American Cuisine, Moscow

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    Restauraunt "Louisiana"
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    American Cuisine: Restauraunt "Louisiana"

    by kris-t Updated Jul 25, 2012

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    "Louisiana" is an American steak-restaurant, bar, pizzeria. The interior is designed in the Middle West style. Country furniture. "Sheriff's room" VIP-study.

    Specialties of the house:
    T-bone grilled Chicago steak,
    "Devil" and "Killer" steaks,
    "New Orleans" starlet,
    Californian wines.

    Children's menu (5 dishes). Dalton's mansard. Organization of banquets, fourchettes. Take-away service.

    Favorite Dish: Dinner for two, excluding alcohol - $30-40.

    Working hours:
    from 11 a.m. till 1 a.m.

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    Starlite Diner: THE American diner in Moscow

    by livfaith Written Oct 5, 2011

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    If you're looking for American food in Moscow, you're not short of choice, but for me Starlite diner stands head and shoulders above the competition. You can find tasty classic diner food at a great price. Lots of choice of burgers, sandwiches, steak, salads and many other things that make my mouth water just to think about! The milkshakes are delicious and so is the fresh juice - you can mix several different fruits together to create your perfect combination. The decor is complete American diner with lots of comfortable booths. It is open 24 hours and it even has no-smoking areas. The staff all speak English if your Russian is slightly below par! All-in-all it's the perfect place to go if one too many babushki have shouted at you or the hot water has been turned off in your building for no comprehensible reason and Russia is just too much for you and you want to hide from it all for an hour or so! There are several locations around Moscow (Pushkinskaya, Polyanka/Tretyakovskaya, Mayakovskaya, Universitet and Oktyabruskaya) so you're never too far from a giant plate of burger and fries! See the website for addresses and a menu.

    Favorite Dish: It's always a difficult choice between the Cowboy and the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger!

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    Flat Iron Bar & Restaurant: A touch of Marriott's America in Moscow

    by gordonilla Written Oct 1, 2011

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    Great restaurant, good food, not so expensive - attentive staff and it opens until 2am daily! So if you arrive late from the airport like I did, don't worry you will get a warm welcome from the Flat Iron staff.

    The downside - THEY HAVE NO SEPERATE SMOKERS SECTION IT SEEMS!

    Favorite Dish: I had a Fillet Steak on the first night and Chicken Fajitas on the second night. Good salad and french fries too.

    The cheese platter is a little worrying, I have never been so keen on orange coloured cheddar cheese, but it was fine - try one of the sweeter desserts.

    Coffee is good too!

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  • Pushkin Square McDonalds

    by bkroepsch Written May 22, 2011

    On January 31, 1990, McDonalds opened its first restaurant in Russia. Located on famous Pushkin Square in Moscow, the restaurant immediately became the largest McDonalds in the world (more than 28,000 sq. ft.) and the busiest (more than 250 million customers to date) ? titles the restaurant still retains today. The restaurant seats 700 customers and has a 70 foot-long service counter with 27 cash registers.

    The crowds on opening day were legendary ? more than 30,000 people lined-up for hours in the bitter Russian winter to be among the first Soviets to taste "Big Maks" and "Kartoful fries."

    http://www.media.mcdonalds.com/secured/news/russia/russia.html

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  • BB King Bar: Eat before going to BB King Bar

    by yankindubai Written Nov 2, 2008

    The food was typical of a jazz bar: bad. The nachos were a pile of chips covering a sm. mound of cold cheese on the inside. The 'calvados steak' was tough and almost warm. And, before I forget, the beer was bland and tepid. The band finished in an hour and I walked out with my girl friend 100$ poorer. A real bummer all around.

    Favorite Dish: ... Hard to say. Food was pretty grim all around.

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Really friendly staff

    by vichatherly Written Aug 25, 2008

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    HRC, Plentiful Pitchers

    Everybody has heard of the Hard Rock Cafe chain. As the weather was awful for most the time during our stay in Moscow, we spent a lot of time here. I see from their website that it's supposed to shut at midnight during the week, but I suppose they stayed open for us because they saw a good thing!

    Tuesday night - 23:00 to 03:30
    Wednesday - Pre match 13:00 to 21:00
    Thursday - Post match 04:00 to 07:30

    Excellent atmosphere in here, and the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. They must have worked some incredibly long shifts as most of them were there all of the time that we were. I hope the took a few days off after we left.

    Favorite Dish: I had the basic steak and chips, along with plent of pitchers of beer.

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    American Steak House Louisiana: American Steak House

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Dec 22, 2006

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    I expected to find many Americans in this restaurant, but everybody was Russian, and they like it!
    The dishes are prepared on grill stones and you have a great choice of beefsteaks cooked on charcoal. I also saw preparing grill fish.
    For intimacy there is a private room called VIP Sheriff, and it is always busy with fat people of grave aspect talking about their business.

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    Guilly's: The best steaks in Moscow

    by TheWanderingCamel Written Jul 9, 2005

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    Great steaks

    An intimate cellar restaurant, serving great steaks, ribs, burgers, etc - not cheap by any standard but the food is excellent and the service spot-on. The choice of wines is good.
    Guilly's certainly lives up to its reputation as "The best steakhouse in Moscow"

    Favorite Dish: Beautiful steaks - sirloin, fillet, rib-eye (my favourite) and a whopping T-bone, cooked perfectly and served with your choice of sauces.
    Satisfyingly sticky and spicy fall-off the-bone ribs had Mr L smiling.

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    American Cuisine: Get a bazooka!

    by Hewer Updated Jun 9, 2004
    No need to call the waiter

    Favorite Dish: If you go to the Hard Rock Cafe, don`t forget to order a `bazooka`. It`s a three-pint drinking vessel with a built in cooling system. You can share it with your friends and it works out cheaper.

    A lot of bars actually seemed to have this option. Definitely worthwhile if the service is slow!

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Hard Rock Cafe

    by ratherton Written Apr 4, 2004
    HRC Moscow

    The newly opened HRC in Moscow is huge. Spread over 4 floors with the normal HRC features. The staff introduced welcomed us in English rather than Russian which suggests its a place mainly where the ex-pats and tourists go.

    We went there on a Saturday afternoon and it was fairly quiet but the place apparently stays open 24 hours a day. I imagine the atmosphere changes later at night.

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  • Starlight Diner: The Cobb Salad and Fajitas are worth a try!

    by Irlandese Written Jan 1, 2004

    A fairly typical American diner, with good and attentive service. Ok, there are some 'variations on the theme' of some dishes, so if you really must eat the same as you ate back in the U.S. then McDonalds will not offer any nasty surprises. However, for some degree of taste and quality, albeit at a price, then Starlight Diner can't be beaten.

    If you are truly adventurous though, abandon your home cuisine and try some of the local traditional restaurants.

    Favorite Dish: The Peanut Milkshake, without a doubt. It is bordering on the addictive.

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    American Cuisine: American bar & grill

    by musbars Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    The place in Moscow where you can get a meal of the Wild West around-the-clock. Classic atmosphere of an American bar, homemade American cuisine and warm Russian hospitality - what more could a tired Moscow cowboy possibly ask for? All this awaits you at "American Bar and Grill", or simply "AmBar".
    Nothing so special. If you like it - enjoy.

    Favorite Dish: Hamburgers,
    sandwiches,
    BBQ ribs and other dishes are made to the best traditions of American home cooking.

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    Starlite Diner: A Piece of Real America

    by Anya_D Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    It is a well-spread opinion that the expression "American cuisine' is an oxymoron. However, you will discover that it's not after you visit this place. The food is not very sofisticated, that's right, but REALLY DELICIOUS! And the dishes are just huge.

    Open 24 hours

    Favorite Dish: Try Oreo Coctail. Try Apple Cider. Try Cheese cake. Try Fajitos. Try nachos. Try onion soup. Try steaks... salmon... shrimps... burgers, after all. Everything's wonderful. They have a crafty chef there.

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    American Cuisine: American Bar & Grill

    by Canadienne Written Oct 16, 2003

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    American Bar & Grill

    You would think we would have learned our lesson from the bad experience at the Starlite Diner experience, but my mother's "sheltered" life in Saudi Arabia meant that she was really craving a hearty, traditional breakfast. We gave it another try at this popular ex-pat restaurant. It wasn't as bad as Starlite certainly, but if you can wait for the return home to have your eggs & bacon breakfast, you'll be much better off doing so.

    Favorite Dish: I had a sandwich and fries, my mom had an omelette. . .both were edible, but unremarkable.

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    American Cuisine: Starlite Diner

    by Canadienne Updated Oct 16, 2003

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    Starlite Diner

    We had joined a Patriarshy Dom tour and the meeting spot was the Starlite Diner, so we decided to go a bit early and have breakfast. This turned out to be a very bad idea ~ the coffee was okay, but I highly recommend avoiding food at this restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: I had French toast and my mother had eggs and ham or bacon. Neither one of us quite knew what to make of our food. My French toast bore no resemblance to anything that had once been bread. . .instead it was like uncooked dough in the middle. It was entirely unedible. My mother's eggs were rubbery and equally distasteful.

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