good Russian restaurant?
- svoi Feb 23, 2001 09:19 PM
I know there are a few in the bay area, but what do you guys think of their quality? I primarily want the food, atmosphere doesn't matter, i can do a small deli or Metropolitan on Sat. night ;)
There are probably some russians lurking on this board. Narod, podskazhite!
My favorites are Traktir on Balboa X 42th and Katya's Russian Tea room, Balboa X 5th ave. Katya's is more traditional, older style kitchen.
Some other ones that I have not personally been to Cinderella, between 5th and 6th on Balboa
Russia House, 2011 Bay Shore Blvd
There are also a few restaurants on Geary between 16th and 30th.
re: grow power
I've been meaning to try Katya's for a while. All I know about Cinderella is that they do a great poppyseed-filled pastry (available at some local stores). I've been told to avoid Russian Renaissance for full meals (overpriced and mediocre), but go for cocktails, ambience, and derves.