Inspector Pick (Value): I get my money's worth here, where appetizers and desserts are a steal; so stop in for a cocktail and nosh or end your night with decaf and s'mores.
Hidden around a bend or two at the center of Writer Square, this cozy café offers European cuisine with a Russian twist. As a starter you can sample golubtsi and pierogies. Entrées include the signature "Red Square Stroganoff," suckling pig with truffled huitlacoche and duck breast with Colorado cherries. In true Russian fashion, there are over 50 different vodkas to sample including signature infusions such as anise, pineapple and horseradish. Desserts are showstoppers and just as delicious.