Moscow Restaurants: News & Openings

Touché Wine Bar and Kitchen

Touché Wine Bar and Kitchen

Mostly Mediterranean with great wine

Over 250 wines, 25 of which are available by the glass and half-bottle, line the walls of this wine bar. The modern, mostly Mediterranean cuisine is prepared in the open kitchen, with specials that send your taste buds into overdrive, like confit of duck on a bed of quinoa, or grilled octopus. The wooden tables and chairs are dimly lit —perfect for friendly chats or  romantic evenings.

+7 (495) 798 7828
facebook.com/Touche-wine-bar-kitchen
15 Rochdelskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 22. Metro 1905 Goda

Yest Khinkali, Pit Vino (Eat khinkali, drink wine)

Yest Khinkali, Pit Vino

Simple Georgian fare in a fancy area

The khinkali — Georgian dumplings (from 60 rubles) — typically contain a bit of broth that you sip before eating, vary from traditional beef and pork, to lamb, mushrooms and even suluguni. The wine tends to be rather expensive (from 400 rubles) and non-Georgian.

+7 (495) 975 5535
facebook.com/eatkhinkali
4 Ulitsa Malaya Bronnaya. Metro Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya, Arbatskaya

La Stanza

La Stanza

Russian wine with Spanish tapas

This new wine bar by celebrity chef Yulia Vysotskaya, has a minimalist interior and enormous wine list, most of which is affordable and available by the glass. There is a substantial section with Russian wines from Taman, Kuban and Crimea starting at 160 rubles. The food menu consists of mostly tapas and pinchos (even smaller snacks).

+7 (495) 135 1413
cafelastanza.ru
21/5 Ulitsa Kuznetsky Most. Metro Lubyanka, Kuznetsky Most

Motel

Motel

High-class drinking in a fake motel

Drinks at Motel are pricey (cocktails from 500 to 600 rubles) but the setting that draws a crowd. You enter through a mock 1960s hotel lobby where the coat check is hidden behind a reception desk, and a plastic flamingo directs you to the bar. The upper floors are designed as motel suites, where the DJ gets the party going. Don't miss signature cocktails Adonis and Rum Dandy.

+7 (499) 290 0171
facebook.com/motel.moscow
5 Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Metro Tsvetnoi Bulvar, Trubnaya

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