Even before the arrival of communists, this place was a favorite hangout of Moscow's elite. Its website waxes lyrical about the university professors, conservatory teachers, musicians, artists and writers who frequented the place around the beginning of the 20th century. In Soviet times the place was a favorite celebration haunt of the upper echelons of Moscow society, and more recently, it was officially reopened by none other than Mayor Luzhkov. The cuisine is Russian and international, offering more than 100 main and vegetable dishes. Its drink menu offers vintage wines, and fine cognacs and vodkas.
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Arbatskaia