Need to remember a restaurant in LV - Russian
My wife and I went to a Russian restaurant in Vegas about a year ago (maybe 1 1/2) and she loved it. Cant remember the name but it was way off strip and in a small plaza. Very russian looking inside and the food was great.
Returning for a conference in early Feb and she would like to return. Anyone know what I'm looking for??
Thanks for the assist.
We ate there not too long after the ownership changed and the menu changed a lot more than I would have liked. This was a while ago, so maybe they have brought back some of my favorites, but I'm not sure. They told us they were trying a more continental menu. It was a big disappointment for me. Just a fair warning.
I was at Artem a few months ago and was hugely disappointed. I was told it was an excellent restaurant but when we got there the food was awful.
I did get the story on what happened though. Artem was the original owner and had indeed created a wonderful and authentic kitchen. The inside of the place is amazing. Looks just like a traditional Russian wooden hut. Loved it.
Anyway, Artem, who was in his early 30's died of a massive heart attack while swimming laps. His father became owner of the restaurant and renamed if to Artem in his son's honor. But he did not have the heart to run it. So he sold it off to an interest group.
I met them when I was there. They were business people rather than restaurateurs. They had eliminated most of the interesting dishes on the menu and had replaced them with items that could be bought as mass produced. Food was disappointingly greasy. Flavors were off.
I would recommend skipping it.