One of the most popular entertainment and tourism programs in the world is the Russia tour. Millions of tourists visit Russia every year, and a large number of those would choose to visit the two top tourist destinations in Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Moscow, the capital of Russia, is one of the historical cities of this country, where you can find a monument, historical landmarks, and tourist attractions in every corner. Many of Moscow's tourist attractions are concentrated in the city center. That is why many tourists decide to spend most of their time in the city center during their travel to Russia and visiting Moscow. Of course, many tourist attractions around and outside Moscow are worth visiting. Besides having sights, tourist attractions, and historical landmarks, Moscow also has many entertainment and tourism programs. Some of them are incredibly trendy among tourists who have eyes for Russian culture and art. For example, attending a Russian Ballet performance during a Moscow tour can be a significant part of the tourist program. Many tourists also like to visit the significant public parks and imperial gardens in Moscow. Some tourists also prefer to spend their time visiting famous tourist attractions, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Lenin Mausoleum, or historical landmarks and different museums in Moscow. Some tourists even choose only to enjoy entertainment programs in Moscow, which is quite rare. Although it doesn't matter what you will do once you land in Moscow, there's one thing in common for all tourists, and that's food, or if we want to put it better, the temptation of trying traditional Russian food.
Russia has never been named one of the top food tourism destinations. Few tourists decide to go on tour to Russia just to try Russian food. However, some traditional Russian cuisine and modern Russian cuisine attract many tourists' attention during a trip to Moscow. There are many stereotypes of Russian food in the world, such as hodge-podge and vodkas, but Russian cuisine can surprise tourists much more than that. Of course, many Russian dishes are world-famous, such as Beef Stroganoff and Borsch. You can still visit our blog to get acquainted with the best traditional Russian food, the top Russian drinks and desserts, and various aspects of modern Russian cuisine. Another easy way to get acquainted with Russian cuisine is to try it during Russia tour programs. While visiting Moscow, you can see the best Russian restaurants in Moscow and try different tastes of Russian food. Although the list of top Russian restaurants in Russia is so long, one of Moscow's best choices is Chemodan Restaurant.
Chemodan Restaurant is one of our first choices among Russian restaurants in Moscow. This popular bar-restaurant on Gogolevskiy Blvd. is one of the top Russian restaurants to try Russian cuisine while enjoying fine alcoholic beverages and wines. This restaurant's menu price range is between forty-one and sixty-one dollars, and it is known as one of the most expensive restaurants in Moscow. However, the high quality of food, facilities, and ancillary services such as live music and VIP rooms have made it particularly popular among tourists on Russia tour. At this popular bar-restaurant, tourists can order Russian cuisine, Eastern European cuisine, and a full menu of bar items.
Another popular Moscow restaurant-bar that tourists can try during their Moscow tour is the Russian Pub. This restaurant has a more economical menu than Chemodan, and its price range varies between eight and forty-one dollars. The Russian Pub is a full-fledged bar serving various drinks. This restaurant's fantastic point is its menu of Russian, European, Central, and Eastern European cuisine, which by far is a more completed menu. They also have offers for special diets, such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. Tourists can find this bar-restaurant on Tverskoi Blvd, 10/1.
SAVVA is another expensive but high-quality Moscow restaurant where tourists can try the best Russian and European cuisine. The price range in this restaurant is between sixty-one to sixty-eight dollars, and tourists can use all kinds of valid international credit cards in this restaurant. One of this restaurant's advantages is its open space and outdoor seating, which can be of interest to tourists. This restaurant is located in Revolution Square, a short distance from Red Square.
If you want to experience the best Russian and European cuisine in a restaurant with Russian home-style decoration and interior, Mari Vanna restaurant has made the answer for you. This restaurant's most important feature is its home-style design, which has created a pleasant atmosphere for visitors. The quality of the food prepared in this restaurant is another reason for its popularity in Moscow. This restaurant also has a more economical menu than other expensive restaurants in Moscow, which has added to its popularity among tourists on tour to Moscow. However, we should mention, this restaurant is a little further than others to the city center. You can find it on Spiridonevsky per, near Patriarch's Ponds.
Another famous Russian restaurant in Moscow where tourists can try the real taste of traditional Russian cuisine is the Uhvat restaurant on Rochdelskaya Street. Uhvat is not an ordinary restaurant with Russian cuisine. Still, by carefully examining the history of Russian food and traditional Russian cooking techniques, the management and staff of this restaurant have been able to find the closest possible taste to traditional Russian food and serve it to its guests. Undoubtedly, combining these traditional techniques with the restaurant's modern menu has made an interesting and exciting taste that makes it worth visiting.
If you are interested in getting to know the atmosphere of old Moscow, particularly before the 20th century, you can experience this atmosphere at the Abramov Restaurant on Bolshaya Polyanka Street. The restaurant is located in a historic mansion from the second half of the nineteenth century. The name of this restaurant is derived from the name of the merchant who built this mansion. The administration of this restaurant has tried to evoke the atmosphere of old Moscow for their visitors. The menu of this restaurant also consists of healthy, Russian, and contemporary dishes. The price range on this restaurant menu is between four and forty-six dollars, and it has a more economical menu than some expensive Russian restaurants in Moscow.
Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago
The next two restaurants on our list, where tourists can experience the real craving for Russian food along with a luxurious and magnificent environment, are located in one of the most expensive hotels in the center of Moscow. The Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago is situated on the first floor of the National Hotel in Moscow. This stylish restaurant in Moscow's heart, which has just opened, is one of the Russian restaurants that has tried to prove that modern Russian cuisine can also attract tourists. Of course, considering the location of this restaurant, you should not expect a cheap menu.
On the second floor of the National Hotel is the Beluga Restaurant, which has one of the Red Square and Russian attractions' best views. This stylish and luxurious restaurant serves Russian, European, and modern cuisine and seafood and international cuisine, which also attracts tourists. The price range in this restaurant menu is between twenty to fifty dollars, but you should not forget that the average cost per person in this restaurant will be something more than these prices. Beluga Restaurant is one of the Russian restaurants in Moscow that has its focus on caviar-based dishes. As you know, caviar is one of the main features of traditional and modern Russian cuisine.
One of the interesting facts about the next restaurant on our list is this restaurant's reputation before it was founded. Café Pushkin on Tverskoy Boulevard is one of the chic and luxurious Russian restaurants, whose name is heard in one of the hit songs of the famous French singer Gilbert Becot. This story's exciting thing is that Becot made this song more than fifty years ago, and Pushkin Cafe was established only in 1999. Café Pushkin is established based on the idea of this singer and inspiration from the song. Pushkin Café tried to evoke the atmosphere of the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's life for its visitors. Café Pushkin specializes in Russian cuisine and is known as one of Moscow's most expensive Russian restaurants.
The last restaurant on our list is one of the strangest and most popular Russian restaurants in Moscow. Shinok Ukrainian Restaurant on 1905 Street is an eco-friendly restaurant that attracts many tourists with its rustic, natural decorations and a large natural enclosure with live animals. The only restaurant in Moscow has a real atrium of animals such as peacocks, rabbits, cows, goats, and other animals. This restaurant specializes in preparing Russian and Ukrainian dishes, the quality of which has attracted a lot of tourists. Contrary to many tourists' expectations, this restaurant has a more economical menu than many modern and stylish restaurants in Moscow.
Of course, tourists should keep in mind that due to the world's prevailing conditions due to the spread of the Coronavirus and the impact that the disease has on different businesses, the plans of some restaurants in various tourist destinations in Russia may be different. For this reason, before visiting these restaurants, be sure to contact the restaurant and book your table as much as possible. You can also visit our blog to get acquainted with Russia's tourist attractions and the leisure facilities that you can use during your travel to Russia.