Moscow - Dining

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.

Restaurant Expedition

Restaurant “Expedition. Northern cuisine” serves delicacies of northern Russian cuisine of the highest quality.Each product “flies” or “comes” or “swims” here from distant ecologically clean lands and is cooked only on Baikal water! This restaurant is the place for those who appreciate high quality in everything! So don’t be surprised if some famous singer is performing a song for his friends at a table next to yours… They are big family and every guest for them is a good friend!

AddressPevcheskiy pereulok dom 6, Moscow
Phone+7 495 775 60 75
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Café Pushkin

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.

AddressTverskoy bulvar, 26а, Moscow
Phone+7 495 739 00 33
Opening hoursOpen 12am-12am

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.

Address9, M.Ivanovsky Lane, Moscow
Phone+7 495 917 07 17 / +7 495 628 29 29


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.

AddressMaliy Palashevskiy pereulok 7, Moscow
Phone+7 495 937 56 30


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.

AddressUlitsa Pokrovka 2/1, Moscow
Phone+7 495 621 98 44
Opening hoursOpen 12pm-11pm

El Gaucho

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.

Address6 Zacepinsky Val, Moscow
Phone+7 495 953 28 76

Les Menus

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.

Address8 bld.2, Novinskiy Blvd., Moscow
Phone+7 495 287 05 15
Opening hoursOpen 12pm-11.30pm


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.

AddressNoviy Arbat, 22, Moscow
Phone+7 495 776 86 22

Rybniy bazar

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.

AddressTrehprudniy per 10/2, Moscow
Phone+7 495 650-5444


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.

AddressUkrainsky Boulevard, 7, Moscow
Phone+7 985 764 23 64


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.

AddressLeninsky prosp., 38, Moscow
Phone+7 495 930 2925 / +7 495 930 2365

Café Mu-Mu

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.

AddressPlotnikov Ct. 45/24, Moscow
Phone+7 499 261 36 76

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.

AddressNovodanilovskaya naberezhnaya, 4B, Moscow
Phone+7 495 796 20 32

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.

AddressTimura Frunze, 22, Moscow
Phone+7 499 246 26 22
Opening hoursOpen 12pm-12am

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.

AddressStrastnoy Blvd., 8a, Moscow
Phone+7 495 988 17 17


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.

Addressul Sadovaya-Karetnaya, 20, str. 2, Moscow
Phone+7 495 699 39 52