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Café Pushkin, Presnya, Moscow |©Nan Palmero/ Flickr
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The 9 Best Restaurants in Moscow

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Updated: 14 May 2018
Moscow is known for its diverse and vibrant food scene, so picking out places from the cornucopia of choices might be challenging. We’ve put together a list of nine of Moscow’s best restaurants.

White Rabbit

Restaurant, Russian, European, Vegetarian
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One of the world’s top 20 best restaurants, White Rabbit is where every foodie should eat at least once in their lifetime. Chef Vladimir Mukhin utilizes both cutting edge and traditional cooking technologies to create gastronomic delights to die for.
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Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri:
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun:
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Gourmet, Fine Dining, Michelin-Starred

AQ Kitchen

Restaurant, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Molecular gastronomy, an open kitchen, decent prices and a talented Spanish chef are the key ingredients of AQ Kitchen’s irrevocable success. Should you come here, be sure to try the thai chicken soup with lemon jelly, the duck comfit with buckwheat, ceps and black currant oil and the Cuba-libre dessert.
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Sun:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Open Kitchen

Café Pushkin

Restaurant, Russian, European, French, $$$
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Foreigners have been coming to Café Pushkin for their first-night meal in Moscow for years, and it still hasn’t lost its appeal. Open from dawn till midnight, this place is perfect for any occasion, despite its over-the-top decorations. With its flawless food and impeccable service, Café Pushkin is truly Moscow’s best restaurant.
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Semifreddo

Restaurant, Wine Bar, Italian
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When Michelin-star chef Nino Graziano opened his first restaurant in Moscow, everyone knew it was destined for success. Semifreddo has a Sicilian-inspired menu and boasts an open kitchen where you can watch Moscow’s best Italian chef at work.
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Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Atmosphere:

Gourmet

SAVVA

Restaurant, Russian, European
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Located in one of Moscow’s most beautiful hotels (the Metropol), Savva is an exquisite restaurant with Andrei Shmakov, an Estonian celebrity chef, at its helm. Expect dishes such as borsch with cherry and duck leg, dumplings accompanied by some Champagne cream sauce, pike caviar and dill oil, as well as delicious slices of reindeer and beef brisket.
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Sun:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat:
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Breakfast

Atmosphere:

Romantic

Severyane

Restaurant, Russian, European
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Severyane is the place every foodie should visit. Where else can you try dishes baked in a traditional Russian oven? The person behind the menu is Moscow’s best young chef of 2015, Georgy Troyan. He advocates making bread the traditional way and using only local ingredients. Even if you’re not into food, come here for the Malevich-inspired red-and-black interiors.
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Sun:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat:
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Breakfast

Atmosphere:

Unusual

Syrovarnya

Restaurant, Italian, Russian
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This place is a cheese factory, shop and restaurant all in one. Syrovarnya is owned by one of Russia’s most celebrated restaurateurs, Arkadi Novikov. A variety of high-quality cheeses, a fresh take on Russian cuisine and an elegant interior design are the reasons Syrovarnya is among Moscow’s top restaurants.
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Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual

Dr. Jhivago

Restaurant, Russian, Contemporary
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A quintessentially Russian restaurant, where you can eat your pelmeni with a view of the Kremlin. Located on the ground floor of the historic Hotel National, the restaurant seduces with bright interiors straight from a children’s book and offers a modern take on Russian cuisine. Come here for Olivier salad with smoked chicken, goose with lingonberry sauce and an impressive assortment of drinks in their vodka room.
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Sun - Sat:
12:00 am

Meal service:

Breakfast, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Stylish

Fahrenheit

Gastropub, Russian
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Fahrenheit is a gastropub in the centre of the city known for its complex recipes, open kitchen and brutalist interior. This place will question and confuse your senses with unconventional ingredients like beaver fat and crab-apple syrup, but it will definitely leave you wanting more.
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