From fancy fish suppers on a boat to a hipster Mexican food haven and the upmarket Beluga Caviar bar, here's our list of everywhere new and delicious in the capital.
Georgian in the mall
Kulinari is the latest culinary addition to Okeaniya
shopping mall on Slavyansky Bulvar. The
food comes quickly and it’s very good. Try
the traditional spicy veal soup kharcho, eggplant
rolls with nuts or “nadugi” cheese (all 330
rubles). On the way out you can pick up lobiani
—cheese pie with beans—and other goodies
from the delicatessen stall.
Burritos, beer and music
This Mexican fast-food joint has just opened
up its third branch, this time going for a much
trendier vibe. With exposed brick walls and a DJ
spinning records in the corner, you easily imagine
yourself to be in an art gallery somewhere
in Brooklyn. For something hearty and comforting,
dig into a classic “chicken-mole” burrito (350
rubles), but if you are feeling slightly more daring,
try the mango and duck taco (400 rubles).
Beluga Caviar Bar
A touch of decadence
Located at Moscow tourist trap GUM, Beluga
offers a dash of local color for those wanting to
experience vodka and caviar. The Art Deco style
is reminiscent of “The Great Gatsby.” Start with a
shot of vodka and a spoonful of caviar — red (500
rubles) or black (2,400 rubles). Then try the grilled
octopus with new potatoes (1400 rubles) and
enjoy some trademark vodka-based cocktails.
Fish suppers on a yacht
Given that Erwin is one of Moscow’s most
upmarket fish restaurants, it makes sense that
the new branch has opened on the river itself.
Diners can enjoy delicacies like the crab risotto
(960 rubles) or clam spaghetti (860 rubles)
from the comfort of a Radisson ice-class yacht
which sets sail three times daily from the
embankment in front of the Hotel Ukraina.