European Cuisine, Moscow

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    Rustic style: Le Pain Quotidien

    by Muscovite Updated Apr 18, 2014

    I positively love Le Pain Quotidien.
    It’s widely known that Russians have a sweet tooth for everything French (Le Pain Quotidien is Belgian, but who cares?), but I don’t love them for that.

    I am not a fan of their food either – my office canteen makes far better coffee and cheesecakes; cheaper, too. And their pumpkin soup – 15 euro a cup – that’s really extravagant.
    I can well do with more space, too – their table for four rooms slender me alone with some difficulty.

    What I love at Le Pain Quotidien is their music! For some reason Moscow cafés, shopping centres, even gyms find it their duty to offer their clientele with some sort of background music – the louder, the better! Belgians give one a break – not that they abandon entertainment noise altogether, but at least they keep it down and bearable.

    The chain has now at least a dozen locations in Moscow, mostly next to a metro station. Very convenient for tourists from Europe, you know what to expect – more or less.

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    French bakery: Paul

    by Muscovite Updated Apr 18, 2014

    Quite unexpected!
    I am strolling along Pyatnitskaya street – that’s one of the few streets in Moscow that still look like Moscow streets, no glass-and-steel office buildings or concrete apartment houses – and almost opposite Novokuznetskaya metro station I see the familiar sign: ‘Paul, French bakery’.

    The last time I saw it in Cote d’Azur airport, and trust me, they sell their baguettes and croissants in Moscow for such prices they must be thinking everyone is a banker or an oilman here.
    Frankly, I rather doubt they will stand any competition with the BigMac next door…

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    Gum shopping mall: Cheap in an expensive mall

    by AnnaHermans Written Aug 7, 2013

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    In this very expensive mall at the red square there is this inexpensive restaurant at the third floor, where you can choose from a buffet delicious Italian food with English written subscription.

    We payed 600 Rub for two persons

    Favorite Dish: gazpacho soup

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    Trickster, restaurant and billiards: Trickster - no bad tricks!:)

    by Julia_Lockwood Updated May 6, 2013
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    As our first choice of a restaurant was fully booked, we finally ended up in the Trickster due to our friends’ advice.
    Great place for lunch or dinner; the billiards is a great recreation idea.
    Waiters give competent advice on varied menu.
    The area of the restaurant is big, but divided into several parts, so it should not be noisy.
    The prices were reasonable and the staff was friendly, warm and attentive (our waiter was very decent). The food was well prepared and delicious.
    As we understand, this is a tourist-friendly place, but also a favorite of many Russians, especially who loves billiards, the tables are great. Billiards’ service is excellent. Atmosphere is calm and charming.
    A must if you visit Moscow and want to relax in European atmosphere with traditional quality and flavour of Russian food.

    Favorite Dish: A salad called "Mon Cheri" seemed to me extremely delicious. It was a mix of salad leaves under slices of smoked duck. Flavoring with fragrant cherry sauce was a real highlight.

    And of course a dessert... ice cream in Russia is particulary yummy... I regret I wasn't in Russia when I was a child.

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    Le Club: Live jazz, blues!!!!!!

    by kris-t Updated Mar 12, 2012

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    The 2002 New Year party

    It’s rather a restaurant with live music than a club.

    Fans of jazz and blues music come here, because Igor Butman’s Big Band gig here every Monday. Club parties on Tuesdays, when all the club members get 50% discount at all the menu. Rather popular bands gig here on weekends.

    Live jazz, blues, rock-n-roll. Available for banquets. Igor Butman's big band on Mondays. Acustic blues jems on Sundays. Club day on Tuesdays: a 50% discount upon the menu for club members.

    Favorite Dish: Jazz : Big band of Igor Butman :)

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    Mekhana Bansko: Bulgarian Food

    by Anya_D Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is VERY nice place for Bulgarian food, stylish interior, nice music

    Favorite Dish: As far as wines are concerned, I recommend Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 1991. Tried also Merlo and another Caberne: Caberne is better than Merlo. As for the food, most of all I like "Salata Appetitka" - so called "eggplant and sweet pepper caviar".

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  • Ragout: Good food at correct prices

    by pmahuas Updated Mar 26, 2011

    A buzzing modern French style Barsserie with a short but very good menu. Good presentation and taste. A decent wine list with decent prices. A no smoking area and English speaking staff.

    Favorite Dish: Egg and bacon ice cream with salty caramel and brioche, original and good!

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    European Cuisine: 'Bochonok' (The Keg)

    by kris-t Updated Nov 21, 2010

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    If you want to relax in some quiet and a bit mysterious place this place is for you.. In Myasnitskaya Street – one of the most hectic central streets of the capital – there is an ancient mansion housing 'Bochonok' (The Keg) – a small restaurant of European, Caucasian and Mediterranean cuisines.
    You go downstairs under low vaults and find yourself among grapevine, big-bellied bottles, tiny lamps, clay jugs and home utensils. There are picturesque wall paintings and author's stained-glass windows; the floor is partly transparent, so that visitors, like in a good museum, can see an ancient chest, utensils and a mysterious door leading into the dungeons. Brick ceiling of ancient laying and a show-window with strange carved keys add to the mystery. In the small hall with upholstered furniture, people smoke hookah, drink wine, couples and small friendly companies have dinner, while the bigger hall is more convenient for banquets and family celebrations.

    Favorite Dish: Dishes at 'Bochonok' are so attractive that you get carried away when you are looking at it: Chef decorates salads and main dishes with butterflies and decorative pastry figures. On the menu, there is a lot of fish and seafood: 'Tipsy Octopuses', sea scallops with cep mushrooms, 'Flying Seabass' and dorado. They also serve traditional Mediterranean soups – Minestrone, cream soup with asparagus – and European dishes from beef, pork, lamb, foie gras and duck breast fillet. 'Bochonok' offers a great choice for admirers of the Caucasian cuisine: kebabs, including khan-kebab with lamb offal. The main beverage of the restaurant is first of all wine, with a 'compliment' of an iced bottle of home Italian Limoncello. Fans of riddles will find here a very special miracle – a jug invented by Armenians in the 2nd century AD.

    Music: Background, Jazz/Blues, Live, Pop/Rock
    Clothes: Except for sports
    Parking: Is available
    Admission: Free
    Open: 11.00 until 01.00, Fri, Sat – until 05.00
    Offer: Afternoon menu, Beer on Tap, Children Menu, Fish menu, Grill, Grill, Holding Banquets, Meat menu, Service out of the restaurant, Take Away Meals, Vegetarian Menu, Wine by Glass, Wine Cart
    Features: Hookah, VIP Hall

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    Svarnya: Welders' place ;)

    by PolinaS Updated May 14, 2010

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    If it happens that you will be in Timiryazevskaya district and feel hungry visit this nice beer restaurant. The area of the restaurant is big, but divided into several parts, so it should not be noisy. Food is European and German and is really delicious, big choice of beer. There are tables with beer-cocks in one hall where you can fill glasses with beer by yourself, but don’t keen on it too much and keep it in mind that at the end you will get a bill, which can surprise you ;)

    Favorite Dish: “Welder’s soup” with seafood (don’t know if it is real welders’ traditional dish;) ), and for the second serving “Pork steak” pickled in white wine with tomato and spices, served with pickled vegetables….mmmmmm melting in mouth.

    ***Unfortunately, this place was closed***

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    Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 11, 2010

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    On my trip in October 2009 I met the two most famous VT members of Moscow Andrey (bugulma) and Sergey (Kuznetsov_Sergey) on one evening for dinner. As our first choice of a restaurant was fully booked, we finally ended up in the Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita.

    It is actually an Italian restaurant with a large selection of dishes ranging from fish and meat dishes to pizza and pasta. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly what I had, but it was something with a yummy steak and fries as sides. The prices were reasonable and the waiters were friendly and attentive.

    Interesting enough, they don't have any Russian beers on the menu, therefore I decided for a pint of Warsteiner which is actually a beer brand of the region where I live in Germany.

    Of course we also ordered vodka, maybe even too much of it, but that's probably a Russian local custom.

    Thanks a lot to Andrey and Sergey for an unforgettable Russian VT meeting.

    Directions:
    The Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita is situated north of the city centre, just near the square Triumfalnaya ploshchad. The nearest metro stop is "Mayakovskaya" on the green line.

    Address: Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita, ul. Bol Sadovaya 3, 103001 Moscow

    Website: http://www.pizzeria-felicita.ru/

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    NUBU: Zoo restaurant

    by eugini2001 Written Oct 6, 2009
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    Nubu located at the zoo entrance.It's a very small and cozy cafe that serves the same food as most of th restaurants do.

    Favorite Dish: mushroom soup,onion soup,egg plant and pasta with bacon were very tasty as weell as milk shake and tea

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    Shinok: Shinok - Ukrainian

    by el_ruso Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    This is the best Ukrainian restaurant in Moscow, located across the river from hotel Ukraina.

    The interior is executed beautifully to recreate the atmosphere of a Ukrainian village from the XVIII century. There is even an enclosed patio with farm animals and a farm girl feeding them.

    The food is excellent, although pricey. If you want a cheaper, less fancy version, try one of the numerous Taras Bulba locations.

    Favorite Dish: Try the excellent Borshch soup, Kiev chicken, and most of all the 'Vareniki' with cherry and raspberry sauce. You will never forget the taste!

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    Pushkin: Pushkin - Fine Russian Restaurant

    by el_ruso Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    This is one of the most prestigious restaurants in the city, the place where the elite goes to be seen, or the Russian hosts take their foreign dignitary guests to impress them. Reservations are strongly recommended.

    Service and food is excellent and well presented, although portions are rather small.

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    WoodStock: Jazz Club

    by Pablos_new Updated Apr 7, 2007

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    Restaurant was closed in March 2007. :( I will check for further changes

    Very "democratic" and obtainable place. For those who love good meals and good music.

    Open 24 hours a day.
    In morning time - breakfest for just 60 r., in lunch time - business lunch menu for 170 r.

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    European Cuisine: If you like sausages and beer:)

    by angelochka Written Mar 3, 2007

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    A good place to have fun with friends, bit loud but if you are a such kind of mood you will like it. Live music on fridays and suturdays. Popular place to watch football games.

    Favorite Dish: even if you dont like sausages that much (which is my case!) or maybe a vegetarian you will still find smth to eat, the food is good quality, international. Possible to get lost in very very wide choice of different beer-the best ones german, irish, czech...

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