We went for dinner last night. Overall it was so so and something different since I rarely have Russian food but I will probably not be back. We had 3 apps and an entree and dessert. Apps were cold chopped eggplant salad, potato dumplings with mushrooms and onions, blini with smoked salmon and sour cream. Entree was stuffed cabbage and dessert was russian cherry dumplings and russian tea with cherry preserves and cookies. Eggplant salad was good but way too cold, straight out of the refrigerator and would have tasted much better if it were room temperature or slightly cooler than that. Dumpling skins way too doughy and thick on both potato dumplings and cherry dumplings. Same skin on both. Rest of the items were so, so, best one we thought was the blini.
Service was extremely slow. We had to constantly flag down the waiter for water, check. etc. asked for few items twice bec. he clearly forgot and came back to dining area without it. It was freezing in the restaurant. Saw a few patrons put on their jacket, we both ordered tea with dessert to warm up. The seats are hard wooden chairs which I always find extremely uncomfortable and detest in a restaurant. Only other russian restaurant I have been to in the city is Firebird which is much more upscale so I am not sure that it is a fair comparison.