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Restaurants and Bar's in Moscow
American | Asian | Caucasian | European | Indian | Italian | Latin | Russian | Fast food and Delivery

Restaurants:

American:
Crab House - This upmarket seafood house with a stylish interior sports a recently opened sushi bar and a great business lunch deal. Live jazz every night.
Address: Tverskaya Ul. 6, noon to 6 a.m., sushi bar until midnight, M.Okhotny Ryad. phone: 292-5359/5360. Credit Cards: V, MC, AE, DC, JCB.

Le Club - The Californian chef knows how to prepare his own food and serves up a pretty Russian menu too. Presentation of the dishes is superb. The shrimp scampi and the  spring rolls are a must. Features live music on some nights. Cover: 100 rubles for men, free for women.
Address: Bolshaya Radishchevskaya 21 (next to Taganka theater), phone: 915-1042, noon to 2a.m., Fri & Sat untill 5a.m. Credit Cards: AE. V.
Stone's Steak House - Great value steaks, which you cook yourself on a specially heated chunk of marble. However, skip starters and only order the home-cooked donuts for dessert. Overly bright lights spoil the informal setting.
Address: Maluy Kislovsky Pereulok 3, 11 a.m. to midnight, M. Arbatskaya, phone 290-1298. Credit Cards V, M, AE, DC.
T.G.I. Friday's -   Good service, basic American burgers, steaks, salads, sandwiches and a sprinkling of Southwestern dishes.
Address: Nastasinsky Pereulok 2, on the corner of Tverskaya Ul., noon to 1 a.m., M. Pushkinskaya. Okhotny Ryad mall, 2nd level, Manezh  Square, noon to midnight, Okhotny Ryad, phone: 737-8384. Credit Cards:  V, AE, DC, M.
The Starlite Diner - An authenic American diner, only the waitresses wear even shorter skirts. The menu ofers sandwiches, chesses fries, heavenly milkshakes, cocktails and Dunkin' Donuts.
Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya Ul. 16, M. Mayakovskaya. 24 hours, phone 290-9638,
M. Oktyabr'skaya, Korovy Val 9. 24 hours, phone: 959-8919. Credit Cards: V, M, AE.
The Zoo - Decent American food with a splash of Italian and Chinese by the same menagenent as Le Gastronome. Popular breakfast spot.
Address: Kudrinskaya Ploshchad 1 (across from the city zoo). M. Barrikadnaya, Sun to Thur. 11a.m.to 3 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 a.m., phone: 255-4144. Credit Cards: V, AE, M, DC.
Uncle Guilly's - Check out this place, a downtown haven for steaks, burgers and renowned chicken sandwich. The Caesar salad ranks among Moscow's best.
Address: Stoleshninikov Pereulok 6, M. Pushkinskaya, 11 a.m. to midnight, phone: 229-2050, Credit Cards: V, M, AE, EC.
The Great Canadian Bagel - The bagel has returned to Eastern Europe via Toronto with the opening of these cafes in two central Moscow locations. The coffe is decent and the cafes serve the standart array of bagels (10 rubles a piece, about $0,09), cream cheese, soup, chili, sandwiches and salads.
Address: Gruzinsky Val 31, M.Belorusskaya, 8 a.m to 10 p.m., phone: 250-0479.
Tverskaya Ul. 27, M. Mayakovskaya, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., phone: 299-9702. Credit Cards: V, M, AE, EC.
American Bar Grill
Address: 32/1 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya; 59 Zemlyanoi Val, 251-7999,
912-3651, 24 hours, M. Mayakovskaya; Taganskaya.
B.B. King  - Friendly service, a good menu and an Austrian chef for those times
when the blues make you hungry. A $7 business lunch is served
between noon and 4 p.m.
Address: 4/2 Sadovaya-Samotyochnaya Ul., 299-8206, full menu from
noon to 11 p.m., M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Bell's -
Address: 51A Bolshaya Polyanka, 959-3737, 24 hours, M.Dobryninskaya.
Bubliki and Bagels
Address: 24/1 Ul. Petrovka, 200-0878, noon to midnight, M. Kuznetsky
Most.
Chesterfield Cafe - Ribs etc. in a joint that has to be packed not to be completely depressing. The dinners are mostly decent, but the service is
mediocre. Recent report is that the breakfasts are pretty good now.
Address: 26 Zemlyanoi Val, 917-0150, 24 hours, M. Kurskaya. Credit
cards: none.
Don Pepe Steak House - Menu offers U.S. steaks and chops and Tex-Mex specialities.
Address: Novotel Hotel, Sheremetyevo Airport, noon to 11 p.m.,
926-5900. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Hungry Duck -
Address: 30 seconds from Kusnetsky Most metro station, 923-6158,
11.a.m. to 5.a.m, M. Kusnetsky Most.
Montana Bar & Grill
Address: 2 Nikitsky Pereulok, 292-0676, Sun. to Thur. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.,
Fri. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 a.m., M. Okhotny Ryad.
Moosehead Canadian Bar - Could be the closest Moscow gets to Ottawa. Tuesday is buffalo wing night, three for a dollar. $5 burritos on Wednesdays.
Address: Dobryninskaya. Credit cards: none.
Planet Hollywood - The food has improved here. Still overpriced, but it's the only place in town you can get a decent barbecue chicken pizza. Best palm tree in Moscow.
Address: 23B Krasnaya Presnya Ul., 255-9191, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Thur.
to Sat. to 4 a.m., two-for-one happy hour 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., M.
Krasnopresnenskaya; Ulitsa 1905 Goda. Credit cards: V, M,
AE.
Steak House
Address: 1 1st Krasnogvardeysky Proyezd, Sadko Arcade, 256-2206,
11.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m., M. 1905 Goda.
The Lobster Grill
Address: 1/4 Teatralny Proyezd (Hotel Metropol), 927-6069, 11 a.m. to 2
a.m., M. Teatralnaya.

White Horse
Address: 1A Strastnoi Bulvar, 209-9109, noon to midnight, M.Pushkinskaya.

Asian:
Amalteya - Great affordable Turkish restaurant. Large choice of starters. The plov is a bit small, but otherwise generous portions. Great kebabs and sweet Turkish singer in the enenings.
Address: Stremyanny Pereulok 28/1, M. Serpukhovskaya, 11 a.m. to midnight, phone: 236-0256. Credit Cards: none.
Bangkok - The prices may seem high, but the portions are generous, so you can split whem with friends. Four choices of spiciness and two Thai chefs make it the most authentic Thai restaurant in town.
Addreess: Bolshoi Strochyonovsky Pereulok 10, M. Serpukhovskaya, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., phone: 237-3074. Credit Cards: V, M, AE.
Five Spices - The large menu is 90 percent Chinese with one page of Indian dishes and offers an abundance of chicken dishes. The beer is pricey.
Address: Sivtsev Vrazhek Pereulok 3/18, M. Kropotkinskaya. noon to midnight, phone: 203-1283. Credit Cards: V, AE, DC, M.
Fuji - Japanese food at authentic Japanese prices, i.e., not for the budget diner. Tempting shishi and teppan-yaki.
Addreess: Ul. Bolshaya Dmitrovka 32, M. Pushkinskaya, noon to midnight, phone: 209-3240. Credit Cards: V, M, AE, DC, EC.
It's Sushi - The best bargain sushi in Moscow. Recently expanded menu includes several hot dishes such as grilled salmon with rice.
Address: Triumphalnaya Ploshchad 4/31 (inside the Tchaikovsky concert Hall),
M. Mayakovskaya, phone: 299-4236. Credit Cards: none
Bakhor -
12 Tovaritchesky Pereulok, 911-7181, noon til last customer
leaves, M. Taganskaya.
Beloye Solntse Pustyni
Where else can you eat excellent Uzbek food in a boat beside
dancing sturgeon or by a mannequin holding a machine gun?
Superb surroundings from the classic Russian film of the same
name, delicious laghman and salads to slather over.
29/14 Neglinnaya Ul., 209-7525/6015, noon to midnight, M.
Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Bosfor -
47 Staraya Arbatskaya Ul., 241-9320,
Cafe Ariana - Cheap and cheerful Afghan cafe frequented both by native
Muscovites and the People's Friendship crowd. Spicy meat dishes average 35 to 50 rubles.
3 Miklukho-Maklaya Ul., Bldg. 1, 431-2865, 10 a.m. to
midnight, M. Yugo-Zapadnaya. Credit cards: none.
China Tang
18/2 Panfilov, 158-6338, noon to midnight. M. Sokol. Credit
Cards: none
Dzhonka - Dumplings taste more like pelmeni than their Chinese counterparts,
but it's a good opportunity to hone chopstick dexterity without paying an arm and a leg.
22 Tverskoi Bulvar, 203-9420, noon to midnight, M. Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: V, M, DC.
Fanza -
Sadovnicheskkaya Ul., 238-0583/81, noon to midnight, M.
Novokuznetskaya. Credit Cards: none but subject to change.
Hong Kong  -
1/5 3 Mayakovskaya, 209-2456, 12 p.m. till last customer. M.Mayakovskaya. Credit Cards: none.
Lily Wong - Small and pleasant dining room with a wide-ranging Chinese
menu. Chef's special is the lobster with ginger and spring onion.
Address: 3/5 Tverskaya Ul., 956-8301, noon to midnight, M. Okhotny
Ryad. Credit cards: AE, V, M.
Mandarin -
Address: 12 Tverskaya Ul., 200-1506, 11 a.m to 5 a.m., M. Tverskaya,
Credit Cards: none.
Naka -
31 Ul. Arbat, 241-0886, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Arbatskaya.
Navruz - A simple and elegant introduction to Uzbek cuisine. Variety of
plovs and shashliks, plus horse-meat sausage for the adventurous diner.
Address 36 Begovaya Ul., 945-0451, noon to midnight, M. Dinamo or
Begovaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Onnyu Ochzhakkyo -
Address: 4 Ul. 26 Bakinskikh Komissarov, bldg. 2, 433-2201, noon to
midnight M. Yugo-Zapadnaya.
Ostrov Formosa -
Address: 23 Leontyevsky Pereulok, 229-7216, noon to midnight, M.
Pushkinskaya.
Rudziko Sushi Bar -
Address: 7 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., 250-5832, 12 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
M. Belorusskaya.
Samurai - Small Japanese restaurant offering a refreshing change of pace
from loud Moscow dining rooms. A vast selection of sushi is available.
Address: 21/13 Malaya Ul. Bronnaya, 202-8694, noon to midnight, M.
Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
Tamerlaine - Superb Mongolian-style restaurant. You choose the ingredients
according to their recipes or invent your own mish-mash and then the Kazakh chefs stir-fry it to perfection. Stylish interior, decent business lunch.
Address: 30 Prechistenka, 202-5649, noon to 11 p.m., M.
Kropotkinskaya, Park Kultury. Credit cards: V, M, DC.

Temple of Moon -
Address: 1/12 Bolshoi Kislovsky Pereulok, 291-0401, 1:30 p.m. to 11
p.m., M. Arbatskaya.
The Korea House - Spicy Korean food cooked up in front of you. Try their Korean beer to wash it down.
Address: 26 Volgogradsky Prospekt, 270-1300, 10 a.m to 10 p.m., M.
Volgogradsky Prospekt. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Tibet Himalaya - Moscow's original Tibetan place. The ginger chicken and the pork with peppers and onions are highly recommended. Stay away from the shrimp appetizers and be aware that Tibetan tea isn't your usual Lipton brew.
Address: 19 Pokrovka (just around the corner), 917-3985, noon to 11:30
p.m., M. Kitai-Gorod. Credit cards: V, M, Union Card.
Tokyo -
Address: 6 Ulitsa Razina, Rossiya Hotel, 298-5707, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
M. Kitai Gorod. Credit cards: AE.
Vitosha Nostalgia -
Address: 35/2 Khoroshevskoe Shosse, 195-4084, noon to midnight, M.
Polezhayevskaya.
Caucasian:
Country Bar -
Address: 50/2 Pokrovka, 917-2882, noon to 4 a.m., M. Kurskaya.
Dioscarius (formerly Phoenix)
Address: 1 Nikitsky Bulvar, Bldg. 5, (through the post office arch off
Novy Arbat), 291-3759, 290-6908, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Arbatskaya. Credit cards: none.
Elegans - Caucasian cuisine prepared by an Armenian cook. Every customer receives a complimentary hot Armenian drink to warm up with.
Address: 9 Maly Ivanovsky Pereulok, 917-0717/4699, noon to midnight,
Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m., M. Kitai-Gorod. Credit cards: V, M, DC.
Guriya - Value-for-money kebabs and soups in pleasant surroundings.
Address: 7/3 Komsomolsky Prospekt, 246-0378, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. M.
Park Kultury. Credit cards: none.
Kafe - Red-hot dishes at excellent prices, including an Abkhazian dish so
powerful that it has to be prepared outdoors.
Address: 41A Vyatskaya Ul.,285-7702, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., M. Savyolovskaya. Credit cards: none.
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa - Named after the Yury Nikulin movie, this restaurant takes you to a happier, more peaceful Caucaus. The starter buffet is heaped with enough goodies to fill you up before the main courses. If you're still
not full, try the delicious lamb shashlik.
Address: 36 Prospekt Mira, 280-5111, noon to midnight, M. Prospekt
Mira. Credit cards: AE, V, M.
Moosh -
Address: 2/4 Ul. Oktyabrskaya, 284-3670, 10 a.m. to midnight, M.
Novoslobodskaya.
Suliko -
Address: 42/2 Bolshaya Polyanka, noon to midnight (or until the last
patron leaves), M. Polyanka.
Teremok - All the Georgian dishes you've come to know and love, tucked
away at an elegant restaurant outside the center. Chicken tsatsivi is a blue-ribbon contender. Get there early for a good place.
Address: 9 Ul. Melnikova, 274-3501, noon to midnight, M.
Proletarskaya. Credit cards: none.
Tiflis - A good alternative to the other Georgian places in town. Very good khachapuri. Reservations recommended.
Address: 32 Ul. Ostozhenka, 290-2897, noon to midnight, M. Park
Kultury. Credit cards: M, V.
U Nikitskikh Vorot - As of our last visit, this restaurant hadn't raised prices since the economic crisis, making it a great bargain. Good Georgian food.
Atmosphere in the main dining room is nothing special, though the bar is quite cozy.
Address: 23/9 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ul. , 290-4883/2845, noon to
midnight, M. Okhotny Ryad. Credit cards: none.
U Pirosmani - Typical Georgian cuisine in a wood-paneled interior. Lovely view.
Address: 4 Novodevichy Proyezd, 247-1926, 12:45 p.m. to 11 p.m., M.
Sportivnaya. Credit cards: V.
Zolotoye Runo - Don't let the men in fatigues put you off. Super khachapuri, divine tsatsivi chicken and fish, and out-of-this-world baked mushrooms.
Try the tender shashlik with fresh pomegranate sauce, too. Pricy,
but worth a splurge.
Address: 14/1 Sadovnicheskaya Ul. (behind the Baltschug Kempinski
Hotel), 220-2332, noon to 11 p.m.,M. Tretyakovskaya. Credit cards: AE.
European:
011
Address: 10 Sadovaya-Triumfalnaya, 209-0963, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., M.
Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Actor -
Address:1 Ul. Mosfilmovskaya, 143-9400/9308 ext. 056, 2 p.m. to
midnight, M. Kievskaya.
Amadeus Cafe - Traditional European food at affordable prices.
Address: 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya (Radisson Slavyanskaya
Hotel), 941-8020, 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., M. Kievskaya.
Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Amazonia - The menu is far superior to the noisy and tacky surroundings.
Mouth watering salads such as the salmon Caeser salad are on offer and there is a small sushi section. Don't leave without
ordering the crme brle.
Address: 14 Strastnoi Bulvar, 209-7487, 11 a.m. to 6 a.m., M.
Chekhovskaya. Credit cards: none.
Ampir - Don't be put off by the name, a cross between a vampire and an armpit. The food is good, even if the service isn't. The quail and the rabbit are highly recommended. The frogs have three legs for some reason.
Address: 4/10 Sadovaya-Triumfalnaya Ul., 299-7974, noon to 6 a.m., M.
Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Anchor - Seafood restaurant in the Palace Hotel offers wide variety of quality fish dishes. A $23 business lunch is available from noon to 5 p.m.
Address: 19 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul. (in the Palace Hotel),
931-9700, noon to midnight, Sat. to Sun. 5 p.m. to midnight, M.
Belorusskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC, STB.
Angelicos - Wide variety of Mediterranean food with a solid wine list. Stunning
interior, exhibitions of local and international artists.
Address: 6 Bolshoi Karetny Pereulok, 299-3696, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.,
M. Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Babochka - Pretty decent French food in an elegant and artfully decorated
atmosphere. Its sister restaurant next door, U Babushki, offers Russian food in a more homey environment.
Address: 42 Ul. Bolshaya Ordynka, 230-2797, 953-2110, 11 a.m to 11
p.m. (closed Mon), M. Tretyakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
Barracuda -
Address: 24/27 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya, 203-6226, noon to midnight, M.
Barrikadnaya.
Baskerville -
Address: 55 Leningradskoye Shosse (inside Rechnoi Port Park),
234-1790, noon to 5.00 a.m. (Sun. 2 p.m. tp 5 a.m.), M.
Rechnoi Voksal.
Beer House -
Address: 1A 1st Krasnogvardeysky Proyezd, 940-4072, 11.30 a.m to
11.30 p.m., M. Ulitsa 1905 Goda.
Bely Lebed - The piano tinkles in the background, the waiter slides over as if on wheels and you salivate at the gourmet food. Elegant, expensive and thoroughly soothing. Excellent caviar.
Address: 12 Chistoprudny Bulvar, 924-8636, noon to midnight, M.
Chistiye Prudy. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Borodino - French and Californian cuisine.
Address: 37 Leningradsky Prospekt, Bldg. 9, 213-9000, 6 p.m. to 11
p.m., M. Dinamo. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Brasserie du Soleil - Big leather chairs in the bar are so comfortable you might never get up to eat, but you'd be missing out on a fine meal.
Address: 23 Taganskaya Ul., 258-5900, noon to midnight, M.
Taganskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Budvar - German cuisine: short on glamour, long on meat and potatoes. Don't expect to eat again for a week. Gigantic portions, excellent roast pork. Likely hangout for members of the Beer Lovers' Party.
Address: 33 Kotelnicheskaya Naberezhnaya, 915-1598/3124, noon to 11
p.m., M. Taganskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
Catwalk - Despite the gimmicky name and the fact they really do have a
catwalk, this restaurant is surprisingly elegant and offers "fusion," a mixture of Italian and Asian cuisine. Watch out for live music, body art shows and live painters.
Address: 21 Prospekt Mira, 971-0984, 5 p.m. to midnight, M. Prospekt
Mira. Credit Cards: V, AE, M.
Chudo Bar -
Address: 4 Myasnitski Proyezd, 925-4380, weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
(Sat: noon to 6 a.m.), M. Krasnaya Vorota.
Club 17 -
Address: 17 Bolshoi Golovin Pereulok, 737-4232/33, noon to midnight,
M. Sukharevskaya, Credit Cards: none but subject to change
soon.
Club-T -
Address: 21 Ul. Krasina, 232-2778, noon to 11 p.m., M. Mayakovskaya.
El Dorado -
Address: 1/3 Ul. Bolshaya Polyanka, 238-9154,11.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.,
M. Borovitskaya.
Figaro - Relaxed and comfortable place that is elegant at the same time. In
addition to the atmosphere, the food is worthy of attention. Not only is it tasty, but it is also well presented. If you are feeling adventurous, try the Calypso Chicken Saute, a lively coconut-based curry served in a melon with blackberries and mango.
Address: 27 Petrovka, 200-6638/6683, noon till last customer leaves, M.
Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: V, AE, M, DC.
Fontan -
Address: 26 Komsomolsky Prospekt, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., M. Frunzenskaya.
From Dusk to Dawn - It may be a bit schizophrenic, but the food is good. Sophisticated menu and wine list. For cheaper fare that's still tasty, eat in the bar.
Address: 5/7 Sredny Tishinsky Pereulok, 253-2323, Sun. to Wed. noon to
midnight; Thur. to Sat. noon to 6 a.m., M. Belorusskaya. Credit
cards: none.
Gambrinus -
Address: 3/5 Tverskoi Bulvar, 203-0149, noon to midnight, M.
Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: none.
Gargantua - Recently opened Spanish restaurant that is somehow both homey
and grand. The pear cake and Sangria are particularly mouth-watering.
Address: 9/2 Ulitsa Spiridonovka, Bldg. 4 , 203-5560, noon to midnight,
M. Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Grand Alexander - You don't eat at the Grand Alexander, you dine. The waiters positively purr over you, and the food looks exquisite.
Unfortunately, the decor is nothing special. The steak is a winner.
Address: 26 Tverskaya Ul., inside the Marriott Grand Hotel.
937-0028/5, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, M. Pushkinskaya. Credit
cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Grand Opera - Odessa of the 1920s comes to Moscow in the form of a
sumptuously designed restaurant. The menu is a mix of Russian/Ukrainian, French and Jewish dishes reflecting the cuisine of old town Odessa. Variety show starts at 9 p.m., $10 to $15 per diner depending on yourseat.
Address: 2/18 Petrovskiye Linii, 923-9966, 921-4044, noon to midnight,
M. Kuznetsky Most. Credit cards: AE, V, M.
Grill House - On board the Viking ship in front of the Radisson, this place's food is better than the decor. The roasted duck breast is highly recommended.
Address: 8 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya, 240-4689, noon to midnight,
M. Kievskaya. Credit cards: AE, M, V, DC.
Grot - Intimate restaurant hidden away in a historical cellar serving up a good selection of fish dishes and a wonderful beef stuffed with bacon and capers. Top of the menu is Golden Autumn - mushrooms, aubergines and tomatoes with a delicious nutty sauce.
Address: 10 Dobrovolcheskaya Ulitsa, 911-2141, noon till the last visitor
leaves. M. Taganskaya, Ploshchad Ilyicha. Credit cards: V, M.
Grouper Bar -
Heavy seafood and meat items, ranging from exotic (frog legs) to banal (barbecued wings). The cozy interior is somewhat spoiled by the obnoxious pop music blaring from the speakers.
Address: 2/4 Malaya Sukharevskaya Ploshchad, 208-8750, noon to
midnight, M. Sukharevskaya. Credit cards: none.
Horse & Hound Pub - Horse and dog racing is televised live here f a great English tradition in Moscow.
Address: 127 Malaya Kommunisticheskaya Ul., 234-2806, noon to
midnight, Fri. and Sat. till 2 a.m., M. Taganskaya. Credit
cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Incognito -
Address: 18/1 Olimpiisky Prospekt, 931-9000, 6 to 11 p.m., closed Sun.,
M. Prospekt Mira
Karmel - Great Jewish meal, so long as you don't really mind about keeping
kosher.
Address: 7 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., 200-5763, noon to midnight,
M. Belorusskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Katerina - Dependable European cuisine with an emphasis on Scandinavian
dishes. Try the Plank steak - the name sounds terrible, but it looks great, delivered on a piece of wood with crispy mashed potatoes and juicy mushrooms. Good, cozy place for families.
Address: 6 Shlyuzovaya Nab., 795-2444, noon to 11 p.m., M.
Paveletskaya. Credit cards. V, AE, DC, EC + Swedish credit
cards.
Konservatoria -
Address: 13 Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 229-3833/0710, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m., M. Biblioteka Imeni Lenina.
Le Chalet - Based in the Chaika sports center. Swiss classics, specializing in
fondue. It isn't cheap, but it's cheerful, and the cappuccino comes close to tasting like the real thing.
Address: 1/2 Korobeinikov Pereulok, 202-0106, noon to midnight, M.
Park Kultury. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Le Duc - Classy French place with an extremely formal atmosphere.
Waiters dressed in tails and white gloves serve up some delicious dishes. Try the warm goat cheese for an appetizer. The deserts are also good, especially the chocolate souffle with pistachio ice cream.
Address: 2 1905 Goda Ul., 255-0390, noon to midnight. M. Ulitsa 1905
Goda. Credit cards: AE, V, M.
Le Gastronome - "Pinch me, I think I'm in New York.Actually you're in the
remonted market of a Stalin skyscraper. Ken Frost, the chef who helped make the restaurant's reputation has returned, so things should be getting even better.
Address: 1 Kudrinskaya Ploshchad, 255-4433, noon to 1 a.m., M.
Krasnopresnenskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Le Meridien - Russian and international chefs preside over the Four Seasons
restaurant.
Address: Moscow Country Club, Volokolamskoye Shosse, 564-4110.
Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Leonardo - Copies of Da Vinci's drawings cover the walls here, and the
waitresses are dressed in full period costume. The penne with salmon, which comes with red caviar, is recommended. Equally tasty is the beef with orange sauce.
Address: 23/10 Ulitsa Petrovka, Bldg. 5, 200-5626, noon till last
customer leaves. M. Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M,
DC.
Lobster Pot - surroundings. If you can't bear to send one of the crustaceans to the kitchen, there are some sumptuous lamb chops on the menu as well. The orange and ginger pudding is also delicious.
Address: 9 Karmanyensky Pereulok, 937-3527, noon to midnight, M.
Smolenskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Manhattan Express -
Address: 6 Ul. Varvarka, 298-5355, noon tho midnight, M. Kitai-Gorod.
Metropol - Vast selection of mouth-watering dishes served up in stately
surroundings. For weight watchers there is a special healthy menu giving a calorie count. But if you're more worried about taste than fat, indulge in some of the national specialities.
Address: 1/4 Teatralny Proyezd, 927-6061, noon to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to
midnight, M. Ploshchad Revolyutsii. Credit cards: V, M, AE,
DC.
Morava - Cheap and hearty food is the rule at Moscow's main Serbian hangout. One portion of spicy sausage or shashlyki could probably feed your whole family.
Address: 3A Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya, 254-3648, noon to 11 p.m., Sun.
from 1 p.m., M. Barrikadnaya. Credit cards: none.
Na Monmarte -
Address: 9 Vetoshniy Per. (the street behind the GUM), 725-4797, 9 a.m.
to midnight, M. Okhotny Ryad. Credit Cards: none.
New Vasyuki - This quiet restaurant has four rooms. Some are decorated in
summer country style, while one looks like a prison cell with chains and bars on the walls. The menu includes steak in cheese and mushroom sauce, kebabs and salads. A good selection of Russian and French wine is available.
Address: 2 Starokonoshenny Pereulok, Bldg. 2, 201-3888, 2 p.m. until
last customer leaves. M. Kropotkinskaya. Credit Cards: none.
Night Flight - It's true: The nightclub's $15 business lunches may be Moscow's
best bargain for the midday meal. Includes a trip to the salad bar. Regulars rave about the steak.
Address: 17 Tverskaya Ul., 229-4165, noon to 4 a.m., M. Pushkinskaya.
Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Nostalgie Art Club - Full of New Russians f the old types who found a warm spot in post-Soviet Russia and tend to bring their in-laws to drink vodka with. Cozy, elegant interior, attentive service and good jazz bands that play every night.
Address: 12A Chistoprudny Bulvar, 916-9476, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., M.
Chistiye Prudy.
Old Castle Mephisto - If the decor (Gothic meets Disney haunted house) doesn't overwhelm you, the beer selection will: more than 60 brands.
Address: 10 Shmitovsky Proyezd, Bldg. 1, 259-6497, noon to 6 a.m., M.
Ulitsa 1905 Goda. Credit cards: V, M.
Old Square Piano Bar - Dine on European cuisine in the Kremlin's backyard to the accompaniment of live jazz every evening, and a disco after 11 p.m.
Address: 8 Bolshoi Cherkassky Pereulok, 298-4688, 11 a.m. to 6 a.m.,
M. Kitai Gorod. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Pirate - Canadian chef cooks sumptuous seafood f and dishes from land as
well f in the Karo entertainment complex. The sushi is good too but the nautical theme can be a bit trying.
Address: 2 Pushkin Square (in the Rossia Movie Theater), 229-0003,
noon to midnight, M. Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Pirr - The owners of Gvozdi have opened a new restaurant next to the club. Seafood dishes from a range of culinary traditions including Greek, Italian and Chinese. Interior is meant to resemble Greek ruins.
Address: 19 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ul., 290-3645/2254, 5 p.m. until the
last customer, M. Arbatskaya. Credit cards: V, AE, M, DC.
Praga - Praga houses seven different restaurants on its premises including
Italian, Czech and Brazilian. The risotto di mare from the Italian menu is sumptuous and the carpaccio del barcaiolo starter is equally appetizing. For dessert try the homemade ice cream.
Address: 2 Stary Arbat, 290-6171, noon to midnight, M. Arbatskaya.
Credit cards: V, AE, DC, EC.
Reporter - Commendable though expensive European fare. Chocolate lovers,
try the mousse.
Address: 8 Gogolevsky Bulvar (in the basement of the Photo Center),
956-9997, noon to midnight, M. Kropotkinskaya. Credit cards:
AE, V, M, DC.
Rossini - New managment just took over. Stay tuned for an update.
Address: 7 Ulitsa Gasheka (Ducat Plaza II), 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.,
785-0260/0261, M. Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE,
DC.
Salt and Pepper -
Address: 1/2 Rogozhskaya Zastava, bldg. 2, 278-4245, 10 a.m to 10
p.m., M. Ploschad Ilyicha.
Samobranka - Fine food with a personal touch. Spring rolls and pork chop highly recommended.
Address: 26 Tverskaya Ul. (inside the Marriott Grand Hotel), 935-8500,
7 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE,
DC.
Savoy -
Address: 3 Ul. Rozhdestvenka (Hotel Savoy), 929-8600, noon to 11 p.m.,
M. Kusnetksy Most.
Scandinavia - A fine choice for a special occasion, especially if you're after steak and ready to splurge. Get there early so you can hang out in the cozy bar.
Address: 7 Maly Palashevsky Pereulok, 200-4986, noon to midnight, M.
Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Shahrezada -
Address: 11 Novy Arbat, 291-9004, noon to 11 p.m., M. Arbatskaya.
Shakespeare -
Address: 10 Stasnoi Bulvar, 11 a.m. to midnight, M.
Chekhovskaya/Pushkinskaya.
Sirena - Make sure you get a seat in the room with the glass floor so you
can watch the trapped sturgeon swim under your feet. High quality sea food.
Address: 15 Bolshaya Spasskaya, 208-0200, noon to midnight, M.
Sukharevskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Teatro Mediterraneo - ubterranean hideaway with consistently good Mediterranean food and pleasant service. Prices not outrageous considering its
central location.
Address: 1/4 Teatralny Proyezd (in the Metropol Hotel), 927-6068, 11
a.m. to 2 a.m., M. Teatralnaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
The Exchange - Upmarket restaurant with corresponding prices. The food is a
mixture of European and Russian, ranging from grilled veal to Russian style rib eye steak with kasha and mushroom sauce.
Address: 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya, Radisson Slavyanskaya
Hotel, 941-8020, 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., M. Kievskaya. Credit
cards: V, M, AE, DC.

Tirol - Great Austrian menu that includes dishes from all over Europe but
specializes in veal. Business lunch is an excellent value and theater-goers get a 10 percent discount by brandishing tickets to any of the day's shows.
Address: 10 Novaya Ploshchad, Bldg. 2, 797-3190/92, 11 a.m. to 11
p.m. M. Lyubyanka and Kitai-Gorod. Credit cards: none.
U Schweika - Fairly mediocre Czech food will make you drink lots of beer. Deep-fried cheese and sausage are tasty, but the Czech specialty knedliki fails to impress.
Address: 2 Barrikadnaya Ul., 252-1107, noon to 1 a.m., M.
Barrikadnaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Villa -
Address: 1 Kudrinskaya Ploshchad, 255-4228/4774, noon to 6 a.m., M.
Barrikadnaya.
Wienerhof - Trendy steel and glass decor in this Austrian restaurant. The
appetizers are particularly good, especially the spinach strudel and Budapest Palatschinke, a crepe filled with bacon, pork and paprika.
Address: 16 Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 232-6510, 11 a.m. t o
11 p.m., M. 1905 Goda. Credit cards: V, M, DC.
Yorkshire - Feel like dining English? No Yorkshire pudding or roast beef, but
they do have 11 varieties of draught beer.
Address: 28 Trubnaya Ul., 928-8238, noon to midnight, M. Tsvetnoi
Bulvar or Sukharevskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Indian:
Ali-Baba -
Address: 56 Prospekt Mira, 288-2583, M. XXX. Credit Cards: xxx.

Bengalskiye Ogni
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Address: 19 Gzhelsky Pereuolok, 278-0160, noon to midnight, M. Ploschad Ilyicha.
Darbar
- Indian cuisine that spans the subcontinent and beyond.
Address: 38 Leninsky Prospekt (first floor of the Hotel Sputnik), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 930-2925/2365, M. Leninsky Prospekt. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Maharaja

Address: 2/3 Ul. Pokrovka, 921-9844, noon to 10 p.m., M. Kitai-Gorod.
Moscow Bombay -
The "old faithful" of Moscow's Indian restaurants. The menu has been expanded to include Chinese dishes, but you're better off sticking to the Indian.
Address: 3 Glinishchevsky Pereulok, 292-9731, noon to midnight, M. Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Italian:
Amarcord - Good pastas and salads, if a bit tame. Relaxed atmosphere. They recently added more rooms with live music and launched special pizza and vegetarian menus. Right now if you order two pizzas, you get a third one free.
Address: 6 Ul. Pokrovka, 923-0932, 11:30 a.m. to midnight, M. Kitai-Gorod. Credit cards: V, M, AE, Eurocard, JCB, DC.
Artistico - Delicious food in a romantic setting across from the Moscow Art Theater -
Address: 5/6 Kamergersky Pereulok, 292-0673, noon to midnight, M. Okhotny Ryad. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Capri
- Pizza crust rates high, but the service is lackadaisical and the San Pellegrino overpriced.
Address: 7 Prospekt Akademika Sakharova, 207-5253, noon to midnight, M. Turgenevskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Dorian Gray
- We're not sure what Oscar Wilde has to do with Italian food or with Moscow. Still, the location is convenient, and the pasta and fish dishes are quite good. The chef passes our tiramisu test.
Address: 6/1 Kadashevskaya Naberezhnaya, 237-6313, noon to midnight, M. Tretyakovskaya. Credit cards: V, DC.
Gratzi
- Beautifully arranged and delicious food in a very formal fancy-hotel type atmosphere. The desserts are particularly breathtaking.
Address: Tverskaya Hotel, 34 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., 258-3000, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., M. Belorusskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC, EC.
Il Pomodoro
- Homey atmosphere and delicious Italian fare. This is the real thing.
Address: 5 Bolshoi Golovin Pereulok., 924-2931, noon to 11 p.m., M. Sukharevskaya or Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Italian Garden - Tasty food and attentive service in one cozy, mural-painted room. Real flowers, no-drip candles and wall-length fish tank provide soothing, classy atmosphere. Cheaper, sparser area at the entrance. Super veggie sampler appetizer. Specializes in seafood. Wide range of Italian wines.
Address: 37 Leninsky Prospekt (on the cornerunder green awnings), 958-1509/1292, noon to midnight, M. Leninsky Prospekt. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
La Cipolla d'Oro
- The Italian president named this place the best Italian restaurant in Russia for 1998.
Address: 39 Ul. Gilyarovskogo, 281-9498, noon to 11:30 p.m., M. Prospekt Mira. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Le Stelle Del Pescatore - From the fish soup with chunks of baby octopus and mussels to the cooling gelato, the food is on a par with Little Italy in south Philadelphia.   TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
Address: 7/5 Pushechnaya Ul., 924-2058, noon to 12:30 a.m., M. Kuznetsky Most. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.

Patio Pasta
1/3 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya , 251-5626, noon to midnight, M. Mayakovskaya.
Patio Pizza - Relatively inexpensive woodoven pizzas with creative toppings in a pleasant, clean interior. Fairly good salad bar. The waitstaff can be annoyingly eager to please.
Address: 13A Ul. Volkhonka, 298-2530, noon to midnight, M. Kropotkinskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Address: 3 Ul. Tverskaya , noon to midnight, 292-0891, M. Okhotny Ryad. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Address: 68/10 Leninsky Prospekt, noon to midnight, 930-5666, M. Universitet. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Address:  2 Ul. Tverskaya Yamskaya, noon to midnight, 930-0815, M. Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Address:  33/1Prospekt Mira, noon to midnight, 797-5856, M. Prospket Mira. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Pizza Express - Newly opened with lots of potential. It's bright, airy and elegant with live jazz playing from the balcony. The food is tasty too; try the mozzarella and tomato salad.
Address: 3-5 Smolenskaya Ploshchad, 937-8100, noon to midnight, M. Smolenskaya. Credit Cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Pizza World
Address: 6a Smolenskaya Ploschad, 241-2716, noon to midnight, M. Smolenskaya.
San Marco -
Address: 25 Ulitsa Arbat, 291-7089, noon to 11 p.m., M. Arbatskaya.
Spago - In the past this place has impressed with its pasta dishes, while failing to thrill with main courses. The new menu lists such alluring dishes as spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola and nut sauce and duck breast with marsala wine, green peppercorns and orange-rind sauce. Not related to the famous Los
Angeles restaurant.
Address: 1 Bolshoi Zlatoustinsky Pereulok, 921-3797, noon to 11 p.m., M. Lubyanka. Credit cards: AE, V.
Trattoria -
1 1st Krasnogvardeisky Proyezd, Sadko Arcade, 940-4066, 11.30a.m. to 23.30 p.m., M. Ulitsa 1905 Goda.
Latin:
Aruba - A tropical dream in the middle of Moscow: delicious food, reasonable prices, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere.
Address: 4 Narodnaya Ul., 912-1836, 11:30 a.m. to 5 a.m., M. Taganskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Azteca - A variety of burritos, nachos and fajitas is served at this Mexican restaurant just in front of the metro station. A lively mariachi band plays from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Address: 11 Novoslobodskaya Ul., Bldg. 1, 972-0511, noon to 5 a.m., M. Novoslobodskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE.
Bulldog

Address: 10/7 Rozhdestvensky Bulvar, 928-2800, 11 a.m. to midnight, M. Kuznetsky Most.
Cabana
- Delicious international cuisine in a colorful, but tastefully decorated setting.
Address: 4 Raushskaya Naberezhnaya, 755-7792/93, noon to 6 a.m., M. Tretyakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
El Gaucho
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Address: 3/2 B. Kozlovsky Pereulok, 923-1098, noon to midnight, M. Krasnye Vorata.
Address: 6/13 Zatsepky Val, 953-2876, noon to midnight, M. Pavelskaya. Credit cards: V, M, EC.
Hola Mexico - Good central location for fruity cocktails and top-notch Mexican food. The band gets a little loud, but after a few margaritas, you probably won't care.

Address: 7/5 Pushechnaya Ul., 925-8251, noon to 5 a.m., M. Kuznetsky Most. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
La Cantina
- Lively bar and restaurant serving an appetizing Tex-Mex menu. There is live music every night starting at 8:30.
Address: 5 Tverskaya, 292-5388, 8 a.m. to midnight, M. Okhotny Ryad. Credit cards: none.
Natali
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Address: 23/15 Ul. Prechistenka, 201-5662, noon to 6 a.m., M. Kropotkinskaya.
San Diego
- Tex-Mex and seafood. Not particularly exciting, but dependable. Decor features old-time Americana.
Address: 11/3 Shkolnaya Ul., 271-0111, noon to midnight (Fri. and Sat. to 2 a.m.), M. Ploshchad Ilyicha. Credit cards: none.
Santa Fe
- Decent Mexican food served in extra-large quantities (this includes the margaritas), commendable fajitas.

Address: 5/1 Mantulinskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 6, 256-1487/2126, noon to 2 a.m., M. Ulitsa 1905 Goda. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Taverna Beck's
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Address: 40B Ul. Pokrovka, 923-3271, 10a.m to 5 a.m, M. Kitai-Gorod or Kurskaya.
Russian:
1 Red Square - Basic Russian fare with the occasional avocado thrown in. Has a jazz bar with live music every night. Entrance costs 100 rubles when "professionals" play. Can't beat the location.
Address: In the Historical Museum on Red Square, 925-3600, noon to midnight, M. Okhotny Ryad. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Arkadia
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3 Teatralny Proyezd, 926-9008, noon to 2 a.m., M. Lubyanka.
Bochka - Very good Russian food. Large selection of shashlik and excellent vinegret.
Address: Ul. 1905 Goda (opposite the Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel), 252-3041, 24 hours, M. Ulitsa 1905 Goda. Credit cards: AE, V.
Boyarsky Zal
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Address: 1/4 Teatralny Proyezd , 927-6063, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m., M. Ploshchad Revolyutsii. Credit cards: V, AE, DC.
Cafe Margarita
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Address: 28 Ul. Malaya Bronnaya, 299-6534, 1 p.m. to midnight, M. Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: none.
Dyadya Vanya
- Closeted in a dark wooden interior, Dyadya Vanya is a cosy, intimate restaurant with some elegant dishes. Try the rabbit stew.
Address: 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 232-1448, 24 hours, M. Tverskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M. 6 Ulitsa Razina, Rossiya Hotel, 913-5397, 24 hours, M. Kitai Gorod. Credit cards: V, M, DC, AE.
Fairytale
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Address: 1 Tovarischevsky pereulok, 911-0998, noon to 11 p.m., M. Taganskaya.
Fyodor's
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19 Lyubyansky Proyezd, 923-2578/924-8100, noon to midnight, M. Kitai-Gorod.
Grand Imperial -
Traditional Russian cuisine set in a 19th-century mansion with opulent decor and a string quartet. The place to take your favorite oligarch or politician f Viktor Chernomyrdin, Tatyana Danchenko and Grigory Yavlinsky all ate here.
Address: 9/5 Gagarinsky Pereulok,. 291-6063, 12 a.m. to 1 a.m., M. Kropotkinskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
Khlestakov Traktir
- Russian classics and a few innovations in the setting of an old tavern inspired by that foodie playwright Nikolai Gogol.
Address: 9 3rd Frunzenskaya Ul. Bldg. 1, 257-2692, noon to midnight, M. Frunzenskaya. Credit cards: AE, V, M, DC.
Kot Begemot
- Decent food in a stylish, low-key atmosphere for a reasonable price. Try the marinated mushrooms.
Address: 10A Spiridonyevsky Pereulok (corner of Malaya Bronnaya), 209-6463, 202-1652, 10 a..m. to 11 p.m., M. Mayakovskaya, Tverskaya. Credit cards: none.
Medvezhye Tsarstvo
- The first restaurant in Moscow with its very own live bear. The food is part Russian, part European. Bear meat is not on the menu.
Address: 38 Pokrovka, noon to midnight, 921-7840, M. Kitai-Gorod. Credit cards: V.
Moskovsky
- Traditional Russian fare served in a large, but subtly sumptuous hall replete with gleaming samovars.
Address: 14/1 Okhotny Ryad, 258-7000, noon to 11 p.m., M. Okhotny Ryad Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Petrovich Club
- The home of nouvelle Russian cuisine and a museum of Soviet childhood founded by Andrei Bilzho, author of the popular "Petrovich" cartoons.
Address: 24 Myasnitskaya Ul., 923-0082, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m., M. Chistiye Prudi. Credit cards: none.
Raisky Dvor
- Eclectic barnyard decor inspired by George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is sure to catch your eye.
Address: 25 Ulitsa Spiridonyevka, 290-1341, noon to 6 a.m., M. Mayakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
Russian Hunting Club - Generous portions of Bambi, boar or bear, with medovukha to wash it down.
Address: 3 Ul. Pervaya Bukhvostova, 963-9665, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., reservations recommended, M. Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad. Credit cards: none.
Samovar
- Great pelmeni f this earns it the Quintessential Russian Restaurant award.
Address: 13 Ul. Myasnitskaya, 921-4688, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., M. Turgenevskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
Serebryany Vek
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Address: 3 Teatralnoi poroyezd 3 str. 3, 7 p.m to 1 a.m., 926-1352, M. Teatralnaya.
Shokoladnitsa
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Address: 58 Ul. Bolshaya Yakimanka, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., M. Dobryninskaya.
Shury-Mury -
Yolki Palki clone with added kitsch. Offers the usual Russian fare plus wait staff in pink, polka-dot aprons. If you're planning to take a date, be careful how you phrase your invitation, as the name roughly translates as "hanky-panky."
Address: 15/13 Ul. Petrovka, 929-7854, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Chekhovskaya.

Address: 32/2 Ul Sretenka, 207-4750/3318, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Sukharevskaya. Credit cards: none.
Sloboda
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Address: 2A Ulitsa Bolshaya Kommunisticheskaya, 956-2862, noon to midday, M. Taganskaya.
Staropramen -
Small cafe serving a mainly Russian menu. Draft Czech beer is available.
Address: 42 Ulitsa Ostozhenka, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Park Kultury. Credit cards: none.
Stolovaya
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Address: 6 Yakimansky Pereulok, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., M. Oktyabraskaya.
Sudar
- Good pirozhki, great baked mushrooms with sour cream, fine borshch and delicious quail, but the mutton roulette can be really tough.
Address: 2 Zubovsky Proyezd, 247-1157, noon to 11 p.m., M. Park Kultury. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.
Traktir Yolki-Palki
- The Yolki-Palki empire of cheap Russian eats is expanding. Expect long lines to get a table.
Address: 23/8 Bolshaya Dmitrovka, M. Chekhovskaya, 200-0965.

Address: 14/1 Klimentovsky Pereulok, M. Tretyakovskaya, 953-9130.
Address: 12 Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Ulitsa, M. Kievskaya, 243-2019.
Address: 1 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa, M. Belorusskaya, 254-1604.
Address: 17 Bolshaya Serpukhovksaya Ulitsa, M. Serpukhovksaya, 237-0716.
Address: 11 Novaya Arbatskaya Ulitsa, M. Arbatskaya, 291-6888.
Address: 118 Prospekt Mira, M. Alekseyevskaya, 216-5847.
Address: 3/1 Ulitsa Bochkhova, M. Alekseyevskaya, 215-2939. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Credit cards: none.
TRAM
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Drama theme pays homage to the Lenkom theater upstairs; if conversation takes a dull turn, pretend to watch the film.
Address: 6 Ulitsa Malaya Dmitrovka, 299-0770, 24 hours. M. Pushkinskaya. Credit cards: V, M, AE, DC.

Tri Pyatnadtsat -
Although located in a giant kiosk, it manages to be comfy and chic and offers a reasonably priced menu.
Address: 65 Leningradsky Prospekt, 157-6737, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., M. Sokol. Credit cards: none.
Tsarskaya Okhota
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Address: 186A Zhukovka, 418-7982/83, noon to midday, M. Belorusskaya.
Twin Pigs
- Middle-of-the-road Russian cuisine at average prices.Try the pork leg with cabbage or the siberian pelmeni.
Address: 19A Ul. Koroleva, 24 hours, M. VDNKh or Vladikino.
U Babushki
- Good Russian food in cozy interior.
Address: 42 Ul. Bolshaya Ordynka, 230-2797, noon to 11 p.m., M. Tretyakovskaya. Credit cards: V, M.
U Yuzefa
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Address: 11/17 Dubininskaya Ulitsa, 238-4646, noon to midnight, M. Paveletskaya.
Yarilo
- Named after the Slavic paga n sun god, this basement cafe with a homey wooden interior offers creative variations on traditional Russian food at great prices. Try the Kolduny, smoked-pork pelmeny.
Address: 1A Nizhegorodskaya Ulitsa, 911-5380, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., M. Taganskaya, Proletarskaya. Credit cards: none.
Zarskaya Okhota
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Address: 186A Zhukovka, 418-7983/418-7982, noon to midnight.
Fast food, take-out & delivery
Burger Queen - Greasy stand-up place with all the usual burgers to eat in or take out. Prices start around 18 rubles for a burger.
24 Nikitskaya Ul., 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., M. Arbatskaya. Credit cards: none.
Chinese Takeaway
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4/2 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, 243-5688, noon to midnight, M. Kievskaya. Credit cards: none.
Deli's Delivery
- The menu is weighted heavily on the salad side. Highly recommended is the Greek Salad. Interesting sandwiches include Yakuza Chicken (teriyaki) and Greek Victory (chicken with feta). The Happy Peanut Noodles are a tasty hot entree and the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are excellent.
912-8451, Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Jack's
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956-6196, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery only.
Johnny's Fat Boy
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22 Myasnitskaya Ul., 755-9554, 8 a.m. to midnight, M. Turgenevskaya.
Just Subs
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945-2766, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., M. Belorusskaya.
Kosmopolis
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4 Leninsky Prospekt , 236-7564, noon to midnight, M. Oktyabrskaya.
Tulios

Tel. 978-5776, tel/fax 251-3338 weekdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. noon to 10 p.m.