3152 Brighton 6th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11235
nr. Brightwater Ct.
By John1979 on 5/27/2012
Sat down to eat with my wife on a hot summer day. Was impressed by menu and prepared to order. After 20 minutes not one waiter had even attempted to come over to our table. Waiters were openly smoking, spitting and talking to eachother. After 30 minutes could not even get a glass of water for my pregnant wife., What a shame! We got up and left. This is absolutely one of the worst dining experience I have ever had in my life. Salty wait staff looked at us awkwardly from the start, what an absolutely horrendous experience. I will let everyone in my dining club know what a miserable excuse for an establishment this place is. Horrible Rude & Unsanitary
By daleg on 11/7/2011
Last summer i decided to go to brighton beach to play football. As the game got started a piece of glass cut the bottom on my foot. After i cleaned the sand out i needed a few tissues to clean the cut and apply the band aid so i went to the closest place, which was this restaurant. The lady in the front of the restaurant who seated the patrons clearly saw that blood was all over my leg and when i asked her if i can have a few tissues she said no. i was really upset. I would assume that a waitress at a restaurant would be more welcoming even if i obviously wasn't going in there to eat.
By Junebug1 on 6/19/2011
I wish I had read some of the other reviews prior to my attempt at going to Tatiana's, as I would have skipped it altogether. After a lovely day at the beach, my boyfriend and I were ready for a nice meal. Our attempt at getting a table at Tatiana's? A complete joke. A woman simply put her hand up and shook her head no, while seating local Russian families, turning away non-Russian patrons, and leaving many many tables empty. My take? The only reason you even have a business is because it's the only restaurant on the beach, which won't last long with this discriminating attitude. I agree with the above reviewer, "you can take your shitty attempt of a fancy restaurant elsewhere" while I take my wallet away from this tacky place back to Manhattan for a delicious meal. The good news? Tatiana's doesn't want your business anyway.
By petitetoirette on 7/23/2010
Even though waiters behave in a very Soviet way (Russia has changed a lot, but Brighton Beach hasn't: it represents the "sausage immigration" of the Iron Curtain era when the service industry was RUDE, and it was normal) so don't expect fancy service: just come with a Russian speaker (it helps!) and enjoy the fun Soviet menu and time travel back to the Soviet Union...! Order a jar of kvas and fried potatoes with chanterelle mushrooms - you will never regret it!
By mackenziemarie on 5/18/2010
My husband and I went on Monday night to enjoy a nice meal. He is a Russian speaker, I am not. When we spoke in English to the waiter, it seemed like he honestly didn't want to be bothered with either of us. We ordered Borscht and pelmeni we ordered pelmeni, which they conveniently didn't have and his remark after informing us of this, said "come on, guys, this is a restaurant" (sorry, but these things were actually ON the menu, what do you mean you don't have it?) A bit upset, my husband asked "Well, what do you have?" The waiter flipped to the end of the menu, where all of the meals were upwards of $40. We decided to ask for a few more minutes to look at the menu. The waiter asked what we wanted to drink, and offered me champagne. I declined, and asked for water. He said "we only have sparkling water." I don't like carbonated water, so I just told him tap water would be fine. His response? "We don't have tap water." Are you kidding me? You're going to try to get me to BUY a glass of water? At the end of this, he ridiculed my husband in Russian. We decided to leave and head off to a little Russian grill/bar, which was much cheaper, with friendlier, more accomodating staff. I will never go to Tatiana's again. You can take your awful, Russian service, and shitty attempt of a fancy restaurant elsewhere. If my husband deemed this man's actions to be rude, and my husband is FROM the USSR and knows his people, I think there's a big problem.
By annas227 on 4/8/2010
Every American friend I take to Tatiana's is amazed at the selection and variety of food they offer. It's a summer ritual to come here with my friends, have some delicious Soviet cuisine (they also serve "non-Soviet" food like sushi, etc.) and relax on the boardwalk. Don't mind the sometimes "rude" staff. It's not personal. People from the former USSR are a "tough" bunch. So just come by, order some beers and enjoy a real Brighton Beach experience.