Like a set of nesting dolls, Russian cuisine is an ornate, unexpected treat best appreciated after vodka. Discover the surprisingly filling feast with today's Groupon. For $15, you'll get $30 worth of Eastern and Western European cuisine at Restaurant Europa. The Pepper Pike eatery presents a well-deserved pause from expected ethnic cuisines with a menu rich in Russian delicacies.
Unless you install a restaurant-grade walk-in freezer in your home, Restaurant Europa is the closest you'll get to Russia without taking a trip to Alaska. Masterfully blending the Eastern European eats alongside more familiar cuisines from France and beyond, Restaurant Europa offers tempting treats for every appetite. The appetizer menu gives guests a palatable passport with a slew of inventive options. Epicuriously explore with lamb, beef, and rice-stuffed grape leaves ($7.99) served with garlic yogurt cream sauce, or nibble on breaded gefilte fish ($7.49) or a chilled eggplant salad ($4.99). Main courses include beef brisket with cherry preserves ($12.99), gently sautéed foie gras ($24), and a hearty rice-stuffed cabbage for vegetarians ($7.99). Restaurant Europa also houses an ice-cold vodka room. Play dress up in fur coats and hats and sample more than 30 types of vodka out of ice-made glasses.
The electric hum of a violin courtesy of a gypsy violinist enhances the experience every night but Monday after 6 p.m. Those seeking the sounds of authentic Russian music can stop by to hear a DJ on Saturday nights in the Ceviche Bar. The bar also has live jazz on Wednesdays and salsa dancing on Fridays. Knowledgeable and attentive wait staff helps befuddled diners navigate through a menu full of foreign fare. With more than 20 years experience and European-trained chefs, Restaurant Europa is the ideal environment to temper wanderlust and grumbling stomachs, while comfortably donning your coon-skin cap in public.
- Russian cuisine seems an increasingly popular trend, especially on the East Side...I'm happy to report that the sophisticated worldly atmosphere at Europa, as well as its unique and terrific food, makes a strong case for outlasting them all put together. – Kevin Burns, Sun News
- ...the restaurant’s European-trained chefs bring more than 20 years of experience to the table. With exotic and traditional Russian dishes, and more than enough vodka to wash it all down, Restaurant Europa brings a taste of Eastern Europe to the East Side. They even provide the fur hats—seriously. – Jennifer Grathwol, Metromix
- ...the menu goes well beyond everyday delicatessen. Traditional Eastern European dishes like stuffed cabbage, beef stroganoff and pork cutlets are merged with more familiar Western European items like pasta, beef wellington and chops. The result is a menu that allows diners to be as adventurous or as timid as they like. – Douglas Trattner, Cleveland Scene
- ...you can wander for many meals through the greatest hits of Euro-cuisine, French Provencal dishes, Italian polenta and risotto, and a Meatloaf Wellington to boot. But it appears that most of Europa's culinary roads lead east to it's Lithuanian-Russian patrimony, and it's down that path we ambled in our several leisurely meals there. If you do the same, I can promise an evening of something completely different than the usual East Side designer-cuisine experience. – Beth Segal, Plain Dealer
Seventy-two percent of Urbanspooners like it:
- I was pleased so much by authentic European cousin this restaurant offers to its patrons and by numerous dishes to chose from. Stuffed cabbage and rack of lamb were delicious... – cleveland_ads
Restaurant Europa acquaints its diners with the hearty, core-warming dishes of Europe via single servings or family-style platters before inviting guests to dance at the in-house ceviche bar, which stays open after hours. Escorted by servers who float between recessed, private booths and centrally situated tables, plates piled with sour-cream-crowned latkes, classic Russian-style schnitzel, and sautéed foie gras fill the dining room with international aromas. The option to dine family-style allows groups to sup on eight assorted appetizers and a choice of four entrees as they discuss their clan's sacred ancestral hairdo. After dinner, patrons can relax at the bar or steal away to the Siberian vodka room, where they can sip the traditional spirit from a glass made of ice.
30519 Pinetree Rd.
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