Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef’s word for water is salt. Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon to Slaviya. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get dinner for two (up to an $73.60 total value), which includes:
- Two small plates (up to a $19.80 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $39.80 value)
Two glasses of house wine (up to a $14 value)
- For $500, you get $1,000 toward cuisine and drinks for a large-group party between 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Red and white sofas, varied patterns, and teardrop hanging lights blend to establish Slaviya’s modern, eclectic atmosphere, in which chefs plate a menu of Slavic and Southeastern European cuisine. A small plate of smoked fish stars Russian-style smoked sturgeon, which recites Chekhov monologues to a captive audience of salmon, herring, pickles, toast, and butter, and diners sink incisors into small plates of pierogies, in which six potato dumplings execute a synchronized dive into sides of sautéed onions and sour cream. The main-course Capitan’s salmon steers a smoked fillet into mouthports on a sea of sautéed spinach and red-skinned potatoes, and fork tines traverse layers of Balkan-style moussaka—spiced beef and pork that create a savory stack of traditional flavors. A 30-libation wine list splashes onto tables with the Slovenian pinot grigio Avia, and the Californian pinot noir Chalone, distilled from vintage surfboards.
Five distinct seating sections, including the VIP dining room, the 26-seat lounge, and the bash-friendly Booth, ensure ample space for groups of all sizes. Various rooms are splashed in bright red walls and floors pop as guests recline in mod chairs, contrasted by a dining area decked in stark black-and-white patterns, décor, and penguin waiters.