This restaurant is across town from where I live and I am not terribly fond of Russian food, but two friends dragged me here for lunch. What a pleasant surprise! We were greeted and seated by a pleasant young waiter who explained the items on the menu. We all ordered something different and generally were very pleased with our choices. I particularly loved the borscht and lemon tart. The peroshki, barley soup, and smoked salmon and spinach roll got raves from one of our party who rarely orders salmon. I had a taste of the lamb dumplings and will be sure to order them the next time I am at Kalina. A bit pricey, but really well prepared food.