Most Popular Articles
The 5 Best Restaurants in Moscow
Nov 14 , 2011
Are the words borsch, pelmeni, and syrniki foreign to you? You might not know what these words mean—or even how to pronounce them—but that will change after you experience traditional Russian cuisine at the best restaurants in Moscow.
Russian cuisine is simply delicious. Traditional soups include borsch, which features meat and beets, and shchi, which is a cabbage soup. When it's time to move onto the main course, pelmeni—Russian dumplings—and beef stroganov are two tasty options. Desserts are a delectable part of Russian cuisine, from syrniki—a type of desert pancake—to sharlotka, which is an apple cake.
The Café Pushkin is one of the best restaurants in Moscow, and one of the most famous. Café Pushkin offers fine dining that is sure to make your evening memorable. Your experience at Café Pushkin begins before you even sit down. On the first level of Café Pushkin, the Pharmacy Hall features elegant design, and the Fireplace Hall entrances guests with chandeliers and gilded columns. On the second floor, the Library Hall is an intimate dining space where the table décor is second only to the dark wood and antique editions of the bookshelves.
One of the best restaurants in Moscow for a casual meal is Stolle. Stolle offers a variety of satisfying pies. The ingredients of the pies range from salmon to rabbit, and there are also meat-free pies—like cabbage—for vegetarians. If you manage to save room for desert, there are a variety of sweet pies, including an apricot pie and a cheesecake pie.
1 Red Square
1 Red Square has the perfect location, putting your right in the city's most popular area: the Red Square. The cooks at 1 Red Square mix up fantastic traditional Russian dishes. Find out more about the best things to do in Red Square and go to the area far before your reservation time to enjoy one of Moscow's most vibrant areas.
Filimonova and Yankel Fish House
The Filimonova and Yankel Fish House serves cuisine other than Russian—like crème brûlée and apple pie—but we definitely suggest trying one of the Russian fish dishes, like the sturgeon or the sterlet. This is one of the best restaurants in Moscow for families because on the weekends, Filimonova and Yankel Fish House provides entertainment for children.
For tourists looking for a restaurant with affordable food and fast service, Mu-Mu Café should be first on your list of restaurants to check out. Mu-Mu Café offers a variety of Russian dishes and is a great choice if you have a busy day of sightseeing and want to get a quick meal in between stops.