Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baba Yega Review

The first thing that intrigued me about this place was the name. It originates from Slavic folklore that depicts an old ferocious looking women who wields a pestle and dwells deep in the forest in a hut with chicken legs, sorta like this...
What type of food might a hut dwelling witch serve you might be wondering? Well, there's sandwiches, soups, salads and some entrees with a pretty good selection of alcoholic drinks and local brews.

To view their menu, click HERE

The place itself has a sort of magical feel of it's own. What looks like a semi small house from the outside opens up to a surprisingly large dining room, outdoor patio, and buffet style serving room reserved for weekend brunches. While the quirky theme is semi-prevalent up front, I sorta just wish the place was, for lack of a better word, weird. It seems like the decor didn't quite live up to the name.
Our waiter highly recommended the sandwiches, so Lewis decided on a "house made" turkey burger with fries and a Saint Arnold local brew. It pains me to say that the best part of his meal was the beer. The burger was pretty plain and it the texture more closely related a hot dog. The fries were really good, next time we would definitely try a different sandwich.
I ordered the fish tacos topped with a cilantro cream sauce (to continue my search for the best on in town) and while the filling ratio was on point I has overpowered by the presence of red onions! There didn't appear to be a ton on there but I think they disguised themselves among the red cabbage. By the time I finished both, I was a stinking, crying, smelly mess - if you're not a huge onion lover I highly suggest you get them on the side. The chips and salsa were really tasty, however, I just wish I had more of them!
View from our table...

The Verdict:

Baba Yega, like it's name offers unique food and an eclectic atmosphere with friendly service. While our food wasn't the best, I would be willing to give it another try since the rest of our experience was so pleasant.

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Baba Yega Restaurant

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