Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Rasputin Restaurant & Cabaret
2670 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123540.591575 -73.960661
Neighborhoods: Sheepshead Bay
Any Russian nightclub experience is likely to blow the mind of a first-timer -- the cost, the dancing girls, the vast banquet of sturgeon and vodka, the murderous hangover the next day. But at Rasputin, the best one in NYC, just double all of the above factors.
Very strange service policies. – I never saw waters taking away your wine glasses (just because your first choice was vodka), wine bottles, half-finished dish plates without even looking at you.
Do not waste your money. – Got robbed for New Year 2012. Paid $400 per person (was told $300). Then they billed $400 (included taxes, service charge and tips themselves). We were told to pay right away (I guess they knew that they were robbing people in advance and some might not pay.) The shampane was so bad we had to buy one ourselves. The vodka was even worse. The food was so limited that when we got home, we went to eat. The food was served in baby portions one peace of each, most of it tasted horrible. The meat was served at 3.30am, before then everything was sea food, so if you do not like sea food you were to go to Mc. Donalds or starve. All food was cold. And they started their program at 11.45pm, with no show at all. Overall the restaurant was even worse then Russian Dolls and that show was horrible. Please people if you have money to spend go some place else.
Don't waste your time – I do not even know where to begin. I and some friends thought we would venture from Manhattan and try something new. I had read the reviews online and thought …why not! We walked in and waited to be seated, no one seated us (the place was not very crowded) The staff would just walk by us and not utter a word. We were dressed to the 9's with big smiles. Finally, someone seated us at a table. We sat for about 20 minutes before anyone offered us drinks or a menu. We ordered some appetizers to start off with and the pate’ was ok. Everything else was simply awful! I cannot recall the last time I had such unpalatable food.
When the waiters serve the food they are aggressive in manner that leads me to believe they had previous experience working for the KGB. The crowd is VERY TACKY with drunks dancing about the place, many lacking in proper hygiene. The show was OK, and there were a few performers that were really talented, but not worth going to for the food and service is that bad. The good reviews online must be from friends or people who do not get out much, or are ”Brooklyn Locals” who too do not travel outside of Brooklyn. I have been to Tatiana’s some time ago and the food, entertainment, and customer service was much better. Don’t waste your time here.
An Amazing Night in Russia – This past weekend I wanted something new and exciting to try out with a group of friends. We decided to try out Rasputin, a Russian Restaurant and Caberet. The menu was prix-fixe and came out in a family style platter. This worked out well because all of us were able to try many different types of dishes. I highly recommend the Margret of Long Island Duck with Raspberry Reduction. The royal Bellini was the perfect complement to the meal as my friends and I enjoyed cocktails while we caught up. We were surprised to see cabaret performances along with a house band to accompany them. Not wanting the night to end my friends and I all got up and began dancing. This was the perfect place to go to for catching up with old friends and for an overall amazing time. The food was great and I really felt like I was in Russia for a night but for a lot less money :). I will be going back here for sure to enjoy another night of good food, good music and a great atmosphere!
Worst Russian REstaurant Disgrace to Russian Food – I booked my birthday party, hoping to have the best time~~~~ First of all the place serves Old Food that you cant Eat!!!!! For about 100 per seat you get a food that cause Food poisoning, hopefully you drink enough liquer to kill the bacteria!!!! We live in America and fresh food should not be a problem,!!~ You pay plenty of money and leave HUNGRY and dissapointed!!! Also they dont have 6 singers as they promise and their music is so so.............I would not recommend this place to anyone!!!!
The best DANCE experience and you don't have to be Russian. They love us. – Wow. Their sound system is awesome. If you LOVE dancing. Welcome ! Their DJ is 5 star. I love being pampered. I don't care the cost. If money is a problem.... save up. Vegas, Atlantic City, take lessons. Your competition is fierce. I love Euro-Tecno dancing music. The waiters are trained to the max. America is saved by the Russian love of life. 5 STARS.
A cut above – This is by far the best authentic Russian restaurant in New York. It is really not the kind of place where you get a table for two and have a quiet dinner. You should come here for a big celebration, and get a table for ten, at the very least. I recently attended a party at Rasputin, where the entire restaurant was closed for the event. I have to say that the level of service here is far above and beyond anything I've seen. As soon as you start to reach for anything at your table, a waiter will run over and get it for you. The quality of food is outstanding, and if you don't like something on the banquet menu, the restaurant is very open to substitutions. The show and band are also good. Of course, you should realize that the restaurant is expensive. That expense, however, will be somewhat balanced out by the lack of a corkage fee. In short, I will consider Rasputin for many of my special occasions.
Editorial Review – Enjoy Russian dishes while watching a full cabaret show at this restaurant.
Great Place! If you don't expect to spend at least 250 for couple, this place is not for you. – This is a Great Restaurant not for every day or even weekly dining. This place is a holiday atmosphere, not just for eating. Great show, music, food. Very unique and professional. People who say this place is terrible, they are very mistaken. If you don't like it, go to the local diner and get a dinner for 20 dollars. Don't judge the restaurant if you cannot pay for that. Yes, Rasputin is costly, but worth it, great experience. I recommend it to everyone who want to have fun and have unforgettable experience!!!!!
Most unique russian restaurant in America! – This place just like caviar is an accquired taste or in this case I guess attitude. Its not a restauarnt that was created and made to service non russian patrons I think but taht doesnt mean you can enjoy it. When it coes to russina style dinig and entertainment you do need to know hat to expect its ethnicaly very differnt from what most non russians are used to. Going to Rasputin is afull experience from eating, drinking, dancing, and show wise. you go all out with dress, tastes, and performance, and in the end its really about having a good time where you truly indulge yoursef in good vodka, compnay, music, and food.
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