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Gina's Café

409 Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235 40.577271 -73.963208
nr. Brighton 4th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-646-6297 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Russian
  • Price Range: $$

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    5 out of 10

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Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q at Brighton Beach

Prices

$7.50-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Boardwalk East to Neptune Ave., Brighton 11th St. to Ocean Pkwy.

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This venue is closed.

This sunny yellow diner would be more cheerful without the fluorescent lighting, but the mood is still convivial. You'll find many Brighton Beach locals chattering away in Russian over the spot's namesake beverage, served especially milky here, and digging into heaping plates of Russian grub. Among the starters, potato pancakes are crisp outside and light inside, but a Ukrainian borscht loses the flavor of beets in all its vegetables. Main dishes deliver a creamy, spicy, and surprisingly noodle-less beef stroganoff, which holds juicy strips of meat and onions, and a thinly pounded chicken breast, smothered in a velvety mushroom sauce and sprinkled with a touch too much dill. Service is slow, so there's plenty of time to linger before refueling with the chunky apple strudel, cased in a lovely, buttery pastry crust.

Recommended Dishes

Potato pancakes, $8; beef stroganoff, $10.50; apple strudel, $9.50

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