Lunch and Dinner

Soups and Salads 

Mushroom Barley Soup

Hearty enough to protect you from fierce Chicago winds   Cup 7.00   Bowl 14.00

Ukrainian Borscht

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

Green Salad

Lettuce, field greens, tomato, cabbage, red onion, cilantro and citrus vinaigrette   12.00

With smoked salmon 19.00    With grilled chicken 17.00

Classic Russian Garden Salad

Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, dill and sour cream   12.00

 

Appetizers

Mini Potato Piroshkies

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

Blinchiki Combination (2pcs)

One stuffed with ground beef and caramelized onions and the other with cabbage, sautéed in butter, served over greens and drizzled with a pesto basil cream   15.00

Duck Strudel

Moulard duck, dried apricots, prunes, golden rasins with nuts, Port wine, lovingly wrapped in homemade puff pastry   15.00

Lamb Samsa

Puff pastry dish from Uzbekistan, stuffed with chopped lamb, onions, touch of cumin   13.00

Azerbaijani Mushroom Caps

Four baked mushrooms stuffed with spinach, onions and feta   12.00

Dumpling Combination Quartet (12 pcs)

Three asparagus, three potato, three pumpkin vareniki and three beef pelmeni   18.00

Latkes

Six potato latkes served with apple sauce and sour cream   13.00

Herring Under the Blanket

Layered salad composed of diced pickled herring covered with layers of grated boiled vegetables, chopped onions and mayonnaise   13.00

Chopped Beef Liver Pâté

With crackers and chopped onions   15.00

Sturgeon Caviaar Service (1ounce)

Served with blintzes, chopped red onion, bolied eggs, sour cream and drawn butter. Paddlefish, a smaller cousin of Caspian Sea sturgeon, consistently produced fine roe   85.00

Genuine Beef Pelmeni

Seasoned ground beef and onions, boiled and topped with melted butter. Served with touch of carrot salad, sour cream and yogurt sauce   14 pcs  22.00   6 pcs  12.00

Cold Vegetarian Assortment Platter

Eggplant Orientale, Beet Caviar, Tashkent Carrot, Pink Vinaigrette Salad, Eggplant Sate Medley, Cabbage Apple, Chick Pea Spread and Tabouli   20.00

 

Main Courses

Beef Stew – Russkaya Podzharka

Served over mashed potatoes with Tashkent carrot salad and baby pickle   27.00

Lamb Shank

Braised lamb shank in a rich stew of carrots, red peppers, celery, tomatoes, garlic and spices. Served over mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach   27.00

Moulard Duck Legs

Two perfectly roasted wild Moulard duck legs served with a Madeira wine-berry sauce, sautéed sauerkraut on the bed of mashed potatoes with poached prunes and raisins   27.00

Roasted Duck Breast with Duck Strudel

Moulard duck breast, mashed potatoes with poached prunes, raisins, nuts, Madeira wine berry sauce, duck strudel and daikon straw   29.00

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Salmon under a delicate spinach cream sauce served with garlic, mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach   26.00

Stuffed Eggplant

Baby eggplant stuffed with sautéed onions, carrots, red and green pepper, turnip and celery. Served on a bed of rice with tomato sauce, marinated beets and Tashkent carrot salad   14.00

Seafood of the Day

Served with seasonal grilled vegetables and white garlic sauce   Market Price 

Salmon Crepe with Caviar

Four thin crepes served with Norwegian smoked salmon, salmon caviar, and sour cream. Garnished with lemon, cucumber, tomato and chopped onions   38.00

Fish of the Day

Served with seasonal grilled vegetables, a side of red onion marmalade and baked potatoes   Market Price

Add five Jumbo Shrimp   5.99

Uzbek “Layer” Stew Domlama

A delightful stew of potatoes, carrots, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, garlic, red peppers and onions with a touch of cumin. The secret to this dish is that we slowly cook the layered vegetables, allowing the flavors to complement each other   19.00

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper

Green bell pepper stuffed with a combination of sautéed vegetables celery, potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, paprika, and cilantro   14.00

Chicken Liver Schnitzel

Lightly sautéed and served on the bed of buckwheat kasha with sauerkraut, horseradish and carrot salad   18.00

Grilled Chicken Breast Florentine

Skin-on chicken breast grilled to perfection with spinach, garlic and lemon juice. Served with a savory mushroom sauce, carrot salad and mashed potatoes   16.00

Chicken Crougettes Podzaskie

Two fluffy and delicate ground chicken patties rolled in bread cubes, baked and served with tabouli, marinated beets, carrot salad and mushroom cream sauce    1 pc  16.00   2 pcs  27.00

Chicken Kebob Shashlik

White meat Kabobs marinated then grilled to perfection. Served on a bed of brown rice, fresh onions, carrot salad and tomato   22.00

Moldavian Meatballs

Meatballs of ground chicken and onions, simmered in a sweet and sour tomato sauce. Served with buckwheat kasha, marinated beets and sauerkraut sautéed with fresh cabbage    24.00

Classic Stuffed Cabbage Golubtsi

Cabbage roll stuffed with a filling of ground beef, chicken, carrots, and sautéed onions. Simmered in sweet and sour tomato sauce. Served with buckwheat kasha, sour cream, carrot salad   1 roll  17.00   2 rolls  26.00

Classic Beef Stroganoff

Lean sirloin beef sautéed and simmered in whipping and sour cream, Madeira wine, mushrooms, onions, dill. Served with buckwheat kasha mixed with noodles, with carrot salad and beets   29.00

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Salmon under a delicate spinach cream sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach   26.00

Wild Quail

Seasoned whole quails grilled, served on the bed of mashed potatoes with poached prunes, raisins in wine sauce, sautéed baby spinach and Madera wine-berry sauce   1 pc  16.00   2 pcs  28.00

 

Family Style Platters 

Seasfood Platter

An astounding platter of smoked Norwegian salmon and smoked fish of the day, salmon caviar, sardines, four fresh crepes and a garnish of chopped onions, cucumbers, tomato, carrot salad and Russian Style potatoes   72.00

Vegetarian Platter

Begins with a tasting of Classic Russian Garden salad, potato vareniki, stuffed mushrooms, carrot salad, beet caviar, chickpea spread and tabouli, two cabbage blintzes. Followed by an assortment of our finest vegetarian fare; stuffed eggplant, stuffed bell pepper and Domlama   60.00

Russian Tea Time Platter

To tantalize your palate we start with a tasting of Classic Russian Garden salad, beef pelmeni, potato vareniki, stuffed mushrooms, Tashkent carrot salad, beet caviar, chickpea spread, tabouli and vinaigrette salads. Followed by a sampling of our most timeless dishes: Beef Stroganoff, stuffed cabbage, Moldavian meatballs, Chicken Pozharskie, and brown rice   70.00

 

Tastings

Eggplant Sate Medley   5.00

Beet Caviar   5.00

Tabouli   5.00

Chickpea Spread   5.00

Buckwheat Kasha   5.00

Sautéed Spinach   5.00

Eggplant Oriental   5.00

Tashkent Carrot Salad   5.00

Russian Style Potatoes   5.00

Russian Vinaigrette   5.00

Cabbage Apple Salad   5.00

Mashed Potatoes   5.00

Russian Hearing   12.00

Pumpkin Dumplings (6 pcs)   12.00

Beef Pelmeni (6 pcs)   12.00

Potato Dumplings (6 pcs)   12.00

Sardines   12.00