Se Syan Vey
Chinese food without the grease
This new Chinese bistro fits right into the hip urban neighborhood it inhabits on the site of the Trekhgornaya factory. The atmosphere is extremely casual, but the local lunch crowd doesn’t reveal just how good the food is. Watch out for the sparrowgrass salad and the eggplant with soy sauce then dive into one of the inviting noodles dishes with your chopsticks.
+7 (499) 643 8337
15 Rochdelskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 13
Metro Krasnopresnenskaya, Ulitsa 1905 Goda
Petit Pierre Cafe
Charming French restaurant
Channel your inner Bardot at Gallic newcomer Petit Pierre’s. Along with a picturesque view of the river and a less picturesque view of the famous statue of Peter the Great, you can enjoy classic dishes like escargots (450 rubles), bistro-style steak (790 rubles) or comforting French onion soup (350 rubles). Pair with a glass of smooth red and pretend you’re in Paris.
+7 (926) 721 5545
15/2 Prechistenskaya Naberezhnaya
Upscale fish supper
A gigantic Kamchatkan crab welcomes you with a steely stare from its tank at this seafood deli and kitchen. Grab a craft beer from the bar as you peruse the starters: red salmon under a “royal” fur coat with a caviar crown (300 rubles), or zingy tuna tartar (320 rubles). Mains include swordfish steak (900 rubles) and fillet of sole (590 rubles). Bring your own wine to cut down on costs.
+7 (495) 374 6065
31/35 Ulitsa Fridrikha Engelsa
A slight case of style over substance
While the only funky thing about this restaurant is the interior — the food being a pretty ubiquitous blend of pan-Asian dishes and grill items — it’s pleasant enough. Plus points for offering diners a cloth bib and plastic gloves to avoid ruining a party frock when devouring the royal cheeseburger (650 rubles). Minus points for the slightly haphazard table service.
+7 (499) 243 1727
17 Kutuzovsky Prospekt