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Cafe Samovar

Address
83 Union Ave Memphis TN 38103
Phone
(901) 529-9607
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Fax
(415) 861-7374

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Tuesday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Wednesday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday
11:00am-2:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday
6:00pm-10:00pm

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Located in downtown Memphis, Cafe Samovar serves authentic Russian cuisine. The restaurant is decorated to complete that theme, including Russian samovars, dolls, and art. Belly dancers draw crowds on weekends.

The specialties piroshki and beef stroganoff, are well prepared. Entrees such as a Chilean fish dish called Escolar and a terrine that layers polenta with wild mushrooms and feta cheese make an eclectic menu. Strudel and napoleons make lush desserts and served in large portions. More than 27 varieties of Vodka and a short wine list is also available. Murals are featured in the main dining room,...

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Editorial reviews from the web (2)

Located on busy Union Avenue, the restaurant is decorated with samovars, Russian dolls, and wall murals with Russian folk themes, but it's the vodkas and Russian gypsy dancing on Friday and Saturday that really put you in the mood for the owners' authentic Russian cooking. It's tough to choose between the borscht, a heady beet-based broth bursting with cabbage and chunks of meat, and the silky...

This charming downtown Ukrainian restaurant serves icy vodkas and warm Russian comfort food.

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\r Beware of the belly dancers. On weekends the gyrating performers strut their stuff and encourage everyone to get up and get in on the act. Old samovars serve as decoration,...

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Average Rating
80

I miss this place. I haven't been in quite awhile due to the distance...

But when I worked near there, I had lunch there frequently. 'Always
good. Unique food. A Russian friend ate there with us and didn't
complain, though she said not everything is "just like in Russia."

I was introduced to Borsht there. (yum)
And a pasta dish (Russian? I don't know...) was rich and wonderful
- not...

Sadly Gone

Average Rating
100

This was absolutely the best Russian restaurant in town. The food was the best and the owners were friendly people who mixed with the guests. Sadly, they have retired and moved to Florida, and Cafe Samovar is no more.

I went to the last New Years Eve party there, and had a blast. Cafe Samovar, we miss you!

CLOSED!

Average Rating
20

I've been to Memphis a couple of times and have almost gone to Cafe Samovar both times. I decided I would go this time but when I got there they were closed. It did not look like it was still in business. I don't know if this is permanent so call before you head there!

Best food in town

Average Rating
100

The likes of the Cafe Samovar is that it is relaxing and it;s fun for the whole family. The wokers are very nice and friendly to the customers. The dislikes are that the food could be on time and serve more quality of food.

Excellent for the full experience

Average Rating
80

Cafe Samovar is excellent if you want to experience some entertainment while you eat. They have belly dancers and great Russian food. It is a little pricy but it is always worth it to splurge once and a while.

Business description (3)

Go to Café Samovar for a place that specializes in Russian and American. Expect the average entrée to cost in the range of $12 to $20, and plan to fit the scene by dressing casual.

More Reasons to Go: If you time your visit accordingly, you`ll get to enjoy the ancient art of belly dancing in a live performance on Fridays and Saturdays, and enjoy live music as a part of your experience at this...

The specialties piroshki and beef stroganoff, are well prepared. Entrees such as a Chilean fish dish called Escolar and a terrine that layers polenta with wild mushrooms and feta cheese make an eclectic menu. Strudel and napoleons make lush desserts and served in large portions. More than 27 varieties of Vodka and a short wine list is also available. Murals are featured in the main dining room,...

Decorated with samovars, Russian dolls, and wall murals with Russian folk themes, this restaurant features authentic Eastern European cuisine with Russian specialties on the menu including piroshkies, knishes, and blintzes. A large selection of vodkas is available to complement your meal and nightly live belly dancers are provided. They are open Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner and...

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