Well off the beaten path - in fact, in a pretty low-lit patch of the main street from MIlan to Northwest.
The room is new, clean and well lit, with few pictures and table mats to evoke a Russian atmosphere gracefully.
We had a very low cost set menu through online couponing, and found all dishes good - if with little experience of Russian and Eastern European cooking for comparison.
Vodka and pickled gherkins were a very special way to start a dinner. It's been many years since I last tried this kind of appetizer, and it brought back nice memories. Glad I could go on to a pleasant dinner after it.
Marinated herrings and beetroot in jelly, borsh cabbage soup and vareniki dumplings were especially good, as were the two main courses we tried: pork stew with maizemeal, cheese and sour cream, and stuffed meatballs.
Desserts were good and nicely served, if less remarkable. Off-the-menu drinks were reasonably priced, and we liked the non-pasteurized bottled beer very much. I wish I could remember the name. Baltika is also OK, and even more reasonably priced.
A nice touch: service was pleasantly formal, as well as careful and effective.
If you are anything like us, you will want to get back and try a broader, a-la-carte choice.
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