Russian Tea Time
Cuisine: European, Russian
Price Range: $$
When you tire of tacos, Brussels sprouts and charred octopus, do a Cossack dance over to Russian Tea Time where owner and Chef, Klara Muchnik, marries her Russian roots with the rich flavors of the... Read More
When you tire of tacos, Brussels sprouts and charred octopus, do a Cossack dance over to Russian Tea Time where owner and Chef, Klara Muchnik, marries her Russian roots with the rich flavors of the former Soviet Republics. First-timers should gravitate toward Ukrainian Borscht, Stuffed Cabbage Golubtsy, Duck Legs, Beef Stroganoff, Beef Dumplings Pelmeni, Potato Vareniki, or Salmon Crepes with Caviar. The $25 prix fixe menu available all day Tuesday- Thursday. is also a good bet. Try a strong black tea, Georgian wine or at least one house infused vodka that include flavors such as horseradish, Serrano pepper, tea, ginger and coriander while taking in the beguiling decor with Russian dolls and chandeliers. Elegant desserts include layered and creamy Napoleon and Honey Cake. Russian Tea Time works for date night, weekend brunch, after concert dinner and post museum lunch. Gather the gang for vodka flights, too.
- South Loop's Best Restaurants: "Experience Soviet High Tea service all day, Tuesday to Sunday, which includes a pot of tea, scones, Russian pancakes, tea sandwiches with salmon roe and fine sweets."
- Best for South Loop's Best Restaurants Because: Citizens of the former Soviet Republic would call Russian Tea Time convincingly authentic and the rest of us just say, "ничсе" (wow).