Love Cafe & Bar owner Margarita Abramov greets you so warmly you already feel like family. She brings many of her grandmother's delicious homemade recipes all the way from Odessa, Russia to New York City; one of which is over 200 years old. Margarita proudly claims this one-of-a-kind cheese blintze recipe doesn't exist anywhere on the internet so it's safe within the family.
Love Cafe & Bar is a loving tribute, honoring both her grandparents, bringing in a menu of Russian and European delicacies all under one roof. Her crepes are so delicious you can eat them solo but the Count Amaury with grilled chicken and mushrooms floating in house made Bechamal sauce is a must try! Her pierogies are a slice of crescent heaven, and blini with imported Russian red caviar explode in your mouth. Russian salads include Olivier, a Russian potato salad and Vinegret, a Russian beet salad. For meat lovers there's an irresistable chicken liver pate that's smooth and creamy, and comforting Hungarian Ghoulash served in a bread bowl. Signature stuffed cabbage has a twist; it's mixed with basmati rice. Her chicken wings are her baby and they are to die for with over 1,000 flavors such as garlic parmesan, chili and mango barbecue.
There is a full espresso and juice bar featuring a European flair of Italian sodas, iced macchiato which looks just as good as it tastes; caramel with french vanilla espresso and milk over ice. Margarita says there is Russian sophistication in their Italian drinks.
At Love Cafe & Bar, Margarita spreads the love, making you feel like you're part of the family. Her motto is 'serve the people what you would eat yourself and do it with love which is the main ingredient with every dish we produce!'