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“cute place for nice russian food”
Review of Uncle Vanya Cafe

Uncle Vanya Cafe
Ranked #6,518 of 14,144 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Russian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Full disclosure, I know nothing about Russian food, so won't comment on authenticity. Having said that, we ordered a few dishes that were pretty good (and had Russian names on the menu); our waiter was Russian -or at least sounded like he was- and he was very helpful in selecting the food.

The place was quiet and not overly busy, and some of the other patrons seemed Russian

Overall we had a good time!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

the restaurant could use a face lift - its a little dark and dingy - and it's not the type of establishment where your server will linger for a chat.... but the food is great and very authentic. i really enjoyed it and have been back upon every visit to the big Apple... with someone else to talk to of course!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Wonderfull place with a lovely host Marina, who is the owner and frequently on the spot to welcome you;)) Authentic russian food in the center of Manhattan, loved it!

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

If you are looking for a place to take your partner after getting bored by going to so many places in city try this one, with keyboard playing in the background and dim light, it will rejoice your mood. But don't expect more from food especially if you are veggie. Desserts were good. Total Russian experience.

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Thank Dhaval K
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

First served bitten cabbage rolls, then half an hour trying to get the waiter's attention who enthusiastically talked with someone on the phone about some of the music business (apparently this is the main activity of the restaurant).
Food looks unfresh. Design looks dirty. All this is reminiscent of Soviet canteen (russian people could understand what I mean)
in the end of the evening we saw a mouse ran down the hall ...
it was like a nightmare... horrible place!!!
if you want to try authentic Russian cuisine, look for another restaurant!

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