|Cuisine Type |||Russian, Tapas|
|Ambiance |||Sexy, Trendy|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites|
|Pricing |||$41 and more|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Danforth/East York|
|Getting There |||Broadview Station then bus #504|
|Cross Street |||Queen St. & Broadview Ave.|
|Tues 6PM-12AM, Wed-Fri 6PM-2AM, Sat 7PM-2AM, Closed Mon/Sun|
Profile Last Updated: July 11, 2008
In the heart of Riverdale lies one of the city’s most sophisticated and scrumptious secrets…Rasputin Vodka Lounge. This gorgeous intimate lounge effortlessly combines traditional Russian delicacies with high quality vodka. At Rasputin’s, generously indulging on champagne and black caviar is the norm.
From Russia with Love
Since opening its doors Rasputin has attracted local celebs, busy professionals and vodka connoisseurs by the dozens. Perhaps it is the gorgeous setting that brings them in. Or maybe it is the exquisite tapas-style platters expertly prepared by an ultra picky kitchen. Either way, Rasputin is about forging new friendships and enjoying the company of others. On the small tapas menu enjoy crepes lavishly stuffed with a variety of high-end caviars such as black, salmon or flying fish. Or how does the decadent fish platter sound? Smoked salmon and mackerel, Russian herring, and gravlax (salmon cured in salt, sugar and dill) is accompained with Russian rye bread and cream cheese. If that doesn’t catch your fancy than the meat platter with assorted daily cold cuts, duck prosciutto and cheese will!
Bring on the Grass!
Rasputin takes vodka seriously and for good reason. This joint’s vodkas are distilled five times for extra purity. The most difficult part about dropping by is deciding which vodka to try out of the 20 fantastic options. Among the standouts is the honey pepper vodka (distilled four times), naturally infused with honey and hot peppers. Regulars can’t get enough of this tantalizing hot and sweet combo. Another not to be missed is the Polish vodka naturally infused with bison grass. Bison grass is rumored to be an aphrodisiac! Completing the drink menu is a number of deluxe martinis loaded with gourmet ingredients such as peach nectar, lychee juice and orange segments.