The elegant restaurant Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar is unique in its long-standing ties to the arts community, and has become a home for many famous Russian emigre poets and writers who keep coming back for the exceptional dining experience. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, Russian Samovar offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York City.
Russian Samovar is pleased to announce Chef Patrick Allouache has joined their team, to launch their all new Russian Samovar Catering Division. Patrick Allouache’s culinary repertoire flourished during his tenure at several Michelin-starred restaurants in France where he developed and refined his culinary techniques. He continued to New York City in 2001 where he worked at the legendary La Grenouille, followed by La Côte Basque with Jean Jaques Rachou. He then went on to take the role of Executive Chef at the iconic French influenced Kosher Restaurant LE MARAIS where he injected a new energy and an extraordinary way to creatively execute kosher food.
LE MARAIS is where Patrick gained his reputation and began pleasing the palettes of the restaurant’s most exclusive clientele for Friday Shabbat, Passover, Weddings and Holidays Soirees in New York City and the Hamptons. Following LE MARAIS he became the executive chef at L’orto, where his French – Mediterranean fusion was recognized by both the Michelin guide and 27 at Zagat.
Patrick Allouache helped his friends at Russian Samovar to elevate their Russian menu with French culinary technics such as foie gras pelmeni, lobster & caviar blinchiki with Vin jaune sauce and porcini & truffle kasha “FRENCH STYLE” for example.
Russian Samovar’s new catering division led by Chef Patrick Allouache includes Kosher French/Russian delicacies. Whether at the restaurant or in the comfort of your own home, Russian Samovar does all the work. They prepare all Kosher requests at a Kosher certified kitchen. Russian Samovar has all your events covered: Bar Mitzva, Bat Mitzva, weddings, birthdays, corporate, theater events, product launches, and more. Russian Samovar will staff, set up and clean up, so you can sit back and relax!
About Russian Samovar
Located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints. Ballet Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Nobel Prize winner for poetry Joseph Brodsky are former partners, and Cyndi Lauper and Liza Minnelli are known to stop by and offer the odd performance. The legendary location, formerly known as Jilly’s Saloon, also used to be frequented by Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack. The elegant establishment is famous for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, alongside its many Russian delicacies. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, Russian Samovar offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York. The restaurant, which seats 100 in the dining room and 50 at the bar, is the perfect location for private events. Its intimate upstairs lounge comfortably seats 34 for sit-down dinner, and 100 for standing buffet. Russian Samovar is a major supporter of the art community, with poetry readings held throughout the year and a classically trained pianist performs nightly. Russian Samovar is a major supporter of the art community, with poetry readings held throughout the year and a classically trained pianist performs nightly. Russian Samovar features dinner and a show on Mondays, live music every night, Gypsy Show with dancers on Fridays from 9pm-10pm, and the Gypsy Fun Trio Fridays and Saturdays.
Russian Samovar Restaurant & Piano Bar
256 West 52nd Street (At 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
Tuesday – Thursday 12:00pm-2:00am
Friday – Sunday 12:00pm-4:00am
The kitchen closes 12:00am Sunday-Thursday and 1:00am Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit www.russiansamovar.com
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