Sun-Thu, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-11pm
B, Q at Kings Hwy.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ave. U to Ave. M, Ocean Ave. to Ocean Pkwy.
The décor at this deep-Brooklyn Russian restaurant is like Heidi crossed with Eastern Europe: log paneling, colorful ceramic tchotchkes everywhere, and tables set festively with red, yellow, and green plates and napkins. Food is served like your babushka would do it: large portions of home-style grub, including tasty pelmeni Siberian (meat-filled dumplings) and satisfying potato varenicki (stuffed half-moons of dough). The pickle plate doesn't do justice to brined veggies' potential, but a sausage fry-up is pleasing, even if the side of polentalike mamaluga arrives slightly congealed.Recommended Dishes
Pelmeni Siberian, $7; Vareniki potato, $7; mamaluga with kolbasa, $16.50