The Best Restaurants Near the Red Square, Moscow

Beautiful View from the PESHI Restaurant
Beautiful View from the PESHI Restaurant | Courtesy of PESHI Restaurant
For 870 years in existence, Moscow’s historic centre has accumulated enough to keep you busy for weeks. Another reason to keep exploring it is all the great restaurants in the area. We’ve made a list of the best places to eat near the Red Square, so you can spend more time soaking in the culture and history.


Restaurant, Asian, Italian
Itoyori ceviche at the PESHI Restaurant
Itoyori ceviche at the PESHI Restaurant | Courtesy of PESHI Restaurant

The beautiful view of Moscow’s historic centre, relaxed ambience and elaborately prepared food are the reasons why PESHI is a popular venue for high-profile events such as Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. The restaurant boasts an incredibly wide selection of fish – Japanese mackerel, itoyori, kinmendai, and rare types of shellfish such as taigarai – delivered from the Mediterranean, Sri-Lanka, Japan, New Zealand and Russia’s Far East twice a week. Although you can have any fish on the menu prepared any way you want, you simply cannot leave without trying the best ceviche in Moscow.

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Dr. Zhivago

Restaurant, Cafe, Russian, $$$
Moscow's Grand Kremlin Palaces
Moscow's Grand Kremlin Palaces | © Ludvig14/WikiCommons

What can be better than eating fine Russian food cooked to perfection? Only eating it with a view of Moscow’s Kremlin. Its central location, unconventional interior design and menu arrangement, along with a designated vodka room, are only a few things that make Dr. Zhivago stand out. Be sure to try crucian carp baked in sour cream, Olivier salad with smoked chicken, and meat solyanka.

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Cabinet Cafe

Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
Cabinet Cafe is a highly rated restaurant with a perfect central location and features delicious food, friendly service and a peaceful atmosphere. Quiet and cosy, it’s an ideal spot for any occasion – from a business meeting to a romantic dinner or a friends’ night out.
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Restaurant, Russian, 0

You don’t have to leave Moscow to get into Saratov; in fact, you only need to take a couple of steps from the Red Square to enjoy the food of Russia’s Volga region. A cosy family restaurant with mouth-watering food, Saratov offers 12 kinds of Russian meat patties, traditionally cooked and beautifully served borscht, lamb with pearl barley kasha and obligatory layered salads.

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Beluga Caviar Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Russian, European
Beluga Caviar Bar is a quintessentially Russian food destination that you simply cannot miss while touring the Red Square. Located in Russia’s main department store – GUM shopping centre – the restaurant lives up to the host’s reputation, from the well-thought-out menu to the hilarious cocktail names and gorgeous-looking caviar and vodka sets.
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Restaurant, Russian, Vegetarian, $$$
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables | © LollyKnit/Flickr

Arguably the most popular vegetarian place near the Red Square, Fresh is known and loved for its juices, smoothies and sauces. Chic interiors, friendly service and fantastic vegan burgers make even meat lovers flock to Fresh.

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