Uncle Vanya Cafe
|Venue name:||Uncle Vanya Cafe||Contact:|
315 W 54th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight; Sun 2–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R, W to 57th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. MC, V|
Average User Rating
3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
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 will 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!
Didn't notice anything warm and cozy here. Gloomy is the right word for this place. Borsch without meat, Olivier is very average, staffed cabbage smells weird. The only good thing was bread. 20% of tips is mandatory and automatically added to the bill. Hoped to find nice Russian food in the neighborhood, but it was a big disappointment..
Uncle Vanya is a really great restaurant. They have the best Russian traditional salad Olivier in New York. No other restaurant in town can prepare this dish properly. My other favorite dishes include borscht, blini, stuffed cabbage, pelmeni, and freshly baked black bread. This bread is unforgettable! It tastes like home. Every dish in this place is made with quality ingredients -- you can't miss. The owner is there every day and she pays attention to every detail. She has created a warm and cozy atmosphere that makes you want to sit there all day. I just love it!