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Current Brighton Beach Russian Scorecard

Gunning For Bear | Apr 7, 2001 11:28 AM

A visiting aunt would like to tour Brighton, and in particular to partake of a late-afternoon Russian meal. Despite my distant ancestry and the fact that I live elsewhere in Brooklyn, I have little familiarity with the area beyond a childhood fondness for Mrs. Stahl’s knishes.

Chowhound and web searches seem to reveal, besides most everyone thinking that the food at Primorski is swell, that the places seem to fall roughly into three categories:

- Holes-in-the-wall with great food, e.g., the Espresso Café.

- Seaside cafes on the Boardwalk, of which Mr. Sietsema endorses Volna.

- Big-deal clubs where, for the most part (Primorski a seeming exception), the food is way secondary to the spectacle.

I’d most appreciate current suggestions from among the first two groups.

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