This restaurant, in a 15th-century Russian monastery where monks made vodka centuries ago, takes its legacy seriously: there's a vodka museum you can visit before your meal, and the menu has no fewer than 213 different kinds (as well as other spirits, liqueurs, and wines). To chase the vodka, order pickled vegetables, caviar, blinis, and other traditional Russian appetizers. The larger plates are simple and filling: borscht, beef Stroganoff, and chicken Kiev, the restaurant's specialty. Some might find the fluorescent-lit dining room too bright, but the crowds, which include a fair number of theatergoers and other locals, don't seem to mind.