Restaurant: Tatler Club
Address: Radisson Ukraina Hotel. Ukraine Hotel, Kutuzovsky Prospekt 2/1
Phone: +7 495 229 83 05
Tatler in Ukraina
Charles W. Borden
Tatler Club, the newest trendy Novikov place on the first floor of the renovated and reopened Ukraine Hotel, reminds of its sister GQ by the Baltshug. It’s not really fair to review a restaurant the day after opening (in this case Tatler Club did not yet have an executive chef) but we wanted to give readers a heads-up on the first of the six or so restaurants that are planned for the Ukraine.
The Ukraine appears to have been luxuriously updated, while retaining its heritage as one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters that include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow State University. It’s worth a visit to see the 400 square meter diorama of Moscow’s center in the 50s. This award winning work, which was salvaged by the owners, toured Europe back in Soviet days, and has now been freshened up to stand at the back of the first floor.
The Tatler menu is eclectic with pasta and sushi, but we focused on the significant Ukrainian section. Our selection included Stuffed Carp (740r), Draniki (potato pancakes) with Sour Cream (450r), Pelmini with Meat (480r), and House Jellied Meat (kholodets) with Mustard and Horseradish (610r). We added Baked Beet with Almonds and Goat Cheese (640r) and Terrine de Foie Gras with Fig Jam (970r). The Ukrainian selections were very fresh if stylish presentations of classics, pricy but such is expected on both Novikov and a hotel that is sure to move to the top of Moscow’s 5-star list.