Cue the dark Russian music: First we heard there was a shakeup in the kitchen, and now Mikayel Israyelyan's Romanov Restaurant and Lounge is cutting back hours. From a reader, a very reliable source we might add, we get this:
"Just called Romanov to make a reservation because unfortunately I have a ton of gift certificates. They are closed Sunday-Thursday, the guy who answered told me they are only open Friday and Saturday's now. An insider told me they are closing because the Russian steakhouse concept was not working (shocking), and they are supposedly doing a new concept. Not sure what, but I heard it was going to be even more Russian which makes NO sense so it is probably true!"This came in late today, and we called the restaurant, but no answer. On OpenTable, you can't make a reservation on any day but Friday and Saturday, so that much is true. As always, this is a developing story. You'll know more when we do.
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