Dinner – Beginnings

Dinner menu is served weekdays 4 pm through close and all day Saturday and Sunday.



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
World Classic! Sweet and sour soup of beets, cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes and tomatoes. Served hot with sour cream. Bowl 14.00

Mini Potato Piroshkies

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

Blinchiki with Beef

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


Duck Strudel 

If there is a dish that would give a sense of how Imperial Russian Court aristocracy used to indulge, this latest delectable addition would do the job. Moulard duck, dried apricots, prunes, golden rasins with nuts, Port wine, lovingly wrapped in homemade puff pastry


Mesclun-Field Green Salad

Succulent mix of mesclun and field greens, goat cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and sugared walnuts. Tossed with balsamic vinaigrette

Blinchiki with Cabbage

2 blintzes (crepes) filled with sautéed cabbage, carrots and onions. Sautéed in butter, served over greens and drizzled with a tangy sauce

Lamb Samsa

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

Traditional Caesar Salad

Chicago favorite! Crisp romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons, anchovies, Caesar dressing.
Salad itself 9.00  with smoked salmon 20.00

Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Azerbaijani Style

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

Russian Herring

Marinated delicious filet chunks with sliced onions, Vinegrette salad, tomatoes and cucumbers

Asparagus Vareniki

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

Pumpkin Vareniki

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

Genuine Russian Dumplings Pelmeni

6 pcs 12.00
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. Enjoy! 14pcs 22.00

Celebrating Beets

Not only is the 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 12.00
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

Dumpling Combination Platter

Enjoy the combination of four Vareniki (potato) and four Pelmeni (beef) dumplings with a touch of carrot salad and sour cream

Baked Baby Sweet peppers

stuffed with sautéed vegetable fillings


5 potato latkes served with apple sauce and sour cream

Pumpkin Piroshki

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

Chopped Beef Liver Pate

With toasted bread and chopped onions


Served with onions on pumpernickel toast

Cold Vegetarian Assortment Platter

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. 14 pcs 22.00

Sturgeon Paddlefish Caviar Service (1 ounce)

Served with blintzes, chopped red onion, boiled eggs, sour cream, and drawn butter. Paddlefish, a smaller cousin of Caspian Sea sturgeon, consistently produces fine roe.


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 11.00