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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Bought my daughter here for her B-day. There was added to the bill what I would have left for a gratuity. I didn't say anything BUT I should have NOT left another 20% gratuity. YES...SHADY INDEED. Also, our waiter was dirty...has clothes, etc. The vaudeville...show was nice despite I did not understand a word. The food & wine was good; best chopped liver I ever had. My daughter said the beef stroganoff was better than mine. Expensive.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

we was here to celebrite my cousen birthday. too noise. food is bad,no taste at all. People drink and scream,because music too much. You can not to say anythink to your family ,only scream. The worst russian restaurant. and only ukranian music

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky to have been recommended this place. It's unlikely that many 'Alien's in New York' would known about it. Chef and Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian, you are to be celebrated in the manner that your team helped us celebrate a landmark birthday meal....From the initial welcome to the sincere farewell everything was exquisitely beautiful. The food, wine, service, decor, ambience were all first class. Thank you; many could learn from your example.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

as always good to party here, it is part of Brighton Beach history. Now they only open 3 days a week Fri to Sun but it's always fun to party there

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

This place is the best. Heard about it through a friend, and decided to book an evening for my best friends New York Bachelor party. We wanted to do something a little less cliche, and this certainly fit the bill. The venue itself is perfectly...arranged, and the entertainment throughout the evening was everything we could ask for. Ask for Max to take care of your table, you won't be disappointed. We already want to come back!More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Words cannot do the place justice! We are not Russian but felt completely comfortable and LOVED the food. We had 10-20 cold appeteizers on the table when we arrived. My favorites were the eggplant salad and smoked...salmon. The only thing our group didn't care for was the tounge. The rest was excellent. We had four hot dinner courses: Duck, Roasted Quail, Seafood Pasta (salmon, shrimp and oysters were the best!) and Lamb Chops with Sausage. My favorite was the seafood pasta but all were amazing and cooked perfectly. Dessert was a 12 layer cake, cream puffs and a fruit platter. Although we were full we were fighting over all of it! It's BYOB....be careful because they will keep topping off you glass. The show is not something I can describe but it was so much fun. They are very talented! Bottom line: go hungry and open minded.More

Date of visit: January 2014
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Reviewed December 2, 2007

Very big restaurant!! This restaurant has a big seating capacity. Friday and Saturday packed with banquettes. Prices are above average per person. Live music!! The food is great!! Has a french table selection on the menu!

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Reviewed April 30, 2007

The National Restaurant is a well known Russian entertainment centre in Brighton Beach a Russian neighborhood in Brooklyn. A couple can have fun and you don't have to be Russian to enjoy it. I'm from England. My guest from Beijing responded immediately to the lively...music. The band is great, so are the two singers with different styles and the violinist. Topping the entertainmen is a burlesque show suitable for children and grandparents alike. Most people come in parties of ten or more dressed up for for a celebration set meal that could feed fifty! I am glad we could choose from the a la cate menu - even though the individual portions are enormous. Even the hardest heart would find it difficult not to have fun at the National. It costs from $60 - $100 a head and takes an hour to reach by subway from central Manhattan. Entertainment starts at 9.00. We left at 1.00 and it was far from over. A unique experience and strongly recommended.More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4