I had a wonderful meal at La Caverne at 5184 Cote-Des-Neiges... Just wanted to put you on to a very nice restaurant that serves nice Russian food. My one experience with Russian restaurant food was at Troika, and that was good, but quite pricey. At La Caverne, I had a big hearty meal and the price was right! What did we have... let me just check their menu... http://www.lacaverne.ca/menu.html
Aha! Khartcho soup, to start, and my man had the borscht, and then I had cabbage rolls and he had Chicken Kiev. I liked everything!
The place was empty when we got there, and then by 7 pm it got really full, and later, there was live music. I couldn;t identify the music as I'm not familiar with that sort of thing but my man who is Russian said it was very traditional sort of gypsy music. There was an accordion, a guitar, and a trumpet (that seemed like it was blowing right in my EAR :-)
Anyway I loved the Kharchto soup, and the cabbage rolls were big and fat and came with lovely sour cream. I'd go back for sure.
That's all! Have a good evening everyone! This is my first post btw :-) I heart chowhound <3