If you've got Russian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The new arrival to the Lower East Side, called Tzarevna, is located at 154 Orchard St.
This new business offers tapas-style Russian fare and wine, with menu items ranging from beef stroganoff with beets and mango to a buckwheat salad with sunflower tahini and pine nuts.
With a five-star rating out of 11 reviews on Yelp so far, Tzarevna has been warmly received by patrons.
Lenny T., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on May 10, wrote, "The service is genuinely caring and unpretentious. The menu may be intimidating if you're not familiar with some of the dishes, but once the plates arrived everything was familiar and delicious."
Yelper Alice K. added, “Delicious — great vibes and amazing service, plus, lovely Georgian wines. Highlights include the black bread, radishes, pelmeni, chachi pourri, Olivier, stroganoff and beignets. Highly recommend this spot!”
Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. Tzarevna is open from 5 p.m.–11 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday, noon–11 p.m. on Saturday and noon–4 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)