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
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.
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 :)
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".
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!
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
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
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***
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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...
Very nice place especially in summer when you can sit at open air veranda at one of the most stylish streets in the center surrounded by historical buildings, one of the best and wellknown Moscow's theatre (Anton Chekov's MHAT) is just in front.
Favorite Dish: speciality-italian and japanese cuisines, they also have their own bakery all italian deserts are just perfect. It's said that for sushis they prepare rice for each client personally. Not sure it makes big difference, but still nice to know:) Good choice of wine, mostly italian.
This restaurant is supposed to reproduce stylistic and ambiance of the real Moscow's metro. Of course all is more sophisticarted, clean and you can always find a place to sit (if you book a table in advance). There are 2 halls, one of them is downstairs and you have to use an escalator to get in, yes just like in the real metro station! you can shoose a table inside small cabins which look similar to carriages, but the bench will be more confortable. In the evenings there is live music. On the walls photos of different metro stations all around the world also some colorful mosaics on the ceiling.
Favorite Dish: Dishes are mostly international or russian. Good thing russian dishes seem to have less calories and not so big portions. Very wide choice of different beer. In fact beer is their speciality.