This is a place where you can feel like an aristocrat of early 19th Century Russia. It's a literary café/restaurant with an interesting collection of items - an antique library with 15,000 old books, maps, globes and telescopes, all of them original articles from Pushkin's time. This establishment holds a special place among the city's restaurants, and Moscow Mayor Luzhkov often brings his guests here. It is carefully styled after the luxurious but cozy Moscow mansion of Pushkin's time. The waiters even speak the Russian language of Pushkin's era. The menu includes typical Russian dishes, prepared according to old recipes as well as French cuisine highlights, typical of the early 19th Century.
Traditional Ukrainian cuisine meets Disneyland at this popular restaurant, where live animals are the real attraction. Goats, hens, rabbits, sheep, and cows graze and wander in the glassed-in center courtyard, which is either tacky or entertaining, depending on your point of view. Typical dishes are offered, such as Borscht and Solyanka, as well as Salo for the more adventurous. Whether you are a connoisseur when it comes to Ukrainian cuisine or wish to try it the first time, either ways heading to Shinok can be a great idea.
This is one place where you will never have to dance to Britney Spears, Ricky Martin or Scooter. 16 Tons is one of the first few clubs in Moscow to welcome and encourage Russian groups and progressive bands to play at their venue. Its refined atmosphere can seem a little cold at first, but it has gently persuaded more than a few skeptics to stay for coffee or a drink. 16 Tons brews its own beer, focusing on British-style ales and bitters; they are reasonably priced and pub grub is also available. The pub opens daily at 11a, while the club opens later at 6p.
For a relaxed and intimate dining experience, choose the rooftop O2 Lounge of the famous Ritz-Carlton Moscow . With its polished black tiles, bright red cocoon chairs, stark white furnishing and to top it all, a dramatic glass dome the lounge is one of the top places to be seen at. The menu includes sushi, created with expertise by Chef Seiji Kusano, known for his famous gourmet roll prepared with Beluga caviar and blue fin tuna, garnished with gold leaf. Remember to ask the vodka sommelier's comments before choosing from the largest collection of the finest of vodkas from across the world. The music is trendy and at dinner time features hits from around the globe.
The perfect representation of chef Adrian Quetglas's culinary vision, AQ Kitchen is an avant-garde restaurant that offers a particularly memorable dining experience in the heart of the city. Everything speaks of the chef's unique outlook, from the casually-trendy décor to the eclectic menu. Discover globally-inspired dishes rooted in Russian epicurean traditions like the restaurant's version of borscht, a traditional soup, served here as a savory aspic with pasta. Originally hailing from Argentina, chef Quetglas offers up twists on classic dishes and multi-cultural ingredients in a bistro-style setting. Try the beef tartar with mustard sauce or risotto-style local rice with salted herring. It's quite busy at lunch time, with office goers stopping by for a quick meal, so get here early to avoid the rush.
Swedish management and chefs provide Scandinavian DJs, cuisine and prices every night of the year at this sleek nightspot. The decor is exquisite: brick walls with good oil paintings and horizontal windows that give a broad view over Tverskaia street. Foreign travelers looking for Russian company often come here. The menu is heavy on meat: Reindeer with morels, cherry jus and herbed potatoes, and Oscietre Caviar as a starter.
Belonging to the franchise of the same name, Shokoladnitsa is a popular cafe in Moscow. You can choose from the limited yet delightful varieties of hot and cold beverages. In case you feel hungry, the cafe serves a delectable menu ideal for breakfast or quick snacks. The classic latte and heavenly blueberry cheesecakes have been the popular favorites of Shokoladnitsa and wont leave you disappointed. The cafe is family-friendly and hosts a variety of fun activities for your little ones regularly.
A passion to serve up some of the most toothsome steaks in Moscow has kept the team at Goodman motivated to delight their guests on a consistent basis. Part of a renowned chain of steakhouses, this Goodman Steak House outlet occupies a bustling location in the city's north district. The meat used in its preparations is sourced from dairy fed cattle and stored in excellent conditions. The chefs here are well-versed with the various cuts used in preparing some heavenly steaks and know the flavors well. Go for the classic ribeye steak dolled up with some zesty sauces and experience one of the most surreal culinary experiences in the heart of Moscow.
Located near the famous Manege Square, this outlet of Dunkin' Donuts remains one of the busiest in the city. The cafe is well-known for its varied choice of donuts, covered in chocolate, caramel and marzipan and other delicious toppings. Accompany this with coffee, hot chocolate or other beverages for the perfect snack. The location provides WiFi connectivity as well.
Страна, Которой Нет entices your taste buds with flavorsome delicacies from Europe, Asia and Russia. The seafood preparations, crab cakes, beef stroganoff from their menu are appreciated by all and recommended by the staff. After the meal, you can satiate your sweet-tooth cravings with the sugary delights from their dessert menu. Belonging to the Novikov group, this restaurant has a unique decorative lighting and plush furnishings. Its warm hospitality and pocket-friendly rates make this one of the locals favorite restaurants in the city.
Experience fine British cuisine in the heart of Moscow at London Gril. Occupying a busy spot in the city's northern region, this English-inspired eatery is known for its succulent steaks and an impressive selection of beers and spirits. Additionally, gourmands are also treated to staple Russian fare. Preparations are competitively priced and the service never disappoints. Hop in to dig into a wholesome cheeseburger and your favorite beer, even as you catch your favorite league live in action on the large TV screens at the gastropub.
Treat your taste buds to some classic American burgers as you dine at Burger King. This outlet is a part of the international burger chain and offers a variety of burgers along with salads, scrumptious snacks and refreshing drinks to its guests. Its friendly staff is prompt and servicing, making it an ideal place to grab a quick bite. Housed inside the Okhotny Ryad Mall, this is a great spot for a relaxing meal after the exhaustive shopping-spree.