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    Cafe CB (I think!): Dinner near Red Square

    by sue_stone Written Sep 18, 2005

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    One our first night in Moscow we wanted to eat somewhere relaxed and outdoors, as the weather was so mild.

    After a wander around the Red Square area (as we were staying near there) we discovered decided upon a very new looking restaurant/bar that was one of three that appeared to be connected. There was a more fine dining restaurant with a band playing, and Italian restaurant, and then the one we chose, which seemed to have a more Russian menu.

    Looking at the receipt from dinner it appears to have been called Cafe CB, and it was located on a pedestrian mall, along from Kazan Cathedral, towards the Bolshoi Theatre.

    Favorite Dish: It wasn’t a ‘true Russian experience’, but the service was very friendly and the beer was ice cold. We both ordered lamb chops served with potatoes, which was tasty and went perfectly with a couple of beers and some people watching.

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    Cafe in GUM - still working out what it was called: Cafe in GUM

    by sue_stone Written Sep 18, 2005

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    Whilst we were having a sticky-beak in GUM (the State Department Store) we got that mid-morning caffeine low….luckily we were surrounded by nice looking cafes!

    We chose a café on the ground floor that had a circular display of tasty looking cakes and Baskin & Robbins ice cream (my favourite!!). It was actually part of a chain and I am straining my brain (and dredging up Alex’s Russian language skills) to work out what it was called….

    Favorite Dish: We had a coffee, and shared a slice of New York Cheesecake…to keep the energy levels up of course!

    Service was a bit haphazard, but the location was great and coffee drinkable!

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    El Gaucho: Argentine

    by kris-t Written Nov 28, 2005

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    Location: Two restaurants of the same name, both are situated on the Sadovoe ring, one at Paveletskaya sq., the near Krasnye Vorota.
    Interior: Cosy, east-going, atmosphere. Some dishes are prepared on open fire.

    Favorite Dish: Atmosphere: Fiery live national music.
    You will not be able to seat at you place :)

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    Beloye Solntse Pustyni / White Sun Of Desert: Uzbek, Chinese, Arabian

    by kris-t Written Nov 28, 2005

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    Location: Located in the old center of Moscow, not far from Tsvetnoy bl.
    Interior: Themed restaurant recreates the atmosphere of the eponymous Soviet film. A summer garden with peacocks.

    Favorite Dish: Background musiñ. Belly dancing.

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    Yapona mama: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Sashimi

    by kris-t Written Nov 28, 2005

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    Location: Located near the Circus on Tsvetnoy bl. in a 3-storied building with high-tech decor.
    Interior: A modern urban restaurant. 2 cozy rooms, terrace on the roof with the view of Tsvetnoy bl. Sofas.
    Atmosphere: Background music.

    Favorite Dish: Average price w/o beverages - $30

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    Restaurant "Viking" Ship: Viking Ship

    by kris-t Written Dec 30, 2005

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    The Viking ship-restaurant became one of the first elite post-Soviet institutions. This dark Drakkar ("dragon" was what the Vikings' ships were called) only looks severe. The interior made in various styles is very comfortable. The atmosphere here is friendly, almost homelike, filled with constrained dignity. The restaurant does not try to surprise you with exotics. The main thing here is the high quality of products, cuisine, and service. What it will be displayed with is up to the client. Some will order semolina with jam, while others will prefer quail with goose liver stuffing, lentil puree and Porto sauce. Some people like sushi, others like oysters with Chalot sauce, black canapé, and lemon. Well-known classics are always appropriate: Greek salad, Caesar, grill. Everything is cozy like at home or exquisite like in Europe, but, certainly, sound and delicious, with an obvious mark of Yugoslavian Chef Branislav Zakic. The wine list has a good drink for any dish. The wide spectrum allows one to make up own menu within the framework of the restaurant. Here, behind one table, there can be admires of Japanese lightness and Italian abundance, connoisseurs of Foie gras and devoted admirers of rich borsch and home cutlets. The occasions to visit "Viking" can be various. Two, and actually even three decks (the lower one is a night club and Karaoke) allow one to find an appropriate place for complex business negotiations and a friendly meeting, a family dinner and a romantic date, a disco for adults and a party for children (by the way, at weekends they arrange wonderful parties for them - with clowns, animal trainers, conjurers and even a real llama!). To tell the truth, there are so many interested people, that you have to order tickets beforehand to a children's party. In all halls, any cuisine is available.

    Favorite Dish: Home-style, European, Italian, Japanese

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    Yakitoria”: Japanese/Sushi

    by kris-t Written Jun 7, 2006

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    First “Yakitoria” started working in 1999 year on Tverskaya-Yamskaya street. A cure immediately appeared at the door of restaurant. At the present moment 10 restaurants “Yakitoria” are already working in Moscow city. In menu there are about 150 dishes, they have training school for cooks and system of food delivery, they are developing a franchising system in Russia and other CIS countries. Wherever you are – you could choose a restaurant, which is close to you.

    Favorite Dish: Tverskaya-Yamskaya street
    Profsouznaya street
    Rusakovskaya street
    Petrovka street
    Osenni boulevard
    Novoslobodskaya street
    Nizhegorodskaya street
    Koshtoyantsa street
    Balaklavskiy prospekt
    Dezshneva projezd

    from 11:00 up to 6:00 a.m.

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    Scesc - Besc: Azerbaijan Cousine

    by xaver Written May 4, 2006

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    I could visit this restaurant only because a local friend brought me there.
    I cannot say it's easy to find if you are not looking for it but it is definitly worth the effort to find it.
    It is a typical Azerbaijan restaurant with waiters wearing taditional clothes and the food is absolutely excellent.
    There is a huge buffet where to choose ffor many kind of cheese, vegetables, salads exc. and an english written menu(which is not a so obvious thing in moscow restaurants) where to chose betwen vegeterian, meat and fish dishes.
    Eating and drinking as much as we could we paid about 20 euro per person.

    Favorite Dish: The mixed meat dish we took was simply excellent.
    Try also the wine as it is home made and it tastes really good both the red and the white one.

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    Silver's Irish Pub: Beer, meal, bagpipes !

    by kris-t Updated Aug 1, 2012

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    In the heart of Moscow, near by Red sq. on Tverskaya street (1 min by walk) there is the place not many moscow's people know about - Silver's Irish Pub, pub of Rugby team.

    Many teachers and students the next BCS language school know this place.

    Favorite Dish: If you are tired from russian language around - visit this oasis of English culture in Moscow -

    on friday you can hear bagpipers there!

    Open daily 10-00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.

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    Restaurant Baron Munchausen – Night Club Heaven: Restaurant Baron Munchausen

    by kris-t Updated Apr 12, 2007

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    Traveling all around the world, the famous hero and gourmet Baron Charles Fredrick Jerome Munchausen collected recipes of the dishes he liked and, when he settled down in Mikluho-Maklay Street in Moscow, he at last opened his own restaurant. For this purpose, he built a true castle, brought there his wonderful trophies, and invited best cooks.
    Here everything testifies to the glorious victories of the most honest person in the world. The hall walls are decorated with stuffed heads of a boar with riveted canines and a deer with a cherry tree in the middle of its forehead. On the ceiling is the lake with cane thickets, and on one of the walls is a map with world's unknown territories, terrible deep-water monsters, and mighty sea winds. Even the names of the dishes narrate about Baron's dangerous adventures – "Eight-Legged Hare", "Swallowed Tongue", "Duck Caught On Lard" – and are accompanied with quotations from the book, confirming the words of the inveterate traveler.
    To entertain his visitors Baron invites musicians, and on special solemn occasions, he makes a real show-program.

    But, if all this is not enough, you can go upstairs to the second floor of the castle where the fashionable club Heaven is located, and have a good time, sipping exotic cocktails in cozy sofas under a night heaven with true stars or dancing to DJ music. You can also learn to dance Argentina tango, sensual rumba, or any other Latin dance: a specially invited teacher will help you get accustomed with unfamiliar pas. The fireplace gives coziness to this Gothic castle. The big screen reminds that this fantastic club is situated in present-day Moscow and not anywhere else.
    In summer, the castle courtyard comes to life. Alive sterlet start swimming in a small pond, while the waterfalls hit its stone bottom. Musicians play favorite melodies to the visitors sitting at their tables. In a specially fenced yard, children's parties with noisy games and funny clowns are arranged.

    Favorite Dish: The exquisite and refined dishes offered in "Baron Munchausen" restaurant and Heaven club combined with their respectable atmosphere and magnificent service is a telling argument to come back here again.

    Vegetarian Menu, Grill, Children Party, Children Menu, Afternoon menu , Wine Cart , Meat menu, Holding Banquets , Wine by Glass, Beer on Tap, Fish menu, Smorgasbord

    MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Elektron

    Open: 12.00 till 07.00 a.m

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    Italija: Avoid this place!

    by xaver Updated May 4, 2006

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    This is a not to go tip.
    I usually do no go to italian restaurant when I travel as I want to taste something different from home.
    I ended up in this restaurant only because I found any place in old and new Arbat full and I was really too hungry and tired to move to another area.
    As soon as I gave a look at the menu I noticed that prices were 60 percent higher than the standard.A simple and poor dish like Pasta cabonara costed more than 16 euros.
    So I just decided to take the cheapest pizza to calm the stomach and then move somewhere else.Waiting for the pizza I had to witness to the italian owner insulting for several minuts his employers, may be he thought noone could understand italian insults in an italian restaurant.After I paid, I had to ask for the change as they were obviously trying to get a tip I had no intention to give them.

    Favorite Dish: The pizza was not awful but sure not worth its price.

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    Restaurants around Revolution Square: Outdoor eating

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Jul 11, 2005

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    You might expect the restaurants around Revolution Square to be tourist traps, with pretty mediocre food and inflated prices. I can't speak for the ones in the Okhotny Ryad Mall - though they always seemed crowded whenever we walked past, but those at the other end of the Square, across from the Hotel Metropol, are good places for a light lunch or a simple evening meal (pizza, pasta, grilled fish and meat, salads, etc), or just a beer and a snack perhaps at any time your feet need a rest. With big canvas awnings over outdoor terraces, you can watch the activity in the square as you eat when the weather is warm; inside they are attractive and unpretentious. The service is pleasant, with English menus (maybe other languages too) and prices very reasonable.

    Favorite Dish: Really delicious pizzas hit the spot after a morning walking all around the nearby streets of Kitai Gorod.

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    Korchma Taras Boolba: Excellent Ukrainian

    by dlandt Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is really something. Our Russian hosts brought us here and I have to say everything was excellent. Nothing was bad. They don't have average dishes on the menu, they get rid opf them to make room for the outstanding. The mushroom soup and sausage were great, the beer was served with small anchovies to chew on and overall the place just provides a wonderful experience. Sausages are cooked perfectly, the beer is ice cold and they have a menu for every language you could ever want to speak.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite food would have to be the mushroom soup, but the overall best exeperience here was the pepper and honey nemiroff drink we were served. Its also cute that they dress up in traditional Ukrainian clothes.

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    Spechbuffet: Communist Chic Cuisine

    by dlandt Written Jul 25, 2004

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    This restaurant is dressed up like a communist era restaurant and by reputation they have rude waiters (intentionally). Because my Russian is so bad, they didn't do anything like that with me, butthey made sure to mix up the orders and comeback a few times to tell us we couldn't have what we ordered. The plates have hammers and sickle decorations, the menu items are named after communist themes, and stuff like that.

    Favorite Dish: Pork with cream sauce. The food in general here is pretty good. Its not really expensive, but filling and well prepared.

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    Pelmeshka: Pelmeni and more

    by yumyum Written May 11, 2003

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    This is a low priced self-service restaurant in downtown Moscow.
    Also convenient for a toilet stop.

    Favorite Dish: A wide variety of dishes. if you cannot express yourself in Russian then just point at what you want.

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