Are you looking for a perfect place to impress your better half with a great dining experience and cocktails? Or maybe you’ve decided to make a proposal during the trip abroad? We all know that sometimes it gets quite complicated to find the right place, especially if you’re abroad. Our picks below are the most romantic in the capital of Russia and they’re our favorite.
Restaurant, Northern European, $$$
Located in the heart of Moscow, this modern and cozy restaurant is all about Northern European cuisine with its extensive choice of delicious courses and nordic design. It’s the right place for a perfect date, especially if you expect a fine dining experience along with a vast choice of wine and cocktails to impress your better half. There’s a little bakery right in the restaurant, so you can choose pastries and take them away, or order a special sweet dessert for your better half.
Selfie Restaurant & Bar
Restaurant, European, $$$
Selfie is another fine dining project of White Rabbit Family. Everything here starts with the kitchen. The interior of the restaurant is a contemporary Russian design mixed with European and has large windows and a panoramic view of the Garden Ring Road. The fashionable urban restaurant looks very romantic and cosmopolitan.
The staff acquaints guests with typical Russian products: pork from Kursk, halibut from Murmansk, veal from Bryansk, asparagus from Tver, truffle from the Crimea, and more. Their menu has a unique geography: 15 Russian regions, let alone other countries. Seasonal products, careful adherence to tradition, and present-day cooking techniques are the three main principles of Selfie kitchen.
Restaurant, Russian, $$$
As soon as you book a table for a date and come to this restaurant, you’ll notice an open kitchen in the main hall of the restaurant covered with gammons and bunches of various herbs with a two-meter brazier which is a territory of the chef Vladimir Bogozhavts. He controls all the preparation processes of the courses. Fatima Dmitriyenko is responsible for the Adighe direction. She specializes in hichina, gentle chicken in sour cream Kabardian-style, gedlibzhe, and lyagur which is dried on the nettle fire. There are also specialists responsible for the Georgian dishes—lobio, kharcho, chakhokhbili, and many more. All meals are prepared with local products: chicken, cheese, sour cream, honey—everything is carefully selected and delivered from Mt. Elbrus. You’ll have an unforgettable local experience and spend a night in a very intimate atmosphere.
Restaurant, Russian, $$$
Bolshoi restaurant is famous for its art constituent. You can find an exclusive collection of modern art painters and sculptors right in the hall of it, and it is filled with luxury furniture produced by Ralph Lauren. The small hall of the restaurant is a perfect place for a date, as it combines leather furniture colored in lemon-cream and chocolate shades, massive walls made of dark wood, and a weak light. Take your time in the atmosphere of art and beauty during the well-known five o’clock tea drinking (750 rub per person) every day from 15:00 till 19:00. The price includes a number of typical Russian and international desserts and tea from a samovar. Every evening the air space of the hall is filled with sounds of live music. The pianist Sergey Belov playing on two keyboards plays modern improvisations and saloon jazz.
Pub Lo Picasso
Gastropub, Spanish, $$$
This contemporary Spanish gastropub is located right in the historical district of Moscow, near Kitay-Gorod. The interior is very extravagant with dark floors and walls which makes your dining experience even more romantic. The menu options are really tasty. Everything is cooked in the wood oven and served with a bottle of good wine and sparkling water. The wine list is a collaboration of Spanish and local wines. We highly recommend booking in advance, as it’s always full.