Russian Restaurants NYC

The 7 Best Russian Restaurants In NYC

New York City is home to so many restaurants that it would take 22.7 years to dine at every single one. Choose from any one of these seven Russian restaurants in NYC for a delicious meal.

Thanks to its incredibly diverse population, there is much to choose from in terms of foreign foods. Russian-Americans for example, account for 600,000 of New York City. Whether you’re Russian and looking for a taste of home or just wanting to try some delicious Russian food, this list has you in mind.

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1. Anton’s Dumplings

Run by young chef Anton Yelyashkevich, this dumpling truck serves up the best pelmeni in town. Head over to his truck on the corner of West Third Street and Avenue of the Americas for some delicious Russian comfort food. Anton deliciously combines the ancient recipe of Siberian pelmeni with modern techniques and flavours.

2. Mari Vanna

Book a table in Flatiron’s Mari Vanna for some of the most delicious Russian food in the Big Apple. The antique drapes and charming furniture feels like you’re eating with babushka on a Sunday evening.

3. The Russian Tea Room

Right next to Carnegie Hall, you’ll find one of NYC’s most beloved Russian joints. They serve all the classics such as infused vodkas, caviar and Ukrainian borscht. The setting is perfect for date night with its opulent furniture and glam touches.

4. Russian Samovar

This Russian eatery slash piano bar is perfect to get your Slavic bites. Get your fix of frikadelka, olivier and seafood blinchiki with the piano rifting softly in the background. Don’t leave without a few shots of their vodka.

5. Belarussian Xata

Styled with the likes of an adorable Belarussian cottage, Belarussian Xata serves the absolute best Belarussian and Russian food in town. This eatery is located in Sheepshead Bay which is known for its large Russian community. Here you’ll find a mix of local Russians and New Yorkers alike ready to enjoy hearty Slavic plates.

6. Skovorodka

Brighton Beach’s Skovorodka is a true gem. While they serve a variety of Slavic dishes, Russian food is what makes the place sing. Treat yourself to a hearty serving of stroganoff at this local Russian hotspot. If you’re up for it, there’s live music on the weekends.

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7. Matryoshka

Matryoshka is housed inside Wall Street Bath & Spa off William St. and is a must when in NYC. Their sturgeon is legendary and the caviar is some of the best this side of the Atlantic. Order a hearty bowl of stroganoff, a salty portion of caviar or homey Ukrainian borscht straight to your sauna room. Either way, you’re sure to be back for seconds.

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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