Russia

Restaurants in Russia

Echoes of pre-Soviet Petersburg pervade the 1870 café, with its bamboo-accented décor and vintage chinoiserie. Locals sip Viennese coffee at outdoor tables.

Try Russian dishes such as roast duck with cabbage.

A feast at this unpretentious Armenian spot may be the best deal in town. No meal—especially one of lobbi (a clay-pot stew of beans, cilantro, and onions) and lamb kebab—is complete without smooth Armenian brandy.

Syr

The name means "bean" in Russian, but the dishes range from homemade spinach and goat-cheese ravioli to lightly spiced chicken plov (rice pilaf) with dried apricots and raisins. Rough cement walls and hardwood floors lend a casual yet modern feel.