Russian New Year 2018 at Russian Samovar

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Russian Samovar Restaurant & Piano Bar 
256 West 52nd Street
at 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212-757-0168

Celebrate this Russian New Year at renowned restaurant Russian Samovar, which will be serving a special 3-course dinner including drinks for $175 per person (not including tax and gratuity) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00pm. The restaurant will remain open until 4:00am and the evening will feature special live performers including Gypsy Fun Trioclassic Russian music and a DJ.

The special menu for the evening will feature Cold Appetizers such as Russian Salad Trio, Assorted Smoked Fish Platter, Charcuterie Platter, Assorted pickled Vegetables, Avocado, Mango and Shrimp Salad and Duck Arugula Salad. Hot Appetizers include Blini with Salmon Caviar, Foie Gras andSeafood in Pasta. The delectable Entrees that diners can select from include Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potato, Roasted Duck with Baked Apple and Salmon Trio. End the dinner on a sweet note with either the Kartoshka(potato pastry) or the Medovik (layered honey cake). Featured drinks include the Russian Samovar’s own house-infused Flavored Vodkas, a selection of House DrinksWine, Beer and a Champagne Toast.

Russian Samovar is unique in its long-standing ties with the art community, with poetry readings held throughout the year and a classically trained pianist performing nightly. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, this elegant establishment offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York. Aside from its authentic Russian dishes, the restaurant is also known for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, including ginger, horseradish, lemon and cranberry. Located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints.

The popular eatery was previously co-owned by ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Nobel Prize winner for poetry Joseph Brodsky. Jilly Rizzo, friend and bodyguard of Frank Sinatra, owned the establishment in the past, and Sinatra held many personal concerts there and often spent time with The Rat Pack, as well as games of baccarat. Cyndi Lauper and Liza Minnelliare also known to stop by and offer the odd performance. The restaurant keeps attracting several generations of Russians. In a cozy atmosphere they can eat their favorite Russian food, meet musicians, actors and writers from Russia and all over the world.

About Russian Samovar
Located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints. Ballet Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Nobel Prize winner for poetry Joseph Brodsky are former partners, and Cyndi Lauper and Liza Minnelli are known to stop by and offer the odd performance. The legendary location, formerly known as Jilly’s Saloon, also used to be frequented by Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack. The elegant establishment is famous for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, alongside its many Russian delicacies. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, Russian Samovar offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York. The restaurant, which seats 100 in the dining room and 50 at the bar, is the perfect location for private events. Its intimate upstairs lounge comfortably seats 34 for sit-down dinner, and 100 for standing buffet. Russian Samovar is a major supporter of the art community, with poetry readings held throughout the year and a classically trained pianist performs nightly. It features live interactive theatre every Thursday with award-winning actors, performance from Opera Singer Michael Peer on Mondays, Gypsy Fun Trio on Fridays and Saturdays on violin and guitar playing traditional Russian music, and Jazz Blues Brunch on Sundays with the Uptown Jazz Company.