Pravda

Bar
281 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 281 Lafayette St., New York Directions
Today 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Closed All Hours
+12122264944
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91% of 197 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Russian, American, Eastern European, European, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
    Mon
    5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Tue-Fri
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Russian, American, Eastern European, European, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 21 days ago
If you're looking for an upscale dining experience go here. The food, atmosphere and service are top notch.
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Report | 2 years ago
Beautiful place and great food!
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Report | 4 years ago
Lovely dinner, nice service, would definitely go back.
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Report | 4 years ago
everything was amazing
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Report | 4 years ago
Excellent service! Fun evening.
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Report | 4 years ago
Caviar a very good, caviar martini is also, moderately expensive
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Report | 4 years ago
Don't go. Groupon was not a deal, at all. Mediocre food, way too loud even though it was less than half full, waitress with attitude, slow service, and we did not get what Groupon said we would get. We only received on appetizer platter for 4 people, not 2 platters, as promised, would have been less expensive to eat there without the groupon. Also, besides vodka and caviar, food was not very Russian. We rarely use groupons and it seems that groupons are only offered for failing, mediocre restaurants.
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Report | 4 years ago
Mediocre food, way too loud even though less than half full, slow service, waitress with attitude, slow service, and we did not get what Groupon said we would get. Only one appetizer platter for 4 people rather than 2 platters. The guy who brought it out said it was a double order but clearly lying-- no one would pay $66 for the small platter we received-- even at $33 it would have been steep compared to the rest of the prices on the menu. Would have been less expensive to eat there without the groupon, but we wouldn't want to.
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Report | 4 years ago
Friendly staff and great atmosphere.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great experience. Loud
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From Our Editors

When it first opened in the mid 1990s, an evening out at Pravda often began with finding a pay phone. The Prohibition-style basement speakeasy featured no signage to indicate the Russian restaurant within, so many patrons were reduced to phoning for directions. Once they arrived, however, the memory of such efforts tended to vanish swiftly in a heady atmosphere where premium vodkas, champagne, and caviar flowed.

Vodka

The bar's house-infused vodkas feature flavors such as beet and citrus for drinks such as the Motherland and Leninade, respectively. However, there are also a host of top-shelf European vodkas, such as small-batch Ultra vodka from 300-year-old distiller Jewel of Russia. Said to have been a favorite of several czars, the vodka still goes through a slow-flow filtration process designed to leave it exceptionally smooth without any loss of character. Pravda’s owners consider it among the finest of their more than 70 kinds of vodka, and it’s also among the rarest: only 2,000 bottles a month are released to the United States, each with hand-painted caps and glass.

Champagne

Pravda’s name—the same as the former Communist Party paper of record—hints at its Soviet-chic influences, but a spirit of clandestine luxury holds far greater sway beneath the restaurant’s immense plaster archways and lanterns printed with Russian text. And nothing oozes greater luxury than the restaurant’s champagne list. Offerings range from light, crisp classics such as Moët & Chandon’s Dom Pérignon to the toasty Krug Grand Cuvée. Each bottle of the rich prestige cuvée takes more than 20 years to reach peak maturity.

Caviar

Vivid red-orange salmon eggs melt in diners’ mouths, whereas the trout roe is crisp and briny. Alternatively, Pravda’s sampler of Petrossian caviar lets diners indulge in creamy paddlefish caviar and spread the delicate roe of farm-raised white sturgeon onto toast points to best appreciate its nutty flavor and silken texture.

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Pravda

Sun
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Mon
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Tue-Fri
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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