Very chic and sophisticated... and expensive
Posted on 08 / 24 / 2015
Their website has a book on-line option (including in English), so I booked for a small group but they never replied so I had to go personally to do the booking, and for a such chic and sophisticated place it was disappointing that I had to wait a long time till they found someone who could speak English. Anyway, even after that, they failed, yeah, we arrived and the reservation was never made (despite I saw this person writing it in a book the day before).
After that bad moment, we could finally order. I won't mention the prices, the place it is obviously for well off people, which is fine, if the food is up to the same level.
The food -we ordered different dishes- was really good, I mean really really good, very impressive but not superb, definitely above the average but not something I hadn't tried before -and paying way less.
A WARNING or piece of advice if you ask ice-cream. It might be a Russian thing, because I had a similar experience in another places, but if you order 3 dishes as we do in west Europe, you'll get the 3 AT ONCE, not one after the other (and after you've finished them, obviously), so I ordered an entrée, a main dish and an ice-cream as dessert, and they brought ALL at once, including the ice-cream, which is silly, because it will melt before I'm done with the other 2. As I said, this happened to me in another restaurant and I found it bizarre but I didn't care until it occurred to me to order ice-cream. Well, if it is a Russian thing then we have to respect and accommodate to it, at least I know that for sure for next time.
In a nutshell, if you wanna impress someone, go for this place, is like chic Paris in the middle of Moscow, ultra-sophisticated and expensive. Apart of that I don't find a reason to go back here, I'm willing to pay for an expensive dish but the dish has to be like wow! this is f**gn glorius (I did pay for such situations, so I know why I say that)
If you like to dress to kill, if you like to see and be seen, Try new dishes, they are good at it
Bloody expensive, poor English for pretending being fancy, You could get same quality for less