Primorski-Good food –bad translations

Primorski-Good food –bad translations


282 Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235





In almost the center of Little Odessa ( a.k.a. Brighton Beach ) is Primorski. A nightclub, known for its copious buffets and flowing Vodka, but they are also open for lunch—or are they??? There was a roof leak and most of the bathrooms were flooded. We were the only patrons and none of us spoke Russian and our waitress spoke no English!

Primorski advertises a $6 dollar three course, sit down hot lunch, with soup, salad, main course and coffee it is a real bargain.

However, trying to resolve the complexities of their menu without speaking fluent Russian is not easy. It turns out there is a second prix fixe lunch at $ 12 and it is a true banquet. There is hot Georgian Borscht and a Lamb and Potato soup, served with Afghan Bread, which is a meal in itself. Next comes both Shepard Salad and Cabbage Salad, the cabbage salad is just oozing olive oil. A platter of Cheese Borekas filled us up and the main course was yet to arrive.

Be careful what you asked for !!! The main course finally arrived, an immense platter heaped with Sausage, Cornish Hens, Chicken Tabac, Chicken Sish kabob with a small mountain of potatoes done nicely with Rosemary. There was no way we were going to finish.

Just in case, you would starve between the main course and dessert. Fruit Blintzes, roll your own crepes with fruit jam and sour cream were served. My favorites.

The owner apologized to us a dessert was late, and still to come chocolate layer cake, with extra chocolates, but having spent ninety minutes over the previous courses, we paid our bill and fled.


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