Thursday, January 17, 2013

Opening: Mari Vanna

Last night we had fun checking out the newly opened Mari Vanna.  This spot is the Ginza Project's second U.S. location. It is a great place to grab a drink with friends.
With an established reputation of authentic Russian cuisine in New York, London, Moscow and beyond, the capital's 6,500 square-foot eatery is be Mari Vanna's largest location in the world. Located at 1141 Connecticut Ave., NW, the three-level restaurant offers home-style Russian cuisine in a tea party-meets-grandma’s house ambiance. The third level features a swanky cocktail lounge.  
The interior is reminiscent of an old-time babushka parlor, complete with dangling chandeliers, stuffed armchairs and antique rugs. 
Classic menu offerings range from cold appetizers such as pickled vegetablessalt-cured pork and black caviar to hot appetizers such as pirozhokblinis and hand-made Russian dumplings
Mari Vanna also has over 70 varieties of house-infused vodka.  We sampled a couple varieties, but I want to go back for more.  

Mari Vanna is located at 1141 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Telephone: 202.783.7777

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