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Russian Vodka Room

265 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Broadway
212-307-5835

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"Highly Recommended"

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God Bless Russia

By bookwormbarbie on 9/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I visited the Russian Vodka Room with a Russian friend of mine, and had an awesome experience (but I'd feel just as comfortable going with non-Russians). We set a reservation for two at 8:00 pm on a Saturday with no problem, and the table was waiting for us when we got there. Every person we interacted with at the restaurant was extremely pleasant and attentive. The crowd was a mix of Russian and American, and got louder and happier as the evening went on. The food was delicious and comforting, and I'm still thinking about how awesome the peach/apricot infused vodka was. I left pleasantly drunk and ready to book a one way ticket to Moscow. I love this place!!!

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103 out of 208 people found this review helpful.

Excellent In Every Way

By tess7 on 3/25/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My date took me to RVR for our 1st date. We drank excellent martinis and infused vodkas in a lively yet intimate atmosphere. The barmaid was attentive but not overbearing. The music, the lights, the company created the perfect setting. I definitely recommend RVR. But be careful - you may end up falling for a Russian!

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112 out of 203 people found this review helpful.

the best martinis ever!

By cosmogirl on 11/23/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I never miss dropping by when in NYC. The best martini for your money.

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352 out of 692 people found this review helpful.

Yummy

By Sabie on 1/24/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was recently in NYC and came across this place and had the Plum vodka !All I can say is WOW! my friend had the pear and that was good but, I enjoyed the Plum very much.

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350 out of 692 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Food, Atmosphere and Price

By webmania on 1/3/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

What a great time we had here. Drinks are incredible, Martinis and Infused Vodkas. Traditional Russian fare is delicious. The prices were exceptional. We had Martinis before dinner, Appetizer, two entrees, more drinks with dinner, bottle of wine, dessert and a glass of porto to finish it off. All for $101 dollars, unbelievable. Service was top notch by Sveta, and the piano player was very talented. Great food, drinks and music for an inforgettable evening. Spasibo Bolshoe!

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393 out of 776 people found this review helpful.

Great After Work or for the Night Out

By ScorpioEL on 2/26/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Russian Vodka Room is a great place to go for infused-vodka in NY. (A tip Ė donít confuse it for the Russian Samovar across the street. The owner gets a little touchy when you both figure out that youíre at the wrong vodka bar.) Theyíre known for their home-infused vodkaís, which range from strawberry (my favorite), peach etc. to horseradish, dill etc. for the more daring. You can get their vodkas in heart-shaped carafes (comes in small/large) or your choice of 6 vodkas that come in shot glasses on ice. Their martiniís are also really good for those who canít stomach vodka straight-up (i.e. sour apple martini, watermelon martini. I would also recommend getting their appetizers as well, which are surprisingly really good bar food with your vodka (i.e. smoked meats platter, cabbage in a phyllo-dough pastry). If possible try to make a reservation, since it gets really packed.

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377 out of 705 people found this review helpful.

very Russian...

By mrcheddar on 7/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

... and lots of fun. Quite European. Dozens of different Vokas and Russian beer. Nostrovie!

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