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Russian Vodka Room

265 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5803
+1 212-307-5835
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good52%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Russian, Eastern European, Pub
$$ - $$$
265 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5803
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When I walked up to the front of this restaurant the outside was so nondescript that I wasn't sure that I wanted to step inside but I'm so glad that I did. It has a very cozy warm atmosphere and was decorated very festively for...More

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner with friends there. The place is poorly decorated. Feels more like a dive in bar rather than a restaurant. Service was good. Food so so. Portions are ok size but everything is just looks and taste ok. Eel salad was good....More

Thank Mbykova
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun and lively place. There was a large table of people near us celebrating a birthday and only speaking Russian. The vodka is unique and strong so watch out. But there are many delicious choices of drinks from the menu and a...More

Thank Rhonda411
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had one hour before the show and were peckish. We ordered the Duck Liver Pate, Lamb Dumplings, and Iberico Ham. Duck Liver Pate - wonderfully generous portion, outstanding flavor. Lamb Dumplings - also a generous portion, also great flavor. I would love to know...More

Thank ggbrenna
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My Spouse and I have visited the Russian Vodka House a number of times and have always enjoyed ourselves and, with some reservations, the food. The restaurant is small--yes, it's not much more than a room! maybe 7-8 tables, so the noise level (especially when...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Had seen this place on a wander the previous night. We were on our way to the theater, and this was the right spot at the right time. Great little hideaway with a bar at the front, past a piano and pianist, through to the...More

Thank jimbobler
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stumbled across this bar by accident, lots of velvet curtains, brocade wallpaper. Good choice of infused shots, and the best cocktail ive ever had, 'the Filthy Russian', vodka, olive brine and gorgonzola stuffed olives. The barmaid was efficient if slightly frosty. Free poured the...More

Thank duckiebrown
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Was looking for a place that is more interesting than the hotel bar to have a drink. And this was it! A web search for the best martinis revealed the Russian Vodka Room. Just 4 blocks away - so convenient that we had to go....More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was not a scene from Taken. There were no Russian mobsters or any sinister vibe. Was I disappointed . . . just a little. We sat at the bar and had a couple of their signature cocktails. We had already had dinner, so just...More

Thank 808James
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We came for dinner and drinks, both of which were excellent. Our portions were big and we were barely finished all the deliciousness. The live music was a great touch and the staff were fun. A really fun evening.

Thank Devan K
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Vallerie M | Reviewed this property |
I would say, come as you are!
23 October 2016|
Response from Jkardashian | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is Handicap accessible, and there are no steps to the bathroom it is located on the same floor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-307-5835
  • E-mail
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