10 Places to Celebrate Russian Orthodox New Year in New York

07, January 2016
Once we recover our liver and wallet from the Christmas and New Year celebrations there's pretty much nothing to look into in this cold January of the new year, except those New Year's Eve gym resolutions, or maybe a vacation trip that you booked long time ago, or is there actually something else?
Of course there is! Russian-speaking population of the planet Earth is ready to take on another grand celebration, which is promised to be as big as the New Year's Eve itself, if not bigger. Russian Orthodox New Year's Eve is celebrated on the night of January 13th through January 14th, and usually involves heavy consumption of champagne, caviar, olivier salad, and vodkas of all kinds.

If you wish to be involved in this case of a classy debauchery and feel yourself a little bit more Russian, or maybe just want to hang out instead of a usual netflix routine, we created this list of incredibly awesome places where you can celebrate Russian Orthodox New Year:

TAO DOWNTOWN January 13th

This year TAO downtown will be hosting an official celebration of the Russian Orthodox New Year, by joining their culinary forces with the top chef from New York Russian hot spot MariVanna. The program will consist of a banquet style dinner of TAO style asian fusion menu with the elements of a traditional Russian menu from MariVanna, champagne toast at midnight, and an entertainment program that will include top Russian DJ's of New York: DJ Pushkin , DJ Jonny Versache , DJ Gio , DJ Max K and DJ Anna Solange.  And as a cherry on top, Russian all time favorite POP Band "IVANUSHKI INTERNATIONAL" will perform live.

Prices starts at $100 for general admission. Details and tickets can be found here

BAKU PALACE , January 14th

If you're a foodie this is the place to be on Thursday, January 14th. Best Russian Chefs of New York will be compeeting for a Silver Spoon Award, cooking their best dishes and amaze crowds with their creations. All that supported with Le Grand Buffet, sponsored vodka, and "Kompot" followed by the afterparty with a DJ and dancing.

For tickets and info visit this link

BEAUTIQUE, January 13th

Fancy dining experience across from the Plaza hotel nearby the historical Central Park.
If you wish to have a dinner, you need to arrive a bit earlier than 9pm, because later at night the floor is promised to be set on fire by local favorites DJ Ivan melnik and DJ Liliya Moon. Put your suit and tie, or an evening dress on, and get ready for some champagne showers and bengal sparklers.

The event is Free with RSVP

ONEGIN, January 13th

One of the Russian hot spots will open it's doors on January 13th to welcome the new year 2016 one more time!  The program will consist of delicious dinner by Onegin chefs, including an all time favorite "Olivier" salad and bottomless premium open bar, sponsored by 3 Kilos vodka. Midnight champagne toast and sparklers included in your buffet. Onegin's resident DJ Mekhanik will keep you on your dancing feet all night.

Banquet price is $150

Korchma Taras Bulba, January 13th

The SOHO based Ukrainian eatery promises to offer you variety of native Ukrainian dishes on that day, along with signature infused "gorilkas" (Ukrainian vodka) and live DJ all night. Menu and more info can be obtained by calling (212) 510-7510



Russian restaurant and piano bar Samovar will host the Old New Year celebration banquet style. You will get variety of fish appetizers, main course, deserts, and a decanter of a regular or famous deliciously infused vodka by Russian Samovar. Restaurant band will entertain you throughout the night with live vocals accompanied by  a piano player and violinist.
Restaurant management also promised to put up a show, however they refused to clarify what exactly will be there, but they said that it will be a pleasant surprise.

Banquet cost $175 per person, tip and tax are included, but of course you're​ welcome to tip more if you wish.

Vis A Vis, January 13th

Restaurant and Lounge Vis A Vis will open it's doors to welcome guests for celebration one more time this year. Banquet style or a la carte - is totally up to you. But their prix fixe menu will include three course dinner and premium alcohol for only $150 per person. Show program will include performance by Victoria Ross and Konstantin Stanislavskiy (resident of  D'lux, Ibiza, City Beach Club, Ukraine)
More info here

DOWNHOUSE, January 13th

This cozy restaurant-lounge will offer their usual assortment of draft beers, delicious food, hookah and a Live DJ. Some live performances maybe added to the program.
Call for details: 347.687.4774

CATS ON THE BAY, January 13th

This Brooklyn's popular destination will be open for an Old New Year celebration and offer a la carte as well as banquet style menu offerings starting from $80 per person. Entertainment program will be provided by a venue's band and a DJ.

GAMBRINUS, January 13th

Gambrinus restaurant will welcome it's guests with the warm 80's return, and variety of seafood dishes, that it's famous for. Special guest performances from "Disco Voyage" and "Italo Disco" Looks like there's gonna be a whole lotta disco that night,
Details can be found here

Feel free to browse other events and find something for yourself here  And remember, whenever you go, celebrate responsibly, because unlike January 1st, January 14th is Not a federal holiday in America :)

Agata Kristi Live in LA
Organizer: Coast to Coast Entertainment
Photographer: Igor Malakhov