Mari Vanna, a Flatiron Russian restaurant that was imported from Moscow and St. Petersburg two and a half years ago, is apparently doing so well with the Russian oligarchs, models, and standard issue expats here in New York that it's expanding. Eater LA learns that owner Tatiana Brunetti will bring her tchotchke-filled living room-like environment to a space in West Hollywood that recently held Baside Bistro. The former owner had three different iterations of his restaurant since 2002 but wasn't able to make it work in the end. Perhaps beet-infused vodka will do the trick.
· Former Bastide Space, Claimed: Mari Vanna Coming to LA [~ELA~]
· Eater Inside: Mari Vanna [~ENY~]