The Best Restaurants in Moscow for Tartare Courses

Salmon Tartare | © RitaE / Pixabay
Salmon Tartare | © RitaE / Pixabay
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Contributor / Journalist11 November 2017

It’s no secret that the beef burger, grilled tuna and salmon, and roasted pork start out as raw. The primal international gourmet course known as tartare has been experiencing a surge in popularity at restaurants all over Moscow. Chefs here believe that a modern tartare course comes in all sorts of strange shapes and sizes. Take a look at the top restaurants where you can try the best tartare in Russia’s capital.

Zodiac

Restaurant, Contemporary
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Zodiac is a Pan-Asian cuisine restaurant, established by Boris Zarkov and Chef Vladimir Mukhin of the White Rabbit Family group, and sits in the heart of Moscow. The menu combines fusion and contemporary dishes from China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. The bar list resembles a diagram of the 12 zodiac signs, and the cocktail selection is the most curious section of the menu. The choices are vast, and you can ask the barista to customise your drink.

Adri BBQ & Wine

Restaurant, European, $$$
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Vegetables, meat, fish, seafood and dessert – everything you want for a perfect dining experience is at Adri BBQ & Wine. Everything is cooked on a variety of grills, including the brazier, oven and josper. Chef and owner Adrian also invented a unique dish by mixing paella and risotto and cooking it in a wood-fired oven. Today, it’s a delicious and nourishing course available for lunch and dinner and goes perfectly with traditional Spanish wine. As for tartare, the menu features tasty beef and salmon varieties.

Molon Lave

Restaurant, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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Trendy downtown Greek chefs have established the most exciting restaurant in the central area, especially for those of you who love fresh tartare. At Molon Lave, the portions are perfectly sized, and chefs stick to classic Greek condiments. The tartare here features vegetables, with each one topped with a single leaf. For a maximum effect, order yourself some ktapodi, psiti aginara and dakos.

Mushrooms

Restaurant, Russian, European, Asian, $$$
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Mushrooms is another White Rabbit Family creation, and it’s the first truffle restaurant in Russia. The restaurant offers three types of cuisine: European, Russian and Pan-Asian. The mushrooms come from a variety of sources, including the chefs’ foraging expeditions and farmers who grow them specifically for the restaurant. Many tartare dishes and salads are on offer. If you like truffles, this is the place to visit.

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