Russia’s capital is a largely undiscovered food heaven for Western travelers. If you find yourself ravenous in Red Square or peckish at the Pushkin Museum, definitely get a bite at one of these FEMME ROUGE-tested eateries for a meal you won’t soon forget!
MOSCOW’S BEST BITES
TURANDOT: Styled like an elaborate opera house, this upscale establishment is one of the top places in town to see and be seen. The cuisine is a fusion of French, Chinese, and Japanese.
WHAT TO EAT @ TURANDOT: Halibut with Smoked Aubergine.
BOSCO CAFE: We found this perfect casual lunch spot at the GUM department store on the edge of Red Square. They also have a great afternoon tea service!
WHAT TO EAT @ BOSCO CAFE: The quintessential Russian soup “Borscht” made with beets and other vegetables, finished with a touch of sour cream.
CAFE PUSHKIN: Ask to sit in the gorgeous Sun Lounge area and be transported back to the time of the tsars. It’s a pricey treat, but definitely one-of-a-kind.
WHAT TO EAT @ CAFE PUSHKIN: Zander fillet with crispy crust and celery puree.
LA MAREE: Renowned for its fresh-from-the-sea fare, here you walk up to the iced display, choose your fish and cooking style, and are served some of the best seafood in the city for a very reasonable price. Bonus: it’s conveniently located a short walk from the Bolshoi Theatre.
WHAT TO EAT @ LA MAREE: Bouillabaisse La Maree Royale (for two).
Want more Moscow tips? Check out our entire trip to Russia here.