Great choice of beautiful samovars and other Russian goods.
Russian souvenirs for any taste – from traditional wooden dolls (matryoshkas) to marvelous porcelain, as well as painted plates and dishes, colorful pavloposadskie and orenburskie shawls. A courteous and polite staff will kindly assist you to find out the best traditional souvenirs from Moscow.
Address:Malaya Nikitskaya st. 33, bld. 1, Moscow
phone:+7 495 721 07 09
This incredible bar offers homemade tinctures with absolutely unexpected ingredients.
Balalaika is a Russian musical instrument, and here a whole wall is dedicated to varieties of this instrument. The unique thing about this bar is their homemade tinctures, including some vodka-based ones with wasabi, orange, coffee, grapefruit and cinnamon. If you went too far with alcohol yesterday, their signature soup “Hangover” will bring you back to life.
Address:Arbat, 23, Moscow
phone:+7 495 740 90 61
This restaurant uses seasonal products to create a fusion of national traditions and international culinary trends.
Food Embassy is located next to the Palm tree arboretum in Moscow State University's Aptekarskiy Ogorod - one of the prettiest parks in the city. Scandinavian minimalism dominates the interior. The menu is comprised of simple and affordable dishes that are big favorites in such gastronomic meccas as New York, London and Hong Kong. The youngest members of the family are also very welcome here.
Address:Prospekt Mira 26/8, Moscow
phone:+7 495 256 04 03
This loft-turned-bar features chic decor, creative drinks and exotic eats - it's the only place you'll find zebu antelope on the menu.
The Duran Bar is the place to be on a Friday evening, and getting in is nearly impossible without a prior reservation. The who's who of Moscow society party here, where live music, guest DJs and perfectly-mixed drinks set the mood for a great night out. This industrial loft features immense floor-to-ceiling windows, vintage-meets-modern decor, a caviar bar, and stunning views of Moskva River. Sip on innovative cocktails crafted with the finest top-shelf liquors as you dance the night away. Come here during the day to savor a variety of carefully-plated contemporary dishes like the fondue with Black Sea shellfish or caramelized chicken liver with pears and berries. Vegans and vegetarians will appreciate the raw food options that are available.
Address:15 ulitsa Rochdelskaya, Moscow, 123022
phone:+7 965 139 2929
Shchusev Architectural Museum
Explore over a million artifacts that speak of Russia's great cultural legacy and the secrets of its monuments.
A truly remarkable heritage complex, the Shchusev Museum offers in-depth insight into the awe-inspiring millennia-long legacy of the architectural history of the country. This interactive space welcomes thousands of visitors each year to explore both the past and the future architecture.
Address:Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka 5, Moscow, 119019
phone:+7 (495) 691 21 09
Discover authentic French & Russian cuisine in a memorable setting at the vibrant bistro in the cultural hub of Moscow.
The restaurant has a cozy ambiance and retro vibe amplified by the vintage black and white photos, memorabilia and artifacts dedicated to the Normandie-Niemen regiment for which the restaurant is named. Dine on dishes like rabbit terrine, duck confit, coq au vin, grilled beef, and citrus-marinated salmon that pair perfectly with French wines from Bourgogne, Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux.
Address:Blagoveshchenskiy pereulok 5, Moscow, 123001
phone:+7 (495) 650 44 50
Moscow’s first authentic barbershop, Pomades includes a brioline store and a bar.
Looking forward to refreshing your style? You should try visiting this magnificent place in the city centre. No booking. No included extra services. Just real queue, real people and authentic haircuts. Here you can choose from a great variety of pomades, briolines, and waxes, or refresh with some local cider.
Address:3d Tverskaya-Yamskaya 21/23, Moscow
phone:+7 499 372 08 20
This is a real paradise for people who can’t live without sweets with beautiful Russian name – Katusha.
Katusha is one of the most useful, patriotic and beautiful Russian names. Gastronomic boutique Katusha is a confectionery shop, grocery store and restaurant under one roof. Delicious pastries and original handmade cakes are created right here by traditional French recipes. Apple-caramel cake and honey cake are must to try! Their flavors will bring you back to your childhood.
Address:Bolshaya Dmitrovka 23/1, Moscow
phone:+7 495 629 32 88
A small cozy bar for those who want to discover incredible combinations of oysters with alcohol.
Close to central Tverskaya Street in an old mansion is this amazing oyster bar that is hidden from crowd. Dim light, lounge music, champagne, and oysters makes this perhaps the best place for a romantic rendezvous. Professional bartenders prepare unusual signature cocktails such as the Oyster Shot, the White Pearl, the Mary Oyster, and many others.
Address:Trekhprudny Lane 10/2, Moscow
phone:+7 495 650 54 44
Feel the depth of Russian soul! Warm atmosphere and open kitchen where the chef's team creates gastronomical miracles.
This a a special place where each detail and element of interior design makes for an excellent mood. Here, well-known and popular dishes of the modern Russian cuisine include original ingredients and fantastic ideas of a gastronomical maestro. This place is a real reflection of the Russian soul!
Address:Lesnaya ulitsa, 7, Moscow
phone:+7 495 258 38 88
New forms of traditional Russian cuisine in an unusual interior.
The new project of famous Russian designer Denis Simachev is located in few steps from Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre hotel. The design is inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris. The result is a strange retro-futuristic interior with 40 thousand mobile glittering metal plates at the ceiling. The main idea of the menu is the new look at traditional Russian dishes.
Address:Nordstar Tower Business Center, Begovaya Street, 3, build. 1, Moscow
phone:+ 7 915 243 3030
Have you ever tried cakes made using traditional Soviet recipes? You definitely should! It's the real taste of Russia!
This small shop with a tiny cafe is located on the site of the old confectionery factory 'Bolshevik.' The building, completed in 1884 with the first electric lights in Moscow, is a famous heritage landmark. Nowadays visitors are able to buy a variety of cakes made using the classic Soviet recipes. Saleswomen are dressed in the style of the Soviet 60th and warmly greet every visitor.
Address:Leningradsky prospect 15, Moscow, 125040
phone:+7 903 228 22 43
Sokol (Artists’) Village
The piece of rural life in the northwest part of Moscow with special atmosphere different from the usual city routine.
For some reason all the streets of this area are named after famous Russian artists (Vrubel, Levitan, Savrasov, Kiprenskiy). The village consists of wooden and brightly colored houses. So when you are here you wouldn't guess that you are almost inside the Moscow city center. The village is especially beautiful in May, when all trees and flowers here are blooming
Address:Sokol district, Moscow
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The Cheese Sommelier takes cheeses as seriously as fine wine, and specializes in cheese pairing and preparation.
Alexander Krupetskii, a computer programmer turned cheese sommelier, spouts knowledge from behind the counter and in the stocked aisles of this formidable cheese shop. He knows the particular stories behind every cheese and what food and wine to pair with each. The collection of cheeses here is impressive, with sbrints, etives, mimolets, manchegos, rote hexes, and many others decking the shelves of the kitchen-sized store. Ever passionate, Krupetskii manages Cheese Sommelier like a proper enterprise rather than a neighborhood shop, with master classes, tastings, and preparation workshops.
Address:Valovaya streei 8/18, Moscow, 127018
phone:+7 925 735 10 38
Medicinal Botanical Gardens (Aptekarskii Ogorod Botanicheskii Sad)
This scenic garden was first commissioned in 1701 to grow medicinal herbs for hospitals. It's a great dose of nature in Moscow!
This beautiful garden in Moscow has a history dating back over 300 years. It was first commissioned by Peter the Great to provide medicinal herbs to hospitals and the military. Now, the gardens provide visitors a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stroll through this peaceful place and admire the many varieties of plants grown here.
Address:26 Prospekt Mira, Moscow
phone:+7 495 680 72 22
Touche Wine Bar & Kitchen
This is the perfect place for get-togethers with friends over a glass of good wine.
If your knowledge about wine is lacking, this is a great place to get a wine education. This bar with a stylish interior serves simple but tasty signature dishes. There are more than 250 labels of wine from the Old and the New World as well as Russian wines. You can buy wine by the glass, but when the wine and ambience are this good most settle down for the evening over a bottle.
Address:Rochdelskaya 15/22, Moscow
phone:+7 495 798 78 28
Arena GP Karting Club
Need an adrenaline boost? Nothing beats go-karting in Moscow's largest racing arena.
Arena Karting Club boasts the absolute best go-karting track in Moscow, offering a technical circuit layout with brand new karts as well as the option to race indoors or outdoors. Dive into a world of adrenaline and boldness – you can either attend classes to learn the basics, engage in a little recreational karting, or host private events where you can participate in competitions with friends. After you’ve spent the day racing, visit the café for a delicious sandwich and refreshing drink.
Address:Bagrationovsky proezd 5, Moscow, 127015
phone:+7 (495) 120 17 18
The best things come in small and elegant sizes in this gem of a hole-in-the-wall, independent jewelry store.
Located on the second floor of an ordinary building west of Bank Moskvy, Sakharok is a miniature, finely-cut gem of a jewelry store and showroom. Despite its secluded location, the store has been very popular since it opened. Sakharok carries jewelry from independent designers not usually found in shopping centers, and most designers are Russian, and some are local artisans. The unusual ornaments and pendants here are chosen for their simplicity, geometric beauty, and minimalism. Sakharok is a great place to find a gift and revel in its elegance.
Address:35 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Apartment 1, Moscow, 121069
phone:+7 7926 991 10 51
Savor creative dishes prepared with locally-sourced ingredients as you sip on craft cocktails like the Kumquatic at this chef-driven eatery.
Delicatessen is cozy, quirky and deliciously off-beat. You'll find this restaurant tucked away in a quiet nook off the Garden Ring. The vintage interiors are inviting, featuring a traditional carved wooden bar, artfully-scuffed flooring and a real stone fireplace. Dine on original dishes like beef stew with Sorrento lemonade, savory french toast with rich gravy, and black lasagna with pork ear ragout and white mushrooms. The restaurant makes its own infusions, creating unusual drink combinations to surprise and intrigue the palate. The restaurant may be hard to find, but its well worth the effort for a culinary experience you won't soon forget.
Address:20 Sadovaya-Karetnaya ulitsa, Moscow, 127051
phone:+7 495 699 3952
If you are all about mystery and intrigue, then stop by Mendeleev Bar for a taste of dark glamour and delicious cocktails.
Mendeleev Bar is a speakeasy that boasts a cocktail menu courtesy of a famous Russian mixologist. Located in a historic area of Moscow (Petrovka Street in downtown), the intrigue begins at the secret entrance, which is located in a noodle shop called “Lucky Noodles.” Inside is an extraordinarily unique basement space that boasts velvety couches and antique furniture, where you can lounge around while listening to live music. There are a plethora of signature cocktails to choose from, and the knowledgeable bartenders are happy to chat and help with your selection.
Address:20/1 Ulitsa Petrovka, Moscow, 107031
phone:+7 495 625 3385
Homey restaurant for people who are ready to discover surprising and unique Italian dishes.
Located in Patriarch's Ponds, the chef here knows everything about Italian history and cuisine and is glad to share it with you! The menu covers all the Italian basics, but you will not find regular caprese- here it has a delicate cream burattina on a vegatable pillow. The carbonara is ideal here! And one more thing - don't forget to reserve a table!
Address:Malaya Bronnaya 21/13, Moscow
phone:+7 968 377 50 05
The world of silk and grace. Here you will find the best scarves, shawls and wraps with marvelous prints.
Vodka, valenki, caviar, matreshkas – these are most expected and typical souvenirs from Russia. Want to be original and bring something unusual? Radical Chic offers great selection of amazing silk, cashmere or linen scarves with unique prints inspired by rich traditions of our country, cultural heritage of different epochs.
Address:Bolshoy Kozikhinsky pereulok 19/6, Moscow
phone:+7 (495) 974 64 00
Nikuda ne edem
Semisecret gastropub with an entrance hidden behind the wall of a travel agency serves the best cocktails in the city.
Located on the site of old textile factory, this bar is unusual not only from historical point of view but also with its unique loft-style interior with red brick walls and huge windows. The genius of mixology Aleksander Kan created amazing cocktails based on vegetables with surprising presentations. The entrance is hidden, so don't forget to ask your concierge for password to get inside.
Address:Rochdelskaya 15/8, Moscow
phone:+7 495 926 23 22
At Twins the Berezutski brothers combine their culinary talents to craft dishes blending traditional Russian flavors with modern techniques.
Dining is a social experience, and nowhere is this more evident than at Twins. The rustic simplicity of the restaurant's interiors and the verdant summer patio create a welcoming atmosphere to appreciate a gourmet meal in a casual setting. Dine on innovative plates that highlight fresh seasonal ingredients like the scallop ceviche with cabbage and red currants or the lamb shoulder with mushrooms and baked rhubarb. Unlike traditional eateries, vegetarians will find many options to appreciate as well here. Save room for dessert, as their buckwheat porridge with black currants and the gingerbread and prune ice cream are creative and delicious options. Be sure to book your table well in advance.
Address:13 Malaya Bronnaya ulitsa, Moscow, 123104
phone:+7 495 695 4510
While Winil champions wines made using time-honored styles and methods, its shop fully meets the standards of the modern wine bar.
Winil has an ideology and is passionate about it. Rather than chasing modern wine trends, Winil revels in the traditional styles of German Riesling, Italian Nebbiolo, and Champagne, and carries a collection of 65 types of wine made using centuries-old methods. The interior of the wine bar and restaurant, which is right off alley Dashkova, is designed using shades and colors of darker wines. Enjoy a Burgundy with an indulgent snack like glazed bovine tongue with cream of celery in a setting perfectly fit for wine.
Address:5/36 Zubovskaya, Moscow, 119121
phone:+7 499 246 84 38
Stylish, upscale and original, PINCH offers visually-stunning plates that surprise your palate with fresh and unusual flavor combinations.
Chef Luigi Magni channels his experience at famed restaurants like Uilliam's, and knowledge of molecular gastronomy into creating a globally-inspired modern menu. Dine on dishes like beef tartar with yuzu emulsion; smoked octopus with beetroot foam; and gnocchi, mussel and bottarga sea pearls. Get a front row seat at the chef's table, and watch first hand how each dish is prepared. Their innovative dessert menu is equally intriguing with creations that will expand your culinary boundaries; opt for the pickled red pepper dessert or the avocado cake with citrus. The contemporary-chic interiors feature rustic wooden tables, a neon-lit bar, and an open-floor design.
Address:2 Bolshoy Palashevskiy pereulok, Moscow, 123104
phone:+7 495 691 9988
This traditional rynok (market) from the Soviet era has been recently revamped and is now a great place to glimpse a slice of local life.
Instantly recognizable by its iconic dome, this covered farmer's market is one of the best places to look for local specialties, seasonal produce and unique souvenirs. Row upon row of stalls display everything from heaps of chanterelles, artisan cheeses, homemade preserves, fresh honey, and handmade pastas to traditional earthenware and crafts. The friendly vendors lay out samples to try and are happy to explain their wares. Workshops and classes offered regularly make this a fun place to spend an afternoon for the entire family. Hungry? Stop by one of the cafes to enjoy a snack or glass of wine.
Address:74 Mytnaya Street, Moscow, 115191
This cozy French cafe offers a delightful array of breakfast dishes like salted-caramel waffles and buckwheat crepes.
A little corner of Paris in the heart of Moscow, this casual eatery is quite charming with its white-and-blue furniture, vintage prints and quirky birdcage lamps reminiscent of an artsy country kitchen. The ambiance is relaxed and welcoming, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely brunch. Try their signature Croque-Madame or the smoked mackerel and sour cream waffles.
Address:Novyy Arbat 5, Moscow, 119019
phone:+7 499 678 33 84
Discover an eclectic array of globally-inspired dishes from celebrity chef Adrian Quetglas at this trendy eatery.
This urban bistro offers diners a truly memorable experience. The restaurant offers only creative interpretations of international culinary hits. You will have an opportunity to try an amazing risotto with salt herring, an unforgettable liver made in the form of yellow duck. Complete it with the bottle of refined wine and you will never forget this place.
Address:Bolshaya Gruzinskaya ulitsa 69, Moscow, 123056
phone:+7 499 393 3224
Can you imagine more than 40 types of soup? Soup-Cafe is only place in Moscow that offers such a great selection!
In Russian culinary tradition soup is the most important part of lunch. If you can’t imagine your meal without portion of soup you definitely should visit this place! You will be surprised by great variety and will decide to come back to this place again and again to try all types of hot and cold, meat and vegetable, seafood and mushroom, and sweet and salty soups!
Address:1st Brestskaya ulitsa 62, Moscow
phone:+ 7 499 251 13 83
Vinny Rynok (Wine Market)
This wine store and bar has a carefully chosen selection of over 300 wines picked by master sommeliers.
The ideal place for wine connoisseurs and newbies alike, this bar has a knowledgeable staff offering expert suggestions based on your personal preference. Mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts at one of their wine tasting events, usually on Wednesday nights. The limited seating ensures a personalized experience, and is ideal for a quiet evening of wine and conversation.
Address:Komsomolsky prospect 14/1, building 2, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Looking for the best pair of shoes? Porta 9 offers the great selection of cute, delicate, crazy and elegant pairs!
Interesting store where even the most demanding shopper will find fashionable, comfortable, high quality and absolutely unique shoes. The atmosphere of this boutique is simply amazing! Helpful and friendly staff is always glad to assist and help you make the best choice.
Address:Sadovaya-Triumfalnaya, 4/10, Moscow
phone:+7 495 699 37 78
“NEBO”(SKY) – Trampoline Park
Modern venue for entertainment and training on trampolines for everybody.
Nebo Park attracts kids of all ages – from 3 to 90! There you will find more than 100 different trampolines, a giant foam rubber pit, and a climbing wall. Please note that jumping is not as easy as it looks. However, professional coaches will be happy to help you and explain everything.
Address:Leningradsky prospect 80/11, Moscow
phone:+7 499 917 09 79
Welcoming venue with drinking-friendly furnishing and signature cocktails making for a relaxed hangout.
Located in our very hotel's neighborhood, in a business center on the White Square, this bar attracts not only local office workers looking for a post-work drink and some fun, but also lots of expats. The bar menu includes standard drinks and something crazy like the cocktails ‘Borsh’ and ‘Illegal.’
Address:Lesnaya ulitsa, 9, Moscow
phone:+7 (495) 252−04−09
Permanent grocery shop with the freshest local produce, cheeses, preserves, and meat sourced from over 100 farmers.
This farmer's cooperative, conveniently located in the city center, brings gastronomic traditions to life and throws the spotlight on all things Russian. Sourced from within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the city, all the produce is guaranteed to be sustainably produced. Discover the country's rich bounty, including ocean-fresh fish, caviar, smoked meats, grass-reared beef, and more.
Address:Trekhprudnyy pereukol 5, Moscow, 123001
phone:+7 495 724 3532
Try the best Russian cuisine in this cozy retreat with a most Russian name.
This is a small restaurant where every guest is warmly welcomed. The atmosphere is warm and includes old-fashion furniture, pleasant music, and two cats; it will bring you back to the sunny days of your childhood and to the home of your beloved grandma. The menu offers traditional Russian dishes served on finest china and table linens.
Address:Spiridonyevsky Lane 10a, Moscow
phone:+7 495 650 650 0
The sights, sounds, and tastes of the best of Soviet high society!
This beautiful restaurant occupies an impressive mansion in Patriarch’s Ponds. Menu includes the greatest Russian hits, every detail of the interior creates a sense of comfort and returns us to the good old days, creating the atmosphere of warm and pleasant nostalgia which we feel when watching old Soviet movies.
Address:Patriarshiy Pereulok 7, bld. 1, Moscow
phone:+7 495 697 51 10
Quite small and very atmospheric cocktail bar with Korean food is hidden in one of the lanes next to Patriarch’s Ponds.
This cozy place, named after famous Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, will surprise you by its bar list. There are no typical beverages (no wine, whiskey and even vodka), only unusual mixes made by their professional bartender’s team. It's the best place to start the hangout night in the area of Patriarch’s Ponds.
Address:Malaya Bronnaya 28, Moscow
phone:+7 495 228 18 84