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Pravda, New York City: 5 reviews and 3 photos


Lafayette legend that's lost none of its classy sophistication despite the arrival of other hot spots in the area. Owned by Keith McNally who brought New York Balthazar, it's a two-floor subterranean space furnished in post-modern Soviet chic. Lamps that look like Russian street lights illuminate a curved cement ceiling, while diners and drinkers order caviar and cocktails from red banquettes or plush club armchairs. The whitewashed walls add brightness but the stainless steel toilets take us back to the good old USSR: chicken wire separates the stalls. Upstairs is more intimate for cosy chat, but you'll find an older, Sex and the City crowd are in both areas. (Tellingly, episodes of the series have been shot here too). Caviar apart, the extensive dinner menu includes Russian delicacies like Blinis or Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and their cocktail menu boasts over eight martinis. If martini?s not your thing though, try the Bakunin - a spectacular Stoli vodka, GrandMarnier and fresh orange and lemon juice mix that we bet you couldn't get back in the good old USSR.

Dress Code: Best best place for a cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere in New York. People are beautiful and fancy.

Address: 281 Lafayette
Directions: It's between Houston and Prince. Take the N to Prince and walk up on block, or take the 6 to Spring and walk up two blocks. The F at Broadway/Lafayette is always convenient.
Phone: 212 226 4944
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://www.pravdany.com

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  • Written Nov 27, 2003
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