This cozy restaurant, named after the great Russian satirist, features homestyle Russian food served in a Gogolian atmosphere of comfort and humor, with live piano accompaniment. The menu is made to look like a book, and you get a copper bell to ring for service when you're ready to order. Try one of the homemade vodkas, infused with fruits, berries, vegetables, or spices—the hrenovka (horseradish-infused) or malinovka (raspberry) vodkas are both wonderful. All the food is made from scratch, so be prepared to wait at least a half hour for anything hot. Beef stroganoff is a top choice, as is the grass-fed lamb, grilled with herbs and served with baked vegetables, or the venison, which comes with apple purée and lingonberry sauce.