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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gold Bar In the 'Burbs

MTDemocratic beer restaurant Goldman has posh relations in the center.
Opened in conjunction with Alexander Zaturinsky's new Georgian restaurant Marjani, Goldman is the restaurateur's other new democratic eatery, housed on the second floor of the same building. Unlike Marjani, however, Goldman takes a conservative approach, offering diners the "gold standard" of egalitarian eating -- the beer restaurant.

Other than identically huge windows running across its front, the two restaurants are quite dissimilar. Brightly lit with ample sunlight, Goldman nonetheless has a heavyset, leather-clad feel about it -- the kind of interior typically found in other beer restaurants around town.

The menu also offers all the favorite beer accompaniments. A half-kilogram portion of boiled crayfish costs 650 rubles. There are two varieties of prawns, large (250 rubles) and medium (120 rubles), as well as fried calamari rings (210 rubles), chicken wings (220 rubles) and fried garlic black bread toasts (50 rubles).

More contemporary dishes can be found on the chef's specials page, such as Romano leaves under a Caesar sauce with profiteroles, tiger prawns and marbled eggs (280 rubles) and buffalo mozzarella with cognac blini, paccino tomato and pesto (320 rubles). Otherwise, the remainder of the menu features predominantly Russian dishes, such as crab salad (250 rubles), salad olivye (210 rubles), fish patties (220 rubles), chicken patties (300 rubles), pelmeni (170 rubles) and beef Stroganoff (280 rubles).

Draft beer starts at 90 rubles for Zolotaya Bochka or Holsten. Goldman also has its own house beers -- light, dark and unfiltered, 140 rubles a half liter.

36 Michurinsky Prospekt, 938-4030, noon-6 a.m., M. Universitet.