Dr. Zhivago is a new restaurant with Russian cuisine opened by Alexander Rapoport who is the man behind a number of other Moscow restaurants that include Kitayskaya Gramota, Meat club and Black Thai. This year Alexander was awarded the Restaurateur of 2014 title by the Russian edition of GQ magazine.
Located near the Red Square at the classy National hotel, Dr. Zhivago is claimed to become an alternative to the famous Pushkin Restaurant which has been in place since 1999. Time will show if this is true.
In the mean time you can make your own judgment. Unlike Pushkin, Dr. Zhivago has a modern interior where white walls contrast with red seats, red bar table and red wineglasses. The menu includes most of the traditional Russian dishes at the prices that are more than reasonable considering the central location and class of the restaurant. On the menu you’ll find several kinds of Russian Pelmeni (stuffed with crab, fish or duck meat) priced from 350 to 540 Rubles per portion, goose ragout with cowberry for 740 Rubles, traditional “pirozhki” for 80 Rubles just to give you the general idea.
Mokhovaya, 15/1, Hotel National, 1st Floor
7 (499) 922 0100