Brooklyn – Brighton Beach
282 Brighton Beach Ave between First and Second Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11235
An exercise in timeless kitsch, this dark-red windowless Russian stalwart has been holding strong since the early eighties. On a quiet weeknight, you may wonder what the hoopla is all about but weekends draw groups of Russian revelers feasting on vodka and flavorful fare to the sound of live music under the reflections of a disco-ball. The Georgian chef cranks out recipes from the motherland--delicious lavash bread, hearty cheese-filled khachapuri patties and solyanka lamb stew--as well as international favorites like filet mignon, chicken Kiev and a smoked fish platter. No need to be shy about requesting a doggy bag--the waitstaff practically insists.
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- Average main course: $17. AmEx, Disc, MC, V