Restaurant Review: Nevsky Russian Restaurant

Location: 476 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
Phone: 03 9530 0012
Cuisine: Russian
Overall Impression: 5/10
The service was brilliant from start to finish. We felt incredibly welcomed and taken care of. Our lovely waitress and maître d even took the time to explain the different vodka shots we were having and how they varied in quality and taste. The ambience is lovely. There is a fireplace that burns throughout the evening and was incredibly comforting as it was a cold winter night on our visit. Looking at the extensive menu, we were not sure what we should order so we settled on the “Russian Banquet” that costs $55 a head. Overall, the food was of a reasonably good standard and tasted home-made. It was a pleasant introduction to Russian cuisine.

 Cold Entrée: Selection of cold entrees including olivier, pâté and smoked and cured meats
 Cold Entrée: Solenaya Ryba - salmon cured in vodka, dill, sea salt & sugar on rye bread
Cold Entrée: pickled vegetables
Vodka shots
Hot Entrée: Blinchiki s Myasom - thin crepes filled with minced beef and pan-fried in butter
Hot Entrée:
beef piroshki  - house-made baked pasty filled with minced beef
cabbage piroshki - house-made baked pasty filled with cabbage

Main Course: Pozharskie Kotlety minced chicken breast patties, crumbed and pan-fried in butter, served with euro frites and salad
Main Course: Ryba - atlantic salmon fillet grilled pink, served with olivier salad and a lemon, caper & dill sauce
Main Course: Sibirskie Pelmeni - Siberian meat dumplings cooked to order, served with fresh dill and sour cream
Main Course: Stroganoff - creamy veal & mushroom casserole with buckwheat kasha

Dessert: Sladkie Blini - thin crepes filled with sour cherry compote and topped with double cream
Long Macchiato

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