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$$ - $$$, , Russian
281 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-3324
+1 212-226-4696
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
2 Feb 2016
“so cool so underground!!!”
1 Feb 2016
“Interesting Atmosphere, Expensive Drinks/Food, Friendly Staff”
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Bar, Pub, Russian
$$ - $$$
281 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-3324
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

great bartender!!! very knowledgeable !!! just fun and a different new york city experience!!! an underground bar with music and great russian vodka!!! did not try the food but heard the snacks are yummy

Thank michiegirl91
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The cavernous bar, down the dark skinny steps has a fun, dark atmosphere. Our waitress was so friendly as were the rest of the staff. The drinks and food are a bit steep for what you get, but the list of house infused vodkas is...More

Thank julieb10204
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Our waiter at Balthazar (just around the corner from Pravda) suggested we head here for a post dinner cocktail. We loved it and would def recommend! Underground lux bar with a nice 30 something crowd - cool but not pretentious.

1  Thank aab1976
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I went to this bar for a drink with family. Its a great find down some stairs, tucked away, two eighty one Lafayette street. I somehow left my wallet there but was thrilled to find out some kind honest so had quite a bit of...More

Thank linz229
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Amazing atmosphere and you wouldn't think that this cavernous bar would be found in the basement of the building. If you are staying in Chinatown or Soho, Pravda is within walking distance. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Soho and Pravda is literally a ten...More

Thank Underarmour66
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I am a big fan of this place. Ambiance is pretty unique, like an old Russian metro station. Great selection of vodka – try the vodka sampler served in a block of ice, and don't be afraid to ask them to substitute out for something...More

Thank Kivioq
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Tucked away into a neat corner, this bar is a definite must go for any vodka lover! Try the Game of Chance it'll blow you away. A great way to end the night if you ask me..

Thank rohanj778
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Beautiful Vodka lounge bar! While you drink your vodka, you may so tempted to try to speak Russian ! Ya gavaryu pa-Russkii! ! Ya lyublu Vodku ! Ya Obuzhayu Vodku ! And you have to drink vodka in traditional way, NEAT that is, if you...More

16  Thank AladdinsGenie
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Great underground bar with a good atmosphere and plenty of vodka choices. It was a great choice for a co-worker's going away party Try the vodka selections! I tried several and they were all better than the next. Service at the bar was great and...More

1  Thank DRoman
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

Well, the lightning was very red and some signs maybe actually has been on a govenrment building in Moscow, but after that the "Cool mother Russia"-ends. The food was not very East Europe and the staff seemed to be just of the bus from any...More

Thank Kalle J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$480
Bar, Pub, Russian
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-3324
    (Prince & Houston Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 to Spring, N, R and Prince, D, F to Broadway/Lafayette.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-226-4696
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