‘Russian Samovar’ is a little Russian island one block away from Broadway, where culture and tradition stay untouched. Joseph Brodsky (Ио́сиф Бро́дский, a Russian writer) opened the restaurant in partnership with a great entrepreneur Roman Kaplan and famous Russian ballet dancer Michael Baryshnikov (Михаи́л Бары́шников, a ballet dancer and actor). The restaurant then already had an interesting history: Frank Sinatra owned the place in the past. He had many personal concerts there and often spent time with his friends at this restaurant.
The restaurant became a traditional place for special occasions for three generations of Russian immigrants. In a cozy atmosphere they can eat their favorite Russian food, meet musicians, actors, writers and different guests, coming from Russia.