Moscow restaurants

Top Choice Market in Zamoskvorechie

Danilovsky Market

A showcase of the city's ongoing gentrification, this giant Soviet-era farmers market is now largely about deli food cooked and served in myriad little eateries, including such gems as a Dagestani dumpling shop and …
Top Choice International in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Delicatessen

The affable and chatty owners of this place travel the world and experiment with the menu a lot, turning burgers, pizzas and pasta into artfully constructed objects of modern culinary art. The other source of joy is…
Top Choice International in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Lavka-Lavka

Welcome to the Russian Portlandia – all the food here is organic and hails from little farms where you can rest assured all the lambs and chickens lived a very happy life before being served to you on a plate. This …
Top Choice Georgian in Meshchansky & Basmanny

Darbazi

The vast majority of Georgian restaurants focus on the most popular, tried-and-true fare, such as shashlyk (meat kebabs) and khinkali (dumplings). This classy place goes far beyond these, listing less well-known del…
Top Choice Georgian in Zamoskvorechie

Mizandari

Georgian restaurants in Moscow tend to be either expensive or tacky. This small family-run place is neither. Come with friends and order a selection of appetisers, such as pkhali and lobio (both made of walnut paste…
Top Choice Georgian in Arbat & Khamovniki

Elardzhi

Moscow's Georgian restaurants are all very tasty, but this one is also tasteful. You'll be charmed from the moment you enter the courtyard, where live rabbits and lambs greet all comers. Sink into a sofa in the roma…
Top Choice Scandinavian in Zamoskvorechie

Björn

A neat cluster of fir trees on a busy street hides a Nordic gem that deserves a saga to glorify its many virtues. This is not an ‘ethnic’ restaurant, but a presentation of futuristic Scandinavian cuisine straight ou…
Top Choice Russian in Presnya

Cafe Pushkin

The tsarina of haute-russe dining, offering an exquisite blend of Russian and French cuisines. Service and food are done to perfection. The lovely 19th-century building has a different atmosphere on each floor, incl…
Top Choice Georgian in Meshchansky & Basmanny

Dukhan Chito-Ra

It's a blessing when one of the most revered Georgian eateries in town is also one of the cheapest. The object of worship here is khinkali – large, meat-filled dumplings – but the traditional vegie starters are also…
Top Choice French in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Brasserie Most

Moscow's most venerated and erudite restaurateur Alexander Rappoport shares his love for regional French cuisine in this classy and expensive place on Kuznetsky most. The menu is a grand gastrotour taking in seeming…