La Gaieté Cosaque

restaurants / Russian

La Gaieté Cosaque information

Paris , France
Address
Street 6 rue Truffaut
Extras 17e
Telephone
+33 1 44 70 06 07
Getting there
underground rail Place de Clichy or Rome
Prices
starters €2.50-10.50, mains €17.50-21.50, menus €10.50 & €12.50 (lunch only), €25 & €29
Opening hours
lunch & dinner to 11.45pm Mon-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

This bistro-like restaurant with the oxymoronic name (Cossack Cheerfulness indeed!) is the place for zakouski (Russian hors d’oeuvres), typically drunk with ice-cold vodka. Among the stand-outs are salades de choux blancs aux baies roses (a coleslaw-like salad with bay leaves), the various herring dishes and aubergine ‘caviar’. Hearty mains include chachlyik (lamb kebab; €19) and koulbiaka (pie filled with fish, rice, veg and boiled eggs; €20.50).