Food is one of the most effective ways of getting to know a foreign culture, and it’s essential in keeping your energy up as you explore a new destination. If you’re headed to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, you will need to celebrate the victories or mourn over the losses of your team. Culture Trip has got you covered. Here is our guide to the best restaurants in Nizhny Novgorod, one of this year’s host cities.
Vitalich serves high-end traditional Russian cuisine. The interior has a hunting-lodge theme, which is also reflected in the menu. It’s a perfect place for a slightly fancy, authentically Russian evening out.
Bezukhov exudes a chic bohemian vibe and advertises itself as a literary space as well as a restaurant. They organise literary events on a regular basis, and the dishes they serve are an original take on traditional Russian cuisine. It’s a great place to visit no matter the time of day; they are open 24 hours, seven days a week.
If you’re looking for something seriously chic, Mitrich is the place to go. They specialise in steaks, but they also serve a variety of innovative dishes. Their desserts have a particularly good reputation. The modern, unusual design of the interior is the cherry on top of the cake.
When visiting a new country, sometimes people need something familiar every now and then. Food is one of the easiest ways to ease the feeling of being homesick. Americans abroad may find comfort in Salyut, which serves If you tasty burgers and craft beers. The portions are generous, and the entire place is warm and inviting.
If you want to dine like a 19th-century Nizhny Novgorod merchant, Pyatkin is a place you should most certainly visit. This restaurant is a bit of an antique chic with a traditional menu to match.
Fancy dining at a restaurant run by a celebrity chef? Kupecheskii is your chance to do just that. Viktor Smirnov is a legendary chef in Nizhny Novgorod, and his name, as well as his cooking, keeps drawing customers to Kupecheskii. The restaurant specialises in Russian cuisine with a modern spin. It is an excellent fine-dining spot.
Tiffani Bar is a modern place serving high-quality, international cuisine. It features big windows and a summer terrace that overlooks the park by the Volga River. The restaurant is famous for its cocktails, and club nights take place every weekend. It is a go-to place for a night out.
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