Russian restaurant Babushka’s opens new location in South Tampa early next month
Shtromvision via babushkas.us/FacebookRussian restaurant Temple Terrace Babushka’s is expected to open its second restaurant in South Tampa daily. The spot’s social media encourages subscribers to “activate 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 in Hyde Park, also looks completely different from the original location of Temple Terrace. 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 vacation home or “A place where relaxation is guaranteed and the worries of everyday life are back in town”. Dacha translates to ‘cottage’ in Babushka’s native language, 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 grapevine-adorned wall with plush velvet, lush ferns, and wicker accents throughout.
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay has contacted to inquire about the menu and opening hours for the new space, but has yet to hear back. Differences spotted so far also include a caviar bar and liquor bar complete with infused vodkas. The restaurant has also added “Ukrainian and Eastern European dishes” to its offerings. To stay up to date, follow @ babouchkas.hydepark on Instagram.
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