Restaurants in Russia

Try Russian dishes such as roast duck with cabbage.

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 drive outside the city, along the Rublevo-Uspenskoe Shosse, one of the most exclusive addresses on earth.

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 GUM department store.

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 onions) and lamb kebab—is complete without smooth Armenian brandy.