Craft beer from the Urals
Jawsspot is not just another craft beer place — it’s a bar that belongs to Jaws, one of the most popular brewers from Russia’s Sverdlovsk region. Original brews with witty names like Nuclear Laundry IPA (240 rubles) and about a dozen others are all on tap. There’s also great bar food — try focaccia with anchovies and capers (200 rubles) or a vegetarian pizza (350 rubles) — and a balcony with a view of the FSB headquarters.
The newest addition to Belaya Square is Cheese Connection, focusing on Russian-made cheeses, which became one of the hottest trends after Russia imposed food sanctions. Try a new take on cheese soup with a bite-size hamburger (480 rubles) or the Swiss dish raclette with baked potatoes and prosciutto. Finish off your meal with a glass of wine (from 280 rubles) and a cheese dessert, such as burrata with figs (380 rubles).
Innovative Georgian cuisine
From the owners of Patari cafe on Patriarch’s Ponds comes this more traditional Georgian eatery located near Tverskoi Bulvar. Unlike Patari, Didi offers khinkali, Georgian dumplings beloved by Muscovites (70 rubles a piece), as well as more innovative fare — like leek soup with Georgian matsoni yogurt (390 rubles) or kharcho, a hearty beef dish with tkemali plum sauce (390 rubles).
Ceviche with a view
One of Moscow’s leading restaurateurs, Alexander
Rappaport, has relaunched his Latinsky Kvartal
(Latin Quarter) restaurant as Latinos. . Officially
called “cevicheria,” Latinos offers other types
of raw fish dishes, including tiradito (from 730
rubles), plus more than 20 types of ceviche (from
330 rubles). Cap your meal with a pisco sour cocktail
(460 rubles), sit back, and enjoy the magnificent