Primorski Restaurant

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Brighton Beach, far less visited than Coney Island which is a mere 5 minute walk away.  Quite surprising given the special-ness of Brighton Beach.  What you ask is so special?  Little Russia of course.  Little Russia features furry coats, hand-picked berry juice, and $5.99 lunch specials.  Primorski Restaurant happens to be one of those gems that serves up a 3 course meal with coffee or tea at the end for the low price of $5.99 and a sneaky $1.00/person service charge, but it’s still a fantastic deal.

My lunch started off with the generic cabbage appetizer and delicious Georgian bread. The only drawback was that the bread came so late… Instead we had the opportunity to listen to our waiter get yelled at for 15 minutes by what I would assume is the restaurant manager. Next up, I ordered some Xарчо (Kharcho) as part of my lunch special. It was a bit spicy and probably a bit needlessly oily, just the way I like it.  But only a single chunk of lamb in my soup made me put on my sadface briefly.  For entertainment value, the spoon they offer you is nearly the same size as the bowl. Finally, for the main course I enjoyed Чахохбили из курицы (Chicken Chakhokhbili) with a side of mashed potatoes.  Light spiciness and good flavor.  The chicken was a little small would be my only real complaint.  Then I topped it up with a nice cup of tea.  Unfortunately tea bags are not the most satisfying kind of tea, and they lacked honey for it which could’ve helped soothe my throat.

All in all, a good meal at a great price.  I just wish it wasn’t so far from where I resided.  Regardless, Brighton Beach’s Primorski, I’ll be back to dine here again, probably on my way to Coney Island to either play at the theme park or watch Joey Chestnut vs. Kobayashi.  We’ll see who wins this year’s match-up…