12229 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions 9160434.143180 -118.399604
11:30AM - 11:30PM Friday through Sunday
Neighborhoods: Studio City
I don't know how this place stays open – Place was empty.....lot's of sizzle and no steak. The interior is absolutely gorgeous, but the food and service were absolutey horrid considering what they charged.
I did feel like I was in Russia.....or maybe it was Armenia.
Great Place – I love this place! I have lived and worked in Russia, and this is like a trip back to the old country. Russian food can be kind of oily and a little bland, but this is the real stuff. The GEM of Russian cuisine is, however, SOUP, and they have phenomenal borscht. For Russians, this is can be a home away from home, and for Americans, a great introduction to the simple pleasures of Russian cooking. This is also a great place to bring your out of town guests because it is just so darn unique. Your Midwestern friends have never seen anything like it!
Best Russian Food – Not only this place looks amassing it is also has the best home made Russian foods in the Valley. They have a wide variety of cold cuts from around the globe, and the most delicious salads made fresh. Look for the Entree , they are delightful.
Best Restaurant in Town – My wife and I recently had our wedding there and the place and the food was exceptional. We where very happy with the staff and how quickly they got things done within seconds. I searched and searched for a restaurant that is unique and different and Romanov stood out and I couldnt believe such a restaurant exiested.
Since the wedding, I have visited Romanov about three times for dinner and my wife and I have been amazed each and every time. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone thats looking to enjoy the dinner with some nice Russian music.
Romance to the max – My fiancee and I were looking for a place to celebrate the anniversary of our first date. Since we met while backpacking in Russia, it was a bit of a challenge finding a place that would be the ideal setting. Thank goodness for Romanov. We were pleasantly surprised that it felt just like being back in Moscow. The chandelier is out of this world. You'd swear you'd just stepped into a Russian Czar's palace. The food was authentic, but with a modern twist. The romantic ambience was enhanced by this exceptional pianist. Only one comical complaint, the busser ran into the server and knocked the wine glass off, and it splashed onto my fiancee's pants.
Pros: Romantic Ambience, Service
WHAT A JOKE?SERIOUSLY TERRIBLE IN EVERY ASPECT! – Being a Studio City resident I was incredibly excited when I heard that Romanov was coming to the Valley, however after my experience last night I will NEVER go back. First our drink orders were not put in, water not refilled and when we received our Vodka Trio?s the server had NO clue what he was talking about. When we asked what the different Vodka?s were he said? ?I don?t really know, they are all Russian.? Are you serious? I had to ask the manager to send the bar manager over in order to tell us what we were drinking. The caviar was fine but the chef has nothing to do with that ? the rest of the appetizers were marginal. When ordering our entree?s we asked our server for a suggestion and he said, ?Well I?m a vegan so I don?t really know.? It took forever to get our entrees because our server literally forgot about us and when they did arrive they were ice cold. This was the first time in my life that I have actually sent an entree back and not just mine ? my father sent his back as well as his was ice cold too. My sister likened the stroganoff to chili fries and the sides were also freezing by the time our entrees came out for the second time which was at least 20 minutes later. In the end the offer of complementary after dinner drink was just too little too late and we just wanted to leave. The best part of the meal was by far seeing our car pull up. Really this place is just a pretty room and nothing more?don?t waste your time or money.
Great experience - food and ambiance – The restaurant is absolutely breathtaking. It's like you're not in L.A. The food was delicious from start to finish. We especially enjoyed the beef stroganoff and the pork chop. The baked alaska for dessert was the best. And you mush have the Russian tea service to end your meal. To get away from the standard, boring L.A. dining scene, this place is a must.
Great Decor, Food needs a major improvement – Inside it looks amazing, very grand and great design. Wish the same could be said about the food. The menu is nothing exciting and we didnt hear any specials announced, which we found odd. Some of the more russian dishes are not athentic at all. We ordered a few appitzers before the main meal, apettizers were ok, the foie gras was amazing probably the best thing on the menu!!! sad but true.
After a long wait we got our main entrees the beef stroganoff wasnt authentic at all, the steaks were very average, but above all everyone at our table complained that everything including the sides had way too much salt, everything tasted as if the salt cap fell off. To sum this place up unless they revise their food, the place looks awesome, the food is not.
bad food, poor customer service, worse than republic – The space is very nice but the food was bad and the service was bad. The food took very long when it finally arrived it arrived while we had barely received our appetizers which also took forever, the food was overcooked and had no flavor. Very expensive and was not worse a penny of it. The drinks were expensive and not very good, i ordered a drink and the server came back and told me they didn't have it when I told him the ingredients he then said "oh I guess we to have that" he then came back with it and was made completely wrong. I do not recommend this place place at all unless you want to waste three hours of your time an about $200.00 for bad food and drinks
Republic Restaurant owner brings lavishly dramatic, high-end Russian steakhouse to Ventura Boulevard. – In Short
The West Coast counterpart to the legendary Russian Tea Room may be restaurateur Mikayel Israyelan's Hollywood ode to the Tsar's Winter Palace. The theater-style dining room is highlighted with 24-carat gold-leaf ceilings, massive chandeliers and mahogany accents. A large stage features a grand pianist on weekdays and Russian gypsies on weekends. Classical Russian cuisine includes quail kiev, Pozharsky croquettes, oxtail braised with juniper berries, and tableside-carved whole roast duck stuffed with apples. The charcoal grill offers prime steaks, lamb and a bone-in Delmonico for two.
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