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Kafè Drova: Great Buffet
This a really nice cafè in old Arbat street. There is a huge buffet to chose from and also a nice selections of beers.
Actually this is the place where I found the cheapest beer: less than 3 euro for half liter.
The buffet is full of very tasty salads and there are chefs that cook at the moment fish and meat dishes.They also have sushi but I did not try it.
Favorite Dish: The Moscow Salmon cooked with mushrooms and potatos was excellent.
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Traktir "Rogozhskaya Sloboda": Shashlik - here I come
Russian, European and Georgian food. In the evenings they have live music. They also have a wide range of wines etc. Staff is very friendly. During weekdays they also have a business lunch.
Open every day from 12 am till the last guest leaves.
Favorite Dish: I ate lamb shashlik with fried potatoes and didn't actually manage to finish my dish.
Russian, Mixed, French Cuisine: Chlestakov-Tructir
Four halls: hall 1 - 51 seat, VIP hall 1 - 8 seats, VIP hall 2 - 35 seats, VIP - 15 seats
Open From 12 a.m. till the latest guest
Clothes: Evening dress , Except for sports
Favorite Dish: Business Lunch, Afternoon menu , Take Away Meals, Wine Cart , Meat menu, Holding Banquets , Lenten menu, Wine by Glass, Beer on Tap, Fish menu
Individual preparation at the request of the visitor. Piano in the afternoon, trio and singer in the evening
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Russian Cuisine: Okhotnetsia Domek Trakter
This restaurant is dressed like a duck blind in a hunting lodge and serves traditional, kind of country style, Russian cuisine.
Favorite Dish: I liked the appetizers. Ths place is decorated really well, with stuffed bears and other things to give you a really good feel for the food.
Matrioshka: The best Tsezar in Moscow
Si il y a un endroit à visiter, c'est le Matrioshka. L'ambiance est excellente, le service est relax et très poli...ils ne vous pousserons pas vers la sortie ;-). La cuisine Russe à son meilleur, vous devez goutez aux Pelminis et à la Cézar au poulet.
Dioskuriya: Caucausian Cuisine
The cuisine is a mixture coming from the former Soviet republics around the Caucausus - with spicy foods and cheap wine. We were able to sit outside, and not even the serenade of a blow torch and accompanying smells could put us off our food. There is apparently live music here - the business card mentions a trio called Petro who perform from 7pm onwards, although we did not hear any when we went.
Favorite Dish: I particularly enjoyed a very spicey chicken dish served with rice - no it wasn't a curry. Everything was served with a good selection of roasted vegetables and it was a great little place.
The Georgian red wine was perfectly palatable - and very cheap and we had a very enjoyable three course meal for around RUB 450 each.
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Cena: Russian Food from a Typical Russian Cafe
A typical Russian style cafe where you queue at a servery for your food rather than choose from a menu. Depending on the time of day, queuing can be a boisterous experience.
The food is all Russian style, from the salads to stews, soups to pastries and puddings.
Service is also typically Russian.
Favorite Dish: My search for the best borsch continues - theirs was possibly a 6 out of 10. The solianka was far better - nearly an 8...
Moscow State University: Nice and cheap students meal
Go to main entrance of the university building, walk the stairs to first floor.
"Scientific" atmoshere; you eat between professors and students.
Favorite Dish: Tasteful and interesting dishes which you can select yourself from a buffet
Godunov restaurant: Authentic Russian cuisine and atmosphere
A genuine Russian restaurant located in the 17th century meal chambers opposite the Bolshoi Theater.
Russian songs by performers in typical costume or gipsy folklore show.
Favorite Dish: As I was not especially hungry (I just wanted to check out the place), I took only a soup and I recommend it to you: "Selyanka" with sturgeon, salmon and pike-perch.
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Donskaia Kukhnia: Bliny, bliny, and more bliny...
Donskaia kukhnia is a cute little Cossack-themed bliny cafe. Bliny (thin, crepelike pancakes) are an absolute must when you're in Russia. Like French crepes, you can get them either as a meal (with cabbage (kapusta) or mushrooms (griby), for instance) or as dessert (with jam (varenie)).
This is where I went while waiting for the Uzbek embassy to get its act together...(aka waiting for them to reopen so that I could get an Uzbek visa).
Favorite Dish: I had the bliny with mushrooms (s gribami) - yum! They also have an excellent tea selection.
Russian Cuisine: A moving cafe!
This tram is actually a moving cafe-restaurant, themed after Mikhail Bulgakov's famous crazy novel set in Moscow "Master and Margarita" (although the theme doesn't go much beyond the name - "Annushka", the paintings on the outside of the tram, and the names of several of the dishes). The tram rides on a track around the pond at Chistye Prudy (metro: Chistye Prudy). It's not a terribly exciting ride, but it was fun to be moving. It's a bit like an old-fashioned restaurant car on a train. Might be a fun place for a date. ;-)
The tram is open from 12 pm "until the last client"...see if they're serious!
Favorite Dish: We got beer and some basic chicken dish baked in cheese - the fare is decent, but limited. It's more for the experience of eating in a tram than it is for the food itself.
Russian Cuisine: The Godunov restaurant
The Godunov restaurant is a living historical bastion of post-medieval Russian gourmet — located in part of the Zaikonospassky Monastery (built in 1600, during the reign of Boris Godunov) on present-day Teatralnaya Ploshchad. Its leather menu weaves together the vegetables, berries, grains, fish and wild game of the pagan forest with a dose of the exotic flavors and mysterious spirit of Byzantium and Central Asia.
Matrjoshka: VT meeting at Matrjoshka
That was a great place of our last VT meeting.
It was great! Thanks to all participants. I hope we will meet again soon. Now I see that Moscow VT tradition is alive!
Favorite Dish: Best buffet of all I've seen in Moscow.
Kafe Margarita: Russian cuisine in pretty ambiance
You can get good dishes here, but the point is the atmosphere. In the evening they have live bands playing folk music in the cosy cafe at the corner and there are rattles on every table to accompany. The staff is friendly and they have english menus.
Russian Cuisine: My favourite Moscow restaurant
Use the patters of white cow with blac "dotts" in there design:) People are walking around and getting there dishes, so for those who don't speak Russian there is a possibility to look at everything and point out what you want. Staff speak a little bit english, too, usually. Good prices and very tasty food. The cakes are at least as good as in other cafes, too, and less expensive, so we use to go here instead of going too a cafe. One con is that there are ques sometimes, and you have to wait. Sometimes a little bit more noisy than other restaurants.
Favorite Dish: I adore their chocolate-banana cake as desert! And then they have a lot of tasty dishes... I like their chicken-ananas salad and borsch soup but the other ones are tasty, too. Haven't eaten anything here that I didn't like!
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