The Steak House – Odessa

March 14, 2009

Well, the like advertisement for Ronsil, The Steak House “does exactly what it says on the tin.”

Extremely popular with foreigners, The Steak House is on Deribovskaya.  It is impossible to miss it.  It has a large, life-size statue of a cow outside on the pavement (although Deribovskaya is actually a pedestrianised zone).


This cow changes colour……..not as you look at it – it is not some art students  phsycaldelic experiment,  but weekly as it is repainted in different colours and patterns which can go from the sublime to the ridiculous.  It remains though, a focal point for those who do not know their way around, to meet.

The restaurant is obviously aimed at the carnivores amongst us, and particularly the steak lovers……although the menu has more variety than a choice of “well-done, medium or rare”.  The menu is in English and Russian and the staff are also generally bilingual.  Although not my favourite restaurant, it scores well for customer service, food quality and general ambiance.  There are certainly worse places to eat than here!

Do not be surprised to see large numbers of people having their photograph taken with the statue of the cow outside the restaurant……in a seemingly endless number…….particularly women and/or children.  Eastern European women are all keen for their photographs to be taken.  This is probably due to a massive proportion being extremely photogenic of course.

Anyway – nice restaurant, easy to find, foreigner friendly and serving food which the less adventurous recognise with ease.  Nuff said!


  1. Specifically for Odessa – http://www.odessafx.com is worthy of a read.

    For Ukraine, generally, http://www.ExpatUA.com which is a forum based facility used by us expats here.

    Hope that helps!!

  2. Thanks for the information. Any other posts or blogs you can recommend read?

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