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.
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.