia” used to come on a large wooden plate in little glass jars. That was much more beautiful, sanitary, and better for sharing in a group. Now it is just one small plate with stuff piled up. It is hard to pass around the table and is not as pretty. Please bring the wooden plate and the jars back. The cakes, we ordered Onegin and Medovik, werr amazing!
Loved the food, great service, very helpful in making choices, nice decor, very unique
Everything was delicious, the ambience was incredible and the staff was very attentive and polite. Can’t wait to come back!
Really cool/different warm ambiance. Definitely coming back!
Lovely decor with excellent food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Mari Vanna - Washington DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 783-7777.
Mari Vanna - Washington DC is rated 4.8 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.