russian meals always start with zakuski. even in the most modest households there is some simple dish, if only a her- ring, to go with a glass of vodka. zakuski become more elaborate and lavish according of to the wealth of each family
Appetizer Tasting Platter
(served with bread basket) chef’s selection of appetizers. today’s selection is presented on our specials menu
Moscow on the Hill is where American upper-midwest meets post-PerestroikaRussia. We are located in St. Paul's most European-esque neighborhood, at the corner of Western and Selby Avenues, just up the street from the stately St. Paul Cathedral.Our menu offers a variety of warm Russian comfort foods, with both meat and vegetarian dishes. You will find well-recognized names such as Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Kiev, Borsht and Blini with Caviar next to unfamiliar Pelmeni (meat-stuffed dumplings) and Vareniki (similar to Polish Pirogies). We prefer our meats and produce grown locally. "Wild Acres Farm" and other local farmers supply our poultry and eggs. Additionally, Chef Gary frequently visits the Minneapolis Farmer's Market and keeps his own private herb garden. To complete your Russian dining experience, we proudly offer an extensive Vodka Menu featuring impressive selections from both Old and New Worlds, as well as our wildly popular collection of house-infusions. Be sure not to miss our own house-recipe Referent Horseradish Vodka , distilled by the 45th Parallel Co. in nearby WI.