“The decor and the ambiance of the place is not too bad, kinda russian feeling w low lights and reddish paint job on the walls.”
“It also has some good appetizers (caviar eggs, ham croquettes) and a surprisingly great warm chocolate cake with sour cherry compote ($8).”
“The drinks were delicious, but I'm not sure if $20 a cocktail was worth it.”
“The martinis are tasty and strong.”
“The drinks are amazing and their selection of vodkas is outstanding.”
“Not a great place to have to stand around with a vodka martini.”
“a cool place and I would def go back at least to try all the other flavored shots!”
“It is a complete shame because the place is cozy, they have tons of interesting flavored vodkas and the bartenders were friendly.”
“Blasting bad music while serving overpriced and disappointingly tasteless drinks is not atmosphere.”
“The waitresses were rude, slow and un-accommodating.”
Sunday movies night!.
New York scene is getting much needed education.
Pravda's Silent Movies on Sunday nights .
Its unique experience, have a tea, and a chocolate cake with a friend and see some of the Expressionist Horror movies. I saw The Hunted Castle and Faust ...
amazing experience... highly recommended!!
I was with my girlfriend and we had a treat!
My friends and I made reservations at Pravda for my best friends 21st Birthday Party. We had a group of about 15 people. The waiter was very patient with us as some people arrived late and she was very attentive. The drinks were delicious, but I'm not sure if $20 a cocktail was worth it. When we got the bill we were surprised that the cocktails were much more expensive than the menu had listed, but regarless we enjoyed ourselves.
They allowed us to put our friends birhtday cake in their kitcken and after they brought it out and let her blow-out the candles, they then took it back and brought us each a piece.
Other than the pricey drinks, 2 thumbs up.
Great Cocktails at Pravda. Perfect classy place to go for cocktails. Different drinks with the finest vodka. Great bartenders that server up the right mix to perfection. Fantastic location. Classsy, upscale decor without the pretentious attitude.
Great drinks, bad attitudes.
I had heard so much about Pravda from friends and how great the drinks were, so I was excited to go. I had never been before. I can not stress enough how absolutely rude every hostess was in there. After being booted out of TWO tables (for "VIP"s), we decided to leave. The hostess, who was giving us the stink eye all night, and circling our table like an ugly vulture, actually made us want to leave- even though we weren't even done with our drinks. We were five very nice paying customers.. I just couldn't believe it!
So when we were literally WALKING OUT THE DOOR, she pushed me to the wall and said "you need to let people through"... there was no where for me to go! My friend did not have kind words, needless to say. I hope that the owner reconsiders his choices in his help. It's a recession, and I am sure there are other out of work actresses that are prettier and nicer.
Amazing martinis, lousy staff attitude. I love this place and keep going back even though the bartenders and staff aren't the friendliest because I love the martinis. This bar has a nice ambience, 2 levels, better for a small group unless you get a table. The martinis are tasty and strong. They are all voldka and infused with flavors. The Vladimir is fig flavored vodka, sounds strange but is delicious.
I would rather drink on the curb with a forty in a brown paper bag. This bar stinks. The waitresses were rude, slow and un-accommodating. I have had drinks in applebees restaurants with more class and atmosphere. Just because you are in the basement of an old NYC building does not mean that you have atmosphere. Blasting bad music while serving overpriced and disappointingly tasteless drinks is not atmosphere. Do not be fooled by any hype, this place gets two thumbs down.
If you are with more than 1 person... DON'T BOTHER!!!!. If you are with more than one person don?t bother going here!!!!! I went with a group of 10 people to hang out and it was like being in homeroom! You are NOT ALLOWED TO STAND ANYWHERE, BUT THE BAR. I had a few friends seated at a table who were scolded for not ordering drinks from the waitress, but after 20 minutes no one even came over to take our drink orders! You can not stand anywhere, but at the bar and if you even slightly move into any seating area in the place, this beastly women comes out and completely flips out that you have to stand at the bar! I think her entire job was to yell at people all night. We are all adults there is no reason to be hostile and flat out RUDE to people. The bar was pretty crowded and because there is no where else to go. We were separated from our friends the whole night and reamed out through out the night for standing anywhere, but the bar! It is a complete shame because the place is cozy, they have tons of interesting flavored vodkas and the bartenders were friendly. When we went to say goodbye to our seated friends we were AGAIN reprimanded that there was no standing anywhere, but the bar area. If you didn?t like being told what to do as a kid, this is NOT the spot for you!
Really bad y'all, really bad.
Waited around for atleast 15 minutes before I able to get the dirty blonde waitress's attention. After waiting another 15 minutes with no drinks we decided to leave... I told this to said waitress, and she litterally turned her nose in the air without saying anything, like in some strange movie.
The attitude with this primadonna server as well as the total D-bag dreadlocked manager was that of unwarrented pretentious superiority. The guy came up to where we were sitting--where the hostess sat us!--and said in a very deuchy way: "You can't sit at that table, it's reserved." The place was not even close to being full.
NOT WORTH THE ATTITUDE... Plenty of other places in the city. If you liked Pravda, however, perhaps you will also like Rainbow Room! Ha.
Needs some Lysol. Such a great spot , great drinks, great staff...but one HUGE complaint which will cause me to go elsewhere next time I'm in that area. The entire place reeks of urine. We left wtih headaches from the stench. It's 2 floors and the smell managed to cosume both. If the bathrooms are kept in such poor conditions, I wonder how the kitchens are....its a shame, b/c the place has potential.
I love this Swedish Karlsson vodka!!!. I visit Pravda once in a while and I have always liked it. But this vodka called Karlsson's from Sweden was not like any other vodka I have ever tasted! Usually I'm not even a big vodkatini fan, but that has certainly changed! Wow.. Thank you!
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