Gregory’s Russian Restaurant pairs music with cultural food in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Immerse your ears and taste buds in a cultural affair at Gregory's Russian Restaurant. The family-owed spot is the in the Castleton neighborhood, off 82nd street in Indianapolis.

"We are the only Russian restaurant in Indiana," says owner Deanna Baranovsky.

Deanna and her husband Gregory moved to the United States in 1989, but they didn't leave Russia behind.

Deanna Baranovsky makes traditional Russian meals from scratch at Gregory's Russian Restaurant while her husband tickles the ivories as an accomplished painting and composer.

"Nothing compares to what my husband does on that piano, nothing," explains Deanna Baranovsky.

4 Things You Need to Know about Gregory's Russian Restaurant 

  • Yelpers love the chicken Kiev which is a classic Russian dish.
  • Yelpers rave about the top-notch service. Some described feeling like royalty because the food is served on real chinaware!
  • Yelpers loved Gregory’s rendition of golubtsi, which are meat-stuffed cabbage rolls. In Yelpers words, “They are packed with flavor and will leave you feeling warm and prepared for the cold weather.”
  • Gregory’s serves beer from Baltika, the second largest brewing company in Russia. Yelpers suggest pairing your meal with the Baltika Number 4. It’s not on the menu so you’ll have to ask for it by name.

 With live music and entertainment every night, Gregory's Russian Restaurant offers Hoosiers a unique, interactive dining experience.

" We have professional, beautiful piano music. We love Russian classical and folk and American music and jazz and Broadway music," says Baranovsky.

Brittany Smith from Yelp Indy says Yelpers rave about the top-notch service at Gregory's Russian Restaurant. Some describe feeling like royalty because the food is served on real chinaware.

And, Russian food is more familiar to you than you might think!

"It's reminiscent of Midwestern food. It is comfort food. It is heavy on the meats and potatoes. These are ingredients you have seen before but used in a different way," explains Smith.

So, what should you order?

Smith highlights the most popular dishes on Yelp Indy: "Some of the top dishes in the Yelp reviews a the golubtsi, which are the cabbage rolls. It is a cabbage leave wrapped around meat and rice in the center and tomatoes. Also, the chicken Kiev and the Baltic beers."

Yelpers suggest pairing your meal with Baltika Number 4. It is not on the menu, so you'll have to ask for this beer by name.

Don't forget dessert!

The cakes, like the Napoleon and Tiramisu are all made from scratch.

Check out the Gregory's Russian Restaurant here on Yelp Indy.

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