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Russian Samovar would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.
The history of Russian Samovar starts well before the restaurant itself. Originally Jilly’s Canteen, and owned by friend of Frank Sinatra, Jilly Rizzo, Samovar was the go to hot spot for Sinatra and The Rat Pack. In homage to Sinatra, Johnny Carson, and the good old boys, we decided to maintain the original red banquettes from back in those days. We also preserved the original bar as featured in The Manchurian Candidate and even unearthed original artwork from the talented people who frequented Jilly’s before we were fortunate enough to acquire this landmark location.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week
Russian Samovar's Afternoon Jazz with Boncella Lewis
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
1PM - 4:00PM
Serving Special Lunch Menu!
Join us for a night of fun and relaxation at the Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar on Thu Feb 29, 2024 at 6:30. Get ready to enjoy an amazing evening filled with good vibes, great company, and exciting chess matches!
Whether you're a chess enthusiast or just looking to unwind, this event is perfect for you. Challenge yourself against an International Grandmaster or make new connections with fellow chess lovers. The cozy ambiance of the Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar provides the ideal setting for a laid-back chess night.
Don't worry if you're a beginner or a grandmaster - all skill levels are welcome! Our aim is to create a relaxed and inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the game. So grab your favorite chessboard and come on down for a night of Checkmate & Chill!
Indulge in Checkmate & Chill's Open bar from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Open bar will end at 8:30 pm. Have an opportunity to play against an International Grandmaster invited for the event (limited seats available, sign ups will be held prior to match starts)
Event details on Eventbrite!
RUSSIAN SAMOVAR PRESENTS Diana Borshcheva "Dinner & Show" Monday, March 4th, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Praised for her beautiful deep sound, virtuosic skills, and immense artistry
Russian-born American pianist Diana Borshcheva started her career nearly 25 years ago.
Ms. Borshcheva won several competitions in Russia and Europe, including the International Piano Competition in Italy (Grand Prix) and the International Piano Competition in Lithuania (First Award). A graduate of the Central Music School (Moscow, Russia). Ms. Borshcheva received her Master of Music Degree in both Solo and Collaborative Piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Before moving to NYC last September Diana served as a pianist at Bard College-Conservatory. Currently she is on the Artistic Staff Board for Bard College and
Manhattan School of Music.
An active advocate for Salon style performance, Ms. Borshcheva produced an event series called Music in Red Hook (2021-2023) upstate NY. Music in Red Hook was created to support local artists after a hard period of Covid lockdown, when the majority of musicians lost any opportunity to perform.
To sign up for piano lessons with DIANA visit
RIVERSIDE MUSIC STUDIOS or LYCAEUM MUSIC.
RUSSIAN SAMOVAR PRESENTS Michael O' Dell "Dinner & Show" Monday, March 18th, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A jazz pianist and vocalist with regular appearances at Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar and Don't Tell Mama. Last year he made his Birdland Jazz Club debut.
A special guest appearance!
RUSSIAN SAMOVAR PRESENTS Teri Leggio Wade "Dinner & Show" Monday, Aril 8th, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Jazz vocalist Teri Leggio Wade performs regularly at venues throughout the greater New York area. Her vocals have garnered praise from reviewers at New York City Jazz Record, Something Else!, and Simply Jazz Talk (UK). She is delighted to return to the Russian Samovar with elegant renditions of her favorite jazz standards
Branzino and county styled lamb were excellent. Service was very attentive. The ambiance was even better once the live piano music began.
Fantastic place for fine dining on the northwest edge of the theater district...In my case, I had a Georgian savory spiced cheesy bread as a starter (Khachapuri), and then delightfully spiced, grilled lamb lollypops (Karski) which were fantastic, wrapping things up with a lovely apple strudel...
We had Mushroom Vol Au Vent for a late night snack and Soviet Stardard Infused Cocktails... oh soooo ver good!!! Music was on par with the sooo good!
...I had the BEST beef stroganoff of my life, and my boyfriend had some of the best chicken kiev he's ever had. My boyfriend's mom is vegetarian and had appetizers for her meal, which she was thoroughly satisfied with...
Are you looking for a restaurant to go to before or after a Broadway show? Russian Samovar is located right in the theater district in Manhattan, NY, and has live music. Full bar, incredible food, ambiance, and service. Indoor dining only. Don't forget to order a vodka flight and hot tea.