Babushka’s Russian Restaurant Opens New South Tampa Location Early Next Month | Openings & Closings | Tampa
Russian restaurant Temple Terrace Babushka’s is set to open its second location in South Tampa any day now. The spot’s social media encourages followers to “turn on your notifications as we have yet to announce our official opening date which is early December.”
The new location – at 901 W Platt St., Boca’s former home of Hyde Park – also has an entirely different look to the original Temple Terrace location. While the East Tampa restaurant has a quaint and cozy vibe, the South Tampa space is more, well, South Tampa-y.
The “dacha-inspired interior” embodies a holiday home or “a place where relaxation is guaranteed and the worries of everyday life remain in the city”. Dacha translates to “cottage” in Babushka’s native tongue, but the space is more of a chic, well-decorated cottage than Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s space.
There’s a “From Russia with Love” neon sign against a vine-adorned wall with plush velvet, lush ferns, and wicker accents throughout.
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay has reached out to inquire about the new space’s menu and hours of operation, but has yet to hear back. Differences spotted so far also include a caviar bar and full liquor bar with infused vodkas. The restaurant has also added “Ukrainian and Eastern European plates” to its offerings. To stay up to date, follow @babushkas.hydepark on Instagram.
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