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Mari Vanna DC

Nestled in the Heart of the Dupont Circle District of Washington, D.C., Mari Vanna Restaurant offers homestyle Russian delicacies admits a unique fine dining atmosphere.

Swathed in a luxurious decor reminiscent of Victorian Era opulence, Mari Vanna marries Russian nobility with folk art and the simplicity of Soviet Union austerity.

From traditional Borscht and blinis to inimitable caviar and champagne, Mari Vanna offers Russian cooking fit for those who pursue delectable cuisine and impeccable service.
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496 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(496 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 496 reviews
5 stars
(251)
4 stars
(170)
3 stars
(58)
2 stars
(12)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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  • romantic(117)
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  • good for groups(101)
  • great for lunch(72)
Mari Vanna DC Reviews List
Review 1 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/05/2016
 2011
Dined on 5/05/2016
 2011
Dined on 5/05/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/05/2016
 2006
Dined on 5/05/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/05/2016
 2006
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Review 3 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful Russian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our party of 3 greatly enjoyed our time at Mari Vanna. My 2 companions had both studied abroad in Russia before and said the food was very authentic. We loved the khachapuri, a scrumptious cheese-filled bread from Georgia. For dinner, we enjoyed delicious borsch, pelmeni (meat dumplings served with sour cream), and Chicken Kiev, and a refreshing cranberry beverage called morse. We also imbibed on flavored vodkas that were infused at the restaurant and for dessert enjoyed a delectable honey cake and a chocolate dish that translates "potatoes" in Russian. The ambience was pleasing to the eyes and very welcoming, with comfortable and homey furnishings and chandeliers made from empty wine bottles. Service was unobtrusive, giving us ample time for uninterrupted conversation."
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 5 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The cocktails here are amazing. The food and craft cocktails were unique and authentic. I enjoyed the vibrant flavors used to season the beef stroganoff and the Russian dumplings. This is definitely worth checking out if you are seeking a unique and delicious dining experience!"
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Russian Food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food is authentic Russian and is delicious. The service is excellent and all staff pleasant. Great ambience also."
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 8 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
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Review 9 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
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Review 12 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, hot spot
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Review 13 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not as great as previous times

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I go to MariVanna for a lot of my special celebrations and take friends there as well. This time I was celebrating my b-day and it wasn't as great as the previous visits. The service was rather slow. The music was really low so couldn't hear much of it. Also, they've included the automatic tip of 20% on our bill with 5 people (their menu states 6+ people for automatic tip). I usually tip over 20% anyway, but I didn't like that they did that and didn't follow their own rules."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 14 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 15 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and great cultural vibe!

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I will definitely recommend Mari Vanna as a place for best Russian food in DC area. Everything tastes amazing and definitely how Russian food should taste like."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
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Review 18 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
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Review 19 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
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Review 20 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Size Portions

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had a meal her with a small group of friends in the evening. We were seated at a bar size table with stools which was comfortable enough but would prefer being lower down. Extensive menu and we all had an appetizer and entree. Overall the food was good quality and the portion sizes were huge. If I went again I would question ordering an appetizer. I enjoyed the stroganoff and my wife enjoyed the lamb shank. People also raved about the handmade Russian dumplings."
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 21 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2015
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Review 22 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Loud but good.
Service is ok but it's worth going if you like Russian food
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Dined on 4/05/2016
 2014
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Review 23 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2015
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Review 24 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2009
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Review 25 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 26 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2011
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Review 27 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Delicious food, excellent service for lunch, fantastic dessert cakes like nothing I've ever tasted"
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2010
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Review 28 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
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Review 29 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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Review 30 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
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Review 32 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/08/2016
 2011
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Review 33 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
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Review 34 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Love Mari Vanna, it it just like Grandmas food and the atmosphere is so warm and inviting. Favorite place to eat in Washington DC."
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 35 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2014
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Review 36 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/06/2016
 2012
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Review 37 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 38 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great fun!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This place is fun and entertaining! The food is delicious if you're looking for your Russian or Ukrainian grandma's cooking - and we did. For a foody, gourmet diner, I am not sure if it will hit the high mark. Think of it as good, honest home cooking. Wine list was not so great, I'd stay away from Moldovan or Romanian wines - not drinkable. The waiter was attentive and service was very prompt. The place is noisy and the accordion player way too loud - but somehow it all fits in. For us, it was not very far removed from our experience eating in Russian or Romanian restaurants, so good authenticity and atmosphere. Definitely worth going again - for fun."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
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Review 39 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
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Review 42 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great food

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"my wife had the duck and i had the chicken kiev. both were very good and there was more than enough food on the plate. kind of pricey but hey, its in DC.
its nice they have a menu online."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 43 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2011
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Review 44 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Excellent authentic Russian cuisine- the lamb shank was
perfect and the herring appetizer was the best food I've had in a long while.
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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2013
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Review 45 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 46 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
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Review 47 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 48 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great decor, vibrant music - lousy service & food

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We went there for a date night on Saturday. The interior is quite exclusive and gives a decent "Russian" feel but the service was really really bad. We must've spent atleast 1 hr just waiting around either for the server, drinks, food or check.
They also did not have 1/2 the items of their entree list including Chicken, Salmon and Lamb leaving hardly 3-4 options and before we could say anything, we were told in a not so polite manner "I cannot do anything about it". Hard to say we were impressed at all that night. The drinks were good in the restaurant but the bar upstairs was more mixers than alcohol at a high cost."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 49 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 50 for Mari Vanna DC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic place! Authentic russian food

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Food is indeed authentic (as a native can assure in that), live music (accordion with buttons) is a plus too. We had kids and sat on the third floor, it was very good. There were families, there were groups, it is basically suitable for everything. Probably for a smaller party, one would be sitted on the first or second floor, less nosier, but it was a welcome noise. Highly recommend. Slightly on expensive side, so not an everyday place (although I wouldn't mind to go there often). Also, recommend Georgian (near black sea) wine."
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find
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