The Russian ex-pats who teeter gamely on pencil-thin heels under a glittering disco ball certainly don’t come for the food (the unimaginative Russian banquet fare includes gluey red caviar and deli-grade stolichny salad), nor for the service, which can be efficient to the point of rude. What they do come for are the adrenaline-inducing discotheque-inflected live musical performances, emceed by a black-velour-clad Barry Manilow look-alike, who keeps things moving with shout-outs to anniversary and birthday celebrants. The surreal sensation of being on a Russian cruise ship docked in Vegas, complete with neon lights and stainless steel balustrades, is accentuated by the after-dinner show, a fantastically spangled chorus line that blazes through a Russian-inflected interpretation of international dances.
|Venue name:||Rasputin (CLOSED)||Contact:|
2670 Coney Island Ave
|Cross street:||at Ave X|
|Opening hours:||Fri–Sun 8pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: Q to Neck Rd|
|Price:||Average main course: $30. AmEx, MC, V|
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