Lunch — Beginnings

Lunch is served 11am – 4pm on weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays, the dinner menu is served all day.

 

Beginnings | Main Courses | Family-Style Platters

Mushroom Barley Soup

Cup 7.00
Fully vegetarian, hearty enough to protect you from fierce Chicago winds. Bowl 14.00

Ukrainian Borscht

Cup 7.00
Sweet and sour soup of beets, cabbage, carrots, ns, potatoes and tomatoes, served hot with sour cream. Bowl 14.00

Mini Potato Piroshkies

11.00
Five mini turnovers of mashed potatoes, sautéed onions, side of sour cream

Blinchiki with Beef

16.00
3 blintzes (crepes) filled with ground beef and caramelized onions. Sautéed in butter, served over greens and drizzled with an avocado-coriander cream

Mesclun-Field Green Salad

10.00
Succulent Mesclun afield greens, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, sugared walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette

Blinchiki with Cabbage

12.00
3 blintzes (crepes) filled with sautéed cabbage, carrots and onions and fried to crispy brown

Lamb Samsa

12.00
Puff pastry dish from Uzbekistan, stuffed with chopped lamb, onions, touch of cumin.

Traditional Caesar Salad

9.00
Chicago favorite! Crisp romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons, anchovies, Caesar dressing.
With grilled chicken 15.00 With smoked salmon 18.00

Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Azerbaijani Style

12.00
Baked white mushrooms (four) stuffed with spinach, onions, feta and Swiss cheese

Asparagus Vareniki

12.00
6 dumplings filled with asparagus, red pepper, and feta cheese. Drizzled with a lemon basil butter

Pumpkin Vareniki

12.00
6 dumplings filled with pumpkin, farmer’s cheese, garlic, and onion with cinnamon butter

Latkes

12.00
5 potato latkes served with apple sauce and sour cream

Russian Herring

15.00
Marinated delicious filet chunks with sliced onions, Beet Vinegrette Salad tomatoes and cucumbers

Genuine Russian Dumplings Pelmeni

12 pcs 17.00
Making first-class Pelmeni takes a truly special skill! The dough is rolled very thin and hand swaddled. We offer our wonderful dumplings of seasoned ground beef and onions, boiled and topped with melted butter. Served with touch of carrot salad, sour cream and yogurt sauce. 6 pcs 12.00

Baked Baby Sweet Peppers

8.00
stuffed with sautéed vegetables

Pumpkin Piroshkies

12.00
2 Baked puff pastry Piroshkies filled with pumpkin and onion, Seasoned with salt and pepper

Chopped Beef Liver Pate

14.00
With crackers and chopped onions

Cold Vegetarian Assortment Platter

18.00
Eggplant Orientale, Beet Caviar, Tashkent Carrot, Pink Vinaigrette Salad, Eggplant Sate Medley, Cabbage Apple, Chick Pea Spread and Cracked Wheat Salads

Ukrainian Potato Dumplings Vareniki

6 pcs 12.00
Classic dish of potato dumplings, boiled, tossed in butter. 12 pcs 17.00

Sardines

12.00
Served with onions on pumpernickel toast

CELEBRATING BEETS

Not only is this Russian staple delicious and wholesome! Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients pigments called betalains and lutein. Betalains provide meaningful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Lutein is carotenoid phytonutrient and plays an important role in the health of our eyes. Na Zdorovie, To Your Health!
1. Salad of Baked Beets , oranges, white cabbage, feta cheese with flavorful vinegar dressing, olive oil 9.00
2. Salad of Baked Beets, Daikon, onions, feta, vinaigrette dressing 9.00
3. Salad of Baked Beets, Garbanzo beans, Spinach, fresh garlic, red onions, balsamic vinegar 9.00
4. Delicate Marinated Baked Beets layered on pumpernickel toast and topped with slices of Smoked salmon 13.00
5. Beet Caviar — grated beets, prunes, and walnuts, with fresh garlic, mixed with touch of mayo 9.00
6. Herring served with a scoop of Russian Beets Vinegrette Salad 14.00

A TRIBUTE TO EGGPLANT

1. Eggplant, sautéed sprinkled with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, olive oil 9.00
2. Eggplant Duet Combination of Sautéed Eggplant and Eggplant Orientale 13.00
3. Eggplant Sate Medley Piquant chilled dish of sautéed onions, garlic, butternut squash, tomatoes, Chinese eggplant 11.00