Atlantic City, NJ: Red Square at The Quarter at Tropicana

Named for the famed city square in Moscow, Red Square is an elaborate, Soviet inspired restaurant and vodka bar anchoring the Tropicana’s selection of themed restaurants in its entertainment complex, The Quarter. Entering through the gold-leaf doors past the towering statue of Lenin evokes a tone of Imperial Russia. An opulent chandelier presides over the dining room with flowing, deep red velvet fabrics extending across the ceiling to the walls. Oversized, Soviet-era propaganda posters cover the walls and hallways, blending themed-kitsch with Russian luxury. The cuisine is Russian inspired, but also includes offerings with European and Asian flavors.

The restaurant also features a 60 foot bar, complete with shelves made from real ice. The bar stocks over 200 types of vodka from around the world, all stored at -30°.  Guests who buy a bottle or half bottle of vodka will be invited to don vintage Russian military jackets (for men) or fur coats (for ladies) and enter the subzero vodka vault to enjoy their last shot.

2801 Pacific Avenue (Tropicana)