If you need to have a coffee, this chain can offer what you're looking for. Prices may seem high (mochaccino and cake for 10), but remember that you're in Moscow. On the other hand, I must admit that the cake was delicious. This particular location is near the Tetryakov gallery. The WiFi is free.
Walking along the Chaussée Nikitskii, you'll pass plenty of different places, but the variety of cakes that can be seen from the street caught my attention, so we came back the next day for breakfast. Everything inside has been decorated in the French style, from the furniture to the music, but especially the desserts. There are all kinds of pasta. The service is very polite and friendly, even if you do not speak English. After two pastries and coffee, we paid 300 rubles.
The biggest advantage of this place definitely is the location: in fact it is right at the entrance to the Tetryakov gallery. After a long tour of the museum, it's a great place to come to take a break. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, many of which are organic. The decor isn't the best, but the atmosphere is nice.
I took refuge in this restaurant to escape the snowstorm that was falling on Moscow. The atmosphere is very elegant, and the place was just ideal for a romantic dinner. The menu is very Russian. For a snack, ask for the ravioli with mushrooms in sour cream - delicious! Unfortunately, the staff did not speak English, and I could not use the wifi, although there are iPads at the disposal of the tables.
Stolovaya is perhaps one of the few places in this area where you can eat without spending a fortune. It offers Russian food, and you can try a little bit of everything. As always, they don't offer an English menu translation, but at least here you can see what you're eating. With an appetizer of caviar and salmon, a mixture of gelatin, a rice dish with mushrooms and cheese sauce, a kind of chicken croquette, stuffed bread and dessert we spent only 600 rubles. Get ready to fight for a table with a view! Unfortunately, there is no WiFi.
This restaurant is located near the Novoslobodskaya metro and serves Uzbek cuisine. I'm afraid that I have forgotten the name but not the prices. A plov (rice and meat) costs about 15 euros, if you add a dessert the bill will rise by about 5 euros and the drinks are quite expensive ($ 3 for soft drinks and water, they didn't have any French wine and Uzbeks wine is very sweet). However, the décor is sumptuous and the atmosphere is unique, with wonderful belly dancing at night. The food is traditional and delicious.
A friend recommended this place to me, and after trying, I have to do the same! The hardest part is finding it: it is hidden on a small street leading to Bolshaya Nikitskaya litsa. Once inside, you can choose between two levels, with separate areas for smokers and nonsmokers. The staff are friendly, offering plenty of advice about the menu - there are lots of foreign dishes, but I wanted to try something Russian. Everything I ate was delicious, and the prices weren't bad. The best part came after: the music stopped and a boy and a girl started to play the piano and sing traditional songs in different languages, especially Russian and French, but also in Italian. It was a magical moment!
You'll feel like you're in Paris here: the menu offers an extensive list of French dishes, from starters to desserts, and is written in Russian and French. The only example of Russian cuisine on offer was borscht. The place is very nice and cozy, ideal for a romantic dinner. The only drawback is the service, which is quite slow.
Pronounced muu-muu, it's easy to find on Arbat street where there is a figurine of a cow in the door. It's a chain of restaurants found throughout Moscow. Traditional Russian food that is chosen from a buffet, very handy if you don't speak because you can choose the dishes yourself manually. You can eat rather well, not as great as in other restaurants in Russia pero better than the tipical Russian places throughout Spain. And come on, the Russians eat there, as well. It's very cheap, but you have to look at the prices of the dishes because they vary widely but ordering rather inexpensive things you can eat for 5 or 6 euros and ordering specialties can ost about 15 maximum. NOTE: If you have not tried the kvass (a Russian drink that I love) try it here to see if you like it, is softer than in other places.
Anatoly Komm invites all interested folks to come this restaurant to take a bit out of some lovely flavors: The humble everyday boronvinsky bread, barley, quail yolk at low temperature with smoked mackerel, cigar bread and borscht; crab in all its glory with salad and ice cream's own seafood , celery jelly, aioli sunflower, nasturtium and supreme courage, or adigeyskiy cheese with black salt, tomato jelly, crumbs, buds and flowers.