It is truly an adventure to go out for dinner in Moscow. The city is teeming with extravagant theme restaurants where you are transported through both time and space. Suddenly you might find yourself in Thailand, on a farm or in the last century. If you want to eat real good food and spend less, you can go to some of the city’s many Georgian and Armenian restaurants. There are also food chains such as Moo-Moo and Yolki-Palki where you can serve yourself inexpensive, simple Russian fare. For most restaurants it is recommended to book a table in advance.
This is one of Moscow’s finest restaurants. Go on a journey through time back to the sumptuous 19th century. Here, well-dressed Muscovites enjoy caviar and the Franco-Russian cuisine. Here you can also enjoy a grandiose breakfast buffet.
Noev Kovcheg (Noah’s Ark)
Noev Kovcheg serves award-winning Armenian food. When here, be sure to taste the famous Armenian cognac. The prestigious restaurant opened its doors to the public on July 17th (1999), the same date that Noah’s Ark settled on the mountain of Ararat. This date is supposed to bring luck.
At this restaurant you can enjoy European food of a very high standard served by Swedish chefs, the steaks are especially renowned. In the winter you can have a drink in the ice bar, and in the summer a cocktail in the courtyard.
Maharaja is one of the best Indian restaurants located in the heart of the city. The staff is bilingual and the service is excellent. They focus on natural ingredients so you do not have to worry about artificial colouring or preservatives.
Argentinean restaurants are always good choices if you feel like a big and tasty steak, this one is no exception. The meat is fantastic and cooked on charcoal. Of course, they also have an extensive wine list to go with the menu.
In the beautiful Lotte Hotel you can find Les Menus. The Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire provides the guests with experimental dishes in a classic and stylish interior.
Claimed to be one of the best restaurant in Moscow, Twenty-Two is a popular concept restaurant located right in the city centre. The restaurant has a unique décor and a wonderful atmosphere.
In downtown Moscow, near Pushkinskaya / Tverskaya underground station, you can find the elegant Rybniy bazar. This restaurant serves seafood, and the lobster and oysters are especially popular here.
At this city café you can enjoy some traditional Gregorian food. Here you can choose between traditional grilled dishes, soups, kebabs and much more. It is recommended to leave lots of room in your stomach when coming here, because the portions are claimed to be huge.
Located on the 16th floor at Hotel Sputnik, this restaurant offers stunning views over the city. Darbar is a popular Indian restaurant and the perfect place for relaxing after a day’s touring.
Café Mu-Mu is an affordable restaurant chain serving both light snacks and full meals. The interior is very cosy and the restaurant has become increasingly popular for its simple and tasty food.
Mary Jane Bar
This cosy and friendly restaurant is located in the south of Moscow. Mary Jane Bar serves a wide range of European food. Here you can choose between salads, pastas, soups, meat and much more.
Pane & Olio
If you are looking for a genuine Italian restaurant in Moscow, Pane & Olio certainly qualifies with its cosy atmosphere and classic menu. Here you can indulge in Carpaccio, focaccia, pastas and several other Italian delights.
Chicago Prime Steakhouse & Bar
At the stylish Chicago Prime Steakhouse & Bar you can enjoy some really good dishes for both lunch and dinner. The mouth-watering steaks will most likely leave you more than satisfied.
Claimed not be easy to find, this restaurant is definitely worth the search. Delicatessen is located in a courtyard and serves traditional food and drinks in a unique atmosphere.