Restaurant Review: Ariana

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! Ariana, in Greenwich Village, is the brain child of Russian singer Ariana Grinblat. According to the web site, […]

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Red Alert: Petrossian

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Petrossian, just a block south of Central Park in Midtown, is a strange beast. Contrary to what many people might think, it’s really not a Russian restaurant. It’s an “expensive ingredient” restaurant. And yet there’s a […]

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Restaurant Review: Nasha Rasha

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! In (or very near) the Flatiron District, Nasha Rasha took over the spot of former Bazar […]

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Restaurant Review: Pravda

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! Opened in 1996, Pravda, in Nolita, is a creation of restaurateur Keith McNally, the man behind hits […]

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Restaurant Review: Mari Vanna

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! Mari Vanna, open since 2009 in the Flatiron district, is the New York outpost of a […]

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Restaurant Review: Caspiy

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! Caspiy, in Sheepshead Bay, is not your typical Russian floor show restaurant, in that it doesn’t […]

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Red Alert: Alternative Schnitzels

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Zagat says alternative schnitzels are trendy in NYC. For proof, the duck schnitzel at The Marrow: When Harold Dieterle reached for his mallet at newly opened West Village joint The Marrow, he didn’t start hammering veal […]

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Red Alert: Moscow 57 Under The Tracks

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Not unlike Iron Curtain, Moscow 57 is a restaurant-to-be that plans to serve pan-Soviet cuisine and offers previews before opening. They also operate as a catering business. With their Moscow 57 Under The Tracks […]

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