Russian Samovar & Tolstoy's Lounge

Russian Samovar & Tolstoy's Lounge, 256 W 52nd Street, New York

About Russian Samovar & Tolstoy's Lounge
Russian Samovar & Tolstoy's Lounge
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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Russian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
v 1.9 miles from Weehawken center (as shown on map)
There is only one way to describe it: Classic Russia in the heart of New York.
The history of Russian Samovar starts well before the restaurant itself. Originally Jilly's Canteen, and owned by a friend of Frank Sinatra, Jilly Rizzo, Samovar was the go-to hot spot for Sinatra and The Rat Pack.
In 1986, Roman Kaplan, founder of Russian Samovar acquired the property and was joined in 1987 by friends and business partners: Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and Nobel Award Winning poet Joseph Brodsky. Baryshnikov's baby grand piano is still used daily by our performers and guests can still request the Brodsky table, where the legends used to sit and drink away the hours. Guests of private events also enjoy our private dining room, where Baryshnikov filmed Sex in the City.
?Samovar has remained a celebrity hangout over the years. We've been lucky enough to feature impromptu shows by Liza Minelli and rumor has it that Mel Brooks adapted The Producers to film while sitting at our bar.

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Russian Samovar is #1066 of 13751 things to do in New York City

2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: GingerEB, Los Angeles, California
Wed 23 Mar, 2022
l We chose the Russian Samovar in an effort to show our support in response to a brief article in the New Yorker in March of 2022 which talked about the restaurant experiencing multiple cancellations...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: 202phoebeb
Wed 9 Mar, 2022
l I have been eating at the Russian Samovar for years- with family, with friends, and have thrown a couple of parties here as well. The food is always great (especially if, like me, you crave Eastern...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: coraa564
Fri 4 Mar, 2022
l Excellent restaurant, I recommend! Russian Samovar offers a total immersion in an authentic Russian restaurant with typical dishes. The menu is complete with a large choice: meat, fish, vegetables...

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Russian Samovar & Tolstoy's Lounge 256 W 52nd Street, New York