Russian Samovar has a long history in New York City. Here’s a small sample of some of our press coverage.
How Russians in NYC are Coping with the Ongoing War in Ukraine
“Contrary to popular belief, just because you’re a quote unquote Russian establishment it does not mean you cut a check to Putin or his regime,” Misha Von Shats, co-owner of Russian Samovar, said. “This is the point you have to cut across unfortunately.”
The Ingraham Angle: Russian Forces Closing In
And joining me is Misha Von Shats. His family owns it the aforementioned Russian Samovar restaurant, which is one of the most famous in New York City’s theater district. Misha, it’s good to see you tonight. I understand, you’ve had to hire security guards? Are things really that bad?
'Nobody in their right mind wants war,' says New York Restaurateur Facing Anti-Russian Hate
NEW YORK, March 10 (Reuters) – On the day Russia invaded Ukraine, Vlada Von Shats put a picture of a Ukrainian flag on the front door of her ‘Russian Samovar’ restaurant in New York’s Manhattan, and a sign that read, “Stand by Ukraine. NO WAR.” Von Shats, who is Russian, has been married to Jacob, a Ukrainian, for 38 years. They have three children and the family operates the restaurant Von Shat’s mother opened in 1986, about a decade after the family fled the Soviet Union.
Russian Businesses in US Facing Animosity Over War in Ukraine
Russian Samovar, a restaurant in New York City, recently felt the effects of the Russia-Ukraine War within its own doors. One of its employees traveled to Odesa, a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine, three days before the war started. When the invasion commenced, he was stuck there.
Some Russian-themed Businesses in the US Say They are Being Targeted Due to the War in Ukraine
New York: The owners of the Russian Samovar restaurant in midtown Manhattan said they received harassing phone calls and that people have kicked down their sign since Russia invaded Ukraine.
New York’s Russian Restaurants Feel War’s Impact
Ms. Von Shats is Russian, and her husband is Ukrainian. Their three adult children, who are all involved in the restaurant, identify as both. Most of Samovar’s staff is from Ukraine; one of the musicians had a niece who died in the violence last weekend. Russian employees are vocal about their opposition to the invasion.
Some Russian Restaurants in New York City Standing with Ukraine Amid Unrest Overseas
NEW YORK (WABC) — The conflict in Ukraine is thousands of miles away, but that isn’t stopping New Yorkers from showing their support at home any way they can. That includes eating at Ukrainian restaurants and skipping out on meals at Russian-owned businesses. The vodka, the décor — it all feels Russian, and that’s the idea. It’s meant to be nostalgic for those who fled the Soviet Union. “We all ran from the same evil,” Vlada von Shats said.
At a Russian restaurant in NYC, the terrors of war hit home
The Manhattan restaurant Russian Samovar is surrounded by glittering Broadway marquees, but its front door has two simple signs on it: “Stand by Ukraine. NO WAR” — and a printed Ukrainian flag.
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“Business is hurt beyond belief right now, especially coming out of COVID. We have nothing to do with the war. We want the war to end,” restaurant co-owner Misha von Shats said. Russian Samovar pre-dates the collapse of the Soviet Union. Von Shats is half Ukrainian, as are most of his employees.
A Wave of Hate for Russian Restaurants
Vlada Von Shats, third generation owner of the Russian Samovar Restaurant, says they’re experiencing a wave of hateful emails, vandalisms, and canceled reservations amid war between Russia and Ukraine
Russian Restaurant Facing Hate Mail and Drop in Business Since Onset of War
When news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke out, Russian Samovar restaurant faced a steep drop in business. Within 24-hours, they lost about 60% of business, according to co-owner Misha Von Shats. They’ve also faced hate mail, calls and even vandalism — they say all because of their name.
Russian Businesses in the U.S. Face a Tough Road as the War Escalates
When I asked Michael Von Shats what time I should stop by his restaurant for an interview, he told me any time was fine; he didn’t expect to be very busy. He was right. When I arrived at Russian Samovar in Manhattan’s Theater District during the usually buzzing post-work, pre-Broadway show hour, just a few people sipped cocktails at the bar.
Russian Samovar Eatery McPutin’s Rebrands After Invasion of Ukraine
McPutin’s — the cheekily-named pop-up operating out of Russian Samovar on W52nd Street — is immediately rebranding after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine turned their satiric homage sour.
For Some Americans, Ukraine’s Fight Feels Close to Home
Michael Von Shats, known as Misha, was worried on Friday evening as he sat in the upstairs lounge of the Russian Samovar, the landmark restaurant in Manhattan that his family has run since 1986.
The elaborately decorated restaurant was once a haven for people fleeing the Soviet Union.
The Truth About David Eigenberg's Marriage at Russian Samovar
Eigenberg asked Chrysti to marry him just a few months after they began dating and they tied the knot in 2002 at the Russian Samovar in Manhattan.
How Mikhail Baryshnikov Got on the Set of Sex in the City
Although there are at least 15 roles in his piggy bank, the audience remembers him as Alexander Petrovsky, the rich, famous and eccentric Russian artist from Sex and the City.
The Official T&C Pub Crawl Through NYC's Classic Nightlife Haunts
I’m happy to report the Samovar is alive with the old warmth (the violinist, the borscht marbleized with sour cream, the men in silk scarves screaming, “He was the Ukrainian president for, like, one day!”) but infused, much like its flavored vodkas, with a new cool.
В «Русском самоваре» в Нью-Йорке вспомнили Романа Каплана
В «Русском самоваре» в Нью-Йорке прошел поэтический вечер памяти Романа Каплана – основателя ресторана, ставшего центром эмигрантской культуры Америки. Это событие, организованное в коллаборации с двумя выходящими в Нью-Йорке русскоязычными журналами, открыло литературный 2022 год в США.
Russian Samovar Conveys Imperial Russian Grandeur With a Vodka Bar to Die For
Russian Samovar, the Midtown Theater District restaurant, is known as much for its unique cuisine as it is for it’s support of the arts. Think Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Puskin, and you’ll get a feel for the atmosphere.
The Very American Meaning of Roman Kaplan, Founder of Russian Samovar
Kaplan was a teacher who knew multiple languages. In Margolick’s words, he “had been conspicuous in gray 1950s Leningrad, a book by Sartre (in the original French) sticking out of a pocket of his brown suede coat.”
Как празднуют Новый год в главном эмигрантском ресторане Нью-Йорка «Русский самовар»
Новый год широко празднуют далеко не во всех странах мира, главный праздник там все-таки Рождество. А легендарный ресторан «Русский самовар» в Нью-Йорке верен старой традиции. Несмотря на пережитое банкротство, недавнюю смерть основателя Романа Каплана и разгул COVID-19, заведение готовится встречать 2022 год. Мы узнали, как это выглядит.
Roman Kaplan, Restaurateur and Host for Soviet Exiles, Dies at 83
The Russian Samovar in Manhattan became a hub for artists and writers far from home, drawing eminent regulars like Joseph Brodsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
9 NYC Restaurants from 'Sex and the City' That Are Still Open Today
If you’re a fan, you might remember that NYC restaurants were practically a fifth main character on the original show—with pivotal scenes taking place inside actual hot spots of the time (although some had made up names like Denial, Balzac, and Raw). So we couldn’t help but wonder: how many of the real-life restaurants seen on the show are still open today?
Отечество нам — «Русский самовар»
«Медуза» рассказывает историю легендарного нью-йоркского ресторана, где пел Иосиф Бродский и пил настойки Михаил Барышников
Beloved Owner of Russian Samovar Roman Kaplan Passes Away at 84
With a heavy heart, Russian Samovar has announced their beloved owner Roman Kaplan has passed away at the age of 84. Roman’s daughter Vlada Von Shats and her family wants to thank everyone who has supported her father and the restaurant over the years during this tragic time.
Ушел из жизни Роман Каплан
Ушел из жизни Роман Каплан – владелец легендарного нью-йоркского ресторана «Русский самовар»
Умер основатель ресторана «Русский самовар» в Нью-Йорке, созданного вместе с Бродским и Барышниковым
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Experience FLAVORS OF MAGIC at the Russian Samovar
Flavors of Magic will present an evening of cocktails and chicanery in a cozy parlor setting, where the magic happens practically in your lap.
Is the Russian Samovar the new China Chalet?
This week I played with fire. Quite literally, I got sloshed on the Fourth and lit up some sparklers, but I also spent Thursday night with Caroline Calloway at a party she co-hosted, along with The Drunken Canal and other members of the new downtown pandemic-erati, at the Russian Samovar on West 52nd Street.
More New York Restaurants Open For Take-Out/Delivery
Russian dishes like Pelmeni Stroganoff and Chicken Kiev with creamy mashed potatoes are part of the menu.
The best NYC restaurants for takeout during the coronavirus
You’re housebound and hungry — but there’s relief from monotonous, reheated meat loaf and gummy chicken wings from the joint up the block.
Gypsy Fun Trio Continues at Russian Samovar
The legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar continues to receive rave reviews for its one and only “Gypsy’s Dream.”
Restaurant Roundup: Top Ethnic Cuisines Autumn picks in NYC, Queens & Brooklyn
Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar is located in Midtown West Manhattan. Come into this eatery and feel like your visiting friends in Russia surrounded by live entertainment, warm atmosphere, authentic Russian dining, music and classic Russian vodka
New York's Russian Samovar Is As Much A Nostalgia Trip As A Fine Russian Restaurant
Outside of Brooklyn’s gargantuan Russian banquet halls—where the flow of vodka makes up for the taste of the food—Russian restaurants in New York are few and far between.
Beauty Loves Booze: Russian Samovar
Tucked away in Time Square, the most commercial place in the world is a taste of Russian food that keeps alive the old world charm.
Authentic Russian Cuisine in the heart of The Theatre District
For over 30 years Russian Samovar has been a celebrity hangout for drinks, authentic russian food, and music in the theatre district.
Russian Samovar: Moscow on the Hudson
In a city renowned for its ethnic restaurants, Russian Samovar is unique in its long-standing ties with the art community; it has become a home for many famous Russian poets and writers who keep coming back for the exceptional dining experience.
The Place of the Flavored Vodkas
“The Russian Samovar: The Place of the Flavored Vodkas,” read the TV screens above the bar: an apt summary, and a reprimand to anyone ordering beer.
Best Bar for Drinking Vodka With the Russian Intelligentsia
There are bars that have many designer bottles on the menu and will fix you a cold martini, but for those who take it straight, the city’s original infused-vodka bar is still the place to pound a shot of liquid garlic, horseradish, coriander, or any of nineteen other flavors in murky decanters.
Tables for Two: Russian Samovar
There are two main reasons people go to the Russian Samovar: to drink house-infused vodkas in semiprecious hues (horseradish, coriander, cranberry, pear, and many more) and to see Roman Kaplan, a gregarious and worldly native of St. Petersburg, who opened the restaurant nearly twenty years ago.
Borscht and Small Talk; Restaurant Serves as a Russian Island in Manhattan
On a recent Friday night, Mikhail Baryshnikov sat regally at an upstairs table in the Russian Samovar, patiently giving an interview to a writer from Vogue.