Fine-dining etiquette dictates that napkins must be kept on your lap, unless being used to signal to the waiter that your table has hit an iceberg. Have a night to remember with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$40 for a four-course Russian tasting meal for two (up to a $94 value)
- One shared cold appetizer, such as herring or feta cheese with tomatoes (up to a $10 value)
- One shared hot appetizer, such as New Zealand mussels or siberian pelmeni—pork, veal, or chicken dumplings (up to a $13 value)
- Two soups, such as chicken dumpling or borsch or one shared salad such as greek or caesar (up to a $13 value)
- Two entrees, such as lamb shish kebab, salmon filet, and zharkoye—a hearty stew with beef and potatoes (up to a $58 value)
$50 for a five-course Russian tasting meal for two (up to a $122 value)
- One shared cold appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- One shared hot appetizer (up to a $13 value)
- Two soups or one shared regular salad (up to a $13 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $58 value)
- Two desserts of napoleon vernisage (a $12 value)
- Two glasses of merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, or pinot grigio (a $16 value)
Behind ground-to-ceiling glass windows, giant butterflies flutter in the sunlight. Though they’re only paintings, they cheerfully greet visitors to Vernisage, introducing the upscale restaurant’s often-whimsical atmosphere. Despite the lighthearted decor, chefs practice serious interpretations of traditional Russian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern fare. They craft grilled shish kebabs, peppery dumplings, crepes, and hearty Russian stews using the same recipes that czars once used to melt invading snowmen armies. Servers pair both chilled and hot fare with a range of Georgian, Russian, and European wines to evoke exotic flavor bouquets. A large main dining hall can accommodate grand banquets, while a separate private dining room hosts smaller groups of up to 30 revelers or 60 children standing on each other’s shoulders.