Back To USSR

Food & Drink
2817 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235 2817 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
78% of 18 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Russian, Eastern European
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    Russian, Eastern European
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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10 Tips
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Report | 2 years ago
The deal isn't very good, they give you a lot of food, but it's very limited options, and the Vodka is the only thing that gives it value. But especially if you have to drive there this is not something you can take advantage of. The big problem is that they add tax and a service fee on top of the groupon, which made it more like $100 for two people. And what is extremely shady is they charge sales tax on the "full amount" of the meal. Rather than the groupon price, which seems downright illegal to me. Service was bad, didn't get all we asked for, had to keep flagging the waiter down, etc. Groupon is an artificial "deal" not a discount on their normal service. Felt ripped off.
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Report | 2 years ago
Charging $30 for tax was too much
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Report | 2 years ago
Great "hrenovaya" vodka!
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Report | 2 years ago
Very good food, interesting decor. Very nostalgic.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great deal, great atmosphere...a throw back to Russia in the 50s and 60s
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Report | 3 years ago
Good food, good flavored vodka. A little bit noisy.
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Report | 3 years ago
The restaurant does not have all items in the vodka tasting menu, so they substitute them without patron's consent with the most undesirable flavor (we had three of horseradish vodkas instead of all 12 different assortments). Also watch what they put in your take-home container, they tend to "forget" the meat and fish items and put just the salads and pancakes. The receipt was not itemized and it was difficult to check the prices. The rest was fine. The food is delicious and restaurant's decorations are wonderful.
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Report | 3 years ago
They force 10% gratuity and barely thank you when I give them 25%. Otherwise a good restaurant and I would recommend.
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Report | 3 years ago
We had a pleasant night with my friends at BT USSR. Hope will do it again.
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Report | 3 years ago
Tons of food for the money i spent.
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From Our Editors

The dining room inside Back To USSR transcends both time and space. Entering the restaurant is like stepping back a half century and finding oneself in Soviet Russia. Here, nostalgic music of the USSR still plays and cooks still prepare classic Soviet and Russian cuisine: herring, sprats, salads, and everything in between—from things that once fed factory workers to dishes that could easily grace the tables at the Kremlin. Two prominent pieces of decor draw the most attention: a red Soviet-era automobile and a large statue of Vladimir Lenin, his right arm outstretched with a plate of food.

Even the menu is a history lesson. Descriptions in both Russian and English tell the origins of many of the dishes. Order a ribeye steak for example, and you'll learn that Nikita Khrushchev ate the same dish when he visited the United States in 1959, which is why it's now customary for presidents to give visiting leaders a case of steak sauce. But the restaurant doesn't stem from Cold War–era politics. It emerges from the restaurant's owners, who grew up in the USSR. Their love for their home country spills over from the menu onto their drink list, which includes housemade vodka in flavors such as lemon, garlic, or apple.

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