Russian Vodka Room

★★★★☆
  • 265 W 52nd St

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: nr. Broadway

    Map & Directions
  • 212-307-5835

About Russian Vodka Room

Hours
Sun-Mon, 4pm-1am; Tue-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-3am

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Great ambiance. The homemade infused vodka is always good. Don't ask for a mixer though, they will mock you!

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★★★★★

Great ambiance. The homemade infused vodka is always good. Don't ask for a mixer though, they will mock you!

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do you like vodka? well you're in for a treat! RVR's specialty infused vodkas are the real deal. make sure to pace yourself, though! american style shot slamming can get you in trouble, and by that i mean very drunk very fast!

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★★★★★

do you like vodka? well you're in for a treat! RVR's specialty infused vodkas are the real deal. make sure to pace yourself, though! american style shot slamming can get you in trouble, and by that i mean very drunk very fast!

Pros: vodka

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All's I know is that whenever I go here I walk in completely sober and walk out barely knowing my name....they know their vodka, that's for sure!

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★★★★★

All's I know is that whenever I go here I walk in completely sober and walk out barely knowing my name....they know their vodka, that's for sure!

Pros: Amazing selection of Vodkas

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My feeling is that this place is not good for food anymore, only for a few drinks. I am Russian and I am deeply hurt by them putting vinegar in pickled mushrooms (this dish used to be delicious and crunchy). They are supposed to be in salt and spices not in vinegar! Oh well. This place used to get most things right, now it fell victim to bad recipes and below average service. Still crowded though.

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★★☆☆☆

My feeling is that this place is not good for food anymore, only for a few drinks. I am Russian and I am deeply hurt by them putting vinegar in pickled mushrooms (this dish used to be delicious and crunchy). They are supposed to be in salt and spices not in vinegar! Oh well. This place used to get most things right, now it fell victim to bad recipes and below average service. Still crowded though.

Pros: Central Location

Cons: Cheesae plate, service, snacks.

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This place is a cozy little where-everybody-knows-your-name kind of place. There's live music. There's caviar and blinis. There are a multitude of flavored vodkas which are piquant and tasty...and will knock your socks off. And the martinis are to die for. Try the lychee cocktail..made with Lichido liqueur and pineapple juice. Mmmmm...I'll be back.

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★★★★☆

This place is a cozy little where-everybody-knows-your-name kind of place. There's live music. There's caviar and blinis. There are a multitude of flavored vodkas which are piquant and tasty...and will knock your socks off. And the martinis are to die for. Try the lychee cocktail..made with Lichido liqueur and pineapple juice. Mmmmm...I'll be back.

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If you like vodka, martinis, flavored vodkas -- go here. you will not be disappointed.

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★★★★☆

If you like vodka, martinis, flavored vodkas -- go here. you will not be disappointed.

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The Russian Vodka Room is a great place to go for infused-vodka in NY. (A tip dont confuse it for the Russian Samovar across the street. The owner gets a little touchy when you both figure out that youre at the wrong vodka bar.) Theyre known for their home-infused vodkas, 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 martinis are also really good for those who cant 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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★★★★★

The Russian Vodka Room is a great place to go for infused-vodka in NY. (A tip dont confuse it for the Russian Samovar across the street. The owner gets a little touchy when you both figure out that youre at the wrong vodka bar.) Theyre known for their home-infused vodkas, 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 martinis are also really good for those who cant 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.

Pros: Infused Vodka, Great Food, Trendy yet cool

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Get their infused vodkas, the rest you can have anyplace else.

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★★★★★

Get their infused vodkas, the rest you can have anyplace else.

Pros: fun crowd, good prices

Cons: Stalin and Lenin?

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The name may be "Russian" but the crowd is mostly American. A great place to have a drink and listen to some great live piano. All kinds of people drinking all kinds of vodkas and have a great time.

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★★★★★

The name may be "Russian" but the crowd is mostly American. A great place to have a drink and listen to some great live piano. All kinds of people drinking all kinds of vodkas and have a great time.

Pros: Professional B'tender, intimate atmosphere, great crowd

Cons: not open 24 hrs a day, They don't accept WIC, No place like it.

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This place rocks! Real Russian food, appetizers are especially good (pickled vegetables, smoked fish, cold meats). Great selection of native Russian vodkas. I am Russian myself, lived in NY for 5 years but never knew that this place existed. Friend of mine told me about this place during one of my trips to NY several years ago. We went there and fell in love with this place. I go to NY several times a year and we go there all the time. I noticed that over the years place got busy and service is not as promt as it used to be and waitstaff looks pretty tired but everything else remained the same.

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★★★★☆

This place rocks! Real Russian food, appetizers are especially good (pickled vegetables, smoked fish, cold meats). Great selection of native Russian vodkas. I am Russian myself, lived in NY for 5 years but never knew that this place existed. Friend of mine told me about this place during one of my trips to NY several years ago. We went there and fell in love with this place. I go to NY several times a year and we go there all the time. I noticed that over the years place got busy and service is not as promt as it used to be and waitstaff looks pretty tired but everything else remained the same.

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Even though this place is usually overcrowded, if you are lucky enough to get a table you will have great time. Try their infusions, but be afraid of overdoing it. The drinks are very smooth and you usually notice too late, that you should have stopped four shots ago. Chances are you will meet a russian celebrity there!

2
★★★★★

Even though this place is usually overcrowded, if you are lucky enough to get a table you will have great time. Try their infusions, but be afraid of overdoing it. The drinks are very smooth and you usually notice too late, that you should have stopped four shots ago. Chances are you will meet a russian celebrity there!

Pros: drinks, atmosphere

Cons: parking, overcrowded

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If the old Soviet-style menus don't give you a taste of Russian, something else in this restaurant will. There are plenty of excellent, authentic Russian dishes, as well as a few clichés. The service is also authentic, in that the staff is just as inattentive as they would be in Russia. However, the food and the atmosphere are so nice that you hardly notice. My crawfish in garlic sauce were excellent. The Martini, however, left a lot to be desired. (Pravda retains its claim to the best martinis in NY) Despite its location, the Russian Vodka Room is surprisingly inexpensive. Five entrees and four drinks cost us about $100. Overall, I recommend it and will be returning.

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★★★★☆

If the old Soviet-style menus don't give you a taste of Russian, something else in this restaurant will. There are plenty of excellent, authentic Russian dishes, as well as a few clichés. The service is also authentic, in that the staff is just as inattentive as they would be in Russia. However, the food and the atmosphere are so nice that you hardly notice. My crawfish in garlic sauce were excellent. The Martini, however, left a lot to be desired. (Pravda retains its claim to the best martinis in NY) Despite its location, the Russian Vodka Room is surprisingly inexpensive. Five entrees and four drinks cost us about $100. Overall, I recommend it and will be returning.

Pros: Good Atmosphere, Great Food

Cons: Service not great

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I love this place! No pretention, just people having fun. A real bar atmosphere. Always tons of characters and random Russians. It definitely is a place to go with lots of friends, not too romantic. If someone doesn't have a good time here, they have issues. Try the infused vodka, but be wary. First time i got the peach, it was delicious- strong but fruity. the second time, it was too vodka-ey. It wasn't too bad because after 15 minutes, you can't taste anything, anyway! Plus a great selection of regular vodkas. Have a good drunken time.

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★★★★★

I love this place! No pretention, just people having fun. A real bar atmosphere. Always tons of characters and random Russians. It definitely is a place to go with lots of friends, not too romantic. If someone doesn't have a good time here, they have issues. Try the infused vodka, but be wary. First time i got the peach, it was delicious- strong but fruity. the second time, it was too vodka-ey. It wasn't too bad because after 15 minutes, you can't taste anything, anyway! Plus a great selection of regular vodkas. Have a good drunken time.

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The Russian Vodka Room is one of those bars that make NYC so special and unique. If you are in midtown and looking to start the night off with a bang by all means start here. Try all the different flavors of Vodka. The crowd is not glam, but down to earth New Yorkers some looking to just enjoy the atmosphere others getting totally smashed ie. my friends and I. Be warned that the Vodka definitley makes for a rowdy and eventful night! Plus russian chicks are hot!

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★★★★★

The Russian Vodka Room is one of those bars that make NYC so special and unique. If you are in midtown and looking to start the night off with a bang by all means start here. Try all the different flavors of Vodka. The crowd is not glam, but down to earth New Yorkers some looking to just enjoy the atmosphere others getting totally smashed ie. my friends and I. Be warned that the Vodka definitley makes for a rowdy and eventful night! Plus russian chicks are hot!

Pros: Liquor, Staff, Atmosphere

Cons: Don't over step your, bounds, you will get, beat down.

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Cool place, just a touch of seediness adds to the eastern-block atmosphere. But beware of the martinis! They taste like there isn't that much alcohol in them, but after a couple, you'll walk out of there trashed and wake up the next day with a hangover you'll never forget!

2
★★★★☆

Cool place, just a touch of seediness adds to the eastern-block atmosphere. But beware of the martinis! They taste like there isn't that much alcohol in them, but after a couple, you'll walk out of there trashed and wake up the next day with a hangover you'll never forget!

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I am not Russian but many of my friends are. Whenever we go there we get seated very quickly and order about 10 carafes of the deliciously infused vodkas. Great place for a group! Warning: do not attempt to finish an entire carafe by yourself...they are potent!!!!!

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★★★★☆

I am not Russian but many of my friends are. Whenever we go there we get seated very quickly and order about 10 carafes of the deliciously infused vodkas. Great place for a group! Warning: do not attempt to finish an entire carafe by yourself...they are potent!!!!!

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A great place to stop after work to enjoy a variety of International and home made vodkas. Great home made flavors suchs as Ginger, Cranberry and Raspberry (although I would recommend avoiding the Garlic!)

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★★★★☆

A great place to stop after work to enjoy a variety of International and home made vodkas. Great home made flavors suchs as Ginger, Cranberry and Raspberry (although I would recommend avoiding the Garlic!)

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I love the Russian Vodka Room. My crazy friend Jason introduced me to it. The homemade vodka is great. Try the infused flavored varieties. Cranberry is my favorite. The drinks are reasonable and very strong and the crowd is nice and unpretentious, although any crowd seems fine after one of these drinks. It's a great place for a big group. Trust me, you'll need a group to figure out how to leave the place, or to carry you out, whichever comes first.

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★★★★★

I love the Russian Vodka Room. My crazy friend Jason introduced me to it. The homemade vodka is great. Try the infused flavored varieties. Cranberry is my favorite. The drinks are reasonable and very strong and the crowd is nice and unpretentious, although any crowd seems fine after one of these drinks. It's a great place for a big group. Trust me, you'll need a group to figure out how to leave the place, or to carry you out, whichever comes first.

Pros: great drinks, decent prices

 

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