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Russian Samovar

  • Restaurants
  • Midtown West
  • price 4 of 4
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Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney
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Time Out Says

Go to Russian Samovar on a night when there’s a performance going on—upstairs, there’s a fine reading series. The samovar-shaped lamps have gold mesh shades that grow more gorgeous as you down shots of the house-infused vodkas. But if the upstairs seems like czarist Russia (circa 1860), then the lower level must be Soviet Russia (circa 1960). A mix of less-than-thrilling smoked fish, herring, caviar and blini didn’t warrant the majestic $75 price, and only chopped dill lent the chicken soup any flavor. Stick with sweets—like the Kiev cake and Natasha’s apple pie, accompanied by beautifully served tea and cherry preserves.

Details

Address:
256 W 52nd St
New York
10019
Cross street:
between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Transport:
Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St
Price:
Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours:
Mon 5–11pm; Sun, Tue, Wed noon–12:30am; Thu–Sat noon–1:30am
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