i love firebird and petrossian but they're too civilized and overpriced. plus i keep hearing about these crazy places out at brighton beach with flowing vodka, floor shows, and hoardes of drunken russian patrons, a floorshow in themselves. does anyone have the lowdown on these kind of places? i keep imagining not knowing what to do when a waiter who barely speaks any english brings me a bill for $200 a head. am i deluded? i guess essentially my questions are:
1. are there affordable places like this? (and if so, which ones?)
2. what should one order?
3. how much will it cost?
4. is there anything like it (ie. authentic) in manhattan?