We were there for a friends birthday party. I have to say that I have not been to a Russian restaurant like this in some time. The food served at the banquet menu is usually not very good whereas this one the appetizers, main course and desert were top notch. Not many places you can see anything like that any more. The service is great and whilst you are still able to bring your own alcohol for the party the wine list is very good with selections picked right for the food being served. One more thing to note: the music at this place starts much later than in other places I've been to so there is enough time for your group to sit and have a meal and talk before the talking turns into screaming since you need to overyell the loudspeakers pumping out the latest dance tunes.