Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Rasputin Restaurant & Cabaret
2670 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123540.591575 -73.960661
Neighborhoods: Sheepshead Bay
Any Russian nightclub experience is likely to blow the mind of a first-timer -- the cost, the dancing girls, the vast banquet of sturgeon and vodka, the murderous hangover the next day. But at Rasputin, the best one in NYC, just double all of the above factors.
unique experience for adventurous folks – 95% of patrons are Russian. As such, if you are not Russian, you will feel like bit of "outsider". Appears most staff speak limited English. My sense is Russians not known for niceties or service. That said, it's a sorta odd place to just sit back and observe "the show" , which includes the other patrons. Food is endless. Bottles of vodka all over everyone's tables. Patrons get quite dressed-up, almost like what most folks would wear to a wedding party. Floor show is sorta over-the-top, two-decades-out-of-step tacky Eastern European style. Food quality was "good", but yes, pricey, but you need to remember it includes free show. This is something to experience, but don't expect white-glove service. If you go with an open mind, you should really get a kick out of this place.
This place is awesome – Nice place to go to if you appreciate a french/euro/russian cuisine. Very nice service and atmosphere. Great place to celebrate b-day parties!
Russian adventure – I was at Rasputin selebrating a frind's birthday a few month agoand I loved it!
See, you have to know a little about what to expect before heading there, because Russian style of entertainment is very different. We loved it!!! The food incredible and plenty of it. Vodka by the bottle (I love that - because ordering shout can cost much more) The show was incredible - we actually did not expect to see such a well put, professional Vegas type show at all and to out surprise it was very well done. I also do not think waiters there are rude- yes there are not friendly and chatty, but do provide great service. My 30th Birthday is coming up - and guess where I am celebrating!!!
The best Dinner-show in New York – This restaurant has become a golden standard at least for all its patrons who know and love Russian food and entertainment. Its very busy and buzzing with life every time we have been there. Great for special occasions or just a night out. Last time got to try a prefix banquet called Royal It was excellent. Classic Lardon salad, Blini with caviar and Rack of Lamb were my favorite. Defiantly more food then you can possibly eat. A brand new show (changed every 6-8 moth) rivals the best Broadway/Las Vegas production. Its pricy but well worth it. I would recommend it to anyone who want to experience something unusual and exiting.
Must try at least once!!! – Went there recently on a tip from my Russian coworker. He told me that this was the best Russian restaurant outside of Russia. Very unique place. It combines good food (I had Russian Rolls and Sea Bass, both were excellent) with Vegas style show, live music and dancing till dawn. Service was curtsies and attentive. Great place for those who like to experience something new. Defiantly recommend trying at least once if not more.
Wonderful – This is not your traditional 5 star. This is a very ethnic restaurant and its service targeted towards the people who can appreciate eclectic cusine, good Euro and Russian music. Service is fantastic. Been there a number of times, waiters speak several languages, polite and will good manners. (unless you provoke them, bouncers can be a bit scary... I look at it as part of the flavor, after all its Brooklyn)
The worst service ever.. – just horrible!!
1.were seated in the very far corner ( other tables were available and we reserved)-
2.so almost didn't see the show..
4.chiken tabaka was disguisting.
5. asked for diet coke - got a plastic bottle with no glass or ice!
6. 15 min. to get the waitor to come to take the order.
7.When ordered tea, got a teapot first and after 10-15 min. - spoones and cups.
8.Never got Splenda (asked 2 times before show, 1 time after).
9.had to wait for check for 20 min after request!
10.The attitude was unappropriate ( In russian, as in French, there is a common form "tu" - and "Vous"- polite one.. I speak the language, so waitor adressed to me using "tu", and I don't care that he was my father's age, that's not an excuse.)
Over all very disappointing. we never come back!
The Best! – The atmosphere attention and service are absolutely fabulous. Food was tasteful, and not boring. I think its one of the finest Russian restaurants in NY.
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