7 Of The Most Unique & Delicious Restaurants In Moscow

The finest seats for the best eats.

From pirozhki to borscht, traditional Russian menus are full of flavor and sophistication. If Russia doesn’t already fall on your list of countries with the best food, these restaurants are sure to change your mind. Here are six of Moscow’s most mouthwatering eateries:

1. White Rabbit

Smolenskaya Square, 3, Moscow, Russia, 121099

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One of the IT Moscow restaurants is White Rabbit, an upscale European setting featuring a glass-encased rooftop where you can overlook the entire city in style. Currently ranked #13 on the World’s Best Restaurants list, White Rabbit’s tasting menu is worth every ruble. For approximately USD $150, you can devour its iconic sea urchin with tangerine in a baked potato, as well as baked cabbage topped with caviar. Headlined by Russia’s legendary chef, Vladimir Mukhin, who began his culinary career at the age of twelve with trainings at both France’s La Barone and Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca; Mukhin eventually opened White Rabbit in 2012 then launched Russia’s first international gastronomy festival: IKRA. If you’re not too hungry, simply chill at the bar, indulge in a few cocktails is an experience all on its own.

2. Uhvat

Rochdelskaya St, 15/41, Moscow, 123022, Russia

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Uhvat is a contemporary restaurant which combines classic Russian cooking techniques with innovative flavor combinations, making it a unique dining experience you won’t find anywhere else. The interior is a classy preservation of the Tryohgornaya textile factory it once was, with large windows and exposed brick. The menu boasts a wide range of dishes and an extensive wine list, but the star of the show is definitely the fresh bread served to you straight out of the traditional pechka stove.

3. LavkaLavka Farm Restaurant

Petrovka St, 21/2, Moscow, 127051, Russia

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LavkaLavka Farm Restaurant serves modern Russian cuisine made with fresh ingredients and a whole lotta love. The comfortable outdoor seating area cultivates a charming atmosphere when paired with friendly staff and small portions conducive to sharing. The restaurant prides itself in its locally-sourced menu options, ranging from carrot hummus to buckwheat risotto, and of course no meal is complete without a taste of their wonderfully sweet medovik honey cake! Don’t forget to check out their large selection of craft beer to try some regional favorites.

4. Bryanskiy Byk

Bldg. 1 Bolshaya Lubyanka St 24/15, Moscow, 101000, Russia

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This is one of the most elegant Moscow restaurants that highlights a Russian steakhouse offering dishes from the Bryansk region of Russia, including a vast array of steaks, soups, and salads. The stylish design and domed ceilings contribute to the overall ambiance of an establishment perfect for a posh evening out. Bryanskiy Byk’s high-quality meats pair exceptionally well with their exclusive wine list, which features many seasonal varieties.

5. Restaurant Matryoshka

Kutuzovski Avenue, 2/1, building 6, Moscow, 121248, Russia

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Restaurant Matryoshka is the place to go for national dishes like borscht and pumpkin pirozhki. Its antique décor and mood lighting give the restaurant an opulent vintage flair, making it the ideal setting for cocktails after a long day. Authentic Russian cuisine meets modernity with Belle Époque-inspired dishes prepared in an open kitchen overlooking the Moscow River. Make sure to end the meal on a sweet note with dessert: matryoshka – a strawberry praline filled with lemon mousse and rose jam.

6. Café Pushkin

Tverskoy Blvd, 26А, Moscow, Russia, 125009

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If you’re searching for the traditional Russian dining experience, look no further than Café Pushkin. Named after the famous Muscovite poet, this café located inside a Baroque mansion is nothing short of magnificent. Come here for breakfast and sit in the outdoor seating area, nibbling pastries with homemade jam and sipping one of 11 types of freshly squeezed juice for a delightful start to a day out exploring Moscow.

7. Russian Pub

Tverskoi Blvd, 10/1, Moscow, 103009, Russia

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This gastropub in the heart of Moscow is a contemporary Russian take on the traditional British pub. It serves a selection of burgers, salads, and sandwiches along with full bar service. The combination of a cozy atmosphere and good food makes for a fantastic lunch or dinner spot with friends. Russian Pub is also a great option if you want to try some vodka while in the city, as they carry about 16 different varieties.

Meghan St. Pierre

Content Editor Associate

Meghan is a native of South Florida who loves nature and landscape photography. Her favorite travel activities are getting lost in new cities and trying local desserts. She has been to 22 countries, and her favorites have been Sweden and Denmark so far.

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