The staircase opens into a cavernous subterranean brasserie that recalls a Cold War–era movie set (see the cement ceiling and stainless-steel toilet seats)—Keith McNally style. Chic couples and the Soho working class sit in curved red banquettes and leather armchairs, sipping colorful martinis and sampling Soviet snacks like spinach-and-cheese piroshki and smoked sturgeon scattered with dill and a dollop of crème fraîche. Caviar is, of course, found in various guises, including a Wolfgang Puck–like application atop smoked-salmon pizza. The “White Russian profiteroles,” made with Kahlúa ice cream, are hard to say nyet to.
|Venue name:||Pravda (CLOSED)||Contact:|
281 Lafayette St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–1am; Thu 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 6pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; N, R, W to Prince St; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
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Russian themed hole in the wall with pricey but delicious cocktails. I had the Dark & Stormy, it was perfect. Dimly lit and nice for a date or lowkey night with friends.Although it's pricey, it IS SoHo, so it's expected.
Would definitely come back!
The service can leave a bit to be desired (efficient but never super friendly) but there's always something interesting being mixed and shaken behind the bar and the Soviet-bunker vibe is unique