The restaurant takes its name from one of Anton Chekhov's plays. The menu of Russian favorites is accessible and safe, with highlights including cold sorrel soup (zelyoniye shchi), wild mushrooms, and buckwheat kasha. The restaurant serves a hearty breakfast, too. The whimsical placemats are a good way to learn the Russian alphabet.
Address: 16 Pyatnitskaya, Moscow
Location: Entrance in courtyard
This may be Moscow restaurateur Arkady Novikov's most successful creation, a masterful blend of Russian ingredients, European cooking techniques, and smattering of Asian cuisine aimed at the increasingly demanding Muscovite nouveau riche palate. Hits include the barabulka fish filet with asparagus and orange sauce, and the rich and ever-changing soups.
Address: 1 Ostozhenka, Moscow
Russia's new rich and visiting executives make business deals here, and though there's no dress code you'll feel uncomfortable in jeans. The dishes are frivolously named, so don't be afraid to ask what the "Lady's Caprice" dessert contains. The baked grouse with figs and chestnuts is excellent.
Address: 32/2 Leningradsky Prospekt, Moscow
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