Restaurants in Russia

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Echoes of pre-Soviet Petersburg pervade the 1870 café, with its bamboo-accented décor and vintage chinoiserie. Locals sip Viennese coffee... Read More

On warm nights, the roof deck atop the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture & Design is the stomping ground for the city’s freethinking... Read More

Have a delicious arugula salad while gazing out at Lenin’s mausoleum and St. Basil’s candy-colored domes—as we do one lunchtime. Every... Read More

In an era of bombastic interiors and overpriced sushi, locals are grateful for this hidden spot, which faithfully re-creates a 19th-century Russian... Read More

Dymov opened a chain of high-quality, low-cost, instantly trendy sausage-and-beer halls called Dymov No. 1. "I'm not interested in Ferraris or the C... Read More

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... Read More

The kitchen spins out its own spicy regional feast. Khachapuri pies ooze pungent cheese; knotted khinkali dumplings squirt peppery meat juices; chicken... Read More

A feast at this unpretentious Armenian spot may be the best deal in town. No meal—especially one of lobbi (a clay-pot stew of beans, cilantro, and... Read More

Order flaky pirozhki and almond croissants at this neo-Baroque pastry annex of the ever-popular Café Pushkin. Read More

Walls are bedecked with farming tools, and wooden matryoshka dolls adorn every table at this faux-folky shrine to the motherland. The food, however, is... Read More

Arkady Novikov's Nedalny Vostok ("the Near East") has an Asian-fusion menu that doesn't forget it's in Russia—as if Jean-Georges Vongerichten took... Read More

The ultimate enclave-of-the-rich experience is Novikov-owned Prichal, a lofty open-air pavilion set on the bend of a slow green river about a 40-minute... Read More

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... Read More

A self-service homegrown hot spot. No gels or foams here at this doting replica of a Communist-era stolovaya (workers’ canteen) within the ritzy... Read More

At this raucous, democratically priced Cossack-themed chain, the food may lack finesse, but the garlic-studded cold pork, sour-creamed braised rabbit,... Read More

At the pan-Asian restaurant ask for a seat on the glass-enclosed balcony overlooking Nevsky Prospekt. The Italina, Thai, and Russian menu includes... Read More

Swing into this chic spot just off Nevsky for a taste of the new Russia, where the shrimp ravioli in pumpkin sauce is done just right. The fashionable ... Read More

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