A new must-see in Moscow: affordable luxury dinner with the Kremlin view
Dr. Zhivago, a recently opened restaurant in the very heart of Moscow, just a block from Kremlin, carries the name of the legendary novel, as well as creates its own intriguing story line. The place is about to prove that Russian cuisine can be modern and this restaurant following a purely Russian concept appears to be surprisingly fashionable and stylish. Just in weeks Dr. Zhivago became extremely popular not only with tourists but also with locals – a reservation required at least a week in advance.
This new successful spot on the gastronomic map of Moscow was created by restaurateur Alexander Rappoport on the ground floor of the legendary Hotel Nacional. Since the spot is just a short walk from the Red Square and is surrounded by top hotels such as Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Metropol, it came as no surprise that this corner of Mokhovaya and Tverskaya streets has been chosen for the restaurant's location. Where else would foreigners enjoy the cultural experience of Russia better than sitting at the window with a splendid view of the Kremlin, eating Russian food? However, Mr.Rappoport is taking the concept way further than simply continuing the tradition. Just another Russian restaurant is not his intention. He has created an amazingly beautiful place with some delightful atmosphere, where art pieces are organically woven into modern interior, mixed with strong yet lovely Soviet touch. The snowy white hall of the restaurant welcomes guests with the paintings of the most prominent Soviet artists such as Malevich and Petrov-Vodkin, and the legendary Ruby Star crowns the gold ceiling.
However, the food has nothing to do with the limits and modesty of the Soviet times. To the contrary, you can feel the breathe of luxury and depth of history in the menu. Dr. Zhivago's team takes it seriously when it comes to Russian cuisine as a big part of the national culture. You'll experience a real adventure with these gastronomic references to the different stages of Russian history. Even the dishes that every Russian remembers from the early childhood sound differently here, turned into a real delicacy. The chef adds some unexpected details into every dish creating a fresh witty variation of the classic recipes and giving each of them a luxurious twist.
Nevertheless, Alexander Rappoport stays true to himself and makes the luxury affordable. When it comes to the pricing policy of his restaurants, Mr.Rappoport always keeps the prices reasonable, even for a Kremlin-view spot. The average bill for delicious dinner for two at Dr. Zhivago is going to be around 4,000 rubles (80$).
*Ladies and gentlemen! Please note that cafe Dr.Zhivago kindly asks you to follow our dress code. Sportswear and beach clothes are not acceptable. Thanks for understanding!
Restaurant Dr. Zhivago
15\1 Mokhovaya street, National Hotel Moscow
Call center +7 499 922 01 00