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281 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 40.723958 -73.9962
nr. Prince St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-226-4944 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    6 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Russian, After Work, Bar Food, DJ, Lounge, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Singles Scene, Swank
Photo by Youngna Park

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Happy Hour

Mon-Sat, 5pm-7pm; two-for-one specialty cocktails
Sun, 6pm-7pm; two-for-one specialty cocktails

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R at Prince St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Like all of Keith McNally's creations (Lucky Strike and Balthazar), Pravda was once the trendiest spot in town. But now, the hipper-than-thou have moved on to McNally's too-hot Schiller's Liquor Bar, while the 9-to-5ers descend upon his considerably cooled Pastis—leaving Pravda just right. The subterranean space is part French bistro, with red banquettes and supple club chairs, and part Russian bathhouse, with vaulted ceilings. Lamps designed to resemble Russian streetlights add to the Iron Curtain chic; but it's a trip to the bathroom, with its stainless-steel toilets and chicken wire separating the stalls, that really makes you feel like you're back in the U.S.S.R.

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