Restaurant: Central House of Writers
Address: 50 Povarskaya
Phone: 291 1515, 290 1589, 291 7273
Average cost: $50-100
Services: English-language menu, Reservations recommended
Always a good bet for fine dining. Modern European fare in an intimate 19th century ambiance. Noon-last diner.
History and traditions. 1889 Art Nouveau style, aristocratic aura, Soviet invasion and modern reality. Spirit of the Silver Age writers’ era is expressed in many details: rarity furniture, antique Laman tapestry, fireplace with Georgy Pobedonosets’s crest, Venetian mirrors and white columns. Each room in the restaurant has its own unique atmosphere and design. For example the Oak Hall has two levels and light oak furniture. Fantastic cuisine is similar to what Pushkin offers - sophisticated French charm in the best Russian traditions. The founder of the restaurant appreciates Russian-French balance in original recipes. Expensive but delicious, and (sic!) you know what you pay for.