In this post I would like to write about 6 of my favorite restaurants in Moscow. But before that, I’d like to say that for a long time Moscow was lacking casual dining restaurants serving good tasting food made of quality products at more or less reasonable prices. There have always been two extremes when you had to choose from either Mu-Mu type of place on one side and places like Vogue Café on the other. This situation has improved over time and today Moscow has way more dining options than it had 10 years ago.
Propaganda Moscow Night Club
Propaganda Moscow Night Club was one of the first places in the city to introduce this casual dining concept.
It was opened as a night club in 1997 and soon started to function as a restaurant during the day with decent food at affordable prices served in generous portions by young and motivated waiters. The result of this approach is that after 18 years the place is still popular and gets packed during lunch hours. I visit Propaganda for lunch on a regular basis as well.
Crabs are Coming Moscow
The next restaurant on my list that I’d like to mention is called Crabs are Coming Moscow. During the past 15 years I haven’t seen a restaurant in Moscow that would serve real crab meat in a simple setting at affordable prices. This type of food could be typically ordered at just a number of very expensive sea food restaurants. Crabs Are Coming has put an end to this unfair situation. The place is small, simple and friendly. Most of the dishes on the menu contain crab meat that is shipped directly from Vladivostok.
Boston Seafood and Bar Moscow
Boston Seafood and Bar Moscow restaurant is actually an upscale version of Crabs Are Coming. To be more specific it’s an upscale version in terms of interior design and setup but not prices that are also very attractive. Boston Seafood & Bar is located in the newly built business district called White Square Office Center right in front of the Belorusskaya subway station. It is a large restaurant that serves high quality seafood and gets packed in the evenings by the employees of the neighboring corporations that include Mckinsey & Company, Microsoft, BNP Paribas and many others.
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