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Cafe St. Petersburg Brookline Village

StriperGuy | Aug 6, 2004 10:53 AM

Ate dinner with another hound (I only know his real name not his hound name, so he shall remain anonymous) at Cafe St. Peteresburg in Brookline Village last night.

I have to say it was pretty much of a dissapointment.

We started with hot meat borscht which was fine but not notable.

We also split a pickled herring appetizer which was fine, again not notable.

For the main course we had beef stroganof and salmon roe blini.

The blini (crepes) were fresh, but came with just a small bowl of slightly dried out salmon roe, and sour cream, nothing else. For $17 I would have hoped there would be some chopped egg, or onions or other condiments.

The beef stroganoff was completely forgettable with an almost sweet taste that was just not right. The side of kasha that it was served with was almost ridiculously small.

Both dishes were not quite blatantly bad, but pretty close. The meal that I had right across the street a few months back at Cafe Europa was SO MUCH better that I would never return to Cafe St. Petersburg.

On a slight positive note the atmosphere was delightful, there was a piano player playing soft non-intrusive classical music. Also the cranberry and the horshradish vodka were excellent. Good place to go, listen to music, and drink lots of vodka, just don't eat the food.

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