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Versai on Fairfax (In Search of Russian Food)

AlfLamont Aug 1, 2007 12:30 PM

I've been dying to find a place for some good Russian food, something LIKE Firebird in NY but not faux fancy or mad expensive. Has anyone been to Versai? Has anyone any suggestions?

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    alladc Aug 1, 2007 09:45 PM

    Palms on Fairfax have best russian food (I am russian)

    1. LaFemmeKatya Aug 1, 2007 01:51 PM

      I've heard really good things about Barin from several Russian friends. It's in Tarzana--if that's not too far for you. If you go, let me know how it is. It's a little far for me to travel for "home" cooking. I'd rather eat something exotic when I go out.

      1. Emme Aug 1, 2007 01:29 PM

        Traktir would be my first choice.

        Cristal is another option.

        Also, ave you tried Robert's Russian Cuisine on La Brea, Perestroyka, or Uzbekistan (not Russian, but Uzbek, but some good Russian dishes too)?

        If you're up for Polish, try Warszawa in Santa Monica.

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          JBC Aug 1, 2007 01:29 PM

          This older post should help with the So. Cal Russian map link helpful but probably out-of-date:


          I believe I read thst Romanov closed down during the week as their "Dining like the Tsars" concept wasn't working and they've retreated into serious rethink mode.

          1. hrhboo Aug 1, 2007 01:07 PM

            What about recently opened Romanov? I haven't eaten there yet but I adore Russian food and can't wait to try it out. It does seem sort of "faux fancy" though.


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