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Russian Vodka Room

) #1,427 of 9,171 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Bar, Russian, Pub
265 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5803
+1 212-307-5835
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Russian, Pub, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
265 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5803
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

RVR is an institution for Russians, although American crowd loves it too. Good food, great drinks and vodka infusions, cool and cooky vibe. Sure, check it out!

Thank Ekatkor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. we sat in the bar area. Is very dark and old fashion. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Helped make suggestion on the best way to experience the different vodkas at the happy hour prices. So looking forward to returning.

Thank drpod100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place very close to theaters fto pop in for a great cocktail, appetizer or meal. Very friendly staff. Good selection of specialty and flavored vodkas. Our waitress was a Russian native, very accommodating and cordial.

Thank dudley010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with friends. Had gravlax, potatoes, herring petite sandwiches. All very delicious. Owners are very welcoming. Felt like I was at a Russian family dinner party back in my home country!

1  Thank Nina S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I had a lovely date there once, Nina Simone was playing "Wild is the Wind" in the background and I felt transported to another era.

1  Thank Vallerie M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stop by Russian Vodka Room for a Pre-Theater drink at the bar. It is located near Times Square Theater area. Excellent service, drinks and atmosphere. Will definitely return for dinner at our next NYC visit.

1  Thank steven w
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I go here every time I'm in the city and it's a must especially if you are a vodka lover. This is a small, cozy place with a few tables and a bar. They also have a good meat and cheese tray and good Russian...More

Thank ChrisDapolito
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I discovered this AWESOME bar 10 yrs ago the yr we were married. We decided 10 yrs later to visit it again. We weren't disappointed then and weren't disappointed now! It's a really cool Russian "Dive Bar" that specializes in infused vodka...More

Thank slicktop
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband had been here a few times before but it was my first. We had already had dinner and were heading there for a night cap. They have homemade infused vodkas and a lively group with a live piano player. I would suggest trying...More

Thank WhyVonneM
Reviewed 17 January 2017

i like a good vodka, and stopped in the russian vodka room on my last visit to nyc ( jan/'17). upon entering , the place does look dated - late 70's - 80's.. kinda dark ,mysterious place, interesting. i sat at the bar, asked the...More

Thank smijona
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do you have a dress code?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Vallerie M | Reviewed this property |
I would say, come as you are!
Are you handicapped accessible? Are there steps to the bathroom? if so, how many? Are there steps to enter the restaurant, If so how many?
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.
What time does life musik start on Saturday?
10 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
04:00 - 02:00
04:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
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
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