Russia

Restaurants in Russia

The name means "bean" in Russian, but the dishes range from homemade spinach and goat-cheese ravioli to lightly spiced chicken plov (rice pilaf) with dried apricots and raisins. Rough cement walls and hardwood floors lend a casual yet modern feel.

On warm nights, the roof deck atop the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture & Design is the stomping ground for the city’s freethinking intellectuals and cultural elite.

Simple Things, a year-old café owned by Moscow food maven Katya Drozdova, is the capital's first venue to combine peasant cooking with a gourmet sensibility—inspired by Alice Waters, whom Drozdova met at a Slow Food festival in Italy.