We understand how easy it is to get into a dining routine when your usual places guarantee the same great food and cosy atmosphere. However, it’s time to treat yourself to a meal at a restaurant with a stunning view of Moscow. With views of the river, the City District and/or Red Square, these restaurants take advantage of the beautiful sights Moscow has to offer.
Bar, European, Beer, $$$
Strelka Bar is the gastronomic and social gem of Strelka Institute. Its outstanding and eclectic design connects Italian art deco elements with Scandinavian furniture from the 60s and early 70s. You can order yourself a great drink from an extensive cocktail list and a European menu. The menu includes seasonal dishes prepared with local ingredients that are delivered to the restaurant daily. The summertime rooftop terrace overlooks the river, and a kiosk in the courtyard offers street food options. The bar hosts parties with music spun by DJs and even live performances. Strelka Bar a must-not-miss if you’re visiting in summer. The terrace is closed during the fall and winter seasons.
Located on the roof of the Central City Tower, Karlsson (Carlson) offers its visitors panoramic views of the Kremlin and the Moscow Historical Centre. You may be overwhelmed by the variety of European dishes and the best wine cart in the area. Order yourself the signature dish, the Mediterranean small plates, and imagine you’re walking among bright citrus trees planted along the Mediterranean coast.
O2 Lounge is the landmark rooftop restaurant and bar located on the top of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the heart of Moscow, near The Red Square. Presenting unrivalled views of the city and spectacular modern design, O2 offers gourmet international cuisine, the finest caviar in the city, seafood and sushi, and house-mixed cocktails. Undoubtedly it’s an exclusive opportunity for an exceptional dining and experience. Early booking for Thursday through Saturday nights is highly recommended. It is also quite spendy.
White Rabbit is beautiful, contemporary and exciting in its own way. Here traditional Russian cuisine meets modern culinary techniques and key ingredients rise to a height of respected delicacies. Try Russian borscht, fried crucians, baked beans, turnip crisps and salads. Every dish is a result of hard work, gastronomical expeditions and a special respect for Russian traditions. The first joint project of famous Boris Zarkov and Chef Vlamdimir Mukhin, White Rabbit is located under the glass dome on the 16th floor of Smolenskiy Passage.
Conservatory Lounge & Bar is a modern rooftop bar located on the 10th floor of Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow. An extensive range of premium beverages and a list of signature cocktails are both offered here. Traditional Russian masterpieces, such as pancakes with caviar, and Kamchatka crab and borscht, are served with international accompaniments and weekly specials.