About Mari Vanna Los Angeles

According to Slavic legend, Mari Vanna was a fairytale grandmother who welcomed hungry travelers for a home-cooked meal. Mari Vanna Los Angeles brings the legend to life in West Hollywood with homestyle Russian cuisine in a garden-party-meets-grandma`s house ambiance: birdhouses, flower baskets and lanterns dangle above the cushioned wicker seating throughout the garden patio. The interior is ripped from the pages of Leo Tolstoy's pre-war milieu, outfitted with brass chandeliers, stuffed armchairs, tchotchke-filled cupboards and peeled wallpaper. The menu features traditional Russian fare, including braised veal with homemade noodles, svekolnik (a chilled borscht soup with sour cream and diced vegetables) and beef stroganoff, as well as desserts like the kislitsa (chilled slices of orange-zested cream sprinkled with caramelized nuts). In addition to Mari Vanna's famous house-infused vodkas — like pepper, seaberry and cucumber & dill — the L.A. location will also offer house-infused tequilas, including red pepper, pineapple and mixed berry. Photo credit beneath each image.

Mari Vanna LA opened this summer and has already attracted celebrity fans like Jamie Foxx, Jonah Hill, Melissa Leo, Mickey Rourke, Paul Reiser, Evan Handler, Tim Daly, Danielle Panabaker and Andrea Bowen.


Mari Vanna Los Angeles is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Line cook / sous chef
  • Busser
  • Foodrunner