I am sad to report that Samovar has changed their menu and raised prices. We tried to go to the Yerba Buena location for tea and food yesterday and saw the alterations. The tea menu looks much the same, but the food menu is different. The British tea set now consists of three sandwiches and tea whereas before it had tea, a scone, crumpet, and fruit tart. It is now $16 rather than $14. The Indian tea set no longer includes pudding. The current Russian tea is comprised of collards stuffed with ricotta, marinated beets, rye crackers, horse radish and smoked fish - a far cry from their former smoked trout blinni, Russian tea egg, bread pudding and chocolate truffle. They got rid of their great tea-smoked chicken sandwich and tasty burger. I do like one of their new dishs - the egg bowl, poached eggs with rice and salmon, duck or tofu.
It's still a nice place, but I'm much less inclined to go because the value to cost ratio has diminished in my opinion. You can still see the old menu up here.