Avocado

The Avocado Vegetarian cafe is situated in one of picturesque parts of Moscow, Chisty Prudy (Pure Ponds). The cafe has been opened just recently but already enjoys great popularity with vegetarians, those keeping the fast and healthy life-style followers. In the interiors of the cafe pleasant light colours dominate, mainly light green and pink. The menu of the Avocado generously offers best vegetarian dishes of world cuisine. The diverse menu is regularly enriched. The speciality of the cafe is healthy and tasty dishes with "awaken seeds" - germs of peas, sesame, flax, pumpkin, sunflower and lentil. It goes without saying, that only ecologically clean products and water from the purest springs are used. Even the desserts offered do not contain eggs and gelatine. The menu features only non-alcoholic drinks - natural juices, all kinds of cocktails, non-alcoholic beer and alcohol-free wines, as well a fine selection of green, black, herbal and fruit tea. At the Avocado smoking is not allowed, so the visitors do not have to inhale cigarette smoke and just enjoy healthy and tasty food and a wonderful view on ponds surrounded by century-old trees. 

Average bill: 10–20 USD

Chistoprudny Boulevard, 12/2

 

Acapulco

The Acapulco Restaurant situated in Petrovka Street is a corner of Mexican culture in the very center of Moscow. The interior of the restaurant recreates the setting and atmosphere of a traditional Mexican saloon and features massive wooden furniture, national paintings on the walls, cactuses and cowboys´ saddles decor and a red-brick fireplace. The Acapulco menu represents national Mexican cuisine in its variety. The visitors are offered a great choice of snacks and salads; chicken wings with different sauces, Yukateka beans and Nodal salad with pickled cactus are among them. The menu boasts traditional Mexican dishes such as Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Burritos (corn or wheat slat cakes with various stuffing), several varieties of soups (original soup "Drunk beans" among them), speciality fajitas with meat, vegetables and seafood and original desserts. Various beer sorts, Mexican tequila and Cuban rum are available. Daily since 9 p.m. the restaurant holds Latin American shows and concerts of Mexican guitar music. The dance floor of the main hall is used for discos. For all comers there are free Latin American dance lessons.

Average bill: 20–30 USD

Petrovka St., 14

 

Alpengluk

"Alpengluk" means "Alpine happiness" in German. The restaurant presents dishes of those countries that border Alpine Mountains, such as France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. The interior of the restaurant reminds of a chalet in Alpine Mountains. Cream-colored walls, lace curtains, black and white photos on the walls create an atmosphere of cosiness and easiness. The restaurant features three halls and VIP-room. Unusual detail of the interior decoration is glass floor in the hall. Through the glass the guests could see the wine cellar located on the lower storey. The restaurant boasts rich carte of wines. Wine connoisseurs are welcome to attend the cellar and choose a bottle of wine to his or her taste.

Average bill: 30–50 USD

Vavilova St., 81

 

Admiral Benbow Tavern

The Admiral Benbow Tavern is a very good place for the romantics. It is located in the bight of MoscowRiver and occupies two ships. The first ship contains the restaurant, the billiards, and the VIP-zone ("captain´s cabin"). The second ship houses the chill out area and barbecue on the upper deck. The interior decoration matches the name of the restaurant. It is designed in sea style. The entrance-room looks like a spacious ship cabin. The figure of one-eyed pirate admiral Benbow greets the guests. The dishes presented in the menu of the restaurant bear unusual names, such as "Admiral Benbow", "Captain Flint", appetizers "Admiral´s rolls", "The box from the bottom of the sea", and so forth. The guests of the restaurant will be offered hot courses of home and European cuisine, delicious apple pies, coffee and various sorts of tea, extensive choice of wines, beer, cocktails, and non-alcohol drinks. There is special menu for kids. On Sundays from 12:00 till 17:00 the visitors are offered 20% discounts for all the dishes of the menu. On Thursdays the guests are welcome to attend dancing parties dedicated to music hits of 1980s.

Average bill: 20–30 USD

Sudostroitelnaya St., 52-A

 

Beerloga

The Eating-House Beerloga looks like a huge hut covered with red tiled roof. Unusual interiors perfectly match the name of the venue that can be translated as a "den" or "bear´s lair". All the elements of the interiors are made of natural materials, such as wood and stone. The menu of the restaurant features Caucasian and European cuisine dishes. The guests appreciate Neapolitan meat, roast beef, Bavarian pork rolls, and so forth. The special offer of the restaurant is the dish calling "Beerloga", which is a chicken gammon stuffed with walnuts and cherry-plums, baked in puff paste with conserve fruits. The menu contains meat and fish cold appetizers, various salads, French and Italian wines, strong alcohol drinks, and so forth. The beer lovers are welcome to spend some time in the beer hall where they will be offered many sorts of their favourite drink.

Average bill: 20–30 USD

Studeny St., 20

 

Boulevard

The Boulevard Restaurant is housed in a unique building that was put up in 1806 and survived during the fire of 1812. Combination of Moscow antiquity and modern design determines the style of the restaurant. The name Boulevard symbolizes atmosphere of good taste and joy of life. The menu of the restaurant consists of exquisite and unusual dishes prepared by talented team of cooks headed by Chef Thomas Kiarelli, the champion of France among young chefs. Being the master of experiments, he pleases the guests with unexpected components´ combinations. Among his inventions are the dish consisting of chocolate and mushrooms, carpaccio with pineapple and pepper, roasted pigeon with cacao sauce, sweet potato and juniper berries. In the evenings the guests of the restaurant are entertained with live music - harp, jazz, or French chanson. Light music is a nice addition to delicious meal. The guests are welcome to leave their cars on the guarded parking place.

Average bill: 50–70 USD

Petrovka St., 30/7

 

Biosphere 5*

The Biosphere 5* Restaurant-club works on the territory of the complex of the same name. The complex contains a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a modern beauty shop, and children´s club. The main principle of the Biosphere 5* Restaurant is preparing tasty and healthy food. The interiors of the restaurant are decorated in a classical style with the regard for modern tendencies. The dishes in the Biosphere 5* Restaurant are prepared by chef of Italian origin. All the dishes offered in the menu of the restaurant are prepared of ecologically clean ingredients. Marble meat from Argentina, mutton from New Zealand, fruits and vegetables from Italy, seafood from the Mediterranean countries are brought to the Biosphere 5* Restaurant by special planes. The menu offers various appetizers, soups, pastas, meat and fish hot courses, and so forth. The multifarious wine list offers red, white and pink wines from France, Chili, Italy, Spain, and California.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Malaja Kaluzhskaya St., 15, building 4

 

China Club

The China Club Restaurant is located close to the Peking Hotel. The restaurant distinguishes itself by elegant interior and exquisite cuisine. The restaurant´s design combines modern tendencies with plenty of objects related to Chinese culture, such as old Chinese bureaus, fans, candlesticks shaped as plates, chairs upholstered with Chinese fabric, and so forth. The menu of the restaurant includes dishes of French and Chinese cuisines. French cuisine is presented by traditional receipts, such as salmon fish carpaccio, snails in garlic sauce, asparagus with white mushrooms and Holland sauce, onion soup, pheasant, mutton´s caret with artichokes, and so forth. Chinese cuisine is presented by shrimps, mutton with pepper and ginger sauce, rice rolls, traditional Peking duck, Chinese soups, and so forth. Chinese dishes are served in European style. The carte of wines includes various French wines.

Average bill: 70-100 USD

Krasina St., 21

 

China Town

The China Town Restaurant consisting of three halls and summer terrace is designed as a Chinese traditional eating-house. Birchen furniture, bamboo mats, rice paper lamps and hieroglyphs adorning the walls attach national colour to the restaurant´s interiors. The China Town Restaurant specializes in Chinese and Uighur cuisines. The guests are offered various vegetables snacks, seven types of soups, great choice of hot dishes and desserts. The Uighur cuisine is well represented with samsa (flack pasty stuffed with mutton), mutton-chop, classic manty and shurpa. The generous salad-bar is functioning. Fasting-day menu is available. The wine list of the ChinaTown offers sake as well as French, Italian and Latin American wines. The China Town Restaurant provides carry-out and delivery services available within boundary of Moscow.

Average bill: 10-20 USD

Vorontsovskaya St., 2/10, building 1 and Mira Pr., 12, building 1

 

Dzhonka

The Dzhonka Restaurant is located in Tverskoi Boulevard, in the building of MHAT named after M. Gorky. It was one of the first Chinese restaurants in Moscow. The interior of the restaurant is designed as a traditional Chinese boat calling "junk". The walls are decorated with Indian ink drawings, masks, and fans. The restaurant consists of two halls: the Chinese hall intended for 115 places, and two-tiered Japanese hall intended for 35 guests. The Japanese hall features the large sushi-bar. In the restaurant there is summer veranda. The menu includes such dishes as Peking duck, special "Junk" salad, beef, Chinese ravioli, Chinese egg-plants, exotic dishes made of jellyfish, scorpions, and frogs. For those who prefer European cuisine the menu contains Caesar salad, pork cutlet, salmon fish rolls, and so forth. The wine carte contains sake, plum and apricot wine. Since the restaurant is housed in the building of MHAT, its´ interiors are often places to shoot the popular Russian program "Theatre + TV". In front of the restaurant there is free guarded parking place.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Tverskoi Boulevard, 22

 

Enfilade

The Enfilade Restaurant is located on the second storey of the Olympiisky sportive complex. The spacious and light halls are organized as a suite of rooms, or enfilade, thus the name of the restaurant. The multifarious menu of the restaurant offers dishes to everyone´s taste. The menu features not only traditional dishes, but also unusual ones, such as pork baked with bananas in cognac, or grapefruits stuffed with crabs. They were invented by professional and experienced chefs. Another advantage of the restaurant is exquisite decoration and qualitative service. The Enfilade Restaurant is a popular place for corporative parties´, banquets´ and weddings´ arrangements. The restaurant features a nice and cosy atmosphere. The guests of the Enfilade Restaurant appreciate the free guarded parking place in front of the sportive complex "Olympiisky".

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Olympiisky Pr., 15, building 1

 

Godunov

The Godunov Restaurant is located in Teatralnaya Square in front of the Bolshoy Theater, close to the Metropol Hotel and Red Square. The halls of the restaurant are former refectory chambers of the 17th century. They feature painted vaults. The building used to be the part of Zaikonospasskiy Monastery that was put up in the time of Boris Godunov, thus the name of the restaurant. The menu of the restaurant offers an extensive choice of dishes prepared according to Old Russian recipes. The menu includes the famous Guriev porridge, various meat and fish delicacies, appetizers, vodka liqueurs, mushrooms, and so forth. The guests confess that the chef of the Godunov Restaurant created a real paradise for those who like and appreciate Russian cuisine. They appreciate tasty dishes, first-class service, large helpings and reasonable prices. Interior and cuisine are not the only Russian features in the Godunov Restaurant. Each evening the guests are entertained by Russian folk songs, dances, Gypsy performances, and so forth. The guests of the Godunov Restaurant appreciate the free guarded parking place.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

Teatralnaya Sq., 5

 

Gavan v Hamovnikakh

The Gavan v Hamovnikakh Beer Restaurant, situated close to the GorkyPark, consists of the three halls, each of them featuring unique interiors and atmosphere. The menu of the Gavan v Hamovnikakh Restaurant is remarkable for its variety. It presents seafood dishes as well as traditional dishes of Russian and European cuisines. The exquisite and unusual delicacies prepared by the chef of the restaurant deserve special attention. It is important to mention that the main principle of the Gavan v Hamovnikakh Restaurant is preparing healthy food. The dishes consist of the most qualitative ingredients and contain a lot of vegetables, potherbs, and fatless meat. The sauces are prepared with usage of non-fat cream and olive oil. The guests of the restaurant are entertained by live music. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the saturated entertaining program takes place in the restaurant.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

Rossolimo St., 7

 

Gostiny Dvor

The Gostiny Dvor Restaurant (Merchant´s Yard) is located in the depth of an unusually decorated garden. The restaurant consists of a large hall intended for 80 persons, a VIP-hall, VIP-cabins, a hall for those who do not smoke, and a summer terrace. On the territory of the restaurant there are also small huts intended for 4-12 persons. The menu of the restaurant presents dishes of European and Caucasian cuisines, as well as delicacies prepared according to the chef´s recipes. Among special offers are the Gostiny Dvor salad, boiled trout with potatoes, kebabs made of pork, lamb, poultry and fish. For children in the restaurant there is a special menu.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Kosmonavta Volkova St., 12

 

Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon Restaurant features five halls, which are the Chinese Hall, the Imperial Hall, the Sea Hall, the VIP-Room and the Karaoke Bar. The restaurant is decorated with usage of classic Chinese style elements. The Golden Dragon Restaurant specializes in dishes of Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Among the special offers are meat cold cuts, sea eel in sweet and sour sauce, fish filet with mushrooms, and so forth. At the guests´ disposal are vegetarian and fast menus. The wine list includes French, Italian, Spanish, and German wines, and Portuguese ports. Daily from 19:00 till 23:00 the guests of the restaurant are entertained by live music - chanson and author´s songs. At the guests´ disposal there is a free parking place.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Kalanchevskaya St., 15a

 

Grillage

The Grillage Restaurant housed in the old mansion in Pyatnitskaya Street combines the harmony of the 19th century interiors and modern culinary tendencies. In contrast to many restaurants in Moscow, the Grillage is faithful to the traditions of continuity. The sign above the entrance to the restaurant contains the old Russian letters to remind that the mansion used to belong to Peter Smirnov, the supplier to the Court of His Majesty the Emperor. The pride of the Grillage Restaurant is the special wine room. In the coolness and twilight of the wine room one can see the old shelves and stands with bottles of wine sorted out according to year of production and brand. One might find it quite difficult to choose the wine from such a rich assortment. The menu of the restaurant offers dishes of the so-called "haut cuisine". Alexey Markovsky, the chef of the Grillage Restaurant, has an experience of working in the best restaurants of Moscow and Europe. He creates culinary masterpieces that deserve attention of the most demanding gourmets. Grillage restaurant is combining the elements of European, Russian, and Oriental cuisines results in invention of wonderful delicacies such as Breton oysters on melting ice, beef Carpaccio with wild cherry vinaigrette, Toscanian salad with warm quail and forest berries, foil grass and so forth.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Pyatnitskaya St., 1

 

Grillage

The Grillage Restaurant housed in the old mansion in Pyatnitskaya Street combines the harmony of the 19th century interiors and modern culinary tendencies. In contrast to many restaurants in Moscow, the Grillage is faithful to the traditions of continuity. The sign above the entrance to the restaurant contains the old Russian letters to remind that the mansion used to belong to Peter Smirnov, the supplier to the Court of His Majesty the Emperor. The pride of the Grillage Restaurant is the special wine room. In the coolness and twilight of the wine room one can see the old shelves and stands with bottles of wine sorted out according to year of production and brand. One might find it quite difficult to choose the wine from such a rich assortment. The menu of the restaurant offers dishes of the so-called "haut cuisine". Alexey Markovsky, the chef of the Grillage Restaurant, has an experience of working in the best restaurants of Moscow and Europe. He creates culinary masterpieces that deserve attention of the most demanding gourmets. Grillage restaurant is combining the elements of European, Russian, and Oriental cuisines results in invention of wonderful delicacies such as Breton oysters on melting ice, beef Carpaccio with wild cherry vinaigrette, Toscanian salad with warm quail and forest berries, foil grass and so forth.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Pyatnitskaya St., 1

 

Hic Bibitur

The name of the Hic Bibitur Restaurant was borrowed from the word-famous book by Francois Rabelais "Gargantua and Pantagruel". In Latin it means "here they drink". But it is not only the name of the restaurant that reminds of the work by Rabelais, but also the interiors of the venue. The Hic Bibitur Restaurant is designed as a rich medieval mansion with massive furniture, stained glass windows and wall paintings. Only the TV screen demonstrating the sport programs reminds of modern times. The menu of the restaurant offers traditional dishes of European cuisine as well as delicacies prepared by chef according to old recipes. The special offers of the restaurant are ravioli made of veal and mushrooms under flaky pastry in a pot, stuffed carp with white mushrooms, and "landez", which consists of thin slices of various ingredients organized in layers. The menu offers meat, vegetable, fish and even fruit landezes. The wine cellar shows the best correlation with the name of the restaurant. It contains exquisite wines from France, Italy, Spain and Chile.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

2nd Brestskaya St., 6

 

In Vino

The In Vino Restaurant belongs to the famous In Vino Veritas Company. The name of the company can be translated as "the truth is in wine". The expression determines the main idea of the restaurant that specializes in wine and is intended for gourmets, experts and connoisseurs of qualitative alcohol and first-class cuisine. The restaurant consists of two floors. The ground floor contains the only in Moscow oyster bar. The menu of the In Vino Restaurant consists of European and Mediterranean cuisine dishes. The important place belongs to the seafood. The chef of the restaurant took the third place in the Russian championship for culinary mastery.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Bolshaya Yakimanka St., 39

 

In Town

In Town Restaurant is situated in the historical centre of Moscow, in Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, one of the oldest streets of the capital, close to the Conservatory. The interior of the restaurant arranged by Italian designer is decorated in white and yellow colours. Soft illumination creates an illusion that the walls of the restaurant radiate golden light. Originally the menu of the restaurant consisted of Italian cuisine dishes, but now it also offers delicacies of Mediterranean and European cuisine. The guests of the In Town Restaurant enjoy an extensive choice of Italian pastas. Rich menu is supplemented with perfect carte of European wines. In the evenings the guests are entertained by live music, harp or piano. The In Town Restaurant is famous for its elegancy and respectability. It is a very good place for corporative parties, banquets, and jubilees.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

Bolshaya Nikitskaya St., 12

 

Jason

The JasonRestaurant bears the name of one of the greatest heroes of Ancient Greece, the leader of Argonauts who set out in search of the Golden Fleece. The restaurant is situated close to the centre of Moscow, in the entertainment complex "480 years B. C.". The guests of the restaurant are offered dishes of Greek cuisine. To create the atmosphere of Ancient Greece, the tables of the restaurant are placed in the open deck of the ship shaped as the legendary Argo. The ship is set on the large swimming pool with fishes and sea turtles.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Kosygina St., 15

 

Kofeman

The atmosphere of the Kofeman Dessert Restaurant reminds of the famous Vienna cafes. Unusual interiors look like a street cafe: the walls are decorated with relieves shaped as houses, and in the hall one can see trees and cast-iron street lamps. The menu of the Kofeman Restaurant consists of various pancakes, omelettes, appetizers, and hot courses of European cuisine. The visitors are offered over 25 kinds of coffee, including decaffeinated sorts. Those who prefer tea will appreciate an extensive choice of black, green, and red sorts of tea. The Kofeman is proud to offer cakes and bakery prepared by the confectioners of the restaurant. Here one can order various cakes prepared according any receipt, including low-calorie ones. Cakes of any design, shape and size, chocolate figures and caramel compositions, - there is nothing impossible for the confectioners of the Kofeman Restaurant.

Average bill: 10-20 USD

Leningradskiy Pr., 48

 

Kavkazskaya Plennitsa

The Kavkazskaya Plennitsa Restaurant is created on basis of the famous Russian comedy. The interior is decorated in style of the 60s-70s of the 20th century, and some elements of decoration remind of the movie and popular actors who played the main parts in the comedy. In the restaurant there is the summer veranda covered with tiled roof. It is located close to the nice garden with brazier, oven for bread and pond with trout. In the restaurant the guests are offered traditional dishes of Caucasian cuisine, salads, cold appetizers, fruits, wine and beer. All the dishes are prepared by qualified professionals. In the restaurant there is meagre menu and menu for kids. Kids under 6 years old are welcome to enjoy restaurant´s meal for free, and dishes for kids of 6-12 years old go with 50% discount. Each evening the guests are entertained by live music: songs and hits of Soviet variety.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Mira Pr., 36 

 

Le Club Restaurant

Le Club is the restaurant and the place for jazz concerts. It is recognized as one of the most popular jazz places in Moscow. Le Club occupies the second storey of the new building of the Taganka Theatre. Among its guests are the actors and the viewers of the theatre, jazz and blues lovers and connoisseurs. The spacious restaurant is intended for up to 140 guests. It features the longest bar counter in Moscow. The length of the counter equals 15 meters. The menu of the restaurant presents dishes of European and Japanese cuisine. The carte of wines includes the best wines of France, Spain and Italy to satisfy the most demanding taste. Still, the main attraction of Le Club is jazz. Every day at 20:30 jazz concerts with participation of best Russian jazz-men take place in the venue. Every Monday Igor Butman´s jazz band performs in Le Club. Igor Butman is art-director of the restaurant. Thanks to his efforts, foreign stars of jazz and blues often give concerts in Le Club. Moscow association of jazz journalists awarded Le Club as the best venue of the city twice. Le Club is a real paradise for those who like delicious food and jazz music.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Verkhnjaja Radishchevskaya St., 21 (Taganka Theater building)

 

Louisiana

The Louisiana Steak-House is designed in country style. Distinguishing characteristic of the Louisiana Restaurant menu is extensive choice of steaks. Meat delivered by American producers is prepared according traditional Texas receipts. Among special offers of the restaurant are Chicago Grilled T-bone Steak, Devil Steak, and Killer Steak. The menu also features traditional dishes of Mexican cuisine, such as quesadillas, enchiladas, and so forth. The wine carte of the restaurant presents California wines. The restaurant offers special menu for kids and fasting menu. The guests of the Louisiana Restaurant are entertained by American folk songs and country music.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Pyatnitskaya St., 30, block 4

 

Mister Monkey

The Mister Monkey Restaurant and Night Club is situated close to the Children´s Park in Taganskaya Street. The modern interiors of the restaurant are remarkable for light exquisite furniture, smooth columns, and windows with golden and yellow curtains matching the colour of the walls. The walls are decorated with photographs and mosaic panels. The menu of the Mister Monkey Restaurant offers dishes of European, American, and Mexican cuisines. The wine list contains over 50 kinds of wines from seven wine-making regions of the world. On Fridays and Saturdays entertaining show-programs take place in the Mister Monkey Restaurant. The guests are welcome to use parking place free of charge.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Taganskaya St., 29

 

Na Lestnitse

The Na Lestnitse Cafe-Restaurant is situated between the Old and the New Arbat, close to Smolenskaya metro station. It was opened in 1999, and very soon it obtained reputation of one of the cosiest places in the capital. In 2004 the owner of the venue was replaced, and the Cafe wasrestored. It still remains a very popular place among both young people and older guests. The interiors and decoration changed, but the atmosphere of cosiness and unconstraint still remains the same. Thanks to ventilation system, the smoking guests do not disturb the non-smoking visitors. All the guests are welcome to use Internet for free. Themenu of the Cafe features dishes of home and European cuisine, various kinds of coffee, bakery, and so forth. From 12:00 till 16:00 one can order home dinner at moderate price. Such a dinner consists of a soup, a salad, and a hot course. Cranberry juice and mineral water are included in the dinner for free. The Cafe offers a "take a way" service. 

Average bill: 20–30 USD

2nd Smolensky Lane, ¼

 

Noah Ark

The Noah´s Arch Restaurant is located in one of the old lanes of Kitai-Gorod. The interiors of the restaurant are designed in Armenian style: the halls were decorated with tuff and other stones by Armenian masters. The interiors are notable for their pomp and splendour. Hand-made carvings, wall paintings, copper engraved panels depicting subjects from the Bible, swimming pool with decorative fishes create an atmosphere of Oriental luxury. The menu of the Noah´s Ark Restaurant contains over 120 dishes, including those prepared according old Armenian receipts: 12 kinds of Armenian shashliks made of fresh meat, tolma in grape leaves, kebabs made of mutton, chicken and beef, fish delicacies, and so forth. Oriental sweets, cognacs and Armenian wines are the restaurant´s pride. Each evening from 20:00 the guests of the Noah´s Ark Restaurant are entertained by live Armenian music. The restaurant features the delivery food service. The orders are delivered within an hour or hour and a half within the bounds of Moscow and Moscow region.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

Maly Ivanovsky Lane, 9

 

National Russian Hunting Club

The National Russian Hunting Club is the restaurant for those who enjoy hunting and fishing. In the world there are only eight venues of this type: hunting restaurants-clubs exist in the USA, Africa and Europe. One of such venues is open in Moscow. The main characteristic of the National Russian Hunting Club is that all the dishes offered in the restaurant are prepared of meat of wild animals bagged on hunting grounds of the Russian Federation. Seafood dishes are prepared of fish caught in Russian rivers and lakes. Another feature of the restaurant is careful preserving of the recipes of the 17th-19th centuries. The menu of the National Russian Hunting Club includes meat, fish and poultry dishes. Among the most popular dishes are the "Fish Mosaics" prepared of various kinds of seafood, ostrich´s meat with fruits and walnuts, quails in cherry sauce, lynx´s shoulder, and so forth. The menu offers such exquisite and exotic dishes as grilled saiga´s ribs or bear chop. The restaurant presents a large variety of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, desserts, home bakery, ravioli and vareniks. The interior of the restaurant is designed in hunting style.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

1st Bukhvostova St., 3

 

Old Town

The Old Town Cafe is located in Marina Roshcha, within a few minutes walk from the Savelovskaya metro station. The interiors of the cafe justify its name: the wall paintings depict the streets of an old town, and the light furniture reminds of a European street cafe. The menu of the OldTown includes traditional dishes of European, Caucasian and Georgian cuisines. In the cafe one will be offered an extensive choice of hot and cold appetizers, kebabs made of pork, lamb, chicken and surgeon. It is called "On a visit in the OldTown". The confectionary offers delicious home bakery prepared according to Austrian recipes. The wine list offers famous sorts of Georgian wines, including draught wine Odjakhuri and Rkatsiteli. On Thursdays and Fridays Moscow musicians play blues music in the Old Town Cafe. The Old Town Cafe is a good place for banquets and parties for kids.

Average bill: under 10 USD

Sushchevsky Val, 3/5 

 

Rimskie Kanikuli

The Rimskie Kanikuli (Roman Holidays) Restaurant is located close to business centres and large entertainment complexes of Moscow. It is a very good place for those who like Italian cuisine and enjoy spending his or her time in the atmosphere of relaxation, far from hustle and bustle of the capital. The relatively small restaurant is intended for up to 28 places. It is decorated in Italian style. The menu of the restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes, such as pizza, carpaccio, and spaghetti. Gourmets will appreciate culinary masterpieces with seductive names "Sea-dog with the chef´s sauce", "Four cheeses", "Salmon with hot pepper", etc. Those who like seafood can order dishes made of fresh fish. Among the desserts prepared by experienced chef are caramel cream and various mousses. The carte of wines presents Italian wines. At the guests´ disposal is the free car parking place.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Novii Arbat St., 13

 

Rosticks

The Rosticks Fast-food Restaurant specializes on crunchy chicken in house coating dishes. The menu contains chicken wings and sticks, shashliks, nuggets, coated chicken and other kinds of dishes made of chicken. As trimmings, the guests are offered French fries, juicy corn ears, vegetable salads with shrimps and toasts, chicken and vegetable sandwiches, various desserts. The menu features such drinks as juices, Coca Cola, tea, coffee, milk shakes, and beer. For kids, in the Rosticks Restaurant there is special "Grow Big" dish with a toy to entertain little ones. The Rosticks offers birthday programs that include games, contests and amusements.

Average bill: Under 10 USD

Manejnaya Sq., 1 (Trade Complex Okhotny Ryad , 3rd storey), Red Sq., 3 (GUM, 3rd line, 2nd storey), Leningradsky Pr., 76 (Trade Center MetroMarket) and Presnensky Val, 14, block 1

 

Rio-Rio

The Rio-Rio Restaurant is located on the first floor of the Bagration shopping foot-bridge. In the interiors yellow, red and orange shadows reminding of a colourful Brazilian carnival predominate. The exotic atmosphere is supplemented with a quantity of artificial plants and tropic aquariums. Along with a traditional menu, the restaurant offers Brazilian Rodizio that can be compared with a classic smorgasbord. The Rodizio includes 14 varieties of hot meat and poultry dishes, 4 types of garnish and a rich salad-bar with 16 salads. The wine list of the restaurant offers a great choice of red and white wines of France, Italy, Spain and Latin America. Among the spirits there is rum, tequila, gin and Brazilian vodka cashasa. For young visitors special children menu featuring a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit cocktails is offered. The restaurant provides carry-out services. From Tuesday to Sunday at 19:30 the Rio-Rio houses live concerts of Latin American music and from Wednesday to Saturday at 22:00 Brazilian Dance Show starts. The entrance to the show is extra charged. The visitors of the Rio-Rio Restaurant are offered a free parking lot. 

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Krasnopresnenskaya Emb., 16

 

Sbarro

The Sbarro is the chain of fast-food restaurants. It offers dishes of traditional Italian cuisine. The chain includes restaurants located on the territory of large trade centres. The menu of the Sbarro is remarkable for a wide variety of different dishes and moderate prices. The guests are offered over 50 kinds of pizza on basis of thin and thick dough with different fillings. The special offer is "Staff pizza based on Mama Sbarro´s receipt". The menu includes an extensive choice of popular Italian dishes, such as spaghetti, ravioli, tortellini, lasagne, various desserts, wines and non-alcohol drinks. The Sbarro restaurants offer "meal to go" service and delivery service. The Sbarro restaurants feature playgrounds for kids. The restaurants are ideal for family evenings or birthday celebrations.

Average bill: Under 10 USD

Krasnoprudnaya St., 1, Manegnaya Sq., 1 (Trade Complex), Mikluho-Maklaya St., 32a (RamstorTradeCenter) and Leningradsky Pr., 62a (Trade Complex)

 

Shagall

The Shagall Restaurant opened in April, 2004 is the only restaurant in Moscow offering Jewish kosher food. It functions under patronage of the Jewish Cultural Centre and bears the name of the famous painter Marc Shagall. Jewish kosher cuisine is well known all over the world since it is both tasty and healthy. That´s why the Shagall Restaurant is popular among people of different origins and religions. The menu of the restaurant contains various salads, pickles, salted foods, vegetable, fish and meat appetizers, soups, hot courses made of fish and meat, and various desserts. Among the most popular dishes are liver pastes prepared according to original recipes, salted red fish, boiled buckwheat with cracklings, beef tongue boiled with herbs, and other unusual dishes. The employers of the restaurant are very exact about observing the rules of food preparation and serving. The guests of the restaurant are entertained by classic melodies performed by a fiddler.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

Boshaya Nikitskaya St., 47/3

 

Shinok

In the old days small taverns in Ukraine were called "shinoks". The modern Shinok Restaurant is situated in the famous restaurants´ raw in Presnya Street, close to the White House and International Trading Centre. In the centre of the restaurant there is a cosy courtyard with hens, ship, rabbits and even a cow. An old lady dressed in national clothes sits on the bank; she spins and looks after the animals. The menu features traditional Ukrainian dishes such as borshch, pirozhki and vareniki (big Ukrainian exquisite ravioli with different feelings - curds, cherries and raspberry sauce, etc). The bottle of famous Ukrainian vodka, gorilka, and Kiev´s pork fat with garlic and pickled cucumbers are also available. The wine carte offers Crimean selection wines. In the hall of the Shinok Restaurant there is a Grandmother´s Chest antique shop. So the visitors can not only dine but also make pleasant purchases. 

Average bill: 50-70 USD

1905 Goda St., 2

 

Schwarzwald

The Schwarzwald is the restaurant of choice for those who are fond of drinking first-class beer in pleasant settings. The restaurant is reckoned for its unique atmosphere of a convivial dinner. The interior features the masterful combination of German heaviness, good quality, spaciousness and home-like cosiness. The main place in the menu of the Schwarzwald Restaurant is given over to beer. The visitors are offered 12 leading beer sorts. The dishes offered are mainly of German and Czech cuisines. Spicy salads, sausages, meat dishes and various snacks are worth trying. Fish and fasting-day menus are available. To make the restaurant look even more German the traditional German beer melodies have been chosen as background music. 

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Petrovka St., 14

 

Sudar

The Sudar Restaurant that is favourably located in the centre of Moscow, close to the Triumphal Arch and PoklonnoyaMountain, is decorated in the style of ancient Russian mansion. The menu of the restaurant offers traditional Russian dishes prepared to the recipes of ancient cookery books. Such dishes as rasstegai, jugged shchi, game dishes, and sturgeon stuffed with mushrooms and baked with sauce, fish soup with sturgeon, pike perch and salmon, raviloli, pirozhki and vareniki live up to expectations. The wine carte is comprised of French, Italian and Spanish wines and various cognacs, liqueurs and nastoykas. The guests are offered first-class beer made in the brewery of the restaurant. The cigar menu is available. In the evenings the guests enjoy live concerts of classic music and Old Russian romances. Free guarded parking is available for the guests of the restaurant.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Kutuzovsky Pr., 36/2

 

Sushi Planet

The Sushi Planet Restaurants are decorated in classical Japanese style, which was combined with elements of modern design. The menu of the Sushi Planet Restaurants offers over 50 kinds of sushi. The guests of the restaurants are also welcome to try other traditional Japanese dishes such as sashimi, yakitori, teriyaki, various soups, salads and desserts prepared according to national recipes. Among the drinks presented in the Sushi Planet Restaurants are sake, plum wine and draught beer. In the Sushi Planet one can order meals to go. Food delivery service is also available.

Average bill: 30-50 USD

1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya St., 2, Leninsky Pr., ½, Taganskaya St. and ½, Smolenskaya St., 3

 

Tsarina Tamar

The restaurant is named in honour of the famous Georgian Tsarina Tamar. The guests of the restaurant can see her portrait made in batik style right at the entry. The interior of the restaurant recreates romantic and stately atmosphere of the ancient Georgia. The menu provides a good selection of traditional Georgian dishes. Among appetizers hominy should be mentioned, among the soups kharcho and khashi stand out, among the hot dishes khinkali, veal kharcho with nuts and naturally shashlik and kebab are especially popular. The menu is complemented with various desserts of Georgian and European cuisines. All dishes are served on labelled earthenware crockery. The wine carte offers a great choice of best Italian, French and Georgian wines, including collection Georgian wines in jugs. Every evening the TsarinaTamarRestaurant holds concerts of well-known Georgian artists and legendary Orera ensemble. Besides, the restaurant houses the permanent exposition of designer Elena Pelevina. Free guarded parking is available for the guests of the restaurant.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Bolshoy Spasoglinishchevsky Lane, 3, building 5

 

Uzbekistan

The Uzbekistan Restaurant is one of the oldest in Moscow. Luxurious interiors of the restaurant remind of an Oriental palace. The Uzbekistan Restaurant shares the building with another restaurant offering Oriental cuisine. It is called the White Sun of a Desert, and its´ interiors remind of the famous Russian movie. Some objects used in the restaurant´s interior decoration are original scenery of the movie "White Sun of a Desert". The menu of both restaurants includes traditional dishes of Uzbek cuisine: pilaw, shashlik on live coals, various salads and appetizers, Uzbek soups, "lagman", which is a dish made of Uzbek noodles, mutton and spices, and so forth. Delicious desserts, such as fruits, jams and sweets are prepared in the restaurant´s confectionary. The carte of wines includes Crimean, French and Chili wines. Those who prefer non-alcohol drinks are welcome to order cocktails, fresh juices, various sorts of tea and coffee. Hookahs and cigars are at disposal of smokers.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Neglinnaya St., 29/14

 

Uley

The Uley ("Beehive") Restaurant is situated in the centre of Moscow, close to Tvesrskaya Street. The interior is designed in the New Age style. Dark brown walls, light ceiling, semi-transparent partitions, comfortable chairs and sofa zone, light textile and modern decor provide an ideal setting for a pleasant dining. The restaurant specializes in Fusion cuisine that combines different culinary traditions from all over the world and offers traditional European dishes cooked from exotic products. The specialties of the Uley Restaurant include the chicken baked in rosemary, Angel´s Hair paste with tomatoes and mushrooms, tuna-fish served with chilli sauce and Thai lime. The Uley´s menu also provides a good choice of traditional Japanese sashimi and rolls. The guests of the Uley are offered an extensive wine list, cigars menu and hookah. 

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Gasheka St., 7

 

White Russia

The White Russia Restaurant specializes in Belarusian cuisine that perfectly combines Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Latvian culinary traditions. Dishes offered by the White Russia Restaurant offer pancakes, pies with various fillings, cheese cakes with raisins, crayfish necks, pickles, salted foods, fish and meat saltwort, and so forth. Special place in Belarusian cuisine belongs to potato dish called "draniki". In the White Russia Restaurant the guests are offered over 30 types of "draniki", including those with salmon fish, mushrooms, red caviar, meat and cowberries. The assortment of drinks includes honey and berries´ liqueurs, fruit drinks and kvass. The White Russia Restaurant is proud to offer unfiltered beer on tap that ranges among the best in Moscow. The best specialists in Belarusian cuisine are employers of the White Russia Restaurant. Moust of them are laureates of prestigious international contests.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Bolshaya Nikitskaya St., 14

 

Yaponsky Gorodovoy

The small and cozy Yaponsky Gorodovoy Restaurant is situated close to Pushkinskaya Square. In contrast to other Moscow oriental restaurant the Yaponsky Gorodovoy specializing in Japanese cuisine is decorated in modern style and features just few exotic national details. The Yaponsky Gorodovoy offers a great choice of traditional Japanese dishes. Along with the standard for any Japanese restaurant dishes with raw fish the menu represents Miso soup, Salad from green and brown algae, Teppanyaki mixed grill cooked on Teppan (the Japanese oven). One of the rules the Yaponsky Gorodovoy sticks to is that in cooking all dishes only fresh fish is used. In the wine carte the standard selection of spirits is complemented with Japanese rice and plump wines, sake and Japanese whisky. It is worth mentioning that the waiters of the Yaponsky Gorodovoy not only knows well but also carry out all the ceremonies considered necessary according to the Japanese etiquette.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Tverskaya St., 17

 

Zamok Mephisto

The Zamok Mephisto Restaurant designed as a gloomy medieval vault welcomes all those favouring exciting experience and unusual entertainments. Opened more then ten years ago this Restaurant-Theatre still enjoys great popularity with the Muscovites and guests of the city. The Restaurant´s menu featuring strangely named dishes can also strike the most sensitive visitors. For example, the Hell Desserts section threatens with blindness, deafness, dumbness, oblivion and insanity. If the most courageous guest doesn´t close the menu, he will find out that the Dumbness is the jasmine mousse with grapefruit sauce, and the Insanity is delicious nougat with raspberry sauce. The Zamok Mephisto is also famous for its interiors. The black and red decor tells about all kinds of catastrophes and disasters. The special place is given to the middle Ages theme. In the evening live music is played in the restaurant. The themed parties and all kinds of performances are also regularly held here. At weekends there are children programs with puppets, magician, acrobats and animal trainers.

Average bill: 50-70 USD

Shmitovsky Passage, 10

 

Zeravshan

The Zeravshan, a nice oriental-styled restaurant named after the river in Central Asia, is situated in the south-east of Moscow, close to the Kuzminki metro station. The restaurant´s interiors are designed in oriental style with bright colours predominating in the decor. The walls are decorated with colourful carpets and national music instruments; the ceiling features intricate stucco mouldings. Every day from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. live music concerts are held, and rest of the time the guests of the Zeravshan enjoy the singing of a Samarqand nightingale. In the evening leading belly dancers of the Russian capital give their performances in the Zeravshan Restaurant. The basis of the restaurant´s menu is formed by Uzbek dishes cooked to ancient recipes. The restaurant is proud of its plov (pilaw), lagman, shurpa, kebab, and shashlik. The menu of the Zeravshan also features dishes of European, Russian and Caucasian cuisines.

Average bill: 20-30 USD

Volgogradsky Pr., 102