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Russian food in DFW?

I'm seriously wanting some Russian food - my grandmother is helping me learn the dishes, but I still have work to do. I know of only one place in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex - Taste of Europe, in Arlington. I've bought some supplies there, but haven't yet eaten there. That's my next trip.

Are there any others in the area? Many thanks.

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  1. I've driven by this place many times but never stopped in. They've been open for less than a year. The website looks like it has authentic appeal: http://www.russianbanyaofdallas.com/

    A Russian spa/eatery in one? Maybe you can try it out and report back?

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    1. re: donnaaries

      I tried to eat there once, but our reservation had been canceled due to someone (apparently a regular) wanting to reserve the entire restaurant. It seems to be one of those ethnic restaurants that isn't all that friendly to those who aren't of the titular ethnicity. If you go, be warned that it doesn't face the street named in its address. Keep going around the corner.

      1. re: foiegras

        I've been there a few times with no problem. The sauna experience is pretty awesome and the food might be the best Russian food in Dallas but still isn't great. There's a specialty food store at Park and Coit called Gourmand that has tons of good Russian stuff as well. Specifically, the oreshki there are awesome.

    2. I've not been, but there's also the Russian Room on Coit between Belt Line and Arapaho in the plaza with a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. If you speak Russian, this website has a link to a review as well as a list of Russian restaurants in Texas:
      http://restoran.us/usa/texas/texas.htm

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      1. Well, that gives me a couple places to try - the Banya, Royal Sweets, Russian Island Cafe, and Taste of Europe. The review of Nikita said it closed last year. I'll try and hit one of them in the next week, and will report back.

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        1. re: mbourgon

          yes, most Russian places seem to close up shop. Too bad. If you need ingredients for any cooking, I would suggest 'Euro Deli Too" on Preston, in Plano. It is run by
          Russians and has anything any Ex-Pat Russian could want. Nice folks. They may even give you a Russian candy bar.

          1. re: mbourgon

            You didn't miss too much in the way of Russian food at Nikita. It was really a night club, and, outside of serving a pickled beet salad and Russian caviar, didn't really highlight the cuisine.

            1. re: mbourgon

              Royal Sweets is great!

              When we've gone, the owner has been extremely attentive. She's entertained the little one with books and a tour of the restaurant. She had whatever we needed taken care of and she was very accommodating about allergies as well. I can't recommend her enough!

              We thought it might have been closed because the lights weren't on when we arrived during the day. She was there and so was the delicious food. The cakes were so yummy we wanted one of all of them! She's also had several customers come in to purchase a bag of frozen pierogies to go while we were there.

              And she teaches Russian cooking classes! She said she has children's classes, but I'd be willing to wager she'd work with an adult as well.

              Definitely give her a try.

            2. Euro Deli Too at the corner of Coit and Legacy (Plano), in the strip mall. It's more of a deli/grocer than a restaurant. I can't tell you much about it since I don't read Russian. But their beef salami and smoked gouda were pretty good. I was told that their smoked fish was good also.

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              1. re: luniz

                Yep also a pretty good variety of fish eggs.

              2. does anyone know where a good beef stroganoff can be found?

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                1. re: adkim

                  Try Kuby's in Snider Plaza near SMU. I think the Stroganoff is very good. The place has been there since the 60's and all of their food is very good.

                  1. re: Dominic

                    Thanks...I never noticed they had Stroganoff.

                  2. re: adkim

                    Cut up steak, add 1 can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup, can of mushrooms, and a half can of water. Serve over extra wide egg noodles. Better than any I've ever had at any restaurant.