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290 Brighton Beach Ave Brooklyn, NY 11235
290 Brighton Beach AvenueUSNew York11235
(718) 332-1900
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Informal restaurant featuring homestyle Russian classics like blintzes, borscht & beef stroganoff.- Google
"The fried potatoes with mushrooms are excellent."
"Fantastic Russian specialties and the friendliest staff in Brighton Beach."
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Foodlover Girl
a month ago
as we browsed through the Russian restaurant options in Brighton Beach, we made our decision on this small restaurant on Brighton Beach Avenue. They didn't look flashy, and had no obnoxious "only for tourists" vibe (expensive bad food) to it. We didn't want to go to a tourists spot, but where actual locals (Russians, Ukrainians, etc.) would go and eat. This place looked just right. The price might seem a bit high, if you don't know how much food you are getting. It was rather large portion on a large plate, you can see the size in the photo here. Pretty big, right? But it was so tasty that we finished the dish without effort. It also had pickled veggies as well, which was nice pallet cleanser. I heard they serve really great desserts also, but we were very full after our meal. So, we decided to get coffee and tea without dessert. The cappuccino came in a nice glass mug and sugar stirring stick! The tea came in the traditional tea glass holders, which was amazing!!! I loved the traditional look, and it came with tea bag (I asked for Earl Grey), lemon slices, and preserves. Perfect way to end the meal. Overall, we really enjoyed the experience. The waiters were very nice, didn't speak perfect English which added to our "Russian experience." They were super polite, and provided efficient, fast service. Read my full review of this restaurant and food on my blog, foodlovergirl.
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陈迟
4 weeks ago
Good service and good food. A little too expensive for its environment
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Edward Aminov
3 months ago
Small place, but everything I've tried there was just like I remember it from childhood. Just excellent.
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Colette D. Montoya
3 years ago
One of my favorite place to stop in Brighton Beach! The fried potatoes with mushrooms are excellent. The vareniki and pelmeni are delicious- you can even buy a bag of frozen ones to take home and make yourself. I always treat myself to a glass of cherry compote. Everything tastes delicious and is a wonderful reminder of a Russian childhood. The service can be slow- you need to be proactive about getting your cheque- but it's all worth it. Yum!
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David Billotti
2 weeks ago
Fantastic Russian specialties and the friendliest staff in Brighton Beach. Off the Boardwalk, but not by much, and well worth the short walk.
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Mikhail Smirnov
2 months ago
Ukrainian borscht was really good, same az zharkoe!
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Maxim Areschenko
a year ago
Great meat dumplings and grilled pork/salmon. Tarhoon drink is awesome. Also nice and welcome service. For those who want to enjoy real Russian cousin.
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alex kopets
3 years ago
Very good food. Made me remember Russia again. Fast and polite service. Will come back again :)

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